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Success Stories with Food

Lesley who had a series of Alexander Technique lessons and completed the Rebalance Your Diet Programme


I live and work in Cumbria and.prior to being introduced to Alison I suffered periodically with stomach cramps.which on occasion were quite debilitating. Whilst they were present.they stopped me from carrying out day to day duties,.not only were they obviously painful but I became very stressed and anxious because of worrying about how I would manage to work and take care of my family. I also had extensive hip and, at times, lower back pain.which was all becoming difficult to manage, it was an added extra, I didn't know  at the time I was fighting two things.and found it all too much to cope with until I met Alison


Alison guided me through the programme,of which the Alexander Technique was introduced.and with her advice and knowledge I now feel that I have come through those issues and am once again on the other side of it all and feeling well and positive.

Maggie after a 6 week program and also receiving regular Reflexology 

I thought I ate healthily before I started, so probably wouldn’t have done it if you hadn’t thought it was a good idea and you found from my feet that my pancreas was showing up as not clear.


It was all rather overwhelming at first and a lot to take on board, but once I’d done a few weeks of the rebalance days I got the hang of it and didn’t have to think too much about it as I had the right ingredients to hand and remembered to prepare things such as the stock. Now it feels good to have a clean out once a week. And  I’ve lost weight which is a bonus, not that I was really overweight before, but I have felt for some time that I’d like to lose half a stone. In fact I’ve lost a stone! 


Thank you Alison. You have made me rethink my diet and the acid, alkaline issue. Best wishes Maggie

Karen after her second re-balance day

I don’t feel as if food is ruling me so much and slowly I’m making better choices.

Phil after three sessions of the re-balance program

Since starting the course I have noticed that my stomach no longer feels bloated and uncomfortable after eating meals, which is good and is why I want to continue with the routine. 

I am continuing to drink more water throughout the day and eating only when I feel hungry. Thank you for your help and am glad this was something I tried.

Annabel – after 4 sessions over 3 months 

Alison has helped me after a year of stress and bereavement, to be able to take control of my diet and given advice on my life style. She has helped with breathing exercises and learning to take time to adjust my daily life. I now feel much more energised and in control of my feelings and my family have noticed I am nearly back to my normal self.

Fiona - therapist - kick starting her routine again in Spring after attending a re-balance program 3 years ago

I definitely felt more energised and motivated (after my re-balance day). I put it down to the equinox and Spring/Aires energy but it will have been the combination of the rebalancing at that significant time. I have also been more focused on specific projects I need to complete.

It also achieved what I wanted - to bring my diet back to a healthier alkaline-forming one. So yes, I intend to be more conscious all the time of what I eat and drink and to have a frequent rebalancing 24 hours but it may not be strictly once a week

Mary - female aged 59

'For about a year before I 'found' Alison I'd already been looking at my 'diet' meaning the food I ate and what impact this was having on my body and its systems. Tests via the NHS proved there was nothing medically wrong but I was still feeling 'sluggish' and the skin on my hands had rashes and my complexion just didn't look 'bright'. I also struggled to lose weight.

I've now completed a detox through Alison and attend the monthly cookery demonstrations. Alison's knowledge about everything to do with food & drink and their effects on the body's systems is extensive - you feel you are 'in safe hands' - dealing with someone who knows their stuff and advises what is best for your own needs. I've now altered what I eat/drink and when I eat/drink. This has made me more aware of eating at different times of the day and what types of foods to eat together.  

I've seen the improvements this has made to how I look & feel (the eczema type rashes on my hands have gone, my complexion looks brighter and I feel less bloated). Whilst weight loss wasn't my main aim  I've actually lost a stone in weight over the last year of changing my diet. With Alison's help over this last few months, changing to better suited foods has helped me recognise how my body feels when I eat something.

Steve – retired

I have done detoxing in the past but I was never able to stick to it. After going on Alison’s detox course I am now able to fast once a week. People say I look younger and have lost weight. I eat a lot less (even chocolate!) and I do not get hungry.

