Patient Testimonials

Daniel – East London

A 26 year old male presenting with severe abdominal pain, 6-10+ bowel movements daily, faecal incontinence, acid reflux, bloating, excess gas and 4st overweight. 

 “I received treatment from Deborah Grant for eleven months. Before this, I was being treated within the NHS by my GP and then at a local hospital for well over a year but it wasn’t helping me at all. The NHS diagnosed me with chronic IBS, which is an “umbrella” term they give to patients, which sounds better than actually admitting they didn’t have a clue what was wrong or why I was in so much pain. The NHS failed me by not finding what was wrong, what caused the pain in the first place, and they gave me no advice whatsoever on how to control my pain, other than the use of NHS drugs. After being diagnosed with chronic IBS, they simply discharged me and left me on a multitude of antibiotics and strong painkillers that made my stomach worse, and other medication that did not help, which I would probably require for the rest of my life. They simply said, “There is nothing more we can do”. The day I left the Consultants office, I had no hope of ever being able to live a normal life. I was 25 and a non-smoker, and I did not drink alcohol at all.  I was in a relationship that was breaking down because of my bad moods and depression and I had low self-esteem, caused by the constant pain. At this point I was desperate. I was off sick from work for months during and was about to lose my job because I was unable to control my bowel movements. I would have a bowel movement up to 10 times a day, sometimes even more.  I would leave home in the morning to go to work and have to return home before even arriving at work because I was in so much pain or soiled. I had to take spare clothes and washing kit to work or leave work halfway through the day due to being in so much pain.The pain was beyond anything I have ever experienced and no one could tell me why or help. I was living an absolute nightmare.  I was collapsing frequently due to excruciating pain so my parents said I should try to find an IBS specialist.  When I met Deborah, I was suffering with unbearable abdominal pain all day, every day, no matter what I ate, and even if I didn’t eat. And it did get to the point where I was afraid to eat. I was in agony and had no quality of life whatsoever. That all changed when I started treatment with Deborah. Even at my very first visit, she gave me a detailed breakdown of her suspicions as to what she believed was causing my pain. She advised me to have tests done to confirm this. She gave me hope she would be able to devise a treatment plan which would help reduce my pain and allow me to regain some control of my life. From tests carried out, Deborah’s suspicions were confirmed. I adopted a treatment plan containing natural herbal medicine and was given detailed information as to what foods I should be eating, and importantly what foods to avoid. Once I started following her guidance, it was clear to me things were starting to change.  It took about a month for the chronic pain to begin to ease off, and as the months went by, not only was I not in so much pain, my bowel movements were decreasing and I was starting to believe one day I would be better. Approximately 1 year on, I am able to work full-time again. Since the start of treatment, I have lost approximately four stone in weight, just by eating the food I was advised to, without any exercise at all.  Deborah said she could help me, if I followed her advice exactly. She could see how serious my condition was and how depressed I was about my situation, and she kept to her word. I am astounded everyday, when I think of where I was in my life just over a year ago, and how depressed I was at that time. Today I can now train in the gym four times a week, I am still with my wonderful girlfriend expecting our first child later this year, and I have become such a fitter happier person. Deborah has not only given me back my life, but she has given me the tools to be able to take care of myself for the rest of my life.  I am forever grateful, thank you from the bottom of my heart.” 

C.A  – Bucharest, Romania

A 28 year old woman presenting with chronic bladder discomfort after taking antibiotics for cystitis.

