So I’m not quite sure where to start as I have a lot to say but I don’t want to bore anyone.. so I’ll start from diagnosis and see where I get to. My son was first diagnosed with autism just before his second Birthday in July 2015. From the second he was diagnosed I considered autism to be a medical condition, because how could it not be, with all of the underlying issues. We were dealing with constipation and depression to name but a few. So I started my research by reading anything and everything autism related. Eventually I stumbled across the ATEC evaluation checklist. Ethan’s baseline ATEC was 89 (bordering on severe autism) From there we tried dietary changes and went gluten and dairy free which overnight made a huge difference. We had a child that no longer cried 90% of the day, it was closer to 40% so a lot more manageable and first proof that treating my son’s underlying conditions could resolve his autism. I faffed about a lot trying random supplements that I read about and finally in May 2017 after attending an SPD workshop I found Stella and Brainstorm Health. Well basically my story starts and ends right there because less than two years later and since following Stella’s protocols to a tee, we are down to an ATEC score of 21. How do I know that it’s not just that my son has ‘grown out of it’? Because the strides forward were huge and always right after starting an intervention- sometimes just 24 hours afterwards, such was the case when we addressed his anaemia, boosted his immune system and addressed heavy metals. I can’t put into words how grateful I am to Stella, without her my son would absolutely most definitely not be where he is today and who knows what state my own mental health would be in. My son is in mainstream education and thriving. If i could put one message out there to anyone in my position it would be to never accept autism and never give up because it is treatable once the root causes are identified. Thank you so much Stella! 🥰
I can say with confidence that working with Stella Chadwick has changed my family’s life.
It has become about so much more than ‘recovering’ my son from his symptoms, although Stella’s work in this area has been vital. When we met 8 months a go my 2.5 year old had no more than 20 words; exhibited stereotypical behaviours and insisted on ‘sameness’ in almost every area of his life- he only wanted to read one book, wear one pair of shoes and always wanted to complete his puzzles in the very same order.
Stella ordered some simple tests and the answers to our questions kept coming- once we had a clear picture of our little man’s ‘terrain’ we began, slowly but surely, righting the wrongs. I would be lying if I said it has been easy, but all of the hard work has been wholly worth it. We made some fairly drastic diet changes going organic wherever possible and added essential minerals, vitamins and probiotics to the mix. With Stella’s expertise, we have also been able to treat a significant yeast overgrowth and this has had profound effects. Our gorgeous boy now speaks in sentences, rarely ‘stims’ and is generally super happy and super healthy. He is a complete joy to be around and, while we still have work to do, we are excited about his future as any parent should be!
Throughout our journey, Stella has been only an email or wattsapp message away and on some occasions, I have been in daily contact with her.
Overall, Stella has given me the confidence to follow my gut (excuse the pun!) when it comes to my child’s happiness, health and well-being. She has educated me about so much and I feel confident that everything I put into my children’s bodies now is good for them and keeps them healthy. From one parent to another, don’t be scared of the hard work or the journey- Stella will help you to find your answers.
Stella is a very caring and in-depth practitioner. Before my son came to see Stella he was aggravated, unhappy and hyperactive and could only make a few sounds. Not only was Stella compassionate but also determined to help him. After a year of treatment my son is happy, calm, has very little pain and has only good days at school. Also, he has started to talk a few short sentences which to me is a miracle as no one a year ago would have believed this was possible. I cannot thank Stella enough. She is a wonderful practitioner, person and now a friend.
Stella is warm and caring. She is driven by the genuine desire of healing your child. She caters her approach to your individual child at a pace that you are comfortable with. She is always open to new approaches and thinks outside of the box.
My son is on the autistic spectrum. I first visited Stella almost a year ago. I remember my first meeting with her as I cried with being overwhelmed. She was the first person to give me hope. Over the past year my son has slowly, slowly been improving and making progress in ways I could have only dreamed of. He no longer suffers from reflux, constipation or night terrors. He sleeps the full night. He is healthy and happy. We still have a long way to go but we are enjoying the journey. Each and every day I am grateful that he has been unlocked from his world and is now enjoying life with us as a family.
