My memory is so much better now, it is has been a complete lifestyle change for me but it’s not been hard, in fact it’s been easy. You have turned my life around Carolina, you really have. My stomach was so bloated and sore each morning and I just carried on through the day, and then I would wake up and the whole thing would start again, every day. I am now the weight I was 22 years ago and my stomach has never been so flat!
When I started working with Carolina, my health was pretty poor: my immune system was incredibly low, I had a range of digestive issues such as gas, bloating, trouble emptying stools, persistent burping), amenorrhoea and chronic acne, nearly everything was resolved in less than a year.
Research on the internet for holistic therapists and naturopaths led me to a number of practitioners, however the initial consultation call was really what swung me as no other practitioner had offered to touch the surface of my issues and give a flavour of the treatment I could expect.
I’ve learnt an incredible amount from working with Carolina. Its not been an easy journey but I have made some life-long changes.
I am a medical doctor and a firm believer in holistic healthcare, I see Carolina for acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition.
Over the past 10 years minor digestive problems and increasing fatigue have affected my quality of life. With the support of other colleagues I have undertaken a long journey with substantial lifestyle modifications and significant dietary intervention. That has led to a very good improvement of my symptoms but not a complete resolution. I noticed however that my diet was progressively more restricted and that I was lousing interest in food while the occasional glass of wine became the most interesting part of the meal. I soon realised that having a glass of wine at dinnertime become a daily habit with consequent deterioration of gut health, fatigue and mental clarity. I was at the same time observing nutritional and psychological downsides of intense diet restriction protocols in a good number of my patients, and I started looking for other forms of intervention to achieve positive lifestyle modifications sustainable in the long term.
I had auricular acupuncture in the past and I knew that it works well for me, I booked my appointment with Carolina aiming to receive acupuncture to control alcohol intake. I did a 6 week protocol to start along with adaptogens and was been advised to take a break from my restrictive diet, although avoiding gluten and dairy when possible. Since the initial intensive phase, we have done additional more spaced out sessions since then.
Unexpectedly, the shift in general wellbeing was almost immediate, I felt more energetic and alcohol intake spontaneously dropped to less than a glass a week week. I sleep better at night and digestion improved, fatigue progressively resolved and I am generally more focused. With a very simple intervention, I experienced a form of wellbeing to which I thought I would never complete recover, I regained confidence and fun in my kitchen and I no longer guilty for a slice of sourdough pizza!
This has been a very interesting exercise from a personal and professional prospective; as many other healthcare professionals I observe a burden in chronic deterioration of wellbeing that cannot find a name in conventional medicine yet greatly impacting physical and mental function. Many diet interventions protocols have been outlined over the years to support the management of these problems but the approach is not always resolute and may come with risks of nutritional deficiency and negative eating behaviours.
I congratulate with Carolina who has developed a modern, sustainable and safe approach to promote health changes
When I first came to see Carolina, my health was at rock bottom. My main issues included stress, including digestive (in particular to absorb nutrients/digest food and put weight back on), hormonal (in particular to regulate menstrual cycle) , and mood (relating to depressive bipolar episode and general anxiety). I was recommended a Functional Medicine practitioner, and after doing research online, one of Carolina’s colleagues recommended Anthrobotanica. When we met in person I knew instinctively she was someone I wanted to work with.
I have regained 8kg and have gone from being able to stomach almost nothing to eating regularly and healthily. My period was a short cycle of 21 days, very painful and heavy. My last cycle was 27 days and I only had a 3 day bleed with no pain. Encouraged by Carolina to work with a therapist my mood has stabilised and I feel fit enough to return to work and my life in general.
Stress, including digestive (in particular to absorb nutrients/digest food and put weight back on), hormonal (in particular to regulate menstrual cycle) , and mood (relating to depressive bipolar episode and general anxiety).
When I first came to the clinic, I was struggling with hormone regulation and weight gain from PCOS after coming off the birth control pill. I read about Carolina in an article about health for beverage professionals. Since I work in the wine industry and wine is a part of my life, I felt she would have a unique understanding of my particular situation.
Since working with Carolina I have gotten back down to my normal weight, regulated my period and have become much more in tune with my body. I am far more conscious as to how I feel with food and exercise. She has also helped me let go of putting so much pressure on myself, which I think is the ultimate shift that help me realise my health goals with her.
Carolina really tailors her treatment to your personal situation. She’s also incredibly knowledgeable – that shines through in every appointment. She’s very honest, direct and practical in her approach. She’s also very vulnerable in sharing her own experiences, so you can trust that she lives what she preaches; it helps to build a sense of trust. I am very grateful to Carolina for all her help in working with me and I am happy with the maintenance plan we’ve landed on.
