Behavioural Health and Behavioural Wealth

What is behavioural health?

According to the National Institute of Health in the United States, behavioural health is classified as “a state of mental/emotional being and/or choices and actions that affect wellness”.

Behavioural health problems “include substance abuse or misuse, alcohol and drug addiction, serious psychological distress, suicide, and mental and substance use disorders”.

For us, behavioural health means the evaluation of how behavioural disorders such as alcohol and drug dependency, eating disorders and gambling addiction can affect your mental and physical well-being.

An individual chooses to adopt certain behaviours that have a damaging impact on himself and others.

How does it differ from mental health?

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

Mental health disorders can be caused by genetic inheritance and chemical imbalances in the brain.

Such mental health disorders include autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette’s, and anxiety disorder.

These can be treated through a combination of medication and psychological therapy.

What are the links between behavioural health and mental health?

Behavioural disorders often occur alongside mental health disorders.

While they need to be considered separately, behavioural and mental health disorders are often interrelated.

Accordingly, both sets of disorders need to be thoroughly assessed if the patient is to experience true progress.

There is little point in prescribing medication if bad behaviours go unaddressed.

Similarly, there is little point in curbing bad behaviours if underlying physiological or psychological issues are left untouched.

What is especially confusing is that some mental disorders can be classified as behavioural disorders and vice-versa.

What is Behavioural Wealth’s approach to behavioural health?

Located in Mayfair, in the heart of London, Behavioural Wealth adopts a collaborative approach to behavioural health.

We draw on the expertise of a team of medical professionals to assess your bad habits and to design a course of treatment that chases them away.

What is functional health?

Functional health looks beyond the management of disease to its roots.

In every individual a combination of genetic predispositions, environment  and lifestyle choices causes impairment of the body’s physiological functions.

For dysfunctions to be reversed and for general wellbeing to be restored, it is necessary to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms of chronic disease.

Our genes are not our destiny, but nonetheless they cannot be ignored.

Our patterns of living can have a profound effect on the body’s ability to function correctly.

We can always treat individual symptoms, but unless we treat the whole person it is likely that problems will manifest themselves again in different ways.

Therefore, functional health is as much a matter of prevention as it is a matter of treatment.

At Behavioural Wealth, our diagnostic approach considers the genetic make-up of the patient, their health history, lifestyle and emotional wellbeing.

We carry out the following diagnostic tests to determine a patient’s specific needs:

  • Nutritional
  • Neuro-endocrine
  • Digestive
  • Immune
  • Biomolecular

At a discreet private residential address in London’s Mayfair we conduct a comprehensive health screen, which includes the following:-

Digestive and gut function analysis

  • Stool testing and breath testing for lactose/fructose intolerance and small bowel overgrowth
  • Stool and breath testing for Helicobacter pylori
  • Food allergy and intolerance testing, including Cyrex panels
  • Parasitology testing
  • Candida Antibody testing

Hormone testing

  • Adrenal stress profile
  • Female and male hormone profiles
  • Thyroid function

Other functional tests

  • Diabetes panels/insulin resistance
  • Chronic fatigue profile
  • Homocysteine
  • Vitamin and mineral profiles
  • Anaemia panel
  • Fatty acid balance

Once these tests have been carried out, Behavioural Wealth can design a specific programme to reinforce the immune system, enhance metabolic function, and regularise inflammatory response.

We will reduce toxic overload of the gastro-intestinal system and liver, encourage regeneration of the tissues, and restore homeostasis (biochemical equilibrium within the cells).

Encouraging proper nutrition is a vital part of the process.

Gut health and hormone health are particularly important because many diseases are the result of homeostatic disruption and chronic inflammation.

An unhealthy microbiome of the gut, for instance, can exacerbate eating disorders.

In much the same way, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder might be behind gaming and gambling behavioural disorders.

At Behavioural Wealth, it is the patient and not the disease that should be at the centre of the approach to treatment.

We take an approach that brings together and integrates medication, homeopathy, counselling, acupuncture, cognitive therapy, and massage.

The process takes place in a private residential context in Mayfair and is specifically tailored to the needs of the individual patient.

We aim not just to stop disease in its tracks, but also to promote positive vitality.

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Behavioural Wealth is situated in the heart of Mayfair on the corner of Grosvenor Street and Davies Street.

28 Grosvenor Street
London W1K 4QR