When it comes to our health and wellbeing, nothing less than ‘the best’ will do. We might be ok with a belt or a bag that ‘looks like’ the real deal but putting our trust in anyone or anything without a proven track record doesn’t sit easy.
The doctors, specialists and practitioners we work with don’t need any talking up. They’re all at the top of their game with a shared vision for balanced health and optimal wellness along with a keen appreciation for the issues of the day and the challenges everyone faces.
Anni Hood – K.I.S Lifestyle Founder
A lively Brit from the north east of England, Anni left to explore the world many years ago and has spent recent years globetrotting for both work and pleasure.
She is widely recognised as a leading spa and wellness industry expert and has consulted across a global portfolio of work. Prior to developing K.I.S Lifestyle Anni spent several years in Dubai as Group Director of Spas for the Jumeirah Group where she spear headed the development of the first branded integrated health spa model exclusively for a hotel chain worldwide.
Her own remarkable fervour for living, instinctive caring for others and devotion to sharing her own special formula makes her the best mentor you could ask for as you begin your own journey towards optimal health.
As the visionary and creative force behind K.I.S, Anni epitomises the 'Keep It Simple' lifestyle. No one does commitment and dedication better than this girl - whether for her own wellbeing or others, it is absolutely unmatched. This incredible drive to pursue her dreams has led her to creating K.I.S Lifestyle.
Dr Kate James MBBS
Kate James is a Medical Doctor with a background in NHS Accident and Emergency and Palliative Care Medicine. After her daughter and mother's experiences of cancer, Kate realised the true potential of holistic and natural medicine, and how it can be integrated with a conventional approach. Over five years later both her mother and daughter, despite being given poor prognoses, have grown through and beyond cancer.
She now runs a Internationally-attended Integrative Medical Practice in rural Northumberland. Instead of reaching for a prescription pad to issue drugs, she prescribes a different kind of approach, working on a number of levels to actually rebalance and strengthen an individual by addressing the root causes of their illness.
She is course director at Newcastle Upon Tyne university medical school for the 'integrative medical' teaching option and this year began teaching doctors integrative methods. She teaches workshops nationally for health professionals and members of the public with a focus on integrative medicine and working preventatively to support optimal health and wellbeing.
She specialises in preventive nutrition, integrative oncology, women's health, fertility medicine, eating disorders and natural weight management and integrative primary care.
Dr Caroline Longmore MD – Founder and Director of Galen Wellness
Dr. Caroline started her career as a paediatrician in Paris. After working for the humanitarian medical aid organization, Medecin Sans Frontieres, she worked in hospitals and private practice.
Her passionate interest in complementary medicine and naturopathy led to extensive studies in nutritional as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, including time spent in China. She specializes in nutrition, food intolerance, fertility, mental health, weight management, anti aging and cancer treatments, utilizing Acupuncture, naturopathy and herbalism.
Caroline has been devotedly treating people using complementary medicine for over 10 years, and continues to do so.
Dr Andrew Morrice, BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, MD, MFHom, DipHG
After spending much of my childhood in Somerset, I studied Medicine, and the History of Medicine, at London University, then quickly found myself back in the West Country after qualifying. Since 1996 main work has been as an NHS General Practioner, but I now combine this with a private practice in integrative medicine and psychological therapy.
My interest in health and well-being started as a teenager and has provided the counterbalance to my medical training and career, and has led me to take an active approach to learning all I can about complementary and integrative approaches to health.
I worked for 6 years at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, providing integrative care for patients with chronic conditions and learning a great deal about the interface of life-experiences, emotional responses and physical health. I am also a qualified Human Givens Therapist: the human givens approach is a new and highly effective synthesis of brain science, the research evidence on psychotherapy, and a healthy dash of common sense. I have also been working for the last 7 years with the technique of Cardiac Coherence, a simple and powerful technique for managing and directing emotions (which itself is incorporated in the Human Givens system).
