''Hello my name is Jay and I would like to say that my life has changed so much in the last few months because I took a step to help myself. This all started with a programme called Functional Pharmacy Care which is based at The Regent Pharmacy in Gravesend, Kent. Having had an in-depth consultation with the pharmacist Sunil Kochhar I was put in touch with a Nutritional Therapist Amani Kaite.
I decided that now was the right time for me to get my IBS-D sorted as I have given up work and my symptoms were getting quite unbearable which I have been living with since the 1980's. I chose to work with Amani because, from the first time I spoke to her I knew that she was very attentive to my issues, she put me at ease straight away as she recommended a supplement that really helped me as I was very anxious about going on holiday with the gut problems that I had been living with for so many years. I had a lovely holiday and I was so relaxed like never before.
I was a bit apprehensive before starting the programme because I wasn't sure whether anything would help my symptoms but I put my faith into Amani and fully adjusted to the diet and advice. Once I started I actually found that making the changes was not so difficult. The hard part was not being able to go out due to the pandemic that had hit the world. I found finding some of the foods a bit difficult but I adapted with what I could find. The recipes are simple and easy to follow and now I can cook at ease and I know what I should and shouldn't eat. I have now even reintroduced some foods that I thought I would never be able to eat again but now I can. My biggest challenge was to find someone who could actually help me and for me to then fully commit to make the changes I needed to do to help myself recover and heal.
I feel great because the worries about foods have almost fully gone. Eating well has allowed me to lose some weight, my skin feels lovely and soft, I exercise a lot more now and I generally feel so much better now.
I would definitely recommend Amani if anyone has any gut issues or similar symptoms that aren't getting better or allowing you to live a normal life then don't suffer in silence, seek help and get yourself better.
Thank you so much for all your help and support.
Jay, Female, 55, Retired pharmacist, Kent
IBS – diarrheas , bloating