As Muslims we believe there is a cure for everything. My journey with Stella is just that. I cannot thank her enough but only make a prayer for her for the wonderful heartfelt work she does out of genuine love and care.
I have a son with autism he is 7 years old. He was diagnosed when he was 3.5 years old. Everybody was telling me there was something not quite right with him, but I was the last to realise that he wasn’t just different but that there was something seriously not right. When I got his diagnosis I felt a strange feeling of relief that I knew that had to find out how to help him. Doctors said that I just have to accept it and live with it that there is nothing I can do about it. That was not an option. I started to GF /CF diet and I noticed that he started to noticed kids on the playground. Nobody around me knew anything about autism and did not know how to support me. So a very long struggle of therapies doctors and biomedical treatment followed. He did improve but very slowly for 3 years. I joined a facebook group for the Ioncleanse footbath and was constantly reading about how children with all kinds of problems improved tremendously from it. So I was determined to get one and try it not knowing if he was even going to keep his feet in it. When I received it I was overjoyed that he enjoyed the footbath. He changed immediately from it he was calmer and more focused it was like he was blocked until now with toxins and things finally started to flow.
I got in touch with Stella and asked her if my son could become a patient of hers and that is when the magic continued.
Stella is a wonderful person and I am so happy that I contacted her. My son is wonderful and after 1 year with Stella
I have a new boy and I know that eventually everything is going to be OK.
–L. S. Bulgaria
My name is Cosmin Rotarescu I am from Romania – Europe and I want to recommend Stella for her professionalism and warmth that we felt since our first date!
Our daughter Sarah is 4 years old and is diagnosed with autism. Until 3 months ago we had following serious problems :
– Slept only 2-3 hours per night the rest was crying and screaming until 7am.
– It was extremely constipated (go to bath only at 4-5 days) and when going to the bathroom had extreme pain! Because of this no longer wanted to go to the bathroom at all. We tried everything we could: medications, suppositories, oils, warm baths …. and nothing works!
– Very hectic throughout the day.
– It was not aware of what is happening around her
– Sleeps up to 7am without any problems! Wakes up once and ask for milk or water.
– Has no longer any pain or fear and go to the bathroom ALONE!
– It is much more playful and happy
– It is more present to what is happening around HER
I mention that we did EXACTLY what Stella told us to do and we have not deviated at all from the program no matter how hard was.
Stella is warm, sincere, kind and very good professional. You can feel that she loves what she does and comes across really genuine. We are so grateful we found Stella!
–C. R. Romania
Our 6 year old daughter was born a happy healthy child and reached all her milestones until she was 14 months old. Not once did the word autism cross our minds until then. At 14 months she changed dramatically and by 16 months we just seemed to have lost her. She would not look at us, didn’t seem to care if we were there and she stopped responding to her name. Ever since we have tried lots of therapies and all of them gave her some gains, but nothing significant. It was only when we went to see Stella that we started to connect so many of the dots. Stella was amazing. She explained everything to us and it felt like she knew our daughter inside out. She recommended some tests which we did and the answers kept coming. Stella gave us a diet to follow along with some supplements and lots of things to do to help detoxification. We have been following Stella’s plan for 5 months and we are thrilled with the progress we are witnessing. 1 month into the plan my daughter grabbed my face gave me a big kiss and said “I love you mummy”. This was the first deep and personal connection she made with me since 16 months of age. She is sleeping better, she is learning and concentrating and she is so much happier as well as more alert and the language is becoming more complex almost daily. Thank you Stella from the bottom of our hearts for what you have done for us. I have recommended Stella to lots of families and I can’t sing her praises highly enough. She is sincere, caring, kind and immensely knowledgeable and has been there for us every step of the way.
We were recommended to see Stella by a friend, our son is 7 and has autism, we have seen various practitioners in the past but never seen any real progress. We decided to see Stella. She gave us a comprehensive plan to follow, we added supplements slowly and increased my sons diet by adding more foods, after only 3 months my sons speech has really improved, he is more aware and has made brilliant progress at school. My son also had on going issues with constipation, that have now been resolved, We still have a long way to go but he is doing really well.
