Testimonials

Lose Weight and Thrive 7-week programme

My wife and I did this together and both of us are really pleased with our results, so much so we have signed up again

I lost just over a stone and 4 inches off my waist and 1 ½ of my neck which means that I no longer snore and I no longer get moaned at by my wife. My wife lost 7lbs and 4 inches off her waist so she can now fit back into her clothes and she feels a lot happier in herself.

Karen’s programme was easy to follow and she worked around our likes and dislikes, and we had every weekend off. We did have a drink, but swapped the wine for vodka and gin which reduced the calories. Sunday we still had a bottle of wine with our meal.

The food on the programme was varied and well thought out. We had many of our usual types of meals but with a few substitutes such as cauliflower rice for potatoes. At times I did feel quite hungry, but I have now got used to eating within an ‘eating window’ and it doesn’t seem hard any more. The benefits seem worth the sacrifice.
Couple late 50’s

October 2020

I came to see Karen because I was experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms that were impacting on my life and work. My energy levels were very low, I wasn’t sleeping well and food preparation for a family of four, one of whom has food allergies, was becoming an increasing burden. I was also trying to avoid additional medication and instead wanted to improve my wellbeing through my diet.

Karen has helped me in many ways to see and plan a way forward. She has enabled me to understand and accept how stress has impacted my eating habits, sleep and overall wellbeing. By analysing my diet and the supplements I take, she has worked with me to optimise my eating and nutrient intake. The crucial point is that Karen started with where I’m at and has adjusted, tweaked and improved things rather than imposing a new dietary regime that I couldn’t manage. As a result of Karen’s expertise, I feel more in control, more organised and more energised, and my kids are eating more fruit and veg!

Eleanor, March 2020

I got in touch with Karen to get help with low energy levels. We had a thorough consultation followed by a phone call and a Zoom meeting (due to the virus outbreak) which worked very well. Recommendations were made for dietary supplements and companies to contact for further testing should I decide to continue investigations further. Assistance regarding GP recommendations and opinions was also given. The benefits of seeking this help have been broader than nutrition as it has helped identify other areas needing attention such as lifestyle and workload’. I would recommend making an appointment for this and many other reasons.
Anonymous March 2020

I went to see Karen just after Christmas. She has given me my motivation back, along with a much better understanding of what my body needs to keep it healthy. I have changed a few things in order to do this and the results are great. A very knowledgeable and understanding lady. Thank you Karen.
Nicky March 2020

I met Karen at a very low point beaten by long term conditions and approaching menopause. Karen really listened to me building up a history from childhood to date to advise a controlled approach to increasing supportive foods and eliminating problem ones.

Over a number of sessions I would say I have presented Karen with many challenges and she has researched these meticulously, offering detailed solutions.

My life in 9 months of working with Karen looks very different. I no longer have a bad relationship with food, my long term conditions have improved sufficiently for me to take a regular programme of exercise and I have lost a significant amount of weight. I now have excellent blood sugar and cholesterol results and have eliminated any diabetes risk.

In summation I have gained precious time and a improved life working with Karen and would highly recommend her services to those looking to make better health choices.

April 2019

I visited Karen a few months ago, feeling tired; having many headaches and just generally feeling low. Karen helped me to get some blood test for general health testing along with some food allergy/intolerance tests. With the aid of the results and Karen’s patient understanding and knowledge, I was able to adjust my diet.

In just 6 weeks I have lost 10.5lbs in weight, feel more motivated and have hardly any headaches. Its almost too good to believe as I didn’t even think my headaches were related to my diet. I am truly thankful that I sort the advice from Karen who has proven to be the best professional help I could ever have wished for. I just wish I had taken the plunge earlier.

April 2019

Karen recently came to speak at our Endometriosis Support Group about the importance of nourishing the body through what we eat to maintain physical, emotional and psychological health and aid recovery when Endometriosis symptom flare-ups occur.

Her positivity and confidence in the benefit of healthy eating was contagious! Her knowledge in Nutritional Therapy, significant time spent immersed in the Asian culture and numerous qualifications in complimentary therapies made for a unique and encouraging perspective on how we can help ourselves to good health through good nutrition.

I don’t think we had ever spent so much time thinking about a ‘happy gut’! Karen really helped us realise the importance of an efficient digestive system to allow absorption of nutrients, rid the body of waste and positively impact the body for optimum health. The group work to look at specific foods, menus and food packaging was fun and useful but perhaps most significant for me was that Karen made us feel that we could easily implement some of the things we had talked about and see the positive effects relatively quickly.

October 2017

Karen was involved in Powick School’s “well-being” week, where she provided an interactive display and led discussions with the children on how much sugar was in different popular drinks. The children then had to work out the amount in sugar cubes. Karen worked with class groups from Year 2 to 6, where the visual impact of the session had a great effect.

Karen worked with the children in the Reception Class over a four week period looking at different vegetables and fruits. The children worked in teams putting the vegetables and fruits they were familiar with into a colour chart and then taking home a chart to see which colours they ate throughout the week increasing both individuals and families’ awareness. The children completed the activities by making their own “healthy meal “ on a plate including carbohydrates, proteins and favourite fruit and vegetables.

Karen was a pleasure to work with and her sessions had an immediate impact.

2018

Liz Harding Reception Teacher

Karen has really helped me out with some long standing gut health issues. Her invaluable advice has led me to uncover food intolerances and thyroid issues which I am now able to address. Her dietary plan has been very thorough and after many years of fatigue I am finally starting to recover my energy levels. She also gives excellent lifestyle advice to complement the nutritional therapy.
July 2017

I visited Karen to see if she could advise me if my diet was affecting or contributing to my ongoing health issues. I thought I had a healthy diet until Karen pointed out how much sugar I was consuming. It horrified me!. Karen explained how the amount of sugar maybe affecting the health issues I was concerned about.

Wow with Karen’s advice, guidance and food suggestions my husband and I changed our eating habits. The foods we now have in our diet are so tasty, they make our mouth water, they make our old foods extremely boring now! I am having more good days now than the ongoing poor and bad days I was previously experiencing. Thank you Karen.

June 2017

I approached Karen as I really needed help. I had read that poor diet can contribute to my condition and symptoms, which had been deteriorating for some months. Karen really took the time to listen and research my condition and gave me recommendations that were personally tailored to me and my lifestyle. She helped to plan a practical way forward and gave me great tailored advice on supplements, diet and overall my food approach. Through Karen’s guidance I learned how to understand food and how my body works with food. After a couple of weeks, I already started to see improvements to my energy and wellness levels. I cannot recommend Karen enough to anyone looking for bespoke nutritional advice and would like to thank her for her patience, understanding and knowledge. The difference it has made to how I feel now – physically and mentally is outstanding!
May 2016