Dee Brereton-Patel (BSc (Hons) Dip Nut CNM, CNHC, IFMCP)

Dee is an experienced Functional Medicine and Nutritional Therapy practitioner, who is certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine.

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She is a lecturer in Nutritional Therapy, and is the founder of Coho Health, with clinics in Manchester (UK), Palma de Mallorca (Spain) as well reaching people anywhere in the world through the Coho virtual clinic.

As you can see from our client success stories, Dee is absolutely passionate about achieving outstanding clinical outcomes, changing lives for the better, and instilling those same standards in our amazing team.

Dee’s journey…

After studying Pharmacology at University, Dee began a career in Clinical Drug Research and Development in the pharmaceutical industry, working with companies such as AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline.

11 years later, life slowed down just long enough for Dee to realise were her true passions lie. While on maternity leave, Dee realised she wanted to help people in a different way.

Dee’s strong scientific background, combined with a love of food and a deep passion for helping people reach their optimal state of health and well-being, made Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine an obvious choice.

After completing a three year course with the highly respected College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dee re-qualified as a registered Nutritional Therapist.

Coming from a strong science background, it is important to Dee to practice evidence-based, scientifically grounded, root-cause medicine that can help deliver results in the real world.

Dee began practice as a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist immediately, while completing her contract in Pharmaceutical R&D and closing out a large international Phase 3 Oncology trial.

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Committed to further education and continuously striving to be a better practitioner, Dee embarked on her Functional Medicine journey in 2013, through further training with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) in the USA – the largest Functional Medicine training provider for practitioners.

She founded Coho Health as a UK Functional Medicine clinic based in Manchester soon after.

Dee is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, having completed all seven modules and the course work on the IFM certification course, including her final IFM exam.

To meet the increasing need for Functional Medicine, Dee has been fortunate enough to grow the Coho Health clinic team to include exceptional practitioners who share the same drive and enthusiasm to help others.

Dee and the team take huge pleasure in seeing clients on a one-to-one basis, helping them to improve their chronic symptoms and overall well-being, leading happier and healthier lives – all achieved through an approach that is natural and evidence-based.

Dee is also passionate about empowering the next generation of Naturopathic / Functional Medicine practitioners and takes great pleasure from her role as a Clinical Supervisor and Senior Lecturer for the College of Naturopathic Medicine, supporting students through their clinical and academic training.

Dee mentors newly graduated Nutritional Therapists, ensuring that collectively, we can reach as many people as we can to help improve quality of life, well-being and longevity.

Professional affiliations

Dee is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), a UK register for health practitioners, set up with government support.

CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to the UK Parliament.

To your optimised, healthy future,

Dee & the Coho Health team

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