Having struggled with just awful peri-menopause symptoms for a few years and feeling more and more at a loss as to how best support my health moving forward, I took the plunge and booked Sandra to work with her 1:1 to get me back on track.
Sandra provided a detailed health review, testing and a healthy eating guide. I found it inspiring to work with her, I felt better almost within a week and 4 weeks later all my symptoms almost gone! My vitality is back! It has made me feel like I’m back in the driving seat of my well-being.
So thankful I found her, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone feeling stuck and low about this phase of life!
I have struggled with anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember. Having tried everything from counselling, antidepressants and even Reiki, I was beginning to feel as though I would have to live with my anxiety and depression forever.
I made contact with Sandra following a recommendation from a friend and I am so glad I did. During the initial call, Sandra made me feel at ease straight away.
Within weeks of starting my supplement plan, I noticed a significant positive shift in my mental health and I am confident that this will continue going forward. I can honestly say that with Sandra’s help, my life has changed for the better.
Thank you Sandra!
My experience of working with Sandra has definitely been a positive one.
Having been on the pill for many years I reached out to her for help with the aftermath/withdrawal of coming off the pill which for me included symptoms such as, acne, fatigue and inflammation. I had been under the impression I had PCOS for many years, diagnosed by doctors when I was 15, which was partly why I went on the pill in the first place, we found that I no longer had PCOS, a huge relief and I was also surprised to find that being off the pill the regular back/neck pain I had been experiencing reduced dramatically.
Since working with Sandra and developing a diet to suit me, my skin has been a lot clearer and I now have the knowledge and tools to make good decisions to support my body in particular my skin and pain management.
For anyone struggling with similar issues I would definitely recommend Sandra, as long as you are prepared to change long term habits and take on positive new ones you will find this an empowering experience.
I have suffered menstrual migraines all my adult life sometimes 2 a month – wiped out for 2 days at a time. As I have got older they got worse, longer migraines, exhaustion, achy body, weight gain. I am a yoga practitioner, and vegetarian, don’t drink, don’t smoke. I have tried a lot.
Recently I have met Sandra who is a functional nutritional genius.
I have lost 2 stone, and haven’t had a migraine for 11 weeks! That has not happened since I was 15.
It did cost me money, I paid for a blood test, I paid for very high quality supplements, and another blood test. She gave me 1-2-1 analysis specific to my symptoms, within 2 weeks I felt differently.
Menopausal systems can be resolved, there are many roads. I am eternally grateful as I now know how to take care of my health.
I have suffered chronic (and debilitating) migraines from early childhood and I was keen to find a local functional nutritionist who had experience with helping people with this condition.
I found Sandra on an internet search and I am so glad that I did as she has so helpful and knowledgeable about a range of topics. Sandra is very approachable (all our appointments were online), she takes time to really listen to the issues and symptoms being described and provides a rationale for her recommendations.
Whilst they haven’t completely disappeared, my migraines have significantly reduced in both intensity and frequency and my nutrition is much better as a result.
I have already recommended Sandra to friends and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone else who is seeking help from someone who understands and adopts a functional approach to health. Many thanks Sandra for all your support.
Working with Sandra was one of the best decisions I ever made. I found Sandra online in my quest to heal many years of burn out, pretty severe hormonal imbalances after coming off the pill, and long covid. I was a nervous wreck, an insomniac, all of my hair had fallen out, and my skin was constantly flaring up with hormonal spots.
Sandra supported me back to health, her knowledge and expertise is one of a kind. After a month of working together, I could finally sleep, my hair was growing back, my hormones began to calm down and my long covid symptoms eased!
I learnt so much about my body whilst working with Sandra, she really takes the time to listen and she is an absolute joy to work with. Not only is she an amazing Functional Medicine practitioner, but also a lovely person. I have recommended her to all of my friends and family and will continue to do so – thank you Sandra!
I reached out to Sandra because of weight loss, the complete opposite of most of my friends diets! The diet my GP had advised for me to be on was clearly not working and I was struggling to gain weight (been trying for 2 years!).
Although this is not a common issue for Sandra, she has such a wealth of knowledge in the nutritional field that she knew just what I needed to change in my diet and after my first consultation with Sandra, and adhering to her advise regarding my diet, I gradually began to increase in weight.
I love the way she explains exactly how our bodies work, and what they need to process the foods we eat. Now, 4 months later I have gained 6kg and am still gaining weight.
Another issue I had was joint pain in my knees and hands, Sandra encouraged me to try out some supplements that she knew would work and the pain has more or less gone, blooming marvellous.
I will continue with Sandra’s advice and feel comfort in knowing that I can always reach out to her for help. Thank you Sandra, I could not have done this without your help and encouragement.
Sandra is absolutely brilliant. I can’t recommend her enough.
Years of health issues were resolved in a matter of weeks and I feel radically different. I also understand more about what’s been going on after a decade of feeling unwell every day and now I feel brilliant, better than I have in years (and I’m in my 30’s).
