Testimonials

It has given me another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of “me”

The Nutrigenomix reports gives valuable information about “how I work”. It has given me another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of “me”.

  The Nutrigenomix reports gives valuable information about “how I work”.  It has given me another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of “me”. 

Gillian


Suffered with food intolerances since my high school years

I am a 58 year old female and have suffered with food intolerances as far back as my high school years. Having tried many avenues of help, including specialists and naturopaths I was becoming confused and desperate...

I am a 58 year old female and have suffered with food intolerances as far back as my high school years. Having tried many avenues of help, including specialists and naturopaths I was becoming confused and desperate.
Having found Diane’s website and the fact that Diane had irritable bowel and had specialised in food intolerances in Australia at the Allergy clinics, I decided I had nothing to lose as my quality of life was becoming affected.

After implementing some dietary changes,my significant bowel issues were resolved. I went from having bowel incontinence to not even having diarrhoea.  I am beginning to finally sort out my many issues and am more positive about my future with food.

Female adult, Hastings


Skype no barrier to consultations

“I hadn’t realised when I started seeing Diane that I was stuck in a binge-diet cycle of emotional eating. I thought I just needed to see her for a diet to help with my auto-immune issues.   Diane is guiding me on a journey of well supported personal change. I...

“I hadn’t realised when I started seeing Diane that I was stuck in a binge-diet cycle of emotional eating. I thought I just needed to see her for a diet to help with my auto-immune issues. 

 Diane is guiding me on a journey of well supported personal change. I have seen incredible changes in my mental and physical health. Instead of eating my anxiety and stress, I am taking care of me and not using food as a crutch. I have learnt to love me: I now think and see myself in a positive, loving way. Diane has also helped me to experiment with different tools to cope with my stress. My key tools are simple breathing mediations, yoga at least twice a week, reading books and prioritising me even when it seems too difficult. 

Diane has been positive and constructive throughout, challenging me at times . She has also conducted our sessions over Skype with a challenging time zone difference. Thank you, Diane.”

Helen from Denmark

Helen


Diane makes me feel comfortable to express what is happening in my life

Diane has a gentle, non-threatening approach that allowed to me express, without criticism, what was happening in my life.

Diane has a gentle, non-threatening approach that allowed to me express, without criticism, what was happening in my life.  Material given to me was very helpful.
My biggest breakthrough was realising that I can take control of my life.  In addition, I have lost 6 kg after 6 months.

Alison


Mother of a teenage daughter

As the mother of a teenage daughter with a number food intolerances, I have found Diane’s knowledge and expertise invaluable. She identified the foods that were causing my daughter to feel so unwell and provided her with detailed information, so that she can manage a balanced, healthy diet independently.

As the mother of a teenage daughter with a number food intolerances, I have found Diane’s knowledge and expertise invaluable. She identified the foods that were causing my daughter to feel so unwell and  provided her with detailed information, so that she can  manage a balanced, healthy diet independently.  Her support has been ongoing, regularly providing us with product information.

Diane’s clear guidelines and reassuring manner  has helped us feel  a lot more confident about managing a restricted diet positively. I am so glad that we found Diane and would highly recommend her services.

Mother of teenage daughter


Mother of an 18 month old daughter

My 18 month old daughter, Francesca, has been suffering from moderate Eczema since she was about 6 months, about the time she started solids ... following Diane’s guidelines, and her skin and gut issues have been much better.

My 18 month old daughter, Francesca, has been suffering from moderate Eczema since she was about 6 months, about the time she started solids. She has also had gut issues most of her life. I have always had an interest in nutrition and was careful to feed Francesca with healthy foods, especially ones I thought were good for her and her skin, but I was so wrong! I kept a food diary for Diane, and she very quickly picked out what the problem might be. Since then, Francesca has been on a restricted diet, following Diane’s guidelines, and her skin and gut issues have been much better.

 Together with Diane’s excellent knowledge and advice, she has an easy, friendly manner – I would highly recommend her to anyone who has issues with allergies and eczema.

Mother of an infant


Lupus Sufferer - Pain Free For the First Time in 20 Years

I am a seventy year old lady who has had the auto-immune disorder Lupus for twenty years. At my first visit Diane started me on a cleansing diet for three weeks and within three days my pain started to go and my fatigue levels improved so much I felt like a new woman!

Lupus Sufferer - Pain Free For the First Time in 20 Years

I am a seventy year old lady who has had the auto-immune disorder Lupus for twenty years.

The first four or five years I was quite considerably restricted by it until a medical specialist put me on a medical regime that gave me my life back.

