The Marion Gluck Clinic

Vera Martins, PhD

Vera, who describes herself as a “healer at heart” is a scientist with a PhD in cancer biology. Somewhere along the way in scientific career she fell in love with the healing power of nature and became a health practitioner, specialising in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine.

While pursuing a stimulating career in medical science for over 15 years, she missed having direct contact with patients. In an attempt to make even more of a difference to people’s health she realised that her everlasting passion for natural medicine was the answer. She currently works as a fully-qualified Naturopath and Herbalist who specialises in gut health, stress management, and food inflammation. In her practice, she uses herbal medicine, dietary advice, nutritional supplements, lifestyle advice and diagnostic testing as part of the treatment plan.

She holds a PhD in Biology (Queen Mary University of London), a Diploma in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine (College of Naturopathic Medicine, London) and is also a Reiki Master (Reiki Maya International School, London). She is a member of the Association of Master Herbalists (AMH), the General Naturopathic Council (GNC) and the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).

“Due to my scientific background, my approach is to implement traditional therapies that are validated by scientific evidence into my naturopathic practice. Helping people achieve transformation in their wellbeing is what I find so rewarding about my job. I like to think of myself as a facilitator who empowers and guides patients through their journey to find that place of health, balance and happiness. I am also very passionate about building connections with my patients and I truly believe that taking time to listen and engaging in a therapeutic practitioner-patient partnership is key for a successful treatment.”

Vera is available for naturopathic consultations on Fridays at the Marion Gluck Clinic.

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