Bowel and Stomach Testimonials

Our FOOD should be our MEDICINE and our MEDICINE our FOOD.

Caroline Sproule

Stomach and Fatigue

I suffered with a lot of stomach acid, which accompanied tiredness and exhaustion. I thought all of these symptoms were associated with my job, as I am a director and Partner in a busy engineering company. I thought my symptoms were stress related and nothing to do with food that I was eating. My wife, who had watched me go to my GP for two years  persuaded me to try the Nutrition Programme, which she had attended herself.

I was amazed at the results. A number of food intolerances were found but the main one was milk which I had thought helped neutralize stomach acid.How wrong I was.

I carried out the first 4 week eating plan , sticking very rigidly to the do’s and don’ts on the list. When I returned for my follow up, i found that not only had my intolerances reduced, but also I had more energy, no tiredness and especially no acid in my stomach!

My wife and I would both like to thank you for your support and advice on combating our food intolerances over the past three months and would recommend if anyone is suffering with the symptoms I have had that they take the time to find out about the Nutrition Programme at Bromsgrove Allergy and Nutrition Centre.

Jeff  and Linda Charlton

Stomach and Tiredness

I approached Caroline because, I have suffered from constant bloating, abdominal pain, lack of energy, constant tiredness, sleep deprivation with overnight heavy sweats, lack of concentration and difficulty to remember simple things, skin and menstruation problems.

Caroline helped me after a numerous visits at my local GP. Four different doctors told me that I eat too healthy, prescribed me tablets for my stomach, and directed me to monitor my sleeping.  Weeks after weeks nothing has been done and my frustration grew.  When I suggested to my GP that perhaps I should see a Nutritionist, he laughed stating that this is not a doctor.

I used Google to search for Nutrition advice around my town.  Caroline’s website looked very professional and appealing.  Her profile and work experience in nutrition field was very broad, and definitely the best one I found.  After the first telephone conversation, I knew that Caroline is a true professional and that she knows the subject very well.

On my first visit I found out that my body is really affected by things I eat. I could hardly eat anything and first few weeks were very difficult.  I think this is the point when some people give up, because they don’t see the overall benefit.  I have stayed consistent and positive.  After few weeks I could eat more and more food, which was like a treat.  I had a number of supplements and vitamins to keep my body healthy while some of the foods were missing from my diet.

Overall experience was very unique. I have to admit that at the beginning I was a little bit sceptic to the method Caroline used on me, to check certain allergies. I couldn’t really understand how this could work without laboratory tests. I left my first session with a head full of thoughts; however next sessions only proved that method used was very accurate. I found out things that I didn’t know before. I have recently implemented whole grains and oats to my diet, brown rice, brown pasta, porridge etc; with Caroline I found out that this is something I cannot eat. I am also gluten intolerant.

Caroline is a professional. I particularly liked the fact that she is very honest about treatment. There is not always an easy and enjoyable way to get better, but she keeps motivating and reassuring about the final goal.  Caroline gave me some recipe ideas, which was very useful after it was very hard to construct an eatable meal during my diet!  After each session I had a list with products I could and couldn’t eat or drink, my progress and list of supplements and vitamins I need to take.

9 months later and I feel great. All the symptoms disappeared and I can enjoy my life again.  I found so much about myself and my body and what foods were affecting me.  Caroline was very supportive in this journey, what motivated me even more.

I would definitely recommend Caroline to anyone who is looking for professional, friendly and honest advice. If you feel that something is not quite right with you and you have symptoms where your doctor cannot/ ignore to help, you should definitely check as the condition may be triggered by what you eat.

Ewelina.   March 2017

Bowel Disorder

I just wanted to formalize my heartfelt thanks to you for basically giving me my life back.

Back in April, when I first came to see you, I was at the lowest point I had ever been in my life.  I was putting on weight for no apparent reason, was sluggish, listless & seemed to have lost control of my bowels.  My bowels were so unpredictable.  I started fearing ever going outside my front door, which is a little constraining for a UK Sales Manager! ‘Immediate Urgency’ had become a real & daily fear.

