Verbatim feedback from my patients.
I know it has only been 7 days since I saw you but I thought as i will be so full on next week I would give you feedback now. I am so grateful to you, I really feel like I am on the mend now and I have had no flair ups to speak of. Don’t worry I will stick to the diet for the next few months as you suggested. I generally feel so much healthier- you are a genius! I will not go back to gluten, sugar and caffeine ever.
I was a health professional myself, suffering with my health, floundering with GP and gastro consultants. I was recommended to visit Afifah Hamilton at Rosemary Cottage Clinic, eventually made appointment and I was looked into as a whole person for the first time, had all my symptoms connected and finally was put on a diet shift that has transformed my life and symptoms. I feel like I know a dirty secret to healthily living, and I now enjoy the food I eat and the energy it gives me. I’m not Afifah’s most regular or lucrative patient because I am now very very well, and I thank her for that.
You are without doubt the most amazing ‘doctor’ I have ever been to and as you know I have been to many! You, your herbs and dietary suggestions have helped me get over so many physical difficulties, kidney infections and heart arrhythmias to name but a few. You are super caring, thorough and have wonderful diagnostic skills. You hit the nail on the head every time and the herbs you prescribe always do the trick! I just thank my lucky stars you were introduced to me all those years ago. My gratitude knows no bounds.
My zig zag drops are such a blessing. Since using them my migraines are a thing of the past and if I feel one coming on I can nip it in the bud with just 8 drops of it!
I saw more than one GP at my surgery and all they did was put me on different birth control pills each time, but I continued to have a non-stop period for over a year. Then I was prescribed antidepressants, which I didn’t want, and the next thing they suggested was that I have a hysterectomy, so my mum brought me to you. I was only 17! You gave me herbal medicine, and showed me how to eat better, and literally within a week my year long period stopped and from then I began to feel more normal again. You explained how the anaemia from the constant bleeding was probably the cause of the depression, and, sure enough, it lifted. Why didn’t all those doctors think of that? They even sent me to a counsellor, who was no help at all and a waste of NHS money. My cycle has been perfect since then, and I no longer eat junk stuff and don’t even need the herbal medicine any more. Imagine if I had not found you – I could have had a hysterectomy if I had just relied on my doctors! I am so grateful to you Mrs Hamilton.
I was listening to Radio 4 Any Answers on 18 January 2014, quite by chance, and the question was asked about medical students’ nutrition training. One of the contributors was Afifah. I was impressed enough to send her an email supporting her input and was even more impressed to receive a two page email by way of a reply. Afifah gave me book titles for suggested reading and some pointers to diet improvements. Quite a lot of reading later, I have cut out wheat, and other grains, most carbohydrates, and I can enjoy the food I eat without the pressure of appetite stimulation to eat even more. I no longer graze all day, and can go all day without feeling hungry. The blogs and recipes are equally impressive. What a gem, thanks Afifah.
I have been working with Afifah to help me manage and support my Crohn’s Disease nutritionally rather than pharmaceutically for just under a year so far. Within approx. 3-4 months we had enabled me to become medication free for the first time in 21 years! I wish I had found her a long time ago but I’m grateful to have her supporting and genuinely caring for me and my health now. Warmth, kindness, extremely knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to care for her patients I couldn’t recommend more highly.
I saw Afifah last year for my menopausal symptoms, mainly hot flushes as I was having to get up 6 or 7 times in the night, very hot and sweaty and I usually had to change my nightie once each night. I was also having many flushes during the day. I had some low feelings and this was not good. I thought that I would try herbal medicine and, as I had seen Afifah give a very good talk several years ago, I booked a session. Afifah was very thorough and, as is the case with complementary therapists, wanted to treat the whole me. Therefore I came away with a medicine for my hot flushes that would also help my Rheumatoid Arthritis and occasional migraines! The full Monty! I have seen Afifah a few times now and my hot flushes are very diminished; although I wake a couple of times a night I am no longer sweating and can just throw off the bedclothes for a while. I am feeling much more positive and also feel sexy again which I think is fantastic! My Rheumatoid Arthritis is much better since taking the medicine and Afifah has altered it over time to be more effective. I can certainly recommend Afifah.
My son is doing much better since we saw you for help with his autism spectrum situation. He is making more eye contact and can handle school better, especially since his bowel function is so much better now. His teachers have all noted his improvement so I know we are not imagining it. The diet and supplements have made a real difference so far.