I look forward to sharing with KIS members what I have learned, and continue to learn, about emotional health.
Fiona Collins – Personal trainer & Pregnancy Specialist
Fiona began working at the forefront of the health and fitness industry whilst completing her final year studying Sport Science at Surrey University. She taught a range of classes alongside PT instruction at Espree Health Club close to London’s financial district – a busy corporate gym with over 3000 members.
Fiona then built on her fitness skills and moved into the spa and wellness industry where she spent 5 years leading and developing teams to deliver true integrative health for the internationally renowned Jumeirah Group in Dubai. Personal training and hands on fitness remain Fiona’s passion and she returned to her native Ireland and now delivers personally tailored programmes that focus on effective results for the individual through nutrition, exercise and overall life balance to achieve optimal health.
She also has two young children and understands the challenges of sustaining fitness both during and post pregnancy. She qualified with Burrell Education in the delivery of pre and post exercise prescription and now also works with pregnant women and post pregnancy Mums to ensure retained and safe fitness levels.
On a personal note Fiona is hugely passionate about her own fitness goals and partakes in a range of athletic events such as marathon running, triathlon and long distance cycling.
She believes that everyone has the ability to be fitter, healthier and feel the happy buzz that endorphins release.
Jane Morrice – Raw food specialist
Jane has always been interested in the transforming nature of good food on the body. She has been following her own Raw Food path for about 10 years, delighting in the numerous benefits from this way of eating, revelling in the guilt-free pleasure of eating natural food prepared in a new and exciting way.
She lives with her husband and two children and is a successful practicing artist and ex-primary teacher. She has held many classes and small groups focusing on easy ways to include Raw Foods into your life. Her recipes are loved by everyone, regardless of what they normally eat, and her non-judgemental attitude makes everyone feel comfortable with wherever they are in their journey towards optimal health.
Creativity has never been so delicious!
Andy Baggott – Personal and professional development coach
Andy Baggott is a specialist in Personal and Professional Development. He shows individuals and businesses how to fulfil their true potential. Utilising a fusion of ancient wisdom, cutting edge science and innovative thinking, his unique style of teaching is always fun, highly informative and readily practical.
In his early adulthood he worked as a general manager in the leisure industry opening, developing and running bars, nightclubs and restaurants. In his late 20’s his young daughter, Lara, became seriously ill and this impacted dramatically on his life. His life collapsed and he found himself a homeless, single parent caring for a very sick child who, as a result of a series of very long seizures, also had severe learning disability and autism. With the intent of finding answers to all the many questions whirling through his mind at that time, he began a remarkable journey of discovery.
Along the way he studied various healing arts including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy, Nutrition and Shamanism. He has met and worked with many remarkable teachers and medicine men/women from many different traditions and philosophies. With an ever-keen interest in the latest scientific and philosophical thinking, Andy has created a way of working with people that empowers them to unlock their latent talents to create a life for themselves that is truly fulfilling.
He is regularly interviewed on radio and lectures extensively on a variety of topics connected to living a life that is happy, healthy and fulfilling. He is author of thirteen books, teaches Tai Chi and runs a busy healing practice from his home in the Somerset countryside.
Tracey White - Health and wellness coach
Tracey White is a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Raw Food Educator, trained in detoxification and medicinal raw.
Tracey’s heart lies in facilitating her clients to reverse and prevent illness, change addictive eating patterns, increase energy and be free from unwanted thoughts, feelings & behaviours. Using her diverse skill set, and adding plenty of fun, Tracey guides her clients to reach their maximum potential through self-development and spiritual principles. She enables her clients to live a rich and joyous life with optimum health and vitality.
Tracey is a Thought Field Therapist, Master Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner & Hypnotherapist. She trained with the late Dr Roger Callahan, the founder and creator of Thought Field Therapy (TFT), as well as Paul McKenna and Dr Richard Bandler, the co-creator of NLP.