Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Bulimia

Monday, January 27th, 2020

For one of the few times in 34 years, I didn’t binge and purge during Christmas!  Instead, I found myself noting the festive food options (large buffet plates containing stuffing, roast potatoes, goose, Xmas pudding etc) and selecting healthy size portions, resisting what I intuitively knew would cause me long term pain.  I’ve always had that intuition but I could never listen to it, the cravings to binge were too great.
Since 17 years old, all my Christmases and virtually every day of my life (apart from a few months of abstinence during and after time in treatment centres) were spent in secret, exhausting, guilt-ridden misery, stealing or wasting my money on food to binge and purge on. That, or white-knuckling my way through meals.

After working with you since June 2019 and it’s now January 2020, with a moment in November when I was really considering throwing in the towel as my bulimia wasn’t improving in spite of 5 visits to your practise and religiously taking your homeopathic medicine prescriptions, last Christmas I noticed the most incredible difference in my ability to resist my destructive eating patterns.

Over the years my humble PA’s salary has been drained paying for food and paying for help to stop buying food.  I have been to 3 addiction treatment centres, had years of weekly counselling, 2 years seeing a psychiatrist 3 times a week, 3 or soyears weekly seeing physiotherapists, attempted online therapy, attended overeaters and alcoholics anonymous meetings, read a library of 12 step and spiritual recovery books, studied The THRIVE Program, learnt Brahma Kumaris, Transcendental, Headspace and Mindfulness meditation, tried hypnosis, acupuncture, reflexology, trolled through accolades of internet sites on how to recover, over-exercised and paid extortionately for dental treatment on my warn down teeth and so on…

Last April I found myself working with a colleague for 3 weeks who sung your praises for curing her deep fatigue and terrible acne so I decided to try you out after reading up more about naturopathy practice on your website.  One thing I’ve never done, is give up finding a solution!

Shortly after I left my first treatment centre, my father said, “Darling, you are an intelligent girl.  Surely you must realise that you don’t need to do this”.  Trying to explain my relentless compulsion to binge and purge to my father as an above-average intelligent and otherwise sensible woman, was impossible and for two-thirds of my life I have hung my head down internally ashamed of my total weakness.

With hand on my heart Gunilla, for this break-through change, I THANK YOU. Aside from sticking to your therapy and taking the homeopathic remedies you prescribed I have done nothing else to receive this fantastic result.

The change from wanting to not wanting is subtle, but the shift is huge.   For me, this is a miracle.

EK.

Digestive Problems

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

I have had some great results after treatments with Gunilla. Before the allergy testing and treatments I was struggling daily with digestion and acid reflux symptoms. A lot of foods were causing a negative reaction on my body and I was usually uncertain about what to eat and drink.

Through the testing and treatments and by making some changes to my diet I managed to overcome these issues to a large degree.

I would definitely recommend allergy testing to anyone suffering with digestion problems. 

Many thanks Gunilla! You have been a tremendous support.

S.W. November 2019

Exhaustion

Monday, February 26th, 2018

I was mid 40ies, had just moved to England and was excited about having started my very own exercise studio.

I was very passionate about teaching my barre classes, making them interesting and challenging. The only problem was, I was so exhausted myself and suffering with headaches that sometimes I didn’t know how I was going to get through the day.

I stuck to quite a healthy diet, knowing that this is where I’d get the energy from but really I felt worse after every meal.

One day somebody told me about a Naturopath called Gunilla Gerber and I made my first appointment.

She tested me for intolerances to all kinds of foods, vitamins and minerals and really the very foods I was eating to give me energy were making me weak!

I stuck to the treatment and only a few weeks later I felt my strength coming back more and more and after every treatment the energy levels increased.

I can honestly say it changed my life and to this day I feel fantastic!

Thank you Gunilla!

I.H. February 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Since meeting Gunilla the issues I had with rheumatoid arthritis and all the awful side effects, including sore gums, headaches and a general feeling of being unwell to state a few. I am now off all mainstream medication after nine years and on my journey to better health.

