Specialised Functional and Integrative Medicine Clinic
DNA Health is at the forefront of Functional and Integrative medicine. As the only specialised centre in the UAE, DNA Health has established itself as the go to clinic for functional medicine.
We have grown our practice by attracting the most talented practitioners in the region and built a team which includes functional medicine practitioners, functional nutritionists, Clinical nutritionists, naturopaths and traditional medical doctors. By combining the expertise of our team, we can truly provide a holistic approach to your health and wellness.
At DNA Health we approach treating health conditions and preventing disease by finding the root cause of your health issues.
Instead of stamping you with a diagnosis and only treating your symptoms we finds out WHY you have the diagnosis. By reversing the specific dysfunctions that have contributed to the disease state, one can restore a state of health.
More and more patients turn
to us for answers and solutions
Functional Medicine practice emphasises that chronic disease is almost always preceded by a period of declining function in one or more of the body’s physiological organising systems. Returning patients to health requires reversing (or substantially improving) the specific dysfunctions that contributed to the disease state. Those dysfunctions of each of us, the result of lifelong interactions among our environment, our lifestyle choices and our genetic predispositions.
Each patient therefore represents a unique complex and interwoven set of influences on intrinsic functionality that over time set the stage for the development of disease and the maintenance of health. To manage the complexity inherent in this approach, functional medicine has adopted practical models for obtaining and evaluating clinical information that leads to individualised patient centred therapies.
Our Approach is based on the following principles:
Our practitioners will ensure that all routes to wellness are addressed with the patient. This will normally involve strengthening the immune system, decreasing toxicity, normalising inflammatory function, optimising metabolic function, balancing regulatory systems, enhancing regeneration, helping people to live in harmony with their life force and nature.
Dr Nas Al Jafari
Medical Director, Functional Medicine, BMBS BMedSci (Hons) MRCGP MBA DPD DFSRH DOccMed
Dr Nas particular focus is in modifying lifestyle factors, optimizing long-term health and prevention of chronic disease. He offers a broad scope of cutting-edge treatment strategies for both adults and children, ranging from diabetes and obesity through to autism and dementia.
Dr Nas is originally form the UK where he worked as a Consultant Physician and Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Having moved over the UAE in 2015 and based now in Dubai, he is the Medical Director of DNA Health Clinic.
Dr. Faryal LuharNaturopathic Doctor
Dr Faryal offers patients comprehensive naturopathic medical care and education to optimize their health and wellbeing. Using a holistic approach, Faryal strives to uncover the root cause of disease through clinical experience and the use of innovative laboratory assessments. Treatment plans are tailor-made to suit each individual’s specific needs and goals, while supporting the individual’s inherent capacity to self-heal.
Treatment modalities incorporate functional medicine approaches and include clinical nutrition therapy, botanical medicines, Chinese medicine and acupuncture/cupping, combination homeopathic remedies, supplementation, and lifestyle counselling. Dr. Luhar has a focus on Women’s Health however she treats a wide range of conditions from pain syndromes such as migraines, to chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Dr. Faryal Luhar graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Canada. She has been in practice for a combined 16 years starting initially in Canada and currently splits her practice time between South Africa and Dubai.
The Strengths of Our Practice
Over the years the DNA Health team has developed a number of key strengths in functional testing, diagnosis and treatments. Our key focus areas include:
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional Medicine incorporates the latest in genetic science, systems biology, and understanding of how environmental and lifestyle factors influence the emergence and progression of disease.
This approach enables physicians and other health professionals to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health.
An initial appointment with one our functional medicine practitioners can last up to 60-90 minutes. The practitioner must not only collect information about the contributing factors of the present health problem, but develop a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s daily living habits, prior illnesses and traumas, environmental exposures, and genetic influences.