Our son has had a diagnosis of PANDAS now for 6 months. We appreciate this is a short time compared to most parents. We went down the traditional route of conventional medicine to have him placed on antibiotics which did help in the beginning but as we came to the end of each course the symptoms would start again which lead us to change and try more and more ABX. We were very concerned about his overall health being on long term ABX medication but at the time this was the only life line for us as a family. The last 6 months took us on a journey of reading and educating ourselves on all things PANDAS related. So as time passed we kept listening to other parents, the same message kept coming through – you need to look at his health as a whole, why did he get PANDAS in the first place? Treat the source and not just the symptoms. The same name kept appearing, Stella Chadwick. We had our first Skype app with Stella in December last year and she was amazing, she really understood, cared and knew all about PANDAS! We have only had our son on one intervention so far and it alone has radically reduced his TICS! He had next to no tics in 3 days of taking this remedy. It’s still early days but we are looking now to the future and no longer feel that constant worry, feeling of helpless against this horrible disorder. Our son is off all antibiotic medication and that is a great relief in itself for us. Thank you Stella, you and your team are truly amazing.
I thought I’d share some great news about Josh because he has done some amazing things this week. Firstly, he has started to point at things he wants with his index finger. This is huge progress for him and opens up so many more opportunities of communication. His aba consultant was really amazed by this too. Just to add this isn’t something we’ve been teaching him, it literally came out of nowhere. Also, for the first time ever he vocally imitated a few sounds which is something we’ve been trying with him for months. Massive yay!!!!
And his aba consultant commented on how well Josh looks and seems in general compared to previous visits. Yesterday he cuddled into me for an afternoon nap which is something he hasn’t been able to do since before autism. He was just happy to lay across me and relax enough to happily sleep!
I know this all seems very minimal but for Josh these are really big things.
We’re very happy parents! We’re only on week four of the health plan so we’re excited to see what more is to come Thank you!
When we researched into finding a measured route into healing our child’s gut and other possible imbalances, we found Brainstorm Health Clinic.
We were pleased to have Coriander and from our first session, we could immediately tell Coriander was highly qualified and explained our forthcoming plan in a meticulous manner.
She is approachable and friendly along with continuous support. We would highly recommend Coriander and her services to anyone who wishes to heal the gut, mitochondria and parasites issues. In our case our son’s understanding has improved and his speech is also improving daily, and he is using sentences. Still very carefully put them together (like he thinks about the words) but it’s happening!
We are so thankful we came across Brainstorm Health as it has given our son a chance to be healthy. Our son was born healthy but he started to have ear infections, severe infected eczema and projectile vomiting in the first few months. This turned out to be a delayed dairy allergy, even though it didn’t show up in blood test. Dairy was slowly reintroduced at 10 months following the advice of an NHS dietitian. It seemed he was OK as there was no visible reaction, but on his first birthday he got ill with a virus. He started to wheeze and struggled to breathe. The hospital admission that followed was the first of 40, with around 30 being life threatening.
He was seen by a local specialist and referred to a specialist respiratory hospital in the UK. The doctors couldn’t get to the root of the issue and tried to deal with the symptoms by giving him reflux medication and thickening his liquid as he also suffered with dysphagia. We were told to give it time and that he would outgrow it by age 5, even though it was very likely he will develop asthma as he grew older due to the damage his lungs sustained from the infections.
We had noticed at around 20 months that he was losing words and his attention was non-existent. We felt he was making progress at times, but then he would be admitted into hospital for viral induced wheezes, would receive big dosages of antibiotics and steroids and he would be back to square one and would regress after each admission. Due to his loss of language and social skills he was referred to the child development team and is currently being investigated for autism.
I am glad to say that his last hospital admission was one week before we saw Coriander. We saw Coriander in December 2019 just after my son turned 4. She is an understanding, professional and thorough Practitioner. In the first 10 minutes of my conversation with Coriander she understood and explained the ‘why’ behind my son’s constant illnesses and his frequent ear infections, chest infections and pneumonia.
He has so far had 2 viruses since we spoke to Coriander and he has responded “normally” each time. Whereas before a simple runny nose would put him in hospital, these times he required no inhalers, no antibiotics, no steroids, no reflux medication or fluid thickeners. He has struggled with these problems for over 3 years and it has resolved within 2 months by following the Health plan set out by Coriander. This happened because Brainstorm Health and its practitioners look at the overall health of the child, not just a small section of it. We are so pleased and tell our story to family, friends and everyone we meet.
In the 2 months we have been under the care of Coriander we have seen massive improvement in our son’s behaviour. It’s still early days but his hyperactivity has drastically calmed down. He is more alert, he says some words now and even said one sentence “I want Peppa”. His receptive language has improved, and his vocal stimming has reduced.
