Testimonials

I've got a new lease on life and I'm pain free!

For the last 10 years I have been struggling with chest and stomach pains – which also at times led to feeling light headed and feeling like I was going to pass out. And every morning I would wake feeling horrible. I lacked energy, felt constantly wiped out, was extremely irritable and on a whole I felt totally miserable ... Not only am I feeling way better, I have felt like I have more energy and have been less grumpy with all that stress off my shoulders.

For the last 10 years I have been struggling with chest and stomach pains – which also at times led to feeling light headed and feeling like I was going to pass out.  And every morning I would wake feeling horrible. I lacked energy, felt constantly wiped out, was extremely irritable and on a whole I felt totally miserable.
I had been to the doctor on numerous occasions to try and solve the problems I was having – every  blood test, heart test, endoscopies etc all said I was perfectly healthy – which although was great to hear was also very frustrating because I didn’t feel healthy.

From Christmas 2012 through to April 2013 things started to get worse in terms of the way I was feeling and I was started to have panic attacks and had a real fear of going to bed at night. Eventually I decided to try something different to try and fix the problem and this lead me to making an appointment with Diane.

I went in to my 1st appointment with the attitude (perhaps more expectation) that if it didn’t work – then at least I could say I tried and could cross it off my list of things to try. During that 1st visit we went through the whole history  of my symptoms, what my diet was etc.

When we had been through all that, Diane gave me a diet plan to try for the following weeks before my next appointment. When she gave me the plan she said I would notice a difference within “2 to 3 days”  I had been in pain for 10 years so I didn’t think I would be pain free in 2-3 days. I was wrong!  3 days later I was pain free and it was such a strange feeling to go through a whole day without pain or discomfort, it felt extremely odd!   Soon 1 day turned into 2, and soon became weeks – I have been totally amazed at the difference.

Diane was so professional and thorough in her diagnosis and testing programme, I felt well taken care of.  Each appointment led to new challenges and discoveries about my diet and how it affected my body.  Not only am I feeling way better, I have felt like I have  more energy and have been less grumpy with all that stress off my shoulders.   All in all I am glad I made the decision to go and see Diane as its been well worth it.  I highly recommend Diane’s services.

Marty


Diane makes me feel comfortable to express what is happening in my life

Diane has a gentle, non-threatening approach that allowed to me express, without criticism, what was happening in my life.

Diane has a gentle, non-threatening approach that allowed to me express, without criticism, what was happening in my life.  Material given to me was very helpful.
My biggest breakthrough was realising that I can take control of my life.  In addition, I have lost 6 kg after 6 months.

Alison


Mother become pain free for the first time in 20 years

Diane helped my mother become pain free for the first time in 20 years of living with an auto-immune disease.

Diane helped my mother become pain free for the first time in 20 years of living with an auto-immune disease. Diane has now helped me stop over eating. The lifestyles Diane has assisted both Mum and I to adopt are entirely different. I really appreciate that Diane has the knowledge to apply different solutions to different problems, the ability to adapt these solutions to suite our personal circumstances, and the sensitivity to help us adopt these solutions at our own pace.
 
I am still on a journey – but already, I feel thankful and indebted to Diane for enabling me to change my experience of food and enabling me to change my life. I no longer have a secret (eating) life. I am looking forward to what else I am going to learn from Diane in the near future.

Karen


I now am able to control my anxiety better

I came on this course because I suffer from terrible nervousness and anxiety in my normal day to day life.  I have a fear of letting people down and am generally very self-conscious. I am so pleased I completed this course.  I feel the past 6 weeks have taught me how to control my...

I came on this course because I suffer from terrible nervousness and anxiety in my normal day to day life.  I have a fear of letting people down and am generally very self-conscious.
I am so pleased I completed this course.  I feel the past 6 weeks have taught me how to control my feelings, using the techniques we have learned and I can go away knowing that I can put it all into practice and work on making my own situation better.

I can’t thank Diane enough.  She provided a very relaxing experience and made me realize that I am not alone.

 

Claire


It has given me another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of “me”

The Nutrigenomix reports gives valuable information about “how I work”. It has given me another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of “me”.

  The Nutrigenomix reports gives valuable information about “how I work”.  It has given me another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of “me”. 

Gillian


THIS COURSE HELPED ME TOWARDS ACCEPTANCE, RATHER THAN REJECTION

My life has been a rollercoaster.  Married three times, lived in Australia for many years.  Three grown up children, one with drug problems.  Two marriages were violent and abusive. This course has made me feel content and liking myself better.  

My life has been a rollercoaster.  Married three times, lived in Australia for many years.  Three grown up children, one with drug problems.  Two marriages were violent and abusive.
This course has made me feel content and liking myself better.  

