Building and supporting vibrant health with functional medicine, science-based nutritional therapy & therapeutic lifestyle change.
Building and supporting vibrant health with functional medicine, science-based nutritional therapy & therapeutic lifestyle change. 

Testimonials 

"I came to Tatiana in April 2017 as I had been suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) for years resulting in acne, painful cramps, irregular periods and as a result, fertility problems. I also suffered from migraines. I thought for many years I had a healthy diet, but what I didn't understand was that I was insulin resistant which was causing problems with my hormones. Tatiana made the approach to my tailored diet fun and I was excited to eat organic, fresh, delicious and nutritional foods. I was also advised on supplements to take. Within a few weeks I had so much more energy and no headaches at all (I used to get headaches weekly) and after a month my skin improved dramatically. My menstrual cycle started to become more frequent, from a 12 week cycle to 8 weeks to eventually 6 weeks. In November 2017 I fell pregnant, and am now feeling great in my pregnancy and am still following Tatiana's prescribed diet. I have also not had a migraine since the change in my diet. PCOS is something so many women live with and unfortunately suffer with fertility issues as a result, and without Tatiana's help I would be in the same situation which not only effected me physically but mentally and emotionally too. Thank you Tatiana for transforming my life and guiding me into a healthier lifestyle and for making me feel the best I have ever felt. "  

 

- Holly Dowsette, Walton-on Thames, Surrey

" I consulted Tatiana because I felt that my body was trying to tell me that something was amiss! The symptoms I had included apnea at night, difficulty swallowing, frequent sore and swollen tongue, reflux, restless leg syndrome, gout, regular bloating and fatigue.

Tatiana suggested a complete change in diet. I mistakenly thought I was eating fairly healthily but I was very motivated to try a new way of eating and to hopefully cure myself through diet rather than medication. I was so highly motivated that I found it relatively easy to change to the diet Tatiana recommended.

After about a month, some of my symptoms had disappeared altogether and the others had lessened considerably. I’m a lot less tired, my skin is clear and I feel very healthy. My apnea disappeared, my reflux disappeared, I no longer suffer from restless legs, and I feel energised all day! Everyone around me is getting ill and I haven’t had a single day of sickness in 9 months! Surely that can’t just be coincidence…

I had lost sight of the importance of looking after myself and eating the right things. I have finally “seen the light” and am now paving the way, through diet and lifestyle, to a healthy and active middle age and beyond. " - Tania Lines, Walton-on Thames

" Dear Tatiana,

Can you believe... I forgot my cooked lunch today so I had to buy a tuna wrap from the supermarket. The same wrap I always used to enjoy, tastes foul today! That's a sign that my taste buds have gone up in the world! Ha ha! I love this new diet! Thank you, Tatiana!" Jason F., Croydon

"Hi Tatiana,
Wow, I'm feeling amazing! I've lost 5 pounds in two weeks without even making the effort! I'm so much happier in myself, and feel like I'm radiating positivity everywhere -that's down to your help, so thank you, Tatiana"! - Jenna B., Oxshott.

 

"I used to think I was making healthy choices, so could never understand why I felt so low. However, through Tatiana's education, she helped me to see that what we think is healthy is absolutely not. Now, I am so much more aware of the difference between 'real' healthy and 'faux' healthy. Tatiana has given me plenty of yummy options which is integrated into my daily diet. My personal favourite is the banana and turmeric cake. Satisfying, delicious and yet still beneficial to my health!"     

- Maxime Bonnet, New Malden 

"Three months after following Tatiana's advice, I see a vast difference: my skin now glows, my energy levels are soaring and I feel alive, I don't suffer any kind of menstrual cramp anymore (hooray!) Probably most importantly, though, I feel much happier and more positive about life than ever before. This gives me the motivation and the confidence to do things that would have scared me away previously. I am even considering specialising as a make-up artist using organic products only - watch this space! - Alice Boyle, Guildford 

 