Following 2 years of Medical Specialist consultations and several ‘invasive’ investigations, no solution was offered or advised, I did not know where to turn.  I had a recommendation from a friend which I followed up immediately and called the Bromsgrove Allergy & Nutrition Clinic.  This was the best thing I have ever done.

The first consultation I had with you seemed to be a series of light bulb moments.   The first initial impression I had was, ‘wow, this girl actually understands my problems’.  The second moment was that after approx. 5 minutes, you had basically pinned down the root cause to probably being a dairy Intolerance (which I had probably had since I was born) with associated digestive bacteria and liver blocking issues.  I won’t pretend that the following dietary regime of the exclusion diet was easy, but motivation was there in terms of a weight loss of nearly a pound per day for the first month – total of 1 stone.  Your diagnosis seemed to be perfectly accurate and the effects were fairly quick to manifest themselves, with 100% improvement in bowel activity week on week.

At the end of the 5 consultation program, I have lost more weight, my bowels are mostly under control, I have lots more energy and subsequently I am much more aware of which food groups I can tolerate and which I cannot which means that now I have a choice!  As I said up front, you have given me my life back and whilst this may sound cheesy, this is totally accurate.

I would recommend anyone who has any kind of digestive, stomach or bowel complaint to come to you for advice.  You are not only a professional of the highest order (I feel I can talk to you freely about anything!) but you are also a loving & caring human being. I cannot thank you enough for your concern, your advice and most importantly your help in guiding me to overcome the worst period of my life, I am and will remain eternally grateful, thank you.

All of it is the truth and summarises my overall feelings about the changes that have occurred since I first visited Caroline, life changing in every sense!

I will forever be in Caroline’s debt!

Mark T from Bromsgrove.    August 2016.

 

Stomach Issues

I went to see Caroline On Tuesday 11th March 2014 with constant stomach cramps and I would like to report that I haven’t had a stomach cramp since Thursday 13th March! Life is great. I am keeping to the diet and everything is going very well. I didn’t start properly until I got home to Sussex on 12th March and I have been amazed how things settled down so quickly.  It has been just over a week now without gluten and my stomach issues have all but cleared up, it is great!

Thank you for all your help and advice and making my life ‘normal’ again.

Keep up the good work,

Sue T

 

Dairy Intolerance

Dear Caroline. I visited you back in October 2011 for an intolerance to dairy.  This was just after finding out I was pregnant.  You advised me to stop eating a wide range of foods and take bioacidophilus.  I did not stick with the modified diet for more than a month as I found it too difficult whilst being pregnant.  However, I did keep taking the tablets and I am very pleased to report that since finishing the tablets, I have gradually re-introduced dairy into my diet and have not had any reaction. 

Thank you very much for your help. It is lovely to eat normally again.  I have recommended the tablets to my dad and sister and hopefully they will find them as helpful as myself.

Best Regards. Jane L.   May 2012.

 

Stomach Cramps

I would like to report that I haven’t had a stomach cramp since two days after my appointment with you. Life is great !

I am keeping to the diet and everything is going very well. I was amazed how things settled down so quickly.  People often say it is all in the mind but the cramps I was starting to suffer everyday were starting to get unbearable.  I am sure that wasn’t in my mind.

When I think it is only just over a week without gluten and my stomach issues have all but cleared. It is great !  I am taking the probiotic and liver capsules as you advised. 

Many thanks again for all your help and advice and for making my life ‘normal’ again. I have even managed to meet friends for lunch and find something suitable on the menu.  Haddock fish cakes and watercress salad.

Kind regards. Keep up the good work.  Best wishes.  Sue.   Sussex.

 

Stomach Issues

My complaints were acid reflux causing weight loss, poor appetite and a number of others including anxiety, chest pain, burning mouth syndrome and fatigue.

I started seeing Caroline after my prescribed medication for acid reflux stopped working. I tried all the medication doctors could think of.  However nothing worked and in fact I got worse.  I became extremely anxious and worried and simply did not know where to turn.  My daughter found Caroline on the internet and made an appointment for me.  She changed my diet quite radically to start with but slowly other foods were introduced back in and I did notice a difference after the first few weeks.

