Through extensive training and practice, Andrea has seen first-hand the benefits of Functional Medicine and believes that quality sleep, stress management, purpose in life, good relationships are as important for good health as nutrition, exercise and digestive health. In fact, it was her own digestive issues and severe skin condition that led her to try a juice detox and colonic hydrotherapy treatments as a first step, then a life long diet and lifestyle change. Within two months of treatment she found that her eczema cleared, she lost weight and gained lots more energy. She’s been championing the effectiveness of Functional Medicine ever since. After this success, promptly took a juice therapy course and became a Natural Juice Therapist. She then trained as a Colonic Hydrotherapist and is now a proud member of ARCH (Association of Registered Colonic Hydrotherapists).
Her love of learning and inspiring others later led her to train as a Functional Medicine Health Coach (with FMCA), achieving National Board Certification in 2018 with NBHWC and joined the UK Health Coaches Association as a member.
Through this, she has herself been inspired to take the next step to become a fully-fledged Functional Medicine Practitioner with a three year degree in Nutritional Therapy at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and and became a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist.
In 2018, she also completed the foundation course, ‘Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice’ (AFMCP) and in 2019 the Advanced Practice Module GI Function & Dysfunction with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and she is currently a Member of IFM.
In 2020 Andrea has also completed the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certificate Course and became a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and member of the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioners (AFDNP). This course prepared Andrea to be proficient in Lab interpretations for many type of Functional Testing like: Comprehensive Stool Test, DUTCH test, Food Intolerance test, SIBO test, just to list a few.
Currently Andrea is pursuing the School of Applied Functional Medicine (SAFM) for more deep dive courses. The SAFM specialises in Practitioner education to provide very thorough science & evidence based knowledge in addition to the originally taken courses to qualify as a Coach or Nutritional Therapist. Andrea already completed the Disease 101, Disease Begins in the Gut 101, Mind-Body Connection and the Placebo Effect, Nutrients / Supplements 101 and the Adrenal and Thyroid deep dive courses and currently taking the Labwork 101 course and planning to take the Anxiety, Depression and Mood Imbalance and the Toxicity, Detoxification and Heavy Metals courses that would give even more insights in these topics. Andrea is planning to take the Level 1 exam in September, and to continue with Level 2 coursework from January 2022.
Andrea is at the clinic physically on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, when you can book Colonic Hydrotherapy treatments and once a month on selected weekend days. In addition on Mondays and Thursdays you can book half an hour free zoom consultations related to your digestive, skin and thyroid issues and if you are struggling with anxiety and mood imbalances or suspected detoxification issues. Andrea will guide you with the best diet and lifestyle changes for you, potential functional tests or if she thinks other holistic treatments would be necessary that are offered by the other practitioners. With very complex cases, still book the free consultation, but Andrea might refer you out to a Functional Medical Doctor from the clinic.
During the free consultation, Andrea will also assess if you are a good candidate to take part in her 12-week personalised 1-on-1 programme (which is fully virtual trough zoom). This programme is very tailored to your own issues and requires Andrea to do extra work outside your usual appointment times, thus she only takes a few clients at a time and works only with people who are very serious on taking responsibility over their own health. Currently she only has two spaces available and she takes people onto a waiting list to start the programme from September. The programme starts with an assessment to look for your particular root causes, so every single programme is unique, then we work on a treatment plan, potential testing and supplementation, but mostly working on implementation of diet and lifestyle changes.
You can learn more about Andrea at www.andreaokos.com
You can also visit the Harley Street Wellbeing Clinic’s website, from where Andrea also practices from at: https://harleystreetwellbeingclinic.co.uk/aboutus