Anonymous


I have always suspected I have a problem with certain food

I have always suspected I have a problem with certain foods. I have found out I am unable to eat egg products but have felt there was something else that was causing headaches, puffy eyes, fuzzy headedness, fatigue and a general feeling of unwellness. I have often looked at other people and their energy with envy...

I have always suspected I have a problem with certain foods. I have found out I am unable to eat egg products but have felt there was something else that was causing headaches, puffy eyes, fuzzy headedness, fatigue and a general feeling of unwellness. I have often looked at other people and their energy with envy. I had allergy tests and tested negative for food allergies. I felt I was imagining things and was at a loss as to what was causing me to feel this way when I thought I was eating a healthy balanced diet with a minimum of processed foods. I suspected it was a food or food group that was causing me to feel bad but was at a loss as to where to go to get help.

I was feeling desperate when I read Diane’s advert in our local paper. She is the first person I have found that tests for food chemicals and additives. I made an appointment with a sense of hope and a feeling that I had nothing to lose.

It is the best thing I have done for myself. Under Diane’s guidance I am identifying the food chemicals that are causing my problem. We are still in the process of testing, I am already feeling better and am excited that I am getting answers at long last. When we have completed the testing I will have the knowledge and power to take charge of my health and well being. I am very grateful I have met Diane and can’t thank her enough.

Wendy


...abdomen and stomach pain

“I have been fortunate to be referred to Diane Stride by my doctor, Blaine Stride (Diane’s husband). For some ten years I have suffered from pain and tension in both the abdomen and stomach.  During this period I have had four colonoscopy’s and many ultrasounds....

“I have been fortunate to be referred to Diane Stride by my doctor, Blaine Stride (Diane’s husband).

For some ten years I have suffered from pain and tension in both the abdomen and stomach.  During this period I have had four colonoscopy’s and many ultrasounds.  The pain has never been constant, or consistently in the same place,  “a moveable feast” I describe it as.   It has not disturbed my sleep and most days I have woken pain free with the tension creeping on as the day has progressed.  My bowel movements have been quite erratic.

For two months now I have been guided by Diane and her program known as “Foodmaps”. This has had a huge effect on my health.  My husband will bear testament to the new me.  I have had several comments observing the brightness in my eyes and can honestly say the improvement to my discomfort has been immense.

Over the past month I have slowly introduced some of those foods that have been removed, taking note of any side effects.  I have kept a diary of my food and bowel movements.

Diane has been most professional in her approach to my complaint.  She has a great knowledge of food groups and their effect on Irritable bowel.  She has been very easy to talk to, a great listener supporting her suggestions with good explanations.

I continue to be guided by Diane and have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking to address their health and well being through dietary intake.”

Felicity Fergusson


I highly recommend this course

I have recently attended a program of Mind,Body and Soul Awareness.It was taken by Diane Stride and set in an idyllic spot in the Tuki Tuki valley.The program was a practical application for reducing stress and increasing awareness of the present.I have been aware of the effects of stress and...

I have recently attended a program of Mind,Body and Soul Awareness.It was taken by Diane Stride and set in an idyllic spot in the Tuki Tuki valley.The program was a practical application for reducing stress and increasing awareness of the present.I have been aware of the effects of stress and anxiety on my health for years and this program was a great opportunity to explore new insights of myself and use the practical tools given to us to respond to situations that have caused stress in the past.The program was very relaxed and Diane produced follow up notes which i have found great to revisit. I thoroughly enjoyed the program and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to reduce stress and live a more fulfilling life.

Dianne Joll


Each client is unique when it comes to weight-loss

Neelu came and saw me a few months ago, wanting help with losing weight. She had tried many diets without any success. She was highly motivated, an essential component to any dietary change. By changing the types of foods she was eating, and the frequency, she was able to easily reach her goal weight.

When clients come and see me for weight-loss, I don’t use the same approach for each person. It completely depends on their unique situation and what I think will be the most likely approach to help them achieve their goals.

Neelu came and saw me a few months ago, wanting help with losing weight. She had tried many diets without any success. She was highly motivated, an essential component to any dietary change. By changing the types of foods she was eating, and the frequency, she was able to easily reach her goal weight. Neelu is an amazing cook, and if you want to see some of her cuisine, see my facebook page.

I’m sure you would rather hear what Neelu has to say, though, than me, so here are her exact words:

“Despite leading an active life, regular exercise and regulated diet, I was getting over weight. I tried my best to keep myself into shape but to no avail.

I tried all fad diets, like eating less, eating no carbohydrates, protein drinks etc etc but nothing seemed to help.

Few months back got to see Diane Stride who put me on a balanced diet. The change in eating 4 meals a day at regular intervals made a huge difference and I lost weight and reached my goal in 3 months. It’s even hard for me to believe when I step on the scales that now I eat more food than before and still lost the extra weight.

Thanks Diane for putting me on the right track of a balanced diet with regular meals and controlled portion size.”

Neelu