Certified GAPS Practitioner
IPEN trained Placenta Remedies Specialist and member of Placenta Remedies Network
I am Caroline Spear; mother of 4 grown up children and a Grandmother. I am based in beautiful West Sussex. I cover all of Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.
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As a member of Doula UK and a Birthing Doula of 24 years +. I am passionate about supporting women, their partners and their choices in childbirth. Click here to find out more about my doula services.
I am a Breast Feeding Counsellor with La Leche League.
I trained to become a Homeopath after studying with the fabulous Phyl Eyre and at The Southdowns School of Homeopathy. I combined teaching nutrition with homeopathic treatment to both patients and Birthing Clients.
I did not always get the results expected with Nutrition, and remained baffled. Even more so when following government dietary guidelines with patients developing Gestational Diabetes.
Then I began to read about the benefits of real fats in the diet, read more on traditional, indigenous societies, the work of Dr Weston A Price, and realised that the beautiful physical structure, straight teeth and strength he talked about I had seen. I had danced with the Masai in 1990. I have to acknowledge Barry Groves, for his research and support. I stopped eating grains and started to eat butter and cream again. My fourth child was born with a genetic condition known as “Neurofibromatosis type 1” which was diagnosed at the age of 9. By this stage my youngest was tiny for age, had frequent, unexplained leg and tummy pains and a whole host of other difficulties. The difference within a year from starting a grain and starch free diet was phenomenal. I had further evidence of the benefits of a grain free diet.
I practise what I preach, and saw the benefits as patients health now improves even more. From digestive complaints to blood sugar levels coming under control, complications of diabetes, unexplained pains disappearing, anxieties reducing and mental health improving, energy levels returning, arthritic complaints significantly improving and physique; round shoulders squaring and weak muscular posture strengthening, not forgetting improved dental health and caries reducing….
Then I read “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, worked with a family who follow the GAPS diet, and saw the amazing changes in their autistic child. I met a child with autism who understands feelings, and expresses them. Who enjoys making friends. They had been told he would never be able to dress himself or talk properly. I knew then that I had to train to become a Certified GAPS Practitioner and did.
I was trained by Dr Natasha Campbel-McBride in September 2012.
Since then I have successfully completed my training as an IPEN Placenta Remedies Specialist and am approved by Arun Environmental Health to make placenta smoothies and encapsulate placentae for new mothers.
I spend a lot of time researching food and nutrition. And make time for Rugby, gardening and the odd bit of car maintenance, as well as weight training.