When I first came to see Carolina my health was extremely poor. I was suffering extreme fatigue, brain fog, chronic pain and mood issues. My own research had shown that a functional perspective was the way forward for autoimmune conditions. I had tried conventional medicine with little success. Overall I feel a lot better and I have much better awareness as to what helps / hinders my health. Carolina is understanding, friendly, and very knowledgeable. I always got the sense that Carolina would go above and beyond for me, and that she really genuinely cared for me.
I first came to see Carolina with autoimmune thyroid, digestive and energy problems. After seeing lots of different practitioners and NHS doctors I decided to go for something more natural and I thought Anthrobotanica had what I needed. The positive aspects of working with Carolina have included very personalized discussions and that helped me lots with my own progress in health. It is always easy to reach Carolina, she is friendly. Carolina covered all my necessities and even when I have been unsure about something or I have a bit of a freakout, she kindly suggested meal plans, brands, websites and great solutions that have been wonderful. Results include better digestion, energy, quality of life is much better and I got pregnant and gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
When I came to see Carolina in clinic, my health was terrible. I was off work, and could barely breathe with chronic sinusitis and fatigue. I did a great deal of research on functional medicine clinics and naturopaths, and I loved Carolina’s attention to detail, plus she looks radiant as if she ‘walks the talk’.
I have drastically reduced by sinusitis and have an understanding from Carolina of why my health problems occurred. I have restored a great deal of vibrancy and gained a great deal of knowledge so I can manage my own health effectively. Coming to see Carolina has been a great life experience. I feel I have been given an all-round approach to manage my health including environmental , nutritional & herbal factors. Carolina has a great deal of expertise which is shared and dispensed in an interesting and fun way! I am forever grateful.
I struggled with a number of health issues, which I’d been addressing in a number of ways before coming to Anthrobotanica, and didn’t know how to continue as they got worse. I had (amongst others) digestive tract problems, severe fatigue and low resilience to stress, light and noise sensitivity, heavy metal toxicity, psoriasis, a yeast overgrowth, and I struggled with concentration and mental health issues (depression, anxiety).
I tried to order a test from a lab in the USA, but they required me to be working with a practitioner. Anthrobotanica are one of only 2 practitioners in the UK who use this laboratory’s test, and when I called for a free 15min consult, it was clear that Carolina is both very knowledgeable (and continually increases her knowledge based) and seems to work intuitively to complement her analytic/logical processing when making decisions to help clients. She seemed the right person to work with.
Due to the change in lifestyle and the supplementation that Carolina recommended, I feel a huge improvement in my energy and ability to cope with stress, my digestive health is much better, I feel far more mentally stable and balanced, and I can concentrate on work much more easily. Thanks to the work I’d done with Carolina, I have not felt depressed or suicidal in 6 months. It feels like I’ve successfully managed to treat my depression holistically, which is a massive success for me.
Carolina works very holistically, is very dedicated to her clients and is incredibly knowledgeable. I was very impressed when she explained to my sister and me how the biochemical pathways are affected when one stays on psychiatric anti-depressants long-term, which further motivated me to continue working on the underlying cause(s) of depression rather than treating the symptoms alone.
My main concerns were improving my gut health and getting to a healthier diet overall. I wanted to eliminate the stomach pains and burning and have a more well balanced diet and lifestyle.
I chose Anthrobotanica because it was close to home, Carolina seemed very knowledgeable and kind, and I liked the site! In particular, I think the “What I Do” section on the site is great – it’s comprehensive while still sounding personable. Her clinic offers a relaxed atmosphere which I appreciated – I dislike most doctor’s offices and all the bureaucracy that comes with them! Carolina was really knowledgeable and spot on about the health issues I was dealing with, and how I could best move forward. I enjoyed being able to message her whenever I had an issue and her response times were good too.
With Carolina’s tailored recommendations, I have pretty much eliminated my stomach pains and my gut health has definitely improved. I’ve been able to do an extensive detox and, best of all, I changed my diet to more of a pescatarian and plant-based diet (which I always wanted to do – I just didn’t have the right tools before). I am feeling more energetic and healthy than I was before.
I had suffered from digestive problems for over 20 years. This manifested itself in frequent and sudden bouts of diarrhoea. I was also suffering from repeated chest infections, general tiredness, join pain and mood swings.
Since working with Carolina I have progressively found that my digestive issues are going away. I no longer need to rush to the toilet after eating. I feel much less tired and am able to concentrate harder and for longer.
