Your website, YouTube videos and your introduction phone call made me think about the symptoms of low stomach acid.
As you know the NHS and myself as a Dietitian do not really get taught about low stomach acid. Anyway, I was very keen not to continue on PPIs long term and I have now never felt better.
Everyone, except you, told me I needed a higher PPI dose not less.
Symptoms I thought were due to ongoing reflux turn out to be due to the low stomach acid.
I had no idea symptoms of both reflux and low stomach acid could be the same. I am so much happier as the symptoms do not rule every minute of my life now. My symptoms are still a work in progress, but your advice was invaluable. Thank you so much.
After many years of "not quite feeling right" and certainly not having the know-how about my own specific nutrition, reaching my late 30s I decided it was time to invest in my health and to understand my body better. My main issues were bloating, blood sugar level inconsistency and fluctuations in weight. Now I can say I am consciously aware of my eating patterns and how these can directly impact my everyday life. I feel in control of uncomfortable symptoms of eating certain foods, and know what to eat to maintain and support a healthy lifestyle. Mostly I am impressed by how mindful I have become of my eating, reducing binging and am able to prioritise eating balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day. Whilst there is still work to do, I am able to reflect on the day and understand what I need to think about and try again the next day.
Overall, I am so happy with the education and support Caroline has given me. It really is a life-long investment and would tell anyone thinking about doing the same to GET GOING!
I worked with Caroline over a number of months to address an issue with my gut which had escalated causing indigestion and problems with certain foods, which was causing me extreme worry. The hospital had ruled out something sinister but seemed unable to help any further, leaving me in limbo. Caroline's treatment was holistic and comprehensive and really looked at my lifestyle, age and other life factors. I was able to implement some simple lifestyle changes and make wiser food and drink choices for me. Four months on, I'm in a much healthier place and feel confident I can go back to Caroline if this flares up again or I need a refresher session.
When I first met Caroline, I was suffering from chronic digestive discomfort and losing weight. My symptoms included extreme bloating, trapped wind and acid reflux. Caroline helped me by recommending several supplements which I found to be really beneficial. She also organised an in-depth stool test for me as she felt poor digestion may be a major contributory factor to my problems.
The results showed Caroline’s suspicions to be right as it highlighted poor digestive capability and microbiome dysbiosis. Since continuing the supplements, several months down the line, I feel so much better. I don’t have the persistent discomfort as before, and I have so much more energy!
Thank you Caroline for making so much of a difference, when everything felt so hopeless before.
"Thank you for your very valuable help. You keep me firing on all cylinders!"
"The words 'gut health expert' jumped out at me when I was searching online for someone who could help me with suspected leaky gut. With her immense knowledge and many years of experience Caroline literally walked with me on my journey back to health. She organised test kits within days, provided dietary programmes and recommended supplements to support my recovery, was always on hand when I had questions, and reassured me when I was at my most wobbly. I really recommend her services. “
Lorna - Calne
Caroline provided great support and information to help me with the things I was looking to improve. Caroline's wealth of knowledge has helped improve my health as well as information to help myself. I thoroughly recommend her services.
Caroline has been extremely helpful in providing me with both the necessary guidance and supplements to significantly help the health my kidneys. As a nutritionist and naturopath, Caroline provides invaluable guidance on both diet and nutrition. Correcting one’s diet helps to deal with specific health issues and avoids later more acute health problems.
Nakeeta Lu Yen Li
I now feel much more energised, the symptoms have disappeared!
"I have worked with Caroline for 4 months and during that time I have requested her support and knowledge concerning several minor health issues, including potential sinus symptoms, cyclical fatigue, dry facial skin and dull headaches. Caroline focused on my gut microbiome initially and over the months she adjusted the protocol to support my many minor symptoms.
I now feel much more energised, the symptoms have disappeared and I realise how depleted and lathargic I have been for several years. I truly believe the focus on gut health firstly with support through various vitamins and minerals has enabled a big change in my physical and mental wellbeing.
I feel happy to provide Caroline with a testimonial, based on my personal experience, as I'm grateful and pleased to have made the choice to work with her and have certain lab tests done to firmly indicate where the issues lay. Caroline is professional, efficient, supportive and caring, everything required from a functional medicine practitioner. I intend to continue with my tailored regime of supplements and eating healthily.
Thank you, Caroline.
Nakeeta Lu Yen Li
Caroline's help has been life-changing!
"I sought Caroline after years of struggling with digestive issues and irregular periods. Caroline has a friendly, thorough and sympathetic approach which I found comforting in opening up about my symptoms and getting to the root cause of my issues. She opened my eyes to different aspects of health like sleep and stress and with dietary changes and supplementation; my digestive issues have drastically improved and I have started to regulate my periods more consistently. Caroline's help has been life-changing and has literally given me a new lease on life! Couldn't thank Caroline enough and recommend her services to everyone, especially those with digestive issues."
NAKEETA LU YEN YI - SWINDON
Nakeeta Lu Yen Li
Oh do I wish I had found Caroline earlier!
