testimonials
Hi Kate,

I hope you are well.

I just read your Facebook post about slimming clubs and thought that I’d let you know how I’m doing with my weight and fitness, in response to seeing this.

I have lost about 3.5 pounds since I last saw you and am very much hoping to slowly continue with the weight loss.

More importantly I continue to exercise about 5 times a week and am now running for 25 mins, 3 times a week. I hope to do my first Parkrun soon.

In my latest fitness test, my pbs had improved considerably and I have lost 10 cm off my waist during the last 10 months. My personal trainer is really pleased that my weight loss is small because this indicates that my body composition is changing.

Most importantly I am happy. The little voice that tells me I need to be skinny is gradually becoming quieter and I am so pleased to be fit and healthy. I now concentrate on eating well and I try my best to eat nutritious food irrespective of calorie intake.

Last week a heard a lady talking about her food diary to a trainer at the gym. They added up her calorie intake and I heard them say that she was only eating 200 calories a day. She was about my age, was extremely thin, looked very unhealthy and dare I say it, old!

Previously I was someone who periodically joined slimming clubs, and I starved myself in order to reach my goal, feeling a failing a failure each time the scales told me that I had put on even a small amount of weight.

Thank you so much for your insight and help during the summer. I am so grateful both for my healthy body and my piece of mind. I am recommending you to all of my friends!

Phillipa P, East Sussex

I just want to thank you so much for your advice and guidance through getting me to this point.
I’m so thrilled to finally have answers and I’m very positive regarding the future and now not only myself but my family can move on from what has been a very trying 5 years.

Thanking you endlessly

Wesley E, Kent

Hi Kate, I hope you are well. I just wanted to thank you for your help over the past few months. Your weight loss programme is just amazing, not only really good value (!) but wow has it changed everything about me. You are very clever in the way you approach everything. Somehow you get politics into weight loss (not sure how you managed that but you did!) and really good solid scientific evidence in a really unbiased way. What astonished me is we never mentioned calories that much, and you weighed me as an after thought (sort of!) at the end of each session. I know why you were doing that now! Today I got on the scales I’ve lost 2 stone 10lbs. However there is something more profound going on, my obsession with losing weight has gone and the fact that I feel so amazing in myself was the first step. You were right. Something you did clicked with me so huge thanks for that.

Melanie, London

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Kate in the field of clinical nutrition for the last 4 years. I practice as a consultant physician specialising in gastroenterology and our nutrition interests overlap.

Kate is one of the most innovative and insightful people I have met in my 12 years as a specialist. She has established a strong reputation and large client base for her nutrition consultancy work which she runs with dynamic leadership and enthusiasm.

In 2014 Kate identified a gap in the availability of diagnostic testing in Sussex where she is based for diagnosing bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. Kate developed a new service giving people the opportunity to be tested for bacterial overgrowth, a cause of many abdominal symptoms. She has promoted this via educational sessions to local doctors and patients alike, such that family doctors, specialists and patients directly can now access the test.

Dr David Neal, Consultant Physician

Thank you so much for your support help time and expertise lately. Its great to have a little hope back and hopefully a brighter future. We are lucky to have you and your skills so close to home you do an awesome job – warm wishes.

Zoe, Brighton

Hi Kate, I know its a long time since I had my first and only appointment with you but you know when a person has a major problem that affects every day of the life several times a day and then it suddenly disappears to just an occurrence every now and then, that they forget they had such a big problem? Well that’s what happened to me. As you know I came to you because several times during the day id feel drained of energy, irritable, blurry vision, loss of concentration, pins and needles in my face, slurred speech, hot and shaky and then id feel like I would pass out. Doctors had ruled out diabetes and no other help or even advice was available from them. I ate a healthy diet and exercised regularly so I didn’t understand why I was having this problem. I found it strange that there was only certain times of the day i felt well enough to exercise.

