Judy - age 74, Lake Leelanau, MI
I just want to thank you for the excellent guidance you've been giving me. I tried gluten free on my own a number of years ago, and wasn't a success. It was just too hard to go it alone. You've been teaching me a healthy way of eating. The importance of protein with each meal, spacing meals apart rather than grazing all day, having a salad and other vegetables daily, preparing meals and individual items to freeze on the weekends, taking vitamins and supplements on a regular basis, being aware of oxalate levels in foods I used to regularly enjoy, soaking my feet in epsom salts - those are all positive changes I've been making in my life, thanks to you. I'm cooking much more than I have since we retired, and I'm actually enjoying it. Last night I prepared your red lentil soup. I'd never had lentils before, and wasn't sure I'd like them. But it was delicious. And the Quick Chicken Vegetable Soup.
I've been especially aware of how much I appreciate you since I joined a Facebook group called EZ Gluten Free for Beginners. Although I benefit from reading some of the posts, I'm struck by how many people seem to be almost desperate to find recommendations for GF beer, ice cream, baked goods, potato chips, etc. It's like they're just looking for substitutes for the things they enjoyed before going GF, rather than desiring to eat in a more healthy way.You've taught me a healthier way and although I'm certainly not an expert at it, I'm improving a bit each day.
Ana - age 39, Melbourne, FL
I had done many rounds of eliminations diets on my own trying to weed out what foods might be causing my symptoms but I was still seeing very little progress. I realized I needed the help of a nutrition professional and contacted Anne. We did the MRT (Mediator Release Testing) for detecting food sensitivities and I began implementing the recommendations and diet based on those results. Anne cautioned me that based on what I had told her this might not be the best test to start with but I wanted to go ahead with it anyway. Well it turned out she was correct as my problem stemmed from a very leaky gut. She suspected I had SIBO and recommended we do a SIBO test. That test came back positive. So after years of trying to figure it out on my own I finally had an answer. Anne has helped me so much and I am very grateful for her knowledgeable guidance.
Liza - age 63, Troy, MI
I reached out to Anne for help resolving my fatigue, life long constipation, gas and major digestive issues as well as severe joint pain and diverticulitis. For years I moved from doctor to doctor with no real improvement. All they ever wanted to do was prescribe medications. During the very first appointment Anne reviewed my diet log and she was able to identify two potential root causes for my bowel and digestive and fatigue. I am happy to say that she accurately identified my problem as being SIBOand started me on a special healing diet designed to help me quite down the symptoms. This along with special nutrients and herbs has helped me to the point I can now move around my house and go up the stairs again and use the bathroom with ease. I also was able to lose nine pounds! Thank you Anne for helping me on the path back to feeling human again.
Judith - age 68, Nova, OH
Anne Baker helped me with my newly-diagnosed Gastritis, as well as counseling me on lifestyle changes, cooking methods, the appropriate foods for my condition(s) --- Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, IBS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis --- how to use a Food Diary and tracking my response to different foods. She was patient and kind, very encouraging, and very professional in her demeanor. I would recommend her services to those dealing with GI or nutritional issues.
Shayna - age 37, Flat Rock, MI
After having a hysterectomy due to endometriosis and PCOS I developed idiopathic urticaria and was breaking our in hives so bad my eyelids were peeling. My IGG level was off the chart and I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin I was on Xanax for anxiety and Allegra daily for the hives. I also have disc pain and arthritis and had been taking some pretty strong pain killers to mange that. Nothing was helping much and I was concerned about taking so many prescription medications just to get through my days. I wondered if somehow the foods I was eating were causing some of my symptoms
and had been a problem for me for a while since I was diagnosed with IBS years ago.
When I found Anne's website and spoke to her about her Healing from Within program she explained finding the triggers for my symptoms would be a process over time. During our first appointment Anne identified several types of foods she traced back to my urticaria and arthritis symptoms and recommended I begin making some changes to my diet to remove high histamine and high oxalate foods.
As we continued to work together Anne recommended I have a couple functional lab tests performed. This additional information helped her piece together more of the reasons behind my chronic health issues.
I started the program December and my Health Profile score was 109. By mid February; just ten weeks later, Anne helped me reduce my inflammation and Health Profile symptoms by 50%!
Investing in my health and signing up to work with Anne was one of the best decisions I have made. She is very knowledgeable and worked very hard to help me. She was able to help me more than the doctors and specialists I saw. I can highly recommend her to anyone who is suffering and not getting answers like I was.
Jill - age 56, Kansas
Last summer I began experiencing over all exhaustion and chronic insomnia after several major life stresses within our family. I wanted to regain my energy. I prefer to avoid the traditional medical model of health care if possible and sought help from both my chiropractor and an integrative medicine doctor. The integrative doctor ran extensive lab work and discovered I was hypothyroid. I was given thyroid hormone and he added more supplements to the list of those I was already taking from my chiropractor.
By mid October I was feeling even more poorly with an onset of intermittent nausea/vomiting which was very erratic and making life quite miserable. Neither of the above providers were able to really pinpoint why I was feeling this way. While searching how to detox my liver I found Anne's website. I read the testimonials from others who had worked with her and was very impressed. During our first appointment Anne took a very through health history, all med/supplements, diet intake, sleep habits, lifestyle patterns, etc… She created a step by step plan for me to regain my overall health. It only took about 10 days of me following her recommendations to begin to see a difference. My nausea completely abated, and GI symptoms improved significantly. Through careful analysis of my lifestyle, diet logs, supplement intake, responses to different foods/supplements, she was able to figure out several needed lab tests which revealed further reasons for some of my symptoms and was able to successfully address those as well. She was readily available via email when I had questions along the way and has been very timely with maintaining our scheduled appointments. With Anne’s help my I have been able to reduce my list of symptoms by over 50% in 5 months. I can highly recommend her to those who are looking for a very knowledgeable nutritional specialist who is eager to help get to bottom of your issues through a very through plan of care that gives you the head knowledge as well as the structure needed for lifestyle changes.
