I was 19 at the time and I had been living with Ulcerative Colitis for over a decade since age 10. I was very much in ‘the system’ and taking a lot of drugs in order to supress my symptoms and inflammation. I attended the workshop because I knew in my heart I wanted to deal with the cause of my illness rather than stay on harsh medications for the long term.
Everything Dorota talked about with healing the gut, the power of functional nutrition and the GAPS healing protocol resonated with me so much. I knew I needed a dramatic lifestyle change. I needed to change my beliefs, my food, and heal my gut with bone broth and fermented foods.
Soon after the workshop, I was well into the GAPS healing protocol for a solid two years. It was strict, but I believe that if you want incredible results, you have to take dramatic actions and I knew I did not want an average outcome. I was making my own Saukraut and bone broth and was 100% gluten and grain free. I followed the guidelines of Dr. Natasha Campbell- McBride’s GAPS book as written. It is fair to say that I was extremely committed to achieving my goal of being medication free and not having any kind of operation which doctors had discussed. Due to my empowered actions, I 100% avoided this consequence even though I was told diet did not matter…
Fast forward to 2018 and I have now been symptom-free for five years and medication free for 3 ½ years. I still to this day am 100% gluten free and I have decided I always will be because it really works for my body and I feel so much better off it. In general, I have not strayed too far from the GAPS healing protocol. I strongly feel there is not a ‘one -size- fits -all die/lifestyle and that everyone has to work out what works best for their body. It is a personal journey and no one can ever tell you what will be right for you, we listen to our bodies messages and we can find experts like Dorota to guide us”.
– Sammi Lucas, Nutritionist, Health Coach & Food Lover | Actor |www.sammilucas.co | @superfoodsam
“I sought Dorota Trupp’s help after being diagnosed with blood cancer in mid 2013. I had experienced many digestive symptoms that Dorota was treating with her gut healing protocol. The treatment improved my digestion and resolved some of the symptoms. I had to stop her treatment, when I started undergoing the conventional cancer treatment at Alfred Hospital. Dorota was instrumental in teaching me and helping me understand the profound role of the gut regarding the immune system. I am eternally grateful for her expertise and guidance.”
– Anthony Breslin, Artist, Managing Director, The Breslin Gallery
– Natalie Baker, Sales Consultant, David Jones
– Michael Harris, Occupational Therapist, Alfred Hospital,
– Joanne Jackson, Receptionist