"After 6 months of working with Silke and Micolene, I have lost over 60lbs, feel better than I have in years, and my back continues to get better each week. My journey with them is not complete, and I am excited to continue working with the two of them in the future."
I am a former collegiate athlete who injured my back many years ago.
As the years have passed, I have struggled with my physical health and my nutrition.
Finally, I decided that I needed to make a change.
I started seeing Micolene at ProActFit to help me strengthen my body to help manage my back pain.
In our first session, we spoke about the goals that I wanted to achieve from physical therapy. I told her that I wanted it to be a starting point for me to start living a healthy lifestyle.
She immediately recommend that I make an appointment to see Silke at Simplify Holistic Nutrition Consulting.
After meeting with Silke and FIT Test, I started to follow the new nutrition plan she made for me.
After 6 months of working with Silke and Micolene, I have lost over 60 lbs, feel better than I have in years, and my back continues to get better each week.
My journey with them is not complete, and I am excited to continue working with the two of them in the future.
Marc's amazing results relied on the great team approach at Norwell Athletic Club (NAC).
"Marc is so fun to work with. His determination to reach his goals are impressive!"
Micolene and Silke both bring their expertise to the table — Micolene helping with Medically Based Fitness/Physical Therapy, Silke with complete Nutrition Consulting, the FIT Test to lower Inflammation, and a structured weight loss Program.
Silke and Micolene could not be more grateful to offer a team approach, with trust and constant support.
"I am thankful that you continued to encourage me down the path of thinking that it could very well be something in my diet that was causing these debilitating symptoms."
I wanted to send you a short note to thank you for all your help. Before I met with you and discovered my food sensitivities.
I had spent a lot of time trying to figure out why the area around both of my eyes, my neck and mouth was red, swollen and very sore. Over the course of several months, I had to take oral and topical steroids for my symptoms, had patch testing for household products at the dermatologist, and blood testing for environmental allergies and common food allergies. When none of those tests helped I was back at another dermatologist for a second opinion and was given several creams with a diagnosis of contact dermatitis. I am thankful that you continued to encourage me down the path of thinking that it could very well be something in my diet that was causing these debilitating symptoms. At some points, I honestly did not even want to leave the house. I hadn’t really changed my diet, so of course I was skeptical at first that the blood tests you performed would find any answer.
However, I could not be more happy that the results from your test revealed that at the age of 52, I had suddenly developed food sensitivities with dairy being the most extreme. Your follow-up diet advice was also very helpful in confirming the sensitivity and for giving me options to substitute for the dairy items that I so enjoyed. Just masking a few changes in my diet has literally changed everything. I have no more outbreaks and am back to normal again. I couldn’t have done it without you!
"I just wanted to email you to let you know that I am feeling SO much better. I can eat and not feel like I'm going to get sick in the middle of a meal! It's been life-changing."
My name’s Jenna and we met over the summer.
I just wanted to email you to let you know that I am feeling SO much better.
I can eat and not feel like I’m going to get sick in the middle of a meal!
It’s been life-changing. Although I had to give up my favorite food, which is eggs, I don’t fear the dining hall at school anymore and it’s actually helped me get back into shape after having gained weight due to a medication.
People ask me how I found out that I’m “allergic” to eggs and I get to tell them about the testing, and all my Pre-Med friends think it is so fascinating!
So, thank you for your ability to test my sensitivities! It definitely has paid off!
For questions, please stop by Silke's office; or send her an e-mail at email@example.com or call: 781-883-5951.
Silke has tested several hundred clients in her office for food sensitivities and gets approached by clients throughout the world, to review the test results with her expertise. Silke also works for KBMO Diagnostics, the lab that owns the FIT Tests as head nutritionists and has become very experienced with this topic in the last three and a half years.
If you want to learn more about food sensitivities, please make an appointment free of charge to discuss if the FIT Test will be a good fit for you.
"With Silke's help I was able to lose 40 lbs and drop 3 sizes! I could not have done this without the help and support of Silke. I would highly recommend Silke to anyone who is looking to further their weight loss goals."
Meeting with Silke was one of the best decisions I've made.
She was a great listener and extremely approachable.
She was very engaging, asking many questions to assure I would get the best possible results from her program.
In a matter of a few days she designed me an amazing meal plan, taking into account foods I did and did not enjoy.
I really liked working with Silke because she took the time to explain things to me & help me understand just how important food is.
