Do you feel like you're doing everything right? You’re eating well and exercising Have tried every diet out there But the scales keep climbing, and your period is nowhere to be seen (and not for the right reasons)?
Are you also feeling completely overwhelmed by all the information on PCOS? You’ve read about all the different types of PCOS and the diet recommendations, But you can't quite put it all toether and you’re sick of guessing Your tests have all returned ‘normal’ and now you don’t know where you fit Do you just want someone to give you a solution?
This is exactly how I felt when I was struggling with my PCOS.
I'VE BEEN YOU
I’ve also suffered from the horrible PCOS symptoms.
I know what it’s like to be eating like a squirrel and exercising like a husky and still see the scales climbing.
I know what it’s like to feel like you have absolutely no control of your body.
I also know what it’s like to want to talk to someone who is actually an expert in PCOS
And for them to tell me what I needed to do
I went from doctor to gyneacologist, to endocrinologist
But none of them could help me.
“It’s pretty simple Clare” they told me
"You just need to exercise more and eat less."
But that couldn't have been further from the truth
I know that it's a minefield trying to work this all out on your own
You’ve read everything, but all the conflicting information has left you feeling like
"OH MY GOD, SOMEONE JUST TELL ME WHAT TO DO"
So this is why I offer my online consultations, so I can help, no matter where you are in world.
I can help you understand what your symptoms mean and
Why your tests might look 'normal' though your feeling far from normal, and give you a plan of what to do.
When I met Clare I was at my wits end. I felt so failed by my doctors, I'd tried every diet out there and I'd even been to a surgeon to talk about (weight-loss) surgery
I was nervous embarking on the program but to know the root causes of my PCOS made a world of difference.
The weight started to fall of. I lost 20 lbs in the first 8 weeks (and 45 lbs total), my anxiety has resolved, I don't get so tired anymore and I have even had a period! I know it sounds cheesy but I'm a whole new me.
But even more importantly I now have the strength to get through this and the knowledge to manage my own condition. That's invaluable! The words life changing are cliche, but in this case 100% true. Thank you Clare for giving me that.
- Clare A,
As a degree qualified nutritionist and exercise scientist, I thought that I should be able to fix my weight issue. So you can imagine my horror when graduating, with my degrees and being overweight, it was MORTIFYING.
When I found out that the reason for the weight gain (and the lack of periods and acne), were due to PCOS, I was initially relieved. I finally had an answer and it wasn’t my fault.
This relief was quickly turned to despair, when my doctor told me to go away and lose weight. I’d been trying that for the last decade! I was already exercising a crazy amount and living off 1200 calories a day. I thought that there must be a secret.
After a few initial false starts trying every diet out there, thinking they might contain the secret, I finally found the answer. I found a group of functional medicine experts talking about curing chronic health conditions like Diabetes, Obesity and PCOS by treating the root cause of the illness, not the symptoms.
I set about learning everything I could about the potential underlying causes of PCOS. I enrolled in functional medicine training (through the Kresser Institute) and studied endocrinology, the science of hormones, gut health, mindfulness and meditation. It blew my mind what I was learning: I had been trying to treat the symptom (weight gain) all along, rather than the underlying cause of PCOS which is inflammation.
While I thought I was doing the right thing reducing calories, eating a low GI diet and exercising every day, this was actually making me sicker. A lot sicker.
As a result I was able to reverse my own PCOS. Within a matter of months I got back down to 60kg, I reversed my insulin resistance, my acne cleared up, my periods and ovulation returned like clockwork, and I no longer suffered from extreme fatigue.
I’ve always struggled with my weight, and medical professionals always just told me to eat less and exercise more. The problem was, I was already doing that, but nobody listened. I cut my calories, but that just lead me to gain weight.
Clare has helped me treat the cause of my PCOS and at the same time, resolve a lot of other issues that I had no idea were related: fatigue, joint pain, hair loss and depression and I found out that I had an autoimmune thyroid condition that no-one has ever picked up before!
I’ve now lost 51 pounds, and I am the lightest I’ve EVER been.
But the best part is that I now understand my body. I know what's causing the weight gain (insulin resistance and my autoimmune thyroid condition), and I’m using the right kind of diet and exercise to treat that, rather than just cutting calories.
- Amanda A
When you book your initial consultation, I send you some extensive questionnaires to complete including a health history, a symptom checklist, diet history and environmental toxin exposure, and get you to attach any blood work that you have.
I then use these to get a really good understanding of what’s going on in your body BEFORE the consultation, so your 75 minute video consultation is spent explaining what your symptoms and bloods mean, and what you need to do.
Once I've assessed your bloods and questionnaires, you then get a personalised plan to follow. This inlcudes a meal plan, recipes, exercise plan, supplements and anying else that you need to do to reverse your PCOS.
Want to just be told exactly what to eat? No problem, I'm not a fan of strict meal plans, but I’ll give you some guidance with example meal plans.
You’ll also get recipes so that you can start to build your own meal plans with meals that you love.
I love quick, tasty and simple food, so all my recipes have been developed with food you can find at the supermarket, that’s quick to prepare and most importantly delicious.
Exercise is an important part of reversing PCOS. Done right, exercise helps you lose weight, improve your insulin sensitivity, manage stress and reverse your PCOS. But most women I meet are doing the wrong type or amount of exercise.
I’ll give you an exercise plan (based on your current fitness level), to help you reach your goals of reversing your PCOS.
You’ll also have the option (not compulsory) to book in follow-up consultations with me in the weeks and months following to go through any additional blood test results, and update your treatment plan. The prices for those are listed below
Firstly, don’t listen to that voice in your head. Your health and the health of your future children depends on you taking control of your PCOS, especially if you have insulin resistance.
Secondly, let’s look at the numbers:
Statistcs say that the average woman (yes, that’s you and I), spends:
While they might all feel like essential purchases at the time, is that new dress and heels for your friend's wedding (that you’ll wear once), really more ‘essential’ than fixing your health?
This year, instead of that new Dior perfume, platform heels, weekly uber eats, and MAC eye palate that you really don’t need, invest in finally reversing your PCOS.
I was really struggling with my PCOS and IBS. I had had enough with feeling crap and needed someone to just say ‘Right, here’s what you need to do to start to get better' and guide me through it all as I was literally clutching at straws with my health. That’s when I found Clare.
After the first few initial emails, Clare sent me over all of her patient questionnaires prior to our first consultation.
It was actually really interesting as I thought I knew a lot about nutritional medicine and PCOS. Turns out I was only touching the edge, I was excited to have the consultation and discuss it all!
After the consultation, Clare analysed my answers and sent me over a full treatment plan. This included tests I would need to do to get answers about my health, tests to request from my GP and a gut healing protocol with full procedure instructions. It was awesome to finally have someone who wanted to see me recover as much as I did.
I now have the answers about what’s going on with my body and know exactly what I am dealing with. I know what I need to do to reverse my PCOS.
Clare is an extremely professional, personable and knowledgable practitioner. The information she gives me whenever I chat to her is phenomenal. She is the first to know about any new research or updates from the women’s health and functional medicine world. I trust her fully to support me and she’s always there for me when I need questions answered.
Clare’s become a real asset to my life and continues to bring positivity to my life, especially the thought that I am fully capable of healing, which I couldn’t visualise at all before
- Emily, United Kingdom