Talks for small and large groups

  • Lectures for professionals, CPD and staff training
  • Talks for local or national groups on nutrition or herbal medicine
  • Individual and small group or family talks, workshops or cooking demonstrations

My Presentations are thoroughly researched and fully referenced. I cover nutrition, herbal medicine and clinical approaches to specific diseases.

Examples of professional talks, lectures & CPD I have given

  • Herbal Medicine in Primary Care
    CMEC St Richard’s Hospital for GPs and Consultants
  • The Gut and Autoimmune Diseases
    CMEC St Richard’s Hospital – Talk to GPs and consultants
  • Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition
    Medical Herbalists CPD
  • The HPA Axis and Metabolic Medicine; Why  Some People Get Fat
    HerbFest CPD
  • Sugar & Fructose Metabolism
    The Chichester Deanery Group (GPs)
  • Nutrition for Maternal and Infant Health
    West Sussex Midwives, Littlehampton
  • Herbal Medicine and Stress
    Fibromyalgia, National Conference

Examples of my public talks & seminars

  • Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective
    Transition Chichester – Public talk
    HesFes Home Educators Summer Festival – Small group presentation
  • Traditional Foods; Fermented foods; Grains; Fats; Sugar; Stress; Vitamin D
    Food and Health Group, Chichester – Series of public talks (see posts here)
  • Milk – Super food or devil?
    – including guest speaker Melanie Bibby – A2 milk corporation
  • The Grass Fed Meat Revolution
    Public Seminar with guest speakers Lierre Keith, Graham Harvey & Charlie Burrell
  • Beyond gluten free
    Food and Health Group, Chichester – Series of public talks 2014
  • Cholesterol – why it does not and cannot cause heart disease
    Public seminar featuring Dr Malcolm Kendrick (see video of part of this talk)
  • Seafood
    It’s Evolutionary importance and nutritional value (see video here)

Examples of local group talks

  • Familiar Garden Herbs and their Medical Uses
    Touch for Health, Amicus, Probus, Havant Health Group, Breakaway
  • Healthy Aging using Correct Foods and Herbal Medicine
    Probus, Havant Health Group, Felpham U3A
  • The Emerging New Consensus on Healthy Eating
    Small teaching sequence – Private groups

Examples of demonstration workshops

  • Family cooking for autoimmunity
    Private patient group
  • Grain-free cooking
    Private patient group
  • Children’s paleo cooking workshop
    Two families, six kids, lots of fun!
  • Going deeper into Nutrition (3 sessions)
    Private study group

FEEDBACK

Hi Afifah,
Thank you very much for another spellbinding talk! I learnt so much – literally food for thought.
Thanks for all the effort you put into the research and presentation.
– Rhiannon
Dear Afifah,
What an enlightening evening ! We always learn so much at your talks. I love the thoroughness of your research and the way your conclusions are so irresistably feasible!! I concentrated on every fact ( but can’t remember all if it now! ). It was great and really makes you think- which I like very much …
– Jane and Michael
Hi Afifah,
Many congratulations on your talk last Saturday – you certainly excelled yourselves and my 5 pages of notes are testimony to that!!
– Bill

If you would like me to give a talk for your group please phone me on

01243 868108

or via the contact page

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Great Plains Labs – Organic acids testing

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The Organic Acid Test is an invaluable means of identifying certain bodily and microbial metabolites from a urine sample as well as break down products of certain vitamins and nutrients. It is a bit like taking your car to the garage, having it put up on the rolling road and having the exhaust materials analysed to work out how the engine is functioning. From a simple urine sample this test identifies 75 different compounds and their origins and interprets them, significantly aiding the clinician in diagnosis and therapeutic approach. These compounds include waste products from your own cellular functions, and from the cells of undesirable microbes that may have taken up residence in a patient, such as yeasts, fungi and bacteria. These microbes produce their own waste products and by identifying them one can obtain great insight into several key areas of health. It also identifies disruptions in the ability to produce certain neurotransmitters such as dopamine, which can guide treatment greatly.

I will often suggest this test in cases of autism and similar conditions in that spectrum, in chronic gut disorders, which often have tenacious yeast infections, or in certain other situations whereby symptoms persist and have not responded to sensible measures already taken. Diagnostic tests of this ilk are extremely useful in my experience.

Useful in:

  • Autism and similar behavioural dysfunction
  • Suspected fungal and yeast and bacterial infestation
  • Chronic unexplained pain
  • Metaboliic abnormalities
  • Any unexplained confusing symptoms

Cyrex Labs – immunological testing

We are very fortunate to have access to this state-of-the-art American laboratory. It has only been available in the UK since 2013 and has proved invaluable. Cyrex Laboratories specialise in autoimmune testing and food reactivity testing.

Over the past couple of decades there has been an alarming rise in the incidence of autoimmune diseases globally. The term ‘autoimmunity’ describes a pathological state in which the defensive immune system becomes offensive to an individual’s own tissue and attacks one or more organs, resulting in destruction of the tissue and derangement of that organ’s function (i.e. disease). This is what occurs in conditions as diverse as coeliac disease, psoriasis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Grave’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus (SLE), Sjorgren’s syndrome and many many others (the list is, unfortunately,  growing).

Cyrex Labs specialise in analysis of blood samples to identify a great many autoimmune antibodies, from those involving the neurological system, various joint tissues, is a warning of a disease process which will become increasingly

They specialise in identifying immune reactions to a huge range of foods (in both raw and cooked state) and autoimmune reactions to one’s own tissues.

Genetic testing

The DNA testing I offer can provide unique insights into your health and opens the way to truly personalised medicine.

The testing I offer only checks for gene variants that can help uncover weaknesses in metabolism (e.g. vitamin B and folate cycles) that may help diagnosis or indicate simple lifestyle changes or specific supplements that would be impossible to identify otherwise.

DNA-reportFor example, whilst salt is generally no problem in the diet, for a sub set of people it is more likely to contribute to raised blood pressure. Genetic testing could reveal this. Similarly, I generally recommend coffee drinking for it’s many health benefits, but for someone with the slow caffeine metabolism gene the opposite advice would be appropriate. Only with genetic testing can such advice be given confidently.

My DNA labs also offer specific testing for exercise related genes. These identify injury susceptibility, endurance and performance related genes, and those that indicate recovery potential. Such information can be invaluable for athletes and anyone trying to maximise the potential of their exercise regimen.

The test only requires a mouth swab to be sent to the lab so is non invasive. The lab returns a multi page report and I offer a consultation to go over the results and discuss possible interventions that are likely to be beneficial in light of this information.

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ANTIBODY TESTING NOW AVAILABLE
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Coronavirus update: Clinic is now fully open:

Rosemary Cottage Clinic is open for new and existing patients.
For concerned, vulnerable or self-isolating patients, consultations can be carried out by phone or Skype.

NEW: Covid-19 antibody test: £92

I am now able to offer antibody testing which can establish whether you have had the SARS-CoV-2 virus already.

The lab test is very reliable and carried out by the largest UK lab (The Doctor’s Laboratory)

The cost includes having your blood taken at the clinic, centrifuged and then sent to the laboratory and all consumables and postage.

Results are usually returned within two working days.

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01243 868108