“My problems started a long time ago mainly due to work life sending stress direct to my gut. I’ve tried various people (and Dr.Google) over twenty five years but I’m sorry to say they simply do not have the right expertise. I achieved very little - I now realise. We truly are what we eat (and digest) so leaving problems associated with gut health is far too important to leave to fringe and quirky practitioners who mean well. Caroline’s extensive knowledge and expertise has changed my situation considerably. I can now enjoy and digest a number of foods and yes, there is more to do but only with Caroline’s help.”
KEN - GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Caroline has literally transformed my life!
I don’t say that lightly but she is the first person to really listen to me and my symptoms for twenty years. With her careful consultation skills and truly getting to know me, she was able to offer me personal advice that within one month had removed nearly all the symptoms I had experienced for 20 years. I had severe abdominal bloating and stabbing pains, pain in joints, sinus problems, colds, sore throats, poor sleep and was on anti-depressants. I am now living my life to the full, off anti-depressants and I can honestly say it is all down to Caroline’s expertise. Thank you so much!
Lynn - Swindon
I am thrilled and amazed that my symptoms started to improve straight away!
I contacted Caroline as I was experiencing several digestive symptoms and joint pains but I did not wish to continue taking the prescribed medications on a long term basis. Caroline took a detailed case history to really understand my concerns. She was able to make recommendations to modify my diet and supplements to support my symptoms. I am thrilled and amazed that my symptoms started to improve straight away and within three months all my symptoms had gone! I was also off all the prescribed medication.
Esme - Nailsea
I would recommend Caroline to anyone, she is very professional and knowledgeable in her field..
Before I sought help from Caroline I was suffering from very painful and swollen knee and shoulder joints. Caroline went through my general health and suggested various changes in my diet with additional natural supplements added. I am now thankfully pain free with minimal discomfort and no swollen inflamed joints. I would recommend Caroline (Peyton Principles) to anyone, she is very professional and knowledgeable in her field.
Pat Russell - Swindon
Caroline was there for me...
I have always been a fit, active and healthy person, but after a nasty 100+ day virus with chest, sinus and ear complications, and three courses of antibiotics and other drugs, my digestive system was totally messed up and I was feeling awful. I was losing weight and unable to eat much food because of the "burps". After completing a questionnaire and lengthy personal consultation an eating plan and supplements were suggested. Within two days I felt the difference and was on the road to recovery. I always knew that if I had a problem Caroline was there for me.
Mary - Swindon
Caroline's advice and information was easy to follow. I would not hesitate to recommend her!
From the initial contact with Caroline, I found her to be very approachable and extremely professional. She put me at ease, listened carefully, and was very reassuring and sympathetic. Her advice and information was easy to follow, with plenty of hand out and written instructions where required. Follow up appointments and advice were of equal value, and I would not hesitate to recommend her as a naturopath.
Jill - Circencester
Caroline helped me to fully recover from two issues, both of which I had suffered from for many years.
I was very pleased with the outcome of my consultation with Caroline. What I was especially impressed with was the fact that Caroline gave all her advice in one session, with one shorter follow-up session. Caroline quickly and accurately assessed my two major health concerns, and provided me with a new diet plan which was simple to follow and provided instant results, helping me to fully recover from these two issues, both of which I had suffered from for many years.
Mr D. C. - Swindon
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"I feel 100% well. Caroline's assessment was spot on."
I met with Caroline after several years of problems with my digestion with which my GP seemed unable to help. She was professional, friendly and knowledgeable and was able to make some suggestions on how I might be able to improve my health. I started to use the supplements she suggested immediately and quickly began to feel human again. 12 months later, I feel 100% well. Caroline's assessment was spot on. I still follow her other advice. I can recommend a consultation to anyone.
My mother always says she wishes she had found Caroline sooner!
As a teenager and was unable to spend much time at school as my energy was so low. I first visited Caroline in 2013 and she very quickly identified changes to my diet to help provide more balanced energy and more nutritious foods. My digestion was poor too and Caroline was able to recommend supplements to support my digestion. Caroline was very understanding of my situation and seemed knowledgable in knowing how best to support me. Over the months I saw a steady increase in my energy and was able to go on holiday. I continued to see Caroline on and off over the next two years whilst I completed my GCSEs and A levels. My mother was very pleased with Caroline’s recommendations and with my progress and always says she wishes she had found Caroline sooner!
Matthew - Swindon
Caroline worked methodically through my symptoms...
I experienced unexplained weight loss, very uncomfortable digestive symptoms and deteriorating energy which despite several blood tests my GP was unable to help with. I tried various elimination diets to no benefit and decided to seek a more holistic approach to my health. Caroline worked methodically through my symptoms and never made any rash decisions only clear ways of identifying possible causes. I found this approach very reassuring and I could see her genuine interest went beyond the consultation time. I was able to reintroduce foods, saw a steady increase in my weight and my energy with improvements to my digestive symptoms. I was able to move to London to work at a new challenging job too and not having to worry about my health made the transition much easier.
Jake - Swindon
Caroline's dietary advice was simple and very easy to follow and most important of all it was extremely effective...