Carter - age 49, Springfield, MO
Anne has introduced me to invaluable resources with extremely educated knowledge about nutrition, medical, physical and emotional health. Her approach is Holistic and thorough, combining traditional medicine, dietary guidelines and alternative therapies with an easy-going, easy-to-work with methodology. With her guidance, my outlook on health and wellness overall improved significantly. In just over four months she showed me how to reduce my pain, digestive irregularities and seasonal allergies so I am not reliant on OTC medications. Her services are above and beyond in her dedication to her client’s needs. I feel she is deeply committed to the welfare of her clients. I appreciate her work so much and recommend her highly in your pursuit of well being.
Bryce - age 29 Plano, TX
After suffering from worsening health conditions over the course of a few years before I even left my twenties had me concerned. Suffering from IBS and a fatty liver, I finally realized that diet was one thing that was connecting them together. I did some research online where I found Anne’s articles. They spoke to me like no doctor I had seen ever could. I decided I wanted to learn more, and I made the decision to work with her one on one.
Working with Anne over the past few months has led me to take many aspects of my life with a healthy and holistic approach. Doing so has improved my life, and health in a profound way during a very short time span. Thanks Anne, you have given me tools I'll use for the rest of my life.
Shirley - age 29, Oakland, CA
I sought a nutritionist after being tired of having seemingly random stomach pains that would keep me from carrying out life as I wanted. I also had remnants of a sinus infection that wouldn't go away, and acne for over a decade. Being very health conscious I adopted a vegan most of the time with the occasional animal protein, and green smoothies with fruits five times a week. Much of my food was carbohydrates. While working with Anne I did a complete overhaul of my diet by cutting back on the sugars, and carbs, and incorporating more animal and vegetarian proteins and fats. I was also cooking more; which I wasn't excited about- but all of these changes made a big difference. The stomach pains stopped, my sinus was finally better after months of minimal improvement with traditional medicine, and my skin seemed like nothing I could do would cause a breakout. Through working with Anne and doing some food sensitivity testing I uncovered that I have sensitivities to grains, dairy, glutamates, and amines because whenever I have too many of them the symptoms come back! Now I know the cause and can actively make myself feel better thanks to Anne's expertise. Thank you Anne! :)"
Melanie - age 56, San Pedro, CA
I found Anne after researching natural ways to stabilize blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol which all of mine were high. My Doctor thinks it's genetic (which some it probably is) but I knew there had to be products out there that I was not aware of instead of pharmaceuticals. I was also feeling tired and run down all of the time. I hadsciatica and general body pain (I work on a computer full time for a living). Anne was very knowledgeable and gave me a lot of different options to try. I changed my diet (more vegetables, cut the carbs, lean protein and a little splurging along the way). I worked my way up to 80/20 for gluten free. I lost 17 lbs and my symptoms score went from 63 to 19 and I am feeling more energy throughout the day. I'll still be working on progress as this is not an overnight change. I feel I'm moving in the right direction and I have Anne to thank for it!
Lindsey - age 40, Glenn Ellen, IL
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Anne Baker with Nourish Holistic Nutrition. I reached out to Anne after working with a functional medicine doctor for a year and not getting the results I was looking for. I am in my early forties and while I do not have any specific underlying health issues, I just simply did not feel well most days. I felt extremely fatigued, yet I suffered from insomnia. I went from feeling anxious to depressed for no real obvious reason. I tried the low carb diet, high fat diet, gluten free diet, the green smoothie diet; you name it, I tried it, and I still did not feel well.
Anne was able to customize a specific dietary plan for me based on the issues I was having. With Anne's guidance I learned the importance of listening to my body and eating on a regular schedule. She also helped come up with supplement recommendations. As a result my score on the Health Profile assessment went from 113 to 27 in only four months!
Anne is a great first step for anyone looking to improve their overall health.
Jessica - Age 22, Clio MI
I took very strong antibiotics and they destroyed my gut. I was at a loss of what to do. It hurt to eat anything, I was extremely nauseated, had lower abdominal pain, my was gallbladder giving me trouble, and the list goes on.
Nutritionist Anne Baker helped me take my healing journey by the reins. She formulated a diet plan along with supportive supplements to help me regain better digestive balance and support my liver and gallbladder health. Over the course of several months, I started feeling much better, going from 72 symptoms to 9 on the Health Profile assessment. Her gentle redirection and guidance kept me on track. Because of this journey and Anne’s help I understand how your diet and lifestyle can change your life on a deeper level.
Dayna - Age 27, Sterling Heights, MI
My Gastroenterologist diagnosed me with IBS-D form. Because of my IBS a food that my gut did not like could cause an episode of extreme cramping and diarrhea for up to several days after I ate it. Stress also affects my GI tract and my doctor prescribed an antidepressant medication. The medicine helped but made me feel tired. I tried to cut down on the medication because of how tired it made me feel. When my stress at work increased IBS flared up again. I was afraid to go out and do things because I never knew when an episode would hit.
I met with Anne and she told me about the LEAP Cell Mediator Release Test.. The LEAP test was a huge eye opener for me. After doing LEAP I could see there were many foods my body I was reacting to. I also got a scope to test for celiac disease. Even though the scope did not show I have celiac disease, I realized I have intolerance to gluten and eating it could cause an episode. Anne designed a diet that took the foods away that my body reacted to and focused on quieting my immune system with “safe” foods. I followed that diet and began feeling better within a week.
After completing the LEAP program my IBS and depression symptoms decreased by 80%!! I feel so much better plus I am less stressed now that I know what foods trigger an episode. I am not afraid to go out and can enjoy doing things with my fiancé and family again! Thanks to Anne I am more aware of what I put into my body and know what foods I react too. I recommend Anne Baker because she is very knowledgeable and helpful.
Betty - Age 52, Haley Station, Ontario, Canada
In the spring of 2016 I began a google search to find out how to eliminate my use of PPI (proton pump inhibitors) medication. These medications are only intended for short term use, but it was fire in my stomach every time I stopped them. Many stay on them for years but I was concerned about not getting nourished by my food without stomach acid to break it down. Being in my 50s I wanted to find the door to health without relying on medications that could adversely affect me.
