Testimonials summer 2017
I first contacted Diana after being under the Hospital for about 5 years and
nobody listening to me when I told them my Bowel condition was not
responding to medication, because of what I was eating. I was told I just
needed to eat following a Low Fat and Low Fibre plan, but I knew it was more
than this. I was so worried about eating out, especially on Coach Trips. I
would go out and not eat anything from the night before until I got home
that evening and sometimes this could be nearly 20 hours!
I felt that Diana actually listened to me and she devised an Eating
Plan for me that was so different from the way I had eaten before and I felt very
nervous before I started it. However, within a week of following her way of eating,
things started to improve and I actually felt confident in eating while I
was out and everything has got better. I still have to watch what I eat but
the way my life around food has changed is very encouraging for the
I can't thank Diana enough, especially knowing that I have a contact
whenever I needed it.
Having been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in January, a friend recommended Diana to me as a nutritionist who would be able to help me. When I had my first consultation, I found Diana very easy to talk to and very supportive. It was obvious that she has experience in dealing with my type of health problem and that she has great knowledge of nutritional therapy. Diana was able to design an easy-to-follow diet plan and she gave me very good advice on dietary supplements and ways in which I could strengthen my gut to cope with the many antibiotics I have to take to control my other long term illness, Bronchiectasis. By following Diana's plan and suggestions I have been able to control my Colitis and make the necessary lifestyle changes when I am experiencing a flare-up. I would thoroughly recommend Diana to others.
I took my 17 year old daughter to meet with Diana hoping to get some answers, and we got so much more! Diana was absolutely fantastic with her - she listened to her and put a plan into action that has truly changed my daughter’s health. My daughter now has knowledge that will stick with her throughout her life. We cannot recommend and thank Diana enough .
Dear Diana, I wanted to thank you most sincerely for changing my life completely. Since seeing you I have a healthy digestive system and I am now both healthier and very much fitter. After 30+ years of digestive problems, which were diagnosed as I.B.S., and ignored by the NHS, you have helped me discover what was causing the problem and showed me how to solve it. For 30+ years I could not go out without the fear of diarrhoea. I could not eat out for fear of making my digestive system worse. Having to join rush hour traffic, on my way to work, with the fear of diarrhoea, eventually caused massive panic attacks. I never left the house without knowing where every public toilet was on my journey. The only help offered by the NHS was anti depressants! I am very passionate that anyone who has been diagnosed with IBS, and told to "learn to live with it" should consult you, just to see if, like me, the problem can be totally cured, very easily, by eating the right foods. As you said, I am now my own digestive doctor and if anything goes wrong I have the knowledge to know what my mistakes were and how to eat back to health. I am looking forward to your cookery evening. I am a very basic cook and living alone am unwilling to try new foods. Joining you for an evening of cooking new dishes and trying new foods is very exiting.
Just saying thank you does not convey the extent of my appreciation.
Diana came to visit my son Will when he was recovering from a heart transplant. For months he had been fed intravenously and was skeletally thin and malnourished. His failure to absorb the vitamins and minerals he needed had affected him physically, not just with his weight but with hair loss and psychologically. We needed to get him back eating normal food. I was struggling to find a way forwards and becoming increasingly frustrated that my homemade soups and juices were being rejected. Diana helped me see a way through with practical advice.
As a mother and with her experience of anorexic teenagers she gave me insight into how food can be the only thing that a sick person can control. This was coupled with detailed practical advice on the functions of different minerals and vitamins within the body. Diana's advice helped us both. Will has gained two stone since leaving hospital. He is looking good and eating well.
Like my daughter, I suffer from eczema and as she had had amazing results by following Diana’s dietary suggestions, she urged me to see Diana too. My hips and knees were also hurting despite cycling and walking most days.
I needed to get help before middle age turned into old age all too quickly. After a consultation Diana suggested I avoided dairy, sugar and refined, processed carbohydrates and to drink a glass of vegetable juice a day which included fresh ginger and other vegetables, which have anti inflammatory properties. She explained how important it was for me to eat essential fatty acids every day too, so I now sprinkle nuts and seeds onto my food, and use olive or linseed oil whenever I can.
After just 7 days of this new regime the eczema was beginning to clear up and was certainly less itchy, my hips and knees were less achey and to top it all I had lost a few pounds!
Having tried many, many diets I have had a certain amount of success albeit short lived. Diana has strenuously pointed out that this is not a diet but just healthy eating. The amazing thing is I am not hungry, okay I am still eating the odd chocolate but we are all human!
Thanks to Diana, my daughter now has a good understanding of which foods were upsetting her and is able to avoid them.
This has made her more confident when eating out and she is now more healthy and happier in herself.
I have now successfully lowered my Cholesterol level and am grateful for Diana's excellent advice .
She has helped me to improve my health and has also given me great tips on lifestyle and mindset in a very friendly, kind and caring way.