Functional medicine is the name given to a form of healthcare that is highly individualised, patient-centred, and biology-based. Often referred to as lifestyle medicine, integrated medicine or holistic medicine, this approach focuses on the root cause of disease and places a meaningful emphasis on nutrition, exercise and mental health.

Perhaps you’ve heard of functional medicine. Maybe you haven’t. But there’s no doubt about it, this progressive approach is gaining traction around the world, propelled by word of mouth on social media, TV programmes like the BBC’s Doctor in the House, and increasing distaste for the “take a pill” form of treatment.

In this article, we’re going to look at the best functional medicine courses in the UK. These courses are generally geared towards licensed healthcare providers, naturopaths, doctors, and medical students. However, eligibility differs between courses so it’s worth doing further digging.