Dr Sundhya Raman
Lifestyle Medicine Physcian
Dr Sundhya Raman is the co-founder and director of My Wellness Doctor - a Lifestyle Medicine Health consultancy. She has a degree in Pharmacology & Physiology, a Medical degree from Guys, King’s and St Thomas’s, London, a PhD in Genetics & Epigenetics from Oxford University and is a qualified Lifestyle Medicine physician with the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine/British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM/BSLM)
Dr Raman qualified as a medical doctor in 2007. Since then she has worked in a broad range of clinical specialties including acute and general medicine, cardiology, general surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine and infectious diseases.
Prior to working as a doctor Dr Raman completed her PhD (D.Phil) at Oxford University researching genetic and epigenetic factors in inherited cognitive conditions. She went on to work with many well known scientists in labs around the world including cancer genetics at Yale University, and Alzheimers’ cellular physiology at the Wolfson Institute in London.
She has always considered suboptimal lifestyle factors to be the underlying driver to most chronic illness and unnecessary suffering. She has therefore taken a keen interest in the evolving evidence base for lifestyle medicine throughout her working life, and has regularly seen first hand the extraordinary benefits that can be attained through implementation of a holistic lifestyle approach.
Dr Raman has a degree in Pharmacology & Physiology, a Medical degree from Guys, King’s and St Thomas’s Medical School (London), a PhD in Genetics & Epigenetics from Oxford University and is a qualified Lifestyle Medicine Physician with the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine/British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM/BSLM). She is a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and Plant Based Health Professionals.
Aside from her work as a medical doctor, Dr Raman completed her PhD (D.Phil) at Oxford University researching genetic and epigenetic factors in inherited cognitive conditions. She has worked with well known scientists in labs around the world including Cancer Genetics at Yale University (USA), Chemotherapy drug modelling at Sydney University (Australia), and Alzheimers’ cellular physiology at the Wolfson Centre in London. Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals.
Dr Raman uses the latest scientific research to create tailored, holistic lifestyle plans for her clients. Through her understanding of epigenetics, chronic inflammation and the gut microbiome she guides clients to make shifts to their lifestyle that can alter their health destiny. Through her understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology she helps her clients embed behaviours into their lives that last.
The primary modalities Dr Raman uses are optimising clients’ diets, sleep, exercise, and helping them to create tools to manage their stress.
Dr Raman has helped people to improve autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, precancerous lesions, inflammatory conditions such as gout, as well as to reverse conditions such as hypercholesterolaemia, hypertension and diabetes plus its complications (including retinopathy and nephropathy). She is also experienced in helping people with healthy weight loss and maintenance.
Dr Raman loves spending time with her husband and children. She is a keen gardener, loves oil painting, DIY and cooking whole food plant-based meals. Her remaining ambitions are for her kids to go to bed before her, and to uncover the identity of ‘H’ from Line of Duty.
- BSc (Hons) Pharmacology & Physiology
- MBBS, Guys, Kings & St Thomas’s Medical School, London
- D.Phil (Genetics & Epigenetics), Oxford University
- Dipl. Lifestyle Medicine, British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, International Board of Lifestyle Medicine
Dr Raman uses the latest scientific research to create tailored, holistic lifestyle plans for her patients. Through her understanding of epigenetics, chronic inflammation and the gut microbiome she guides patients to make shifts to their lifestyle that can alter their health destiny.
- Reverse/improve diabetes & pre-diabetes
- Reverse/improve high cholesterol
- Reverse/improve high blood pressure
- Improve inflammatory conditions eg rheumatoid arthritis, gout
- Optimise lifestyle following diagnosis of cancer
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
- Optimise your lifestyle to achieve healthy longevity
- Gain tools to manage your stress
- Improve your sleep
- Optimise your nutrition for long-term health