Being tested by Rachel on my metabolism type food allergies etc and eventually receiving nutritional advice gave me a lot of confidence: because for the first time, this was not about standard one-fits-all "this is good and this is bad", but advise very much in response to my body's individual needs. Actually my body telling me itself what it needs and what not - through the therapist! It took some time to adapt but slowly and surely my condition improved.
A year later I went to see Rachel again to discuss some hormonal problems: after coming off the pill I no longer had periods. After some blood tests, the doctor had suggested early menopause ... at the age of 32! Rachel encouraged me to stay on the diet that was best supporting my body with all its functions, and suggested some more specific supplements. 5 months later I discovered I was pregnant, and am now waiting for the birth of my baby boy in a few weeks time!
By the way, even throughout my pregnancy I did not experience any constipation, bloating etc. Also, after a quick email to Rachel within the first couple of months asking for advice with the typical symptoms I adjusted my diet and supplements to the nutritional needs at early pregnancy, and I am happy to say that most of those typical symptoms pretty much passed me by!