The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
How does it work?
This clinic uses the Functional Medicine approach to address the findings from diagnostic testing and includes current nutritional status. We do not prescribe pharmacological agents but will, with your permission, liaise with your doctor or specialist consultant to ensure that you get the very best all round health care.
The duration of the first consultation is an hour, which focuses on your medical history, dietary requirements and formulation of a specific nutrition plan based on the information provided by you. Your health deserves more than 5 minutes of telephone conversation or short email correspondence. This very important first step in addressing your health concerns is the time for me to really listen attentively to you sharing your history in detail. You are unique and a complex being and as an expert I gather relevant information to connect all the dots, a process that requires extensive experience, knowledge and understanding. This ultimately rules out guesswork and assumptions which are not only irresponsible but not in your best interest. You, the patient, matter a great deal to me.
It is imperative that we establish the route that took you to reach this stage where your symptoms have become a great cause of concern despite you probably having consulted with a host of other health care professionals. Ill health does not happen overnight and there are a myriad of contributing factors that need to be considered before agreeing on a personal health protocol. This process takes time and in order for me to continue being an excellent practitioner I need to spend time with you. My ultimate aim is to help you reach your health goals in the shortest time possible and achieve a longterm solution. Your health is foremost in my approach.
Telephone, Skype, and FaceTime consultations can be booked, which means you do not have to travel and timing is very flexible. In my many years of experience I have observed the benefits of an initial consultation even when the patient is certain they have pinpointed the root cause or their ill-health. An objective expert view of all the facts yields infinitely better results when health is at stake.
Often it is necessary to do investigative testing to pinpoint any specific physiological imbalances. You may have been symptomatic for a long time and feel that getting to the root of the problem is the best starting point in achieving your stated health goals. During your hour long consultation we will discuss what type of test may be needed to identify biological imbalances which demand immediate attention thereby facilitating improved health. The results of these non-invasive, home tests determine a tailored, personalised protocol to re-establish an equilibrium, i.e. getting your body to function well again. Testing ensures that specific imbalances are targeted instead of a more general approach which may take longer to yield results and may even be ineffective.
It would be of great assistance if you could forward any information including test results and past dietary and medical information that you are comfortable in sharing with me. It is very important for me to know what medication and supplementation protocol you are currently following as I will have to establish any drug/nutrient interactions. That includes all over the counter medication and oral contraception as well.
During consultation we will discuss how you go about implementing a health regime to reach the goals you have set out. This will take into account your likes, dislikes, lifestyle choices and budget constraints.
A follow-up consultation should ideally be scheduled 4-8 weeks after the initial meeting. Follow-up consultations are necessary to assess your progress, discuss your specific protocol and answer any questions that may have arisen since our first contact. The ultimate goal is for you to reach your health goals and further consultations serve to provide you with reinforcement and accountability towards your desired health outcome. This ensures that I, your chosen consultant, give you the best possible service.
If you decide to test for specific imbalances, I suggest that we meet for the follow-up consultation as soon as your results are available so that a more specific protocol can be formulated. Remember, any test result is only as good as the protocol implemented to address the findings.
For any queries, to order a test kit or to make an appointment please contact The Wilma Kirsten Clinic by email.
If you would like to speak to Wilma Kirsten direct, call +44 (0)787 608 4829
Alternatively email your telephone number and Wilma Kirsten will contact you at a convenient time to discuss how to proceed without any cost to you.
For more information on Wilma Kirsten including her experience and qualifications please click here
I do not comment on existing supplementation regimes without additional investigation into the root cause of your presenting symptoms.
Testing and possible supplement recommendations are not covered in the consultation fee.
I am not licensed to prescribe any medication and will refer you to your GP or consultant if required.
I am very happy to liase with your GP or consultant if required but only with your explicit permission.