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Testimonials 

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“I came to see Gemma at a difficult time. My hormones were causing me a lot of stress and pain. Gemma’s approach was very practical, realistic and achievable. Within two months of following Gemma’s advice closely, I felt a lot calmer and my crippling hormonal migraines disappeared. With Gemma's support and guidance I now feel like I have managed to balance my hormones through nutrition, lifestyle and supplements and I now have the education on how to support my hormones moving forward."

Awen

Recurrent Childhood Ear Infections 

"I reached out to Gemma to help my five-year-old daughter with recurrent and persistent ear infections. Hanna had been on and off antibiotics and often missed nursery due to her problem. We had also seen a couple of otolaryngologists who suggested an operation. After an initial consultation with Gemma, Hanna was given a protocol supporting her immune system, and her ear pain was gone within a couple of weeks, and no operation was needed! I highly recommend seeing Gemma." Hanna's Mum

Hashimoto's Disease

"I can’t recommend Gemma and Functional Medicine enough. Gemma helped me to put my chronic autoimmune condition Hashimoto's into remission within 3 months using diet and supplements. I completed some in depth functional diagnostic testing to identify the underlying factors contributing to my autoimmunity. The Investment in time with Gemma and her recommended diet, testing and supplemental plan has been life changing.  The lab results speak for themselves! The current medical system just left me on Levothyroxine without looking for the underlying causes of my autoimmunity. Functional medicine with a highly qualified and experienced practitioner such as Gemma is the way forward to really get to the root cause of illness and symptoms and change the trajectory of health." LH

Hydrogen Sulphide SIBO 

“I have suffered for approximately 8 years with an array of symptoms primarily acid reflux, bloating, loose stools, brain fog, anxiety, headaches, skin rashes and difficulty gaining weight, it all seemed to be getting progressively worse. Throughout the years I have seen lots of gastro doctors who could find no cause and I have tried many restrictive diets to limited success. I then started seeing Gemma, who looked at my case from a root cause perspective, we carried out some functional diagnostic testing which highlighted that I had "Hydrogen Sulphide SIBO". Gemma developed a personalised dietary, lifestyle and supplementation plan and I am so delighted to say that after all these years, my symptoms have gone and I can now eat and enjoy more foods than ever before, it's been life changing.” JR

Fatigue 

“When my body seemed endlessly exhausted and ill I turned to nutrition ... I booked in with naturopathic nutritional therapist Gemma McGuigan, I cried for 90 minutes in her office and in just 3 months she has turned my life around. I feel so well now I am almost embarrassed by my constant happiness. I had thought perhaps I am broken and ill because I am old and broken. But i wasn’t, it was a body asking to be tended to, to be loved, mothered and cared for. And now I am

In awe of the way our bodies want to support and love us if we give them what they need” SL

Chronic Cysts

"I came to Gemma after three failed surgeries for a cyst condition, which caused chronic pain I assumed I would have to live with. Before my first meeting with Gemma, the idea of “healing from the inside out” through naturopathy was completely foreign to me. My initial consultation with Gemma was the first time I felt truly hopeful that I could overcome my condition. 

Gemma has guided me to reframe my understanding of diet, lifestyle, and stress management by creating a nutritional plan and recommending natural therapies that tailored to my individual needs. This was complex, as I was a university student, follow a vegan diet and have allergic tendencies. However, Gemma’s vast knowledge and empathetic understanding made what seemed like an impossible task achievable. After almost a year of working with Gemma, I have healed from my condition, live pain free and have a life-long understanding of the importance of nourishing my body through nutrition and stress management. The impact of this extends far beyond the definition of naturopathy and has opened my eyes to a range of alternative healing practices, such as reiki and breath work. Working with Gemma has been the catalyst for physical, mental, and spiritual change which have been life altering. I could not recommend naturopathic healing through Gemma enough." NG

Recurring UTI's

“I came to Gemma with a range of symptoms - poor gut health, recurring UTIs, costocondritis, sleep difficulties and a weakened immune system being some of the most challenging. Gemma gave me such a sense of hope after my first consultation that things were going to get better. She immediately provided me with detailed information about health and nutrition, in the form of a personalised health and well-being plan. I was also placed on a supplement protocol and guided in the process of getting some tests to assess my health. Throughout the process, I found Gemma to be professional, highly knowledgable and supportive. With the help of Gemma and all of these tools, I am now in the best health I’ve been in for quite some time. I also, now, have been given knowledge about my body and mind that will stand me in good stead throughout my life!” LK

Autoimmune Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 

"I’ve wanted to message you for a while now but could never find the right words to express how I felt. It’s been approximately a year since I started to get unwell and meeting you was a life changing experience. I’ve come so far with all the tools you provided me with and to be honest I’m so amazed where I am today compared to last year. Thank you so much for all your help, and I’m sure we will touch base again in the near future." NW

Weight Loss

"I just want to say how much I appreciate your support at the moment..... and what a huge difference you have made to my outlook on health and food! Life changing stuff!!" Thank you! RG

Anxiety & Fatigue 

"I’m really feeling quite amazing! I felt almost instantly better on the supplements and now, a month in I am feeling calmer (mood wise) and more energised generally. I’ve ramped up my yoga practice to two / three times a week. "SG

Hormonal Migraines

“I came to see Gemma at a difficult time. My hormones were causing me a lot of stress and pain. Gemma’s approach was very practical, realistic and achievable. Within two months of following Gemma’s advice closely, I felt a lot calmer and my crippling hormonal migraines disappeared. With Gemma's support and guidance I now feel like I have managed to balance my hormones through nutrition, lifestyle and supplements and I now have the education on how to support my hormones moving forward." AW

