“I was pretty desperate when I first met Tracey. I’ve suffered from autoimmunity for as long as I can remember having had glandular fever twice, then developing ulcerative colitis during my first pregnancy and then adding rheumatoid arthritis to that after the birth of my second child. I’d tried numerous drugs which worked for a while and then either stopped working or presented awful side effects. I was having flare ups on a daily basis and struggling to cope with young kids and a full-time job.
The thought of depending on heavy medication for the foreseeable future was scary as it wasn’t working and made me fear for other side effects I might encounter. I had been told about functional medicine on a Jason Vale juicing retreat, so I decided to explore it. I found Tracey on the ifm.org website and from day one, Tracey’s communications were informed, clear and kind. We had an exploratory chat and I felt excited at what could be, though she managed my expectations about it not being a quick fix and the efforts I would need to put in.
Tracey was thorough in her approach, establishing a clear picture of my health history and contributing factors. She helped me realise that my mental health was directly related to how ill I was, and I needed to take some time out to heal. The way she delivered this message was incredibly kind, and strong enough for me to finally take it seriously.
Tracey’s knowledge seems limitless, backed up by her constant self-development and completion of specialist courses, which directly benefitted me. She gave me a clear plan to follow, which incorporated diet, supplements, reducing my toxic burden, and stress management in the form of various things such as massage, country walks, yoga, meditation, journaling and exploring things I enjoyed again as I had lost that over time.
She was incredibly proactive and sent lots of information, introduced me to other people who were on similar journeys, invited me to relevant talks and workshops, and kept in touch to see how I was getting on. The initial food regime didn’t work in the way we’d hoped, so she advised me to explore another (auto-immune paleo plan) and again provided all the information I needed to do it including recipes, introductions to organic suppliers, books and relevant articles.
I have now been working with Tracey for 4 months and can honestly say I haven’t felt this good for years. I’ve lost 2 stone, haven’t had a flare up for months, feel much happier, less stressed and calmer. I now understand how to manage my autoimmunity and live in a way that enables me, and my family, to be healthier and happier. I have made serious changes to our lives because I have the information to support it and have experienced the benefits that make me, and my family, want to carry it on.
Over this time Tracey has been a rock for me, always willing to share her knowledge, network and be there when I needed help shaping things along the way. I can’t thank her enough for helping me at such a desperate time and heartily recommend her to anyone.”