“I offer a personalised and professional approach and am passionate about helping people gain optimum health”
Based in Brighton, East Sussex, healthy-u is run by Monique Kleinveld. I am a qualified naturopathic medicine and nutrition practitioner. I am also a food intolerance and health screening therapist and functional medicine clinician. I have a diploma and advanced diplomas in holistic nutrition practice, allergy intolerance therapy, certificate in naturopathic nutrition, Asyra Pro Health Screening System and functional medicine training. I also hold a post graduate diploma in management development.
I have over 15 years experience of working in the mental health, special needs, counselling, management and health sectors. I have also worked for the ambulance service as a qualified ambulance woman, responding to 999 accidents and emergencies. I speak Spanish, French, German and Dutch. I also spent three years working on sailing yachts abroad, giving me an opportunity to sample and get to know a whole range of foods, spices and herbs with medicinal benefits.
I gained a keen interest in complementary medicine including homeopathy, herbalism, acupuncture, chiropractor, osteopathy and Alexander technique because of my own long-standing health problems. These included illnesses such as hepatitis and meningitis as a child, and then low immunity, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), candida and other parasites and bacteria, headaches and migraines, a broken back, thyroid, adrenal fatigue, ME/CFS symptoms, EBV and lyme as an adult. Thanks to naturopathic medicine, natural health and a nutritional support programme, I now enjoy plenty of vitality and excellent health.
what they say
I found Monique through the internet so I thought I might be taking a risk. I explained in an email that I had just been diagnosed with an under active thyroid. After receiving some free advice, I realised that she was interested in my health rather than getting me to make an appointment. I did make an appointment and found that Monique gave me very friendly, personal and professional attention. It was great advice, with lots of self-help information and recommendations of where I could get things to incorporate into my new diet. I have to say that five weeks later I felt so good that I didn’t feel I needed to go back. Good for me (but no so good for Monique!).
I was first diagnosed in early 2016 at age 20 with hidradenitis suppurativa, an incurable skin condition. The Dr said that it could only be controlled by 3 monthly antibiotic courses for the rest of my life, taken once a year or more often. After seeing Monique and having undertaken various lab tests, a complete change in diet and lifestyle, and appropriate additional supplements, I was able to live a much healthier life. Before seeing Monique I felt lethargic, aggravated and my condition was highly inflamed. I now feel energetic and nourished, and my incurable disease hasn’t been a problem for me for over a year. All signs of the condition are no longer visible as they persistently were before.
In 2016 I found out that my teenage daughter had a chronic skin condition. I was completely devastated and assumed that there was no hope. By chance I saw Monique advertising and we went to see her .It was the best thing we did. Straight away Monique put my mind at rest with her extensive knowledge and it was so good to find out that there were options other than a lifetime on antibiotics. My daughter has been so much better and her condition is in remission. Monique is always on hand to help and I can’t recommend her enough.
My fiancé and I were mid-way through a trip around the world, and after being plagued with various illnesses in India we made a stop off in Brighton where we visited Monique. After the first consultation I knew we had made the right decision. Monique was very thorough in her work and I felt confident that she would guide us back to full health. The guidance that she gave not only healed my ailments but left me more empowered about my own health. Three weeks later we were both feeling great and ready to continue on our worldly adventure. Thank you Monique!
I’m so glad I found Monique! I’d been feeling as though I was running on empty for ages and by my late 40’s I was exhausted. The doctor told me ‘You’re 47, this is life now’. I decided not to accept that and made an appointment with Monique. Tests confirmed that I had an underactive Thyroid and Adrenal Fatigue. Now at 50 I feel better than I have in years, and even going through the menopause doesn’t feel like a big deal. I was nervous about making my first appointment but I needn’t have been, Monique is very easy to talk to and we spend a lot of time laughing, you make changes at your own pace and I feel much happier taking the natural supplements she suggests than prescription medication. I wish I had started on this journey to good health years ago!
Après un questionnaire et des échanges de mails fréquents, Monique est certaine que j’ai le candida. Elle me propose de suivre un régime, une série de compléments et de vitamines à prendre. Ma santé s’est beaucoup améliorée. Je n’ai plus de ballonements, je digère beaucoup mieux. J’ai essayé différents traitements depuis environ 15 ans, et c’est la seule fois où j’ai obtenu des résultats aussi satisfaisants! De plus à chacune de mes questions, Monique a toujours pris le temps de me répondre. Je suis ravie d’avoir fait appel à elle.
I had been diagnosed with an under active thyroid for 5 years before I had my first appointment with Monique. On meeting with her I was on GP prescribed medication and I was feeling tired and still symptomatic. The GP could offer me no more than pills to take for the rest of my life. I was almost at the point of despair believing my health would never improve. After a few months my health significantly improved and within 12-18 months I was transformed. I had gone from dragging myself into work in an exhausted state, trying to cope with a foggy head. I also had weekly headaches, digestive problems and low mood. Now I cycle to work, meet friends after work, walk at the weekends, and even play racquet ball weekly. Thank you Monique!
Nutley Hall is a residential home for people with special needs. We have had positive results with nutrition and specialised diets before, so we contacted Monique who came to Nutley Hall to test two residents for food intolerances. Monique was helpful from the very first contact. She was very friendly and warm, and was able to put our residents at ease. We found Monique’s findings and recommendations insightful and implemented some her suggestions to the definite benefit of our residents.
I found Monique via the Thyroid UK website and I’m so grateful I did. After coming off the pill at age 41, I was unexpectedly diagnosed as postmenopausal. I’d been experiencing steady weight gain, abdominal bloating, constipation and energy issues. I found Monique to be warm, welcoming, and very thorough who took me seriously. In just over a year, my latest results show that my adrenal and thyroid function is much improved. I haven’t retested yet for the Candida. I live in Singapore where distance has not been a problem. She always answers questions via WhatsApp and I have never felt alone or overwhelmed.
I started my journey into better health just under a year ago. After struggling with arthritis in my neck and my feet (which often left me unable to walk due to swelling of my big toe joint), I cut out all animal products from my diet. At first, I felt a little better but after a flare-up I booked in to see Monique. After a wonderful 2 hour session I came away with a lot of information and followed a sugar, yeast, gluten and caffeine free diet. I can hardly believe the clear changes that I feel. For the first time in the longest time I wake up without pain. I feel clear minded, strong and determined. I feel better in every way. Monique has a passion for health and nutrition that is infectious and I would recommend anyone that is fed up with putting up with pain to go see her.
My consultation was amazingly therapeutic. Monique took time to build up a complete picture of my health issues – so reassuring compared to our over-stretched NHS services. I really appreciated her calm and positive manner. It’s also inspiring to see how she has managed her own health problems successfully, and now can pass on advice that she knows from personal experience will work. I’ve ended up feeling much more motivated, and encouraged that the changes she sensibly suggests I take at my own pace will make a real difference. My Asyra session completed the picture. It was a short and easy test with results that confirmed many of Monique’s insights. I recommend this knowledgeable practitioner.
With the healing power of nature you are coached to improve the quality of your life. The focus is on building health and regenerating one’s self, not simply treating symptoms or disease. We work to strengthen the body’s vital force which then stimulates true healing in the body. We look for the cause and triggers of your symptoms and address this dysfunction through an individual plan that can integrate diet, nutrition, lifestyle, physical movement, nutritional supplementation, botanical/herbal medicine, medical foods, energy medicine and homeopathy.