Functional Medicine Practitioner & Naturopath
Born in Ireland, Brianàn is a mother of 3 daughters and a passionate advocate for supporting people with chronic diseases, such as Lyme Disease, Long COVID, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Health and Autoimmunity. Functional medicine is a second career born out of finding solutions for her severe migraines while pregnant, and her autoimmune disease. She struggled with managing pain and symptoms and couldn’t take medication while pregnant. Brianàn was convinced that there had to be more answers and better solutions. Through her journey and struggle to regain her health, Brianàn was stirred with passion to teach and help others who have found themselves in what feels like a hopeless and helpless medical mess. Her mission for better health is to help others implement the tools found through functional medicine that brought health back to her own life.
Brianàn went on to become a Naturopathic Nutritionist who is trained in applying the practices of functional medicine. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Brianàn achieved her Naturopathic training at College of Naturopathic Medicine. In addition, she has completed all of the advanced practice modules of the Institute of Functional Medicine and is working towards certification. She’s worked at some of the most reputable clinics in the UK including The Hale Clinic. She’s worked alongside Michael Wittstadt in his Lyme clinic, Villa MediGrun in Frankfurt and has seen patients make a full recovery when they have worked with her before stem cell treatment at Villa MediGrun. She specialises in helping people who suffer from the effects of Lyme disease. She has spent more than a decade conducting extensive research on Lyme disease and coinfections.
Knowledge & Passion
Education & Credentials
Degree in Naturopathic Medicine
Completed All Advanced Practice Modules of IFM
IFM certification (in progress)
11 years of clinical practice at The Hale Clinic
Extensive research on Lyme disease
Worked alongside Michale Wittstadt at Villa MediGrun
Holistic + Integrated Approach
What is Functional Medicine & Naturopathy?
More than alleviating symptoms, we work together to remove the source of illness and restore health.
More than Medicine
The most common experience in modern medicine is to receive a diagnosis and a prescription to manage symptoms. You start on one medication and then add another to handle the side effects. Before you know it, you are taking a handful of pills and still no better. Traumatic and infectious conditions need rapid response and quick treatment, but chronic disease requires finding the culprit of the symptoms. It also requires adjusting all of the aspects of a person’s life that contributed to their arrival. Medicine is one tool, but there are many many more tools to activate.
The environment in which we live, the products we use and are exposed to, the amount of stress we live under, our amount of activity, sleep patterns and the food we eat are all areas that are examined and altered to support healing with a functional medicine approach.
While a diagnosis name is the same from person to person, the way to treat it needs to be unique and personalized. Functional medicine practitioners share a deep value of creating treatment plans with a very individualized approach.
Not just Symptom Management
While symptom management is helpful and sometimes, very necessary, it is not a permanent solution. Functional medicine seeks to treat the reason for the symptoms not just the symptoms themselves.
After years of battling chronic pain, traveling the world for answers and suffering in silence, Brianan’s guidance, support and commitment undoubtedly saved me and led me to the road of recovery.
Today I can finally enjoy my young children without being overcome with crippling pain.
I worked with Brianan on a 18-month programme and I received constant support and management from her throughout. I cannot thank her enough for getting my life back on track. I would highly recommend her to anyone that has had a diagnosis of Lyme disease or any chronic illness and is looking for answers.
Brianan was able to get to the root of my problems. I have no hesitation in recommending Brianan as her weekly hourly zoom calls have been invaluable in terms of alleviating my fears about my health while proactively helping me to heal.
"Highly Recommend Brianan"
I was finally receiving help from someone who genuinely cared and answered my emails and calls around the clock! Brianan was able to look further than other doctors and finally gave me the correct diagnosis with a tailored plan of diet changes and medication that put me in the perfect condition to receive treatment- the combination of which eventually got me better. I have and would highly recommend Brianan and the Hale clinic.
"Almost Completely Better"
Seeing Brianan was one of the best decisions of my life! She filled me with confidence from day one and put me at ease that progress could be made and that I would one day feel more like my old self. I can happily say that this is exactly true and that under her guidance and recommendations I improved dramatically and am now almost completely better! I cannot thank her enough for all her help.