I would like recommend Steven Marsland as a Doctor of Functional Medicine.
After being diagnosed in June 2017, I was prescribed by the consultant at my local hospital, a concoction of drugs as a solution to the disease. The first line of steroids – Prednisolone- worked reasonably well as it reduced the inflammation as well as toilet visits being reduced from 7/8 per day to ¾ per day. However, the down side was that it affected my sleep badly and subsequently my concentration. After a couple of months my mood was extremely low and was prescribed anti-depressants by my GP. The course of steroids lasted 7 weeks and around week 5, I was also prescribed Octasa, then Azathioprine along with the anti-depressants I was already taking. This is when my troubles really started.
I felt absolutely exhausted and some days I could not get out of bed or have a shower. I developed gout and could only walk by shuffling my feet a few centimetres at a time. When I did manage to get out of bed, I had to be helped by my wife who also had to help me in and out of the shower. Allopurinol was meant to be the medical solution to my gout but this continued the downward spiral. The period since diagnosis was now 3 months and my health was deteriorating rapidly, both physically and emotionally, as well as losing 14kg in weight.
In desperation, I sought an alternative solution and Dr Steve was recommended by a friend.
After spending time reviewing my medical history, not only the Crohn’s disease but also previous health conditions, Dr Steve recommended certain functional tests to help better understand the route cause of my condition, and where my overall health was out of balance. These tests included a comprehensive nutritional evaluation, and organic acid test, and a comprehensive digestive stool analysis.
From the results of my functional tests, he was able to see where I was deficient and out of balance in my overall health and nutrition levels. He put together a detailed plan in order to not only get me feeling better as quickly as possible, but also to address the underlying cause of my condition, and to really heal my body.
It is now 5 months since I have been under Dr Steve’s guidance and have not felt so well in years. I have far more energy and am able to run/swim /play squash/ go on bike rides and much more besides. Additionally, I am on no medication apart from the supplements which Dr Steve prescribes.
Dr Steve is highly recommended and has turned my life and my family’s lives round from being absolute hell to living a normal happy life.Dave M
Dr Steve was recommended to me by a friend. On hearing what he did, I just had to get in touch with him. I had been struggling for a long time with a whole host of health issues, ranging from digestive troubles, to body pains and depression. He took the time to listen to me and understand what I was going through. We did a few functional lab tests to help understand what was going on and how my body was out of balance. Dr Steve then put together a plan for me, which wasn’t too daunting, but over time made the changes necessary to regain my health. This included excluding certain foods, changing my diet and eating habits, taking a few supplements, exercising in a specific way, as well as working on my mind and thoughts through meditation and journaling. I am so happy that Dr Steve was recommended to me, and that I started seeing him. I am still having regular sessions with him and sticking with the plan, and just feel so much better. My digestion is back to normal, I no longer get the chronic pains in my body, and I feel so much happier. Thanks Dr Steve.Hamda M
I’ve seen Dr Steve through each of my pregnancies (currently 36 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child). His care and expertise with treating me and my entire family has been massively appreciated. He treats people of all ages, and I especially appreciate his expertise in pregnancy care and in treating babies. I have recommended him to so many of my friends, and they are all raving about his treatment too!Elizabeth G
I have been seeing Dr Steve for over 10 years now for a wide range of issues, most recently helping me recovery from a bad road traffic accident. His presence and care during his sessions is really appreciated. My wife and kids have also been to see him and have all benefitted from his care. I will be continuing to consult his expertise for many years to come. Highly recommended.Tom G