I have suffered with the symptoms of IBS and the resulting social anxiety for many years. I went to see Anne Marie and was so impressed by her wealth of knowledge and professionalism. Within minutes of meeting her I felt as if a burden was being lifted from me. My nutritional problems were complex but thanks to Anne Marie they have gradually been overcome. I not only feel so much better but have gained a new sense of freedom and confidence.
Anne Marie was always so empathic and encouraging and a consultation with her was always so uplifting and informative.I cannot thank her enough for untangling my web of nutritional problems. My only regret is that I did not seek help earlier as I could have avoided years of suffering.
Mrs C,age 58,
Seeing Anne-Marie really helped me. Within one month my headaches that occured daily disappeared as did my IBS. I found Anne-Marie extremely easy to talk to and she showed a genuine interest in my health. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone!
Miss Johnson, age 28
Menopausal Symptoms/Skin Problems /Low energy/Weight Problems
I went to see Anne-Marie when struggling with the symptoms of the menopause and she gave me excellent advise and a nutritional programme which was easy to follow & affordable. After 3 months I felt so much better & have never looked back.
Mrs C, Sheffield 8 (age 52)
I suffered from IBS symptoms since my early twenties. This had a very detrimental effect on my working and social life and affected my confidence so badly that I developed social anxiety. I found it impossible to put on weight and was painfully hungry all day long no matter how much food I ate. My body had also become intolerant to milk and gluten, which made eating food extremely dull and a practical nightmare. I was also unable to tolerate any fruit, fibre and very little veg without chronic side effects. All these symptoms were making my life a total misery.
After 8 years of receiving very little practical help from the NHS and reaching the point of desperation, I made an appointment to see Anne-Marie. She was the first person who actually listened to me and who took me seriously. I felt very early on in the initial consultation that she really understood how my body was being affected, and she genuinely wanted to help me find the underlying cause. She gave me lots of advice and some food supplements including supplements to increase my stomach acid. After a few months my food intolerances had disappeared and over time I became able to tolerate more and more foods.
One year later I can eat what I want, I have put on a stone in weight and people keep commenting on how healthy I look. Anne-Marie’s advice was undoubtedly the turning point in improving my health, and it has improved every month since. The multitude of symptoms had become very complex and without her help I honestly don’t know where I would be now. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t think to myself how relieved I am that I made that first appointment.
Nutrition is much more than a job to Anne-Marie. She is extremely passionate about it, and is absolutely dedicated to helping her clients.
Anon male (age 29)
Low Energy/ Sleep Problems/ Weight Management
Nutritional Therapy benefitted me by identifying which foods suited me and which did not; by providing a supplement programme to help with stress, sleep and energy; by providing someone to talk to who would listen, understood and cared about my problems, and who genuinely helped me feel better about myself.
S.L (age 55)
Weight Management/Stress-Anxiety/Achey Joints
Thank you so much - I wish I could have bottled you & take the lid off when I need a boost as you were fascinating!!
K.T. (age 42)
Low energy/ General Health Improvement
I came to see Anne-Marie as I’ve always been what you would probably call a “weird” eater – I ate hardly any fruit or vegetables in anything bigger than pureed form as I don’t like the texture. I was aware that, despite the fact that I do a lot of exercise, my diet was very poor – lots of junk food, ready meals, takeaways, fizzy drinks etc and I rarely cooked anything – and, as I am heading towards my late 30s, I wanted to do something about it before it was too late. Although this was something Anne-Marie had rarely come across before, she took me very seriously from the start and if I felt unable to implement a particular suggestion, she always had another, more suitable one, to hand immediately. She recommended a particular cookbook to me in the hope that, with the help of a food processor, I would be able to surreptitiously incorporate some new, far healthier, elements into my diet.
Over the course of the last 6 months I have gone from having a nutritionally very poor diet to being quite a dab hand in the kitchen (if I do say so myself!) I am including things such as celery, carrots, shallots, peppers and fresh herbs into my dishes which are normal for most people but which I would never have thought possible for myself. I also make my own fruit smoothies, which again is not something I would have ever considered. I now cook an increasingly wide range of dishes from a number of books Anne-Marie recommended to me and I also feel a lot more able to make informed decisions about my diet.
I cannot thank Anne-Marie enough for giving me both the knowledge and the confidence both to change my diet vastly for the better yet in a manner which I am able to find palatable, and to greatly improve my skills in the kitchen. She is extremely knowledgeable and, despite my somewhat child-like attitude with regard to fruit and vegetables, she was never condescending and only offered enthusiastic support and encouragement at every turn. She genuinely seemed as thrilled by my progress as I was which only spurred me on even further.
I would thoroughly recommend Anne-Marie to anyone wishing to visit a nutritional therapist for any reason and I am immensely grateful for her help and advice.
Mark (age 36)
Improve Quality of Life & sleep
Nutritional Therapy has been an instructive,interesting, 'eye opening', therapeutic journey for me. Anne-Marie is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and makes one feel totally at ease. One is viewed holistically - problems and concerns are solved, like pieces of a jigsaw slotting together...Fantastic!
Tricia (age 66)
I first went to see Anne Marie in 2007 after having treatment for breast cancer – surgery plus 5 weeks of daily radiotherapy... By the autumn I was suffering from severe fatigue not helped by the powerful drug I was taking.. I saw a poster at the then Esporta club about her and decided to give it a go.
What I experienced was an holistic approach....which looked at all aspects of my life, .... Her approach was sympathetic and gave me the confidence to take control of some aspects of my life again after all the months of treatment.. She was encouraging about what I already did, and the supplements she suggested proved to be really helpful over a period of some long weeks. This is NOT a quick fix but a plan for LIVING. I was not in any way pushed into spending unnecessary money on supplements...Over the following 4 years I had some follow up appointments, which helped me adjust the supplements I was taking..
Most recently I returned for another visit as I had finished taking the NHS drug after 5 long years, with some difficult side effects as a result. I was also suffering from extreme tiredness following a hip replacement operation. I now have a completely new plan from Anne Marie .
Overall, I feel I have benefited from the skills of a real professional who has a kind , knowledgeable and empathic approach to how people are feeling, and offers practical help as well as emotional support.