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Dr. Ashok Kumar Rawal

Chief Physician & Director


Dr Ashok Kumar He has practiced and taught Ayurvedic Medicine and Panchakarma for many years. He Graduated from M.D. University, India with his Bachelor's degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). His academic and practical training included the study of traditional Ayurveda as well as Western medicine and surgery.
Being an acclaimed teacher of Ayurveda Dr Ashok has trained many young doctors and students in Europe and India. He has successfully treated patients with a wide variety of ailments and is particularly renowned for his specialist clinical knowledge and experience in the management and treatment of Immune & Metabolism related problems such as Chronic Lung Diseases, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, IBS, Eczema, Psoriasis, Arthritis, Diabetes, High Cholesterol.

Specialties:
  • Ayurvedic lifestyle and constitution analysis
  • Auto immune disease
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Panchakarma treatment
Year qualified:
2001 Shree Baba Mastnath Ayurvedic Medical Institute India.

Professional memberships:
Ayurvedic Practitioner Association of UK ( APA)
Board of Ayurvedic & Unani System of Medicine, Haryana, India

Dr. Poonam Gulia Rawal

Gastro- specialist


Dr. Poonam Gulia Rawal

Poonam Gulia-Rawal is an Ayurveda Consultant with a BAMS (Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) from India in 2001. She completed her Masters in Dietetics from Glasgow in 2005. She has an extensive experience as an Ayurveda consultant and specialist dietitian. Poonam’s training includes the study of Western medicine and surgery as well as traditional Ayurvedic Medicine. Under one roof she combines her traditional Ayurveda and western Dietetics knowledge to provide a unique combination of both - the traditional and western sciences to help treat the most complex conditions in the most holistic way.
Poonam has worked in dietetics as a specialist dietitian in Gastroenterology in the NHS Trust for 11 years before perusing her own private clinic in Birmingham. She is highly motivated and passionate about her clinical work and has a wide range of experience. She specialises in nutritional gastroenterology and has a particular interest in IBS, inflammatory bowel disease- Crohn’s and Colitis, Functional gut disorders, Coeliac disease and food intolerances, to name a few.


Achievements-
Co-author for the BDA’s National guidelines for the dietary treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the UK (2012, 2016)
Expert advisor for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on Ulcerative Colitis.(2013)
Received National level recognition award- ‘Roll of Honor’ of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) for her contribution to the research in the areas of dietetics.(2011)
Lectured dietitians and health care professionals and patient groups to help them achieve dietetic understanding of various conditions.
Led the production of dietary resources on Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Elimination diets- working with the British Dietetic Association and Nutrition and Dietary Resource-UK (NDR-UK).
Involved with the editing of the ‘Manual of Dietetic Practice’ - the main dietetics textbook for the Dietetics course in the UK universities.(2014, 2016)

Poonam provides specialist evidence-based, personalised dietary advice and written resources to support patients to manage their condition, together with their medical treatment. She is well trained in both Asian and western foods to help her patients with the best guidance and advice from both traditional and Western food cultures.

Professional Qualifications-

Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
Masters in Dietetics
Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
Membership-
Health and Care Professional Council(HCPC)- Registered Dietitian
Member of British Dietetic Association (BDA)
Member of the Gastroenterology Specialist Group of the BDA
Ayurveda Practitioner Association(APA), UK
Coeliac UK

Special Interest-

Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis)
Irritable bowel syndrome 
Functional Gut disorder
Food Intolerances
Coeliac disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity
Diverticular Disease
Liver Disease
Colostomy/Ileostomy
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Syndrome (GORD)
Oesophageal achalasia
Constipation
Diarrhoea
Bloating
Indigestion


Publications-
British Dietetic Association systematic review and evidence-based practice guidelines for the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome in adults (2016 Update) Y. A. McKenzie, R.K. Bowyer, H. Leach, P. Gulia, J. Horobin, N.A. O’Sullivan, C. Pettitt, L. B. Reeves, L. Seamark, M. Williams, J. Thomson, M. C. E. Lomer. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Volume 29, Issue 5. October 2016 , Pages 549–575
British Dietetic Association systematic review of systematic reviews and evidence-based practice guidelines for the use of probiotics in the management of irritable bowel syndrome in adults (2016 update) Y. A. McKenzie, J. Thomson, P. Gulia, M. C. E. Lomer. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics Volume 29, Issue 5. October 2016 . Pages 576–592
National Institute of Clinical Excellence- Guidelines- Ulcerative Colitis. CG-166. June, 2013. P. Gulia (Expert advisor)- Guideline development group.
British Dietetic Association evidence-based guidelines for the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome in adults. Y. A. McKenzie, A. Alder, W. Anderson, A. Wills, L. Goddard, P. Gulia, E. Jankovich, P. Mutch, L. B. Reeves, A. Singer, M. C. E. Lomer Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 260–274, June 2012.
NDR-UK dietary resources on IBS, 2013.