I booked an appointment with you as i hated living feeling this way. You looked at my food diary which id recorded 10 days of what i had eaten and drank and asked questions and listened and took notes of my answers. Within a few minutes of my appointment you were able to tell me what it was that was going on with my body and how to the problem out. You told me it was Reactive Hypoglycaemia that I had and that my Flight or Fight Response was way out of balance. You said the food I ate yes was very healthy but I needed a a few specific changes. You also went into detail about why I had the condition and how it causes my body to give the certain symptoms I have suffered from since I was a toddler, I am now 43 so that shows how long ive put up with this problem but it was getting worse the last 2 years. I went home, took your advice, made the changes you suggested. the one thing I couldn’t do is have the blood tests for Vitamin B deficiency and to get a Blood sugar level testing kit. That was only because of my fear of needles.

The result ive got from following your advice is that I only have the beginnings of the symptoms once a week if that, for a few minutes but the symptoms are so mild and I can sort it out within minutes.

A life time problem that was affecting me every day is completely under control.

I recently had a CSF Brain Leak and got meningitis whilst waiting for an operation. A few months after that i had the brain surgery for the CSF brain leak in my base skull which was a success. Yet if I hadn’t of seen you I would of been in a really bad way physically and mentally coping with meningitis as i was not able to eat. Also i would not of been able to have had that surgery because it would have been impossible to Fast before my operation.

So following your advice I coped well. If this had been a few years ago I would have passed out within a few hours of not having any food, therefore not even being able to go through with an operation.

So Kate, I Thank you, even though they seem simple words to express my gratitude for what you have done to improve my life 🙂

I am more than happy for you to use my message to help others who are in any doubt at all on how nutrition can turn a persons life around.

With many Thanks

Karen, Eastbourne

I always feel a sense of joyous anticipation when I see Kate Arnold appear in my in box and you do not disappoint me. This newsletter was of particular interest to me since I have strong feelings about the NHS. Please keep your newsletters coming. They are much needed and I for one really appreciate them. One of the best things I did in my life was to see you. Thank you Kate

Christopher, Battle

I just wanted to say that I found your newsletter to be a real breath of fresh air – all too often, I hear even my friends going on about how they want to detox etc and nothing frustrates me more than seeing people around me be constantly confused by conflicting information all over the internet, but I can understand why everyone is so confused and that’s what I find most frustrating – everyone tells you something different every day, and unless you invest a lot of time into reading and trying to understand it all, then it must be a lot of information to take in, so no wonder so many people struggle.

I am extremely into nutrition and health, although my degree is in Ecology which is totally unrelated, Nutrition is where I want to be and what I’m most interested in. Having followed all the fad-stars for ages and been through my fair share of fads too, it’s relieving to finally see nutrtionists such as yourself who aren’t pushing for people to cut out whole food groups, or forcing veganism upon everyone. They have their place, but as you say, they aren’t for everyone, and it’s a shame that so many people struggle with the basics of a healthy diet, when in reality, it’s so simple to just eat properly, everything in moderation, without the guilt, and see what’s wrong and what’s right. As far as the detox goes, everyone who is desperately searching for a life of health and “being skinny”, yet constantly surrounded by fast food and convenience food and drinking too much etc etc – like you say, balance is key.

Anyway, just thought I’d thank you for a really insightful newsletter and it’s nice to see someone who isn’t trying to get a following by claiming their way of life is the best and will work for everyone etc. Thank you

“When I initially came to see Kate I was very nervous and my list of symptoms were just ridiculous. I expected her to be shocked but on the contrary Kate couldn’t have been more relaxed, as she told me she had heard it all before. This instantly put me at ease as I didn’t feel like a freak or hypochondriac.

My GP had diagnosed me with CFS which was a relief at first but then of course he said he couldn’t really help me and it was about time healing things. I had contracted glandular fever and a severe bout of food poisoning and never really recovered from both. I ached all the time, could barely get out of bed, felt like I had a fever the whole time although my thermometer told me otherwise. My eyes burned, my bowel was all over the place, generally I felt miserable and hadn’t worked for four years. I was going round and round in circles and getting nowhere. I even went up to London to see an “ME” consultant who was hopeless and just talked to me about graded exercise.

What I liked about Kate’s approach was the amount of time we had – a whole two hours. I bought my health file with me which was enormous and little by little we started to piece together what had got wrong, and more importantly why I had not got better. I borrowed some money from my aunt and a few tests later I had such a greater understanding of what had happened to me. To cut a very long story short, six months later I am back at work, part time and doing really well.