Changing my diet was not easy at first as I had to break through some of my old beliefs, but once I had freed myself from all that, and thought about diet more realistically, I found I could do it (though I still don’t fancy eating beef). The evidence of the gene test you did with me helped a lot and I have not found it as hard as I expected and neither has my digestive system. The results for my skin have been amazing. Where once I was covered with psoriasis now I just have a couple of small patches left, and these are no longer so red, just a bit dry. Everyone says I look well, so clearly something is radically different, and I feel much stronger, with no colds all winter (so far) which is new for me, so I will stick with your approach as it is working.
I can honestly say that discovering Afifah 3 years ago has been, in terms of my health, life changing. She was recommended to me by a friend who also happens to be a medical doctor. I had suffered 40 years from bladder problems which required endless doses of antibiotics and I was was in constant discomfort. Those problems now seem a distant memory.
But it didn’t stop there because via her interesting nutritional lectures, I began to recover from the upheaval the antibiotics had caused to my digestive tract. Afifah has helped restore my health by supplying me with the tools and know how.
As an extra bonus, I have been indulging in a little of her UVB light treatment which tops up depleted Vitamin D levels during the winter. The effects have been much appreciated. My energy levels are noticeably improved for this time of the year. It’s going to be less easy justifying a winter break in the sun.
I was diagnosed with Graves disease some years ago and have had a very up and down experience with orthodox treatment. Your herbal medicine and dietary advice have had a markedly beneficial effect and I feel much more robust as a result. I really appreciate your continuing thought about the cause of this thyroid situation in my case. I will certainly continue to use your medicine and food approach as it is really suiting me so far.
So far I’m really enjoying the diet and feeling brilliant.
I have taken your advice about my sciatica by sitting properly and so far I’ve been free of pain.
My new diet is treating me well. It’s amazing how I no longer have the dips. My skin is also glowing. I’m still rather tired but for the first time ever I have been able to fight off the cold that every one has had around me, which is unheard of! The experience has been life changing. My health has had a huge improvement and I now glow from the inside out. I came away from the first appointment feeling more positive and confident. Afifah is a lovely, warm and welcoming lady who is very approachable. I strongly recommend her.
I first met Afifah when I was suffering from a chronic upper respiratory chest infection. Afifah advised I take medicine for my lungs and for the infection and I recovered naturally with no side effects. Wow I did recover and have not had any upper respiratory infections since. I had seen my GP and he gave me steroids and antibiotics which did not work. Since that time I have kept in touch with Afifah attending a food course which changed my views on eating and I improved my diet. I have several visits to her for different ailments and I have never been let down and she has always been there for me. I often wonder what I did before meeting Afifah. I now eat a much more balanced diet and have not felt so well in years.
I have continued to make changes to my diet and gradually introduced a lot of the foods I had eliminated I have cut out bread and pasta. I am feeling so much better than the last time I saw you and am back to work and running etc the symptoms have gradually gone I still find I get very tired by the end of the week but compared to how things were, not bad!
After suffering for many years with recurrent urinary and digestive problems, I finally found Afifah whose simple dietary advice and herb teas have solved my difficulties. I follow her blog and appreciate the regular research updates and recipes.
For years I suffered with acid reflux and was taking a regular PPI as prescribed by me GP, but since seeing you and changing my diet I can honestly say I have not had any of that horrid acid sensation that had haunted me. Your treatment has been a total success in my case and I only wish I had found you sooner!
I have been seeing Afifah Hamilton now for over a year. During this time I have been very impressed by her knowledge and understanding of my condition, as well as the diligence she has shown in investigating the issues surrounding my case. For me she is more than a medical practitioner as she takes the time to explain and support my emotional as well as physical wellbeing. She is an absolute gem and I am so glad that I found her.
I know that if I had not come to you for treatment I would now be without part of my intestine, as that was the next thing my specialist had up his sleeve for me. Now I have normal function and do not need any drugs to enable me to live a normal life. I know it if I eat or drink something that I shouldn’t, as I have a little reaction, but that helps to keep me on the straight and narrow, and it is getting much easier as I know my body so much better now. I am telling everyone how my life has changed for the better and they can see it too, as I am no longer so thin and I don’t have to spend three hours of every day on the loo, and am not in pain the whole time. My consultant didn’t want to know though! Not interested. Thank you so much for your care helping me do this, even when there were bumps in the road.