We’re different because you’re unique.

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

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

Clinic Team

Dee Brereton-Patel

Founder & Certified Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapist

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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.

Lulu Ross-Brown

Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapist

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Lulu has been a physiotherapist for 26 years and loves helping patients regain their function, starting them back on their journey to health. 

Her own health journey led her to Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine.

Lulu has Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hashimoto’s that she wanted to support in ways conventional treatment couldn’t offer.

She was frustrated that treatment was more about suppressing my symptoms; ‘the what’, rather than treating the root cause of my condition; the ‘why’. 

Lulu worked with a wonderful Functional Medicine Practitioner and has now reclaimed her health and happiness, and after being so inspired, a new career in Nutritional Therapy too!

Her passion now is to help many more people overcome their conditions with the knowledge and personal experience she has gained.

As a result of her own personal health challenges, Lulu has worked with the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) offering nutritional and lifestyle advice to their members.

She supports those that currently require conventional treatment, but also show them how Functional Medicine can improve their condition too.

Lulu says; "I find this role really rewarding as I remember all too well how I felt having been so fit and sporty and suddenly feeling like my world had fallen apart when my body flared up with RA.

My aim is to educate and empower you to be in control of your own health.

There is much mis-information available which is why it is important to work with someone who is evidenced based and why since qualifying I keep myself informed by working as an assistant supervisor mentoring Nutritional Therapy students in clinic, and why I am becoming a fully Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.

I believe, and have experienced, the healing power of food, but of equal importance to our health and wellbeing, is how we live our lives.

Hence why I value the simple things in life; spending precious time with my family, swimming in the cold Welsh sea with my daughter, hiking on my local Lancashire hills with my new rescue dog, growing herbs and vegetables in my garden and cooking - especially creating new recipes for my clients.

I’d love one day to create my own delicious nutritiously healing Autoimmune Cookery book."

Aga Parachoniak

Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapist

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Aga is a knowledgeable, experienced, results orientated registered Nutritional Therapist and member of the Institute of Functional Medicine.

With a deep understanding of naturopathic principles and the Functional Medicine approach, she has a level of care and compassion for her clients. 

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 a range of chronic health issues.

Aga says; "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 a 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.

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

Nutritional Therapist

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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; she addresses the whole person and their lifestyle, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

As a member of Coho Health’s 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.

Irene says; "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!'"

To your optimised, healthy future,

Dee & the Coho Health team

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