My google search found Anne's website, "Nourish Holistic Nutrition." At first contact this seemed like a reasonable approach. After a detailed intake process individual goals were established for me. Like many others I had an interest in nutrition and health, have done my own research for years, tried this and that (spent $$$), but still did not have the right set of keys to open the door to my individual health. The keys Anne gave me were both nutritional and lifestyle.
Learning which foods supported my individualized goals and which did not was one key. I was even able to eliminate a 20-year pain in the foot (plantar fasciitis), which was a lock I did not even expect to ever get open. I was able to find the right supplements for me. But, just as important, if not more so - I learned how to integrate this into my full-to-the-brim schedule. Anne helped me with strategies for meal planning, meal timing, recipes, and even created a Weekly Shop & Prep Handout. This was an important key, like the one that opens the deadbolt to actually let you through the door. It saves me time, energy, money, and it eliminates dependence on processed and take out foods.
In retrospect, this journey has been highly successful. I set out to eliminate PPI medication and did. But I also received many more benefits. Over-the-counter pain medications and allergy pills have virtually been eliminated. Longstanding plantar fasciitis is gone and joint pain is no longer a daily issue. Shopping, prepping and planning healthy meals for my household has become super-streamlined. We are eating healthy and feeling good. Best of all the door to a sustainable lifestyle of HEALTH has been unlocked and opened.
Thanks Anne for your help and dedication!
D. B. - Age 62, Troy MI
As a functional medicine devotee I was already quite comfortable with using food as medicine. However, I felt I needed a more personalized nutrition plan than I had been able to cobble together on my own reading books and searching websites. And so in my internet search I found Anne and contacted her. My main concerns were related to being overweight, high triglycerides, high cholesterol, and poor sleep. Anne recommended we test for suspected food sensitivities and this turned out to be a big help. With her help I was able to establish specific goals based on where I was and where I wanted to go.
Anne tailored a program to help me reach my health goals. My personalized program also included addressing not only my food sensitives and yeast overgrowth but additional goals specific ways I could help reduce tinnitus episodes, how to manage stress better and have less depression. She uses the best quality supplements on the market. I especially liked her handouts. These were a big help for me and made the process much easier to follow.
I am so pleased with my experience working with Anne Baker. She is up to date with the latest information related to nutrition and understands how to use special diets to help people like me feel so much better. The best part is now I know what to do to maintain my health for the long run.
James - Age 68 (Birmingham, MI)
I went to see Anne, when following prostate surgery, I continued to experience stomach and gastric upset, constipation and pelvic discomfort for several months. None of the doctors I had been seeing could identify exactly what the problem was. I continued to ask myself whether my upset was centered in the bowel, the bladder or possibly in both? I simply could not tell. I was at wit's end, but definitely knew that something was really amiss. I strongly suspected that these "vague symptoms" might possibly be due to the foods I had been eating and the medications I had been taking during the months following surgery. I had always thought of myself as having followed a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regimen, but Anne was able to show me that some of my assumptions about what was "healthy" or "well-balanced" were actually having the opposite effect on my body. She was able to pinpoint problem areas, find a diet regimen that greatly eased my symptoms and to recommend natural supplements that corrected many of the imbalances brought about by my medications, particularly antibiotics.Anyone suffering from similar symptoms affecting their bowels, bladder or urinary tract that are persistent and troubling should definitely contact Anne Baker for thorough, insightful, supportive nutritional advice and counseling. She is a true professional!
Christina - Age 50, (Sterling Heights, MI)
I had a long list of problems - arthritis pain, bladder issues, gastritis, constipation, fatigue and sleepless nights. I needed to make a complete diet change and that's when I came across Anne's website and decided to contact her. I worked with Anne for six months and with her knowledge in nutrition and supplements she helped me to overcome many of my health issues. I now have better sleep, less pain and all around good health. She also provided many wonderful recipes, shopping list and resource guides. I'm on my way to a much healthier life thanks to Anne.
Kurt - Age 62, (Milford, MI)
I first met Anne last September with the goal of reducing inflammation for my hip arthritis. I ended up improving my overall health with a combination of diet suggestions and natural supplements. Anne’s follow up calls helped keep me on track and my health profile steadily improved. I highly recommend Anne to anyone who wants to improve their quality of living.
Gail – Age 71, (Oxford, MI)
Thank you Anne Baker for getting me on the path to feeling better. I believed my IC pain, allergies, thyroid and cholesterol could all be helped by making some food changes so I decided to contact Anne. Thanks to your recommended supplements and suggestions for a better diet, my stomach and bladder issues have improved immensely.
Heather – Age 40, (San Jose, CA)
Anne gave me the direction that I needed to turn my health around and she has had a significant impact in improving my quality of life. I was suffering from chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, candida, and moodiness that didn’t seem to correlate to anything I had experienced before in my life. My eating habits and lifestyle had compounded to make my health a big problem for me and it was keeping me from living a full life. I had given up on obtaining help from my medical doctor who simply prescribed pharmaceuticals or antibiotics with unpleasant side effects which only masked one problem with another. I was having a difficult time figuring out which diet changes and supplements I should be using. I was especially confused about probiotics and which ones to use and how much to take. There is a lot of information on the internet but I realized that I needed an expert to help guide me in the process of improving my health through diet and supplements.
I was attracted to working with Anne because I was impressed by her level of knowledge and the fact that she had made big changes in her own life through nutrition. She took a very practical approach in understanding my issues and reviewing blood test results to tailor her recommendations to my particular situation. She provided the specific guidance that I needed to effectively change my diet and focus on the supplements that I most needed. I especially loved that she provided a lot of information on how to eat for my particular issues and taught me how to make the right choices. She gave me recipes to follow to get me started on understanding the types of foods I could cook and enjoy and I learned how to cook for my needs. I noticed improvements within a couple of weeks of changing my diet, mainly with my irritable bowel issues, because I had removed problematic foods. Within about one month I noticed my moods stabilizing and my constant bloating in my abdominal area had gone away. Within about six weeks I noticed that my energy had increased and I wasn’t tired all the time. These areas all continued to improve over the next several months including having more energy and waking up earlier than I had in years. My mind was also far more focused than it had been in years, something that I had not even realized was an issue. As a side effect of my new diet I also lost 12 pounds. Weight loss was something that I had given up on because no matter what diet or exercise regime I had tried previously in my late 30’s I just couldn’t lose those extra 10 pounds. The inability to lose weight also turned out to be a problem related to my other health issues and the toxins I was previously ingesting and storing in fat.
