Personalised Health addresses weight management in a very individual that considers history, environment, lifestyle, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects, as well as biochemical and genetic individuality.
The root causes to unhealthy weight change are addressed not by applying a reductionist and depriving dieting approach but by learning how to nourish your body and support its unique needs in a way which naturally supports weight loss and long term health.
Your unique genetic variances plays a central roles on your weight management by determining how you metabolize the different type of macronutrients ( fats, carbs and proteins ) and how you respond to different type of exercise.
A genetic test also provides you with the specific information about your unique micronutrients needs, support for detoxification pathways and offers you insights on other aspects of your health such as inflammation, oxidative stress, bone health, heart health.
Rather than just a quick fix with a fit all approach, the aim of a functional dietary programme is adopting an eating style which works for you and is healthy, enjoyable and sustainable in the long term. When necessary a tailored natural supplement plan will complement your dietary style. The focus is on adding nourishment to your life, not only from a dietary prospective but more widely reflecting on other aspects which influence your health such as your relation with food, level of stress, lifestyle, exercise, relationships.
Learning and practicing mindful eating means applying mindfulness towards foods, body image and weight loss and help us to let go of any blame related to the way we are, our look and why we eat the way we eat. Nothing productive comes from blaming our self or others but rather it encourages a negative pattern of focus which keep us stuck.
The focus is shifted to your new health and weightloss goals and you will be encouraged, guided and inspired by newly gained knowledge about your body, and your healthy eating and lifestyle.
Our body is equipped with an effective and sophisticated system of organs and functions to detoxify naturally however, the problem is that we are exposed to an ever increasing number of toxins which can overburden our system. This, together with a less than optimal nutrients intake typical of our modern western diet, might cause the liver to become less efficient.
The average adult’s body contains over 700 different contaminants and according to the Environmental Working Group research, the average infant is born with more than 200! Since 1940 more than 80,000 new chemicals are introduced into the environment every year.
Environmental toxins can be found in the food you eat, the water you drink, the air you breathe. Alcohol, cigarettes, medication, use of synthetic hormones, household products and personal toiletries are also adding to the toxic load of our body. Weightgain, obesity and chronic conditions such as diabetes type2, cardiovascular disease may be associated with environmental toxins in the body. Although you might not be aware of all the toxins you are constantly exposed to, symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, irritability, inability to lose weight, increased allergies, skin and sleeping problems might be the signs of toxic stress.
Regular cleansing programs are important to reduce your toxic load, to support your natural detoxification system and to reboot your metabolism.
Your body and mind have an extraordinary capacity to improve and stay healthy if given the right nutrition, and allowed to detoxify in a stress-free environment
At Amchara we have an approach to health that balances 3 strategies of detoxification, replenishment and education.
Utilising the foundation of the functional medicine model combined with careful monitoring we aim to optimise the opportunity for positive changes in your health and lifestyle
Monica Durigon is a qualified Nutritional Therapist, member of BANT and CNCH. She graduated from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition after four years of studying and clinical training and trained under Patrick Holford’s zest4life team qualifying as a weight-loss and wellbeing coach. In 2014, she was awarded the Dian Shepperson Mills Prize for “Outstanding Performance in Clinic”.
She believes in the uniqueness of each individual from a genetic, biochemical, spiritual, cultural and lifestyle perspective and therefore, her nutritional and weight-loss approach is tailored specifically to your genetic and biochemical individuality to help you reach your full potential for optimum health and ultimately lead a longer and happier life.
Monica applies the principles of Functional Medicine in her practice and is also training with the Institute for Functional Medicine to become an accredited Functional Medicine practitioner. Functional Medicine applies a science based, holistic, patient centred approach to assessment, prevention and treatment of complex health problems and chronic disorders.
Since staying at Amchara, I've become a healthier, brighter and more confident person. I can't thank the team enough for helping me on my journey.Andy Nash -
My experience from entry to exit was outstanding to say the least. Can't wait to return!Samantha Cole -
There aren't enough words to describe the team at Amchara, but here are a few: Helpful, informative, supportive and wonderful!Fozzia Orwell -
Positively overwhelmed by the whole experience! What an amazing place, philosophy and people. Thank you.Helen Phillips -
Amazing in every aspect. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart.Angelina Colarusso -
The difference in my mental state on arrival to departure, is like night and day. I feel ready to face the world again.Nicola Thomson -
All of the staff were so caring, attentive and knowledgable. The food was amazing, the retreat was impeccable and finally the presentations were inspiring.Roberta Butter -
A different person leaving than on arrival. I have a lot of energy, flatter tummy, brighter skin and a more positive outlook on life. I will definitely be returning.Melissa Lilley -
Thank you for everything! I left having done what I hoped to, and so much more.Vic Hill -
This place is absolutely amazing and I will definitely be booking again very soon! Thank you!Yvonne Corbin -
Just to say a big thank you! The week spent at Amchara has been absolutely tremendous and way beyond my expectations. I wish I had booked a longer stay!Hazel Lewis -