What people are saying about Karen Ellis Nutrition, Functional Medicine Specialist.
So this summer when things were not smooth sailing, I got in touch with Karen. She suggested some blood work and provided a very thorough review of the findings. She spent way more time with me explaining the results than any medical doctor ever had. She lovingly, but firmly, suggested a plan which we are working through as my body and mind allows. Although my initial 30 day experience 4 1/2 years ago with the nutritional re-balancing program I coach revealed to me I was negatively impacted by dairy, it wasn’t until Karen gave me the recommendation that I was “ready.” As I say with my coaching clients, “We must be ready to make change.” So I went off dairy this summer.
When I caught a cold around 6 weeks ago it did make it’s way to my lungs causing a CF exacerbation. I went on oral antibiotics and beat it! I hadn’t beat a CF exacerbation with oral antibiotic alone in many years. Usually I have to resort to using IV antibiotics. This is huge because saving the intravenous antibiotics for last resort is the name of the game with CF so I do not become resistant to them all.
When I first reached out to Karen Ellis for an initial consultation, I was looking for support around improving my digestive wellness which would include refining my food intake and meal planning in alignment with that goal.
I was immediately impressed with Karen’s depth of knowledge and genuine concern around helping me achieve my goals. As we explored what was possible if we worked together, I quickly discovered that her professional expertise far exceeded my expectation … and was exactly what I wanted in a wellness partner.
In the short time we’ve been working together, I’ve been most impressed with her unflinchingly honest yet nurturing insights, encouragement and recommendations. She has inspired me to push through patterns and embrace change that has already created a shift which benefits me in many ways.
After years of basically going it alone to learn and implement what I hoped would work, it’s a relief and a blessing to have Karen’s support on this journey toward healing!
My journey started over three years ago, and it all began with a kiss. I contracted the worst bout of oral herpes imaginable. From that point on, I spiraled into a life without answers. Countless visits to doctors, specialist and health organizations are now all represented by a 3 inch thick, manila folder. I was poked, scoped, pricked, “Drink this”, and “Take that”, to the point doctors threw their hands up. There came a point where even a glass of water would kick off symptoms. I was always fatigued, brain fog, and had paresthesia tingles around my entire body, plus muscle & joint pain. Eating was simply a drag.
I’m blessed to have crossed paths with Karen, she is an amazing individual. Her relentless rigor, her pursuit to “know & understand”, and a warm heart has brought my life back almost to a normal state. Her knowledge of food & supplement science, combined with pinpoint testing, and lab result interpretation, has almost repaired my entire GI and intestinal system, including strengthening a nonexistent immune system. I continue on her protocol and we check in on a regular basis. Karen always asks how I’m doing, taking notes, and continues to monitor progress as I heal.
Karen Ellis is the real deal. As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, she is a must see if you’re on a path with no answers and you feel like a number. Thank you Karen, I am grateful and appreciative of all you’ve done for me.