I've worked with Karina for a number of years and I admire and respect her integrity and professionalism. Her dedication to help change people's lives is evident in the care she gives both her patients and her colleagues.Lisa White, Naturopath
I first came and saw Karina about four months ago as I kept getting pains in my upper abdomen on the right and side. I went to several doctors first and had different tests done but they couldn’t find what was causing the pain. It was then that I thought I would see if Karina would be able to help me.
We first went through what I eat and drink, how much I exercise and when the pain first started. For the first couple of weeks I kept a food & symptoms diary so we can keep track of everything I eat & drink and when the pains start. From here we were able to see the pains were connected to what I was eating and after doing a live blood analysis we also saw that my liver wasn’t doing its job properly.
Over the next two months I started on a couple of different supplements and a detox to help cleanse my liver and Karina also gave me some awesome recipes and tips so I could start eating better. After a couple of weeks of eating better, exercising regularly and taking the supplements I noticed the pains weren’t as often and my energy levels had gone up as well. Every second week I would go in to see Karina and we talked about how everything was going if I noticed any changes and if I was still getting the pains.
At the last appointment Karina did another live blood analysis and everything was so much better, I could see a huge difference between the blood from the first analysis to the last one. Since seeing Karina I haven’t had the pain in over 2 months and my headaches have also eased a lot as well.
I would just like to say a huge thank you to Karina for helping me, not only has she helped me with the pains but has also helped reduce my headaches and I have some great healthy recipes and I also know what foods I should be avoiding.Simone, Client
The Juicy Couture seminar inspired me to try new things and gave me a new perspective on what I eat. It shared valuable information in an easy to understand manner. I will be booking an appointment with Karina to put my inspiration into action.Megan, Client
Karina is very approachable and knowledgable. (Juicy Couture) Seminar was very informative and provided an encouraging insight into clean and healthy living.Courtney, Client
Karina was very informative and gave advice and ideas that are relative and easy to implement. I really enjoyed the Juicy Couture seminar.Bonnie, Client
My energy has increased with the tips and vitamins I have received at Sowelu.Tamzin, Client
Karina is very knowledgable. I found her (Juicy Couture) seminar to be extremely helpful and a push in the right direction which is just what I needed.Amber, Client
I really enjoyed the (Juicy Couture) seminar and feel inspired to make some changes in the way I see food and it's correlation to my overall health. Will definitely consider booking a consultation.Emily, Client
Attending the Juicy Couture sminar was very motivating and gave me great ideas of what I could introduce into my lifestyle. Can't wait for the next seminar!Emily, Client
The honesty and openness of tonights (juicy couture) presentation was a refreshing experience, one that inspired me to take positive steps towards my health - through nutrition, feeding my body with good, wholesome food and caring for myself from the inside. It all makes sense but hearing it from Karina, from such a caring perspective was wonderful.Shanyn, Client
I had been on the pill from the age of 17 through to my mid 20s.
After stopping it I became overwhelmed with nasty symptoms which felt as though they had been suppressed and masked for years. I had low energy levels, a very disrupted menstrual cycle and acne.
I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was told that acne was simply a symptom of this condition. But I felt as though it was a warning sign, a symbolic tip of the iceberg considering what must have been going on within my body.
All of the topical acne treatments seemed to have no long term affect on the cause. Some were so harsh that they would bleach my towels and irritate my eyes. As an avid practiser of yoga with a long-term interest in health and nutrition I hated this process. I was concerned about the ongoing negative effects on my fertility. Through research I discovered that PCOS could be managed naturally through diet and lifestyle, without medication.
Even with a diet as clean as I knew how (until I met Karina) the symptoms remained. I sought Karina’s help.
At my first appointment she opened my eyes to all of the hormonal-balance disrupting chemicals that I was inadvertently absorbing through my skin. My makeup, skincare, body lotions, deodorant, shampoo, hand creams... everything contained parabens and sulphates. I was re-using plastic water bottles for weeks (which had been heated up during hot yoga classes). Microwaving food in plastic containers daily. I also had particularly bad reactions to soy and refined sugar (which contributed to inflammation). After implementing Karina’s suggestions of stainless steel water bottles, ceramic/ glass/ BPA free plastic containers, organic skin care and a low GI diet, the results were fast and consistent. I was able to manage my PCOS symptoms and have a regular 28 day cycle once again.
Unfortunately this regular cycle contributed to my undiagnosed endometriosis. Severe ovary pain eventually resulted in surgery. Karina continued to provide me with assistance throughout this all to help my body to eliminate the build up of toxins, and to heal naturally.
On many occasions my husband and I had been told that it could be difficult for us to conceive given the endometriosis and PCOS.
By sticking to Karina’s supplement and diet program we were able to conceive naturally within six weeks of trying. We are absolutely over the moon and truly believe that Karina was an invaluable and significantly positive contributor towards my health and our ability to fall pregnant. I have been seeing her for two years now and will absolutely continue to do so throughout my pregnancy and onwards.Hannah G, Client
Sowelu helped me clear my acne the right way after previous attempts with antibiotics and feeling extremely lethargic with no real results. I contacted Karina and not only did my skin clear up rather quickly but I also increased my energy levels as a by product! Highly recommend sowelu!Aaron, Client