Testimonials

“It felt so good to be understood by somebody, and to be encouraged to make changes in life which, however challenging they were, would be for my own good and wellbeing. 

We also spoke a lot about my needs, dreams, and wishes, which led me to improving my relationship with myself in that I realized that I am first, that I am important. In addition, the relationship with my partner has improved, because I became aware that I was responsible for my feelings and for communicating my needs. On a physical level, one of the things that had troubled me before I hired Svetlana was feeling a huge fatigue when getting up in the morning. And believe it or not, for the first time in years I woke up one morning and didn’t feel tired! And not only the morning fatigue has changed – I’m much more motivated to do other things as well, things I have put off for a long time, like cleaning my office space or getting back to journaling. And, as I made a blood test towards the end of our work together and we saw that my antibodies had decreased (along with other improved lab results), I was over the moon. This really made me believe that even getting Hashimoto’s into remission would be possible for me…just like it had been for Svetlana.”

Isabella, Translator, Austria

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“I contacted Svetlana because I was having severe PMS / PMDD symptoms, and was concerned with thyroid imbalance. I was hormonal disaster. I also had poor sleep, muscle aches, brain fog, sugar cravings, and chronic fatigue.While working with Svetlana I noticed progress in several areas of my life: my cravings went away when I changed my diet. I became more mindful and better at planning ahead. 

Svetlana coached me how to sleep, how to eat for thyroid health, and strategies to reduce Hashimoto’s antibodies. By the end of our work together I noticed improvement in my energy levels and a clearer mind. My PMS symptoms were also reduced – I did not have to nap as much, I did not argue with my husband and scream like a monster at my little twins. My muscle aches were gone!

I now feel confident when making food choices that are right for my body. I’m thrilled about my overall experience with Svetlana and looking forward to feeling even better as I continue this new lifestyle and diet changes.”

 

-Yana Re, Wellness advocate for essential oils / homemaker, St. Petersburg, Florida

 

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“Before starting my work with Svetlana, I struggled with severe PMS symptoms and sugar cravings. I had extra weight on me that wouldn’t budge no matter how hard I worked out and how healthy I thought I ate. Within 1 month, I experienced weight loss of 9 lbs, my energy was through the roof, and I slept like a baby. I discovered which foods that worked for my body and which foods made me bloated and contributed to weight gain. The weight was still melting off, even when I finished the cleanse. My PMS symptoms greatly improved. The biggest surprise for me was the fact that I stopping to use my asthma inhaler, which I used to need every day. Now I need it only couple of times a month.”

 

-Tanya Bujanovschi

 

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“I came to Svetlana when my fatigue had started affecting nearly every aspect of my life. I was exhausted when I woke up, even after a long nights rest, and I never seemed to really wake up during the day. This was very troublesome for a young 25 year old woman!We began to work on changing my everyday eating habits and delved further into the possible hormonal imbalances that could be causing my issues. Svetlana was kind, understanding, and very supportive throughout the process. She was great at assisting with small changes that made a world of difference!

Overall, I would recommend Svetlana to anyone seeking help for a hormonal imbalance.

 

-Kristen H. Evanston, IL

 

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“I was feeling exasperated by my attempts to lose weight.  I have been dieting off and on for what seems like a lifetime, and I hit a point where I no longer wanted to “follow a program” to what seemingly always ended in only temporary results.  I had recently gained a few pounds, and it was somewhat inexplicable to me.  I think of myself as someone who eats a generally healthy diet, and I work out 5-6 days a week.  I just didn’t know what to do anymore, and I was feeling stuck.Svetlana was the first person in a while who seemed to genuinely believe me that something else may be wrong outside of my diet.  She encouraged me to do some deeper exploration beyond what my doctor had, and I learned some interesting things about how my body (namely my thyroid) is functioning.  I’m now working to address those issues with another doctor. I would never have found this out without Svetlana’s help because my doctor had previously been somewhat dismissive about it.  I always felt like it was “all my fault” because of what my doctor said, and it made my efforts to lose weight all the more frustrating.

Svetlana really listens, and she also probes when she knows there is more under the surface than what you are saying.  She makes insightful observations based on what I say that have brought a fresh perspective to an inner monologue that has seemingly been on repeat for years.

I would describe Svetlana as warm, intuitive, encouraging, non-judgmental and extremely professional

I would recommend Svetlana to anyone who is feeling “stuck” in their relationship with food or challenges with their body.”

 

-Anonymous, Marketing, Chicago, IL.