“It is my heartfelt wish to share my personal experience with this dreaded condition in order to give hope to others who are still searching for answers and to encourage those who have found this natural approach but are still at the beginning of the treatment. I myself found so much relief by reading throughout this period, over and over again, different testimonials who gave me so much strength when I was down so it is my turn to spread hope and trust that better days will come, and believe me they will. I’m sure that everybody fighting this condition is very much familiar with the endless visits to different doctors, desperately hoping for some answers, for some name for the “unknown”, for some relief that somebody actually knows what is wrong… How many times we have secretly traded in our minds with every illness of the world only to have the comfort that it is something when not treatable at least known… How many of us have reached the point of despair questioning their mental health and with their dear ones feeling overwhelmed and helpless only able to watch the struggle of the sufferer? How many of us had to fight against the thought that this will be the life we will have to live till the end of our days? “Why me, what have I done wrong, I don’t deserve such a burden, I can’t fight alone, I need help, but who can help me?” – These are words that haunted me day and night with no rest. I’m sure that everyone who is suffering from this terrible condition and is reading these words knows exactly what I’m talking about and even recognises each emotional state which is associated to all the physical and psychological struggle. I recall that I so badly needed to find someone, anyone, a  doctor, a friend, actually anyone who could just give me my hope back that all of this is just temporary and that somewhere out there a cure exists and I will find it. An then came DEBORAH, I can hear her words even now:  “You will get better” it was like a miracle, like a dream for me, not only she was knowing what was going on with me, but she was very much familiar with all the emotions connected to the disorder and above all she told me those 4 magic words which really meant the world to me: YOU WILL GET BETTER! So I found MY WAY, MY ANSWER, and I am one of the lucky ones as it took me only 2 years to find it. But 2 years is still a very long time when you believe it will last forever and when the feelings of despair are so deep that you can barely handle…I still believe this was the hardest thing that has ever happened to me…So I began the treatment, with much hope and stubbornness to finally overcome this illness. I won’t lie and say it was easy because it was not but it was actually the easiest thing compared to the period with no answer at all, just vegetating from one day to another. In order to follow this treatment you have to bring up a lot of ambition and take control over your life by adjusting it to a healthy but different diet, you have to rigorously take your pills and you have to face the die off symptoms which in the end only reconfirm that you are on the right path and that your body has started to eliminate the bad things responsible for this nightmare. I’m now for almost a year under treatment and with Deborah’s great help and dedicated support I successfully managed to undo most of the harm my body was put through because of this imbalance.  As to the way I feel now I will just quote a paragraph from an e-mail sent to Deborah this month that expresses all the joy and happiness I genuinely felt when writing it: “I’m just having the best month since the beginning of the treatment!!! I told you since last time that I feel that I’m over the hill and that I’m moving upwards and this is really true !!! Many thanks for everything, you gave me my life back, I can’t thank you enough and I pray to GOD to give you strength and health to help many, many people in distress!!!! THANK YOU, Deborah, God bless you and all your valued work!”

Julie – Gloucestershire

A 41 year old female presenting with medically diagnosed Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and taking Vesicare. She had a history of UTIs for the last two years. She suffered urinary urgency and painful bladder flares.

“About 2 years ago I was in a pretty bad way after being prescribed several different drugs through the NHS and also trying homeopathy. I  was losing faith in anything and anybody. 

I then started to search the web and anything relating to IC (which was vaguely diagnosed through the NHS). I eventually came across Deborah Grant.  She claimed that she could help people with IC and had a very good knowledge of this very rare condition.

I then made an appointment to see Deborah and went up to London to meet her.  It was very refreshing to meet someone who actually understood what I was going through and didn’t make you feel like just another number or person on the list. She made time for me and listened thoroughly to what I said and took a detailed account of my life from a child to present. 

After a long discussion it was explained to me that I had several imbalances and these needed to be addressed. Deborah sent me for a medical tests and started to put me on different herbal tablets and a new diet.

The diet was a hard one to start off with but over time became easier and easier, especially when I started to feel the rewards from it.  My symptoms got less and less as time went on and Deborah would change my tablets and diet as time went on.

I was with Deborah for nearly 2 years and I have to say that I am a different person than when I first met her. My symptoms are about 99% gone now compared to how I was at the beginning  – and to be honest it is only when I am very stressed that my symptoms come back temporarily.

I would highly recommend Deborah to anyone – she has been the only one that has helped me and actually listened. She was a great person to talk to on a monthly basis. I can only praise her for what she has done for me.”

 

Emily – London

A 36 year female presenting with chronic IBS, severe fatigue and fertility issues including a low AMH level.

