I thought I should give you an update as I have been following the diet you recommended for a bit more than a month now.

It all seemed a bit daunting at first but after 3 days, I started feeling a bit better. I was not as exhausted as usual after a meal, and I started feeling rested after a nights sleep, which had not happened in a long time. After 10 days, no abdominal cramps at all. It was already better after a week, but on day 10, I realised that I had had nothing at all for three days. It is still the case, a month later. The only couple of days when I did not feel so great were when I was away for work and had limited choice in terms of meal. As soon as I realised that what I was eating had an almost immediate impact, I started paying attention again and everything went back to normal (the new normal!) within a couple of days.

I can’t thank you enough. All these years, having seen all these doctors…I had little faith anyone could do anything to help me and yet, it works!! It is actually not hard to give up on some foods and favour others once you see and feel the difference!! I feel like you pushed the “reset” button and I am functioning again. Thanks a lot again!!!  


Elena has inspired me to start my health optimisation journey. She has done several functional tests for me (microbiome etc) and helped identify and treat a few issues they showed. It transpired I had candida (which explained some issues I had for years) and through following Elena’s advice, this has been sorted.

She has also tweaked my diet, encouraging me to include food groups I used to ignore and making sure my morning smoothies were balanced, teaching me optimum nutrition for better health. She has also given me advice on sleep, stress management, and weight loss. I have now lost 6kg following Elena’s recommendations and have never felt better.


I have been working with Elena throughout my pregnancy. She has created a customized diet and a vitamin plan to ensure that my baby and I have had all the nutritional support we need through to term.

Elena has made herself available between scheduled appointments and has been particularly instrumental in helping me manage my iron levels after they started to plummet in my first trimester. Beyond my diet and vitamin plan, Elena has also armed me with tactics to improve the quality of my sleep – a game changer! I look forward to continuing my work with Elena into motherhood.



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