I put Matthew on the full protocol you recommended in August, as well as L-glutamine. We have seen a remarkable difference in terms of his mood, which is now completely stable – even after a whole day at school without eating. We are rarely having meltdowns anymore and he is so much more emotionally resilient than he was. His appetite has been slightly less straight forward. Despite my best efforts to remove gluten from his diet, it crept in without me realizing on a number of occasions, and we are still struggling with his eating and weight gain. That said, he is no longer holding food in his mouth, no longer gagging, vomiting has become infrequent, and when we are at home he will eat without resistance, Those are big steps given where we were a few months ago. We are still struggling with him eating at school, and all of his lunch comes back on most days. He tends to lose weight during the week, and then puts it back on again over weekends and holidays. Given that he will eat at home, however, I suspect it is more of a problem of the school context, rather than a physiological issue as before.

In terms of the gluten – he was off for a good amount of time, and then I reintroduced to see how he would respond. The first time he had it, he seemed fine, but 2 days later lost his appetite again. The second time I introduced it, he vomited 3 hours later. The third time he had it, he also vomited a few hours later, so I think it is safe to conclude that gluten doesn’t agree with him?

I have spoken to his GP about the elevated levels of Calprotectin in his stool, and he has kindly run another stool test for calprotectin through the NHS. We are awaiting the result and I will let you know what we find.

I would like to apply to the school to get him gluten-free school lunches, but they require a formal application signed by a doctor or dietician for this. I have attached the form – would you mind filling out page 2 for us? This would mean the school would be able to monitor his intake slightly better, and he might at least get a little bit of food in during the day.

Many thanks for your help – I feel like we have a completely different child and the stress on our family has significantly reduced.

When 60 days of antibiotics failed to make a dent on the symptoms of my recently contracted Lyme Disease, I knew I had to look elsewhere. Susie’s gentle manner appealed to my logic, ‘make your natural immune systems as fit as you possibly can – because it’s pretty good at what it does’. So, albeit painful for a very stubborn person, she guided me through a gut based regime which just made good sense. Coupled with deftly delivered observations about my lifestyle, where I was in clear denial, it wasn’t long before I began to feel the effects. Of course noone knows a proven route to cracking chronic Lyme. I’ve known sufferers fall into the hands of charlatans and spend £’000’s pursuiing whishful thinking. Retrospectively, for me, starting with Susie, now seems so very obvious.

We started seeing Susie the summer of 2017 for our son Michael who will be 5 years old this September. He is diagnosed with Autism, completely nonverbal and with complex other issues (gut problems, behavioural problems, sensory issues, developmental delay). Since we started working with Susie, after lots of lab tests and following her protocol with different supplements, he is showing great progress in many aspects (better eye contact, better engagement, following simple commands, normal bowel movement, sleep issues resolved, he is more smiley and happier). Michael is a different boy compare him from our 1st visit there, seems like he is awakening and discovering the world around him.

Susie is amazing. She has had such a positive impact on our lives! We were not getting anywhere with anyone else until Susie started seeing Michael. We are so thankful for her and everything she has done for us! She is extremely knowledgeable, kind, helpful and truly cares about her patients! I’ve recommended her to many and will continue to do so! 

Thanks for all your help Susie.

I would highly recommend Susie, as a parent of a 7 year old boy who has autism and complex digestive issues, which include multiple food intolerances. We were struggling to find any answers until we found Susie, she has a wealth of knowledge and is very efficient at sharing it in her consultations. After having some non invasive testing on her recommendation we have discovered a number of imbalances which we are currently working on. Susie’s dietary advice has been amazing, my son has become much healthier, happier, eating and sleeping better, plus some quite distressing symptoms he had seem to have diminished. As a family we are very grateful to you Susie for all your wonderful advice, and for the ongoing support that we receive from you as we continue our son’s healing journey together.

Further to my appointments with you, I thank you for your help and guidance during these few gruelling months!  It has been a good test of my resilience and determination and I have emerged with a far greater awareness of food and its reaction on my body!  As well as the blood tests which gave a revelation of what minerals my body was craving!