ABOUT

Hi, I’m Toki.

I’m so glad you found your way here. Like you, or possibly someone you know, I struggled with constant and extreme tiredness. Although tiredness does not even begin to describe the bone deep fatigue and weariness experienced no matter how much sleep I had. I had night wakings and night sweats, gut issues like bloating and gas, painful stomach cramps with alternating diarrhoea and constipation. I also had acid reflux, reacted to various foods and was scared of eating. It was so difficult to pinpoint which foods could cause symptoms to appear or worsen them. I suffered from achy joints and muscles, brain fog, hair loss which was the last straw, and the list goes on. I couldn’t play with my children, have fun with my family, or go out with friends and even thinking of going to work to do a job I love was enough to make me ill and just want to curl my achy body in bed and stay put. I had a standing weekly appointment with different doctors for a while, which caused so much stress and discontentment as no one could help, and they did their best.

I started researching ways to help myself. I was lucky and found lots of information, they were often disjointed and in lots of different places. Some of the information helped, while others did not, but I was able to start putting together protocols which gradually started to make me feel more human again.

My extensive training has helped me better understand how to be a more vibrant and healthier version of myself and those I have worked with. The difference is as clear as night and day. I want to be able to do this for you too.

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in functional medicine, holistic nutrition, health coaching, and the use of state-of-the-art testing. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways, and protocols that help produce real and lasting results. With my help, you will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

If you want to find a solution to your digestive issues, and a way to deal with your autoimmune disease(s) and stress, then I’ll love to help you. So let’s get started. Click here to book an initial consultation with me.

My Training

I am an orthodontist, and I still continue to work as an orthodontist, because I absolutely love giving people beautiful smiles. However, in the search for better health for my family and I, I decided to retrain as a nutritionist, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. I’ve trained with the Functional Nutrition Alliance, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Functional Medicine University, the Kharrazian Institute, the Kresser Institute ADAPT Level One Practitioner Training Program and other prestigious teachers in the field of total body and especially, gut health. I am committed to further learning to keep me on top of current research, and the best ways to help people like you overcome and prevent chronic illnesses.

As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I was trained to listen, and to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to work with me. I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:

  • Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac, creator of the ADAPT Practitioner and Health Coach Training Programs and co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine
  • Datis Kharrazian PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN, preventive medicine clinician, founder of Kharrazian Institute, Harvard Medical School researcher, Associate Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University of Medicine
  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Deepak Chopra, MD leader in the field of mind-body medicine
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
  • Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
  • Andrea Nakayama founder and creator of Functional Nutrition Alliance
  • Lorene Sauro founder of The Digester’s Dilemma
  • Carolyn McMakin DC developer of Frequency Specific Microcurrent FSM

Credentials

  • Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine, current
  • Digester’s Dilemma, current
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent – Core 2019
  • Kresser Institute ADAPT Framework Level One Training 2018-2019
  • Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 2018-2019
  • Gateway Workshops, Diploma in Nutrition 2018-2019
  • Functional Medicine University, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner 2018
  • Gluten Free Society, Certified Tier 1 Practitioner 2018
  • Functional Nutrition Alliance, Digestive Intensive 2018
  • University of Warwick, Masters in Orthodontics 2011
  • University of Bristol, Postgraduate Diploma in in Dental Studies 2004-2006
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Member of Faculty of General Dental Practitioners 2006
  • University of Manchester, Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2001

If you want to find a solution to your digestive issues, and a way to deal with your autoimmune disease(s) and stress, then I’ll love to help you. So let’s get started. Click here to book an initial consultation with me.