Naturopathic and allergies specialist, NAET practitioner (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique)

Gunilla GerberGunilla Gerber ND, Dipl. Hom., NAET, CMTA, FDN, Doula

I studied Homoeopathy and Naturopathy at the College of  Naturopathic Medicine in London. After three years of intense but very enjoyable study I graduated and went to Calcutta, India in 2003 to do a postgraduate Homoeopathy course that involved visiting various slums in Calcutta in order to gain practical experience.

Noticing that allergies, food sensitivities and environmental intolerances are very widespread I also qualified as a NAET practitioner (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique). In fact, I did the basic course in France in 2003 and after seeing the fantastic results that were achievable with this technique I did eight more advanced NAET courses. This is now the main therapy I use in my practice due to high demand and very good successes (see testimonals).

KeyMany people also ask me “What is the right diet for me?” or “How can I implement a healthy diet into my lifestyle without becoming a health fanatic?” I had heard of William Wolcott and the Metabolic Typing Diet and when I got more familiar with its principles I knew this was the answer to my patient’s questions. I then became a Metabolic Typing Advisor, where patients are advised on the right diet for their metabolic type (not blood type), i.e. how their body utilizes and burns certain foods.

In order to help patients with back problems I studied the Dorn Method in Germany, which uses gentle manipulation while the patient is in motion in order to help with re-alignment of vertebras.

Over time my practice started to expand more and more and I find myself now helping patients of any age, from the new-born to the elderly from all over the UK as well as many European countries either via Skype or in person.

Several of my patients became pregnant and it was only a natural progression to advise them on proper diet, supplements, etc. to prepare them for the birth. So much so that several of my pregnant mums asked me to be there with them when giving birth. This I did on several occasions. I supported them homoeopathically and in other ways to make this experience as pleasant and painless as possible. Although demanding I enjoyed it so much that I became a certified Doula (Doula means woman caregiver, someone who supports another woman during labour but also after the birth).

I was asked by Healthy Magazine to be on their panel of health experts and have contributed several times to their magazine.

FlowerIn January 2005 after the Tsunami I decided to go to the south of India with a group of volunteers to assist those in need. I stayed for 5 weeks and helped hundreds of people to recover from shock and trauma. Consequently I was awarded the “Health Award of the Year” by the CNM for outstanding contribution in promoting Naturopathy.

In 2009 I was introduced to and subsequently trained in FDN (Functional Diagnostic Nutrition) a diagnostic method that uses very specific laboratory tests in order to determine certain problems like adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances, menopausal problems, insomnia, gastro-intestinal (GI) problems like parasitic/bacterial and/or fungal infestations, H. pylori, yeast infections, Candida, etc. This is a very important tool to get to the bottom of some stubborn problems that don’t seem to shift no matter how healthy one’s diet is.

Most recently I acquired and trained in Zyto Bio Communication. This is a unique way of getting responses from the body through so-called bio surveys in order to determine the body’s exact needs for certain nutrients by scanning its organs, vertebras, teeth and meridians with regards to certain problems the patient may present with.

I am constantly updating my knowledge by attending lectures, workshops and seminars. Studying never stops for the dedicated health practitioner. There is always more to learn and my patients benefit from it.

I am a member of the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).