Alex Howard Group

Our Team

Sara Jackson

Dip CNM Nat, Dip CNM Nut, mBANT, rCNHC

Having worked in senior management roles in the fashion industry in her first career, a cancer diagnosis caused Sara to explore the life changing benefits of nutrition and integrative medicine to assist her recovery and to stay well. The power of functional medicine led to a remission from cervical cancer for over a decade now, and led Sara to retrain as a nutritional therapist and naturopath to transform the lives of others as she had experienced first hand.

Sara has been forging a successful career in integrative medicine ever since, running a successful London private practice, wellness events and nutrition writing for various titles including The Daily Telegraph before joining the nutrition team at The Optimum Health Clinic and has held the Director position since 2019.

Sara offers her clients the knowledge that comes from being an experienced practitioner of functional medicine, plus the empathy and understanding gained from her own personal experience with recovery from a complex and serious illness. Sara has a special interest in complex case management and a breadth of knowledge and experience across many diseases and health conditions.

Sara is a passionate, calm and caring clinician with acute sensitivity to her clients’ needs. Sara believes very firmly that every individual should have access to optimum health and ensures we do our best to provide inclusive, affirming, welcoming and culturally sensitive support to all our clients. Sara has a proven track record, supporting her clients' recovery journeys with evidence-based nutritional guidance that has supported the health and life of hundreds of individuals.

Our Team

 Jess Thompson
Clinical Director

Jess completed a psychology degree in 1995 followed by a PGCE in primary education and, after a 10 year career in teaching...

Alex Howard
Founder and Chairman

Alex Howard is Founder & Chairman of The Optimum Health Clinic, which he set up after his own 7 year struggle with ME...

Ana Bárbara Pereira

Ana Bárbara’s interest in integrative health and psychology began while dealing with her own chronic illness...

Bebe Kohlap
Practice Manager

Bebe entered into nutrition quite unexpectedly when she went to an open day at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, just to...

Charlotte Thomson

Charlotte initially trained as a musician and worked as a performer and teacher for several years before embarking on...

Claire Sehinson
Head of Research and Protocol Development

Claire is an educator, researcher and functional medicine trained nutritional therapist. Claire has over a decade of...

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