About me

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),                                                                                -Studying further in the areas of Bioenergy Medicine (NES Health, UK, since 2016),  -Functional Medicine (IFM, USA, since 2011) with particular focus on                        -Mineral Dysregulations and Mitochondrial dysfunctions (RCP Institute, USA, since 2018) and                                                                                                                     -Gastrointestinal Microbiota imbalances assessment and correction (Russia, since 2019).                                                                                                                        All the above add up to somewhat unique set of skills and expertise combined with my ever-growing passion for Health and Healing gladly shared with everyone I work with. My current practice approach can be described as Functional / Nutritional Medicine that goes beyond the standard models.                              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 genetic strengths and weaknesses.                                                            There is no magic pill for health. We all have innate ability to heal, and 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 healing journey. If you resonate with the above information and ready to start making a positive difference to your own health, the next step would be TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST .                        Please, email your enquiry to drelenaclinic@hotmail.com stating your full name, reason for getting in touch and your contact details (phone number and preferred time for a call).                                                                                                           -Our team member will get back to you and advise on the most appropriate way forward which depends on your health goals, state of health, level of commitment and our availability.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.


Areas of particular interest are:                                                                                Women's health, fertility and conception nutritional support                                      SIBO (bacterial overgowth), SIFO (fungal overgrowth), IBD,  Reflux, sluggish bowel, IBS, Dysbiosis, etc.                                                                                              Mytochondrial dysfunctions                                                                                        Hormonal imbalances: Thyroid, Adrenal, etc                                                            Methylation defects                                                                                                  Weight loss / management                                                                                            Mood disorders                                                                                                              Low energy                                                                                                        Immune system dysfunctions                                                                            Mineral dysregulation (iron,  copper,  magnesium,  calcium imbalances) and related conditions                                                                                                                  Vitamin D history of supplementation and related mineral imbalances                  Metal toxicity/detoxification.

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),                                                                                                 -Studying further in the areas of Bioenergy Medicine (NES Health, UK, since 2016),  -Functional Medicine (IFM, USA, since 2011) with particular focus on                        -Mineral Dysregulations and Mitochondrial dysfunctions (RCP Institute, USA, since 2018) and                                                                                                                     -Gastrointestinal Microbiota imbalances assessment and correction (Russia, since 2019).                                                                                                                        All the above add up to somewhat unique set of skills and expertise combined with my ever-growing passion for Health and Healing gladly shared with everyone I work with. My current practice approach can be described as Functional / Nutritional Medicine that goes beyond the standard models.                  QUALIFICATIONS GAINED and CPD                                                                              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  Gut microbiota assessment and correction protocols Consultant - 2019 - IAT, Russia

Member organisations

BANT

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.

Nutrition topics

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.

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Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday,  Wednesday, Thursday 11am-6pm by appointment only

Further information

We offer a wide range of Functional 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.

PLEASE, NOTE
If you would like to register as a new patient or require phlebotomy service,  please email to drelenaclinic@hotmail.com with your full name and contact details (phone and email address) and we will get back to you typically within 24 hrs. 

Dr Leschen Functional Medicine
First Floor
20 Melville Terrace
Stirling
Scotland
FK8 2NQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Key details

first floor, no lift in the building

Additional languages

Russian

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