Not only did she teach me about proper nourishment but also how important it is to enjoy and be creative with the foods you are eating.
She understood all my concerns, was very easy to talk to & provided so many helpful tips, suggestions and ideas to get me eating healthy meals.
With Silke's help I was able to lose 40 lbs and drop 3 sizes!
I could not have done this without the help and support of Silke.
I would highly recommend Silke to anyone who is looking to further their weight loss goals.
"I can't thank you enough for the education you've given me. I feel great, more energy. Best of all I'm not starving myself just eating clean and smart."
I thought I'd give you an update on my results for the 4 weeks since I started my new life style nutrition program.
If you recall my first goal was to get my weight down to 185 lbs from 196 lbs by my special 65th Birthday on JULY 24th.
I stepped on the scale yesterday morning and low and behold it read 183lbs.
I can't thank you enough for the education you've given me. I feel great, more energy. Best of all I'm not starving myself just eating clean and smart.
Silke you are great in what you do.
Thank you again!
"I have been taking this test since, almost every single month for now and it's working magic for me!! I order the test online and Silke consults with me after each test result is back. My joint pain is gone, after awhile I was able to enjoy food more and by Fall I had no sign of autoimmune disease!"
I got introduced for the first time to KBMO test a year ago, January, by my new doctor. He was the first person giving me finally the right diagnose after few test being done and just after first test I took for food sensitivities I could feel the changes!
I had way too many antibiotics about 3 years ago which hurt badly my digestion. Everyone before kept telling me base on my basic blood work that I'm ok and will be, just my body needs probably more time..?! I knew that wasn't the case. Before the antibiotics I was very healthy person who would never get sick and had huge appetite for food. I loved food! But then things changed, I was all the time tired, had rash on my neck I couldn't get rid off and most of foods I was eating left me with pain and discomfort.
When I met my doctor he confirmed that I struggle with Leaky Gut Syndrome and sadly I also learned I was in early stage of autoimmune disease. That was shocking but knowing that I went within couple years from feeling strong to pain in joints all over my body, muscle lost and some hair lost I wasn't surprised.
I have been taking this test since, almost every single month for now and it's working magic for me!! I order the test online and Silke consults with me after each test result is back. My joint pain is gone, after awhile I was able to enjoy food more and by Fall I had no sign of autoimmune disease! That was huge relieve!! My body is still healing and I have to watch what I eat and rotate foods but the reaction to foods went from many to few, including my sensitivity to wheat and gluten which is now gone. I also learn over the months that my body doesn't react well to dairy and reaction to it is reoccurring, but its easy substitute dairy these days. I would highly recommend this test to anyone who has some reactions to foods and is looking to improve their health.
"I am 6 weeks into my new food plan designed for me by Silke. Bottom line: I feel great."
"I am 6 weeks into my new food plan designed for me by Silke. Bottom line: I feel great.
The FIT test identified the foods that caused problems for me and Silke showed me how to avoid those food in my diet.
She also showed me healthier options to some of those foods so I could still have my indulgences.
Though Silke never focused specifically on losing weight, she did assure me that eating foods that are more nutritional for me would certainly impact my weight.
And it has as I have lost over 20 lbs. so far. My body feels better. Extremely happy that I made that call.
Many thanks to Silke!
~From one of our satisfied FIT Test clients
"Now I feel great - 95% of my symptoms gone (hopefully for good!). Thank you to Silke & the FIT Test for helping me to heal and providing such valuable information for my overall health!
When I was in my early 30's I suddenly developed a range of mysterious symptoms - abdominal bloating, loose stools, itching and eczema. After two years of labs and doctors visits, I still had no answers.
I began seeing a functional medicine practitioner and a nutritionist who advised cutting out gluten, dairy, corn, and soy. It worked, sort of! The severity of my symptoms subsided... but then every few weeks I would start itching again, and the eczema would flare, and my stomach would hurt.
FINALLY, I heard about the FIT Test, and jumped at the change to know more. My results were surprising - a severe reaction to wheat, spinach, and pumpkin! Who knew?
Thankfully, Silke walked me through my test results, line by line, advising me how to proceed in changing my diet. She answered my many questions and has been quick to respond, even months later when I checked in with her again.
Now I feel great - 95% of my symptoms gone (hopefully for good!). Thank you to Silke & the FIT Test for helping me to heal and providing such valuable information for my overall health!
~Cassie H. K.
