Testimonials / Food Intolerances Allergies

I saw a Dietitan! Who would believe the changes this guidance made to my life?

I was a client of Diane's last year and I must say seeing Diane was one of the best things I have ever done! About 14 months prior to seeing Diane, I had blood tests to see if gluten was causing my tummy upsets. One of the markers came back positive, so under the guidance of my GP, I immediately went on a gluten free diet and after a couple of weeks, my tummy settled down. I still had tummy issues, headaches and difficulty budging a couple of kilos, so that is why I decided to take the plunge and see a dietitian.

I was a client of Diane's last year and I must say seeing Diane was one of the best things I have ever done! About 14 months prior to seeing Diane, I had blood tests to see if gluten was causing my tummy upsets. One of the markers came back positive, so under the guidance of my GP, I immediately went on a gluten free diet and after a couple of weeks, my tummy settled down. I still had tummy issues, headaches and difficulty budging a couple of kilos, so that is why I decided to take the plunge and see a dietitian.

From the series of visits with Diane, I went on a journey of finding out other triggers that were upsetting my tummy, giving me headaches and making it difficult to lose weight. What a journey it has been! Not only am I living a life of eating an abundance of delicious seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, cereals, breads, lean meat, sea food and the odd treat, my husband and three children are being truly nourished by the foods we are eating as a family.

I can honestly say our family food bill has halved with the massive reduction in the processed pre-packaged foods that no longer dominate the pantry (or our lunchboxes)! Eating well certainly doesn't mean spending lots of money. As a 40-year-old mum of three and full-time kindergarten teacher, I have loads of energy and vitality and a most-of-the-time happy tummy. I feel fantastic! My weight is the best it has ever been and best of all, I am not starving myself to achieve it!  

Diane's approach doesn't provide a quick-fix diet that is hard to maintain and is destined to fail. Instead, Diane provides education on nourishing our bodies in the best possible way with REAL food.

I would not hesitate in recommending Diane Stride Dietitian.

Louise Dunstan


Back to Full Health

I have no hesitation in recommending Diane to anyone who is seeking medical answers, that they feel might be food related. Her expertise and knowledge, together with her upbeat enthusiasm and understanding is brilliant. Thanks Diane!

When I first came to Diane, I was very unwell. I had vertigo, was nauseas constantly, I had lost over 20 kg in weight and was very skinny. I was tired all the time, run down, had constant colds and throat infections, and was having difficulty swallowing, brain fog, migraines, had reflux etc. and the list went on. I had been back and forth between doctors and specialists for over two years, and was getting nowhere fast.
After discovering that my daughter was gluten intolerant, to support her I decided to give up gluten also. Amazingly, after only four days gluten free I had stopped sleeping for 3 hours on the couch every day! That is when I went looking for Diane.

I have now spent approx 6 months with Diane guiding me through the strict elimination diet, and the food/chemical challenges. Together we have discovered the wide range of food and chemical intolerances that have dominated my life for the past two years. I now only eat what my body likes, and I am well. My life has started again.

I have no hesitation in recommending Diane to anyone who is seeking medical answers, that they feel might be food related. Her expertise and knowledge, together with her upbeat enthusiasm and understanding is brilliant. Thanks Diane!

Jen


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