“We are eternally grateful for everything you have done for me over the past two years. I still vividly remember the first appointment I had with you, when I felt so helpless and as if my world was closing in on me.

Today I am almost an entirely different person – a healthy,  strong, active woman with three triplet girls, who are the light of my life. I could not have achieved this without your help – thank you from the bottom of my heart.” 

Sonia – Uxbridge

A 32 year old woman presenting with IBS. Her testimonial for IBS treatment.

“Deborah is very professional and thorough in her approach. She covered more ground with me in one hour than doctors had over many months of appointments. The herbal medicine she supplied, arrived promptly and was very reasonably priced. It has been more effective than any other conventional medicine I have previously taken. I wish I had found Deborah earlier.”

Colin – London

A 69 year old male presenting with chronic gout, fatigue and gut discomfort and cramping most of his life with six bowel movements daily at times.

“I became a patient of Deborah’s as a last resort and with hope rather than expectation of success. I had a long history of bowel problems which my GP had done nothing to resolve. As well as the need to visit the lavatory very frequently including regularly disturbed nights I was feeling more and more weary and lacked energy. Even the most mundane tasks were draining.

After six months my life is transformed. My bowels now operate normally and I am amazed how much energy I now have. I have not felt so mentally alert as well as physically active for as long as I can remember! It is nothing short of a transformation of my health and well-being. All best wishes and thanks again.” 

Saffiyah – London

A 28 year old female presenting with lifelong, severe eczema. She had been given steroids to try to manage it.

I sought Deborah’s expertise after my husband stumbled across the website four months ago. At that point, I honestly felt and was told by doctors that I could be living with my severe eczema for life. In my first consultation she confidently mentioned that she was sure I could recover. Four months on, my skin has nearly completely healed. I no longer have sleepless nights, endless itchiness, raw skin and puffy eyes.

I can’t believe we have gone so far in my treatment in such a short span of time. Deborah really believes it is team work between myself and her. Deborah effectively uses a variety of tests to inform me about my health to provide the right plan of care for my personal health issues.”    

Alexandra – Norway

A 53 year old female presenting with Interstitial Cystitis, which had previously been diagnosed in 2010; and IBS which had been previosly diagnosed in 2000.

“I highly recommend Deborah Grant to anyone who is looking to trace and treat the source of their illness rather than just their symptoms. I live in Norway, and I am very grateful that I managed to find her two years ago. At the time I had been battling interstitial cystitis and IBS, and as most people with these illnesses know they can be very difficult to treat. Mainstream medicine was not an option for me even if my bladder had allowed it. When I first went to see Deborah on some days I was going to the bathroom every 15 minutes. She made me realize that both illnesses boiled down to an impaired immune system and sure enough the tests she ordered for me revealed a seriously compromised small intestine. I had never thought to link my weak immune system to my gut. Through her herbal medicine, supplements, recommended changes in diet and efforts I am a healthier person today.”

Christine – Leicestershire

A 70 year old female presenting with recurrent cystitis for the last 15 years. She also suffered bloating and constipation for over 11 years.

Having suffered from recurrent cystitis for at least 15 years, I saw Deborah Grant’s details on her website.  Life had become very stressful, especially when travelling as I lived in dread of the infection coming back and even going out for the day made me anxious.  Deborah put me on a strict diet as I had a large amount of yeast in my gut.  Four months later, after sticking to the diet religiously, I am clear of yeast and hopefully the cystitis will not return – the rest is up to me!  Thank you so much, Deborah – the day I saw your website was a lucky one for me.”

Freddie – London

A 25 year old female presenting with diagnosed IBS for six years – constipation or loose stools, bloating, excess gas, dry eyes, joint pain, headaches, mouth ulcers. She had been gluten free for six years.

