Victoria Fenton - Functional Medicine Consultant, Nutritionist & Health Coach

Functional Medicine, Naturopathic Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing Coaching
In-person Consultations in London, Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough and at your home in Kent/Sussex. Virtual, Online Consultations & Coaching offered Worldwide
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Are You Who You Think You Are?: Nutrition, the Brain and the Self

I recently did some Functional Medicine tests on myself and ended up learning a few things which caused me to completely re-conceptualise my understanding of myself.  This wasn't about understanding my body in a different way, but rather about seeing my actions, behaviours and choices in an entirely different light once I...

Depression – Should You Take SSRIs?

Last week I had four separate patients ask me whether they should 'give up' their anti-depressant medications.  All of these were on some form of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor: Citalopram, Escitalopram or Sertraline. Obviously, my response to all of them was, "I am not a doctor, and I am not your prescribing clinician....

Do You Need to Worry About MTHFR?: Mutations, Methylation and Mental Health

Methylation, and MTHFR SNPs.  When clients come to me, typically these days they have had several tests done already because they have been trying to address their complex health concerns.  It is common that people have had their genetic analysis done through a company such as 23andme and they then approach...

Shining a Light on Cancer… with a side order of croissants

I was not going write about this topic, particularly given the fact that in my latest post I had a go at modern media for the impression they were giving about dementia. However, I have been catching bits and pieces of the rather inspiring BBC Breakfast series this week shining a light on...


The Diets Do Work – Just Not For Everyone

Every single client I have seen this week has come to me already following a diet.  Most of these ‘diets’ have resulted out of piecing together several different systems or facts they have been told in the past.  Moreover, every single person has been struggling with their ‘diet’ (though I...

Why I Choose the DUTCH

So, over the last few weeks I have found myself recommending more and more a specific test called the DUTCH.  A colleague of mine criticised me – saying it was my ‘new obsession’.  On careful evaluation, I realised she was right. However, sometimes there’s an entirely healthy and necessary reason behind...