I work as an intensive care nurse and initially saw Mary 11 years ago as I had suffered from a variety of chronic symptoms including irritable bowel syndrome, thrush, cystitis, skin rashes, fatigue to name a few. I hadnt really expected to have a food intolerance but a friend had recommended Mary so I went along. She was really helpful testing me for a wide range of foods and other possible allergens as well as vitamin and mineral deficiencies. It was amazing as the foods that I was tested positive for all seemed to be things I had previously been eating regularly and also had often craved. Mary spent a lot of time running through foods containing the foods I was intolerant to and gave lots of alternative options, tips and other information. She gave a very personal service and also followed it up with emails to see how I was doing. After following the elimination diet I felt so much better and am now free of all the problems I started with! I am still able to eat the foods that I was previously intolerant to but do so in moderation and often ask Mary for further advice.
Having food intolerance tests has completely changed my life. I have suffered with a stomach complaint since a young age, which I have been medicated for since the age of 12. Through process of elimination I realised that I should avoid dairy. I did this for a number of years, but as I got older my body was not coping with simply the elimination of diary.
On a daily basis, I would have severe stomach pain, bloating and was generally quite irritable as a side effect of the discomfort.
The intolerance testing process was very simple and thorough. Mary Roe discovered an intolerance to all dairy, which I was already aware of, caffeine based products and very specific things such as lemon juice and rapeseed oil. I didnt even know that rapeseed oil existed!
During the complete elimination diet my life began to change. I was able to stay at work longer as I did not need to leave due to the pain, I could enjoy going out for an evening, previously, I had not been able to stay out for any length of time due to my discomfort. My family and close friends noticed a significant change in my irritability levels, apparently Im much nicer to live with now!
Five months after my initial consultation with Mary Roe, I returned to see whether there had been any changes in the initial recommendations. Surprisingly, after years without eating dairy, I am now able to tolerate a small amount a week. This has been a huge revelation and has made another huge difference to my life.
Overall, I could not recommend Mary Roes intolerance testing enough. She has changed my life significantly, and that of my family friends and colleagues who have since been for testing.
Miss G Dalton
Mary has treated my two boys, Nathan and Christian. I originally went to see Mary because the boys both had rashes on their faces.
Mary found that Nathan had an intolerance to cows milk, orange, banana, certain animal hair, grass and perfume.
Before seeing Mary with Christian, he had his blood tested at Epsom Hospital for certain foods being cows milk, goats milk, soya milk, banana, mixed nuts and beef, but there was only a certain amount that could be tested at this one time. Unfortunately after omitting these foods the hospital still didnt get to the bottom of the problem. He still had a rash and Christian did not like the needle to draw his blood, neither did I for that matter, so I decided to see Mary as she had helped my other son Nathan.
Mary found that Christian had an intolerance to a number of foods which included cows milk, goats milk, soya milk, beef, almond nut, hazel nut and sulphur dioxide E220-E224. On a second visit to Mary she was able to do some fine-tuning with Christian and also found that that honey and strawberry flavour were a problem.
Thanks to Marys programme that we followed, the boys complexion made a massive improvement and was back to being normal.
I was also given some extra calcium by my doctors for Christian, as he was only 2 years when tested.
This form of testing on the boys was perfect because it is non invasive.
Yours truly, Marisa Iannucci-Snell
Thanks to Mary I now find myself free of the persistent fatigue, confused thinking and bouts of insomnia that I'd put down to my 'never-ending' menopause.
These in fact turned out to be a problem with yeast and sugar.
I am so grateful for Mary's tenacious detective work in uncovering the true culprits!
I consulted Mary in November 2010, basically as a last resort, having had a number of tests organised by my GP. IBS was the diagnosis and apart from medication there was no other help on offer. Mary diagnosed that I had a number of food intolerances and since I have been on the diet she recommended, I feel that I am 90% better than I was.
ML Feb 2011
Hi Mary. Just to say thank you so much, you have changed my life. since meeting you, I regularly take vitamins, I've changed my diet. my suggestions for you to improve your service would be to continue as you are . Even my sex life has improved as I no longer suffer from thrush any more.
1. Bottom line. No more headaches or migraine after having suffered them for 20 years.
2. All possible causes dealt with, and I had no IDEA that many of these would have any impact. [Chemicals in regular products, blood sugar levels, vitamin status]
3. I needed a second test one week later as I was not completely better. No charge for this, and this is Mary's standard service for any client
4. Completely free email and phone back up.
5. A thoroughly sympathetic service. She takes time to really understand where you are coming from and REALLY listens.
I came to Mary after suffering from Migraines and daily headaches for over three months. Thinking that anything was worth a try, little did I know that the changes I made to my diet after the testing was the last piece to the puzzle. Now I have been headache free for months, something that is more than worth giving up sausage sarnis for!!
