Sharing the life changing transformations using Lifestyle and Functional Medicine, Nutritional Therapy and Health Coaching, both personal and professional
Our practitioners have remarkable stories to share, both personal and professional, of how lives have been Transformed!
ECZEMA & ALLERGIES
Dr Kumaran's daughter struggled with severe eczema at the tender age of just 5 weeks! Soon after, it was discovered she had 13 Mild - Severe food allergies. Through supporting her gut, immune system and by slowly building tolerance to the mild allergens, she has successfully achieved clear skin for her daughter and reduced the total number of allergies to 6.
WEIGHT LOSS of 32kg!
"Before I started to work together with Fanni, I was about 102 kg, and I was desperate to lose some weight. Fanni showed me how to change my unhealthy lifestyle and taught me about the foods that are contributing to my problems as well as the foods that I should be eating more of. She gave me great ideas about cooking and recipes, showed me different types of exercises that I came to enjoy and taught me about the importance of “me time.” I would recommend working with her if you don’t want to start this process by yourself. Today, I can tell that I lost more than 32 kilograms, and we achieved this together. I’m grateful to her." Marcell K
"Maria is an absolute inspiration! She's been through so much and now wanting to help others with autoimmune illnesses in the way that she was. Maria is amazing, strong, determined, compassionate woman who will try everything to help you. I'm living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and she's helped me become practically pain free with a few changes in my diet- absolutely amazing! I recommend anyone to contact her and not delay getting help." Eleesa
Maria's Story - "I was told by medical professionals practising conventional/western medicine, that there was nothing that could be done for me apart from taking medication which would “slow down the progression of the disease”. I was sent home, to re-arrange it in order to accommodate a wheel-chair.
Newly married and starting a new life in a new country, I simply refused to believe that this was true and started searching for answers that western medicine was unable to give me. At my sickest, I had no feeling from my chin down and my husband was spoon-feeding me. Desperate to get answers, I found a Health Professional who could help. He discovered that I had huge amounts heavy metal toxicity within my body, which was destroying the myelin sheath on the nerves. Being introduced to Functional Medicine was like being given the gift of hope. Functional Medicine opened a whole new, exciting and empowering world to me as I started to look back over my life to identify the triggers and factors that may have contributed to my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and started to address symptoms rather than suppress them." Maria has successfully put her MS into remission using Functional Medicine
TYPE 1 DIABETES
Ruth's Story - Utilising functional medicine and nutrition she has optimised the management of her Type 1 Diabetes
DYSMENORRHOEA - PAINFUL PERIODS
Dr Kumaran's story- "For many years I struggled with intense period pain for the first 2-3 days of my period. I couldn't move without taking pain killers. When my periods returned after my second daughter I was surprised, they were nowhere near painful as they were before and I didn't need ibuprofen. I thought it was just a fluke, so I waited and 3 cycles later it was the same. The change I had made was to my diet, I had cut our dairy, increased my omega 3 fatty acids and improved consumption of foods that would naturally balance hormones. Simple changes resulted in the end of years of suffering."
Dr Kumaran's experience- "I did a stool microbiome analysis in Jan 2021, I was surprised to learn the results, my gut dysbiosis score was 9/10, alarmingly high! I had always followed a relatively healthy diet and consumed gut bacteria friendly foods. Through changing diet, improving my nutrition and stress, one year later, I have successfully reduced my gut dysbiosis score to 0/10. What most don't realise is that gut dysbiosis can wreak havoc on the body with little/no symptoms. It is now known that an imbalanced gut microbiome or dysbiosis can be a root cause for many health problems.
WEIGHT LOSS, MOOD & ENERGY
Fanni - “I was struggling with my health in terms of weight, hormones, mood and energy. Working with Fanni has completely changed my mindset, lifestyle and health for the better. My sessions with Fanni were far more insightful and attentive than any GP appointment. Fanni asked questions about my body, health and lifestyle and listened to me and my concerns. She provided me with the knowledge and tools I needed to understand and look after my 30+ year old body. I now have an understanding of food and nutrients and an awareness of what I am putting in my body. I have learnt to listen to my body and know what I can do to help myself feel healthier and happier. Thanks to Fanni I am losing weight and eating and feeling better than ever!” Erin M.
ACNE & PERIOD PAIN
Through Nutritional Advice and a personalised treatment plan, Fanni was able to help her client Lauren improve both her acne and menstrual pain significantly
FOOD AVERSION AND ENERGY
"I started health coaching sessions with Margot a few months into the first lockdown. I was working from home and all my usual routines had been overturned. I’d fallen into some bad habits, and having just come to the realisation that COVID restrictions were here for the long haul, I knew I needed to make some changes.At first, I was a little sceptical about whether health coaching would work for me - I didn’t know what to expect, but envisaged lots of yoga and deep breathing, which I didn’t 'have time' for. However, I figured I’d give it a go as I know Margot has a clinical background as an occupational therapist, and her health coaching qualification with the Functional Medicine Institute sounded fairly sciency.We started by establishing the areas of my life that I felt needed improvement and could benefit from Margot’s support. I chose ‘nutrition’ and ‘exercise’, though as the weeks went by this expanded as other factors influenced my motivation to work on these, e.g. sleep and work/life balance.I’ve always been a very picky eater with a strong aversion to trying new food and phobia of vomiting. This made improving my nutrition a challenge, and I also dreaded having to explain my diet to someone, as I find people are never very understanding and can often be rude & judgemental. But Margot was very patient, and I was impressed how she was genuinely curious and did a lot of research. I never knew the reason I was a fussy eater when my siblings would eat anything. I went through my medical history with Margot, and though I already knew I had breathing issues for a few years after birth (Laryngomalacia), I was surprised to learn that I also regularly choked on food. It was a light bulb moment, and Margot has suggested some food aversion treatment which I would never have considered previously.Margot also helped me break the cycle of late afternoon energy slumps and craving junk food, by understanding what food is best to eat at different times of the day, and how it affects the body. It only took a few small changes, and now I have the motivation and energy to be more active.I would recommend a course of health coach sessions with Margot to anyone who needs to make changes in their lives and hasn’t been successful achieving (or sustaining) this alone – especially to busy people whose other commitments always get in the way of making the changes you want." Amy