An added bonus has been hayfever symptoms that I’ve suffered with since childhood disappearing for the most part!
Carolina’s incredible knowledge of her subject and ability to quickly assess what the problem might be and suggest a way of resolving it, is fantastic. I’ve learnt so much about my specific issues and also wider healthy living tips. It has been a steep but rewarding learning curve that hopefully will stand me in good stead for the rest of my life.
After seeing doctors and specialists for many years it was just an incredible relief to speak to someone who understands the symptoms, knows what is causing them and can recommend treatments that are natural and work!
I just wanted to let you know some news. I managed to stand today! First time in over eight months I didn’t feel faint or dizzy. I am already feeling so much better. My swallow is much better, I am already able to eat a few solids.
I am doing really well on the the CBD, I am only having one seizure a night instead of multiple a day, and it is only lasting a few minutes. I have a lot more energy than normal.
I’m trying to be a lot more positive plus things really are now! Some other good news – I’ve taken on a diploma in meditation, it’s teaching me a lot. It’s been along time since I studied but my energy is so much better than it was and my memory and focus is improving. It is something I’m really interested in and I’m trying to focus on my mental health just as much so I can reduce all this stress . It’s going great so far! .
I have to say I am feeling very well. I have been thinking about it quite a lot lately and I am absolutely amazed how well i managed to survive this job, on location, with hardly any trouble concerning my digestion! It’s funny because when i was asked in the beginning if i could imagine doing a bit more work on set rather than working in the workshop with regular hours, my answer was that I would love to do more set work but that I didn’t think my body would make it very far under these conditions.
Carolina, i have gone much much further than i thought i would be able to go! I am not saying that i have stepped over my natural limits and forced my body to do more only to have a breakdown afterwards as I normally would do. I didn’t have to step over limits as my body still works very well and yes I’m really tired and exhausted but i would have expected diarrhoea from the first two weeks of working crazy hours, but it never happened and after a day or two of recovery at the weekend i am actually in quite a good state every week and ready to rock the next week! It’s absolutely amazing!
I’ve also thought a lot about the thing you told me about histamine and bacteria in my gut…causing headaches, anxiety and the circumstances of needing to run to the toilet after breakfast immediately… could the reason for that really be so simple?! It has gotten much better. I don’t feel that urge anymore really . But i have had a lot of moment within the last couple of days where i thought, this is new, usually I’d be really anxious about tomorrow or a certain meeting or anything and i am simply not anymore! It always was as if there was anxiety for no reason and i always asked myself where it came from… so that is so much better as well.
Two weeks ago i went to Hamburg for my cousin’s birthday…took all the supplements with me but forgot about my digestive enzymes. Everything was still fine. I even had some glasses of prosecco or a wine the other night and everything was still ok. So i guess everything is on a very good trajectory and it won’t suddenly change from today to tomorrow…
I really hope you are as well as you made me feel well! I am really thankful.
Working with Carolina has been a great experience for me so far – insightful advice, support and positive improvements through working with Carolina. The clinic admin team are helpful when it comes to booking appointments. Thank you and I hope to continue to benefit and improve.
I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, Hashimotos Thyroiditis in 2014 and by early 2016 I had treatment through my GP and from a private endocrinologist. I continued to feel very unwell and turned to functional medicine as next form of treatment after reading about the benefits of diet and lifestyle changes. I have been treated by Carolina since March 2016. Carolina is very approachable, knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
She is very passionate about her work and as a patient this inspires confidence. Throughout my treatment she has been very supportive and quickly answers any issues or problems I had. After 8 months of treatment I have come off my conventional medication and I am now taking porcine thyroid. During this short period I have drastically lowered my antibodies through changes to my diet, lifestyle and supplements and herbs.
My energy levels have improved and symptoms reduced and Carolina responded to changes in symptoms by adjusting my treatment. My antibodies have gone into remission. Carolina been very supportive and professional throughout and I would definitely recommend working with her as she has been pivotal in helping me have my life back!
I got rid of my candida and was so happy with the help you provided. It literally transformed my lifeI I referred numerous people to you and they have all been happy also.
I started working with Carolina Brooks in March 2017. We first met via her telemedicine system as I spend most of
my time out of the UK. After a thorough consultation of my medical history, Carolina assured me that given time she would be able to help me to regain my health. I then travelled to see her in the clinic in London, where I felt even more confident that she could help me get better. Having had cancer and suffered the side-effects of conventional treatment, Carolina focused not just on my digestive system, but on my energy levels, prevention of cancer recurrence, addressing autoimmune issues and optimising cardiovascular function along with advising me on natural supplementation for heavy metal and toxic load.
