Testimonials

….about food intolerance

My doctor asked me to lose a few kilos in weight because of my health condition. Diane was in the same building, so I made an appointment. I found the written information and particularly the pictures showing what to eat and how much, very helpful. I have lost weight and body fat in the last three weeks and can follow the diet and can continue on with ease.

My doctor asked me to lose a few kilos in weight because of my health condition.  Diane was in the same building, so I made an appointment.  I found the written information and particularly the pictures showing what to eat and how much, very helpful. 

I have lost weight and body fat in the last three weeks and can follow the diet and can continue on with ease.

Carol


….about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

My daughter had a stomach infection over a year ago, which had lasting effects of stomach cramps, diarrhoea, dizziness, feeling sick etc and after going to the doctor for months, and with no improvement and being told it was probably Irritable Bowel Syndrome, we were all feeling that progress was going backwards not forwards. Luckily for us we were referred to Diane who has changed my daughter back into a happy, sporty and healthy girl once again.

My daughter had a stomach infection over a year ago, which had lasting effects of stomach cramps, diarrhoea, dizziness, feeling sick etc and after going to the doctor for months, and with no improvement and being told it was probably Irritable Bowel Syndrome, we were all feeling that progress was going backwards not forwards.
Luckily for us we were referred to Diane who has changed my daughter back into a happy, sporty and healthy girl once again.  It is amazing the difference that learning what your body can digest / tolerate has on your well being.  Having professional help to achieve this has been brilliant and I can not thank Diane enough for her guidance in getting my daughter healthy again.


Back to Full Health

I have no hesitation in recommending Diane to anyone who is seeking medical answers, that they feel might be food related. Her expertise and knowledge, together with her upbeat enthusiasm and understanding is brilliant. Thanks Diane!

When I first came to Diane, I was very unwell. I had vertigo, was nauseas constantly, I had lost over 20 kg in weight and was very skinny. I was tired all the time, run down, had constant colds and throat infections, and was having difficulty swallowing, brain fog, migraines, had reflux etc. and the list went on. I had been back and forth between doctors and specialists for over two years, and was getting nowhere fast.
After discovering that my daughter was gluten intolerant, to support her I decided to give up gluten also. Amazingly, after only four days gluten free I had stopped sleeping for 3 hours on the couch every day! That is when I went looking for Diane.

I have now spent approx 6 months with Diane guiding me through the strict elimination diet, and the food/chemical challenges. Together we have discovered the wide range of food and chemical intolerances that have dominated my life for the past two years. I now only eat what my body likes, and I am well. My life has started again.

I have no hesitation in recommending Diane to anyone who is seeking medical answers, that they feel might be food related. Her expertise and knowledge, together with her upbeat enthusiasm and understanding is brilliant. Thanks Diane!

Jen


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


Here is some feedback from one of my clients who is feeling amazing now, after suffering for years with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) issues

After being diagnosed with Coeliac disease five years ago I immediately took on a gluten free diet, noticing significant improvements after a few days.

After being diagnosed with Coeliac disease five years ago I immediately took on a gluten free diet, noticing significant improvements after a few days.

It was only a couple of years ago that I noticed the same symptoms I had when I wasn’t gluten free coming back – bloated, sore, tired and of course inconsistent bowel motions that would either be constipation or diarrhoea. Turns out I was lactose intolerant too.
After just a few days of being off dairy, my symptoms faded. My health then began to deteriorate with continued troubles with my bowel motions and sharp pains in my abdomen. After several admissions to hospital, being put on various medications and finally six months later I was diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Initially it was a great relief to know what was going on and to have an answer, but with not being given much information or advice on how to live with it other than what I was already doing with my diet I felt somewhat lost. Once again, my health deteriorated, this time it was my energy levels – feeling very tired and low, being bloated most of the time and having inconsistent bowel motions.