 

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“This year when I went in for my yearly blood work my glucose level was high. The doctor said I was pre-diabetic, handed me a one page list of things to eat and said we will recheck your levels in 6 months. Since I had recently had several new stressors in my life the doctor felt maybe that was the cause of the rise in blood sugar. I was not happy with the one page of information I received. I was extremely concerned about moving from a pre-diabetic to a diabetic, which seemed like the path the doctor was satisfied with me moving toward. It was obvious if I wanted to prevent this that I needed to take charge of my treatment.I could not believe what was happening, I exercised at least 5 times a week (interval training, cardio, weight training and yoga) so between the combination of exercise and what I thought was a fairly healthy diet I was shocked at the news I received from my doctor.

The concern I had seeking help from a health coach was that I would be put on some crazy juice fast for 60 days and all sorts of supplements. Svetlana did not take that approach instead she has taught me how to make healthy food choices. She has taught me how to ready food labels. I like the way we set goals together, for example I am incorporating mediation, so I am starting with mediating two times a week. She offers website information on recipes and she gave me grains to sample and told me how to prepare them. We take things slow and at a pace that makes me comfortable.

I have been working with Svetlana for a little over a month and my glucose levels have returned to normal. I dropped weight, have increased energy levels, I do not come home from work tired and not wanting to do anything or having to force myself to do my household chores, and I have no joint pain.

By following the program Svetlana has setup for me I am never hungry and I do not have cravings, especially in the afternoon when I would normally feel like having something sweet.

I highly recommend Svetlana she is kind, and her with her guidance I have already seen improvements to my health and I know that I do not have to become a diabetic, I can live a long and healthy life eating the way she is teaching me to eat.”

 

-Judith Kettenbeil, Office Supervisor, Chicago, IL

 

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“Svetlana is a wonderful resource for anyone seeking to improve their overall well being. Besides providing wonderful dietary advice to suit any goal, she encourages her clients to extend their focus to a healthy mind and body. Through encouraging her clients to allow their primary foods of overall wellness to feed them in addition to the secondary foods of our every day diet, she is an extremely valuable resource. I would highly recommend her!”

 

-Anne D., Evanston IL

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“Sveta, my babies are loving their green smoothies! I was so happy that they loved them!! My daughter asked for a green ‘smoothie’ the other day. We have made so many little changes this year… It’s been great! Thanks to you for your inspiration and great example!”

 

– Renee, Mother-Entrepreneuer, Merritt Island, FL

 

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“[The group] made me think and look deep inside if me! I set goals for myself! I enjoyed reading everyone’s achievement and that inspired me to try harder! I appreciated all [Sveta’s] comments and suggestions. They where spot on!”

 

– Gloria W., Chicago, IL

 

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“I am very happy with my results of the 12-day detox. In the past, especially recently, I’ve had issues with bloating, headaches and low energy, so I decided to give Svetlana’s 12-day detox a shot.  In addition to the promised results that would help address my health concerns, I was drawn to this opportunity because the detox would be based on a natural diet (no supplements, just healthy eating).

Svetlana offered daily and ongoing support during the 12 days where she answered questions that I had regarding the program.  It was also great having others in the group provide daily feedback, share recipes and discuss general health concerns.

During and after the program, I was able to gain more energy, feel less bloated, become less dependent on caffeine, lose a few pounds and instill healthier eating habits (more fruits and veggies, no processed foods). Along the way, I also learned a few tricks (such as drinking lemon water and dry skin brushing) that contributed to kicking some bad eating habits to the curb and creating a healthier lifestyle.  

I plan on repeating the 12-day detox on a regular basis and implementing a healthier lifestyle not just for myself, but for my family.”

 

-Anna G.  Chicago, IL

 

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I felt lighter and less bloated. I also lost 3 pounds in 5 days, a combination of daily workouts and detox worked well. I loved the idea that I could eat as much as I want, and didn’t feel deprived even for a second. I really enjoyed trying new healthy foods and recipes as well as having Svetlana’s support on daily basis. If I had any questions, I knew I could rely on her expertise. I look forward to doing this detox again.”

 

-Eriona B., Graphic Designer, Schaumburg, IL

 

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“Most significant improvements after the detox: I‘m not as dependent on caffeine, I have learned about new healthy recipes and I can better control cravings. You were always there for support and encouragement! The Facebook group was a great place to go to for support and ideas. Thank you for letting me be part of this! You were amazing!! :)”

“The last 2 times I have gone to buy beer I have been asked for ID. Drinking age here is 19, and I’m 28. I haven’t been asked for ID in a few years… I’m pretty excited that 2 different people thought I looked young enough to be carded! As a mom of 2 I always feel like I look old and tired. I told both of the cashiers that they made my day!”

 

-Victoria, Early Childhood Educator, Ottawa, Canada

 

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“I was looking to lose some weight and this has given me a push. I cut back my desire for sweets and unhealthy junk that I used to eating all day long. This program really helped me reduce the amount of food I consume. I lost around 4 lbs!!!