I know that I will continue to speak to Carolina for a long time, as my health and wellbeing are important to me. I can honestly say that from first meeting Carolina, (when I was not mentally or physically very able), I am now in a very good place both physically and mentally. Carolina had given me back my confidence, my humour but most of all my life stability. I have since recommended 3 family members to Carolina, and they all feel she has helped them enormously. Yes the tests and supplements she advises you to get are expensive but then what is money if you don’t have your health and wellbeing!!
I came to see Carolina while briefly in the country having recently suffered acute pancreatitis. She was excellent in my first consultation and provided me with solid dietary and supplement advice. Results were immediate. We continued to work remotely and online for follow up treatment
I always look forward to visiting Carolina at the clinic and reviewing my progress. Carolina always pays attention to detail and respond to my messages. Thank you!
I’m doing really well, I feel so much better and much more relaxed, I am so relieved. I went to the doctor and my blood pressure is at its lowest level ever, my cholesterol is lower and the HDL cholesterol has improved! I’m not on the steroids or sulfasalazine for the ulcerative colitis any more!
Hi Carolina, just letting you know the good news. I had a healthy baby boy on the 20th May. I had such a wonderful birth experience. Thank you for all your support. I don’t think this journey would’ve ever been so smooth without your help.
Just wanted to give you an update on Thomas since it’s been a year now.
We had parents evening the other day and the teachers couldn’t praise him enough for his progress over the year. He is no longer behind in his school work and is actually advanced for his age in some areas. We have all seen an improvement at home and school in the way he handles his anxiety, his moods are much better and he has really matured.
So, thank you for all your help and advice ????
I just want to say you are my inspiration. I am currently tackling my nutrition course in South Africa. You have inspired me to become what I’m passionate about: health, nutrition and caring for people! Xx
…without hesitation the recommendation my own practitioners give me on nutrition is: ‘I could help you but this person is a cancer specialist’. The person who wins my attention is Carolina Brooks, a straight talking practitioner who is passionate and accessible, just my type of woman. (…) I wanted someone who was up to date.
I thought I would just inform you that I saw the dialysis Doctor on Monday night. She was really impressed – my bloods are really good. My potassium and phosphate are normal (for a dialysis). The dialysis is working really well – they expect a clearance of 65% after each session but mine was at 78%!
Also I’m feeling fit and have started jogging before work which helps with fluid and my brain.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the help and advice you gave me. I feel so much happier with my diet and heath.
I have some slightly miraculous news – I am pregnant! I am absolutely over the moon and cannot believe it. A huge thank you as I really think your herbs and other advice had an impact.
I wanted to let you know that just within a week of taking the herbs and implementing the changes you suggested I feel 100% – I could cry! I’m not exhausted all the time and my sugar levels have come down. I’m not checking all the time but I had a 5.4 in the morning which is unheard of so I’m really really happy about that.
I first came to see Carolina in July. My health issues started eight years ago with gut problems, terrible anxiety and I haven’t had energy for a long time. Now I have much more energy than I have had in years! I’m so happy about this. I have energy to do my gardening! I have energy in the evenings! I can do things after work!
I feel calm. Like something has shifted in my mind. I’m relaxed, happy and i feel alive!
It’s amazing how much I can learn from Carolina, about Ayurveda, for example. And yes, Carolina can be tough but it’s because she knows what she is doing! Thank you! I’m very glad I found you.
I came to see Carolina because I had some nasty side-effects from a long course of steroids. My hair was falling out, thinning and I felt awful. Three months on and my hair has started to grow. I have about 2 inches of new hair (perhaps more ). The supplements you recommended have worked a treat. I feel so energetic and actually I feel happy. Caffeine cravings have completely gone too. My appetite has come back and I feel like I’ve returned to my normal self (and then some).
The herbs you have given me have been amazing! Diet has been going well and my symptoms decrease more and more each day.
Thank you again. It’s so wonderful to finally feel well again.
I first came to see Carolina with anaemia, fybrocystic breasts and a desire to improve my immunity and minimise my cancer risk, following the death of my father.
Carolina advised several functional and GP tests to get a better view of my overall health.
One of the tests showed that I had an underactive autoimmune thyroid disease. My doctor’s response was that it was hereditary, there was nothing I could do about it and that I would need to take Thyroxine for life.
Carolina’s advice, in addition to supplements and herbs to support my thyroid and modulate my immune system, was to cut out gluten and other inflammatory foods.