I highly recommend working with Anne. Her expertise and guidance has significantly changed the quality of my life. I feel better than I have in years and will continue to work with her as my health evolves.”
Dennis – Age 52, NJ
At the start of the new year 2016, I knew that I had to make a change. I was diagnosed with a fatty liver and extreme pain on my side in my abdominal region ( that even the doctor’s couldn’t pinpoint the cause). I also felt tired, and had very low energy and needed to lose some weight. I attributed this to a combination of long work hours, and eating poorly. I knew that this is not the way to live and needed a solution that could be attainable and maintainable once all of my goals were met. I found Anne Baker’s services on-line. Shortly after viewing her site and reading through much of it, I decided to contact her to see if we were a fit.
During our initial phone conversation I felt comfortable that Anne was competent and would be a great partner to work with given her style of coaching and her abundance of knowledge.
After the first three months of following the program Anne developed for me I am feeling much more energy and have shed 32 lbs! I no longer feel any pain in my abdominal side area, and really enjoy all of the new healthy life habits Anne has taught me. With Anne’s expertise and my commitment we were able to achieve success by educating me about where I was going wrong and what I had to do to be a success! Thanks Anne!!!!!
Eva – Age 37, Warren, MI
Prior to coming to Anne, I complained that: Although I exercised 5-6 hours a week, ate healthy, and took supplements, my weight and body fat percentage were not near my goal. I only lost weight when I severely restricted my calorie intake, which was unsustainable. And I didn’t feel my best every day.
Anne was immediately able to help me identify 2 issues that neither my doctor nor any other regular dietician had been able to key into. Within 2 weeks, she put together an individualized plan for me (diet, exercise, and supplements) with recipes catered to what I like.
As a result, I have been consistently losing weight (while exercising less) and feel great. I’ve also noticed that other symptoms related to the 2 issues that she helped me to resolve have gone away. Whenever I hear anyone complain of health related issues, I refer them to Anne Baker. She’s an invaluable resource for health and well-being.
M – Age 50, Sylvan Lake, MI
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Anne Baker. When I arrived for my first appointment, I was suffering with a lot of arthritic joint pain. This pain was affecting both my ability to function during the day and sleep well at night. I was also experiencing rosecea- a reddening and blotchiness in my face. Anne gave me the tools I needed to change my diet, which was the root cause of my inflammation, pain and compromised skin. Anne also added nourishing supplements to my daily routine which have helped to strengthen my body. I feel so much better today (five months later) than the day I met Anne!
Joanne – Age 57, Watertown, New York
It was the first of the year and I decided I had to do something. Waking up tired, acid reflux, arms and legs aching, dizziness, constipation, anxiety, low sugar – just overall not feeling well. I began my search on the internet where I located Anne. I just felt a draw to the information on Anne’s site, her credentials and the success stories. Anne formulated a plan for me. It was a phased plan and not too aggressive to start with. She educated me, never lectured me and always gave me solid advice. Anne started me down a path of nutrition and health. She always offered me tools and suggestions that me helped put things into perspective and she was always responsive! In a short period of time I was off my acid reflux medicine, the dizziness was gone (attributed to low blood sugar), I even noticed that my nails were becoming smooth, but most importantly I was not tired. The more that I worked with Anne, I knew I was getting results because my overall health was better, I got off medicine that I had been on for 3 years, my anxiety had diminished and I lost some weight!
Carol – Age 52, Chesterfield, MI
…I just want to tell you how much better I have been feeling since I started your nutritional program. I was in a car accident 2 1/2 yrs. ago and haven’t felt the same since. Three surgeries, 1 yr. of rehabilitation and constant doctor’s appointment. WOW what a difference just the first week made being on your nutritional program. Now, after a little over a month on your nutritional program I have a lot more energy(I just don’t lye in bed thinking about getting up) I actually get up now! Before, I was living in a lot of pain every second of the day.Now I’m off my inflammation medication. I also had severe GERD and was on medications for 14 years. Now I’m off that medicine too. My family and friends really notice a difference in me. They say I’m happier…(yeah when your not in pain you would be happier too!) I’m working out 4 times a wk. and I am feeling so much better now, I can honestly say I feel 75% back to my normal self again. Thanks Anne!
Pam – Age 58, St. Petersburg, FL
I was recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’d tried the traditional medical model of pharmacological treatments, which were a concern due to the side effects they can cause. I tried some alternative therapies; however these only gave me limited, temporary relief. I wanted to know what I could do to help myself and my often a debilitating pain of 10 on the pain -scale. Although I asked my physician if there were specific foods I should or should not be eating that might help me she seemed clueless. I had a comprehensive Nutrition Assessment with Anne and she identified that many of my food preferences and choices were from foods in the high oxalate category, known to cause inflammation within my joints. Learning which foods to avoid and to make a different selection of foods amazingly changed my life. My pain went from a 10 to a 2 on the pain scale in a matter of weeks.This was a miracle for me. So simple, once I knew! Ms. Baker has taught me to think and act holistically and to look at all the differing chemical and biological factors affecting the quality of my life. At age 58, I now have a healthier lifestyle and greatly improved general health.
“G” – Age 46, Highland, MI
Anne Baker was amazing to work with. I was referred to her by my doctor for help after allergy testing showed I was reactive to many foods. I felt overwhelmed and needed a daily game plan that was simple to implement so I could improve my health. After our initial meeting Anne was able to give me a simple, easy to follow plan and the resources to change my diet while still keeping my eating enjoyable and healthy. Along with helpful follow-up calls, within 2 months I am feeling considerably better, have much better mental clarity and my energy level is higher. Plus my follow up testing from my doctor shows a number of my health problems are resolving and I am on the mend. Thanks Anne!
