I came to Nutreena just four months ago, and honestly I’m not sure where to begin explaining how life changing Edi’s treatment has been for me.
I’d first approached my GP with a list of symptoms, which ticked almost all of the indicators for Hypothyroidism. My GP agreed I should be tested, and she arranged a blood test. I was relieved to think I might have an identifiable problem that could be treated, and dared to hope I’d eventually start feeling better. However when the analysis came back, I was told: “Great news – the test results show everything is OK and already within range”.
According to my doctor, my symptoms – all of them – from [weirdly] my toes being permanently numb, chronic fatigue, constant pins & needles in my hands, arms and legs, to my pupils unable to stay constricted, gut pain, joint pain, dry skin/eyes/hair, bloating, insomnia, depression and anxiety – were all just likely to be:
- Either a part of how my body was changing as it aged, or
- Because I drank red wine too regularly.
So I’m getting old, and/or it’s my own fault. Exactly the answers my low self-esteem had been providing me for years, and precisely why I’d not bothered getting help for any of my health complaints or growing/new aches and pains previously.
But this time I was fed up. Surely everyday life wasn’t supposed to feel this crushingly difficult…I knew something wasn’t right, but I could sense if I queried it any further with my Dr. I’d just be put on a course of anti-depressants. I remember thinking all I wanted was for someone to tell me what my body really needed. That’s when I decided to search for a good Nutritionist I could work with, and I thank my lucky stars I found Edi.
Edi was extremely thorough and gave me true validation from the start. She also arranged for more detailed, reliable lab tests and has since been treating me for adrenal stress, dysbiosis and huge overall mineral imbalances.
I wouldn’t have believed it was possible before, but all of those ‘old age’ symptoms have now been corrected! I feel like I could be in my twenties; my short term memory is so much better, I keep getting comments on the ‘glowiness’ of my skin, I have more energy than I know what to do with, I’m a more patient listener, I laugh more, love being around other people, and my Husband says he has his wife back. Also, as a totally unexpected bonus my long distance eyesight has even improved to the point where I don’t bother with my glasses anymore!
Having said that, I found it wasn’t the absence of the symptoms that turned it all around for me, it was what I took away from my sessions with Edi.
The process has of course been challenging, and in the beginning I was pretty low on will power and self-belief so it took a massive leap of faith to walk away from everything that I thought was helping me keep it together. Sometimes it feels like nobody in the health profession wants to give out promises any more, but Edi did – she made me a promise that I would feel 100 times better if I followed this through, and now I do.
With her extensive knowledge and truly holistic approach she’s been the single most motivating factor in this whole process. She’s made sure changes have been incremental and manageable for me, and it’s been fascinating learning from her what’s really going on inside my body as we go along.
In summary, there is no one I wouldn’t recommend Edi to. You can trust her; the woman is pure awesomeness with wheels on and magic sprinkles.
I went to Edi as I had a bit of a heart scare and although my cholesterol was ‘normal’ I was still getting clogging in the bends in my arteries. The specialist’s solution was to go on Statins.
I am not a fan of just going on drugs with no real investigation into my lifestyle or eating habits so I decided to seek the opinion of a Nutritionist to help me.
Since going to Edi I keep an honest food diary (brutally honest!) which helped her sort out my diet. I keep to the ‘diet’ (though it is more a lifestyle change) as best as I can, but have the odd slip as I need to live as well and for it to not feel like a punishment ! Edi encouraged me all the way – even the slips. She has given me many supplements to take and although it’s a bit of a hassle taking so many I can already feel the benefits. I am hoping we can cut these down soon as the difference is amazing. The side effect of the changes Edi made to my diet is that I have lost 5Kg’s, feel slim and healthy even though I eat loads.
I have to be more organised and had to really commit to it in the first few weeks. Then it became easier and I naturally go for the better choices (not always perfect) but if I deviate from my good eating I do it controlled and guilt free and then go back to being good. Edi makes sure I do not feel guilty for the odd deviation and it has made me stick to it better overall.
A recent blood test has shown that in just 4 weeks I have knocked 0.5 off my bad cholesterol and improved the good by 1.5. Astonishing results !
I can thoroughly recommend Edi.
Professional, motivated and friendly. If you want to see results then talk to Edi.
The guidance that Edi gave me was simply life-changing. You don’t realize how bad you are feeling until you are doing the right things for your body and you come to see that feeling the way you did wasn’t normal.
I came to see Edi with severe digestive issues, heart and weight problems, Edi was not only able to identify my root issues, but also gave me simple and actionable solutions that fit my lifestyle. After six weeks of implementing the changes she suggested, my energy levels were higher, my digestion was better, and I went months without ever getting sick. I still see her on regular basis as I’m continuing to notice positive changes, and I have recommended her to my friends too.
I approached Nutreena on the 8th of March 2016 after my doctors gave me an initial diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue syndrome. After looking at the prognosis and not liking what I saw I contacted Nutreena for some alternative advice. I had suffered a year of exhaustion, extreme brain fog, dizziness, and high levels of pain in all my joints and I was feeling depressed at the prospect of my life continuing down this path.
During my initial consultation, I found Eddie to be wonderful, she was kind, compassionate and understanding. She advised me on a number of lifestyle changes, supplements and eating guidelines for me to start with, as well as recommending some tests. She made sure that I knew it would mean big changes in my life but that she would be there to support me on my journey. After a week of following her advice, I started to feel considerably better.
When I went back to see her a month later to get my test results I was already feeling much better. I was twelve pounds lighter, my brain fog was easing and I was much less exhausted. From the test results she then went on to give me some much more targeted advice and a plan for the next coming months to really get my mind and body better. After just six weeks of following all the advice I was given I now feel 110% better. My brain fog has completely gone as well as all the aches and pains that were keeping me up every night for the past. My energy levels have increased dramatically and I now have enough energy to be able to easily manage my day. And as a massive bonus in six weeks I have lost 18lbs.
I have gained a much better understanding of my body and the impacts of my diet. I am now able to finally live a new improved lifestyle that will enable me to live the life that I truly want. I cannot speak more highly of the advice and support I have been given from Nutreena and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone. I can honestly say that the whole experience has been life changing.
PJ Di Giammarino