When I first signed as a Professional Boxer I needed to dramatically change my diet so that I could lose over a stone, in order to achieve my fighting weight, whilst at the same time maintaining high energy levels in order to support an intensive training regime. The consultation process with Caroline was straightforward and informative, the dietary advice given was simple and very easy to follow and most important of all it was extremely effective.
Caroline is very professional and thorough...
I am very pleased with the service I have received from Caroline. She is very professional and thorough which makes me feel confident about her recommendations. She has helped me to make positive changes to my diet and has shown me how to incorporate new food ideas for myself. I find Caroline’s advice easy to understand and I have definitely benefited from the programme she recommended. I feel very inspired to carry on and get my health back into good shape.
Liz - Swindon
Caroline's recommendations have helped to ease my symptoms and my wellbeing...
I have had two consultations with Caroline since last November. I initially approached her for some advice regarding ongoing joint pains. And then following extensive tests at a private clinic, I approached Caroline to analyse and explain the test results and provide help to device a regime I could follow. I have found Caroline to be extremely professional throughout. She has taken the time to explain her recommendations to me and has provided clear advice that suits my lifestyle and budget. I am pleased that her recommendations have helped to ease my symptoms and have improved my wellbeing.
John - Marlborough
Caroline has very in depth knowledge and is definitely expert level...
Caroline has very in depth knowledge and understanding of her subject and is definitely expert level. I thought I understood what I needed to eat but just wasn’t eating it but she really helped me understand that it was much more complex than I realised and how nutrition was used in my body and why I was experiencing the symptoms I did. She gave me a feeling of empowerment over what and how to eat to feel more energetic and healthy in easy to implement ways that mean its a lifestyle change not a diet that you eventually fail at. I feel confident now I can eat in a way that I can also role model to my family making changes for all our benefit.
Liz Ewart - Swindon
Caroline has been very supportive and I would thoroughly recommend her...
Caroline is extremely thorough and she took great trouble to learn about my health history. She has really helped me following two painful visits to hospital with painful gut problems. As well as recommending long term strategies to support my gut health going forwards. Her advice on diet and supplements has been informed and successful. She has also been very supportive and I would thoroughly recommend her.
Brigid - Fairford
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"So full of respect and admiration for the way you explain complex issues and detailed research studies in a clear and straightforward way. Thankyou Caroline"
I can't believe the difference her suggestions to diet and lifestyle have made. Amazing....
When I met Caroline I felt really unwell with multiple symptoms. I had been to the doctors but I wished to pursue a more natural approach to my health first. Caroline took the time to listen to me, she asked lots of questions and was very understanding. She gave me such clear explanations that I was able to go away and implement her advice straight away. I can't believe the difference her suggestions to changes in diet and lifestyle have made. It has been amazing.
Tania - Cirencester
Caroline is always there to provide advice and support...
Following a Dexa scan in January 2018, wanted to take action for my bone health. and to take a natural approach to my health and approached Caroline October 2019. Caroline took the time to review my diet and supplements and was especially interested to support digestive and gut health to help absorption of minerals and other nutrients and elimination of toxins.
I went for an Osteoscan in March 2020 and was advised that my scores show a slight improvement and now have osteopenia just below the osteoporosis category.
I have found working with Caroline a positive experience. She is always there to provide advice and support to me.
Claire - Cirencester
I am happy to say that I am 95% back to my old self now!
My husband found you on the internet and we decided to seek your help because my recovery was not going well and you were able to see me in person and also locally. I was very anxious about consulting you initially but you soon put me at my ease and you seemed to get to the nub of the problem very quickly, which was reassuring. That first time I visited you I was still in a considerable amount of pain but I am happy to say that I am 95% back to my old self now. I think the main difference it has made to my life is the fact that I plucked up the courage to seek help when I needed it and take more control of the situation myself, which I have always been reluctant to do in the past. To be honest I wasn't sure what outcome I was expecting but obviously I am very happy to now be feeling so much better, I was just glad at the time to be listened to without feeling that I was wasting someone's time.
ANN - SWINDON
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"I wish I had contacted you earlier. Thank you so much for all your help."
The first thing I’d like to say is that I wish I had contacted you earlier while I was really ill and being investigated by the colorectal team. But I decided that I should wait for a diagnosis (diverticulitis).
When I first consulted you I was still having gastrointestinal problems including diarrhoea and poor appetite. I had lost weight, about a stone and a half. I now have a good appetite, gained half a stone, having a pretty normal diet and my symptoms have gone .
It was so good that you highlighted a possibility that using products that hinder stomach acid could be causing problems especially as I had been taking it for so long . My symptoms improved quite quickly after stopping it and as I think I mentioned the doctor said he thought that itcould have contributed to problems, I’m convinced that it did.
Thank you so much for all your help, working with you was a pleasure.
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About Caroline Peyton.
Caroline is a very experienced practitioner and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others.
She graduated with a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy (2009), set up her own practice and helped launch the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA).
She continues to develop her knowledge with a particular interest in gut health and psychosocial health.
Naturopaths have always said "Health starts in the Gut" and science is finally catching up!
And it seems only natural that true health comes when we feel emotionally, spiritually and physically in balance.
To help you find relief from your symptoms,
rebalance your gut, mind and body so that you
feel like you again!
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