Kate found so many conditions – her knowledge of the body is astounding and she really understands about symptoms and where they come from. You need a lot of time to talk when you are ill as there is so much to say and I think this really helped me figure out why had become ill and why I wasn’t getting better. In the end it was actually very simple, I had been told that CFS was so complicated but Kate made it really easy.”

Tracey, Horsham

“Dear Kate, I wanted to extend a very big thanks to you for curing my chronic constipation and tummy problems, problems I have had for over twenty years!

I know you have a lot of patients, so aren’t going to remember my particular circumstances, but I have an underactive thyroid, diverticular disease and was diagnosed by you (through a complicated laboratory stool test) as having an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in my gut.

Following a course of probiotics which you recommended my gut is 100% better and I hardly ever have to take a laxative. I do eat masses of fruit and veggies, but I think the probiotics have finally shifted the bacterial content of my gut.

I have been to numerous doctors, specialists, gastro-enterologists and dieticians over the years and nobody helped me!

You are superb and I cannot thank you enough for changing my life for the better. I read your newsletters in great detail and try and follow your advice.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

Robert P, London

“Kate came into our offices like a whirlwind of enthusiasm and energy. She was highly motivational and got a sluggish and slightly porky management team enthused and attentive!! In the last three months we have noticed a marked improvement in days off sick and better attention and energy throughout the day. Our whole floor has lost in total eight and half stone in weight. Thank you Kate for you interest, boundless energy, and a mind of amazing facts. You have bought colour into our lives and a greater understanding of how we can prevent ill health and we all thank you for that”

J Brinkham, Hove

“Seventeen years of yo-yo dieting are now part of a hazy past. Kate’s tailored advice to me as an individual was brilliant – I can’t believe it but I’m now eating more and enjoying my food again.”

Brenda, Hailsham

“After three years of skin rashes and headaches I was at my wit’s end. I was so convinced that everything I was eating was making me ill, that I was only eating about six or seven foods. After a few simple blood tests with Kate, and avoidance of two foods, I’m now completely free of symptoms, and can eat a well balanced healthy diet again.”

Sasha, Uckfield

“I was hesitant about seeing a nutritionist as my cholesterol was 6.8 but was determined to try a diet and lifestyle change before going down the drug route. To my absolute delight, eight weeks in, my cholesterol was down to 4.4. I cannot tell you how amazed I (and my GP!) am. I feel a whole new lease of life and energy in my general health as well. Kate is brilliant!”

John, Brighton

“Kate, I had to write to thank you – your knowledge and understanding of nutrition and health is just awesome. From crawling around the floor feeling like near death for 2 years, I’m almost back to my old self – and its not just me you have helped but my daughter, my husband and my parents. You are astonishingly kind (but also strict as well) and I cannot begin to thank you for getting me through this maze of symptoms.”

Belinda, London

“I never thought that what I was eating and drinking could be affecting my mood until I saw Kate. I have had mild depression for years and suffer from anxiety quite badly. I lived off chocolate, alcohol and coffee. I got a total overhaul of my diet and lifestyle and very quickly my anxiety calmed down, and the depression has virtually gone. My young daughter says she feels she has got her dad back. I have more energy and am feeling positive for the future.”

Paul, Eastbourne

“After grappling with digestive and weight problems for years, Kate’s advice has led me to much better health and five stone weight loss.”

Debbie, Eastbourne

“When I first contacted Kate in June 2010 my chronic fatigue was so bad that some days I couldn’t walk to the kitchen to prepare a meal. For every one of my (many!) symptoms Kate suggested a nutritional cause and we have slowly eliminated them one by one. She also arranged a stool test for me and we altered my diet following that. She was also on hand to answer my (many!) emails. I’m now working three days a week in the office and am enjoying a social life too. Basically, I owe Kate my life!”

Gillian, Birmingham

“I have worked hard at the various changes to my diet that we suggested and I am pleased report that I have lost 20lbs but more importantly I do feel so much better overall.”

