We have a beautiful 8 years old daughter with autism. We first saw Stella in November 2015 when our daughter was 7 years old. She was diagnosed just before she turned 3. We started biomed intervention including diet before she turned 4 years old. We had already seen one nutritionist (UK) followed by two other doctors (UK and US) who are still well-known amongst autism biomed world. Despite the huge self-investment and time we didn’t see much progress that we had hoped for. I was discouraged seeing any other biomed specialists by then. For about 6 months before seeing Stella I had taught myself biomed and diet and was implementing it to my daughter all by myself. However not to my surprise, I hit the wall. I quickly became a member of TA (Treating Autism) and started searching for a clinical nutritionist who could advise not only on biomed but also on diet in detail as the previous three biomed specialists could not give me specific advice on how to improve/implement/tweak diet and nutrition for my daughter, which I knew was the key. I knew what my daughter and I needed so I was very selective about choosing. There I came across with Stella. Her work and the summary of her upcoming presentation at that time convinced me to contact her. Now I say to myself, “BINGO!” out loud. My daughter’s ATEC score was total of 74 (Centile 50-59) when we first saw Stella. Just after 10 months, her score is now down to total of 33 (Centile 0-9)! It sounds like nothing short of a miracle but there’s nothing miracle about it as I simply followed the pathway Stella led us to. My compliance as a patient is very high so I devoted my 120% with all the specialists we had seen before but none has brought my daughter this far this fast! Now you know how good Stella is. Her knowledge and experience in autism is immense but she’s still hungry to learn. What makes Stella so special is the warmth, the power of encouragement and the deep level of empathy that she tirelessly shares with me. Her encouragement and education are worth of gold and that has driven me and my daughter this far and will surely do further. I have never been so positive about the future of my daughter and myself. Thanks to Stella I’m a confident Autism mum and cook for my family now I highly recommend Stella but promise me you do your very best to comply with her so that you see the most of your beloved one!
–I. M. Surrey
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, andis 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.