“After years of suffering from Migraines and seeing doctors, neurologists, trying physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture, I was only gaining temporary relief.
Brenda was different. She worked with me to try and discover why I was getting these migraines and what we could do to fix these problems.
She made me understand that it was not merely one thing that was causing the problem but a variety of my lifestyle choices that contributed to it i.e diet, sleep, stress etc – so we worked on those step-by-step.
She changed the way I viewed my health, she made me more conscious and responsible for my eating habits and in-turn has helped my insides recover and become a healthier me.
She showed me that you are really what you eat – everything you put into your body either bad or good will affect the way your body functions – you have to choose what is good for you.
I used to get a migraine at least once or twice a week which would mean I’d have to go home from work some days or couldn’t do my everyday tasks, it meant shutting down and sleeping it off – which, when you are trying to make a career for yourself, is not possible!
Now, I only get them once a month – if that, and they are nowhere near as intense as before.
I am continuing my healthy living being predominately gluten and dairy free and am enjoying my healthy choices. I feel energetic, happy, beautiful and calm.
Most of all, I have to thank Brenda for opening my eyes and showing me that ultimately I am the only one who can change my life and my health – but I could not have done this without her. Her support, motivation and determination to get me healthy again have been above and beyond what I expected to get out of this. Although, I initially came to her for my migraines, it was a holistic experience that healed my migraines and my body.
Thank you Brenda!! You have inspired me to really take care of myself.”
BD Age 20
Fashion Designer Sydney
“When I started coaching with Brenda Rogers, I was a mess.
I didn’t realise just how complicated I was making everything!
What I found as we worked through each session, was that each week we seemed to peel back a new layer of junk (limiting beliefs, self-sabotaging behaviours, etc that I was not aware of), and this allowed me to let them go.
I am now more empowered to make kind decisions for myself (as I might have been bashing myself up just a little!) and am far more aware of what is going on inside this head of mine.
If you are ready and open to improving the quality of your thoughts (and therefore the quality of your life), and you know you are ready and willing to do the work on yourself whilst having someone keep you accountable to make some real changes in your life, I strongly recommend seeking some coaching time with Brenda”.
CS Age 30
Social Entrepreneur Sydney
“Almost a year ago or maybe even a bit longer I was in a very bad state health wise.
I had just been placed on tablets to regulate a thyroid malfunction and felt tired, sluggish and like I wanted to curl into a ball and go to sleep. What exasperated this problem was the fact that I was so utterly depressed with who I had become as a person and with what my weight represented that I had started down the path of the horrible eating disorder that I had in my teenage years, bulimia.
This went on for months and needless to say I lost all my self-worth and confidence. One day I decided that I needed to change something that I hadn’t before … So I began my search for a Naturopath to change my health and a life coach to help me get out of this funk of a life I had created for myself!
It was then that I met Brenda Rogers who has turned a large part of my health around. Don’t get me wrong I still have a long journey but I’m on the right path.
Over the past 12 months I have been taking herbs and vitamins and through this and a change of diet I have successfully turned my thyroid condition around and no longer have to take medication.
It has been a long time since I have purged due to bingeing and that in itself is a major accomplishment. I found the courage to change my job and become confident in my abilities to contribute at a higher capacity in the workforce.
I have one large stone that I still need to address and that is my relationship to food but I see light at the end of the tunnel and know that everything that I have achieved in the past 12 months is only going to make me stronger to achieve my last stepping stones. Thank you Brenda, you have truly saved my life x”
“A multidisciplinary team using a holistic approach pays off!
I had been dealing with anxiety/depression under the guidance of a very supportive Psychologist who reeducated me in the way I think and react to the everyday basic tasks of living and interacting within myself and the world around me. When I was able to successfully apply this new knowledge I was definitely seeing the benefits.
Unfortunately at times I would still feel very ‘locked out’ and could not utilise these tools and would physically become extremely overwhelmed and sensitive to all thoughts, emotions & surroundings. Most of the time I could manage myself and function satisfactorily but the internal turmoil and conflict was enormous creating extreme frustration and exhaustion.
At this stage I was not keen on commencing any scripted medication and was determined that I could make progress utilising alternate methods. The psychologist had recommended other options like consulting with a Naturopath to see if any natural remedies could assist.
I commenced seeing Brenda Rogers at Health Dimensions Norwest and she began to work her magic. Brenda recommended a detox regime and natural remedies that would nurture and support my physical well being.
I was feeling better, stronger with increased energy levels and confidence, it felt like my nervous system had been recharged and my coping levels were boosted.
Unfortunately in spite of this physical enhancement and my newly learned mental health management skills I was still experiencing episodes of intense emotional swings. I decided to commence taking antidepressants under the guidance of a supportive General Practitioner and Psychologist and this was very effective in flattening out the swings but unfortunately also made me lethargic and unmotivated.
Shortly after I commenced the anti depressant Brenda discussed with me a genetic blood disorder called Pyroluria that could be responsible for the continual signs and symptoms and the limited effect that the current treatments were having. Diagnosis involves a simple urine test and the treatment is to take supplements containing high doses of zinc and vitamin B6.
I was sceptical at first but was determined to improve my current quality of life as it felt as though I was continually spiralling out of control.
I tested positive to Pyroluria and it has been nearly 3 months since I commenced the supplement and I no longer require antidepressants. I feel very different in the way I think and react and am able to manage myself using the tools I have learned.
I am very grateful that I had the support of an excellent GP service, psychologist and naturopath who have the ability and confidence to think outside the square and most importantly could work together to ensure a positive outcome to the one who counts the most, the client, me, thank you very much.
Samoan mother follows her dreams in New Zealand
Just wanted to say thank you Brenda for all that you’ve done to help me. For many years I’ve struggled with my weight and many health issues. Top heavy at 180kgs I struggled continuously and tried all of the diets under the sun but nothing seemed to work for me. Feeling depressed after every failed attempt I reverted back to punishing myself & believing that I wasn’t good enough.
Brenda’s approach to weight loss was totally different to other programs I’ve seen, in fact I was shocked when she said to me to totally ditch the “diet”. I soon realised that my weight was only a reflection of what was going on inside of me emotionally. I had to totally look at food in a whole new light.
Now I’m weighing in @ 140kgs (lost 40kgs) and counting. The program has been difficult for me because I’ve had to confront some demons in my past but was crucial in helping me to come to terms with who I am, what I want and how I treat myself in relation to food. Thanks to the tools that Brenda has taught me – I am a work in progress!
SP – 40 yrs.
Recently I participated in the Ditch the Sugar workshop. I found Brenda Rogers is a one-of-a-kind nutritionist! She portrays a high level of professionalism and sincerity in every task she undertakes.
Her comprehensive approach combined with cutting edge interventions and in depth personalised assessment and testing make her a very unique naturopathist/nutritionist. She firmly believes in eating right and using the highest quality nutritional supplements available, thereby giving her clients the ability to quickly achieve and maintain their personal health goals and live a happier, healthier and longer life.