Please note I am on maternity leave from Friday 9th August 2019, and will be returning to work around July 2020.
After a very long painful 10 months of “traditional” treatment trying to establish why I was in a huge amount of pain taking more and more pain relief (culminating in an investigative operation – yes cut open!!) I decided enough was enough – my doctor had at this point said “you’ve got IBS take some pills”, without trying to establish the root cause of the issue. When I went to see Lucy I was post op so not really eating which worked really well as it meant I went along to our first session armed with my food diary and a vague idea that milk caused me an issue. I was tasked with leaving dairy out of my diet and keeping a diary of everything I ate (that alone really made me think about whether I wanted that biscuit!!).
We established I have a dairy sensitivity so I went very quickly from not being able to do anything to being able to go back to the gym, running, walking 7 – 8 miles each day and high intensity workouts. It also seemed that the dairy sensitivity was masking other symptoms so I have dramatically reduced my carb intake and as such I have a much better relationship with food – I still sometimes reach for the biscuit tin or have a sandwich but those occasions are few and far between.
I saw Lucy for around 10 months – probably about 5 or 6 times in that duration. In this time she discovered I have a dairy sensitivity; that I can’t handle carbs too well, educated me on the foods I should/should not be eating (and why) and sorted out some supplements for me to keep me in tip top shape. Lucy also gave me some fantastic recipes and ideas for meals that aren’t just salads.
Thank you Lucy for making me whole again.
I sought Lucy’s professional advice after years of trying every new diet, to no avail. I have always been extremely active, exercising daily and eating what I felt was a sensible, low sugar, calorie diet but unable to lose weight. After having had breast cancer and surgery and follow up treatments I’d gained a stone in weight which I could not lose. I’d resorted to the 5-2 fasting which was showing no results and making me quite miserable.
When I first went to see Lucy, having completed the food plan and health survey I was extremely impressed with her obvious detailed nutritional knowledge and the fact she looked at me as an individual and she was going to tailor my strategy to my particular needs. I was initially concerned that one of the elements of my strategy was that I needed to eat more as I was basically not taking in enough calories so my body was holding on to every calorie I ate. She also explained that my years of low fat diet and calorie counting were not providing a nutritionally balanced diet which my body needed.
I confess I went away thinking I’d come back another stone heavier when I next saw her. I initially actually found it hard to eat the advised number of calories. However, to my delight when I returned, I’d already started to lose weight which was incredible. We have since then worked on changing my attitude to food and I now have a really positive view on food and understand more of what my body needs and I no longer fixate on calories. I lost almost half a stone and feel so much happier in my clothes and in myself. The food strategy we have now is a way of life and I don’t see it as a diet at all.
I like being able to make appointments to see Lucy where she will offer advice on any areas of concerns or questions I may have, but also have had Skype meetings with her, which are helpful when time is short. I would not hesitate recommending Lucy’s bespoke nutrition service to anyone.
I’ve had on-going health issues since I was a teenager. Every year I seemed to be going to the doctors more and more but getting less and less help. I wasn’t sure what a nutritionist could do for me, but I’d heard such excellent things about Lucy that I thought it was worth a go.
From the moment I met Lucy I felt that there was hope in dealing with my IBS, constipation and undiagnosed tummy pains thanks to her friendly, empathic and competant manner. She immediately helped me strip back my diet (which is a lot easier than it sounds thanks to her support) to recognise what was affecting me, and gave me supplements to aid my health. She explained to me what food I should be eating and what I shouldn’t and why. I was amazed to find that my previously ‘healthy’ diet wasn’t all that ideal. Incredibly I started feeling better in no time at all. Lucy then initiated and oversaw me completing a couple of tests which helped diagnose me with gluten intolerance and low immunity. I’ve since cut out gluten and my digestion – for the first time in over 25 years – is working. I feel like I have a new lease of life – and that is completely thanks to Lucy.
I have had gastric issues for around 10 years, doctors told me it was IBS and I tired removing foods like dairy etc from my diet. I even had investigative procedures to see why I kept getting anemic and low in B12 but they couldn’t work it out until very recently when I was diagnosed with a very rare condition called Gastro Autoimmune Disease. After a operation the hospital said that there was nothing more they can do for now. I was lacking in nutrition and desperate to feel better. That’s when I reached out to Lucy, instantly she knew I needed vitamins and minerals but needed a new way to absorb them that bypassed my stomach because of m condition. Lucy was great! She helped me make changes to my diet and helped me understand what my body needed. I am also gluten free and dairy free and Lucy knew so many tasty recipes that were easy to cook, which is usually a struggle for me. My symptoms have improved so much and she has set me on a good path for the future. I would recommend Lucy to anyone needing support in their nutritional journey.
I have worked with Lucy on my nutritional plans on and off for a few years now and she is a joy to work with. Incredibly knowledgeable and very easy to talk to, no matter what you are discussing. She has helped me with a range of issues; from supporting my immune system and boosting energy levels, to supporting me during periods of stress and low mood, through to pregnancy support. I trust her totally and she has helped every time I have been to see her. I still go off track sometimes, but once we have one or two catch up sessions, I am right back on track and feeling positive and supported. I absolutely recommend working with Lucy – and always be honest with her! If you don’t like your supplement, or a recipe, she will work hard to find an alternative for you, to make sure your plan fits your lifestyle and needs.
After years of feeling tired and exhausted (and the doctor dismissing the huge effect that this had on my life) an acquaintance recommended Lucy. After my very first appointment I felt supported, and full of optimismum for the future. Finally someone was taking me seriously.
After doing a core blood test, my vitamin D and B12 levels were extremely low. So with Lucy’s professional advice and recommended supplements, I started on a new diet regime.
After a couple of months I started to feel better and now, 5 months on, i’m a new women full of energy and zest for life. Thank you for everything Lucy!
I have struggled with gastrointestinal issues since 2008. After many years visiting GPs, I contacted Lucy in desperation with a rather sorrowful email. I outlined my 5 year gastro-upset and anxiety and asked if there was any such thing as a ‘stress free diet?’
It has been the single best thing I have ever done for my health.
I have learned so much about my body and about nutrition. The initial consultation was thorough and extensive, I answered many lifestyle questions that I couldn’t believe were relevant, but in doing so Lucy expertly created a map of my overall health and behaviour. In addition, I undertook some lab tests. This has been our greatest weapon in my war against my symptoms! Since the results, Lucy has guided me and advised me on my journey to digestive health, creating tailored diet protocols and suggesting important supplements needed to repair the damage I had been living with.
I can’t quite believe the difference in my body, mind and, most importantly, my symptoms!
Her support is truly unrivalled. I can not recommend her highly enough nor thank her enough!
I’ve been very poorly over the last 2 and half years with my digestive health, mental health and fatigue. Before I starting seeing Lucy, I visited a range of practitioners in Harley Street, London, because I assumed that I would get the best help from experts there. How wrong could I be?
Thousands of pounds later with no improvement in my health, I was getting desperate. Then I was recommended to see Lucy and I can honestly say she has been the best nutritional therapist/functional medicine practitioner I have ever worked with. Not only did Lucy pinpoint what was causing my ill health and explain it in a way that I could understand, she has also offered amazing support throughout my ongoing health journey.
I trust Lucy 100% and her knowledge knows no bounds. There is nothing about the inner workings of the body that Lucy doesn’t seem to know. Whenever I have lost faith in my health, Lucy has managed to bring me back to a positive mindset by reminding me why my personalized overall health plan is so important in my recovery. I would recommend Lucy to everyone I know.