Umahro Cadogan (1977). Adjunct professor of Nutrition and Functional Medicine, University of Western States, author, chef, lecturer, nutritional therapist and occasional IFM Forum Host.
Umahro has always been in love with food. Before having teeth, he started demanding the food his parents ate; he started experimenting in the kitchen at an early age and lived in the Far East as a teenager.
At the age of 18, he came down with Crohn’s colitis and every single described follow-on symptom (joint inflammation, neurological inflammation, hepatic inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, excitotoxicity and fatigue).
By the age of 24, he had put the disease into full remission using a Functional Medicine approach. He changed his diet radically, changed his exercise habits, chose to get more sleep and used both nutrient supplementation and prescription medication. He has never felt better.
Since then, he has pursued further education in Functional Medicine and works with Functional Medicine and what could be termed Orthomolecular gastronomy.
He has written several best-selling cookbooks and books about health, runs a successful clinic, lectures extensively, educates health personnel, helps large corporations and organizations become healthier and also helps world-class athletes optimize health, performance and recovery using Functional Medicine.
Most recently, he has started delving into genetically based personalized medicine and training.