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I was given a diagnosis of Hypothyroidism by my MD about 4 years ago because I had been experiencing odd heart palpitations. I’d go in for my appointments explaining my weird heart flops feeling like a hypochondriac meanwhile the labs and heart monitors showed “very little to be concerned about.” My MD ran the typical tests for reviewing the function of the thyroid, said that my levels were “a little off” and made her recommendations based on only three markers. The MD visits were never on time, the MD was rushed and wasn’t able to do a very thorough assessment and each time I went to see her, I felt that I was made to believe I didn’t really know what was going on chemically in my body and I simply needed to trust the text book assessment, diagnosis and prognosis I was given. “You’ll likely be on medication your entire life, but most people do just fine with that and don’t have any issues.” And that was about it. Continue doing everything the same. But still experience symptoms. I knew that I was not content being on medication my entire life. I had done enough research to know that there was some other root issue behind a “broken” thyroid gland and weird heart flops and that there was some reason why I wasn’t functioning properly. I just couldn’t settle with what my MD told me. And, I wasn’t feeling any better. My heart flops were getting worse. I had heard about Katrina through a mutual friend and was fascinated by the person she sounded to be. When my friend shared with me that Katrina was offering a nutrition class, I jumped on the opportunity to attend in hopes that I may gain some greater knowledge to start healing my thyroid and help my heart. I was totally impressed by Katrina’s knowledge base, her ability to quickly respond to questions live, her personal testimony of healing, her current lifestyle choices, the openness of her faith and her desire to share her knowledge with others. I jumped on the opportunity to work with Katrina. I am so glad I did. My first meeting with her was several hours long, so unlike what I explained earlier about my other healthcare visits. It wasn’t rushed, it was thorough! I didn’t feel like I couldn’t say something about my health to her for fear of feeling like a hypochondriac or someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. My husband chose to work with Katrina as well for different issues and it was a blessing to get to work with her together with him there. There weren’t any weird confidentiality issues or double booking, etc. Katrina listened well. She took good notes. She admitted to not knowing certain things and was willing to talk with other clinicians and dig around for answers – and get back to us. Something super cool to me was that she mentioned running tests that my doctor had NEVER suggested running before. She listened to my symptoms and pondered a different view, not just hypothyroidism. I decided that I should have the tests completed. I was shocked to see what my lab readings were. My thyroid antibodies were literally off the charts. They couldn’t read any higher. Why had my MD never thought to run this lab before? This was a totally different ballpark than simply hypothyroidism. At this point, I decided I needed to possibly change medical doctors. I did and my new MD was willing to listen to my story of working with Katrina. She suggested running an ultrasound on my thyroid after she reviewed my crazy labs that Katrina had ordered. After the ultrasound, my new MD gave me the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s. Katrina had nailed it. Based on the assessment she completed and the labs she chose to run because she thought I may have this, Katrina was right. She was the one who found out that I had Hashimoto’s. For several years now, I was actually taking iodine to support my thyroid health and my previous medical doctor knew this. Iodine + Hashimotos = Significant damage. Not good. Not good at all. My doctor would explain to me several times how she knew how the thyroid worked and what it needed, while I was in fact still, significantly damaging my thyroid tissue and masking a greater damaging diagnosis! In addition to the iodine I was taking, I was eating gluten. Gluten is a huge agitator to the thyroid gland when one has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. If I had known years prior that I actually had an autoimmune disease and was damaging my thyroid by taking iodine and eating gluten, I would have stopped! Katrina made a gut healing protocol that I went through. She then recommended supplements for me to take and different lifestyle (mostly food based) choices that I have chosen to still implement. There was proof in her recommendations. My labs improved. My thyroid antibodies weren’t off the charts anymore (>6500), still high, but only in the 300s. She recommended that I eliminate gluten. I reluctantly did (yes, it was hard) …my heart palpitations went away, COMPLETELY. Gone. Then, it wasn’t hard anymore. I think that’s important to note too, that while things have been difficult, Katrina has been steady in her knowledge base and convictions. Even when I told her that I wanted to eat gluten eventually someday, she told me the hard stuff - that it probably wasn’t in my best interest due to my condition. I applaud that boldness in her and appreciate her consistency. She’s trustworthy. And, super gracious, too 😊. I have seen the fruits of these recommendations over time. Just the other day, I let myself have a small special treat at a potluck that included some gluten. Oh man, it wasn’t long afterwards that I noticed…heart palpitations that had been gone for months! I can’t say enough about how grateful my husband and I are for Katrina’s influence in our lives. She helped me catch a significant disease early on. I trust her interest in our lives and so appreciate the knowledge that she has shared. She’s been a godsend. I am so grateful to God for her!
