No longer feeling run down regularly after a decade..!
“I’ve been working with Iulia for about 8 months and am thrilled with the results! I feel 20 years younger and am enjoying my life in ways I didn’t think was possible any more, on my honour!
I’m in my early 50s and had been struggling for over 10 years with tiredness during the day and a compromised immune system. This made staying alert at work a real problem and excessive sick leave meant my boss and HR were not happy either. And every time I travelled on flights or long train journeys, I’d invariably get ill to some degree, spoiling at least 50% of my holidays.
I previously struggled with depression, an imperfect diet and excessive alcohol consumption, but even after overcoming all these challenges a few years ago my body was still feeling the effects of this and I was despairing of ever feeling healthy again. Mainstream medicine and the underfunded NHS could not do anything for me.
I turned to Iulia on the suggestion of my life partner who she successfully helped manage the effects of peri-menopause. Within 2 weeks of following Iulia’s recommendations and taking the remedies she prescribed, I felt a marked improvement in my energy levels, say about 25% initially and even more as time went by, which meant I no longer feel exhausted and ready for bed in the afternoons – great result!
I haven’t been ill for more than a day in 8 months and that only happened twice in the 1st 3 months while my body was steadily healing with the support of Iulia’s remedies. I’ve taken 3 overseas trips, including 1 long trip to Australia and didn’t not suffer from a moment’s illness – without trying to sound overdramatic, it really feels like a miraculous recovery. (Oh and do wear face masks on long flights and train rides – it really helps!)
It’s such a relief for me to be able to live with confidence in my health again. I’ve taken up squash again and when I started having cramps Iulia recommended I start taking decent electrolytes daily, after which my cramping has virtually disappeared. Taking a simple homemade electrolyte recipe daily actually makes me feel far more of the beneficial effects than the branded sports electrolytes I’ve been using for years.
So if you are struggling with ANY health issues that mainstream medicine hasn’t been able to help you with, or you’re not comfortable with the pharmaceuticals you have to take to make your life bearable, get in touch with Iulia and see what she and Mother Nature can do for you.” Gerrohn
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, Autoimmunity
“I’ve been diagnosed with autoimmune diseases, ME/CFS and recently suspected of endometriosis. I’ve made many life changes (diet, exercise, rest, emotional well being) and everything else is kind of managed but the endo symptoms yet again threw another curve ball and I ended up bed ridden. The consultation with Medical Herbalist Iulia was very thorough; she is incredibly knowledgeable and the report after was mind blowing –it included so much information from supplements to dietary suggestions. Quite quickly I begun to improve with the herbal tincture and supplements and after couple updates to the tinctures (as I was changing and I’m also very sensitive to some stuff) now not only am I not having any bed days but I feel better and stronger than I have done in years. I recommend Iulia whole-heartedly, she is very passionate about what she does and she is incredibly good at it. And the herbs truly work!” Kat L.
“I would thoroughly recommend to come under Iulia’s care. After 3 months of taking bespoke herbal tea, tonic & tincture for CFS (after a virus) as well as recommended supplements, I feel this regime has supported my symptoms. I’m still having to pace myself but energy creeping up.
Food Intolerance. Gluten and Lactose Intolerance. Insomnia. Stress. IBS
IBD: Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis. Autoimmunity.
