Amanda Newman BSc (Hons) mNIMH, mANP, mGNC
Medical Herbalist & Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Amanda graduated from the University of Westminster with a First Class BSc Honours Degree in Herbal Medicine. Amanda is also an experienced health coach having trained with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2013. She is a member of the UK's leading professional herbal medicine body, the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP) and the General Naturopathic Council (GNC).
Amanda's interest in natural health care can be traced back to her teenage years when persistent digestive issues and fatigue affected her quality of life. After a diagnosis of "most likely IBS", her GP was unable to help any further and failed to provide any useful advice. However, the issues remained and affected her quality of life. Feeling let down by the conventional medical system, Amanda explored alternative health strategies such as nutrition and herbal medicine in her efforts to learn the benefits of natural medicine and understand her body better.
Encouraged by the success she had in treating herself and later, her family, she enrolled with the University of Westminster to learn more about the world's oldest system of medicine. This led to the creation of the Santi Clinic to bring this medicine to those seeking a holistic treatment that could be safely used alongside conventional medicine.
Amanda also grows herbs in her garden, although these are for her to enjoy and are not for sale! Tending to her garden gives her the perfect excuse to be outdoors, in nature no matter the weather. Amanda believes that connecting with the earth that gives us this medicine is a healthy habit to adopt and could benefit almost everyone.
Amanda's empathy and warm personality, combined with her professional knowledge ensure that you are fully supported throughout your time spent with the clinic. And who knows, you may even grow a herb or two of your own to add to your favourite recipes - after all, didn't Hippocrates say "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food"!