Client Testimonials

Highlights

To really get a feel about what can be done with Ayurveda, read these testimonials from happy clients of The Ayurveda Practice.

“In just two visits and three months, Kate and Ayurveda were able to help me solve long-term, worsening and spreading tendonitis that western doctors had given up on.”
MN (tendonitis)

I’m feeling a million times better … Thank you Kate!
GR (bloating, trying for a baby)

I feel better than I have for more than twenty years.”
AB (energy, skin)

For the first time in my adult life I feel in control of my body.”
RR (joint pain, weight)

All my longstanding ailments have disappeared and I am now experiencing an amazing new relationship with my body and my mind.”
NW (energy, irritable bladder)

I completely trust her and her suggestions always work. I can’t imagine seeing another Ayurvedic practitioner.
HB (bloating, inability to gain weight)

Kate has made me feel positive about my life, problems that were impacting my social life aren’t any more!
JM (menopausal problems, skin)

“Adhering to her Ayurvedic guidelines I no longer suffer the persistent symptoms I have had most of my life.”
PS (digestive complaints)

“I found my consultation to be invaluable for how I now think about the actions I am making. Simple changes, big impact.”
RF (general MOT)

“I gained insights about the habits which work against me and for me on a day to day level”
TF (sluggish mornings, digestion)

“She worked hard to help me and clearly went beyond what I would have expected for the price of the consultations.”
GW (Ulcerative Colitis)

I have bounced back from having my third child with a renewed energy.”
HB (post-natal)

“Within a week of following her treatment plan, I began to feel significantly better.”
AB (dizziness, energy, abdominal pain)

This brought down blood pressure, level of cholesterol, pain in feet and back and weight.”
VD (hypertension, high cholesterol, joint pain, weight)

I would recommend Ayurveda to everybody, even if you don’t feel the need.”
CH (joint pain)

I feel like I have a whole new lease of life … Ayurveda has given me a physical, mental and spiritual M.O.T. and I am very grateful.”
NS (weight, energy)

You are a wonderful example of a kind, caring and calm person and you made me feel better just by being in your presence.”
LC (general well-being)

One month later I was delighted to see improvements in all areas and have developed Kate’s guidance into habits that have led to lasting positive change.”
LB (anxiety, energy)

MN (tendonitis)

“In just two visits and three months, Kate and Ayurveda were able to help me solve long-term, worsening and spreading tendonitis that western doctors had given up on. My general health and energy levels have also visibly improved to a point where I am receiving unsolicited positive comments from friends and acquaintances. An effortless loss of weight has been a bonus. With the changes I have made and a bit of reading about Ayurveda, I now feel that with some occasional help from Kate, Ayurveda will provide an approach to health that will be beneficial for decades to come.”

AB (digestion, energy, skin)

“Have had digestive problems since my teens (that sometimes even resulted in emergency hospital visits) and over the years have experimented with various traditional and complementary therapies and diets. Largely via my own experimentation I had kind of settled on a regime which I felt largely worked but could be a bit hit and miss. Then I happened upon an article on Kate’s blog which seemed to have been written for me.

The results for me have gone way beyond alleviating a sore tummy. If you are willing to embrace it, you might find as I did, that all sorts of other issues (I hadn’t considered to be issues) in my life star to clear. I feel better than I have for more than twenty years.”

NS (weight loss, energy)

“The Ayurveda Practice has provided me with simple, practical ways to loose weight. It provides a natural way of living free from caffeine, sugar, wheat and processed food. The changes were immediate but not only am I losing weight but I feel like I have a whole new lease of life: more confidence and positive energy as well as a much clearer mind. Ayurveda has given me a physical, mental and spiritual M.O.T. and I am very grateful! The cost is very reasonable and much time and space is given to the client. I highly recommend visiting the Ayurveda Practice.”

JM (premature menopause)

“I went to see Kate as I was having difficulty with my hormones, skin problems and general bloating after certain foods. Kate was wonderful, she listened to my symptoms and gave me a diet plan to follow and herbs to take daily.

I noticed a remarkable difference in my well being within the first month and have not looked back since. Kate has made me feel positive about my life, problems that were impacting my social life aren’t any more! I would highly recommend The Ayurveda Practice.”

TF (sluggish mornings, digestion)

I found the consultation process very enlightening. Kate manages to combine a highly professional approach and subject knowledge with a human and real-world understanding of what it takes to change behaviour; one step at a time. I gained insights about the habits which work against me and for me on a day to day level, and left with clear recommendations and approach for how to take control of my health & wellbeing.

RF (general MOT)

Kate’s highly professional diligence combined with a holistic and empathetic attitude makes her approach very comforting.

Importantly she considers other aspects of your lifestyle as well as just looking at nutrition to build up a 360 picture of advice that is really tailored to you.

