At The London Resilience Clinic our approach to health is different. Led by world leading Integrative Medicine and Cannabinoid Medicine expert Dr Dani Gordon, we specialise in treating complex multi-symptom conditions and dramatically improving our patients’ quality of life. We see patients by virtual medicine from all over the United Kingdom.
We treat patients holistically rather than each symptom in isolation. Many of our patients have more than one major symptom including:
Our Medical Director, Dr Dani Gordon founded The London Resilience Clinic after a decade of experience treating thousands of patients with integrative medicine in North America.
Early in her medical practice in Canada she specialised in the management of chronic conditions that did not respond well to pharmaceuticals. She found many patients responded to holistic treatments including nutritional medicine and mindbody medicine approaches alongside drug therapy but found these changes difficult to stick to.
She started the London Resilience Clinic in 2022 to bring evidence-based personalised holistic care and novel medicines to UK patients.
With chronic conditions, most patients have lots of overlapping symptoms. Standard specialists only treat symptoms in ‘their area’, with a pill-per-symptom approach and rarely consider cutting edge therapeutics or cross-field research. This leads to multiple ineffective drugs and fragmented care. You are left trying and researching treatments and managing your overall treatment plan on your own, which is exhausting when you are already not well. Sadly, standard medicine simply isn’t good enough if you suffer from a chronic condition.
‘Connecting the dots’
We help connect the dots, treat overlapping symptoms and root causes together. Integrative Medicine not only makes patients feel better quicker, it helps keep you feeling better with less side effects so you can recover your wellbeing and quality of life, even if a cure for a condition is not yet possible.
Our approach is more developed in North America and is rarely seen in the UK, which lacks a post-graduate doctoral integrative medicine training speciality programme.
Integrative Cannabinoid Medicine
All receive same treatment for a diagnosis
All receive personalized treatment
Focuses on standard pharmaceuticals
Includes holistic treatments, cannabinoid & novel medicines
Focuses on a particular disease
Focuses on improving your quality of life as well as treating your disease
Focuses on narrow blood work tests that often show as ‘normal’
Includes functional more in depth biochemistry & microbiome tests as an option
Separates mental from physical symptoms
Treats mental and physical symptoms together, using a mind-body framework
We start with focusing on Rapid Symptom Relief and improved quality of life using cannabinoid medicines. Many patients seen dramatic improvement in symptoms within a few weeks of starting these medications.
Our internal Endocannabinoid (ECS) system helps regulate critical biological functions including mood, stress response, pain control, sleep, appetite and mental function.
Many patients are able to wean down on other medications using these medicines and farther reduce unnecessary drug side effects.
Functional medicine testing goes beyond one sized-fits all standard laboratory tests, which often come back as ‘normal’ despite severe symptoms. Functional medicine can identify root causes and contributors of illness & symptoms.
Integrative Medicine is a holistic approach that combines the best of personalised drug therapy with supplementation, nutritional and mindbody techniques to treat effectively with less side effects.
We utilise proprietary assessment data protocols throughout the treatment process to fully capture specific functional wellbeing and symptom domains.
We use digital resources combined with expert consultation to build programs personalised to each patient so you can learn core resilience and wellbeing skills most relevant to you and your lifestyle for long term wellbeing
The health of our gut microbiome environment impacts our brain, mental health, immune system, energy and overall health. We use advanced testing to assess for maldigestion/absorption, inflammation, dysbiosis & metabolite imbalances that can impair the gut-brain axis to identify issues & treat to restore optimal function & improve symptoms that may seem unrelated to the gut at first glance.
No one person is exactly the same and now research is showing that due to genetic differences, people can respond very differently to specific medications. We use advanced genetic testing to predict and optimise your response to medications where needed
We help you use simple, targeted meditation and mindbody techniques to help get control over symptoms, enhance emotional resilience and change patterns of thinking or doing that are no longer working for you
The therapeutic use of psychedelic substances has growing evidence for a number of conditions including treatment resistant depression, ptsd and pain. We can assess if you would be a good candidate for ketamine therapy. We can also help you navigate what clinical trials for other psychedelic medicines you may be eligible for.
Dr Gordon is double board certified in family medicine and integrative medicine GMC License 7818491.
Dr Gordon obtained her medical degree from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, Ontario, and then completed her Family Medicine speciality at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
She went on to become American Board Certified in Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) accredited by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).
She has over a decade of experience treating thousands of patients with integrative medicine for complex chronic illness and mental health conditions.
” We are all unique, so our medicine should be too.
I use a root cause approach to medicine. I don’t just look at each symptom in isolation or use a ‘drugs only’ approach where more medications are added for each new symptom. That approach doesn’t create the most potential for healing. A ‘one-sized fits all’ approach is also bound to fail especially if you suffer from a complex chronic condition or symptoms.
My approach to seeing you as a patient is not just about assessing a specific symptom, diagnosis or disease, it’s about looking at you as a whole and unique person and choosing treatment modalities which are expertly integrated to make your treatment plan work better and support your long term healing.
I am active in mentoring physician colleagues and teaching and I try to live by example too. This includes following nutritional medicine approaches and having a mindbody practice as well as doing my own ‘inner work.’
At the end of the day, we all want to be happy, feel fulfilled and connected to the people and things we care about most. I will work with you to help remove the health barriers to achieving this best self version of you. “