"I  had struggled with finding the motivation to exercise previously as I was so tired and lethargic all the time. I wanted to come home and have a nap in the early evening, which would cause a vicious of sleep pattern disruption. Slowly, over the course of two weeks, after beginning to follow Tatiana's advice I found myself running more and more as well as sleeping properly; I now get at least 6 hours' sleep a night (before it was about 3 or 4 at best) Three months later, my exercise routine has transformed: I run 10k three times a week, do Pilates where I can and swim every weekend. I don't even need to 'gear myself up' - I have a new, natural, innate thirst for it." - F. McKenzie, Addlestone

 

"Dear Tatiana,

You have transformed my life and I know that finding you was a blessing to me from God! Thanks to your help, I no longer feel sleepy in the afternoons. I used to feel absolutely exhausted all day, and after lunch, just a couple of hours later, I always needed to stop all activities and collapse on a sofa or bed for the rest of the day. What a waste of time! My life suffered because of that issue with energy levels! But Tatiana, thanks to your help, now, I've got energy all day! Can you imagine this?

Also, I used to suffer from awful anxiety attacks at around 4pm every day. I consulted many doctors about it but they all said I was depressed and prescribed me antidepressants for it. I never took these drugs, of course, as I knew that was not the real cause of my anxiety. But now, oh gosh, you need to tell me what "anxiety" is, as I don't remember any more what it actually feels like! 

Thank you, my dear Tatiana! You have changed my life!"

 

- Graciela Rios, Caracas- Venezuela

"Let me tell you the many ways in which my health has improved in just 5 months, thanks to your brilliant advice! First, how amazing is this: no more headaches! Let's celebrate! No more headaches! Also, I no longer suffer from this nagging sinusitis that was recurrent and made my days miserable. It is really suprising to me that you helped me get rid of all these horrible symptoms without a single medication from the pharmacy! Also, let me tell you that what I have achieved by changing my diet is phenomenal! Last Friday I tried a pair of jeans from a few years ago that I always loved, and guess what..? They fit so well!  Why do doctors don't tell us about diet? Well, it doesn't matter any more. I'm so grateful that I found you.

Thank you, Tatiana!"

 

- Ricardo Gonzales Villalobos, Panama City, Panama

"Tatiana, I'm deeply grateful to you for showing me my dietary mistakes and my several lifestyle flaws... It has taken me these last two years since we met to see my problems with objectivity, but here I am and my life has improved dramatically definitely thanks to you. I know that I still need to carry on losing more weight, but so far the results that I have achieved thanks to your help are huge. My daughter Michelle who was insulin resistant and had put on so many kilos in highschool is also feeling lighter and happier now thanks to your support. We're very grateful, Tatiana. You have changed our lives".

 

- Aracelis Roth, New Jersey, N.Y 

"I am so glad that I met Tatiana ca. two years ago. Being a type 1 diabetic for over 35 years I have read and heard a lot about nutrition, eating habits, supplements and exercise. I thought I lived a healthy lifestyle until I met Tatiana. She completely opened my eyes to a much broader understanding of eating the right foods, taking the right supplements and doing the proper exercises. She really impressed me because she is very knowledgeable in many disciplines like nutrition, yoga, sport and health in general. On top of this, unlike many doctors, she lives what she advises and is therefore very convincing in her approach. In following her advice my life has improved in many ways. I feel much more energetic, sleep better, have lost weight, feel more balanced and I am much more upbeat. Best of all, I now need 50% less insulin than I used to. This is a fantastic result and I will always be grateful to her.

- Klaus Biermann, Salzburg, Austria    

   

"Hi Tatiana, I hope you're enjoying life. I just wanted to let you know that I've come on my period and it came completely unexpectedly because I no longer dread them. I have had NO pain whatsoever. Not even the slightest cramp or discomfort. I actually can't believe how amazing this feels. You are incredible. Thank you so, so much!"

- Janice P. Scott, Guildford, Surrey-England

"Meta-analyses showed that flavonoids have a promising role in improving visual function in patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension (OHT), and appear to play a part in both improving and slowing the progression of visual field loss".