Mary Roe's service has allowed me to understand and manage the various products and foods that affect my health; its great, after many years, to be able to control symptoms of intolerance which have affected my confidence and wellbeing.
Mary's service is further enhanced by her flexibility with appointment times - excellent for busy people. G Cook
The service that I received from Mary was excellent. I was impressed with her personable but professional approach and I felt very much at ease during the testing process. It was useful to have the process explained so that I knew what to expect and this was done clearly but without confusing medical jargon. The testing was completely pain free and I was able to ask questions throughout the process which Mary answered as we went. The best thing about Marys testing process is that it is completely personalised so I had brought products from home which I could be specifically tested against. In addition to this, Mary has an extensive knowledge of the kinds of foods and products which cause particular symptoms so your results are tailored to your individual needs. The information given to me at the end of the test was very detailed and I again had the opportunity to discuss this and ask any questions which meant that I left knowing exactly what I needed to do. Although the thought of eliminating foods from your diet may seem a little daunting, it is a simple solution to overcoming problems which medicines may not be helping with. I had no trouble eliminating the foods and did not miss them at all as I felt so much better within weeks of following the diet. I am now able to tolerate small amounts of the foods which were identified. This process has made a huge difference to me and I no longer suffer from the symptoms that I had been experiencing for so long. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to Mary if you have been suffering and nothing seems to help. It is excellent value for money in terms of the difference that it can make in your life. Several of my friends have had the tests done and their response and experience was the same.
I came to Mary after years of suffering with a tickly cough which many doctors had investigated but been unable to find a cause for. After years of being fobbed off with being told it was probably Asthma I approached Mary, following recommendation, as a bit of a last ditch attempt to find a cause. I was impressed by Marys professional yet friendly approach which showed a lot of experience. Not expecting to find anything wrong, I soon found I was intolerant to some common household fragrances and foods. After a slight change in diet and removing offending household items, I saw an almost instant improvement in my symptoms.
After 4 years of coughing, its bliss to be symptom free, and all due to something I would never have imagined would work.
I have to say that I was a little skeptical after our meeting. However, I am feeling so much better and the improvement, even after the first 2 weeks was amazing.
I have continued to not eat cheese, have cut out bread completely, and steered away from crisps (with the flavoring), and as a consequence, it has enabled me to lose a bit of weight in the process (due to not being able to have pizza, sandwiches and pasta - pasta because I only like eating pasta with cheese, so this is a no-go for me). This in turn has given me far more energy, and made me generally happier!
On the odd occasion (when it has been difficult not to) I have had the odd slice of pizza, sandwich/bread and crisps, and interestingly enough, I would notice a slight difference feeling a little bloated, tired and a little painful when going to the toilet the next day.
I feel I could perhaps start re-introducing cheese and bread gradually in the next few weeks, but I dont actually miss them that much. But moving forward, I could look upon these two items as occasional treats.
I have also been paying close attention to drinks steering away from those that contain apples. Again, I am guessing this has made a difference.
In any case, thank you so much It was worth every penny
and it feels great to feel so great!... I wish I met you 15 years ago!!!
Since following the diet, there has been a vast improvement in my symptoms which I would say have 95% gone. I get the odd itchy flare up in a couple of places, but this is very manageable once I apply the Aveeno cream, and often is a result of unwittingly having eaten one of the food substances my body doesn't like at the moment. It's such a huge relief as I thought I was stuck with the itchy rash for the duration of my pregnancy.
I am very happy with the service provided by Mary. She was really thorough with testing my three year old daughter and myself, and gave easy to follow clear advice. We both have dairy intolerances, amongst other things, and the complete exclusion of it has had amazing affects for us both. The most noticeable difference to my own life being sleep. When presented with the opportunity, I can now sleep like a log, something I've not consistently managed for years now. I can highly recommend Mary as an allergy specialist. RD
"Mary is absolutely brilliant! She knows her trade in an out. Not just knowledgeable but passionate about her work and genuinely wants to find the solution to your problem.
I'm in my early 30s and developed a really bad rash on my face almost overnight. As it didn't look like normal acne I decided to get an allergy test and looked for some experts online. This is how I found Mary. She worked hard to find out what caused my problem. Being intolerant to cheese, chocolate, honey and basil did mean a lifestyle change, but I sticked to it and now I have flawless skin thanks to Mary. If you have any allergic reactions or allergy related symptoms have your test done with Mary and trust me you will see / experience a difference in few weeks time."
A Nemeth, East Croydon