Patricia – Ingleton

I have always wanted to do a detox but it never felt right but after meeting Alison I finally decided to have a go. I lost 1 stone gradually over 6 months and feel a lot better with more energy.


Sarah – Kirkby Lonsdale

I have always thought detoxing sounds good in theory but never got round to it. Before the course I hardly drank any water and wanted to avoid gluten but found it too hard. 6 months after Alison’s detox course I am still able to adhere to my new diet free of gluten, sugar and dairy. I also still drink 6 cups of water daily.

Helen - Mother of 3 with big food cravings

What I liked about the detox kit was there were lots of pots for me. I didn't have to think about any food preparation. I felt calmer, clearer inside and lighter afterwards. At lunch time I did not feel like any protein. In fact I did not eat much until the evening, I was not as hungry as I expected even though Alison said this I did not believe her! I thought I was going to shove lots of food down me but I was not bothered about food. I felt as if I was taken care of during the detox. I want to do it once a week now. Even if I was useless at eating well during the week at least I know one day a week I can eat this food which makes me feel clearer inside.

2 weeks later…

I feel as if I need to do this detox once a week as it satisfies my yoyo character, but I have found that I am eating better even during the rest of the week. I do not feel I have to eat the food that is not good for me. I am surprised by this as I thought I would feel as if I could eat what ever I liked, but I just don't feel like eating the baddies.

Gill - Therapist with Menopausal Symptoms - April 2016

​I originally came to see Alison as I was suffering with hot flushes and heavy periods with mood swings and low energy. After following Alison’s regular detox plan for 4 weeks I found the excessive bleeding has gone and there is no discomfort. My energy levels are back up and I am sleeping a lot better. Even my partner noticed! If I slip back into my old habits I first notice my energy levels drop and I do not sleep so well. I then know I need to get back into the 24 hour detox. This helps me eat better for the rest of the week. I have virtually cut out wheat now and if I do find I have eaten some I really notice how it causes my energy levels to drop.

Hilary - mother of 3 and self employed

When I first contacted Alison I was really worried about the eating pattern I was in. I was addicted to sugar and eating vast amounts of chocolate, cakes and biscuits each day. I would eat a family bar of chocolate no problem.


I was eating too much carbohydrates and I didn’t seem to be able to stop. I had gradually put on a lot of weight and I had stopped exercising. My clothes didn’t fit and I felt bad. I wasn’t sleeping well and drinking very little and my skin was dry and dull. It’s only after working with Alison that I can look back and see what a bad position I was in. I was seriously compromising my health and needed some support.


My husband and I started on Alison's detox program. She bought us food each week to eat for the 24 hour detox that made it so much easier and we had a good review session each week after the detox.


It wasn't easy to begin with. I felt under the weather and had tremendous headaches but Alison was always available to talk you through the bad times and help you see those bad symptoms were actually showing you that you were doing the right thing. The headaches stopped after 3 weeks. It is now 3 months since we first started. I drink 2 litres of water a day, my appetite has reduced and I no longer crave a sugar fix. I don't buy any chocolate or biscuits or cakes. My skin has improved, people keep telling me how well I look, I sleep better, I have more energy and I have lost 11lbs.

Mainly though I firmly believe I have avoided a serious break down in my health.

Thank you Alison

Kim - restarting her re-balancing period over the spring.

Since my March Equinox detox, I have continued your advice to eat protein meals for breakfast and lunch and carbohydrates in the evening. The benefits I have experienced as a consequence is that I no longer cough when I eat - something I have tried to resolve for several years and now realise it happens when I combine protein and carbs in one meal.

There have been occasions over the last few weeks when I have had “mixed” foods and immediately the cough happened. 

Another benefit is that my mild heartburn after eating some meals/foods has also resolved. Also I am sleeping better and don’t feel so sluggish in the morning.

All these people improved their health with this re-balancing your diet course

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