"This test is life changing. It may seem overwhelming at first to make the dietary changes, just stay with it even if you have a set back (as most of us will). Getting back on track is easy because feeling good is a better
choice and you now know how to make it happen."
It has been four weeks since my test results for food sensitivity. I was able to identify EXACTLY what foods I reacted to. In the past I had an idea; for example fish oil capsules made me sick. I now know that I have a severe sensitivity to salmon.
Two weeks after I started eliminating my problem foods I lost 7 pounds, two weeks later another 6 pounds. I have dropped a size and now that size is getting roomy.
My digestive issues are gone and my sinus (allergy) problems have decreased significantly as a result of removing cow's milk from my diet. A few years ago I was tested for COPD, because of all the congestion I was experiencing. I had been told I had the beginning stages; I don't believe this is true anymore.
This test is life changing. It may seem overwhelming at first to make the dietary changes, just stay with it even if you have a set back (as most of us will). Getting back on track is easy because feeling good is a better choice and you now know how to make it happen.
~From one of our satisfied FIT Test clients
"What was most surprising to me was the fact that although certain foods are considered healthy, it is possible that they could cause inflammation in some people, which is definitely not healthy. The FIT Test takes the guess work out of the equation and makes eating healthy for us, as individuals, easier."
I first met Silke at a health fair held at the Norwell Athletic Center. What good fortune! Silke is incredibly knowledgeable, supportive, and able to provide information regarding all aspects of healthy nutrition tailored to each individual.
I have always been health conscious and try to eat well and cook healthy. When my daughter developed eczema as a toddler, I rejected the traditional steroid cream prescribed due to the side effects and more importantly the fact that it did not work for her. Having tried many alternative healing methods without being able to sustain permanent results, it became evident that diet would be the key to heal the body.
Recent research suggested trying an Autoimmune Protocol Diet. She had amazing results. The hard part was going to be the reintroduction of foods. The thought of having to eat certain foods and wait to see if she got an outbreak seemed cruel and the last thing she wanted to do. Since one cannot sustain such a strict diet that eliminated so many healthy foods, the FIT Test seemed like the perfect solution.
The results not only made it easier for her to reintroduce foods, it also showed that some of the foods accepted on the AIP diet were clearly not good for her. She adjusted her diet according to the new list of foods allowed specifically for her for the recommended 8 weeks. She is now 90% free of eczema and has been for the past month.
Since then, I have taken the test myself and was very surprised at the results. I have adjust my eating habits and can feel the difference. Significantly more energy, no more bloating, better digestion, better sleep, and an all around feeling younger than my age!
I have recommended the FIT Test to friends and family who have taken it and are now also working on getting healthier and feeling better.
What was most surprising to me was the fact that although certain foods are considered healthy, it is possible that they could cause inflammation in some people, which is definitely not healthy. The FIT Test takes the guess work out of the equation and makes eating healthy for us as individuals easier.
Thank you Silke!
"I am forever grateful for Silke's involvement in my health."
I first met Silke at neighborhood play-groups, several years ago, when our children were young. We have been friends for many years. In 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I knew I was going to do medical treatment, as this form was aggressive. At the same time, I knew I needed to take control of this disease and do all I could to cure myself.
This is where my good friend comes in. Silke calmly guided me into the world of health and healing and I have not looked back since.
As long as I have known Silke, she has been studying...first her Bachelors, her Masters, and then her Ph.D. She has an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a dedication to finding ways to ease and heal ailments with healthful eating and natural remedies.
Silke taught me about inflammation, which can contribute to cancer, balancing ph in my body, the power of various supplements to raise immunity, the benefits of nutritious nourishment, the benefits of mindful activities, and so many life benefits too numerous to list. She connected me to other health practitioners hugely beneficial to my healing. Because of her guidance and my practice, I remained healthy and strong during my grueling treatment and remain healthy and strong today.
Silke's approach is methodical and supported by her in depth research and knowledge.
I am forever grateful for her involvement in my health.
"With Silke's help, I am on my way to a better and healthier me."
I just wanted to let you all know how much I enjoyed the seminar taught by Silke Heine, the "The 6-Week Plan for Healthy Eating". I consider it to be the best learning experience I have ever had, and on a most important subject. I found the seminar to be well thought out and excellently presented. Particularly impressive was Silke’s inclusion of the most recent studies and findings from two of our top medical schools. I also greatly appreciated the fact that if Silke personally disagreed with any of the findings, e.g. that peanuts are not bad for you, you supported your position with compelling reasoning. Additionally, the handouts and other literature which was provided has been a great help to me in meal planning.
