“I found Kate Bryant and Simply Mindful Wellness after a bout of diverticulitis that left me wondering if I would ever feel well again. At that time, I was on medications for high blood pressure and cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, Hashimoto’s disease, acid reflux, and joint pain. I suffered from depression. I envisioned a future filled with more illnesses followed by more prescriptions and on and on.
I knew I had to make a major change if I wanted a different life. Googling various terms led me to Simply Mindful Wellness. I took advantage of the free 15-minute consultation, then filled out the intake forms. Kate Bryant did the most thorough health and wellness history that anyone had ever done, then recommended the six-month package. I made the decision that my life was worth the money and signed up.
This was not an easy process.. It meant changing old habits and creating new ones, as well as dealing with the emotions that arose along the way. Kate was there the whole time, providing feedback, answering questions, and reassuring me when I wasn’t sure I could keep going.
At first, I noticed small improvements, but after about a few months, I felt significantly better, I was no longer depressed and I had more energy.
Although the purpose was not to lose weight, I have lost 33 pounds and my doctor has reduced my blood pressure medicine. I expect he’ll reduce other medications at my next visit, and I will also be working with a doctor of functional medicine to see about even more adjustments.
Working with Kate Bryant changed my life. It gave me a different future. I will be forever grateful that I found her.”
~ Kim, New York
“I came to Kate with a series of issues: Reoccurring shingles with postherpetic neuralgia, severe migraines with aura, mood challenges, and mental health issues (recently showing up as seasonal depression).
I first have to say Kate’s clarity on providing information, why you do what you do and caring support really provided me with the tools I needed to be successful with the lifestyle changes needed for the program. Kate helped me balance in a new healthy way my carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats, alter my diet by taking out additives and wheat amidst other changes and increase my water intake. She helped me build up my supportive supplements to get my digestive tract functioning properly and then key in on my main needs.
After just a short time working with Kate, I was pain-free and able to wean off a major medication. My allergy symptoms also improved. My migraines greatly diminished to almost nothing.
After three months of working with Kate, I am symptom-free from migraines unless I eat a trigger food, my pains are gone, and most surprising to me my mood has lifted and I feel energized and lighthearted. I am so delighted and amazed at the progress and improvement in the quality of my life.
Healing my body has helped heal my brain functioning and moods! I am grateful and love this new place. Kate’s ability to be a detective and zone in on personal needs and assist with persistence and kindness are remarkable qualities. She is a gift in my life and my gratitude is abundant.”
~Nancy, New York
“Kate, we cannot thank you enough. You are truly a God-given gift to us and exactly the answer to prayer that we were searching for to help us avoid a constant cycle of meds for our sweet boy. You not only helped him but all 4 of us. The stress and anxiety that we have felt surrounding this have melted away with our ability to conquer it through nutrition. It is all thanks to you – I remember the days I almost quit on it, from that South Philly playground, and your quick responses to every message are key to how we stood strong. Now we know how to truly help him… He eats every single veggie and fruit and tonight I watched him eat an onion straight up and enjoy it from his tomato salad. I will thank you for years as both our boys grow in such a healthy way… Thank you for all that you do and I’m glad to have gotten to know you…”
~ Emily H. (PFAPA mom), Pennslyvania
“Kate, my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner has done the work of Sherlock Holmes in nutritional form. I have a very rare disease called cataplexy. I do not talk about my condition due to the fact that it is rare and worse yet, misunderstood. I talked with Kate about my condition and she researched the disease, finding brain neuron functioning issues that were completely new to me. Not even my GP had a clue of her findings. Kate then set me on the mission of a healthy meal plan that was easy to implement into my life.
I literally felt energized during week 1. Week 2 felt like myself again. I cannot explain the feeling of joy when going from debilitated to energized. By week 4 we had new bloodwork showing literally that her work made an epic difference that will mean no more statin for me as a medication. Kate not only had ideas, but her ideas matched the science as we moved forward. I had bloodwork she analyzed prior to our first appointment and then compared to a new round of bloodwork. Her predictions were true and my work on food literally changed given my new readings.