“I first turned to herbal medicine in June 2016. I had been finding it impossible to get an appointment with my GP and also knew that if I ever did then the “one symptom per appointment” setup simply wouldn’t acknowledge the complicated array of symptoms that I had developed. I had lost a lot of weight suddenly, felt fatigued and ‘foggy’ all of the time, had dry, itchy skin and most worringly had started noticing traces of blood in my increasingly loose stools. Almost in desperation I contacted the National Institute (of Medical Herbalists, NIMH) and I am glad I did. They recommended Iulia as one of their registered herbalists and I promptly contacted her for an appointment. Right from my first appointment I felt at ease due to Iulia’s calm and friendly manner, it made a refreshing change to sit down with someone who had the time to care and listen to a range of symptoms (including ‘brain fog’ which is not ‘real’ to much of the nhs..) and look at them as the whole picture of a potentially underlying cause rather than dismissing each one as a minor ailment to be treated with a steroid cream or antibiotic. It turned out I had been suffering with a bowel problem (ibd) and my gut flora was all out of balance which may have had a direct link to previous antibiotic use for chest infections and the like back in the days when I could actually get a GP appointment. Iulia set about a management plan for me including herbal supplements and dietary changes based on the symptoms that I had presented with. As well as Iulia’s broad knowledge of both herbal and conventional medicine coupled with a genuine passion for diagnosing and remedying mysterious ailments, the aspect of her care that truly stood out for me was how hard she works. Iulia would relentlessly research after hours to find case studies relevant to my situation and provide simplified breakdowns of the technical elements of my management plan detailing which herbs would be used to target which areas and why. I never felt anything was too much trouble and was assured that a thorough response to any question or worry was only a text, email or call away. On the way to my recovery (I should point out that I’ll never be cured of my condition but continue to manage it based on the plan mapped out for me by Iulia) it has been almost impossible not to be influenced by Iulia’s joy for life and “try anything once” attitude. This infectious positivity has encouraged me to make bold changes in my own life which can only be seen as the ultimate compliment. I still keep in touch with Iulia and return regularly to stock up on her incredible herbal teas for myself and my friends. There is still a place for the nhs of course bit it isn’t the only option available and the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive either.” Kev, 36, Chatham
Diverticulitis and gluten intolerance.
“I first visited Iulia after suffering for several years with digestive issues that had in the past caused me to be hospitalised.
“Lulia herbs and supplements have helped me so much with my stomach pain, before I could not sleep through the night now I get a good nights sleep and have so much energy in the day. I love the herbal tea it tastes nice is well. If u are suffering from a stomach problems then contact Lulia she will listen to you and help you with the best advice.” Sonia
Migraine headaches, heartburn, fatigue, PMS. Breastfeeding-friendly remedies.
“I’ve always suffered with bad migraines especially premenstrually and they only got worse when I had my second child. I contacted Iulia who inspired me with confidence from the beginning. Since I was breastfeeding I didn’t know what herbs and supplements were safe but Iulia was able to prescribe a special mix of herbal tinctures and nutritional supplements suited for my needs and safe for the baby. The diet advice she gave me was very useful too. With her help I was able to gradually cut down on the many painkillers that I was having to take. Now my migraines are a lot less frequent and less intense. I also used to suffer from bad heartburn (side effect of the painkillers) and I can say that my heartburn has completely gone after finishing the herbal treatment (I took the herbs for a couple of months last year). My energy levels have also improved significantly. My life has changed for the better and I’m very thankful to Iulia!”. Georgiana C.
Ovulation & period problems
Natural remedies for insomnia, anxiety, hot flushes etc
“I started seeing Iulia in February 2022 because of persistent insomnia, night sweats, anxiety and lack of energy. My symptoms were severe enough that I was not able to work full-time. Iulia carried out a comprehensive look into my symptoms, history, lifestyle, and goals. Iulia is a great listener and works holistically: all the scary symptoms I had had, with no help from the GP’s, settled into a pattern, and Iulia soon identified that I was having some hormonal imbalances due to perimenopause, and still struggling with the effects of a post-viral fatigue due to earlier illness. Iulia prescribed me a bespoke herbal tincture and several natural supplements with great results: It’s July now, and I sleep deeply most nights, and anxiety and sweating are almost non-existent. I’m super happy I found Iulia, and highly recommend her. She will take time to understand you and your symptoms and has the knowledge and skill to create a course of treatment that really works..” Maria H.
“I just wanted to drop a message to say HUGE thank you ever so much for the supplements that you’ve provided for my Mum’s menopause, she’s noticed such a difference as she’s not suffering from hot flushes and sweats at night anymore (that was one of the biggest challenges). Mum is ever so grateful for your recommendations!” Ramn K.
“Kind, generous, knowledgeable are just some of the adjectives I would use to describe Iulia and her practice.” Portia B.
“My absolute favourite stories of our patients and clients are where they have achieved tremendous growth, in terms of their functional health in their desired environment (i.e. playing with the kids pain free, winning sports championships, living free of depression) OR when they have avoided really traumatic procedures… like surgery for example. Trish’s story encapsulates both. Surgery to me is the final option when all else has failed. Unfortunately, you may notice how eager some people are to have surgery because of how “powerful” they deem it to be. But, common sense and now research is showing us that common surgeries are unnecessarily invasive and unsuccessful. Both spinal surgery and knee surgery have recently made the headlines for this reason. So I hear you wondering how Iulia was able to work with Trish to achieve a symptom free lifestyle with the help of herbal medicine. Time and expertise. Iulia spends at least 90 minutes with her clients going through an extensive case history. This is a lot longer than the 5-10min you may have with your doctor.”
