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
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
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.”
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
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