Gunilla gave me the confidence to trust in myself and what my body needs to heal itself. Her quiet manner and genuine positive regard have made me trust in myself and the process. Her warm approach ensures that I know she is genuinely listening to me as an individual and not just another client.

However long my journey, each step brings me closer to a healthier and brighter future.

J.H. January 2017

Bowel Problems and Cravings

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I really want to thank you for all your knowledge and help with handling my on going problem!

I am so amazed and still actually blown away that my symptoms have completely changed for the better. I honestly didn’t think it would be such an instant handling as I had been living with this problem for so long.
I feel that it is such an acknowledgment to myself also as I decided to take matters into my own hands and by doing so was also happy to know that what I thought created me a problem diet wise actually was!

I cannot tell you how much energy I have got it is amazing! Last night I was still up at midnight writing an e mail! That would never have happened a few weeks back, I think my husband is amazed too as I’m normally a zombie by 9!
The other funny thing is I am having practically no cravings either, I might fancy something but can easily forget about it too. The only desire today was to get rid of the gloves so my hands could actually breathe after the mineral handling! I have never experienced that feeling of being claustrophobic however my poor hands did a few times!!! Quite funny really especially when my friend emailed me calling me Michael Jackson with the white gloves!!

Anyway, Thank You Gunilla for everything. I think you are amazing and I am so happy and delighted with my results so far.

Lots of love
R.T.

What is metabolic typing?

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Metabolic typing means finding the right foods for a persons specific and individual type that will create health and balance in their body as well as promote weight loss. It’s nothing to do with the blood type diet but is much more specific and individualized. There are two sides to this: one is finding the right food for you and two establishing the right proportions of food that will lead you to optimum health.

In order to find out what’s the right food for the individual, a detailed questionnaire is filled out. A report is being sent to the advisor who will then go over the report with you and tell you which foods are right for your individual metabolic (genetic) type. Some people do well with lots of proteins and others do better with a higher proportion of carbs. People are very different and therefore they need different kinds of food in order to get the right fuel and stay healthy. That way the weight should also regulate itself naturally without the person having to go on a diet where they have to count calories or weigh the food.

The benefits of metabolic typing are that it will help control cravings, regulate hunger, give increased energy and a sense of well-being, improve concentration and eliminate mood swings plus you will know exactly which foods are good for you and which aren’t.

It’s first and foremost a health building program and by eating the right foods the body’s functions will be balanced and therefore create optimum health. Supplements specific to ones metabolic type will also be recommended to further help the body get into balance. The program is a process that will gradually produce the desired results over time.

NAET

Monday, January 21st, 2008

(Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique)

NAETWhat is NAET?

NAET was developed by Dr Devi Nambudripad, a medical doctor and chiropractor in 1983 and is now used by thousands of practitioners all over the world . 

NAET is a noninvasive, drugfree, painless, natural solution to eliminate allergies, allergy-related disorders and intolerances.

It gives the practitioner an indication as to the substance(s) to which a patient may have a sensitivity. NAET uses various, standard medically proven diagnostic measures and modalities (allopathic, chiropractic, kinesiological and acupressure) to diagnose the patient’s condition.

The premise behind NAET is to desensitize a patient to a substance(s) so that the patient may not experience hypersensitive symptoms when they have further contact with them.

Allergies are treated one at a time with this technique, and best results are obtained if allergens are handled in a specific sequence. Normally only one item is treated on a given day. The substance must then be completely avoided for 25 hours following the treatment. In most cases, that’s all it takes… one treatment to eliminate an allergy. Individuals who are highly allergic may sometimes require additional combination treatments.

I have been using NAET in my practice for the past 5 years and have had many great results with it (see testimonials). I have done five NAET courses and attended the NAET Symposium in France in 2007. My patients are very happy with the results NAET gives, which is proven by the fact that since starting treating my patients with NAET 5 years ago I’ve only had patients through word of mouth. Only recently as NAET is getting more and more known in the UK have patients contacted me through the NAET website.