Allergy and Food Intolerances

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Caroline Sproule
Thinking back, l was probably having problems to a much lesser degree for a decade.  I had always found an excuse for my symptoms and had certainly dismissed the possibility of any allergies or intolerances.  These ‘problems’ had increased in regularity since around 2014 and for the last two years had become worse causing, at least, inconvenience, and, at worst, real issues with day to day life.   I had consulted my GP and been referred to a consultant who performed an ultra sound, a scan and a colonoscopy.  This showed diverticular disease but fortunately no sinister problems.  However, in 2019 l was struggling with lower stomach pains, bloating and eventually, the inability to eat almost anything without pain and, more often than not, diarrhoea.  I had followed instructions to eat a high fibre diet, to be honest, l always had eaten what l thought was a healthy diet and embraced brown bread, flour, rice and pasta, plenty of nuts and seeds and plenty of veg.  This wasn’t helping!   A friend recommended Caroline whom l first saw in June 2019.  I had looked at the website and must admit l was pretty sceptical of kinesiology but l was willing to give it a try.  Caroline put me at ease, was knowledgeable and understanding and explained things as she tested me.  I showed as having a gluten intolerance, a dairy intolerance, a yeast intolerance, Dysbiosis (a lack of good bacteria in the bowel), a count of 13 over 28 for Candida Albicans showing a bacteria overgrowth in the gut, mild malabsorption, an unstable blood sugar level and dehydration. I was given a pretty limited diet but l stuck to it rigidly and started to feel improvement.   I continued to see Caroline on a monthly basis and each time there was an improvement and an increase to my allowed diet.  Now, 5 months on, l am allowed many more foods.  I have got a gluten intolerance and there are some yeast products, pulses, fruits and vegetables l can’t eat but l can have cheese and wine in moderation so all is good with the world!   I know with diverticular disease a bout of diverticulitis can occur and is painful and unpleasant but Caroline has given me confidence to tackle that and l know l can revert to my original diet to get things back on track.  I would recommend Bromsgrove Allergy and Nutrition Centre to anyone having dietary problems and l know Caroline advises on a great many conditions besides.  I will certainly continue to see Caroline and have great faith in her.   Lee    November 2019
Lee P

Dear Caroline. I would like to thank you for all you have done for me. Before I saw you I was feeling very sick. I had sick coming up in my throat and then going back down again. Every time I ate food, I had stomach pains, was burping and was running to the toilet.
My mum took me to the doctors and I had a blood test which didn’t show anything. At this point, I was being sent home from school on a regular basis because I was feeling so sick.
I came and saw you and after you tested lots of food products on me, we changed my diet drastically and within 24 hours of seeing you, I was feeling so much better. I had to take lots of supplement but was feeling much better within weeks of changing my diet. Every time I came back to see you I was able to eat more food products and now I can have lots except for gluten.
I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. I hope you help other people the way you helped me and I will continue to eat the foods you have told me to eat as I feel so much better.
From Liam (age 12) June 2018.

Liam Age 12

If you have children with “behaviour problems” could I recommend Caroline Sproule at the Bromsgrove Allergy & Nutrition Centre? She has done absolute wonders for 2 of my grandchildren. One grand-daughter in particular would almost definitely have a label of ADHD by now, and quite possibly Tourette’s syndrome. (Shouting out rude or inappropriate phrases at random) Every now and again she would go quite bonkers, laughing like a maniac, running about like a mad thing and eventually collapsing in tears. Turns out to be a milk allergy – on a totally dairy-free diet she not only shows normal behaviour but a gifted-level IQ.

Wendy A

Wendy A (Toddler behavioural problems)

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I went to see Caroline back in February 2017 with many many food intolerances which had gone from bad to worse !!I just didn’t know what I could eat anymore; everything seemed to have some sort of reaction.

My symptoms were anything from major bloated tummy to sore throat, flu type symptoms, migraine headaches, achy muscles and limbs, cracked fingertips, soreness behind my ears, floaters in my eyes and blurred vision.  I had itching around my hip bones and the condition of my hair would change giving me a dry itchy scalp.  I suffered terrible fatigue and I could go on !!

Caroline tested me and I couldn’t believe how many intolerances I had including  chemical allergies.Caroline diagnosed me with Candida Albicans which was registering a very high level.  This high level can make you very food intolerant, dehydration, dysbiosis – too much bad bacteria in tummy and not enough good, sluggish liver and suspected I had a leaky gut !!

I was absolutely horrified at being told this.  I had never ever realised so many things could be going wrong inside my tummy to be causing all these reactions.Caroline told me that it is all caused from a poor diet all my life which has contained far too much sugar and nowhere near enough vegetables and salads.