There is nothing better than verifiable proof that the food is working! Kate is nothing short of a genius with a gentle and kind nature that exceeds practitioner. When you feel unsure about what an MD is saying, she cuts through and explains exactly what your test results mean. She analyzed my work on cholesterol and had me get back to eating grass-fed beef, something I did not think I could do but my cholesterol went down despite my incorrect thinking. I find I complete a food journal and she sees what I would never expect. And my water intake has doubled with her advice. She is incredible. Given my diagnosis, it is incredibly challenging to even find an ear who will hear or listen to what is happening to your body, yet Kate researched and understood immediately because she did the research, something, unfortunately, I cannot say I feel is done by all of our medical professionals. Kate is always there to answer questions and help out. She is incredible and an angel with a true gift. I highly recommend Kate, she is the best!”
~Signed, Patricia, New York
“From November of 2020-April of 2021 I experienced a variety of medical issues, including COVID-19, that led to a variety of digestive issues. I called Kate out of desperation. Almost everything I ate led to pain. She had already helped 2 of my children and husband, so I thought that she would be able to help me.
Kate was supportive, knowledgeable, understanding and patient as I went through the eating changes she recommended and started supplements. I learned through the process that Kate uses [identifying imbalances, and recommending changes] … that I was experiencing allergic reactions to various foods and was actually putting my health at risk. I had no idea of this until Kate was able sort through the many physical issues I was experiencing. She is professional, organized, detailed, full of wisdom, and supportive throughout the entire process. She provided me with information, recipes, a meal planning system, check-ins and hope! I have recovered so much more quickly than I thought was possible and am now able to eat without experiencing pain or allergic reactions. I highly recommend Kate for anyone experiencing nutritional or digestive issues.”
~ Lia, Montana
“My husband and I sought out Kate’s services when we were in the midst of struggling with recurrent monthly fevers in our toddler. We had pursued every medical avenue (the words “It’s just another virus” were said to us SO MANY TIMES) and we were interested in exploring the role of nutrition in our son’s illnesses. Kate has been more helpful to our family than all of the doctors we have seen! She has an investigative personality and thoroughly explored our son’s diet and nutrition. She offered clear feedback and suggestions for changes that we could make. She is a wealth of knowledge, providing many, many resources and recipes! She is also accessible and responsive any time a question arises about her protocol.
Most importantly- Kate’s protocol was EFFECTIVE. Our son has not had a fever since we initiated the protocol that Kate created for him. He is active, happy, and finally healthy! Our family is so grateful to Kate for providing us with the knowledge to feel empowered and to finally help our son to feel better! Thank you so much, Kate!”
~Kara, (PFAPA mom) Minnesota
“My son is 22 months and has struggled with digestive issues since infancy. He was placed on laxatives and reflux medication along with a limited diet but was constantly crying, in pain, often tired, and did not grow in at least 8 months. Within 3 days of completing a food log, meeting with Kate, and following her recommendations, he was off laxatives and is getting off the reflux medication. He is happy, energetic, more talkative, and free of pain. I recommend Kate to any parent who has children with digestive needs. She is very knowledgeable and empathetic and truly cares about her clients. “
– Lia, Montana
“[Working with] Kate changed my life! As a very busy mom of three active kiddos (6, 4, and 2), I need to feel well every day. I didn’t know how to control my pre-diabetes. I had tried everything but didn’t feel better. Kate was super helpful and guided me through the complex process of dietary and lifestyle changes. I can now confidently say that I have energy, feel great, and have lost a ton of weight. My pre-diabetes has gone into remission. I am healing my liver! I no longer have horrible seasonal allergies, either.”
~Anjela, New York
“Before I met Kate, my life was in the toilet. Literally. I was having BM’s 5 times a day, they were lengthy, and their Bristol rating was poor. My doctor diagnosed me with IBS and wanted me to take pills. I was scolded when I asked if a diet could help. I turned to my GI doctor. His solution was Metamucil and a probiotic. This did decrease the frequency of the BM’s, but did not improve the length of time or the Bristol rating. He seemed confused so he also suggested I try the pills. And, just to be cautious, he gave me a CAT scan. While waiting for my results from the CAT scan, I saw Kate setting up a demonstration at my gym. Something told me to talk to her. She gave me her information, which I put aside as I awaited the results of my CAT scan.
