Testimonial – Sara’s Story

Sara, Six Month Reset Package:

Sara Johnson‘’The Reset Package gave me amazing support from two very dedicated knowledgeable professionals. The best part was the empathy and endless research into how to support and improve my condition, the resources and recommendations to help me recover and the intensive and continued support from Isabel and Kirsty, via email and Skype.

To anyone else out there, experiencing something similar to what I have been through, I hope you can take inspiration from my journey.  If I can do this… I am sure anyone can.”

‘’Isabel and Kirsty have helped me turn my life around. When I first connected with them I was suffering considerable pain from chronic inflammation due to psoriatic arthritis.

I had a baby just under the age of 1 and a 4yr old.  I could barely walk.  I had widespread pain across my body.  Life was incredibly difficult as I commenced my return to work following maternity leave.  I was in a very low place and wondering how I was going to get through it all.

This wasn’t how I would imagine myself to be at the age of 37!  From always being incredibly active and sporty and with a job in the sport industry, I was immobile, and as far away from being active as I have ever been and very, very low.  

I was taking a lot of medication to try and manage (not very well) the symptoms, which also didn’t sit well with me.  Deep down I knew that I could somehow manage my condition without medication, I just wasn’t sure how.  My wish at the time was to just be able to play with my children without being in constant pain.

Isabel and Kirsty’s, knowledge, empathy and recommendations have helped me achieve an incredible turn around in my health. Now, 6 months down-the-line, I am not only playing with my children, I am not taking any medication, I am walking every day, doing yoga every day and I sometimes try a little jog – far from where I was just 6 months ago!

My pain level has dropped down from 12/10 (!) to maybe a 2/3 out of 10. This is astounding – complete life changer! Considering I was on crutches 6 months ago, to now being really active every day – I am in awe at how I have turned my life round.  I also now have a daily routine of completing at least 15 minutes of Yoga Nidra to help me manage my stress levels.

I couldn’t have done all this without this support and guidance. They have taught me so much about how good nutrition, sleep and stress relief in particular are so important.

I’d just like to say: ‘’Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!’’  There are no words to express my sincere gratitude for everything you have helped me through.’’

This is what Sara says she found as a result of completing the Reset Package…

‘’The Reset Package gave me amazing support from two very dedicated knowledgeable professionals.  I’m much more aware and understanding of how good nutrition and other lifestyle factors such as stress, sleep, movement can affect and improve your health and well-being.

The plethora of useful resources, meal planners and food shopping lists really helped me on my journey to good health and the continued support via email and Skype helped me deal with new and upcoming symptoms as a result of changing my diet and lifestyle.’’

We asked Sara what she liked most about the Reset Package…

‘’The best part of the Reset Package was the intensive and continued support, via email and Skype.  When I was struggling, knowing that I could ask you anything and you would reassure and support me was a huge confidence booster – just knowing you were at the end of a phone call or email!  Especially valuable was:

  • Isabel and Kirsty’s support and advice to help me improve my health
  • Empathy and endless research into how to support and improve my condition.
  • Resources and recommendations to help me recover.’’

When we asked Sara if she would recommend the Six Month Reset Package – here’s what she said:

‘’YES!  Definitely – I would recommend the Reset Package!

To anyone else out there, experiencing something similar to what I have been through, I hope you can take inspiration from my journey.  If I can do this… I am sure anyone can.

I was determined this condition (psoriatic arthritis) would not rule my life. There are a lot of people who say they fear the disease. I was determined to not fear this condition. If I let fear get in the way, I would not have got to where I am now.

Changing your health for the better is not a quick fix, it takes time and dedication to start and to continue to make improvements.  I’m still on my journey, but it’s looking a lot less bumpy than it was! ‘’

Update, July 2016

I’m so happy I found you guys!

I had my appointment with my consultant yesterday.  He thinks the p.arthritis is in REMISSION!!!! Woohoooooooooooo!!  I cannot describe how ecstatic I am! I’m still a bit stiff and my foot sometimes plays up – but nothing like it was – infact a long, long way from where I was last Autumn.  AMAZING!!  You helped me get to where I am now, so I a truly thankful for that – thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Update, October 2016

I  just wanted to share my first newsletter with you!  I have left my full time job and am now running my own little business and loving it.  I’m only 2 weeks in, so all very new to me!  I am feeling so well at the moment.  I’m in very little pain and loving doing all the things I once did before the arthritis hit me.  I feel like a completely new person – life is good!

Update, March 2017

I just wanted to let you know that I had my routine consultant’s appointment at hospital yesterday and my PsA seems to be inactive!  My bloods are great, everything is within normal range!  I am ecstatic!  It seems as though my arthritis has gone into remission!!  I never thought I would say those words – so, so pleased! I thought you would be interested to hear this, especially as you played such a huge part in helping me get here.  

I’m committed to giving people the information and support they need to help them to gain confidence, to regain their energy, improve and recover their health and enjoy their precious life.

For some, a helping hand to make small shifts is all it takes for their life to change for the better.

For others, struggling with deeper or longer-term health challenges, it takes courage and commitment, hard work, patience and partnership to make the changes that will transform their life.

I’d like to say a  big ‘thank you’ to Sara too, for sharing her story to help me inspire you with what she’s gained from working with me.

No matter who you are, there IS to make your journey back to health as smooth and as enjoyable as it possibly can be.  Make the rest of your life the BEST of your life!

Izabella Natrins

I'm here to inspire and support women at midlife and beyond to re-ignite purpose and meaning to take back control of their health and create the radical, resilient heath they want and deserve. As a whole-health expert with over 30 years experience in the field, a qualified Health and Wellness Coach and Ballymaloe-trained nutritional chef, my real food nutrition and lifestyle medicine programmes support women fighting fatigue, struggling with overwhelm, weight gain, sleep, energy and niggling or multiple diagnosed health issues. As an advocate for real food nutrition, regenerative agriculture and whole-health, my book 'The Real Food Solution' is an evidence-based treasury wisdom for energy, vitality and better health for people and planet and a call to action to change the way we grown, source and cook our food. As the CEO at The UK Health Coaches Association, I'm proud to continue the task of leading the first professional association for Health and Wellness Coaches in the world and the gold standard for the UK and Ireland.

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