Donetta – Age 58, Troy, MI
I came to Anne searching for relief from chronic shoulder pain, fatigue, depression and obesity. She took a different approach than anyone else has in the past and quickly uncovered that I had candida(which attributes to my weight gain.) After a thorough review of my diet log, and food intolerance testing we discovered that on top of my candida level being high I had a gluten sensitivity that was affecting my digestive system. What I appreciate about Anne is her knowledge, confidence and ability to look at the “whole” picture. Since meeting Anne last May, I have seen great reduction in my shoulder pain and positive progress managing my depression. I also feel I have better digestive health. I have a long way to go until the weight gets in line, but her humor and encouragement keeps me from giving up. Finding Anne was my first step out of this deep pit I have been in for such a long time. I’m very thankful for her.
Sean, – Age 30, Los Angles CA
After looking for help and trying a do it yourself liver cleanse I found on the internet I discovered Anne’s website. Once I read how she had helped others I decided to contact her for help. At the time I was a vegetarian living with what could only be described as severe gastritis and I feared my liver was toxic. I had also recently been diagnosed with h.pylori but wasn’t certain I was completely over that. Anne Baker helped me overcome my health issues in a matter of just a few months by providing me with great amount of useful information and advice. Anne rocks!
John – Age 59, Dearborn Heights, MI
After dealing with chronic fungal outbreaks on my facial area for years. I asked my dermatologist if a change in my diet could help my condition? I was told quite frankly, no. I refused to be relegated to a life of steroid creams. Through local investigating I discovered Anne. Her credentials and radio interviews convinced me to make an appointment. The one key factor about Anne is her ability to provide specific knowledge for specific health issues, thus eliminating the tedium in deciding ones choices in health concerns. Presently my skin condition has been resolved, with a clear course in maintenance of my dietary health. As a added health bonus, I’ve lost 25lbs. and now have a BMI of 22. As an extra unexpected plus my wife who’s struggled with weight for awhile, has lost 36 lbs and is on her way to her goal weight. Thank You Anne!
Kathleen – Age 70, Fraser, MI
I’d had constipation issues for years and acid reflux. The medications the doctor prescribed didn’t seem to work and I only felt worse. I was also being seen by a cardiologist and put on statin medications which I’d been on for nine years. I was tired all the time, bloated so badly my pants were tight and my weight, cholesterol and blood sugar all kept going up. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired! Anne showed me how the foods I thought were healthy were actually increasing inflammation in my body. She convinced me to cook more of my own meals and I could not believe the huge difference I noticed in the first month after following her program.I have new energy, thanks in part to a full night’s sleep; the pounds started dropping; I have noticeably less belly fat and regularity is my new normal!
Lauren – Age 21, Ortonville, MI
Prior to working with Anne I experienced mostly disappointment with other nutrition professionals and found little help in my gastroenterologist. The nutritional knowledge base Anne provided has been invaluable on my road to recovery. After surgery my body was not digesting food properly and I felt bloated and uncomfortable most of the time. Complications from this surgery landed me the hospital more than once and I become very underweight. Anne helped me alter my diet to cut out foods which aggravated my condition and replaced them with healing foods. This helped balance my inner ecology, allowing my gastrointestinal health to become less volatile. She suggested specific supplements that helped me heal and had me eliminate those I had been taking that contained ingredients that were not supportive. My body continues healing and I have been slowly reintroducing certain foods I thought I’d never touch again! My only regret is not finding Anne sooner!
Suzanne – Age 42, Lake Orion, MI
I came to Anne to learn how to eat better during my long shifts at work, have more energy and get better quality sleep. Anne was very easy to talk too and much more open than my doctor. She suggested things I might change in my diet I never would have thought of and even created a customized meal schedule to help me eat more regularly at work. I don’t have much time to cook with my work and family schedule but Anne taught me how to make the most of my time in the kitchen when I could cook and when I couldn’t, what to choose that was healthy for me. She explained why eating gluten and dairy might be a problem for me and put me on a yeast eradication eating program. After 6 weeks I had noticeably more energy and no headaches.After 12 weeks I have noticed dramatic increase in my energy, better sleep and I am able to manage my stress better. I would recommend Anne to anyone who needs help figuring out what to eat to help them improve their overall health.
Dawn – Age 43, Lake Orion, MI
My experience working with Anne has exceeded my expectations. I originally came to Anne for help with an unexplained skin condition but soon learned that there were other deeper, internal issues that needed to be addressed. Anne asked thorough questions before planning her recommendations and she provided a welcoming environment for further discussions. I took her recommendations to heart, followed them to the best of my ability, and as a result, I began feeling and looking better within a short time.I have adopted many of Anne’s recommendations into my daily life now and I continue to feel better and better each day. I would highly recommend Anne to anyone who wants to improve their life and make a change toward a healthy lifestyle.
Katrina – Age 39 Hazel Park, MI
I was told by the medical community that there was no way to heal me and that I shouldn’t be worried about these conditions that they couldn’t heal.Working with Anne I tried various dietary changes to see if they impacted my symptoms. It took four months for Anne to craft a custom program finally worked and within ONE week of starting it my symptoms resolved. It was as if a switch had been turned off on my irritation! Today, I am happy to say that I can wear my contacts again and rarely have flare ups. I recommend Anne to folks who I know are frustrated with the medical community and feel like they just have to live with pain and suffering.
Scott – Age 22 , Davisburg, MI
I was diagnosed with thrush (yeast overgrowth) and tried for several months to eliminate it but I was not having any success getting rid of it. I went to several different doctors and was given another round of prescription anti-fungal medications each time, and then a natural doctor who advised supplemental treatments which helped somewhat but my thrush just seemed to return. Deciding I needed a more comprehensive approach I found Anne’s website and made an appointment. Anne has been very thorough in her approach to helping me eradicate my yeast overgrowth and she is much more accessible than my doctor. Anne explained how we get yeast overgrowth and what foods contribute to this condition – these were things that were left out by my doctors. I now understand what feeds yeast, what prevents it and what to do to heal myself. I am making more progress working with Anne than I had been following other programs. My thrush is slowly becoming less of a problem and I my condition is improving.