 

-Tatyana V., Finance, Chicago IL

 

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Testimonials

“It felt so good to be understood by somebody, and to be encouraged to make changes in life which, however challenging they were, would be for my own good and wellbeing. 

We also spoke a lot about my needs, dreams, and wishes, which led me to improving my relationship with myself in that I realized that I am first, that I am important. In addition, the relationship with my partner has improved, because I became aware that I was responsible for my feelings and for communicating my needs. On a physical level, one of the things that had troubled me before I hired Svetlana was feeling a huge fatigue when getting up in the morning. And believe it or not, for the first time in years I woke up one morning and didn’t feel tired! And not only the morning fatigue has changed – I’m much more motivated to do other things as well, things I have put off for a long time, like cleaning my office space or getting back to journaling. And, as I made a blood test towards the end of our work together and we saw that my antibodies had decreased (along with other improved lab results), I was over the moon. This really made me believe that even getting Hashimoto’s into remission would be possible for me…just like it had been for Svetlana.”

Isabella, Translator, Austria

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“I contacted Svetlana because I was having severe PMS / PMDD symptoms, and was concerned with thyroid imbalance. I was hormonal disaster. I also had poor sleep, muscle aches, brain fog, sugar cravings, and chronic fatigue.While working with Svetlana I noticed progress in several areas of my life: my cravings went away when I changed my diet. I became more mindful and better at planning ahead. 

Svetlana coached me how to sleep, how to eat for thyroid health, and strategies to reduce Hashimoto’s antibodies. By the end of our work together I noticed improvement in my energy levels and a clearer mind. My PMS symptoms were also reduced – I did not have to nap as much, I did not argue with my husband and scream like a monster at my little twins. My muscle aches were gone!

I now feel confident when making food choices that are right for my body. I’m thrilled about my overall experience with Svetlana and looking forward to feeling even better as I continue this new lifestyle and diet changes.”

 

-Yana Re, Wellness advocate for essential oils / homemaker, St. Petersburg, Florida

 

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“Before starting my work with Svetlana, I struggled with severe PMS symptoms and sugar cravings. I had extra weight on me that wouldn’t budge no matter how hard I worked out and how healthy I thought I ate. Within 1 month, I experienced weight loss of 9 lbs, my energy was through the roof, and I slept like a baby. I discovered which foods that worked for my body and which foods made me bloated and contributed to weight gain. The weight was still melting off, even when I finished the cleanse. My PMS symptoms greatly improved. The biggest surprise for me was the fact that I stopping to use my asthma inhaler, which I used to need every day. Now I need it only couple of times a month.”

 

-Tanya Bujanovschi

 

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“I came to Svetlana when my fatigue had started affecting nearly every aspect of my life. I was exhausted when I woke up, even after a long nights rest, and I never seemed to really wake up during the day. This was very troublesome for a young 25 year old woman!We began to work on changing my everyday eating habits and delved further into the possible hormonal imbalances that could be causing my issues. Svetlana was kind, understanding, and very supportive throughout the process. She was great at assisting with small changes that made a world of difference!

Overall, I would recommend Svetlana to anyone seeking help for a hormonal imbalance.

 

-Kristen H. Evanston, IL

 

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“I was feeling exasperated by my attempts to lose weight.  I have been dieting off and on for what seems like a lifetime, and I hit a point where I no longer wanted to “follow a program” to what seemingly always ended in only temporary results.  I had recently gained a few pounds, and it was somewhat inexplicable to me.  I think of myself as someone who eats a generally healthy diet, and I work out 5-6 days a week.  I just didn’t know what to do anymore, and I was feeling stuck.Svetlana was the first person in a while who seemed to genuinely believe me that something else may be wrong outside of my diet.  She encouraged me to do some deeper exploration beyond what my doctor had, and I learned some interesting things about how my body (namely my thyroid) is functioning.  I’m now working to address those issues with another doctor. I would never have found this out without Svetlana’s help because my doctor had previously been somewhat dismissive about it.  I always felt like it was “all my fault” because of what my doctor said, and it made my efforts to lose weight all the more frustrating.

Svetlana really listens, and she also probes when she knows there is more under the surface than what you are saying.  She makes insightful observations based on what I say that have brought a fresh perspective to an inner monologue that has seemingly been on repeat for years.

I would describe Svetlana as warm, intuitive, encouraging, non-judgmental and extremely professional

I would recommend Svetlana to anyone who is feeling “stuck” in their relationship with food or challenges with their body.”

 

-Anonymous, Marketing, Chicago, IL.

