Dr Elena Leschen MD, NT, mFHT, mIFM
My broad knowledge of Functional and Nutritional medicine underpinned by conventional medical training allows me to define unique personalised approaches to restoring health.
Patients I work with benefit from a comprehensive health and nutritional assessment based on my clinical analysis and appropriate functional laboratory testing. This leads to Personal Health Programmes that address the individual’s needs and goals inclusive of nutritional and dietary recommendations, lifestyle coaching, naturopathic and metabolic detoxification protocols.
Understanding that every person is unique and treating the whole person, not the symptoms, my aim is to identify and address the TRUE root causes of dysfunctions in order to support healing and/or maintain your optimal health.
Your present state of health is the result of the interplay of many different factors over your lifetime, i.e. diet, lifestyle, stress levels, environmental, including your inherited strengths and weaknesses.
We all have innate ability to heal, however your personal journey will be as unique as you are in the approach required, experiences, length and level of commitment.
I will be glad and privileged to assist you on your own healing journey.
Areas of particular interest are:
Women's health, fertility and conception nutritional support
SIBO (bacterial overgowth), SIFO (fungal overgrowth), IBD, Reflux, sluggish bowel, etc
Hormonal imbalances: Thyroid, Adrenal, etc
Weight loss / management
Immune system dysfunctions
Mineral dysregulation (iron, copper, magnesium, calcium imbalances) and related conditions
Vitamin D deficiency / history of supplementation and related mineral imbalances
I offer personal consultations, group workshops and training sessions for practitioners.
Continuous Postgraduate professional development is a major factor helping me to achieve the highest standards of practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Thank you for your interest in the work I do and let me briefly share with you some of my professional journey which started over 30 years ago.
After gaining Doctor of Medicine degree (Rostov-on-Don State Medical University, Russia, 1984-1991) I practiced as an MD specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for 12 years in 3 countries (Russia, Ghana and UK) and gained a lot of clinical and life experience.
However, I became increasingly aware of the limitations of conventional medical approach and expanded my expertise far beyond it to include a Postgraduate Degree in Naturopathic Nutrition (College of Naturopathic Medicine, Edinburgh, 2006-2008) and studying further in the areas of Bioenergy Medicine (NES Health, UK, since 2016), Mineral Dysregulations (RCPC, Copernican Institute, USA, since 2018) and Functional Medicine (IFM, USA, since 2011).
All of the above add up to somewhat unique set of skills and expertise combined with my ever-growing passion for Health and Healing happily shared with everyone I work with. My current practice approach can be described as Functional / Nutritional Medicine that goes beyond the standard model.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) 1984-1990 Russia
Specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1990-1991 Russia
Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course 2006-2008 CNM, Edinburgh, UK
NES Health Certified Practitioner - 2016, UK
Root Cause Protocol Consultant RCPC - 2018, USA
Functional Medicine / IFM Practitioner Certification Programme 2011 - IFM, USA
AFMCP-UK 2011 IFM, London, UK
APM Metabolic and Cardiovascular 2012 - IFM, USA
APM GI 2013 - IFM, London, UK
APM Nutrition Head to toe 2014 - IFM, London APM Immune system 2016 - IFM, USA
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.
There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.
All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Initial Functional / Nutritional Medicine Consultation – £ 240.00
MY TIME COMMITMENT - At least 0,5 hour questionnaire and case analysis prior to appointment (in most cases more time required), 1,5 hours Consultation time, written report, further time for research and analysis when needed.
Following Functional / Nutritional Medicine appointments
1 hour - with updated written recommendations - £120.00
30 min - with verbal recommendations at the time of consultation - £ 60.00
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT DR LESCHEN'S APPROACH AND IF SHE IS THE RIGHT PRACTITIONER FOR YOUR HEALTH NEEDS, FEEL FREE TO CALL THE RECEPTION, LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO GET BACK TO YOU TO CLARIFY.
We offer a wide range of laboratory tests from the most credible private labs in UK and abroad and phlebotomy services (blood samples and therapeutic phlebotomy) by an experienced phlebotomist within the clinic - available to all and preferential rates for Dr. Leschen's clients.
If you would like to register as a new patient or require phlebotomy service, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and contact details (phone and email address) and we will get back to you typically within 24 hrs.