I started work with Rosie as I had IBS, really badly (to the extent I'd be scared to go on public transport...just in case). I had been to the Doctors lots and they said there was nothing else going on like being coeliac etc and just said it was general ISB and wasn't really much they could do. If I'm honest I started working with Rosie not that hopeful of improvement but also desperate at the same time.
Working with Rosie was great as she explained things in a way I understood and without lots of big words. I am happy to say that a year later my symptoms are LOADS better (it doesn’t control my life now) and I'm just about to do the supplement regime and Keto diet again for another month or so to keep my symptoms at bay.
Rosie explained that with SIBO it's hard to get rid of it, so doing an annual SIBO cleanse will probably be the best option for me. Oh and did I also mention - I lost lots of weight (see picture) as did my fiancé who was doing it with me and we both feel so much more knowledgeable about food now!
What was your situation like before we started working together?
Before working together I had been getting cystic acne across my cheeks for about a year. I had never had cystic acne before - not even as a teenager - and it was slowly taking over my entire cheeks and beginning to spread to my chin. What was worse was that my skin was scarring very easily, I was always tired, moody and unbalanced, and I had related (although the relation to my acne was unbeknown to me at the time) gut issues. This was all affecting my physical and mental health but also my confidence. Thinking that I was already eating and leading a balanced and healthy lifestyle I was considering taking medication which had a list of nasty side effects. *enter Rosie*
2.What reservations (if any) did you have about working together?
Having researched a lot on the internet about both western medication and holistic nutrition methods of healing acne I decided that holistic was worth a try - especially as it didn't come with a list of nasty side effects. The reservations that I had were to do with the holistic approach 1) believing that it was actually possible to heal myself from the inside out 2) that there was an apparent 'lack' of scientific evidence to support acne - which actually turned out to be a case of not looking in the right place! 3) That this seemed much lengthier and more difficult a process than taking a tablet a day.
3. What was the process of working with me like?
Rosie made the entire process incredibly comfortable. I felt I could talk about hormones and poo without there being any awkwardness. She explained complex bodily processes simply but with enough detail that I knew that she knew what was happening. She also sent me tonnes of links to articles and recipes. She also always responded quickly to emails and was available for check-ins.
4. What was the one best result you have got from working with me?
The best result hands down is the total reduction in cysts on my cheeks and limited breakouts on my chin (which now seem to happen monthly). Overall I've developed a whole new relationship with food and whole new understanding of my body and what does and doesn't work for me.