“When I started working with Lara, I had classic PCOS symptoms of not having my period in more than a year, cystic acne and blood sugar irregularities (that lead to irritability). I also had digestive issues namely: acid reflux, bloating, constipation and stomach cramps.
Initially, I was hesitant to work together as I was unsure if nutrition would actually help my problems. Doctors made me feel as though there was no solution for my lack of periods other than going back on the pill and that my IBS was something I’d just have to put up with.
But, since implementing Lara’s recommendations, I’ve had my period every month for the last 6 months; for someone with PCOS this is a massive achievement! My cystic acne also gradually improved and has now cleared up significantly; when I do get breakouts, they’re only one or two pimples, which is way more manageable.
My IBS took more time to resolve but I now know my triggers, and how to address any flares if they do happen (these also don’t last as long, and aren’t as severe).
I didn’t realise how much stress, sleep and anxiety were taking a toll on my health until I started working together with Lara. This is still an unfolding journey but I now have tools and know what to do in advance to support myself if I have a busy week ahead.
This process of working together with Lara has helped me become more confident in knowing what lifestyle suits me and what doesn’t (what to say no to etc), and I’ve learned a lot of self acceptance along the way. I’ve also fallen in love with food all over again rather than seeing it as the enemy or something restrictive.
Lara is super compassionate as she has dealt with these issues herself, and she also truly cares about her clients. She’s really relatable and listens to everything you have to say. Lara made me feel really comfortable talking to her about my personal issues/symptoms. She’s very patient and works around your lifestyle and has great advice. She’s there every step of the way, responding to any queries that come up.
In using food & lifestyle factors, it’s important to trust the ongoing process and be patient as you are not going to get instant results in a month. It takes time to change and to give your body a chance to respond. You also can’t do this halfheartedly because you won’t get very far.
I’ve been incredibly privileged to work with Lara and she’s definitely made a positive impact on my life.”