My CAT scan was normal, but then the pandemic struck. Since I have asthma, I didn’t want to go back to the doctor. I decided to try the medication. It didn’t help. Then I tried the Low FodMap diet. That helped somewhat, but I knew there were more triggers that I needed to identify. I dug out the information from Kate. When I read her questionnaire, which has questions about asthma, acid reflux, and sinus problems, I felt like she knew me. I finally decided it was time to give her a try. After sharing my symptoms with Kate, she said she was sure she could help me. Once I signed on, our first call was 90 minutes. What doctor’s (office) will spend 90 minutes with you? (My doctor’s office has a sign that says we get 15 minutes and if we need more than that we need to schedule another appointment.) Within the first 2 weeks, the Bristol rating and the length of time per BM improved significantly. Reducing the frequency of the BMs took longer, but Kate worked with me to help identify more triggers. She was always available to answer questions or review what I had eaten that could have caused a problem. (Again, what doctor’s (office) will do that???)
I will not lie. Changing how you eat can be difficult, but Kate provides some great recipes to help get you through!
Finally, as an added bonus, when I went to the Pulmonologist, my breathing test was excellent and I no longer need to take my daily asthma medication. Kate mentioned that this may happen, but it was so great to get validation from my doctor.
I am so grateful I met Kate and I would recommend her to anyone with digestive health issues!”
~Theresa, New York
“I began working with Kate shortly after I was diagnosed with an intestinal infection. I was really struggling to get healthy. Kate helped me immensely. She is extremely thorough and knowledgeable on nutrition and supplements. She gave me an extensive plan including diet suggestions, supplement suggestions, and guidance on exercise. Kate is very thoughtful and dedicated to helping people. She was always available for questions and advice via text, email, or phone call. I feel very fortunate to have connected with Kate when I needed her help. She was invaluable in helping me to heal. I highly recommend Kate. “
~Sonja, New York
“I began working with Kate Bryant in January 2020. I sat in on one of her information sessions. I have had digestive and health issues for many years including migraines, Fatty Liver, lactose intolerance, Thyroid disease, idiopathic edema, bloating, and constipation. After taking her questionnaires and completing my health history Kate was able to determine what areas in my system were out of balance. All of the categories, in the beginning, I scored in the high priority range. Now after following her suggestions for 3 months, not only am I feeling better than I have for many years but I scored in the low priority range for all categories but two. What a difference! She really knows what can help you and made some excellent recommendations for supplements to help me. The last two categories involve medications that may have to be adjusted now that things are so much better. I am looking forward to working with Kate to fine-tune these areas as well. Kate is very good at what she does and is always there for you should you need anything or have questions. If you have digestive issues, work with Kate… You won’t be disappointed! She has been a blessing to me!
Sincerely, Patti, New York
“I’m so thankful for having used Kate’s Nutritional Therapy services. She was very thorough in getting my digestive health history in order to best determine my digestive problems. Once she assessed what my digestive problems were she recommended some dietary changes and a few supplements which worked really well. Since I have made her recommended changes, I have felt the best in a long time. Kate has always been available if I had any questions during the process and has also provided me with many useful resources to help me learn more to help my digestive health. She routinely checks in with me to see how I’m feeling. Working with Kate has been such a blessing and very worthwhile! I would highly recommend her services if you have any nutritional or digestive therapy needs!”
“Using regular assessments and consultations, Kate developed a personalized plan to address the imbalances that were making me feel constantly drained and exhausted. She provided individualized recommendations and useful resources to help me make simple and sustainable lifestyle changes that significantly improved my well-being. Functional nutrition therapy was an approach that really worked for me and that I would recommend to others who are looking to optimize their own health and wellness.”
~Jess, New York