Janet D, Eastbourne

“Kate, I had to write to tell you how much you have changed my life. You have this amazing capacity to cut through all the nonsense and somehow fitted right between my GP and me. You’ve steered me on the right course when so many did not. Your sensible down to earth, no nonsense approach made it clear to see where I needed to go. I was so confused and so miserable and so ill, and now… well I can’t believe it but I’m fine and I’ve taken the knowledge that you’ve given me and I know it last with me for the rest of the my life. Thank you for giving my family back their mum.”

Kathy, Battle

“I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I appreciated all the help and guidance you gave my partner in respect of nutrition and diet, your understanding sympathy and professionalism of my partners case was excellent.”

Leonard G, Eastbourne

“Kate, I wanted to say a really big thank you to you for all of the help and guidance you have given me over the past few months, you’ve made such a difference to my health and as a result have changed my life for the better and for that I’m really grateful. Your knowledge and advice has helped to eliminate many of my numerous symptoms and although I’m still working through several bowel issues I’m finally feeling human again, now that my fatigue/thyroid issue has been sorted. I also now have much more support from my GP, compared to a few months ago when I felt he didn’t take me or my problems particularly seriously. Now things are starting to look up and I’m getting the help I need from him. I really can’t thank you enough for what you have helped me achieve over the past few months for helping me to get past the brick wall. I felt I had hit in my life and therefore making my 2013 look that bit brighter.”

M. Kenward, Kent

“Kate, I had to write to you and thank you so so so much for the amazing work you have done with my health. I thought I’d never get better. I thought I knew it all, and worst of all I thought my diet was good. Wow how you have opened my eyes. I’m not sure how you hold so much information in you brain! You were with me every step of the way. Its been tough, hard and challenging, but I never regretted a moment of it, and as you said as soon as I started feeling better my faith in you grew stronger and stronger (although I never doubted you for an instance I had seen a fair few quacks over the years, spend thousands of pounds and got nowhere – ouch that hurts writing that!). So from me, my husband and my daughter – we love you, you are AMAZING – thank you thank you thank you”

Natasha L, Uckfield

“Hi Kate, Been bursting for some time now and just had to email you – I’m now 8st 6oz (but I was ridiculously active yesterday so it might be a blip) and am all but off the citalopram – only 5mg a day now so in a week or so they will be NO MORE. I think I have more energy now than I have had since becoming a parent – over 20 years ago. Sad on the one hand – a lot of lost time – but it’s so good on the other. When I was rolling around in cycles of depression the best I could hope for was surviving each day. Life was something to be endured. But now I’m wringing so much out of each day and have so much I want to do and just don’t have the time for – creative projects as well as all the stuff that simply has to be done. Not so long ago, I used to have to prioritise what needed to be done each day – because whatever I hadn’t achieved by early afternoon would have to be left until the next day, because I wouldn’t have the energy. Now, I just go on and on and on! Have to stop myself! I’d never have believed this could happen. I can remember sitting down with a psychiatric nurse a few years ago, weeping in despair when she asked me what I would do if the miracle happened and I could wake up the next day and be free of depression. It seemed like an impossible dream. But here I am – not remotely depressed – and whilst I’m still capable of feeling pretty crap sometimes it’s not the same, because my foundations are stronger. What gets me is that it’s actually been so easy – once I had your expert help. But there’s no use feeling resentful that it didn’t happen earlier because I probably wasn’t ready. We’re funny creatures and there’s so much at play, so much that isn’t conscious. The right thing happens at the right time. I’m just so glad I didn’t have to slide into premature old age and being a fat cronk, which was very definitely happening! You’ve given me back to myself!”

Cathy, Norfolk

“This girl is good… really good.. go see her.”

Peter S, Dubai

Great news, I think you have 100% cured me (touch wood). I started to feel much better about a week after we last met. Since then I’ve felt “normal” which is fabulous. The back ache has gone, the fatigue has gone, the digestion is great, I have so much more energy, my eyes are not tired. It’s great. What is even more amazing is that I am now eating all the things I couldn’t before with no ill effects. Fruit, oats, wheat, occasional sugars and even garlic and onions which gave me major issues in the past. I’m keeping a healthy and balanced diet though and I’m now able to exercise more. I’m feeling really good. I’m tapering off the probiotics as you suggested. One a day for Feb then I’ll drop down to 1 every other day for a couple of weeks then stop (is this correct?). I played a round of golf a while back. I’m normally exhausted by the 13th but I noticed on the 18th that I didn’t feel tired and I actually felt I could do another 18 holes. I haven’t felt like that is over 6 years! Not only have you cured me but you’ve improved my golf handicap too! Amazing. Many thanks for this Kate, it has changed my life and of course my families lives too as a result. You are a rock star in my eyes.

