I first met Cathy (who has now retired from private practice) in 2013 when I was underweight and very sick with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I was confused and scared and I didn’t know what I needed to do to improve my health. Cathy was excellent. She took a detailed medical history and decided that the low FODMAP diet was the right diet for my body. The low FODMAP diet is very complex and Cathy managed to make it simple. She provided clear instructions and resources on how to follow the diet. The low FODMAP diet was incredibly effective and after being on it for a couple of weeks many of my IBS symptoms disappeared.
As well as being a FODMAP expert, Cathy has specialised knowledge in food allergies and intolerances. Her knowledge allowed her to identify my dairy protein intolerance and sensitivity to gluten. This means we now have 95% of my IBS symptoms under control. Working with Cathy has inspired me to help others on their low FODMAP journeys. In 2014 Cathy helped me win an AMP regional ‘Do Your Thing Scholarship’ to start A Little Bit Yummy which is a website that provides recipes and resources to people on the low FODMAP diet. I wouldn’t able to help others or be as happy and healthy as I am today without Cathy’s help.