Penny – Age 52 , Ferndale, MI
What a difference! I had already deduced plenty of what I could not eat, and much of it was supposedly “good-for-me-health-food”. This left me with the question, “What can I eat?” Anne Baker helped answer that question. With her help, the natural foods that are best for me were ferreted out, and I can eat a LOT! Anne also put me on a Candida Cleanse with gentle herbs that really work! The Candida is gone. My energy is up, as is my mood! No more dark days, even when it’s raining outside! To look at where I was and compare it to where I now am…what a difference! And it was so easy! I’ve got to give thanks to the Maker, and to Anne Baker. Thank you! What a difference!
Sue – Age 55 , Warren, MI
By the end of my first appointment, I felt confident in Anne’s skills and knowledge and knew I made the right decision in selecting her as my lifestyle educator. My confidence in Anne grew when just after a week of following her recommendations; I felt better and had more energy. Her evaluation as to what was troubling me appeared to be right on and I continue to work towards renewed health. Subsequent appointments fared just as well with her ability to get it right with supplements/treatments that truly work. Changing my diet wasn’t stressful or hard, as Anne provided recipes, shopping lists, and other resources to guide me. I have shared my experience with several friends and family and they have been inspired to make changes themselves. Anyone who desires to feel better or is overwhelmed by the thought of where to start in maintaining or improving their health owes it to themselves to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Anne Baker.
Michael – Age 66, Southfield, MI
I’ve been working with Anne now for about 4 months. I came to Anne for help improving my dietary habits and to get information on other aspects of health such as better sleep and what supplements are valuable and which are not. Anne has provided me with solid, worthwhile advice that has already made a noticeable difference in my life. I sleep better now, thanks to Anne and am taking fewer supplements while getting as much or more from them. Also Anne does not try to sell me supplements as a previous nutritionist did. She assessed me carefully, for example using previous blood tests (far more carefully than my previous nutritionist did). She examined carefully what I was already eating and supplements I was taking before making nutritional or supplement recommendations. She’s also given me tips on healthier cooking. I could go on, but all in all I am very satisfied with Anne and would recommend her to anyone seeking expert nutritional and health guidance.
Laura – Age 42, Shelby Township, MI
I went to Anne looking for relief after suffering from interstitial cystitis for almost two years. Between the time my symptoms began and when I went to Anne’s office, I saw three family practitioners, a nurse, a medical student, and a urologist about my bladder pain. None was able to offer any guidance on how to alleviate my symptoms, nor did any of them link particular foods to my IC. At that point, I knew I had to research solutions on my own, and I am glad I found Anne. It took only two visits with Anne before I was feeling better and was able to continue following an interstitial cystitis diet on my own. Anne knew a lot about IC, and also took a lot of time to explain things to me, research IC-friendly recipes, and reassure me that an IC diet would really be helpful to me. She was right. I now know which foods cause my symptoms to flare and which foods are safe to me to eat, and as a result, I am virtually symptom-free for the first time since May 2010. I am so grateful, as I was really beginning to think I would never feel completely normal again. Thank you, Anne!
Kathy – Age 55, Clinton Township, MI
I met Anne about 6 weeks ago. During our first phone conversation Anne asked detailed questions then assured me that she could help me. I came to Anne with a long list of complaints – IBS, aches & pains, fatigue, sleepless nights, overweight, always craving food, dizzy, constipation and many more issues. I have been to many doctors and followed other diet plans but no one has helped me as much as Anne. Anne developed a plan just for me which consisted of diet, supplements and a change in my daily routine and after just two weeks I was feeling wonderful. My family and co-workers could not believe the difference in my appearance and attitude. I can now wake up in the morning and not dread the day ahead. Over the last 6 weeks I have lost 10 pounds and I feel I will continue to lose more weight with her guidance. I can’t thank Anne enough for giving me back a way of life I thought I would never see again.
Karen – Age 58 , New Baltimore, MI
I had been experiencing a lot of headaches, body aches and fatigueand wondered what else was out of whack. I decided I needed to see a nutritionist to help get my body and life back on track. This is when I found Anne Baker at Nourish. Anne made a number of recommendations that would help improve my diet and even tips for getting a better night’s rest. She recommended food sensitivity testing to rule out any food allergies that might be causing some of the problems I was experiencing. The test came back with fairly few allergies to foods, but the real surprise was that my Candida level was off the chart. After a couple weeks of eliminating foods that contributed to the condition and taking supportive supplements recommended by Anne, I am well on my way to a healthier life. I am eating healthier, sleep better, have lost 8 much needed pounds and have a more positive outlook toward life in general. I am fully embracing a more holistic lifestyle and feel grateful to have the guidance Anne provided. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have discovered a condition that is fully treatable now– before it became an illness. Had I not visited Anne, I would not have known I had this condition because my doctor would have never tested for it. I’m glad I followed my instincts and reached out to a nutritionist. I’m glad I found Anne at Nourish.
Jeannette – Age 43, Berkley, MI
I came to Anne feeling lethargic, foggy minded and definitely in a depressed state. Ann’s guidance, tailored to my needs, has not only helped energize my mind and body but has also served as the catalyst for me to quit smoking and develop a regular exercise routine. Anne has placed me on the path to achieving optimal health.
Debbi – Age 19, Flint, MI
I had been trying to discover a natural treatment for my depression for several years any time I ate certain types of food. At the end of my senior year in high school the problems got worse. I was reacting to what seemed to be any food I ate, thus I grew more and more afraid of eating. Since college was just around the corner, I knew I must discover the root of my problems and find at the very least a way to deal with the depression. My family doctor ran some blood tests to rule out any serious condition. Just Like all of the allopathic doctors I had seen he offered anti-depressant medications, which I did not want to take. So my mother found Anne and I met with her. She listened to everything we said and I felt optimistic that this would be the key to finding out exactly what my food sensitivities were. Through a process of working with her we discovered what I could eat as well as what my triggers were. Now for the first time in a great many years I am feeling truly normal.