“After spending many years feeling unwell most of the time I decided this was no way to live and booked an appointment to see Deborah. After being told for many years by various doctors that my issues were related to ‘IBS’ and that there was nothing that could be done about it, it was so reassuring to have Deborah actually take my symptoms seriously and ensure I did the tests required to get to the root of the problem. Tests revealed that testimonial ibsI had a huge problem with yeast overgrowth, it was such a relief to know that this was a problem that could be fixed. After 1 year of diet and a course of herbal medicine I am a new person. I no longer have constant gut issues, I have so much more energy, I am able to live a normal life. The testimonials are what convinced me to see Deborah in the first place and I am so incredibly grateful, if you are considering it don’t hesitate, this treatment has changed my life and I couldn’t be happier.”

A.P – Bedfordshire

A 59 year old man presenting with chronic bladder pain and increased frequency (including 16 times at night) and urgency and all after treatment for bladder cancer.

I would just like to thank you for helping me through my Cystitis issues following treatment for bladder cancer. The diet was difficult at first but after a while not an issue – and a few pounds weight loss as a bonus. I noticed an immediate improvement in my symptoms within a week of seeing you and starting with your medication/diet. I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone with a similar condition. Many thanks.”

Briony – London

A 30 year old woman presenting with sugar addiction

“I was suffering from a sugar addiction. It may sound mild, but I found it very corrosive to my wellbeing, affecting my mood, energy, concentration and skin. At the beginning of the year my cravings were at their strongest, distracting me almost continually with the power of their pull. It was out of the ordinary and my GP was of no help. Deborah quickly brought the situation under control with herbal medicine, mineral supplements, a bit of telling me what to do and a fantastic sense of humour. The cravings are now a thing of the past; my mood, energy and concentration fairly stable; my skin healthy, and my relationship with sugar moderate and no longer addictive. Thank you Deborah!”

Tania Ruck Keene – Oxfordshire

Scleroderma Treatment

“I first became a patient of Deborah Grant in April this year. Eight years ago I visited the local surgery with what I thought was an infected splinter in my finger. When it didn’t respond to antibiotics my doctor said that she strongly suspected that I had CREST. I had suffered from Raynaud’s disease for some years and in addition to the white fingers, I had noticed red ‘dots’ on my fingers, hands, lips and cheeks in the last couple of years. Ulcers in the form of a nasty thick yellowish liquid, or worse, hard gravel-like lumps poking out of my finger and thumb were very painful, ugly and causing me distress.

This diagnosis was confirmed by a well -respected consultant rheumatologist, who tested my heart, swallowing, and could not have been more thorough. He informed me, however, that my symptoms were something that I would just have to cope with – and that there is no evidence whatever that diet could play a part in reducing the pain, inflammation, and general misery of this condition.

Having been to visit Deborah Grant on five occasions, by visit two I was conscious that the pain had almost disappeared and the swelling was far less. Four months later I am astonished to find I can use my hands almost normally and although I can still feel the lumps, there are no ulcers. The red dots have not changed, but white fingers are rare (this is summer so I have yet to discover whether I will have to go back on to traditional medicine to improve my circulation). From feeling that I was doomed, and that this condition would steadily worsen over the years, I am thoroughly excited that there is a way through diet, lifestyle and natural substances that can change everything. At the moment I feel that the progress of the disease had stopped in its tracks, whether it can be reversed is yet to be seen. I hope that this will bring hope for the people that suffer from this very unusual disease, most of whom have it in a very much more severe form than myself.”

Sharon – London

A 29 year old female presenting with endometriosis, bladder discomfort and weight gain.

“I have just finished 11 months of treatment with Deborah and am now cured!!!!!!!! In 11 months, we have managed to get my bladder back to normal, to get my yeast levels down from 140 to zero, and i have lost 2 stone 10 pounds in weight so far, which is a bonus. The diet was so simple and easy to follow and the medication was easy to take and stick to. My symptoms have completely disappeared and with Deborah’s help, i now realise just how unhealthy i was previously.

I always had stomach ache, bloating and bladder pain, I was always going to the toilet including through the night so i was constantly tired out, stressed and worn out. I was 4 stone overweight and very sluggish and uncomfortable all the time. I had severe sugar cravings and high blood sugar levels. I was also suffering from intermittent bleeding throughout the month which Deborah regulated with one of her prescriptions.

