Functional Medicine Specialist and Private GP MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH, CIDC, AFMCP, GAPS certified practitioner
After about seven years of slowly declining health with regular increases of thyroid medication, adrenal issues, lethargy, weight gain and what I should probably call depression, it was the growing joint pains that tipped the balance and made me look for a solution. I had always been interested in alternative health and had realised I had inflammation issues but really wanted to have tests done which would show in black and white what was going on. The results of this first round of tests showed that, due to leaky gut syndrome, I was allergic to all my favourite foods even though things like buckwheat and almonds would generally be considered healthy. After 6 months of eliminating the reactive foods as well as cutting out gluten and alcohol completely, my body had changed and I had lots of energy. There are still a number of issues I need to deal with. As the journey goes on, I will have to go deeper and especially make sure to give attention to the underlying mental and emotional issues.
Throughout the whole process Dr. Gupta has been a wonderful doctor. While her experience will point her in the right direction, she investigates thoroughly and explains clearly what needs to be done. As well as being highly qualified and competent, she is a patient and compassionate listener which enables her to consider all aspects of a patient’s life. You come away knowing you have been heard and are valued and that is very motivating. Bianka, London
Functional Medicine is the way forward and should be practiced by all GPs and hospitals. I went to see Dr Gupta when I started getting allergic reactions to food and very painful rashes on my skin covering my entire body! Dr Gupta carried out very extensive blood and stool tests, which revealed that I had Hashimoto's as well as leaky gut which triggered off very strong anti-histamine reactions in my body. Dr Gupta put me on a special anti-histamine diet, prescribed me mild thyroid medication, treated the leaky gut with anti- and pro-biotics as well as anti-fungal medication. She also build up my immune system with phenomenal natural supplements not available over the counter. I can lead a normal life again which was taken away from me for 8 months. Dr Gupta is the Master at what she does, combining the best in alternative and conventional medicine. I see her spearheading the much needed reforms in the NHS. If you suffer from a chronic disease do not hesitate to get in touch with her now!Susanne Jager
Almost 3 years ago I was diagnosed with degenerative lung disease and I was told by the hospital doctor that I would have to be on strong corticosteroids for the rest of my life which according to them, would have lasted 3 to 5 years, maybe more with a lung transplant. I refused to accept my prognosis and I embarked on an unknown journey, looking for hope and answers. Through books and internet research I learned about meditation and the power of food as medicine. My next step was getting in touch with
Dr Suman Gupta and the wonderful world of Functional Medicine. She helped me put all the jigsaw puzzle together, and I never looked back. She talked to me extensively to understand the root cause of my problem and after a series of specific tests she was able to discover some imbalances in my gut and deficiencies in my whole body. Dr Gupta tailored for me a protocol of food, supplements, and lifestyle, and She has been always there for me when I had any questions or doubts. Thank you for my new future.Vinni, London
I initially came to see Dr Gupta with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and various digestive complaints more than two years ago. By then she had already helped my daughter to find the real cause of her vestibular migraine, when the conventional medicine could only offer beta-blockers and antidepressants to suppress the symptoms. In my case the prescribed medication could not eliminate all of the symptoms and I was struggling with keeping my autoimmunity's markers down. The only recommendation from my GP was to increase the dose of my medication. Having followed the recommendations of Dr Gupta and the course of supplements, I managed to reduce my medication dose from 75 mg to 25 mg and eliminated various nutritional deficiencies. My digestive problems have also improved dramatically and I am gradually getting rid of my gut infections affecting my autoimmunity. Thanks to Dr Gupta and her expertise in functional medicine I finally feel in control of my health.Elvira, Birmingham
I initially came to see Dr Suman Gupta with my mum. She had been suffering from extreme urticaria to the point where it was restricting her breathing and we were in A&E every week where they would pump her with steroids and send her home. In desperation we saw a traditional consultant privately, who said that food has nothing to do with my mums symptoms and she should up her medication and also consider an exciting new drug in the from of an injection. We had lost hope but my mums intuition told her there must be another way so she did her own research and found functional medicine. We looked for a practitioner and liked the sound of Dr Gupta. From the outset her approach was to look at the whole person, the medical history and testing comprehensively for a range of biological markers to inform her treatment plan. She also took into consideration lifestyle factors.
Looking at all the evidence, her treatment plan involved supplements, changing my mums diet and including a range of stress reliving suggestions, treating deficiencies, lifestyle factors and ensuring she was putting the best possible food into her body.
After following the plan for three months I can happily say my mums urticaria has improved to the point where she is taking a quarter of the medication she was on and is symptom free. She still has a lot of work to do to get to perfect health but the improvements she has made are truly amazing. Seeing this and having some health problems of my own I decided to also see Dr Gupta as a way of preventing myself reaching the stage my mum had.
Unbeknownst to me I had underlying thyroid problems which were causing a range of symptoms.
I also changed my lifestyle and implemented a treatment plan that has helped me feel better than I have in years. I then found out I had thyroid cancer. Dr Gupta changed my protocol leading up to my surgery and also once I was recovering. I honestly think without the plan she put me on my outcome and recovery would have been very different. I can happily say that coupled with the amazing care of the NHS and the functional approach I am cancer free and am in the best health of my life. I am now preparing for IVF with the help of Dr Gupta and am hopeful of fulfilling my dream of becoming a mother. I have done my own research and truly believe that functional medicine should be the approach of all doctors. I am so proud of the NHS which is brilliant for life threatening conditions, but there is a need to invest the time that function medicine does for non critical conditions so that quality of life is improved for all.
I always feel so positive and empowered after my appointments with Dr Gupta. She is approachable and is always at the end of an email if you have questions between appointments. I can wholeheartedly recommend Dr Gupta as she has changed mine and my mother's life. Amira, Greater London
I came to see Dr. Gupta having had a history of chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. I managed to get over the worst of my symptoms several years before I came but I was still suffering from exercise intolerance and issues with sleep. I am a health practitioner myself so I thought that I had explored every avenue to help myself until I came to see Dr. Gupta. She performed a comprehensive panel of tests that helped to identify issues and imbalances that were the missing piece to my frustrating 7-year long puzzle of ill-health. I've been on her personalised program of supplementation for 10 months now and there has definitely been a big change in my tolerance to exercise, stress and my sleep is the most consistent it has been for years. I am only part the way through my program as there is still some work to do on my gut so I am excited to see how much more progress I am able to make. As a health practitioner, I have come across many knowledgeable individuals within the field over the years and I have to say that Dr. Gupta ranks very highly with the best of them!Oliver Eaton, Osteopath