I contacted Karen in May 2018 from my hospital bed. I had just met with a surgeon who had explained to me in detail the procedure I would have to undergo, sooner rather than later, if I could not get my condition under control. I had spent most of the year quite unwell and had been admitted to hospital twice already by this stage. Mentally as much as physically I was really struggling and Karen had been recommended to me by a work colleague. Karen arranged an appointment as soon as possible and gave me some great advice as how best to cope until my consultation. Above all she gave me piece of mind that there was ways to tackle this.
I had been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2013 but never really took the condition as seriously as I should have until I flared quite badly in 2018. Karen helped give me a better understanding of the disease, how it affects us and what we can do to help battle it. Through a nutrition and supplementation protocol I managed to get my condition stabilised in conjunction with my medication. However, I was still not 100%. Karen suggested we do a few tests to look deeper into what was going on inside me and based on the results of these tests we came up with a new more specific plan. That was in August and since then, in the last 3 months, I have nearly felt back to myself. There is still some way to go but with Karen’s support and knowledge I know I am on the right track.
Karen has been fantastic to work with. She is very passionate and knowledgeable about her work. Her own story and background with IBD really help her understand the disease and the affect it can have on your quality of life. It is very evident that she cares about the well being of her clients and the results that she achieves with them. I would highly recommend her to anybody who is suffering and looking to get back to living a normal life while managing IBD. Steve. Cork.