I'm so thankful for Katrina and her incredible knowledge! Before i felt pretty alone and aimless trying to figure out what was going on with my body. I've been to many doctors and come away disappointed. But now i feel confident and have a plan to heal! The difference is that katrina focuses on using nutrition to support and balance the bodies natural healing abilities. This gets to the root instead of just treating symptoms! She is so kind and encouraging, and always available to answer questions. I live that when i talk to her it's like talking to a friend who genuinely cares.
I noticed drastic differences in my energy level and mood within a week of beginning the supplement and nutritional protocol she recommended for me. She has gone above and beyond for me and my curious nature, and has encouraged my understanding of the interconnectedness of the human body. Katrina has treated me with respect and concern because she believes that my body has been created in the image of God and I am precious to Him.
If you are truly ready to change your health and know you want to do it in a natural way, then I highly recommend working with Katrina. She helped me find the root cause of my health problems not just "fix" the symptoms of it. She helped me to understand how to use food for healing, and to gain a better understanding of what is healthy and what was not as well as what real nutrition is and how my body needed these things to function and heal properly. Her program for me was easy to follow and she was always ready to answer questions as well as share a recipe when needed. The bonus for me was seeing my energy and health return as well as seeing the other small issues I was not working on clear up.
Katrina Foe is a competent and knowledgeable functional nutritional therapist. She helps people see the big picture. She helps people see the challenges. She helps people see the first step. She helps people find their pattern-as in a dance step, a waltz for example. Katrina was exceptional in returning my inquires and helping me to gain perspective. Katrina has empathy and understanding and I would recommend her to anyone searching for better health.
Being diagnosed with cancer was an earth shattering event for me and my family. We knew it was a genetic possibility, but I was healthy. The cancer specialist I went to basically said if I didn't have a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation I was going to DIE! The "tumor team," made up of the oncologist, cancer surgeon, radiologist and plastic surgeon all concurred, despite having a lump in only one breast. Against medical advice, I opted for the lumpectomy and would hold off on chemo and radiation until after surgery healed. Now with my understanding of the traditional approach to cancer is to first maim me by cutting off both my breasts, then poison me and then iridate me and see if I am strong enough to survive, otherwise I would most certainly DIE! We also discovered that the measure of traditional cancer treatment success was not "cancer-free health," but "being alive in 5 years." So began the search for another way, which happily led me to Katrina. Katrina too a scientific approach to understanding my disease. We started by measuring which anti-cancer agents had the best effect against the cancer in my body. The Greece Test results identified the supplements most efficacious in my case. Then through additional testing (lots of additional testing, testing stuff I didn't know could be tested), Katrina identified where my diet could change and how various other dietary supplements could help me be better able to regain cancer-free health. Once the measuring was done, then we applied the regime as directed. I hated taking pills, but trust me, I am now an expert. We have continued testing periodically to make sure the total cancer cell count was decreasing and have modified the regime as testing has indicated the need. Katrina's knowledge of how everything interacts is how I believe medical knowledge should be applied. In comparison to traditional medicine, maim, poison and iridate, I would summarize her approach as: 1) Measure everything. 2) Address the most significant issues. Wait and measure again. 3) Address the most significant issues. 4) Repeat until Healthy. 5) If you don't measure it, how can you tell if it is improving? It has been 2 years now since my lumpectomy, the regime has changed regularly throughout the process and my numbers now put me in remission. I am healthy and whole and have Katrina to thank. To stick with the regime was not easy by any stretch of the imagination. But my good health today, tomorrow and moving forward is largely due to Katrina.
I really enjoyed working with Katrina and felt very comfortable talking about my issues in an easy relaxed environment. I feel like I got significant relief from my digestive symptoms by taking the supplements Katrina recommended. I also experienced healing in my foot from plantar fasciitis using the many techniques Katrina gave me. Overall I was happy with my experience and outcome and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Katrina to a friend.