Together you look in depth at your current habits and by talking you through the Ayurveda principles she offers smaller, more manageable changes that are achievable with busy lifestyles yet will make big changes to how you feel.

I found my consultation to be invaluable for how I now think about the actions I am making. Simple changes, big impact.

PS (digestive complaints)

I came to see Kate a few months ago with digestive complaints. After only one consultation and one follow up appointment I am delighted with the results. Kate’s advice/instructions are clear and concise, easy to follow and very helpful. Adhering to her Ayurvedic guidelines I no longer suffer the persistent symptoms I have had most of my life. When I slip into bad habits I now have the confidence and knowledge to get back on track. I am really enjoying cooking and eating the Ayurvedic way. In tandem with yoga practice, I am definitely feeling more grounded and energised as a result.

I would definitely recommend a consultation to discover how Ayurveda can improve health and wellbeing. It is a fascinating science that I now want to learn more about. Thank you Kate.

GW (Ulcerative Colitis)

I visited the The Ayurveda Practice about 3 months ago. I was seeking advice for a chronic inflammatory condition. In my view, western medicine fails to deal with the root cause and only offers symptomatic resolve, at a potentially greater cost to our health.

Kate represents a different kind of care to what we have become used to in this modern age. Rather than a quick fix, Ayurveda starts from the beginning again and seeks to identify a way to self-healing. This ‘way’ will always take some time to take effect. We must appreciate that most chronic conditions take a long time to come around, mostly due to incorrect diet and lifestyle according to our doshas.

Kate’s approach to care is so different to what we have learnt to expect from hospital doctors and general practitioners. She spent a considerable amount of time listening and learning about me. She understood my condition and explained the imbalances and their potential causes. She offered good advice and provided numerous solutions to help re-balance. She worked hard to help me and clearly went beyond what I would have expected for the price of the consultations.

I have gradually improved in health over the last 3 months, following many of the new ‘rules’ that Kate has put in place. It isn’t an easy journey to self-healing, but it is certainly a rewarding and satisfying one.

I believe that many people could benefit greatly from the care offered at The Ayurveda Practice.

GR (abdominal bloating, trying for a baby)

“I came to see Kate Siraj for complaints with abdominal bloating and discomfort. I knew that Kate had trained in Chemistry at Oxford as well Ayurvedic practice for many years so I felt reassured that her treatment would be based on comprehensive understanding of both disciplines.

Kate took a very holistic diagnosis of my complaint, listening to my symptoms and asking thorough questions about my diet, eating habits and lifestyle. This was all carried out in a very relaxed and confidential environment. I was immediately put at ease.

Kate recommended a treatment of ten day mung bean cleanse followed by a herbal powder supplement and also educated me on problem foods/food combinations for bloating. She also suggested simple changes like not eating fruit after a meal and the benefits of ginger and fennel as digestive aids.

Kate also gave me a pack of reading material. This contained information and advise on the Ayurvedic principles, diet and lifestyle changes and a few recipes. I stuck these on my fridge and refer to them regularly.

The mung bean cleanse was actually more enjoyable than I thought it would be! The idea of this was to cleanse my body of built up toxins and to reduce my digestion so that it wasn’t having to work so hard and cause bloating. On Day 1-3 I really craved salty, crunchy foods, but after the 4th day my cravings for salt and sugar went and I could tell my digestion was starting to relax. I was still a little bloated but much less uncomfortable and I felt a lot ‘cleaner’ too. By then end of the cleanse I felt I’d given my body some time to relax and re-set – a really rare feeling – and started re-introducing other foods. I didn’t loose or gain any weight because you can eat as much as you like on the cleanse and are therefore satiated knowing you’re eating really wholesome food. In addition to this, my stomach looked and felt normal for the first time in a long time!

The simple changes to my diet have had the biggest impact on reducing my bloating which is no longer troublesome for me. I no longer eat fruit after a meal, I rarely eat wheat or red meats and I have cut our caffeine entirely. I thought I would miss these foods but after the 10 day cleanse I really didn’t. Kate offered follow up calls to check on my progress throughout the process.

I would definitely consider Ayurvedic treatment again with Kate Siraj for any other future ailments I might have. She was incredibly reassuring and demonstrated extensive knowledge in her subject matter and I’m feeling a million times better which I never thought would happen. Thank you Kate!”

RR (joint pain and weight loss)

I visited The Ayurveda Practice in search of advice and treatment for severe joint pain and inflammation, which I had been suffering for months following a ‘viral infection’. Despite endless blood tests and steroid treatment my symptoms were worsening and had become so bad that I was becoming increasingly immobile.

The qualified practitioner, Kate Siraj treated me as an individual, listening to my needs and recognising that whilst the immediate concern was to treat my painful joints I also wanted to address my overall health and fitness including weight loss.

