General Medical Practitioner
Dr Peat jointly founded Uniquely Created U to educate, support and drive sustained lifestyle change, transforming your mindset and shaping healthy lifetime behavioural change.
Dr Peat graduated from UCL with bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience (2004) and Medicine and Surgery (2006). He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Medicine and is an experienced Medical Educator.
In 2022 Dr Peat initiated a Student Selected Component in Human Nutrition for the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and an undergraduate examiner for the University of Cambridge.
In October 2014 the Care Quality Commission acknowledged “Outstanding Practice” for the development of a tool Dr Peat created on lowering cholesterol and in July 2015 he was shortlisted to win the Patient Safety Awards for Improving Safety & Quality in Primary Care.
Dr Peat was previously a Medical Advisor to Doctors.net, the largest network of doctors in the UK with over 200,000 members.
Dr Peat holds two second-degree black belts in Shotokan and Okinawan Gojo Ru.
Dr Peat's story.
In 2008 Dr Peat experienced a life changing event that caused immense physical pain, weight loss and a period of fear and uncertainty about what the future might hold. That event was a spontaneous rupture of his small bowel, infection and inflammation of his abdomen, emergency surgery and the resulting loss of 30cm of his small intestine. The diagnosis given to this awful occurrence was severe Crohn’s disease.
Strange as it might sound about 1-2 years prior to this difficult time Dr Peat had a sense that in the near future he was going to experience a physical loss. This generated statements like, “We really should think about improving our diet” or “I think we are having too much sugar” whilst drinking a home-made hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows on top!
Dr Peat considered why he had to suffer all that pain and loss before he acted on his earlier thoughts to improve his diet and lifestyle, which would have reduced the risk of this occurring. He was remarkably fortunate to have never taken a steroid or any other type of pharmaceutical to bring about complete and sustain remission of the disease. This was achieved through significant dietary and lifestyle changes, which are easy to maintain.
Dr Peat hears stories similar to his all the time. For example, he has seen many patients only stop smoking after developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or lung cancer and others having suffered a heart attack, to then suddenly improve their health seeking behaviours.
The point is that it doesn’t have to happen this way. When a person acts on Dr Peat's advice, he is always amazed to see the results. Weight is lost, energy increases, stress reduces and there are smiles and thanks of gratitude all around.
But the problem is this, most of us lack the motivation needed to generate the change our hearts and minds tell us.
Dr Peat, Vanessa, and the UCU Team are here to provide the expert knowledge, guidance and 1-2-1 support to help you achieve your health and nutrition goals.