This weeks post is slightly different to my normal style, I do hope you enjoy reading: Rosie Letts Nutrition and my health journey.
Early this year, I hit a slump. I was feeling sluggish, tired and lacking any get up and go. I knew something was up, I was constantly bloated, hungry and was craving sugar like mad. I had constant brain fog, and it was so bad it was making me seriously anxious. My diet was pretty good, and I was exercising often, yet didn’t feel the benefits as much as I thought I should. A friend of mine had had sessions and a treatment plan from Rosie Letts, a nutritional therapist based in Bristol, and had recommended her highly. Rosie has a first class degree in nutritional therapy, has seen over 500 clients to date, and has seen them rid themselves of PCOS, Eczema and IBS. I set up a phone appointment to see if we could get to the root of my issues.
After a video chat via Ringwell, we discussed my current diet and also any health / energy issues that were bothering me. Rosie scheduled an appointment for me to come and meet her in her Bristol clinic a week later. She asked me to keep a food diary for 3-4 days, and send it to her before the appointment. This way she could assess the nutrients and vitamins I was getting, and see if I was possibly lacking in some key areas.
During the appointment, we went over my food diary, and a ‘week in the life of Sus’ – we discussed forming a ‘Health MOT’ for me. It was interesting to hear Rosie’s thoughts on my diet and how I could curb my hunger pangs (eat more often – this shouldn’t be a problem!) and also help my body recover after my regular gym sessions. I also stood on a special body scanner, which after a full body scan (Biometric Scale Analysis), showed my muscle to fat ratio, BMI, and other aspects. It was good to see I wasn’t under or over in any areas. Rosie gave really informative advice on how each food would help me and also my gut. We spoke about adding more protein into my diet, I thought I got a lot, but due to my high exercise levels, it was clear I wasn’t eating it at the right times, when my body needed it. We talked about getting more essential fatty acids, B12 and selenium into my diet. Rosie made sure I was comfortable with the suggestions, and that it wouldn’t be difficult to make the changes she was suggesting. I felt totally at ease talking to Rosie, and felt like I was chatting to someone I had known for years.
After some more questions from Rosie, we got onto the subject of parasites and candida. Both can be common in people who have travelled, but anyone can pick them up. The candida would explain the major sugar cravings and also past problems with a fungal rash on my leg. To really understand what was going on, I opted for a test via Genova Diagnostics, which would test my stools for any traces of parasites or yeast overgrowths.
At the end of the session, Rosie made sure I was comfortable with the things we had discussed, and asked if I would keep a 2 week food diary and send it to her, so she could track my progress. We agreed we would stay in touch over the phone once my stool test results came through.
A week or so later, I got my tests results back. I won’t go into too much detail but let’s just say there’s been a bit of a parasite party going on in my gut. Rosie talked me through my test results thoroughly, explaining everything in layman’s terms. She sent me an extremely thorough review of areas in my diet where I could improve and add vital vitamins or minerals, a general health MOT, and also a selection of recipes to adapt into my weekly routine. I was also sent an in depth Nutritics report, which showed where I was missing vitamin, and where I was getting enough. She then started to explain my treatment plan, giving detail into how each food group may affect what was going on in my gut, and how we could alleviate the symptoms. To have the best chance at eradicating my ‘gut guests’ I would need to change my diet for 2 – 3 months, to essentially starve off the parasites and yeast overgrowths. Rosie explained how starchy carbs would need to go, as would sugar, corn and all things gluten. Greens and garlic would be my friends, along with quinoa and millet.
I am still on the journey with my diet, having had a few slip ups. I felt a massive difference after 2 weeks, I had more energy, my bloating had died down, and my brain fog was improving. It hasn’t been easy, my office is a teasing zone for sugar laden treats, but I am determined to try and eradicate the things giving me issues.
Rosie has checked in with me along the way, recommended supplements and has been a huge source of encouragement throughout my journey. I am currently studying Nutritional Healing myself, and having this experience with Rosie has only cemented the fact that one day I want to be able to help people the way Rosie has helped me.
Rosie is currently offering a fantastic new service – Reinvent – (stay tuned for my personal full review) – Click HERE if you’d like to learn more about Reinvent.
Start your Reinvent journey today and you’ll receive:
- Over 200 tasty recipes, plus new menus every season so you will never get bored
- 12 weeks of sample meal plans full of delicious dishes to get you started
- Phone and email support from the team whenever you need it throughout the programme
- Goal tracking tools, a cravings journal, a gratitude diary and a bank of printable resources
- Access the Reinvent community- and your very own team of cheerleaders
- Access to the full programme and bonus content including all recipes and health lessons forever
Reinvent is a holistic and permanent lifestyle change that will transform your relationship with food. It will tune you in to what’s going on deep inside your body, helping you to celebrate your uniqueness and understand how best to nourish yourself.
Join Reinvent during July and August 2017 and receive a complimentary 1.5 hour consultation with Rosie Letts worth £160.
If you are looking to make improvements to your health, clear up skin issues, gain control of your weight, or just generally looking for a health mot, Rosie is your girl. I cannot recommend her highly enough. For more information, head to Rosie Letts Nutrition.
All photos – Rosie Letts Nutrition
Always seek professional advice before making any drastic dietary changes or self diagnosing yourself via Google!
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