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INSTITUTE FOR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE COVID-19 Vaccines Statement
Updated on September 23, 2021

In the interest of the public good, IFM supports the use of authorized COVID-19 vaccines for whom it is clinically indicated. These vaccines have been shown to decrease the likelihood of infection and associated serious sequelae or death from SARS-CoV-2 infection. For all individuals, vaccinated and unvaccinated, IFM recommends a functional medicine approach focusing on lifestyle and personalized nutrition to strengthen the immune system, address complex chronic diseases that confer increased risk, decrease the potential severity of SARS CoV-2 infection, and improve overall health. IFM promotes the active observation and testing of all COVID-19 vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and ongoing vigilance with regard to well-established public health measures designed to reduce exposure, including masking and physical distancing.

IFM will continue to closely monitor the research and clinical experience with COVID-19 vaccines and SARS-CoV-2 infection related science. We stand firm in our mission to educate clinicians and the general public about the data surrounding COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, effectiveness, and safety. Please refer to the IFM COVID-19 vaccine resources page for our most current information and updates.

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Amanda Wood, Director of Communications

Welcome to Functional Medicine Wimbledon

Where nutrition and balanced diet helps you to optimise your health and alleviate symptoms.

Functional Medicine Wimbledon is a collaboration between Dr Daniela Mo, MD MRCGP, IFMCP and Lynda Mallinson, BSC Dietetics, PG Dip Diet, IFMCP that focuses on the treatment of patients by addressing the ‘whole person’ rather than an isolated set of symptoms.

We spend time with patients – listening to their history and evaluating the factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease.  Daniela and Lynda are both Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners.

A new model of care

Functional Medicine is a relatively new model of care which is particularly suitable for the treatment of complex chronic diseases. Chronic disease can only be solved by shifting our focus from suppression and management of symptoms to addressing the underlying causes.

The causes of complex chronic diseases are rooted in poor lifestyle choices, environmental exposures and genetic influences. Functional Medicine is a systems-based approach that provides a framework and skill set to unravel the root causes of illness.

We encourage all our newly registered patients to see both Dr Daniela Mo and Mrs Lynda Mallinson to take advantage of the wealth of their combined clinical knowledge and expertise. Since the early days of their professional collaboration, Daniela and Lynda observed the best outcomes in patients who consulted them jointly. This does not come as a surprise: the functional medicine model is rooted in personalised nutritional interventions based on research and medical evaluations that are unique for each patient.

The ability to combine medical expertise with nutritional expertise is the key to successful outcomes. Indeed, the Institute for Functional Medicine encourages this type of combined approach for this very reason.

Patients at Functional Medicine Wimbledon are treated on a case-by-case basis, reflecting our combined philosophy of personalised care, whereby your Functional Medicine practitioner will assess all medical and nutritional history before any treatment plan is agreed upon. The functional approach can run alongside your standard medical management.

Clinic location

14B Merton Park Parade is a lovely mews building tucked away in a peaceful setting behind the shops and restaurants of Merton Park Parade. We are located close to the transport links of Wimbledon with all the benefits the local area has to offer.

Patient care is our absolute priority, so please do get in touch for more information about Functional Medicine, and how it can provide a much more effective response to the treatment of any chronic diseases that you might be experiencing.

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