Skin Testimonials

Your body is the biggest investment you will ever make. Don’t abuse it.

Caroline Sproule
Dermatitis/ Psoriasis

I would like to thank you for curing virtually all my skin problems. Before I first came to see you last Autumn I had two expensive appointments with a dermatologist at a well known private hospital in the Midlands. My skin, particularly on my back and scalp, had become extremely dry and flaky. The dermatologist diagnosed seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis but told me that there is no real cure. He prescribed moisturising cream and a specialist shampoo which had no effect and basically told me I would just have to get used to the condition.

My wife suggested that I had nothing to lose by consulting you. I must admit to being skeptical and did not really see how my diet, which is good and has been largely unchanged for the last half century, could be responsible for the relatively sudden deterioration in my skin. 

My first session with you was a revelation. You probed my medical history which included problems with ENT as a child followed by really bad acne leading to several years on a broad spectrum antibiotic.  You explained these antibiotics had killed off much of my natural defence system against the proliferation of candida albicans in my gut and this had spread and was largely responsible for my skin conditions 

You also diagnosed an adverse reaction to many of my favourite food including cows’ cheese, bananas, most foodstuffs containing yeast (including bread and to my horror beer, lager and wine !) and I started taking regular doses of various pro biotics, vitamins and liver health tablets 

Over the five months that I have been seeing you my skin has improved dramatically and is now virtually back to normal 

Thank you so much. Conventional medicine has much to learn. Had I listened to the “specialist” I fear I would now be in an even worse  condition than when I first took his (expensive and useless)  advice 

Please keep up your great work

Nick M-J April 2017

Acne

Having always had problems with my skin and acne, I have tried everything from antibiotics to cutting out gluten, dairy etc.  I have always eaten healthy and lead an active lifestyle, and as such my problem skin had been a source of frustration and confusion.  I found Bromsgrove Allergy & Nutrition Centre, and Caroline, whilst searching on the internet, and thought I would seek professional help.

After going through everything with Caroline she diagnosed a Candida Albican overgrowth and produced a bespoke list with foods I should avoid for the time being to resolve the problem.  After clearly explaining what the problem was and how it came about, I was reassured and stuck to the diet plan for a number of months.  From the offset my skin had noticeably calmed and it was rare that I got a new spot.  Furthermore, I noticed a number of other minor health issues that must have been linked, such as mild athletes foot, to disappear.  I also experienced an increase in mood and energy, which I didn’t even realise I was lacking until after a few weeks into the diet.   It is now four months later and my skin on my face is clear for the first time in roughly ten years.  If I do stray from the diet in any way I am at least aware of why I react, which is a vast improvement on the frustration before and stress free to correct.

I have been back to Caroline a further two times since my initial appointment, each time we have seen improvements and Caroline has assessed me to find new foods to add into my diet with no ill-effects.

I am very glad I came to Bromsgrove Allergy and Nutrition Centre and met Caroline.  I now have a much clearer understanding of the issue and what I need to eat to cure myself.  As a result, I have much more confidence in everyday life through the lack of acne / spots, which I am extremely thankful for.

Josh P.   February 2017

Eczema and Alopecia

I cannot thank you enough for how you have helped me with my eczema and, in turn, my alopecia.

When I was first referred to you my skin was in a very bad way. As you will remember my face, arms, legs, ankles, front and back were covered in red itchy flaky skin which was disgusting.  Also, my hair had bald patches of alopecia caused by stress….….I can remember that within the first 4 weeks of sticking to the diet you advised me and stopping all the medication from the doctors, there was a dramatic improvement.  I think the biggest shock of all was how my hair had started to come back, even though you were curing my eczema.

Well, you will be happy to know that I am completely eczema free and I have a full head of hair for the first time since I was 15.

Sarah Shaw

(Read Sarah’s Full story here   Birmingham Post Article 2009 )

Eczema

Since I can remember I have always been an eczema sufferer.  Weekly trips to the GP as a child, countless visits to dermatologists and ‘specialists’ as a youth.

Frustration, emotional distress and excruciating pain would be a daily occurrence.   I would be prescribed medications to calm and sooth the irritation which would help for a few weeks or so and then I became so immune to the topical/oral medication (including STEROIDS!) it would no longer work.  It came to a point where my GP had stated “you have been prescribed all of the available medications available”.   I felt he had lost hope and it suddenly became real that I would have this for the rest of my life.

Then an idea that I hadn’t even considered was brought to my attention from a colleague.  Nutritional changes would help my condition within.  She had visited Bromsgrove Allergy and Nutrition Centre and recommended it.  I gave it a shot, what did I have to lose.  After Kinesiology testing I was found to hold many intolerance’s of which I had no idea about, ie. dairy, eggs, etc.  After a full detox and following my new strict regime for a few months… WOW, the improvement was drastic.  I cannot express how much my confidence was raised.  I received so many compliments from my improvement.   It has been over three years now without a trace of eczema.  I consider myself CURED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH Caroline.

Louise Chadwick 2016

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Eczema

Caroline, not sure where to begin to say thank you. You’ve done so much to help me when no one else wanted to with my IBS…then Siena came along- after what felt like endless months of battling with my GP and Health Visitor about Siena’s constipation, which was so severe she screamed when she went to the toilet, and her severe eczema, again,

I turned to you for help. I was at my whit’s end and tearing my hair out hoping somebody would listen and you did. You helped Siena’s constipation and after a long battle with milks we sorted out her eczema. We are so very grateful for your time and compassion to help us and we are so glad we sorted her body out.  A lot of time and patience but it was worth it!

Thank you for all your help.

Victoria Wilkes

Baby Eczema

Sienna before treatment

Baby eczema

Sienna after treatment

 

 

 

 

 

Eczema, asthma and baby reflux

I contacted Caroline when Callum was about 5 months old.  She tested my son for many different foods and known allergens using kinesiology.  It took many weeks, but gradually his body cleared itself of all the un-digested milk products in his system.  His puffiness, eczema & red face all went away.

Yes, you do have to pay for Caroline’s knowledge, support, guidance and advice, but it is invaluable.  She is a professional in her field.  She doesn’t pacify you with what you want to hear, she tells it like it is and bases her advice on knowledge and experiences of others and herself.  If I hadn’t sought out an alternative solution to his issues, Callum might have gotten sicker and sicker.

Michaela Douglas

Eczema

I owe you so much.  Thank you for taking me on and helping get rid of my eczema! I could not have done it without your help and I am so grateful that you took me under your wing !

Catherine B 2016

Catherine B - Eczema on face (before)

Catherine B - Eczema on face (after)

Catherine after

 

 

 

 

 

          Acne

I have suffered on and off with acne since the age of 15, both on my face, back and chest. I hoped as I got older that it would get better but as I hit my twenties, it seemed to get worse. (I am now 24). I have tried various treatments prescribed by dermatologists over the years including oral medications and topical solutions, numerous contraception methods to regulate hormones and not to mention the usual over the counter spot treatments! …

It was hard work over a number of months and it certainly took dedication at mealtimes but I am now back to eating normally with only a few exception and I am so much happier.  My skin is completely clear, bar a few spots at certain times of the month.  I feel bubblier and happier and overall confident.  To the extent that I have left my job and am about to embark on a 12 month round-the-world trip, something I have wanted to do for years but have never had the confidence to do.

Laura M

Laura M (Before)

Laura’s acne

Laura M (after)

Laura after new diet