Another trip to the doctor and I was referred to see Diane Stride. Diane talked through my weekly diet and then explained in a very easy-to-understand-way of how certain foods can cause problems with those of us that suffer from IBS and/or Coeliacs. Diane really enlightened me; everything she was saying made perfect sense. There were a lot of foods I was eating that someone who suffers from both IBS and Coeliacs should avoid. After being given advice on how to make changes to my diet over a four week period, my new diet began.

After the first few days I really started to notice changes – my tummy was flat, I had a routine to my bowel motions and I was beginning to feel ‘normal’. At first I thought it was too good to be true, that the next day I would become bloated or I would have diarrhoea or constipation, but that didn’t happen. For four weeks I felt a huge change – my symptoms had disappeared, I was feeling great, I had a normal toilet routine, my tummy remained flat and people were commenting on how healthy I was looking. Well, that has continued! I haven’t had any symptoms that I was previously experiencing and I really feel like a heavy burden has been lifted and I have a new lease on life. To not need to worry about rushing to the toilet or feeling self conscious about being constantly bloated has made such a positive difference not only to my health, but to my general wellbeing. I really feel like I am normal again! I am very grateful to Diane and her knowledge and expertise in this area.

I would happily recommend anyone that suffers from similar symptoms to go and see her and get yourself sorted and back to normal. Yes, normal is possible!

Christine, Hawkes Bay


Gain knowledge about the the biological impact food has on your body.

The most useful thing in my sessions with Diane, is the knowledge you gain about the actual way we eat and the biological impact food has on your body.

The most useful thing in my sessions with Diane, is the knowledge you gain about the actual way we eat and the biological impact food has on your body.  In addition, understanding the social side, how weight works and the phenomenon of feeling fat. The biggest change this has made in my life is being able to control sugar, learning that it is ok to eat and snack and learning how to recognise when I am hungry.

 

Amanda


Mum grateful to finally see her son free of stomach pain!

For several years my son has suffered with abdominal/stomach pains, for which we have visited numerous GPs with no success. We were referred to Diane who has helped us to identify food intolerance’s through a process of removing and re-introducing different food groups

For several years my son has suffered with abdominal/stomach pains, for which we have visited numerous GPs with no success.

We were referred to Diane who has helped us to identify food intolerance’s through a process of removing and re-introducing different food groups. By identifying these food intolerance’s he now has no stomach pains and we are aware of which foods he has trouble digesting.  It is a relief as a parent to see him happy and free from pain.

We are very grateful to Diane for her professional yet kind guidance, and would highly recommend her to anyone suffering in the same manner.

Sarah


THIS COURSE HAS STARTED ME ON A JOURNEY OF PERSONAL GROWTH

I got so much out of this course.  It was a bit daunting to be in a course with complete strangers, but as the weeks went on I found that we all had very similar issues. Diane was lovely.  The sessions were all so well thought out, so that the whole course built on the week before....

I got so much out of this course.  It was a bit daunting to be in a course with complete strangers, but as the weeks went on I found that we all had very similar issues. Diane was lovely.  The sessions were all so well thought out, so that the whole course built on the week before.  The course wasn’t about food or dieting.  It was about mindfulness and self-acceptance.  Over the eight weeks, I have found that I am slowly getting to accept myself more.  Not fully there yet, but well on my way.

Adrienne


Finding the food sources I need for my body to function better.

It’s been interesting to see what the gene results have shown in relation to what I eat and how my body absorbs various nutrients.

It’s been interesting to see what the gene results have shown in relation to what I eat and how my body absorbs various nutrients.  Having a book to look at, showing the foods I should be consuming, will be very good for me. The most useful thing I learnt from the test was the particular food sources and what I need for my body to function better.

Vivian


Change your life’s hurt

If you have the opportunity to change your life’s hurt, negative thinking and pain in your life - I highly recommend doing this program with Diane, and see how your life can be transformed.  

If you have the opportunity to change your life’s hurt, negative thinking and pain in your life - I highly recommend doing this program with Diane, and see how your life can be transformed.

 

Alison Norfolk