William – Age 82, Oxford, MI
Thanks to Anne I am in better health today than one year ago. I learned at a routine visit to my internist, that I was at HIGH risk for a heart attack or stroke. My overall cholesterol was 241 mg/dl and my LDL was at 158 mg/dl. That forced me to have to change my diet, and add a routine of exercise that would dramatically improve my health.” The diet my MD gave me was pretty minimal and left me a bit confused on how to begin. So I contacted Anne and she helped me with a detailed diet program that focused on what I could eat instead of what I couldn’t eat. I more than doubled my intake of fresh fruit and vegetables and started drinking water between meals which helped my digestive track process my foods better. Anne recommended nutritional substitutes that actually tasted good. By eliminating red meat, and cutting back on processed foods – PLUS going easy on butter, eggs, cheese and other dairy products I saw a great change in my blood cholesterol. At my seven week checkup my blood cholesterol had dropped from 241 mg/dL to 163 mg/dL and my triglycerides went from 158 mg/dL to 88 mg/dL and I lost 4 lbs. My internist was amazed! Now I’ve got more energy and have worked up to doing 3 miles a day on the Aerodyne bike which is helping me strengthening my legs for better balance.
Diane – Age 53, Rochester, MI
I have always considered myself healthy from the way I eat, exercise and live life. Recently another cholesterol test revealed high numbers.Not high enough to warrant medication but enough to make me realize I needed to make some changes. I needed help and I knew my choices in foods were the place to start. ANNE BAKER TO THE RESCUE! Anne has helped me so much. I now understand how foods stimulate your system and keep you healthy. I am so happy I made the call and found Anne’s help.
Charlene – Age 21, Rochester, MI
I‘ve suffered from gastrointestinal issues for ten years and have been prescribed a variation of the same antacid which has never actually solved the problem but rather masked it instead. I have also struggling with feelings of depression and anxiety, which I have also been taking medication for. I just got to the point where I couldn’t think of any reason why I should keep taking all these pharmaceutical drugs that are only prescribed to treat the symptoms and not resolve the actual problem at hand. I was looking for help getting back on the right track and found Anne. Anne has addressed the cause of my symptoms by helping me change what I am eating and augmenting this with some targeted supplements. After a couple of months of keeping up with my nutritional regimen, I have noticed a big difference in the way I feel. She has helped me realize how important nutrition is and thanks to her, I am now weaning off of the pharmaceutical drugs that I have been taking for so long and I am starting to feel a lot more like myself.Thanks to Anne Baker, I am closer to reaching my goal of finally being drug free and healthy.
Kent – Age 52, Chesterfield, MI
Five months ago I was diagnosed with IC (Interstitial Cystitis) of the bladder. The doctor I went to did not have much information on diet or how to manage my condition, other than prescription medications which I did not want to use. I found Anne’s website and saw she helped people who suffered from chronic health conditions using special diets. When I came to Anne I was in a great deal of discomfort and unclear about what I could actually eat without exacerbating my pain. She advised me about what foods to avoid so I could begin getting my IC pain under control. When I told my urologist I was seeing a nutritionist he thought that it was a great idea. Today’s doctors have you in and out of their office in ten minutes, but working with Anne she spent a great deal of time educating me about what I could do (and eat) to improve my condition and ease my pain. She’s also taught me more about how everything is connected and has given me specific natural options I can turn to when I do have an IC flair up. Because I also suffer from planter’s fasciitis, a bad back, high cholesterol and other digestive issues she has shown me how I can manage these conditions too without prescription medications. When I started seeing Anne five months ago my cholesterol was high (210) but at my last check up my cholesterol was down to 190 so what she has me doing is working on many levels.
Marcela - Age 53, Huston, TX
I was feeling like the aging process had taken a toll on me. I was constantly tired, bloated and woke up every morning with sinus problems and had nasal drainage through out the day. I always had a feeling that my brain was in a cloud and I couldn't think fast or clear and frankly thought that my health was in serious jeopardy.
I happened to Google "detox" and Anne's site came up, and when I clicked and saw "healing from within". I knew I needed that and decided to contact Anne and I'm glad I did. She helped me by designing a very nutritious diet -custom made- among other things and promised that if I stick to her suggestions I would see a change and everything she said was true.
After a few weeks with the program my digestion got better and by the end of the first month I had more energy, no sinus drainage and I was thinking much better! I was so surprised how fast it happened and I never got hungry or craved the stuff that made me sick in the first place. On top of that I began to loose weight (fat), it is truly amazing! Today, after finishing with the program all I can say is that I feel as if I'm in my 30's again, with lots of energy, no sinus drainage, no bloating and I can think faster and clearer and the cloud is gone for good and by the way I lost 15.8 pounds!
I really recommend anybody who's looking to improve their health to contact Anne, she is wonderful and will be there with you all the way!
Kathy - Age 56, Sterling Height, MI
I came to Anne looking for help with my IBS symptoms that seemed to be worsening and my seasonal allergy symptoms that seems to now be making me very sensitive to fragrances from many products I came in contact with. I was also very fatigued and had considerable joint pain from what I thought might be un-diagnosed fibromyalgia. After comparing her program costs to those of a chiropractor who claimed to specialize in digestive issues, I decided to work with Anne. Her program costs were so much more reasonable!
When I met with Anne she suggested I have food sensitivity testing done and also tested me for yeast overgrowth. Since I had been avoiding gluten and diary already, at first I wasn't sure about this but we did the testing and it showed a number of foods I was reactive to as well as yeast overgrowth. After following the special immune calming diet and taking the supplements she suggested for more than 3 months I have way less IBS symptoms. I also have more energy; especially when I would normally want to crash around 2:00 in the afternoon. I have less joint pain than before and less headaches. I feel that my body has done some healing and I will continue to follow the plan and working on getting stronger every day. Thank you for all of your caring and knowledge that definitely leads to improved health. I definitely recommend Anne to anyone who asks about this program.
Marla - Age 54, Troy, MI
I was suffering from Acid Reflux/GERD, exhaustion, weight gain, Hypo-thyroid type systems and restless sleep, just to name a few. I went to see a few doctors over a course of a year or two and had blood tests and evaluations done only to be told that nothing was wrong or to just take antacids.
Since the doctors were no help and I was tired of feeling miserable, I decided to take the ole’ adage seriously that “You are what you eat”. So I started a web search looking for someone to help me evaluate my problems and improve/correct my nutrition in hopes of solving my health issues. That is when I found Anne Baker.
