MSc Personalised Nutrition
Functional medicine Practitioner
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE explores the root causes of disease and views the body as one whole integrated system. It restores health by addressing the root causes of disease in an individualized, patient-centered, integrated scientific approach.
Chronic diseases are primarily caused by the interaction among genes, food & lifestyle and the environment. A diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. For example, depression can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation, lack of nutrients or poor gut health. Likewise, a cause such as inflammation can lead to a number of different health issues for example autoimmune diseases, including depression. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and addressing the right cause will have a lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression.
Poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles, chronic stress, environmental toxicity, genetic SNPs, exposure to EMF radiations and fragmented social networks are some of the contributing factors towards chronic disease epidemic, in today’s world.
Menka’s mission is to educate and inform as many lives as she can touch and empower her clients to achieve a state of optimum health and vitality.
She is committed to helping you achieve your goals of a healthier, happier, more energetic life and to thrive. Her focus is on you and your wellbeing, rather than just treating your symptoms. She incorporates the best diagnostic tools and technologies that help identify the critical imbalances at the root of chronic diseases.
Menka provides nutritional and lifestyle consultations to help individuals, corporates and communities achieve vitality and sustain an optimum balance of health. She strongly believes that food, environment and lifestyle choices make a significant difference to a person’s health. She has worked with individuals with different chronic health issues and has supported them with functional nutritional therapy.
After three years of extensive curriculum and intense training in Nutritional Therapy, Menka gained a Master’s Degree in Personalised Nutrition in the UK. Before this, she has worked as a Medical Doctor in Singapore and London for several years and is now building on this expertise with further training from the Institute for Functional Medicine (USA). She has completed Advanced Practice Modules in Gut health, Hormones, Energy, Cardiometabolic, Immunity & Detoxification from Institute for Functional Medicine . She is a member of British Association of Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and Institute For Functional Medicine (IFM).
Menka practices on the principles of Functional Medicine as she understands that the prevalence of complex, chronic disease is escalating globally. Chronic diseases are diet and lifestyle-related and, so, require dietary and lifestyle solutions. Menka is trained in integrating nutrition assessment at the molecular and cellular levels with emerging research in nutrition and nutritional genomics. These advanced practice skills are essential for preventing and healing chronic disorders.
She is a Certified NLP Coach and believes in an equal, synergistic partnership to help people see beyond what they are today to what they can become tomorrow by working on their beliefs and value system.
Menka has lived in the UK, India and now Singapore and understands the different lifestyles and food habit choices in these countries and incorporates this knowledge in her consultations and individualised food plans.