I was at my wits end when I first contacted Linda in 2011.
I had been suffering with the immune disorder ‘alopecia’ and had seen countless doctors and dermatologists and even specialists to try and find out what was causing my hair loss.
I had several other health problems as well which I thought were completely separate to the Alopecia.
Losing my hair at the age of 28 was one of the most traumatic ordeals I have had to deal with.
By the time I saw Linda for my first appointment I had lost so much hair that I was already wearing a wig.
My first appointment with Linda felt like a breath of fresh air. She was someone who listened to me, and wanted to find the cause of my symptoms, not just to treat them.
I was on so much medication after seeing the hair specialist, that my body had become completely imbalanced.
Steroids had made my heart race and made me feel sick and tired and I had constant stomach pains which had been going on for 4 years previously, something the GP’s continually told me was IBS.
I also had bad anxiety and chest discomfort and generally felt fatigued and not myself. All of my symptoms were noted in a questionnaire that Linda asked me to fill in.
Linda was focused on getting my body back to normal without the use of medication and their terrible side effects. I had blood tests, urine samples, hair analysis, hormone tests, iridology, and Allergy testing.
Linda left no stone unturned.
I finally felt that I was going to get somewhere with this treatment. Linda had me practicing yoga to keep my anxiety levels down and it allowed me to think positively about the journey I was on and to try and get rid of any negative thoughts that would interfere with the healing process.
This was very helpful and I incorporated this into my daily routine alongside frequent walking and guided meditation.
After seeing Linda every couple of weeks, we had changed my diet making sure I was eating healthy foods. I cut down on sugar, ate more raw foods and concentrated on eating foods that were high in protein and anti- oxidants to assist with my hair growth.
I was eating and drinking foods that would rid my body of unwanted toxins and bacteria. I was on a mix of vitamins and minerals that were tailored for me and most importantly I discovered that I had an intolerance to cow’s milk which was a complete surprise. I now knew the reason for my constant stomach pain.
This combined with other stresses and anxiety at the time wasn’t helping my body to absorb vital vitamins and minerals that I needed to stay healthy. I cut the milk out from my diet which was a very difficult task at first, not realising that this was in so many foods that I had been eating.
After several weeks I was feeling so much better and then I noticed the first signs of new hair growth, I was over the moon!
I felt like my life was being given back to me! I couldn’t believe it, my body was beginning to heal itself!
My mind set had changed, my diet had changed and I started to feel more energetic.
Linda was with me 100 percent of the way for support and guidance. I was so lucky to have found her.
With continued appointments my hair grew and I almost have all my hair back now, my body and mind feels healthy and I couldn’t thank Linda enough for all her hard work and support!
She has taught me how to look after and respect my body!
Thank you so much Linda! X
Jennifer Boyd – Mornington, VIC, Australia