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Hello, I’m Dr Sara Pugh and thank you for visiting my site

I  have a fascination with how we function biologically,  how we move biomechanically and how this links into our consciousness. The mind-body connection. 

Understanding how and why we ‘get broken’ and how to fix problems is what I have done for the past 15 or so years.

As our brains control everything in our bodies as well everything we feel or experience,  a lot of what I do revolves around brain health.

I have a track record of helping people improve their mental and physical health using; psychiatric nutrition, ketogenic diets, fasting, hypnosis, counseling and Pilates.

Making lifestyle changes at any age results in an improvement in mood,  weight loss, less pain, reversal of type 2 diabetes, management of immune disorders,  improved stress management, less depression and anxiety,  better sleep, pain elimination, physical and mental performance enhancement.

I know change can be difficult and I help you make improvements so you stay on track.

Reasons why people come to see me include:

  • “I want some help making changes’
  • “I want to talk to a professional”
  • “I want to sleep better”
  • “I want to be addiction-free”
  • “I want to look better”
  • “I want to move/ perform better”
  • “I want a better brain”
  • “I want to be an injury, pain-free”
  • “I want to get/ stay healthy”
  • “I want to be me, but a different me”

My Principles:

  • Customers come first
  • Be truthful and honest
  • Age is just a number
  • Help others be independent
  • Scientific approach
  • Constantly make improvements
  • Learn from lots of sources
  • Older people must not be invisible
  • Do not stigmatise mental health
  • No spammy sales emails

A little bit more about me…

I have a degree in Biochemistry  Genetics (2000) , and  a Welcome Trust PhD in Molecular Mechanisms (2005). I  studied protein folding, which plays a role in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, antioxidants and fluorescence. I worked as a postdoctoral researcher on heart muscle cells, cholesterol and statins I’ve had my work on the above subjects published in various peer-reviewed journals.

I left the world of science to work as a Pilates teacher and neurological therapist following my training in functional neurology in 2010 and started incorporating hypnosis into my work in 2012.

I work with a wide variety of people of all ages, cultures, and identities who are looking for a more natural way to improve health, particularly mental health.

I am a welfare officer at TK Gym Fit a gymnastics club in Bradford and I am also a qualified children’s gymnastics coach.  

I  regularly run 3 hour workshops for other therapists, doctors and the general public on practical neurology and human biochemistry.

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“Hi Sara, thank you so much for a very informed webinar yesterday. the Keto lifestyle is one that appealed to me. However, searching the internet I was getting a bit confused. Your simplified approach really has given me a better understanding around eating and fasting, which I aim to try my first 24 hour fast from this evening” – Adel

I have also presented my work at international conventions, the latest being a workshop on the cerebellum at hypnothoughts 2015 and again in 2016 which is on the right and left hemispheres of the brain.

I am presenting at Keto-Live in Switzerland in 2022 on ‘Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, Ataxia – Can a ketogenic diet help?’ and ‘Are Old Fashioned Biochemistry Text Books Misleading Medical Students’ 

I am  a certified hypnotist and stage hypnotist and hypnotised my first person in 2012. I have been teaching Pilates since 2009 and am qualified on all the studio equipment and small equipment.

I am currently making an online course that is all about improving your brain function thus improving all aspects of your life. The course includes up-to-date science on consciousness, brain biology, nutrition,  practical advice, worksheets, and weekly contact with me. 

As this covers biology, chemistry, quantum physics, and psychology, and is about 20yrs of work all the information can’t possibly fit on the website or even into 30 private 121 sessions.

If you would like to be a Beta tester for this course and have it at a reduced rate please get in touch. 

I have had my own show on Stray FM talking about all things brains and nervous systems.


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I’m very interested in neurological diseases and the brain, particularly Parkinson’s  disease and I have done a practical workshop for the   Harrogate Parkinon’s   branch AGM.

Working with Sara Pugh I have found relief from the Parkinson’s symptoms that I had been displaying for years. I noticed improvements in my mobility, less dyskinesia (in my case a nodding head) and also help with balance and posture.  Sara has some great ideas on improving the lives of Parkinson’s sufferers and I would recommend her work.” Renee Dickinson, Chair for Harrogate Parkinson’s