She explained to me specifically the mechanism behind why I was feeling so unwell. As a molecular biologist, she’s 100% clear on how my body was out of balance. A change of diet and some short term supplements have completely resolved issues I thought would never go away. I finally have control of my health and I have Sandra to thank for giving me the roadmap.
She’s friendly, non-judgemental, professional and holistic. It’s worth the investment if you need to get control of your health and want answers and are willing to make the changes she recommends.
I got in touch with Sandra back in January as I didn’t really feel like I was functioning at my best.
I felt fatigued, quite anxious at times, especially heightened leading up to my monthly bleed, low mood, brain fog and had regular headaches.
I already ate a fairly healthy diet and done regular exercise but I also felt like I could never lose weight and felt bloated a lot of the time.
I also told Sandra that I had been on antidepressants for about 3 years due to severe anxiety and now 3 years on I was still taking them at a high dose.
At my first appointment with Sandra, we went through my diet and she went through foods that I needed to have much less of and the foods that would be more beneficial to my health. She suggested that maybe coming off of the antidepressants would be a good idea and actually could be part of why I was feeling these symptoms. So I agreed as I totally trusted Sandra advice.
Sandra put me in a protocol to taper off of the antidepressants over 12 weeks all whilst being balanced and supported with natural supplements that would support this process. I explained to Sandra that I was quite anxious about coming off of the medication as I didn’t want to go back to that anxious place I was in 3 years ago but she reassured me that I would be fine and the she would be there to support me every step of they way.
Fast forward and I am now completely free from taking any medication and I am honestly feeling the best I have felt in a long time. I had a few little bumps along the way where I would sent Sandra a message worrying about the way I was feeling and if I was doing the right thing but she was always there to support me and tell me how well I was doing.
I kind of realised in the end that this was a big process and that I would feel changes in my body that would feel different, but now today I’m completely free of all medication and I’m so grateful for Sandra’s help and support.
I feel my whole life has taking a step up as I’m feeling so much better.
Thank you Sandra for everything !
I have had a drastic improvement since following my plan to manage my endometriosis. My pain and nausea have massively reduced.
I had been suffering from very bad period pains for a long time, ever since my periods started, when I came to see Sandra.
I was diagnosed with endometriosis while having surgery at age 25. I had been to see many doctors and was prescribed lots of different drugs and treatments, including painkillers, pills, hormone treatments and surgery. But nothing seemed to improve it and I was in crippling pain every month. I was also suffering bad nausea every month.
With Sandra’s plan I followed a diet and started taking several supplements. She advised specific foods to eat a lot of (and ones to avoid).
I have had a drastic improvement since following the plan. My pain and nausea have massively reduced. I have also had additional ‘side’ benefits – lots of people have commented, unasked, on how my skin looks clear and glowing, and how shiny my hair is! My appetite has become more stable and I feel generally more healthy too. The plan has been an effort for me but it has definitely been worth it.
I feel much better able to manage my life, work and activities when I have my period now – I don’t have to miss out.
I really believe that seeing Sandra has changed my life.
2 YEARS ON, PG SENT THIS MESSAGE:
I just wanted to email you to let you know that my health and endometriosis pains continue to be so much better these days, because of your diet and supplement programme!
I continue to be amazed all the time at how much it has changed, and I tell everyone I meet about it!
I am so grateful to you for changing my life.
I was recommended to see Sandra, as I had a number of health issues that I was getting upset that my GP was not taking seriously. I had never heard of Functional Medicine, so I was a bit sceptical at first if this approach would help.
Vaginal dryness was one of my biggest issues. The medication that my GP had prescribed did not offer any relief. Sandra was able to sort the problem within 24 hours of using a natural product. I couldn’t believe how she resolved this issue so quickly and easily. It was painful for me to even walk. I now use regularly and don’t have any issues.
I was also suffering with dreadful pains in my stomach. I had been visiting my GP for over a year with no diagnosis. Gradually Sandra managed to eliminate different health conditions that could have been causing my stomach distress and eventually it was discovered that I had a hiatus hernia.
By eliminating all illnesses suggested by my GP, they eventually had no choice but to refer me for an endoscopy. Sandra has now put together a protocol which I am about to start that is a much more holistic approach in dealing with my condition.
I cannot recommend Sandra enough.
I turned to Sandra after several visits to my GP about general health and hormonal issues proved fruitless.
I was already aware of the benefits of nutrition in helping address my symptoms, and I was particularly keen to consult a Functional Medicine practitioner. So I was absolutely delighted when I found that Sandra ran a clinic locally to me.
I pre-booked three consultations with Sandra and my first session was remarkably uplifting. I suddenly had someone who really understood my health concerns, asked me all sorts of valid questions, and supported me as we talked about difficult issues that were impacting on my general health and wellbeing. At the first consultation Sandra recommended a diet and supplementation plan to get me through the initial stages of my move to better hormonal (and mental!) health. Sandra also made several pertinent suggestions outside of the diet/supplementation programme, including methods for addressing anxiety and stress levels. There wasn’t one avenue that she could not explore.