I am now able to control my health through my diet and am going it alone for now, but knowing that Deborah is there for advice, guidance and support whenever i need it. She truly is a miracle worker and i would never have guessed she could sort out all of my symptoms, particularly the bleeding which i have been experiencing since i was 19 years old!!!! I am eternally grateful for her help, support and advice through this last year and i couldn’t have done it without her.”

Gareth – British (living in Uganda)

A 28 year old Male, Lyme Disease Treatment

“I came to Deborah after suffering from severe bloating for a number of years. Having previously been diagnosed negative for Celiac disease through the NHS, I had written off gluten as the source of my ailments. My GP told me I had IBS – a wholly unsatisfactory diagnosis. After trying a few alternative therapies, I finally found Deborah who endeavoured to get to the source of my symptoms. She ran sensitive (non-invasive) tests and discovered that I am indeed intolerant to gluten. Deborah supported me with a tailored and balanced diet to remove gluten, as well as herbal mixtures and supplements to rebalance my gut flora. Improvements in my condition were seen within the space of a couple of months. After a year of treatment, Deborah ran a full blood profile and immune test that showed I was also suffering from Lyme Disease, which was not allowing me to overcome the last of my bloating and gut pain. With an altered treatment plan, I overcame Lyme Disease within six months, and am now completely free of any gut issues. I couldn’t imagine being free from my condition when I first came to see Deborah, but not only has my bloating stopped, my general wellbeing has been transformed over the past 18 months as well. In addition, Deborah was flexible throughout with my challenging living situation being based in Uganda. A heartfelt thank you! I would highly recommend Deborah’s practice.”

Lorenzo – London

A 49 year old man presenting with high blood pressure and a very painful anal fissure, which had troubled him for the last two years

“Having just finished a course of herbal treatments under the auspices of Deborah Grant, I hope a fitting testimonial with regards to its success would be of some compelling incentive to try it. I was impressed from the start with the relaxed environs and professionalism of Deborah. Everything is thoroughly discussed and explained, so that you feel fully informed and actively involved in your own healing process. My chronic problems responded quickly to the therapy and were resolved within four months and, as an unexpected bonus, I found seemingly unconnected conditions also improved too. I would not hesitate to recommend herbal medicine, and only wish I had discovered it sooner!”

Myra – London

A 57 year old female presenting with excess gas, bloating and loose stools since her 20s. She also experiences occasional palpitations, a sensitive bladder, thrush and fatigue.

“After living with gut problems for all my adult life I finally got really serious about solving this and so saw Deborah for a year. The diet was familiar, I’d tried it before, but this time combined with the herbal medicine there was a huge improvement. I still have minor symptoms and maybe I cannot expect my gut to heal fully after so many years, but crucially I no longer feel physically drained and exhausted, and other symptoms which I never realised were connected have just gone, I no longer have palpitations, or candida, my bladder is reliable and I have energy again. I also learnt how this digestive problem had passed on to my daughter and so she too is being treated by Deborah, with good relief from her symptoms.”

Carolyn – London

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Treatment

“With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), it was like a breath of fresh air finding Deborah. Her treatment was the exact multi-dimensional approach I was looking for and within three months I was back to a regular cycle after having had no periods at all for two years. I would not hesitate at all recommending Deborah, particularly to anyone wanting a holistic treatment for regulating hormone levels.”

Sharon – London

A 35 year old woman presenting with diagnosed Interstitial Cystitis

“I was diagnosed with IC, having gone through a cystoscopy and a urethral dilation (unnecessarily), and having been on preventative antibiotics for approx 10 months. Nothing the NHS suggested was working and i was incredibly depressed, in constant pain and felt like no one understood what was actually wrong with me and how to treat it. I really was at the end of the line at this point. Thankfully, I then found Deborah through recommendations on the COB Website.