Caroline deduced that I had a gluten intolerance and a high level of candida in my stomach. However, being 71 years old it would perhaps take a while for my liver to cleanse itself and the candida to reduce.  I stuck to the diet and 9 months later my acid reflux has gone completely and I no longer visit the GP for my health problems.  In fact, it’s not only the acid reflux, I feel a whole lot better generally in myself and I am not anxious at all !!   The candida has completely gone as well.

I don’t know what I would have done if not for Caroline. She has really helped me and I can honestly say that kinesiology really works.

Sandra D.

 

Migraine and Stomach

About 20 years ago, I began having migraines, which over the years, became more and more frequent. Added to this, I began suffering sudden attacks of diarrhoea. I became weaker and lost confidence to such an extent that just going into town became a major expedition. Holidays were a nightmare. Some of them, disastrous. Various tests were carried out, but all proved to be negative. Three months ago I was in a very low state, suffering two or three migraines a week and having to take medication for the bowel problem every other day.

In desperation, although I have to admit I was somewhat sceptical, I made an appointment to see Caroline at the Bromsgrove Allergy Clinic. After only a few days, on a specially formulated diet, I noticed an improvement. The sudden diarrhoea attacks stopped and after one migraine early on, I have had no more at all. I have more energy. The aches and pains in my joints have disappeared. My confidence has returned. I have my life back again.

Irene – January 2002

 

Stomach Issues

Dear Caroline. I suffered with a lot of stomach acid, which accompanied tiredness, exhaustion and fatigue.  I thought all these symptoms were associated with my job as a director and partner in a busy engineering company.  I thought it was stress associated and not food intolerance. 

My wife, who had watched me go to the GP for the past two years, persuaded me to book an appointment with you. I did and my wife escorted me to your clinic and said to me to keep an open mind on how the tests are conducted.  I did so and was amazed at the results.

You found a number of intolerances but the main one was milk which I though was a neutralizing agent for stomach acid. How wrong I was…

I carried out a four week eating plan, sticking very rigidly to the do’s and don’ts on the list formulated at the session. When I returned to clinic, I found that not only my intolerances had reduced but also I had more energy, no fatigue, no tiredness and especially no acid in my stomach !

My wife and I would like to thank you for your support and advice on combating our food intolerances over the past three months and would recommend that if anyone is suffering with the symptoms I had, take the time, take the advice and get well.

Thank you again Caroline.

Jeff. Rubery.  December 2005.

 

Ulcerative Colitis

I have never in all my 73 years written a testimonial regarding any form of treatment or heath care and never thought I would ever do so but now I cheerfully demonstrate a radical change of mind.

I confess to the thought of writing to thank you not long after you started treating me for my longstanding serious problem of ulcerative colitis. The improvement in my general health and well-being was quickly apparent under your care.

I thank you and am deeply grateful to you for your months of care and successful treatment. I start this year feeling better than I have done in years, feeling stronger, more energetic and with completely settled comfortable bowel function.

Finally Caroline, may I say it is clearly evident that you genuinely care about the welfare of those who come to you for help. Long may you, your family and your Practice and patients flourish.

Warm Regards J B   January 2010

 

IBS and Indigestion and Stomach Problems

Dear Caroline. A somewhat belated letter of thanks for all you did for me over the summer months regarding my IBS and Indigestion and Stomach Problems.

I was really suffering when I first came to you and you have given me the tools (particularly the supplement HCL and Pepsin) to combat any recurring symptoms. Since my visits to you I feel so much better and really appreciate your help and advice and would most definitely recommend you to anyone. 

With Warmest Regards Gerald P, September 2010

 

Acid Reflux

I started seeing Caroline after my prescribed medication for acid reflux stopped working. I tried all the medication doctors could think of however nothing worked and in fact I got worse.

I became extremely anxious and worried and simply did not know where to turn.

My daughter found Caroline on the internet and made an appointment for me. She changed my diet quite radically to start with but slowly other foods were introduced back in and I did notice a difference after the first few weeks.

I stuck to the diet and nine months later my acid reflux has gone completely and I no longer visit the GP for my health problems – in fact it’s not only the acid reflux I feel a whole lot better generally in myself and I’m not anxious at all!

Sandra D