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Coho Health is the new name for Optimised Functional Medicine

We’re different because you’re unique.

Coho Health are a passionate, dedicated, friendly and focused team of health professionals that care deeply about our clients, their health concerns, and the clinical outcomes we deliver. 

We are driven to be better, to study and research, to drive ourselves forward as a team, by our desire to help you live a better and higher quality life.

Ultimately, it is you, your uniqueness, your specific challenges, goals, dreams, and our desire to change your life for the better that inspire us to raise the bar and deliver a standard of care and results that are exceptional.

Clinic Team

Dee Brereton-Patel

Founder & Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapist

Dee Brereton-Patel Functional Medicine

Dee is a vastly experienced, results driven therapist and functional medicine practitioner.

She holds a degree in pharmacology, is a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor for students of Nutritional Therapy, and is the Founder of, and Clinic Director at, Coho Health.

Dee is passionate about helping her clients to reach optimal health through personally designed, natural, science based nutrition and lifestyle solutions.

Driven by ongoing research into the root causes of sub-optimal health, she has helped hundreds of chronically ill people to feel and perform better through her approach to personalised medicine.

Aga Parachoniak

Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapist

Aga is a knowledgeable, experienced, results orientated Registered Nutritional Therapist, with a deep understanding of naturopathic principles and the Functional Medicine approach.  She has a level of care and compassion for her clients, that all practitioners should aspire too.  She is fantastically passionate about helping people to overcome complex health challenges through a science based, highly personalised approach.

Aga’s in depth, meticulous approach to improving your health concern is complemented by her infectious smile and fantastic personality.

As a long standing member of Coho’s Functional Medicine team, Aga works to help those with chronic health issues such as hormonal imbalances, inflammatory conditions, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease, digestive system issues such as IBS, IBD, depression, anxiety, sleep issues and skin conditions.

More from Aga;

‘I come from Poland, from a city close to the mountains, lakes and rivers. I feel very connected to nature and love hiking and long walks. When I’m taking some time out to recharge my batteries, so I can come back and give more to my work and my clients, I will always choose to go back to nature.  I really do care about the environment we live in and I’m a big fan of zero waste and eco-friendly products. I love essential oils and I am Wellness Advocate of tested-grade essential oils company, doTERRA, the first company to establish a standard of quality in the industry.

My passion for a healthy lifestyle and nutritious food, led me to study Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine.

I had been struggling with health issues myself, with IBS symptoms, depression, anxiety and psoriasis, but I have fortunately managed to help myself through natural approaches and lifestyle changes. 

In recent years, I have been practising mindfulness, meditation as well as Vedic Art which has helped me to feel balanced.  With regards to food, I’ll keep it simple and say only this – I Iove food!  Of course there are some foods I need to avoid to maintain optimal digestive health, but that has only made me more creative –  I can make some pretty awesome dairy free, gluten free and egg free cakes!’

Irene Balazs

Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapist

Irene is an experienced, dedicated Registered Nutritional Therapist.

She offers an in depth ‘root cause medicine’ approach to a wide range of diagnosed or undiagnosed chronic health issues.

Irene’s integrative practice is driven by results and addresses the whole person and their lifestyle, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

As a member of Coho Health’s Functional Medicine team, Irene works to help those with chronic health issues such as hormonal imbalances, inflammatory conditions, autoimmune conditions, digestive system issues such as IBS and food intolerances, skin complaints, detoxification, thyroid imbalances, and weight loss.

More from Irene;

‘As long as I can remember, I have always had a big interest in nutrition and wellbeing. During my teenage years my health took a downward turn and I developed a thyroid condition which affected my daily life. Having tried lots of different options to improve my condition, I felt that educating myself in root-cause medicine and nutrition has been extremely beneficial. I have personally experienced the life-changing effects that nutrition and lifestyle can have on our physical and mental wellbeing so I’m passionate about helping others reach their own health goals!’

Book your free 15 minute Discovery Call with Dee Brereton-Patel now

We change lives

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To your optimised, healthy future,

Dee & the Coho Health team

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