About Dr Sarah Brewer

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.’ Jim Davis


If you’ve got this far then, like me, you’re probably passionate about food, healthy eating and how these relate to Nutritional Medicine. The good news is that wine, coffee and dark chocolate are allowed – even beneficial. Cupcakes? Not so much, except as an occasional treat when no-one’s looking.

My Qualifications

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I am a medical nutritionist, nutritional therapist and the author of over 60 popular health books.

I qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. While working as a hospital doctor and GP, I soon realised that many illnesses are linked to diet and lifestyle choices.

I therefore spent six years studying for a Master’s degree in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey to learn more about prevention through diet rather than treatment with drugs.

I’ve set up this website to help share some of the amazing things I’ve learned about how food, supplements and herbal medicines can help to support health and improve many common symptoms.

I hope you find the information useful.

If you have a health problem that might respond to nutritional approaches, look under the Diet & Health tab where I’m adding new pages as quickly as my other work permits.

If the health problem, food or supplement you’re interested in hasn’t featured, let me know in the comments box below and I’ll bump it to the top of my To-Do list.

If you’d like to ask a Nutritional Medicine question, visit my Ask A Question page and I’ll do my best to post a response in a couple of days.

Please note, I am not currently taking on new patients. If you have any symptoms that concern you, please consult your own doctor sooner rather than later.

Dr Sarah Brewer MSc (Nutr Med), MA(Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT, CNHC

Curriculum VitaeCV Dr Sarah Brewer



Nothing in this blog should be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. Do not do anything, or stop doing anything, as a result of anything you read here. Always seek individual advice from your own doctor, dietician or nutritionist on all matters relating to your health and well-being. While I make every effort to ensure all posts are accurate, and include links to abstracts or papers so you can check the facts yourself, no information here is intended as the ‘final word’ on any topic – nutritional medicine is a fast-evolving field and something which is accepted as a fact today may be considered totally wrong in the not-too-distant future. I cannot be held responsible for any information that is missing from this site, or for any incorrect information found by following a link on this site. My posts and opinions are all provided in good faith.

Please note, I can only give general nutritional advice. If you have a health problem that worries you, please see your own doctor as soon as possible. Your health and well-being are important. If you have a diagnosed health condition or are taking any prescribed medicines or over-the-counter remedies, always seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplements or making any drastic dietary changes.

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4 thoughts on “About Dr Sarah Brewer

  • Jocelyn Yates

    I have ben prescribed Tolteradine Tartrate after a complicated hysterectomy. Can I still take the following: probiotics super pro 20, turmeric vitamin D and CQ10?

    • DrSarahBrewer Post author

      Hi Jocelyn, I’ve checked the Natural Medicines interaction database, which advises caution with tolterodine plus turmeric, as this contains curcumin which might, theoretically, reduce metabolism of the medication so blood levels rise to cause side effects. No known interactions are cited between tolterodine and probiotics, vitamin D or CoQ10. It’s best to check with your own doctor or pharmacist, too. Thanks, Sarah B

  • Lucy Wildman, UK-based researcher for Reader's Digest International Editions

    Dear Dr Brewer,

    I came acrosss your name as a GP who is likely to recommend alternative treatments to patients and I hope you won’t mind me getting in touch.

    Reader’s Digest International Editions are currently researching an article about alternative remedies and we’re looking for case histories of patients who’ve been prescribed such treatments by their GPs. I wonder if you might have successfully used any of the treatments listed below recently?

    If so, might you be prepared to be interviewed by the author of the piece?

    Thanks and kind regards,

    Lucy Wildman

    UK-based researcher for Reader’s Digest International Editions