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I began working with Kate in early 2018 after following the AIP lifestyle for about 6 months. I had no problems sticking to the overall AIP template and had already experienced profound healing, but was hoping to fine tune and customize my AIP experience to maximize my healing even more. Kate and I clicked immediately in our introductory call – I knew that she was the AIP Coach I was looking for!
After implementing the suggestions that Kate made, I felt as though some of the missing pieces in my ‘food as medicine’ journey fell into place – I immediately noticed that my digestion improved, some lingering, low level autoimmune symptoms resolved and that I had a more mindful relationship with the food that was healing my body. The most significant improvements to my health that I noticed were hormones balancing after years of being out of whack, enjoying extra energy and a reduction in stress levels.
Kate is extremely thorough, caring and knowledgeable in her coaching and I have to say that she is one of the best AIP recipe developers out there. I felt very fortunate to work with her and ended up learning about so many ways that I can support my health, in addition to the way I eat. Kate introduced me to a number of practices that enhance the way I follow AIP and together, we were able to determine where adjustments should be made. My experience in being coached by Kate empowered me even more to advocate for my health with my medical/natural medicine team and I really felt like I had an ally who understood the unique challenges of autoimmunity. I am so glad that I sought out AIP coaching and would highly recommend working with Kate to anyone hoping to get more out of AIP – no matter what stage you are at! – Ann T.
Kate Jay will always stand out as one of the milestones in my journey toward healing. I had known I had Celiac for about 8 years and had been diagnosed this year with Psoriatic Arthritis, Sjogrens Syndrome, Raynauds, and was told I was trending toward Hashimoto’s. A rheumatologist wanted to put me on meds with cancer potentials that ran in my close family.
I sought out alternate paths and found Kate in my research. This woman is the most knowledgeable and personable nutritionist I’ve ever met (which is saying a lot because I’ve been at this since high school and I’m now 31, as well as an Exercise Physiologist major). She takes a full view approach at your life and truly cares.
Because of her advice I have the energy to enjoy my family again, to eat things that made me dreadfully sick before (like broccoli and brussels sprouts) without side effects, and to find relaxation while juggling life. I can finally move on from poor health because Kate Jay was there to guide me. Thanks again, Kate, you truly have made a difference in my life. – Nikki G.
At a time where I found myself overwhelmed with information (wading through terms like FODMAPs, oxalates, lecithins, and nightshades)- trying desperately to figure out what was “safe” to eat, and what would set off yet another reaction – Kate became a steady source of first-hand knowledge and support.
She helped me figure out what was right for ME, for where my body was at – even if that meant I wasn’t strictly adhering to an AIP diet. Instead of following a script or set of rules, she focused on high-density nutrition, addressing deficiencies and imbalances, and improving overall system functionality. Even if I didn’t understand all of the mechanics, she patiently explained concepts, and broke ideas down into manageable pieces that I could wrap my head around.
She took the time to create a tailor-made plan that was flexible and adaptable to my changing sensitivities and needs – she provided a ton of resources, and even wrote out personalized recipes that I didn’t need to adjust further (which I haven’t found anywhere else)! She was encouraging, and introduced possibilities, instead of leaving me feeling restricted. With her, I wasn’t just some misunderstood edge case, with unexplained hyper-reactivity and symptoms – I was seen and heard with compassion, and left with a sense of hope.
Working with Kate has been an instrumental part of my healing journey, and helped me become more attuned to my body’s unique needs. The practical steps she’s provided have laid the groundwork for developing deeper personal awareness, more sustainable eating habits, and a healthier relationship with food. Kate is obviously passionate about the work that she does, as well as her pursuit of lifelong learning – I have no doubt that she’d be an asset and ally on anyone else’s health team. – Sarah M.
Before I started working with Kate I was stuck on the elimination phase of AIP with continuing symptoms that caused me to further limit my diet. I was frustrated and discouraged.
Kate helped identify the source of the issues I was having and helped me work thru them, all the while keeping me motivated and helping to make sure I was enjoying food again. I now have more energy, less anxiety, and significantly reduced symptoms. I have also very happily reached the reintroduction phase of AIP. I would highly recommend working with Kate on your healing journey. She has been invaluable to mine. – Annie C.
I have been working with Kate for almost 3 months, and I am amazed by the results! My skin looks way better than before, the quality of my sleep improved a lot, and I lost 9 pounds (while my goal was set to lose only 5 pounds so I could look nicer, as I was not overweight). Kate closely monitors my progress— we touch-base every week, and she makes herself available whenever I have a question.
Kate is not a regular type of nutritionist; she is more than that! Because of her background of working as a chef, she does not simply tell you what not to eat and then you starve and crave; instead, Kate tells you what to eat and teaches you how to make healthy stuff tasty! If you are the one who decides what to serve on the dining table, you want to hire Kate, so your entire family can benefit from her expertise. My husband lost 19 pounds (yes, he was overweight to start with) and his blood sugar level now is within the healthy range. Kate really should have charged him as well. – N.H.
Kate, I would like to tell you I made the right decisions working with you. Throughout our journey, I felt supported and understood. You gave me a lot of information, recipes and tips on top of the data from the testing we did, which helped me a lot and will continue for the future. You have a capacity to adjust depending on the symptoms and most of all you are very kind. My digestion, anxiety and stress have improved and I don’t feel the symptoms any more. Thank you very much. – Annie LC.
I have loved working with Kate! She has made a huge impact on my autoimmune/wellness journey and has been there every step of the way to offer sage advice, problem solve, and support me. Kate has tremendous knowledge and when a change was necessary for me, she was the first to help me reach the next level to wellness.
I definitely feel that working together has made a huge difference in my treatment and protocol. Kate is always responsive, well informed and resourceful with such a positive manner! After having seen many providers and specialists, Kate was just the addition to my team that I needed to see some solid improvement. – Marti L.