Alex Manos: Clinician, Trainer, Coach, Mentor.
Despite being one of the UK’s leading Functional Medicine Practitioners (IFMCP) with a focus in gut health and mould illness, Alex’s interests further extend into physical therapy, movement, resiliency, coaching, biohacking, psychedelics, breathwork, masculinity, spirituality, and the assimilation of ancient wisdom concerning health.
With a keen interest in the mind-body connection, currently Alex is training to become a Transformational Breathwork Facilitator and a Psychedelic Practitioner where he hopes to integrate these in to his existing work.
Away from clinic, Alex co-founded Healthpath and The Applied Function Medicine Mentoring Program and is the Chief Wellness Officer for Exhale Coffee - the U.K’s healthiest coffee! Alex also lecture at various colleges and institutions including The Institute Of Optimum Nutrition and on the MSc program at The Centre For Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management.
My own health journey
I had gut and immune issues almost from birth. I was a keen athlete growing up. A plague of injuries however, in my teenage years, combined with endless physiotherapy and rehab, fuelled my passion for personal training. It was when I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at 18, that both my passion for nutrition, and, my health journey really began. At 18, rather than being out on the rugby pitch with my friends, I was having to sleep for up to two hours, struggling with fatigue, brain fog, stomach cramps, and terrible acne. Told I might have to live with IBS for the rest of my life, I questioned the view and began carrying out my own research. This led me to study at the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) where I graduated as a Nutritional Therapist.
During the three-year ION course, I studied with world leading providers in personal training including the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), EXOS, The Grey Institute, Functional Movement Systems, and Cor-Kinetic. I then started to understand the importance of movement and exercise within the framework of holistic health.
I went on to complete a degree in Nutritional Therapy at The Centre of Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management, achieving a 1st class Honours, and then a MSc in Personalised Nutrition. Through this period I also certified in Applied Functional Science with the Gray Institute.
In 2016 I graduated from The Institute For Functional Medicine, at the time being one of approximately 18 practitioners in the UK holding this certification.
Facebook: Alex Manos - Health & Performance
Sleep: The Most Underrated Part Of Healing
In this session Alex will explain why sleep is perhaps the most important part of our healing journey. Alex will briefly describe the science of sleep, before sharing practical tips that can help us wake feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.