However, over the ensuing years I have managed my life as well as I could, but it was becoming more difficult to control the pain, bloating, lack of sleep, and I was doing less and less because of the fatigue.

Since the onset I have tried many different ‘remedies’ with varying degrees of success. When Diane came and talked to a women’s group that I attend, I was ticking all the boxes that applied to me as she spoke, and there were many.

At my first visit Diane started me on a cleansing diet for three weeks and within three days my pain started to go and my fatigue levels improved so much I felt like a new woman! It was the first time in twenty years I had been without pain of some kind. Needless to say I am very motivated to stick to the diet very carefully and follow Diane’s instructions as I trial different foods to see which ones don’t agree with me. I am hoping to be able to reduce my medical regime once my diet is established.

It is good to talk to Diane as she can relate very well to the symptoms that I describe and knows exactly what I am talking about.

I have been telling all my friends about my new adventure and they are following my progress with interest.
I can recommend Diane to anyone who has an auto-immune problem, as she can help them find out what is causing these adverse symptoms.

I’m forever grateful Diane.

Lesley

Lesley


It was at a time in my life that had some stressful events going on

I decided to do this course after going to see Diane about my eating.  It was at a time in my life that had some stressful events going on.  The course allowed me to focus on nourishing myself in order to cope with other situations.  It has helped me think logically about how and...

I decided to do this course after going to see Diane about my eating.  It was at a time in my life that had some stressful events going on.  The course allowed me to focus on nourishing myself in order to cope with other situations.  It has helped me think logically about how and what I eat and what I feel about those situations.

Colleen


Autoimmune Disease

Diane helped my father change his diet totally. He suffers from MS, an autoimmune disease and Diane suggested a change of diet might be beneficial to cope with the disease. Since it didn't involve any medications my father was willing to try it for 3 months and see if there was any improvement.

Diane helped my father change his diet totally. He suffers from MS, an autoimmune disease and Diane suggested a change of diet might be beneficial to cope with the disease. Since it didn't involve any medications my father was willing to try it for 3 months and see if there was any improvement.
The eating program was very different to what he used to eat and I wondered how he would stick with it. Diane was so supportive and gave us wonderful recipes and alternative foods that he was able to cope with the change very well. Diane gave us realistic advise as to the effect of the new diet - this was not a cure of MS. We have seen though, quite a marked improvement in the last 3 months in that his energy levels have increased and the deterioration rate seems to have slowed down.

Diane was able to tell us who the suppliers of specialist foods were, that made sticking to the program easier. The improvement we have seen in my father has made this eating program a life-change rather than a short term diet. Diane's support through the visits and answering our questions via email was invaluable. I would highly recommend anyone with an autoimmune disease to try this eating program with Diane.

Fiona T


I saw a Dietitan! Who would believe the changes this guidance made to my life?

I was a client of Diane's last year and I must say seeing Diane was one of the best things I have ever done! About 14 months prior to seeing Diane, I had blood tests to see if gluten was causing my tummy upsets. One of the markers came back positive, so under the guidance of my GP, I immediately went on a gluten free diet and after a couple of weeks, my tummy settled down. I still had tummy issues, headaches and difficulty budging a couple of kilos, so that is why I decided to take the plunge and see a dietitian.

I was a client of Diane's last year and I must say seeing Diane was one of the best things I have ever done! About 14 months prior to seeing Diane, I had blood tests to see if gluten was causing my tummy upsets. One of the markers came back positive, so under the guidance of my GP, I immediately went on a gluten free diet and after a couple of weeks, my tummy settled down. I still had tummy issues, headaches and difficulty budging a couple of kilos, so that is why I decided to take the plunge and see a dietitian.

From the series of visits with Diane, I went on a journey of finding out other triggers that were upsetting my tummy, giving me headaches and making it difficult to lose weight. What a journey it has been! Not only am I living a life of eating an abundance of delicious seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, cereals, breads, lean meat, sea food and the odd treat, my husband and three children are being truly nourished by the foods we are eating as a family.

I can honestly say our family food bill has halved with the massive reduction in the processed pre-packaged foods that no longer dominate the pantry (or our lunchboxes)! Eating well certainly doesn't mean spending lots of money. As a 40-year-old mum of three and full-time kindergarten teacher, I have loads of energy and vitality and a most-of-the-time happy tummy. I feel fantastic! My weight is the best it has ever been and best of all, I am not starving myself to achieve it!  

Diane's approach doesn't provide a quick-fix diet that is hard to maintain and is destined to fail. Instead, Diane provides education on nourishing our bodies in the best possible way with REAL food.

I would not hesitate in recommending Diane Stride Dietitian.

Louise Dunstan