I have just begun my 4th month of treatment with Deborah and my health has improved massively. I feel 70% better and well on the way to 100%. I was 4 stone overweight and I have lost 20 pounds in weight so far. Deborah informs me that the diet will take me back to my normal weight and not below that. My skin and hair have improved dramatically. I have no more bloatedness/trapped wind or pain in my stomach. I have even been able to go through the night without getting up to the toilet on several occasions, and as a result I am sleeping much better. I have so much more energy and feel a lot more stable emotionally.

The diet is designed specifically for you and is relatively easy to stick to, and Deborah makes up her own IC Tea which is a brilliant anti-inflammatory. Deborah is helping to change my life completely and I know that by the end of my treatment with her, I will be at the healthiest I have ever been.”

Erika – London

A 44 year old female presenting with recurrent cystitis and a history of regular antibiotic use. Very stressful job with long hours

“I went to see Deborah as I was suffering from a chronic disorder. I had seen a number of very reputable consultants but the only thing that was suggested wherever I went, were long term antibiotics. I knew that this could not be good for me and the side effects would eventually catch up with me, which they of course did. I went to see Deborah, when I was more or less at a point of despair, really not knowing where to go. She put me on a diet, where I was to exclude a number of foods and watch the alkaline content of what I ate. She gave me a number of herbal medicines, that addressed some of the causes and triggers of my condition. I started improving. It took a number of months before I improved to a significant level, but she helped me identify the causes and triggers over this period and addressed them, which no doctor had done previously. With her holistic approach, she helped me implement the changes that were needed, understand the underlying condition and address it. I am truly grateful to her.”

Paul – London

A 53 year old male presenting with popping in the ears, dry scalp, sore skin, stress, fatigue and weight problems

“Thank you for your care and treatment over the past six months. I have gone from feeling very unwell and out of sorts to being healthy and full of life. I have lost weight, look and feel better and the Candida has cleared up. Finally, the latest tincture has cleared the blockage in my Eustachian tubes, stopped the popping in my ears and the infrequent nose bleeds. I will keep to the regime you have suggested to ensure I continue to enjoy the benefits brought on by the difference you have made to my life. I cannot thank you enough.”

Ambrose – London

A 37 year old male presenting with a painful anal fissure, that steroids had not healed.

” I was successfully treated by Deborah for a very painful anal fissure that had bothered me on and off for many years. It has now healed completely and I am very grateful to her.”

Kate – Norwich

“As a pre-emptive measure I asked Deborah to treat my 9 month old twins who had inherited my poor gut flora and had also received high doses of antibiotics through my breastmilk following my caesarean. I was worried about their guts not being healthy and possibly having an impaired immune system.

Deborah prescribed a suitable dose of probiotics and a low sugar diet over a 6 month period. They still eat a very healthy, low sugar diet and I’m delighted to say are strong and very rarely ill, only occasional light coughs and colds which is totally normal for their age. Deborah has taught me so much about nutrition and me and my whole family have benefited hugely from it.” 

Kate – London

A 32 year old woman presenting with digestive bloating and recurrent BV (Bacterial Vaginosis)

“I went to see Deborah after my six month old son had had colic, oral thrush and finally ringworm and I wanted to treat his condition as naturally as possible. In the initial consultation Deborah asked me lots of questions about the birth but also about my health, as unknown to me you pass on your gut flora to your baby through birth and breastfeeding. She suspected that I had an overgrowth of yeast which was causing all my son’s problems and would explain many of the health problems I’d had in the past. My yeast levels were tested and they came back very high, (my sons problems were separately dealt with by Deborah and his skin dramatically improved in days after taking the Deborah’s prescription). After my test results I started on a special diet and treatment to eliminate the yeast from my system. Through the course of my treatment Deborah gave me invaluable advice about diet. The first two weeks were quite difficult but then I felt a dramatic improvement my energy levels went up, my skin improved, I felt much less bloated and best of all almost completely  stopped passing wind! It took six months (a bit longer than normal as I had a few lapses with the diet) but when I was re-tested my yeast levels came back as undetectable. I am now sticking to the diet pretty much all the time as I feel so much healthier but I am now allowing myself the odd glass of wine!”

 

 


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