Samantha and Starna met in Brighton after both moved out of London after the pandemic began and life outside the big city finally seemed like it could be a reality. Since then they found that they had both evolved and grown through similar stories of burnout, anxiety and stress causing mental anguish and physical discomfort, expanding into more joy, connectedness and flow.
Dr Sam has moved on from a traditional NHS GP role to a radically different way of working, promoting change of lifestyle as a primary driver for optimal health. Her mentoring and group work brings in a strong spiritual element and focuses on the 3 core foundational elements of physical health according to the Functional Medicine Matrix - Emotional, Mental and Spiritual balance.
Starna has changed the way she views her own health and is inspired to work with clients in the same way - to start with the gut to find radiance from the inside out. She is a strong advocate for natural health and believes that embracing our true nature means recognising we are part of nature and to work within the rhythms we find all around us to be in harmony.
Starna and Dr Sam now offer workshops to inspire others who find themselves, anxious, stuck in mental loops and heading for burnout, to integrate lifestyle changes to feel empowered and to redress the balance between body, mind, heart and Soul.
Somato-Respiratory Integration (breathwork with physical movement)
Soul Focused Healing (energy medicine)
Microbiome support and gut healing techniques
Vagus nerve exercises
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH DipION
Lifestyle Medicine Specialist Doctor, Writer, Mentor, Coach, Nutritional and Yoga Therapist and Healer
Dr Sam is an inspiring mentor who supports smart women to awaken by connecting to the spiritual heart to discover rock solid self-love and worthiness without wasting years anxiously people-pleasing living someone else's life.
She brings a wealth of experience in family medicine plus her work with countless successful women who seemed to “have it all” yet struggled with anxiety and feelings of not being good enough. She has over 10 years of experience in the co-creation of deeply rooted self worth and loving connection with the Self. Samantha has worked with leading health professionals, corporate groups and high-flying women around the globe and this has led her to hone her skills to guide smart, successful women who find themselves unhappy, disillusioned and at a transition point with the Life and Soul Medicine methodology to find their spark again, that worthiness and purpose that provides clarity and lights the way forward.
Additionally, Dr Sam is Clinical Lead for Lifestyle Medicine at
Starna is a Health and Empowerment Coach specialises in gut health. It is her absolute passion to help people heal naturally through diet and lifestyle modifications.
After many years of suffering with anxiety combined with ongoing digestive issues. Starna went on her own healing journey after trying and testing various modalities to fix these issues but nothing worked until she discovered detoxification and healing her gut. This ultimately changed her life which led to her studying functional nutrition so she could help and inspire others to do the same.
Starna truly believes that we can all heal and fully thrive if we invest in ourselves, you do not need to suffer. She has worked with many clients over the years to help them with their gut health and she has specifically created a six-week programme for women which incorporates six key modules that helped me to get to that place of optimal health where I feel better than ever.
Her philosophy revolves around cultivating more joy and planting new seeds for growth and wholeness as opposed to seeing ourselves as broken.
When we embody this attitude, the seeds will blossom, and the weeds will naturally die.
I have nothing but compassion for my clients as I have healed, and you can too!
Furthermore, Starna is a Brand Ambassador for Oxy8 Wellness.
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