Elliott Reid, owner of Revitalize Clinic.
Thyroid disease: Hyperthyroidism, Grave’s disease.
“I’ve been seeing iulia for about a year now with great success. I was suffering from an over active thyroid, weight gain, panic attacks. I was suffering with palpitations constantly throughout the day which lead to sleepless nights. This had been going on since 2014 and gradually got worst until I read an article where a woman had took herbs to help her thyroid function normalize. This was when I decided to look on line for a medical herbalist and when I found the amazing iulia.
I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and multinodular goiter. The consultant at the hospital wanted to put me on medication which had terrible side effects. I refused these as was told I WOULD suffer a heart attack without medication. I started the prescribed tincture and supplements from iulia and pleased to say my thyroid is now in the normal range! Iulia made me feel relaxed and nothing was too much for her. The consultation didn’t feel rushed and felt I could really explain what I had been going through. I felt I could message her at anytime with any questions and she would respond with support and suggestions of different things I could try.
I had never thought of seeing a herbalist or know anyone who has but I am so grateful I found this amazing woman that’s so supportive, she does an amazing job. The supplements I am now taking have reduced a lot and feel so much happier but most important my thyroid has normalized . The extra time iulia puts in to make the lives of her clients better, she really does go the extra few miles !” Tracy R.
Thyroid disease: Hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s
“I’ve been suffering Hypothyroidism for 15 years. I don’t know what was first but during all those years I also developed hormonal imbalance, irregular periods, cystic ovaries, cystic breasts, digestive problems and other well known symptoms such as bloating, edema, bad circulation, joint pain, unexpected gain weight, tiredness and mood swings. Charming!
It may ring a bell to those who suffer from any thyroid condition: I was ignored and wrong medicated by doctors for 13 years (be it by wrong levothyroxine dose or anti-contraceptive methods). I felt so frustrated (I still do when I have to visit the “regular” doctor). Only the last endocrinologist I had was capable of asking for antibodies and full thyroid profile and Vit D levels. After 13 years I found out that my vit D was very low and that I was suffering from Hashimoto’s. He adjusted the dose of levo, gave me vit D and things got a little better but my gynaecologist still couldn’t figure out why I was having all those problems mentioned above. Well, yes: “I had a complicate hormonal nature” That’s what he said. I then refused to take more hormonal meds and be stuck with that opinion. And then, I found Iulia :).
A lot of things improved fast but as for today, 2 years later, I can say out loud that: my period is regular, pain free, I’m happier and that my Gynae couldn’t believe the size of my ovaries was normal and healthy, functional and that 6 out of 7 breast cysts have disappeared. My thyroid is within a good range and we are working to improve those anti-bodies.
Thanks to Iulia’s empathy, knowledge, investigation and the amazing skill of LISTENING and comprehension, she has been detecting other interesting facts related to my digestive problems that might be key for my total well-being. I know that Iulia is helping me out to improve my quality of life and also is giving me a great understanding and knowledge about some illnesses, nutrition, herbs and lifestyle. We need human doctors who understand the body as a whole and treat the cause not the symptom. Who understand our different realities and circumstances. I also think it’s very important that we understand what’s going on with our bodies, being able to learn how to live with some chronic or potential health issues. That’s how you win. Thanks Iulia! Laia G. (Spain)
“I went to see Iulia early in 2019 because I wasn’t feeling well. She discovered that I had high blood pressure and was at the start of diabetes and has helped me manage both effectively. I shall be forever grateful for that!” Linda B
Natural remedies for infertility, reproductive issues, pregnancy, endometrial polyp
“We’ve been trying to conceive a baby for almost an year, but nothing happenned. The doctors said that everything was ok based on the scans and the blood analysis, except for an endometrial polyp in the area where the blastocyst needed to implant. I had regular periods and ovulations and my husband’s analysis were perfect.