As a result of taking Silke’s seminar, I have become aware of all the unhealthy things I had been doing to my body, and have become motivated to change that pattern. With Silke’s help, I am on my way to a better and healthier me.
I heartily recommend this seminar to anyone who is seeking knowledge about how to achieve better health. After all, life is about family, friends, and love, and good health is a key ingredient.
A certified testimonial from one of my seminar participants, Nancy Schoenfeld, who participated in the seminar "The 6-Week Plan for Healthy Eating", after the newest research from Harvard Medical School.
"Read this wonderful book and simplify your way into better nutrition."
This is the nutritional book must-have! Silke is brilliant at her craft and is a walking encyclopedia for foods and meal planning.
Read this wonderful book and simplify your way into better nutrition.
~Jimmy Chung Van Duong,
Owner of New England Wellness Solutions
"It really has been an eye opening experience to see how dramatic the change can be..."
I just wanted to send you a quick thank you and let you know of some fantastic recent results. While it has only been a couple of months since we met, I have seen some significant improvement. I hopped on the scale this morning for the first time in a couple of weeks and found I was down another 4lbs for a total of 9lbs lost since we started working together.
Also, and maybe the biggest news is I had my annual physical last week and for the last decade my fasting cholesterol has hovered between 204 and 217 on every physical. While slightly on the high side, it was never an issue and wasn’t something I was worried about lowering. But last week’s results were astonishing. My cholesterol results this year were 164, a drop of 46 (last year I was 210) or 21% improvement. What a great ancillary benefit! I spoke with my brother from NC about the changes we had implemented in my eating habits and he copied some of the same nutritional ideas and I heard last week he has lost 8 pounds.
It really has been an eye opening experience to see how dramatic the change can be when the focus shifts from “what NOT to eat” to finding great healthy food that is enjoyable. I rarely have cravings or desires for any unhealthy food. Searching out and trying some of your food suggestions has been so exciting. We have found so much healthy & fresh food options that we truly enjoy. Most foods were just overlooked options in our previous eating habits or just items I wasn’t eating enough. Our meals are now so interesting and just better balanced and this proper balance I believe has led to all the successes.
Thanks again for everything and I look forward to catching up soon in person.
"We immediately removed the foods that cause the inflammatory responses and within a week's time, I was in tears and thanking God and Silke, I was getting my daughter back!!!"
I believe God has a way of putting people where they need to be, and I believe he had a hand with my coming back to work for Kim Trapilo at NAC because that is how I met Silke.
For more than a year my teenage daughter has been suffering from chronic headaches along with terrible fatigue and moodiness. I know that sounds like a typical teenager but that was not at all typical for my daughter who loved to laugh, dance and be with her friends. The headaches were the most troubling and what we were most concerned about. In trying to diagnose the cause of the headaches she had to endure multiple disciplines. I systematically tried everything I could think of to get them to stop. She had multiple blood tests, a brain MRI, gone to see a physical therapist, a chiropractor and a neurologist all to no avail. I believe the neurologist and the chiropractor truly wanted to help but were stumped. The neurologist put her on a preventive migraine medicine which dulled the headaches but never took them away.
Soon after coming to work at NAC, I talked to Silke about my daughter and I decided to have her take the FIT (Food Inflammation Test) blood test. The FIT Test tested her sensitivity to 132 foods! The results of the test showed that she had a very strong inflammatory response to wheat and gluten, in addition to several other foods that were in her daily diet; dairy, chicken and hazelnuts to name just a few. We immediately removed the foods that cause the inflammatory responses and within a week's time, I was in tears and thanking God and Silke, I was getting my daughter back!!!
It was astounding to me, my daughter's symptoms improved dramatically. She has only been eating a "clean" diet for just over a month but she is fully committed to this new way of eating because she is feeling so much better!! I cannot thank Silke enough for her expertise and guidance!! I understand the difference now between being allergic and sensitive to foods. I am so relieved I did not go to an allergist first because I would have confused the two and probably not pursued her diet any further.
I believe so much in what Silke does. I have already referred two friends and a cousin and I'm not stopping there! I will continue to spread the word about Silke and I plan on taking the test myself so I can improve my own diet and health.