 

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“This year when I went in for my yearly blood work my glucose level was high. The doctor said I was pre-diabetic, handed me a one page list of things to eat and said we will recheck your levels in 6 months. Since I had recently had several new stressors in my life the doctor felt maybe that was the cause of the rise in blood sugar. I was not happy with the one page of information I received. I was extremely concerned about moving from a pre-diabetic to a diabetic, which seemed like the path the doctor was satisfied with me moving toward. It was obvious if I wanted to prevent this that I needed to take charge of my treatment.I could not believe what was happening, I exercised at least 5 times a week (interval training, cardio, weight training and yoga) so between the combination of exercise and what I thought was a fairly healthy diet I was shocked at the news I received from my doctor.

The concern I had seeking help from a health coach was that I would be put on some crazy juice fast for 60 days and all sorts of supplements. Svetlana did not take that approach instead she has taught me how to make healthy food choices. She has taught me how to ready food labels. I like the way we set goals together, for example I am incorporating mediation, so I am starting with mediating two times a week. She offers website information on recipes and she gave me grains to sample and told me how to prepare them. We take things slow and at a pace that makes me comfortable.

I have been working with Svetlana for a little over a month and my glucose levels have returned to normal. I dropped weight, have increased energy levels, I do not come home from work tired and not wanting to do anything or having to force myself to do my household chores, and I have no joint pain.

By following the program Svetlana has setup for me I am never hungry and I do not have cravings, especially in the afternoon when I would normally feel like having something sweet.

I highly recommend Svetlana she is kind, and her with her guidance I have already seen improvements to my health and I know that I do not have to become a diabetic, I can live a long and healthy life eating the way she is teaching me to eat.”

 

-Judith Kettenbeil, Office Supervisor, Chicago, IL

 

bar

 

“Svetlana is a wonderful resource for anyone seeking to improve their overall well being. Besides providing wonderful dietary advice to suit any goal, she encourages her clients to extend their focus to a healthy mind and body. Through encouraging her clients to allow their primary foods of overall wellness to feed them in addition to the secondary foods of our every day diet, she is an extremely valuable resource. I would highly recommend her!”

 

-Anne D., Evanston IL

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“Sveta, my babies are loving their green smoothies! I was so happy that they loved them!! My daughter asked for a green ‘smoothie’ the other day. We have made so many little changes this year… It’s been great! Thanks to you for your inspiration and great example!”

 

– Renee, Mother-Entrepreneuer, Merritt Island, FL

 

bar

 

“[The group] made me think and look deep inside if me! I set goals for myself! I enjoyed reading everyone’s achievement and that inspired me to try harder! I appreciated all [Sveta’s] comments and suggestions. They where spot on!”

 

– Gloria W., Chicago, IL

 

bar

 

“I am very happy with my results of the 12-day detox. In the past, especially recently, I’ve had issues with bloating, headaches and low energy, so I decided to give Svetlana’s 12-day detox a shot.  In addition to the promised results that would help address my health concerns, I was drawn to this opportunity because the detox would be based on a natural diet (no supplements, just healthy eating).

Svetlana offered daily and ongoing support during the 12 days where she answered questions that I had regarding the program.  It was also great having others in the group provide daily feedback, share recipes and discuss general health concerns.

During and after the program, I was able to gain more energy, feel less bloated, become less dependent on caffeine, lose a few pounds and instill healthier eating habits (more fruits and veggies, no processed foods). Along the way, I also learned a few tricks (such as drinking lemon water and dry skin brushing) that contributed to kicking some bad eating habits to the curb and creating a healthier lifestyle.  

I plan on repeating the 12-day detox on a regular basis and implementing a healthier lifestyle not just for myself, but for my family.”

 

-Anna G.  Chicago, IL

 

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I felt lighter and less bloated. I also lost 3 pounds in 5 days, a combination of daily workouts and detox worked well. I loved the idea that I could eat as much as I want, and didn’t feel deprived even for a second. I really enjoyed trying new healthy foods and recipes as well as having Svetlana’s support on daily basis. If I had any questions, I knew I could rely on her expertise. I look forward to doing this detox again.”

 

-Eriona B., Graphic Designer, Schaumburg, IL

 

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“Most significant improvements after the detox: I‘m not as dependent on caffeine, I have learned about new healthy recipes and I can better control cravings. You were always there for support and encouragement! The Facebook group was a great place to go to for support and ideas. Thank you for letting me be part of this! You were amazing!! :)”

“The last 2 times I have gone to buy beer I have been asked for ID. Drinking age here is 19, and I’m 28. I haven’t been asked for ID in a few years… I’m pretty excited that 2 different people thought I looked young enough to be carded! As a mom of 2 I always feel like I look old and tired. I told both of the cashiers that they made my day!”

 

-Victoria, Early Childhood Educator, Ottawa, Canada

 

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“I was looking to lose some weight and this has given me a push. I cut back my desire for sweets and unhealthy junk that I used to eating all day long. This program really helped me reduce the amount of food I consume. I lost around 4 lbs!!!

 

-Tatyana V., Finance, Chicago IL