We can’t thank Stella enough and look forward to more gains in the future.
– S. M. Surrey
We are the French lucky parents of a six – year old boy who presents with allergies- related autistic condition, speech delay and a serious gut inflammation and disorder. Lucky from the day we contacted Stella and explained to her how helpless we felt for we could not have any appropriate answers and treatment from the various French Specialists we have visited so far. After starting to embark on a Gaps diet, which healing benefits on guts and brain we read on internet, we then searched through a list of GPs in England and we came across Stella Chadwick ‘s professional track in Naet, Gaps and expertise in autistic Spectrum conditions.
Stella knows her stuff and immediately pointed out the causes of such an inflammation through the blood results we had emailed her. We then felt in good hands for the first time during this six- year long struggling. Stella has made it doable for us to implement the diet and within a couple of weeks we were witnessing amazing progress and thriving in our son. From being wordless he started to be talkative- like and saying words! He now shows real interest in initiating games and Human sciences too! This is probably a Long- term recovery but we are seeing the light at last!! We would like to Thank you Stella for being available and supportive, you also invested much time in helping us find a good French Naet practitioner here in Paris, we are currently teamworking as a wonderful crew towards our son’s recovery!
– C. & R. G. Paris
Stella is such a warm person but also professional and incredibly knowledgeable. She is passionate about her treatment and I’m not surprised. My daughter’s learning difficulties, as she got older, manifested themselves in different ways and normal social interaction was becoming increasingly difficult. This led to Jo becoming depressed, despondent and I was really worried and had even considered anti depressants. Fortunately I met Stella at this low point and within 2 weeks we turned a corner. Jo became brighter, her spark was back and over the last three months I have seen improvements everyday.
– K. W. Buckinghamshire
I have really enjoyed going to see Stella, she is a very lovely and caring lady. The diet she has put me on has helped me loads. I feel like a different person, my confidence has gone up loads.
– J. W. Buckinghamshire
I can’t speak highly enough of Stella and how lovely she is. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty for our family and for my 16 year old daughter who has suffered from depression for a number of years. My daughter has been to psychologists, psychiatrists and other behavioural therapists on and off for 4 years with little change in her mood. She has been accused of making things up to get attention and other things which have been hurtful and unhelpful. Stella did some laboratory tests and changed my daughters diet according to the results, and added in a few supplements. My daughter is much happier and has started putting on some weight after being very underweight for a number of years and her menstrual cycle has become normal after many on/off and disrupted cycles. I would not hesitate in recommending Stella and can’t thank her enough for all that she has done for us.
– D. G. Middlesex
Our son was diagnosed with autism aged 3.5 and he is now 5.5. We wanted to follow the GAPS diet and talked to a number of practitioners before choosing Stella. She is instantly likeable and incredibly knowledgeable. You can feel that she loves what she does and comes across really genuine. We explained that the diet was a bit overwhelming and she drew up a plan for us, which made the whole thing really easy to follow. She made everything seem achievable. I don’t think we would have been able to do the diet otherwise. She was at the end of the phone whenever we needed her and answered all our questions. We also received a thorough report from her with full instructions of how to follow things as well as lots of recipes and resources. Our son has made lovely progress. We have been following the GAPS diet for 2 months and we can already notice big changes. He is more aware of us and much more affectionate. He has learnt new words and can put very simple sentences together. He doesn’t have anywhere near the number of tantrums he used to have and he is generally a happy boy. I am so excited about what changes we can expect in the future. Stella is brilliant and I would highly recommend her.
– R. M. Bournemouth
My 10 year old daughter has been seeing Stella for both Nutritional help and for NAET. My daughter has always had a lot of social anxiety and has found friendships difficult to maintain. She does not have an official diagnosis but we always suspected that she could be on the autism spectrum. I Liked Stella immediately. She is honest, passionate about what she does and really knows her stuff. We have made some changes to my daughters diet and Stella has worked with us making everything seem easy to implement. My daughter has also been doing weekly NAET sessions with Stella for the past 6 weeks. The changes in my daughter have been quite amazing. She says that she is happier than she can ever remember and feels as if she has “just landed on earth and seeing things for the first time”. She was recently invited to a party by one of the girls in her class which may not be a big deal to some people but this is the first party invitation she has ever had from school.