 

-Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep 4. Epub 2015 Sep 4. PMID: 26340868

"Animal studies show that holy basil helps the body maintain homeostasis of the stress hormone cortisol.1 It rebalances mood-associated neurotransmitters in the brain—specifically ones that can produce feelings of hopelessness, which is a key component of stress-induced depression."2

1- Phytother Res. 2016;30(5):805-14

2-Indian J Med Res. 2012;135(4):548-54

 

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"EGCG (from green tea extract) regulates genes involved in fat oxidation and storage, as well as genes involved in insulin signaling and glucose metabolism."

-Planta Med. 2004 Nov;70(11)

 

"Effect of unsaponifiable extracts of avocado and soybean (Piasclédine) on the collagenolytic action of cultures of human rheumatoid synoviocytes and rabbit articular chondrocytes treated with interleukin-1."

- Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic. 1991 Apr;58(4):241-5. PMID: 1647544

"This meta-analysis showed a significant effect of supplementation with Spirulina in reducing plasma concentrations of total cholesterol, LDL-C, triglycerides and elevating those of HDL-C."

- Clin Nutr. 2015 Sep 25. Epub 2015 Sep 25. PMID: 26433766

"Supplementation with olive leaf polyphenols for 12 weeks significantly improved insulin sensitivity and pancreaticβ-cell secretory capacity in overweight middle-aged men at risk of developing the metabolic syndrome."

- Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Dec 31, 2012

 

"A coconut extra virgin oil-rich diet increases HDL cholesterol and decreases waist circumference and body mass in coronary artery disease patients."

- Nutr Hosp. 2015 ;32(5):2144-52. Epub 2015 Nov 1. PMID: 26545671

"Lycopene, the predominant carotenoid in tomatoes and tomato-based foods, is reported to protect against various cancers, especially prostate cancer. 

Cell growth was inhibited 20% at 0.2 microM lycopene and 40% at 50 microM lycopene after a 24-hr incubation. In the Comet assay, lycopene-treated cells showed less DNA damage than did placebo-treated cells. The inhibition of Hep3B cell growth in this study demonstrates the antitumor properties of lycopene."

- Biofactors. 2005 ;23(3):129-39. PMID: 16410635

"Accumulating evidence indicates that abdominal adiposity is positively related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and some other diseases independently of overall adiposity. However, the association of premature death resulting from these diseases with abdominal adiposity has not been widely studied, and findings are inconsistent. In a prospective cohort study of 44,636 women in the Nurses' Health Study, associations of abdominal adiposity with all-cause and cause-specific mortality were examined. During 16 years of follow-up, 3507 deaths were identified, including 751 cardiovascular deaths and 1748 cancer deaths. After adjustment for body mass index and potential confounders, the relative risks across the lowest to the highest waist circumference quintiles were 1.00, 1.11, 1.17, 1.31, and 1.79 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.47 to 1.98) for all-cause mortality; 1.00, 1.04, 1.04, 1.28, and 1.99 (95% CI, 1.44 to 2.73) for CVD mortality; and 1.00, 1.18, 1.20, 1.34, and 1.63 (95% CI, 1.32 to 2.01) for cancer mortality (all P<0.001 for trend). Among normal-weight women (body mass index, 18.5 to<25 kg/m(2)), abdominal obesity was significantly associated with elevated CVD mortality: Relative risk associated with waist circumference>or = 88 cm was 3.02 (95% CI, 1.31 to 6.99) and for waist-to-hip ratio>0.88 was 3.45 (95% CI, 2.02 to 6.92). After adjustment for waist circumference, hip circumference was significantly and inversely associated with CVD mortality."

-Circulation. 2008 Apr 1;117(13):1658-67. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.739714. Epub 2008 Mar 24.

"Major changes in self-reported eating behaviors included eating only when experiencing true physiological hunger and stopping when sensing a feeling of fullness. Self-efficacy for these behaviors was reported to be enhanced by observing weight loss for themselves or others. Support from other group members, the simplicity of the program, and spiritual benefits through prayer and scripture reading were also reported to enhance confidence. Women indicated that they relied on an internal locus of control based on a sense of self-discipline.

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:

Traditional means to enhance self-efficacy were important for all women; however, for some women, spirituality was also an important aspect of adhering to program principles."

- J Nutr Educ Behav. 2004 Jan-Feb;36(1):13-5.

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