Lance B, Bexhill on Sea

Dear Kate, it has been three weeks since I last saw you and I promised you a testimonial because I wanted everyone to know how brilliant you are. Please post this on your facebook page! You have transformed my life (ok yes I know I did the work, but you lighted the spark that made me do the work). I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to be well again. I get angry when I see people spending loads of money on stuff they dont need, not realising that when you are ill you will do anything to get better, and find the money to invest in your health. I am so much wiser and clearer in my head and my body about what I need to do for the rest of my life. You are simply a life saver, and I’m sending all my friends and family to see you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Heather, Uckfield

I don’t know what I would have done without you Kate, you have changed my world. You are the most wonderful wonderful nutritionist with a heart of gold, thank you thank you for all you have done!

Barbara, Tunbridge Wells

Hi Kate, I wanted to send you a big thank you seeing me the other month, what a revelation that was! You told me my PMDD (Premenstrual dysphoric disorder) could be helped enormously by diet, weight loss and a few tests. It seemed too simple, but to date I have lost three stone which has made a huge difference, my diet is from another planet (a very healthy one), the one supplement you gave me has worked wonders (rather than the 20 some quack told me to buy which did no good at all) and I now totally get what is going on in my body, how it works, and what it needs on a very fundamental level. As I said to you as much as it would have been easier to take a pill, I just couldnt do it, my fear was too great. In fact I feel so much better I am even starting to wonder if I had this condition in the first place. I look forward to seeing you at my review with my even more amazing food diary!

Isabelle, Seaford

Hi Kate, I just wanted to tell you I have just returned from my consultant and he is thrilled with my progress. It seems slightly miraculously that my inflammation markers are back to normal, and I don’t need to go on steroids. Obviously he will keep an eye on me, but fingers crossed with what you suggested, I can stay away from these as you know how much they frighten me. I am so grateful to you for you explaining to me how RA works, and what is really behind the symptoms. It’s made so much sense to me rather than the we dont know school of thought but here’s a scary drug. You are a bit of a star and I will be recommending you to all my ill friends and family”.

Peter, Heathfield

Kate, I wanted to thank you so much for all your help. I cannot believe that I am now off all medications and their horrid side effects. You were with me all the way and have been so supportive – big thank you from me and the family”

Joan, Uckfield

Hi Kate, I think the first thing you told me was that fibromyalgia was another one of those words that doesn’t really mean anything – you get very excited by the diagnosis but then realise you are told that here is a pill, and there is nothing that can be done and no one knows the cause. I bought into that for four years. Thank you for all your no nonsense, advice – my goodness you cut through the c*** – excuse the language and got straight to the causes and reasons. Of course once you know what they are you can start getting better. I have odd days – maybe one in ten where I feel a bit achey but its nothing compared to the pain and discomfort 24/7 I had with no let up – please do post this on your Facebook page as I think this syndrome is poorly managed and poorly understood”

Fiona, Uckfield

Today I presented Kate with my new cholesterol results…My overall cholesterol was 8.2 nmol/L its now 5.2 nmol/L. My HDL is 2.2 and my LDL is 1.3, down from 4.4. Bearing in mind I won’t go near pills, I think it’s fair to say this is a good result. I’m thrilled – thanks Kate, and it only took three months!

P Huxley, Battersea

“Kate I wanted to write to thank you for your tireless help and patience with my myriad of hideous symptoms. When I came to you I had typed out 47! It seems unbelievable now – no wonder I was embarrassed to talk them all through with the GP. You gave me an explanation for nearly every single one. Not sure how you did that. I was looking at my list this morning and I now have five! and wanted to tell you I went for the job and got it and start in eight weeks. I never thought I would work again and this has given me a new lease on life. Thank you so much, this also comes from Chris and Sophie too – they have got me back again!”

Stephanie H, Battle

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