And… it worked! Within a short space of time many of my symptoms had diminished or vanished altogether. I felt better and I slept better.
Sandra’s knowledge and advice appear limitless, her solutions are practical, and her approach is flexible to your needs at the time. Sandra’s energy, professionalism and desire to help people is a real credit to her and a huge benefit to her clients.
From my experience of having consulted Sandra, I have no hesitation in recommending her.
I came to Sandra because I had problems with menstrual cramps, acne on back and shoulders and teeth grinding. I had seen the GP who was unhelpful and had tried to tackle these problems on my own unsuccessfully.
Before I decided to go ahead with Sandra we had a quick phone call to discuss her approach and how she could help me. She came across extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
Consultations with Sandra are easy. I had mine via Skype as I am based in Sheffield. We even had a few laughs during our consultations and I looked forward to speaking to her. There is no need to take notes because Sandra sends over the notes afterwards with her recommendations and supplements.
3 months after the first consultation, following Sandra’s diet and lifestyle advice I felt so much better. Sandra even fixed problems I didn’t know I had. For example, now I fall asleep much faster and find it easier to wake up in the morning. I also feel a lot less anxious and more relaxed now. I no longer bite my nails which was a habit I thought I would never break.
My quality of life has improved significantly and I would not hesitate to recommend her.
I asked Sandra to help me with a selection of problems I’d been struggling to manage for a few years.
Following her advice has resulted in a very marked improvement in almost all of the symptoms I was experiencing. I feel about 15 years younger, with far greater energy, far less pain and a sense of health that’s been missing for some time now. The results are obvious, and have been noticed and commented on by people around me who haven’t known that I’ve undertaken Sandra’s programme. She is professional, intelligent, capable, knowledgeable and really helpful.
I felt as though she listened to me carefully and offered a programme that was easy for me to follow to achieve great results.
I’m now implementing her recommendations on a long term health plan. The future is bright!
Thank you Sandra.
When I first started seeing Sandra I was suffering from migraines, bloating and I was carrying more weight than I wanted to.
I was amazed at how quickly my weight started dropping and soon my migraines all but disappeared. I have also developed a much better relationship with food after following her diet recommendations.
I highly recommend seeing Sandra if you’re struggling with any number of ailments. She’s always helped me feel at ease and in very good hands!
I came to Sandra with over two years of almost constant fatigue, seizures, acne and PCOS. I had been in and out of hospital for five years dealing with chronic inflammation & interstitial cystitis, but the fatigue had gotten so extreme, that I could barely leave my bed in the morning, and was falling asleep twice a day. I had been to the doctors lots across the last two years and each time was sent away confused and demeaned- ‘you’re just stressed, it’s your mental health.’ I knew it wasn’t.
I’d tried every new diet, new supplement and new procedure to regain energy, under the sun. I didn’t eat meat, I had no caffeine, and was addicted to sugar but doing my level best to curtail it. Sandra was a last ditch attempt to get my life back. I had left a full time job to go freelance self employed – I was attempting to chase my dreams but this issue was getting in the way. I ate vegan, and very healthy, but had ZERO energy, and suffered from acne and hormonal issues as well.
Turns out, after looking at a detailed history, I had been destroyed from the inside by years and years of antibiotics, given to me by confused doctors for interstitial cystitis, that I hadn’t ever needed. It’s not infection, but they kept treating it as such.
My body had destroyed itself from the stomach onwards – I couldn’t absorb nutrients anymore, my dopamine and serotonin receptors weren’t any longer firing, and I was weeks away from chronic fatigue.
Sandra said to me, in our first session, ‘In three months we will have fixed all of this.’ I left in shock, bursting into relieved tears in the street. Finally a solution?
She was wrong, because by TWO months, I was not only totally cured, full of energy and healthy, but also PREGNANT, which I didn’t think would be possible!!
THANK YOU Sandra!!
My friend recommended Menopause Rehab to me back in early September 2019 and although I was sceptical, I decided to sign up and give it a go.
Oh my, I cannot believe how much better I truly feel. Sandra has put together a fantastic, easy to follow plan; personally I don’t like to call it a plan. To me it’s a new way of eating for the rest of my life.
The information Sandra has provided throughout the programme has been very interesting and informative; I have learnt a great deal about how our bodies work later in life and using alternative methods to help our bodies work better.
The support throughout the programme has been top class and I really like the fact that you have an online group so that we can all share what we are experiencing and also share recipes.
When I started my new way of eating my symptoms included:
My toxicity score started at 70 points and by the end of day 7 it reduced to 14.
I still cannot believe how much better I feel, nearly all of my symptoms have gone away and they are still improving. My next stage is to introduce fasting twice a week.
I would recommend this programme to all women who may be experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above or you just want to change the way you eat and sleep for the rest of your life.
Thank you Sandra for everything.
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