To start to put all this right or to get me back on track again, I had to drink nothing but water and I have never drank water in my life and hated it.  I had to detox for two weeks, eating nothing but turkey, tuna, vegetables and salads.  Basically I could have had other bits and pieces but I was intolerant to them so I just stuck to the above.

The first two weeks, I just got worse as the good bacteria I had started to put back in my tummy battled with the bad bacteria and caused me a lot of discomfort.  My toilet movements were practically zero !!  I was really struggling.

But now eleven months down the line, after being so dedicated to what I needed to do and take all the herbal medication that Caroline has prescribed, I have lost six stone and introducing lots of good bacteria into my diet again in moderation and gradually feeling like a new woman.

Caroline also realised that I put on false tan daily and dyed my hair frequently and this caused me to have a big build-up of chemicals in my body and my body got tired of fighting the chemicals and this caused me an awful lot of problems and food intolerances including sugar being a main issue.  I couldn’t tolerate any carbs at all.

So I went cold turkey on the tan which was hard for me to do and bought organic hair dyes containing no chemicals.  Eight weeks later the difference is unbelievable, I am now eating sugars and carbohydrates again and feeling like I’ve not felt in a good few years.  My energy levels have risen and the fatigue I was suffering with is 80% better now.

I really am feeling like a new woman and this is all down to this amazing lady and her expert advice and my dedication to following her advice every step of the way.

You have to believe in her from day one and act on her advice and the proof is in the pudding for me !!  Literally as I could never have eaten a pudding before !!

Caroline you are an amazing lady and worth your weight in gold.  I will continue to recommend you as I could never have done this without you.

Michelle Kenny.

Michelle K

For some twenty years I have suffered with stomach problems, severe cramps, extremely painful menstruation and chronic fatigue.  I have over the years sought medical advice from my general practitioner who could provide no explanation as to why this was happening and for a long time I just accepted the issues as ‘part of life’.

Approximately 12 months before attending the allergy centre these symptoms were becoming unmanageable and I was mentally and physically exhausted.   I did some research online and came across the allergy centre quite by accident, I was initially recitent but felt a lot of the described symptoms resonated with me.

I was given a complete change of diet, which initially consisted of very basic foods and excluded caffeine, gluten and dairy products.  Within weeks my sleep pattern improved, I no longer felt exhausted during the day and all my stomach problems disappeared virtually overnight.  Over the next few months different foods are then reintroduced and whilst still avoiding gluten and dairy, I can now eat most foods with no issues.

Whilst the method is somewhat unconventional, the results speak for themselves and have been way beyond my expectations,  I have so much more energy, my fatigue and other symptoms are now almost nonexistent. I can now much more easily recognise foods that aren’t appropriate and finally have a better understand as to why I was having the issues previously.

I would strongly recommend this course of treatment, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Rose D  August 2019

Rose D

For some twenty years I have suffered with stomach problems, severe cramps, extremely painful menstruation and chronic fatigue.  I have over the years sought medical advice from my general practitioner who could provide no explanation as to why this was happening and for a long time I just accepted the issues as ‘part of life’.

Approximately 12 months before attending the allergy centre these symptoms were becoming unmanageable and I was mentally and physically exhausted.   I did some research online and came across the allergy centre quite by accident, I was initially recitent but felt a lot of the described symptoms resonated with me.

I was given a complete change of diet, which initially consisted of very basic foods and excluded caffeine, gluten and dairy products.  Within weeks my sleep pattern improved, I no longer felt exhausted during the day and all my stomach problems disappeared virtually overnight.  Over the next few months different foods are then reintroduced and whilst still avoiding gluten and dairy, I can now eat most foods with no issues.

Whilst the method is somewhat unconventional, the results speak for themselves and have been way beyond my expectations,  I have so much more energy, my fatigue and other symptoms are now almost nonexistent. I can now much more easily recognise foods that aren’t appropriate and finally have a better understand as to why I was having the issues previously.

I would strongly recommend this course of treatment, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Rose D  August 2019

Rose D

Caroline was recommended to me by my brother, who Caroline had diagnosed with gluten intolerance.  I was experiencing symptoms of bloating and tiredness and I was diagnosed with a yeast allergy amongst other things such as malabsorption and chronic dehydration.  At first I had to cut out a number of food items and drink water, initially this seemed hard, but the results came quickly and I started to feel better within 2 weeks.

At each session I could eat more and more foods until there were only a few items that just did not suit my body, which is understandable once Caroline explains it to you.

As our lifestyles and living situations change, events can affect our bodies in remarkable ways.  Since my initial visit, I have seen Caroline twice more with new symptoms and concerns and she has set me back on track with my diet, each time leaving me feeling much improved after each session.

Caroline is easy to talk to and extremely supportive.  I cannot thank her enough for how she has helped me over the years.

Regards

Leigh  –  August 2019

Leigh