After just a few weeks the results of the recommended dietary and lifestyle changes together with the herbal medical preparation have been remarkable. My joint pain has almost resolved and I have lost weight with incredible ease. I have a wonderful feeling of wellness and balance both physically and mentally.

Most importantly for the first time in my adult life I feel in control of my body and with the help and expertise of Kate at The Ayurveda Practice I am gradually developing an intuitive ability to know how to keep healthy.

AB (dizziness , energy and abdominal pain)

“Kate exudes calm professionalism with empathetic warmth. She treated me for a long term condition linked to stress and within a week of following her treatment plan I began to feel significantly better. Three months on and my energy levels are back to an even keel and I feel generally more ‘balanced’.

While I don’t adhere strictly to ayurvedic guidelines, Kate has helped me to see how to use them to manage imbalance. I will continue to have intermittent check up visits with Kate – I see them as a wise investment in my general health and well being.

Thank you, Kate!”

HB (bloating, inability to gain weight)

“Some words that I would use to describe Kate Siraj – professional, warm, kind, accommodating, intuitive, thoughtful and reliable. Kate is very knowledgeable in Ayurveda, always helpful and consistent including in between appointments. I completely trust her and her suggestions always work. I can’t imagine seeing another Ayurvedic practitioner.”

NW (chronic low energy, irritable bladder)

“When I first saw Kate, I didn’t feel unwell, just not fully functioning. After my consultation, treatment, and subsequent lifestyle changes, I would now consider my pre-Ayurveda state as chronically ill, but I had just accepted it as a norm.

All my longstanding ailments have disappeared and I am now experiencing an amazing new relationship with my body and my mind.

Kate has a thoughtful and measured approach which immediately put me at ease and I felt I was in safe hands. She is clearly passionate about helping people and her passion for Ayurveda is infectious. I won’t hesitate to go back to her.

Thank you so much Kate for your help, advice and continuing guidance.

Please keep up the Blog!”

HB (post natal care and general well being)

“During our consultation, Kate’s professionalism immediately put me at ease and she managed to diagnose precisely the areas for change and improvement. I particularly liked the way Kate explained the wisdom of the Ayurvedic traditions behind her recommendations which provided great clarity. She made all her recommendations so practical and inspiring.

Kate has provided me with the insight and tools to listen to my body and maintain well being in the busy world we live in.

Since seeing Kate and following her recommendations, I have bounced back from having my third child with a renewed energy.”

VD (hypertension, high cholesterol, hypothyroid, arthritis, overweight)

“My state of health was poor. Having been diagnosed with Hypertension, high cholesterol, under active thyroid, osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis and badly over weight, I was prescribed medication for all the above.

My experience with the Ayurveda Practice was excellent. The consultation was extremely thorough and professional, allowing me to communicate and share my concerns in an atmosphere of trust. Through the in-depth questions and thought provoking advice given, I was able to clear the head and the heart. The medication recommended and taken regularly cleared the system. This brought down blood pressure, level of cholesterol, pain in feet and back and weight

I continue to feel well and have decided to continue teaching the class of 33 six year olds in my 71st year.

Thanks for your empathy shown during the sessions, those are memories I will treasure.”

LB (anxiety, energy)

“I visited Kate following a link from the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association as I was curious about Ayurveda and wanted a more natural way to manage my day-to-day health and well-being.

I felt completely at ease throughout the thorough initial consultation and Kate provided a number of suggestions incorporating dietary change as well as adjustments to lifestyle and a course of herbal medicine to deal with an imbalance.

One month later I was delighted to see improvements in all areas and have developed Kate’s guidance into habits that have led to lasting positive change.”

CB (joint pain)

“I was introduced to Ayurvedic medicine as part of my personal research into alternative treatments for managing systemic inflammatory disease and The Ayurvedic Practice was recommended for professional advice. The initial consultation itself was warm, light hearted and relaxed but none the less professional. It was detailed and designed to prompt reflection about myself and Kate was very keen to draw out every bit of information in order to make an accurate assessment. At the end of the consultation we discussed initial treatment to balance my constitution, longer term lifestyle changes, which mainly looked at diet and environment modifications and some discussion on maintaining balance. It was all fairly painless!

I have to say that I followed Kate’s recommendations perfectly, despite a slight hiccup at the beginning. I feel so much better, lighter, having lost some weight and seem to be more energised. In terms of making a difference to painful joints, time will tell but I am positive. I am certainly more mobile and in less pain and generally I feel fitter and because of this alone I am determined to maintain the diet and lifestyle recommendations, convinced that this is part of a longer term solution.

I would recommend Ayurveda to everybody, even if you don’t feel the need and I would certainly recommend The Ayurvedic Practice for professional consultation and advice”

LC (general well-being)

“You are a wonderful example of a kind, caring and calm person and you made me feel better just by being in your presence.”

If you’ve got a health issue you’d like advice on, please get in touch.