I found Lee Anne through what I genuinely believe was divine intervention. My daughter had suffered with GI issues from the moment she was born but all of the traditional doctors assured us that this was all normal. I knew her intense struggle was not normal and I tried everything from working with specialists to omitting everything from our diets and saw no relief. It was miserable and due to my stress, I also began to have severe symptoms. Our family was struggling and beyond frustrated. Through a web search, I learned Lee Anne was nearby and I was intrigued by her website. From the first moment we were in contact, she showed me she wanted to go above and beyond to help us by taking our call in the evening while at home and talking to us for around an hour. From then on, the level of care she has provided us has been stellar. I know without a doubt that she genuinely cares for our family. She helped us find answers that nobody else has been willing to take the time to find. Within months, my daughter’s GI issues have literally just stopped. Not to mention, my daughter loves seeing her, it’s as though she too knows how much Lee Anne cares. I have identified issues that I was blind to before and she is tirelessly working with me to make me healthier again. I can’t summarize how much I appreciate her, but I can say that I honestly cannot imagine surviving this last year without her. I wish everyone had Lee Anne or someone like her in their lives. I highly recommend Lee Anne’s services to anyone who wants real answers and who wants to improve the quality of their life.
I was referred to Lee Anne Walsh, RDN, CLT, CGP by my primary care physician last fall. We had been in California for about two years. My symptoms started before our move from Boston. I went to a gastroenterologist for stomach problems, bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, and cramping. I had an endoscopy and had several colonoscopies which all had been negative. My symptoms got worse, even though I was eating healthy. I had yogurt, milk, whole grain bread, etc. I stopped going places and was generally uncomfortable. My gastroenterologist in Boston or locally had no answers or suggestions.
It had been several years that I had not been feeling well, and I was skeptical about going to a nutritionist. I found Lee Anne was very easy to talk to and felt she was someone who understood. Lee Anne recommended the Mediator Release Test (MRT) and LEAP program for me. Again, I was skeptical.
When I got the results of my blood test, I was surprised by some of the foods identified as intolerable for me. Some of the foods that I thought were healthy for me were not. Lee Anne provided a very comprehensive explanation of the program, how and what I was to eat, and suggestions for meals.
As I was working through my immunocalm diet, I had to be patient, and Lee Anne was so positive and informative. I had to learn a new way of eating. She explained that whole foods were better for me than processed. It took time for my body to become accustomed to meals with whole foods, and I actually started to cook and enjoy spices and flavorings. I love fish now and did not before. My condition slowly improved as I stuck to my food list. Lee Anne was always so positive, upbeat, knowledgeable and professional, yet kind and patient with me.
I feel like a new person now! I am very careful about what I eat. When eating away from home, I need to make sure of the ingredients in all foods. Lee Anne taught me what questions to ask and gave me confidence to ask questions in restaurants. I enjoy cooking now and shopping for healthy foods.
What impressed me most about Lee Anne’s services was her dedication to improving my health. Her support and encouragement along the way was instrumental in my healing. I appreciate her knowledge, thoroughness, and patience.
I would most definitely recommend the services of Lee Anne Walsh, RDN, CLT, CGP as well as the MRT and LEAP program. I have already referred a co-worker to Lee Anne.
“Thank you” seems so inadequate in comparison to what you have done to improve my health, providing a higher quality of living. In the past few years I had begun to believe it was impossible to find anyone who could help me feel better. Traditional medical doctors continued to report that all my lab work was within normal ranges. Well, why didn’t I feel normal? I wondered if maybe I WAS imagining it, maybe I didn’t really have anything wrong. After my family doctor suggested I might want to seek counseling, I became depressed. I thought I needed to accept the physical state I am in and move on with life. However, it became more and more difficult to maintain simple daily activities. The joy I once experienced in my life was gone.
Over the past several years, I had noticed more health issues. I felt like I was always digesting food even if it had been several hours since I had eaten. Constipation and bloating were a daily problem for me. My face became puffy and I had overall swelling, especially in my legs. In a short matter of time, I’d gained over 20 pounds while dieting. Even after a full night’s sleep, I felt very tired. I experienced a headache almost daily without relief. My joints ached. My skin, especially my hands were extremely dry, cracked and bloody most days. The more weight I gained, the more depressed I became and the less I felt like exercising. My family noticed I was extremely irritable and impatient. My joy was replaced with misery. It was like I had become a different person. I found it difficult to complete a sentence. Always felt like I was living in a fog. No longer did I want to spend time with friends. I tried to avoid social activities and even going to church.
When you listened to me and investigated my laundry list of symptoms, I felt like you really cared about me. It was obvious that you wanted to help me discover what was truly happening to cause all my symptoms. You reaffirmed for me that the way I was feeling was legitimate even if it didn’t coincide with traditional medical results. Finally, I began to see hope in my situation.
After months of lab work and necessary supplement replacement, I am feeling better than I have felt in many years. I have learned the importance of nutrition. Formerly when I would be on a diet, I would try to manipulate the guidelines so that I could still eat what I wanted although I expected the promised results. Now, I truly desire to eat healthy, whole foods which are free of toxins and promote exceptional health. Eating a piece of cake and not feeling poorly afterwards wasn’t an accomplishment, though I thought I was beating the system. What I was eating was silently destroying my body. After years and years of poor nutrition, I have finally understood the significance of what I eat. When my body manifested signs of decline, I finally saw that I was reaping what I had sown.
Today, I feel like I am becoming a new person. Not like I used to be, but an improved version. My swelling continues to go down everyday. I have energy when I wake up in the morning and my body doesn’t ache. I haven’t had a headache for several weeks. My digestive system is better than it has ever been and I don’t crave sugar anymore. My hands are so soft and my hair and skin are no longer dry. I’m much more patient and less irritable and moody. Words come to mind much quicker. Overall, I can see changes where I didn’t even recognize here was a problem. I know it will still be more months as I continue to eliminate toxins in my body, but I am hopeful and it makes me feel joyful! Thank you Lee Anne for always searching for answers for me. I feel fortunate that you are in a network of other prominent functional medicine professionals. You have made me feel like I am a priority. I appreciate how you have shown me through your own life how to eat and live in optimal health.