Then we’ve thought about finding alternative help before taking classic medicines. I’ve heard about Iulia from a friend of mine who lives in Chatham and I was pleasantly surprised to find about the Medical Herbalist profession. I’ve decided to have a chat with Iulia and a first appointment with her (via skype – as I am not living in UK). The consultation was very complex, ranging from questions regarding diet, sleep, habits up to previous diseases and blood analysis. Based on the consultation she made me a treatment plan – including supplements, herbal tinctures and a great tee – all meant to reduce the polyp and improve the blood circulation in the area. I also received great advices regarding diet and life style. The treatment plan was very complex, targeting not only the current problem, but also some preexisting conditions (psoriazis, constipation, sleeping problems). My husband also received some advices and some supplements. While taking the treatment we had regular appointments and discussions. What I always appreciated was that I could write to her anytime and I could ask her about anything (no taboos) and I always received a prompt feedback. After a few months of treatment, we found out that I was pregnant – what a great surprise!! I continued the appointments with Iulia even after finding out about the pregnancy and Iulia carefully customized my treatment plan so that I could make out the most of it and the baby could develop nice and healthy. Now I am 19 weeks pregnant and both me and the baby are very healthy. Not to mention that Iulia helped me get through the first trimester which was very hard for me to bear. I would like to kindly recommend Iulia whenever you have medical problems or you just want to improve your wellbeing. Believe me it is a unique experience, moreover as Iulia is a kind and empathic person, dedicated to her patients and to her profession. All the best! Update: on 17th of April our gorgeous baby Girl said Hi to this world. The labour went on Smoothly and the best part was that thanks to Iulia’s adviceI have managed to give birth naturally without induction or C section on the same day that I was scheduled for C section. It was a big surprise for the doctors that the baby came voluntarily even though the pregnancy was overdue. Our story had a great happy ending!!!” . Maria G. who went on to have a second baby since.
Polymyalgia rheumatica. Autoimmune disease, Arthritis.
“I was delighted with the consultation and treatment from lulia for my Poymyalgia Rheumatica which meant I have managed it with out Steroids or Ibuprofen . Blood tests by the GP astonished him as within 4 weeks they were back to normal. I’m still taking the tincture and Golden Paste (turmeric ) which has reduced the pain and stiffness by 90% . I highly recommend Iulia as a Herbalist.” Frances B.
“Iulia is a great herbalist and has helped me improve my sports recovery time significantly. Her turmeric capsules and muscle rub work well after my training and I’ve been able to give up normal painkillers. She’s also helped me with my hayfever. She’s very knowledgeable about diet and supplements so I know where to go whenever I need some good advice..” Kyle
Eczema. Psoriasis. Natural remedies for chronic skin issues.
“Iulia has really helped me manage my histamine intolerance and eczema. She is wonderful and sees her patient as a person, spending time going through history and tests to help to get to the root of the cause. Medically, Iulia is very knowledgeable and a skilled practitioner. She understands her field incredibly well but is also able to work with other fields (in my case Ayurveda) and come up with a combined approach.
I am very happy with the treatment and medicines I receive from Iulia and have recommended her to others very often!”. Priya C.
“During my first meeting or consultation with Iulia, we discussed my general well-being. I told her about the few areas regarding my health, I felt needed special attention and improvement. She listened actively, took notes and I felt heard as opposed to a few minutes visit with a GP. After the consultation, Iulia made up a herbal tea and mix, especially tailored to combat the areas of my health that needed special attention. There has been a marked improvement to my general well-being since I started taking the herbal tea and mix. To name a few, I feel more energised, my skin looks much better and I sleep well at night. I continue to take the medicine, which to date, has been approximately six months. I feel comfortable with taking the medicine because they contain all natural, harmless ingredients with no side effects. Iulia also offers great customer service and is always polite, friendly and professional.” Tracy
Chronic skin issue cured with Iulia’s Calendula (Marigold) ointment.
1 minute video testimonial.
“Iulia is an amazing listener and you can see she has a genuine care about how you feel or need! We had immune tea and tonics made by Iulia and they are really good and strong with immediate positive effects!
I just love chatting with her and everytime I have a worry regarding me or my children I contact her! She is always there just like a best friend!
Love, Dora xxxx”
“I started working with Iulia last year when I wanted to quit smoking after 17 years of smoking. Iulia is an amazing person, a great herbalist and a beautiful friend. With her help I achieve my goal, now I have 7 months without smoking and I feel great. I am very happy that I had the opportunity to work with Iulia and I appreciate the work we have done together.” Chip L.