Afifah Hamilton, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist and GAPS practitioner

Hello, I am Afifah Hamilton and live near Chichester in West Sussex, UK.

I run a busy clinic, where I treat patients using herbal medicine and a clinical nutrition to treat serious and long term medical conditions such as autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

I completed a 4 year full time course at the School of Herbal Medicine qualifying in 1992 since when I have been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and have run my own practice.

I work similarly to an orthodox GP, carrying out standard examinations and clinical diagnoses, but with an eye to underlying causes rather than just treating symptomatically. Unlike a GP I spend a good deal of time with my patients understanding their condition in the broader context of their life, diet and medical history. I create individual dietary strategies to bring about meaningful physiological change, supported by herbal prescriptions, as required, which are tailor-made and dispensed from my extensive herbal pharmacy.

My areas of specialist research include: the ketogenic diet, the palaeolithic diet, auto-immunity, neurological and metabolic dysfunction, cardiovascular problems and reproductive health.


What Patients Say

You are without doubt the most amazing ‘doctor’ I have ever been to and as you know I have been to many! You, your herbs and dietary suggestions have helped me get over so many physical difficulties, kidney infections and heart arrhythmias to name but a few. You are super caring, thorough and have wonderful diagnostic skills. You hit the nail on the head every time and the herbs you prescribe always do the trick! I just thank my lucky stars you were introduced to me all those years ago. My gratitude knows no bounds.
Zara Keady (Greece)

Changing my diet was not easy at first as I had to break through some of my old beliefs, but once I had freed myself from all that, and thought about diet more realistically, I found I could do it (though I still don’t fancy eating beef). The evidence of the gene test you did with me helped a lot and I have not found it as hard as I expected and neither has my digestive system. The results for my skin have been amazing. Where once I was covered with psoriasis now I just have a couple of small patches left, and these are no longer so red, just a bit dry. Everyone says I look well, so clearly something is radically different, and I feel much stronger, with no colds all winter (so far) which is new for me, so I will stick with your approach as it is working.
M A (Sussex)


Evidence Base & Continuing Professional Development

I am constantly reading and reviewing the latest scientific papers – as you can see from the many referenced articles on this blog. I also participate in regular conferences and summits. Recent training has included:

  • Organic acids testing – urine screening for biomarker metabolites
  • Omega 3 – for neurodevelopment and ageing
  • Dermatology – Bognor GP dermatology group
  • IAOMT: Mercury and heavy metal toxicity – state of the art testing and safe detox
  • Genetic testing – Common polymorphisms (SNPs) and their treatment
  • B12 deficiency & thyroid disease
  • Hormone dysfunction – environmental influences
  • Functional Medicine – 3 day nutrition workshop
  • Genova webinar – comprehensive stool analysis
  • Cyrex – chemical reactivity / food reactivity / blood-brain barrier function
  • Brain function and neurodegeneration – Dr Kharrazian
  • Auto-immune Summit
  • Gluten Summit
  • GAPS practitioner training – Dr Campbell-McBride

If you need help with a health problem contact me for a 10 minute discussion.

📞 01243 868108


Lab Testing and Diagnostics

I have a close working relationship with many local GPs and consultants, recieving and making referrals. I currently work with a number of private labs for the most up-to-date medical testing, including comprehensive stool analyses, vitamin D status, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, hormonal status, comprehensive thyroid panel, autoimmune, dietary and metal allergy testing, and actionable DNA tests.

More information about Afifah

For more information, see my main clinic website is: rosemarycottageclinic.co.uk

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