– E. G. London
After Christmas 2014 our little boy Marcus who has autism and had always suffered with gut related issues suddenly went downhill. He was in constant pain and his mental health deteriorated too. He lost much of his already meagre language. He was already gluten and dairy free and Doctors were struggling to help us. Another professional working with Marcus at the time suggested we contact Stella at Brainstorm Health, and there began our journey to where we are now. Marcus has made massive progress from following the biomedical plan of diet and supplements carefully designed by Stella.
There were many changes to make and at first it felt quite daunting, but I adopted the mantra ‘Softly Catchy Monkey’ because our little monkey needed time! Changing his diet has been a challenge but now he has a wealth of foods he enjoys, and we are committed to his future as in just a few short months we have seen such a dramatic change. Not only is he pain free but his language has improved beyond anything we could have imagined at this point. I didn’t think I would ever hear my little boy ask ‘Why, Mummy?’….’
Thanks to Stella we know where we are heading and are able to be optimistic about Marcus’s future. We’ll be sticking with Brainstorm Health. We know this is just the beginning…
-H. M. Basingstoke
We contacted Brainstorm Health for advice concerning our daughter who has a rare Chromosome Disorder and global developmental delays. We hoped to improve her diet to help with her general development as well as her chronic constipation and eczema. Following our first appointment we received a detailed health plan with lots of suggestions, including eliminating eggs and adding in various foods and supplements. It took two months to gradually make all of the suggested changes, but it was achievable and we are thrilled at the results. Her constipation has now gone, the eczema has improved so that we were no longer needing steroid cream and she is making great strides forward in her general development.
The best decision we ever made for our son was to take him to Stella at Brainstorm Health. We liked her from the time we met her and felt really confident after our first meeting. My husband and I were really impressed with her knowledge and her understanding of our son’s issues, which was immediate. We showed her some of the tests we had already done and she picked up things that no one had picked up before. The last 12 months have been incredible. Our son is calm, and is eating a wide range foods which we could not have imagined he would eat. The biggest change has been in his language which has gone from single words to having a proper conversation and not just about things he is interested in 🙂 Stella is fabulous and we can’t thank her enough for all that she has done for our son. I have recommended Stella to lots of people and the feedback has consistently been that she is fantastic.
-E.H. West Sussex
We were recommended to see Stella at Brainstorm Health by another therapist and this is where so much changed for our son Ryan aged 14 who has autism. Over the years, we have done all the things many families I know have done with the diet and supplements. we have been GFCF for nearly 10 years. Ryan’s horrible and erratic bowel movements and severely disrupted sleep greatly improved with the diet but we always felt that we were missing something. Stella is one of the most dedicated and professional practitioners we have ever come across. She was amazing with Ryan, and so reassuring. At the end of our first session we had a plan in action. She recommended tests for pyroluria and lyme disease and some other infections we had never even heard of. We had never considered these before and the results were a revelation. It explained so much about Ryan’s immune system, his low muscle tone, his erratic and explosive aggression, the ghostly look and so much more. We were shocked and excited at the same time. We started with lots of detoxification and then slowly added in other things for the pyroluria and then viral and bacterial problems and layered things in over time. The change in Ryan has been phenomenal. After 13 months we have a different son. He is loving and affectionate and looks amazing and best of all he has started to put on weight. He is so much calmer and recently he has found a passion for the theatre and has joined a local drama group – it is hard to explain how impossible this would have been this time last year. It is also hard to remember how bad things were before. I have video reminders that really make the hair stand up on my arms. I am so grateful we found Stella. Her dedication to Ryan and to us as a family has been beyond anything we could have hoped for. She is tireless and so wonderfully positive and I have no idea how she keeps all that information in her head! we would recommend Stella without hesitation.