Katrina Foe is God's gift to natural medicine. As I have worked with her I have seen how she truly cares about me as her patient and friend. I have health issues that are fickle and hard to tease out. Some doctors would have given up by now or just given me meds to make the symptoms go away, but not Katrina. She has a determination to see me healed so she has stuck with me in searching for the root of my issues. This is the first time in my life I have ever made progress with my health, as well as issues I did not even realize were related to my gut and diet! My E-coli has been completely eradicated and my stomach cancer threat completely avoided! I can't recommended trusting her with your health needs highly enough!
I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with Katrina. To have someone with her knowledge and experience on my side as I strive for better health has been invaluable. She gives me hope, she's patient with me as I learn new habits, and she's readily available when I need her. With her help, I'm on my way to a healthy body!
Katrina is amazingly knowledgeable about nutrition and how the body works. I have learned so much from her. She has helped me to lose over 50 pounds with Keto and has made my acid reflux totally disappear. She has balanced my hormones and blood sugar. She is always willing to answer questions. I have loved working with her!
I saw improvements in all of my key areas of concern, with my favorite result being that of super-boosted energy!! Who couldn’t use that?! I felt that the work we did also reset my hormones, setting me on a path to victory over a lifelong struggle with female issues. Katrina also specializes in correcting blood sugar dysregulation, which I benefited greatly from.
I went to see Katrina when preparing to try to conceive my third baby. I had past fertility problems and wanted to get a head start on preparing for a healthy pregnancy, even if it took awhile like the previous two. She was so helpful in laying out our options, and answering any questions we had. She cares about you as a person, and not just another patient to “fix” and send on their way. We got pregnant on the second month of trying and now have a beautiful healthy 6 month old baby girl.
Working with Katrina as my nutritional therapist has improved my health in many ways - she will go the extra mile with you to go to the root of a symptom!
Katrina has helped me find what was causing my hot flashes, lack of energy, blemishes and extra weight, but didn't overwhelm me with the information or steps I needed to take in order to heal. Her knowledge, drive and love for better health is obvious and so encouraging. God has really blessed me through her.
Katrina Foe has been an excellent health resource for me. Her many years of experience in Anatomy, Physiology, and Pilates exercise has contributed much understanding of the human body in ways most other nutritional experts and practitioners cannot touch. She is patient, understanding, and very professional in her manner. Cheerfulness is one of her best attributes. She gives you the feeling that she is here to help at any time and at any turn in the road, and that you CAN get better if you are willing to do the work. Katrina has helped me understand the importance of testing for benchmarks and to prove progress in most situations. I have done extensive work with her in diet change for better health to go along with the supplements she deems necessary to obtain the results we are looking for. We have worked towards adjusting long standing problems. These things are not necessarily easy, but change does happen. I can actually digest my food now! I used to feel tired all the time. I would spend most of my week in bed not able to function with horrible brain fog. Always cold, and mostly depressed. I am now able to garden, take walks, teach art and enjoy my days. We still have a ways to go, uncovering more layers just recently. But I know the terrain now, and I am excited to keep moving forward. Thank you, Katrina!
I came to Katrina when I started experiencing a health issue I had concerns about and I needed to get to what was causing my health issue. I chose not to go the route of conventional medicine because I felt it was important to get to the bottom of what was going on with my health and use a holistic and natural approach to treatments that could provide a cure. Something I felt I wouldn't get with a regular Dr. where it may have probably just been given a band-aid with continuous pharmaceutical drugs. We started with some questions and testing and from that Katrina formulated a protocol to help me to combat the health issues that were determined from the results. Working with Katrina has been a wonderful blessing and exactly what I needed. The first thing I noticed about Katrina was her extensive knowledge about the body, it's intricacies and interconnectedness to different health issues. How certain parts align and impact other parts of the body and what attributing factors that link to good health and what isn't helpful or healthy. When she shared my results she was very detailed and really took the time to explain what everything meant, how everything worked, should work and the connection with one element to another. She took the time to make sure I understood everything. She was very patient. She also made suggestions but allowed me to have complete control on deciding how I would implement everything from the information I learned. During the protocol as I have had questions she is very prompt and thorough in her responses as well as candid about things I tried that may or may not work. She is always welcoming and encouraging. Her flexibility in the relationship (which is quite different from a traditional Dr. Office of just being told what to do and not question & not being allowed me to take ownership and control over my health. ‧If you want a natural, holistic, caring approach that is also doable and supported to help with improving and taking back control of your how you handle your health ‧If you're looking for a knowledgeable, flexible, solution where you are listened to and cared about (as opposed to a don't question just do what the Dr. orders) ‧If you want a patient, quick-responding, detailed, one on one relationship with compassion and understanding ‧If you want a refreshing and reassuring experience that goes against the grain of traditional medicine and helps you to take ownership of your health and end the days of medical visits that amount to you being just another patient whose name is a number and you're diagnosis is based on another medical code number used for insurance purposes, then I recommend Katrina Foe at Designed for Health!