Low Mood & Fatigue 

"I cannot speak highly enough of Gemma, she is quite simply fantastic at what she does. I had been concerned about my 9 year old daughters gut health and cravings for some time but I had just hit a wall as to how to help her. Gemma really helped my little girl understand how the food she was eating was affecting her mood and energy levels. Gemma was an inspiration to my daughter and now she has a healthy interest in food that nourishes her. We also did some functional testing and managed to identify the root cause of my daughters gut issues of which Gemma has been supporting, with this and the changes in her diet, i have seen a huge change in my daughters moods and energy levels. In fact Gemma now treats our whole family." DG

Chronic Stress & Fatigue

"My job is stressful and busy, I slowly realised it was making me feel absolutely rubbish along with my fairly average diet. When I first saw Gemma, she made some significant changes to my diet and lifestyle. I realised that I had been living my life in a state of chronic stress. Gemma taught me how to fill my cupboards and what to cook but she also gave me tools to help bring some balance back into my life. Within a month I felt like I was back on track and now I really enjoy feeling well again. "ST

IBS

"Gemma is a great Nutritional therapist who really listens and gets to the root of your issues quickly. She is extremely thorough in her questioning, testing and analysis. After one session, Gemma devised a easy-follow plan and the results so far have been great. She is warm, understanding and no-nonsense! I couldn’t believe that after years of suffering that within a few weeks of following her careful plan I began to feel great results. I would highly recommend visiting Gemma!" RN

Chronic Migraines 

"I have had migraines for nearly 30 years.  In that time I’ve been to several doctors, tried different medications and alternative medicines.  Nothing has worked.  At the beginning of lockdown I was in bed for about 3 days a week with migraines. My brother then recommended that I talk to Gemma.  She immediately changed my diet – a Mediterranean diet with no added sugar.  After 3 months my migraines began to improve – less intense and less frequent. I undertook a food intolerance test - it was quite a lengthy process to eliminate and then re-introduce the foods – but well worth it, as my migraines reduced again. My Migraines are now not full blown migraines, they are the occasional headache requiring no medication or sick days, I am delighted, it's been life changing. I would definitely recommend using Gemma if you have a health issue as she looks at the problem holistically & from a root cause perspective. "SF

IBS & Compromised Immunity

"Like everyone who sees Gemma, I suspect, I dearly wish I had seen her sooner. Back in 2011 I saw one of the top Gastroenterology specialists in Southampton after struggling to recover from a nasty bout of food poisoning. After checking for life-threatening diseases, I was told I had IBS which was incurable and something I would have to learn to live with. Prior to the food poisoning I could eat anything, I loved spicy food, the hotter the better. But for the next ten years I had to be really careful with what I ate and the list of trigger foods just kept growing. I tried all the different available IBS pills but none of them did much. I had long since given up hope of finding anything that could help. I had known of Gemma for some time but only decided to book an appointment with her after a more serious health crisis in 2021. I wasn’t even thinking about IBS at the time but decided I needed to make some radical lifestyle changes to improve my overall health. I was particularly interested in anything that was said to strengthen the immune system so diet and gut health was a major part of the plan. 

Gemma was just fantastic to deal with from start. She was caring, generous with her time, she listened with great empathy, she was positive, encouraging, spoke with conviction and real passion for the subject. She was determined to help and I was all-in. I left after the first appointment knowing that I’d come to the right place. It’s fair to say that I have been dedicated to following Gemma’s advice. For the best results a degree of discipline and commitment is required but they are so worth it. I was told IBS was incurable. I put up with it for ten years and it really grinds you down. With Gemma’s help it was gone within three months. 12 months on and thankfully there’s no sign of it coming back, even after allowing myself a pretty indulgent Christmas! The list of ‘trigger foods’ I can eat again is growing by the day. I am enjoying eating healthy, nutritious food even more than I used to enjoy eating unhealthy food. I have more energy, I feel more positive and I’m less stressed which in itself must contribute to a virtuous cycle that has dramatically reduced gut inflammation. I get a lot of comments from people saying how much better I look. I don’t even think about IBS any more. In fact I don’t believe there is such a thing. It’s just a catch-all term for gut sensitivity used by medical professionals who seem to have no interest in finding out what might be causing the inflammation in the first place! It seems absurd now that I took pills to reduce the symptoms rather than take a really good (and really honest) look at what I was eating. It seems so obvious now that what I needed was to be tested to see what I was deficient in and then follow tailored dietary advice with the right supplements for me. To be fair it’s so easy to get overwhelmed with advice on diet and nutrition with so much confusing content on YouTube and elsewhere. But seeing Gemma was like finding the lighthouse in the media storm. She was the guiding light to correct my course and got me going in the right direction again. Thank you Gemma. Onwards and upwards!" JP

Autoimmune Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 

"Gemma has helped me so much. After suffering with several different health issues since my teenage years including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease, Gemma's advice and suggestions have literally changed my life and I am so grateful to her. She especially assisted me last year after I was in hospital. I was very anxious and I don't know how I would have made it through that time without Gemma. 

Not only is she knowledgeable and professional but I also find her very caring and intuitive. Gemma has helped me get my thyroid antibodies back into range and symptoms have abated.  She is, in my opinion, dedicated to helping people get to the cause of their issues and find optimum health. I will continue to see Gemma to check in regularly as I feel that health is a constant journey but I cannot think of anyone better than Gemma to take that journey with me. I would recommend her to anyone." PMS

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