Approximately two weeks after I meet with Anne and started following her advice, my acid-reflux was significantly reduced and by 3 weeks was gone. It has not come back since. Within two and a half months I dropped 9 pounds. My hypo-thyroid symptoms were lessening and by the end of 6 months, they were completely gone. I was sleeping better and I had more energy. I felt I was getting my old self back or should I say my younger self back!
If you are having mystery illness, the doctors are not helping and you are like me where you are not interested in taking medications only to make the pharmaceutical companies rich and you poor, try Anne! SHE IS WORTH IT!
Amy - Age 45, Saginaw, MI)
I don't even have the words to convey how grateful I am to you. "Thank you" is just not enough.
Before we met, I was at the lowest point of my life. I was having so many issues, none of which I contributed to the food I was eating. I no longer enjoyed any part of my life. I could barely get through my work day because my joints hurt so bad and I was not able to exercise. I quit doing things with my fiancé, family and friends. I looked so terrible that I did not want to leave the house, and for 3 weeks I didn't, even go out to check the mail. I felt terrible. I had anxiety about things I had been doing every day, like driving and shopping. My hair was falling out. My menstrual cycle lasted 20 days. My eyes were burning, sticky and constantly watering. I had kidney stones. I wasn't sleeping well. My feet were burning so bad that I had to run home right after work and soak them in ice. I cried at the drop of a hat. I was easily aggravated and yelled at people inappropriately, which was embarrassing. My nose was always stuffed up and sometimes I had difficulty breathing, even after taking all kinds of over-the-counter products and several prescription medications. I had purchased so many products, supplements and books trying to heal and nothing worked.
I was feeling like maybe I was a hypochondriac so I didn't tell my doctor about all of my issues. I had been seeing her constantly for the last 2 years just for my feet, joints and sinuses and because nothing was helping, I felt like she thought I was exaggerating. She sent me to physical therapy, foot specialists, chiropractors, women’s specialists and an urologist. I had spent so much money and time with little to no results. Finally she told me there is just some pain I was going to have to learn to live with.
I just could not believe that since I was a completely healthy, active 42 year old women who seemed to turn overnight in to whatever it was when I contacted you 2 years later. I remember not even getting through our first phone call without crying. You said "I can help you." That was the first time anyone made me feel like my issues were legitimate. With all of the doctors and treatments and failures, I had started to doubt myself...maybe I was a hypochondriac?!
I am so glad that with your encouragement, I stuck with your program and followed through Here I am, a few short months later and I have my life back!!! I just walked over 3 miles today and biked over 15 miles on Tuesday. I am happily going about my day with no foot pains, no eyes irritations, no sinus issues, no medications, no crying, no anxiety, no joint pains, no difficulty breathing, no sleep issues, no hair loss and no crazy attitude problems.
I have my life back!!! So you can understand why "thanks" seems like not enough. I am so amazed about what you have taught me about food and health, I just wished I had learned it years ago.
This experience was life-changing. I am eternally grateful to you, Anne Baker. You are a true healer and a master of nutrition.
Pauline -Age 41, Rocklin, CA
After six years of declining health, seeing numerous doctors, and specialists I’d hit a wall with it all. Adrenal burn out, candida, leaky GUT and food intolerance’s finally convinced me I needed a different approach to recover my health. What I needed was a truly a comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle change program so I could learn what to do to help myself.
After talking with Anne for the first time I felt as though she was the person I’d been searching for! She got me started on a doable anti-candida diet, and we began to heal my leaky GUT. Plus she showed me how to reduce the number of supplements I was taking to the ones I actually needed. The recipes, shopping lists and lifestyle tips she provided along with her coaching really made the all the difference. This is not an quick fix and getting to the point I was at didn’t happen overnight. There were times I thought it wasn’t making a difference, but with perseverance and consistency, I see a huge change. Now I have much more energy and am confident I know how to take good care of my health for the long term. I know if I go off my eating, I do feel worse. But I know what to do to correct that instead of spiraling out of control again.
Sonia – Age 23, Rochester, MI
After three years of discomfort my body really started to reject everything I was eating. I had gained 40lbs and any prescription medication for depression I was taking started to show itself useless. I was getting sinus infections quite often; I was always exhausted and had little energy. In the last few months of a swollen face and constant bloating despite the over counter relief I sought, I did frantic search of holistic nutritionists. After working with Anne for about 3 months I not only learned about natural ways to aid my body but what foods my body couldn’t tolerate anymore. My depression diminished tremendously and I lost 30lbs through detox and eating foods my body could digest. Anne was always prepared and knowledgeable and I’m so grateful I found relief and real nutritional education.
Kevin – Age 46, Macomb, MI
I wanted a drug free way to resolve my recurrent sinus infections and reduce my asthma symptoms which had gotten so bad all my doctor was able to offer me was rounds of anti-biotics every four weeks. This made no sense to me and I was becoming very concerned about the constant dependence on such strong medications. I was also worried about my risk of becoming anti-biotic resistant. When I met with Anne I felt sick allover, had no energy and such severe brain fog I could barely function at my job. She immediately knew how to help me address the cause and started me on a yeast eradication diet and herbal supplement regime that had my energy increasing in a matter of days. After couple of weeks following her program I am noticing a great improvement in how I feel and the best part is I am no longer dependent upon taking anti-biotics to keep myself healthy.
Erika – Age 33, Cincinnati, Ohio
It was such a great pleasure working with Anne. Her knowledge, her experience, her wit and humor, and her hopefulness were all so much needed and appreciated during one of the hardest times in my life. I was dealing with mystery illnesses that included chronic fatigue, inexplicable digestive problems, depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, and a host of environmental and food allergies and intolerances, in short, a little bit of everything. In less than 4 months, I experienced a remarkable improvement of my seasonal allergies and digestive upsets, and all around a general increase in energy and stabilization of my moods. I felt normal for the first time in a long time I’m eating a wider variety of foods (and preparing some of her great juice and gut friendly recipes) with little to no symptoms. I highly recommend Anne to anyone, especially struggling moms!
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