We carried out some testing under Brainstorm Health and we are now working on the plan to address the yeast overgrowth and candida and have taken out the foods we found that he can’t tolerate.We are looking forward to the future now and are as optimistic as always.
– A & S. A. London
Just wanted to quickly update you. Talhah had his first ever conversation with me today! I was leaving his room and I had some guests over so I said ‘alright I’m going to go now’ and he looked at me and said ‘going home’ (he meant the guests going home) and I said no there staying right now then he said ‘eating food’ and I said yes that’s right there eating you stay here and play with toys ok and he said ‘ok mama’. He’s never conversed with me before only what he wants and needs and shared things with couple of words and that’s it no speaking.
– A.O. Yorkshire
Life for the last 5.5 years had been difficult if I should say. My daughter Ama was diagnosed with autism at 3.5 years and for the family it was a difficult thing to accept. From the doctor’s office we came home not knowing what to do with her, we struggled with her over everything from eating, sleeping, going out of the house, in school, the list goes on and on.
She was pale, bloated stomach, anaemia, inability to focus and sit for a few minutes, tantrums could last for a whole day.
One of her teachers told us Ama spent half of the term sitting on the swing outside the classroom when she first started school because that was the only way to calm her down.
Then one day, a kind woman from the School approach me and introduce me to Stella. When we met Stella, she immediately made changes to her diet and gave us supplements. Within a month, my daughter could finally look me in the eyes, smile and play with me, she could now stand still and take a photo which was impossible before.
It has been a few months and I can honestly say we have a different child. Her academic has really improved, she has already met her target for a year before Christmas.
we never thought we could ever have our child back but Stella has given us hope and we are excited to see what await us as a family in the next coming months. Now we believe recovery is possible.
We will forever be grateful to Stella for all that she has done and continue to do
I went to see Stella when Ethan was nearly 5 years old. When Ethan was 3.5 years old, I was told he has autism. That term was too difficult for me to take in so I refused diagnosis… I was angry, but I was determined to address the issues that affected my sons health. I dug into researching till I stumbled on the word biomedical treatment of Autism.
I made an appointment with Stella and meanwhile put my son on Gluten free diet.
The diet initially started helping my son to be calm, I eliminated carbohydrates from his diet.
After Stella’s appointment, my son was started on anti-fungal and some other supplements. I also purchased the ioncleanse machine.
The antifungals worked quickly but my son had a die off that lasted more than 3 weeks… After the die off I had a different child. His receptive speech is almost at par with other kids, his expressive speech moved from 200 words to three to four words sentences, he is now fully toilet trained brushing his teeth, dressing himself. He was affectionate to us but invaded adults space or use him to his advantage, that has stopped now when his dad come home he will go to him to play with him, he received post for me now the other day a postman knocked the door he open greeted her, picked the parcel and told her goodbye, I could go on and on.
My son was very toxic, so the Ioncleanse machine has helped him to release those toxins from the body, I would be lost without it.
Today’s its only 3 months into the programme and we are on track, we still have some issues to address but we are very excited for the future
I have recommended Stella to so many parents who are already having fantastic results, Stella is not only knowledgeable, but she is also very empathetic, she walks the journey with you and I can’t thank her enough.
We have had some HUGE breakthroughs with Tom in the past 2 weeks. He no longer freaks out at certain smells (fresh fruits, for example) and has been willing to try some new foods for the first time in 6 years (shrimp, whitebait, asparagus soup, strawberries, rice, lettuce, fresh herbs, over the past week to name a few)…. He is also eating much larger quantities and enjoying his food much more. We were blown away when he gobbled up a huge cheeseburger on the first day of the holiday, plus a bowl of chips (he doesn’t usually touch potatoes) then asked for the same again. He then told us that his tummy always used to hurt after a few bites of food and now it doesn’t any more. Suddenly he seems more even-tempered and grown-up and his confidence has been boosted. Shortly before the end of the term he suddenly announced that he felt “100% smarter” and then got a couple of rewards for good work for the first time 2 days later. From a motor skill perspective, he skied as well as his 2 older sisters and earned the same 2-star award in the French national ski grading system which was an amazing achievement from a child who once had a diagnosis of dyspraxia.
Then to top it off, we kicked-off going dairy-free this morning and he happily swapped cow’s milk for rice milk on his cereal (choosing from a line of different milk alternatives) having very angrily rejected rice milk just a few weeks ago. So we’re off to an amazing start. Better than I could ever expect could be possible.
I can’t thank you enough. It’s nothing short of a miracle and for the first time it feels like anything is possible.
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.