For someone that could easily consume 6-8 slices of bread a day, cutting out gluten was a very difficult change for me to implement. However, I did it and six months later I am no longer autoimmune and my thyroid and iron levels are much healthier. My doctor couldn’t explain it and not one single thyroxine tablet had passed my lips.
Thank you Carolina!
I suffer from cystic fibrosis and was wanted to review what I was eating and prevent flare-ups. Extremely happy with my consultations and spoke very highly of Carolina to my colleagues at work.
Last winter I had a reoccurring cold that just would not clear up. After seeing doctors and trying all the usual over the counter remedies, I decided to try another route and met with Carolina.
Carolina’s holistic approach from our very first meeting, taking in to consideration every area of my life enabled her to develop the programme I followed. It was difficult at times as with any change but with regular calls, meetings and email support, Carolina was on hand to listen and offer advice.
Now after a few months I am feeling more energised and positive about life than I have in a very long time!
I had been feeling unwell for over three years with very low energy, bad digestive issues, terrible skin, sleeping problems and feeling low. I went from my GP to an acupuncturist, an osteopath and naturopath, getting treatments and drinking teas for months and months and months, but nothing seemed to help until I found out about Carolina, who assured me during our first short consultation that she’ll make me feel better.
She asked me to do several tests, which weren’t done before to get into the roots of me being so unwell and put me on a plan. I started feeling so much better already after a few weeks and turned back into my happy and active self. I had really forgotten how good it feels to be well! Thanks a lot, Carolina!
Top nutritional advice and supplements plan provided by Anthrobotanica to help me with my cancer treatment. My tests are giving excellent results. 100% trustworthy professional
My father was suffering health problems in the spine, leg, hip and leg and was on a huge amount of painkillers. His normally happy demeanour disappeared and he became an emotional wreck, always crying, always said and saying he had lost the will to live and just stopped fighting. He couldn’t see a healthy future for himself. He started taking his Bach mix and after a few days I noticed a change in his behaviour. He stopped crying, his face was brighter and he started telling jokes again. He regained his will to live and fight and started really getting better.
Me and my mum were so surprised how well Bach worked for my dad. I think thanks to Bach I literally have my dad back.
I was suffering from acid reflux and bloating but also wanted to improve my concentration. Carolina recommended some subtle and very specific changes to my diet that quickly rectified both issues. As a bonus I also lost some unneeded weight, and both my mood and concentration levels were greatly improved! I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone.
I went to see Carolina after a sustained period of issues with my immune system I’d never tried naturopathy or herbal medicine before and she was excellent and very patient. She explained everything to me and followed up to ensure I was taking the treatment correctly. After taking the recommended vitamins and herbal tinctures she suggested (and explaining clearly what they were and what they would do for me), I noticed a huge increase in my general wellbeing and my recurrent infections and colds went away.
From a first timer point of view, I have been blown away by naturopathy and have become one of those annoying converts that raves to their friends about the power of natural medicine. I would definitely recommend Carolina
I have suffered for over ten years with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Seasonal Affective Disorder. It has affected so many parts of my life: work, going out and seeing friends, the amount of sleep I needed (eight hours as a bare minimum), etc. I always had to regulate everything that I did so that I could manage the condition otherwise I could be laid up in bed for days. Even doing a little too much in the way of exercise could render me bedridden for two days.
When I met Carolina, I explained my various symptoms and how they affected my life. She suggested some dietary changes and a couple of different supplements. After one week of implementing her advice, I noticed a huge difference in my health.
My energy levels increased significantly and it has been so much easier to get out of bed in the morning. I have gradually increased the amount of exercise I can do. I am really pleased that it has been natural supplements which have changed my whole wellbeing. I feel so well and it makes me very happy. I would most certainly recommend Carolina’s services to anyyone who has health problems, big or small.
Carolina has been incredible. I approached her for help as I had several issues and some phobias. She treated me for fear of flying insects and fear of flying, both of which have plagued me for many years.
The flower remedy she gave me was amazing. I cannot believe that I was able to sit on a plane during take off without feeling any fear at all. She is very patient and will give advice without being patronising or with any negative judgement (my diet is not particularly great) and with her help, I have been able to work out what is good for me and what is not.
I have definitely seen results after taking her advice. She is a true natural and i would recommend her to anyone needing nutritional help or advice.
Carolina has helped me tremendously with my digestive symptoms. They have almost completely disappeared within two months of following her protocol and overall I am feeling much much better!
She is very knowledgeable about current research and therapeutic approaches and I can trust that her treatment plan will be supported by the most up to date science on the subject.