I was so grateful to find Katrina Foe! It was very nice to work with someone who saw me as a person with individual and specific needs, rather than just a line on a list to check off. Katrina took the time to hear the whole picture and put together a protocol carefully put together just for me. She was always available to answer my many questions! I was excited to see just how much improvement we made, even eradicating an issue that I had been chipping away at for many years. I highly recommend Katrina for your medical needs!
I learned so much about gut health, blood sugar, nutritional foods, how to change our diets to maximize our health, and so much more. Katrina is an amazing instructor: dynamic and extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and caring with a God-connection that I just loved.
Our family started working with Katrina because our high school son was experiencing ongoing symptoms of depression. Knowing that Katrina had dealt with depression personally was a helpful factor for us in trusting her advice and expertise as we felt that she would have a unique ability to understand and take our concerns seriously. We were correct. Since that time, Katrina has been an invaluable resource and guide in helping us to make adjustments and changes to his lifestyle, eating habits and supplements in order to allow our son’s body and brain to heal. In the last several months we’ve noticed a dramatic change in his overall level of energy and mental outlook. Our entire family has benefited from the changes we have seen in him and I’ve encouraged several friends to reach out to Katrina to help them with their own health needs. I’m grateful to know that Katrina is so passionate about helping others because she is uniquely qualified to do so.
Working with Katrina has changed my life. Before I worked with her I had problems with inflammation. It was all throughout my body. I really tired and lethargic all the time. I was missing out on life with my kids. I am extremely thankful for the time that she has taken to research so many supplements. She has been extremely knowledgeable about all of my hormones and blood sugar issues. The time she has spent researching the best products saves me so much time. What I love best about working with her is that she is always positive and encouraging about everything going on. Today I have a lot more energy. I have been able to play soccer and go on bike rides with my kids. Thank you Katrina
I have spent two decades trying every kind of treatment under the sun with little to no results. In less than one year of treatment with Katrina, my hormone levels have come way up, most of the bacteria in my gut is gone, my severe itching has stopped, my inflammation is way down, my energy has returned, my brain fog is gone, my nails are growing again and more. While I still have things to work on, Katrina has a clear path in place and I have no doubt that I will see great results. She has worked tirelessly to get to the root of my issues and her endless dedication is evidence that I have found a practitioner who cares not only about my health results but also about increasing my quality of life.
Katrina Foe is an incredible holistic nutritionist to work with. She is professional, kind, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable in her area of expertise. Her listening ear and attention to detail is exceptional... and she is a delight to work with. My health improved in many ways after working with her. I would recommend people experiencing health problems to work with Katrina and experience something truly different And much better than what most people are accustomed to.
As I spent more time working ON my body, I also realized that what was going IN my body made a difference. I had been diagnosed with Osteoporosis! The first person I called with Katrina. The very first consultation, Katrina figured out quickly that I was eating fairly healthy! However, I was NOT absorbing the minerals and vitamins I was eating! Katrina is so knowledgeable! I don’t get to spend the time with any of the “doctors” or even other naturopaths that I worked with like I do with Katrina. My opinion, after many years of trying to find professional, knowledgeable naturopaths, is that Katrina is the only one I trust! She also walks her talk. I am better today because of her support! I won’t go to anyone else now for any dietary, nutritional supplement advice or health care issues!
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