When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) last year it felt like my worst nightmare coming true. My mother has advanced MS. It has taken time to work through the diagnosis, my fears and to realise that my health journey can be different than my mother’s. Having two young daughters, I am motivated to do what I can for my own health and to be a wonderful role model for them.
I was subsequently diagnosed with Autism this year and this is when I reached out for Helen’s help. I’m a certified naturopath and medical herbalist, but I wanted the help of a professional to navigate my diet and lifestyle with me. I had been following the Wahls Protocol for MS for a number of years, but I wanted to know if I could do more. I was impressed with Helen’s background and credentials. I especially liked the fact Helen had studied with nutrition schools in the USA and personally with Dr. Wahls.
Helen has helped me personalise my diet. I love the fact Helen comes from those principles that everything matters, everything is connected and we are unique. She has encouraged me to apply this approach to gently adapt my diet to best suit me and monitor many aspects of my health, including my symptoms, blood sugars and sleep.
Helen’s Health Engineering folders are beautifully designed and full of helpful information. Together we have been able to work out how other factors, such as my hormone cycle and stresses impacts my body, and we have designed ways to adapt my diet to suit. I now enjoy some of my favourite healthy foods and that I can eat out again.
Working with Helen over the last three months, I have been able to increase the nutrients within my diet (and decrease the number of supplements I take), decreased some of my medications (on my doctor’s recommendation), and overall feel more empowered to manage my own health. I now have my own toolbox full of self-care routines and rituals which I can turn to every day.
Helen has been an exceptional partner in health for me. I feel like I can share anything with her and she will approach the topic with compassion and understanding. I’m looking forward to our continued journey ahead. I recommend Helen to anyone who is going through a health challenge. I’m sure she will change your life as she has mine – by empowering you to take control of your health and to become the bravest version of you.