I interviewed a couple of nutritionists before deciding Tara was the best fit based on my hormonal problems and addictions to carbs and sugar.
I interviewed a couple of nutritionists before deciding Tara was the best fit based on my hormonal problems and addictions to carbs and sugar.
Starting the diet was the most difficult part. Tara helped me cut out sugar and made herself available for any questions or difficulties I had during the process. The followups were extremely helpful in the beginning stages of the detox process, where I was going into sugar remission and everything was terrible. After the initial cravings had passed she helped me refocus my energy on finding energy from more nutritional food sources that I had been neglecting. Towards the end of the second month I finally noticed significant differences. I had been coming home from work and immediately vegging out from exhaustion, whereas now I had energy to do more things and exercise more. I felt much less bloated and much lighter. I was getting comments that I had lost weight and my hair looked healthier. I had a pair of pants that I only wore to events where I would not be sitting. Since they were so tight I had to get a buddy to help put on my shoes! Now my ‘party pants’ have become ‘everyday pants’ and I can wear them to work without painful welts around my waist and my belly spilling over. I am super happy with the results I saw and will be keeping on this path!
I started seeing Tara when I was in a pretty deep depression. It was the main reason for seeking out her help – Yes, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but controlling blood sugar and losing a few pounds were prioritized behind stabilizing my moods. The effects of changing my diet were immediate and astounding. I dealt with a particularly stressful time at work with grace that amazed me. I’m not going to lie – it was tough. I really truly love a lot of things that I shouldn’t eat! But I saw how much better I truly felt when I avoided sugar, gluten and dairy. My energy increased. My depression and anxiety decreased. My tolerance for stress grew, as she gave me tools to deal with it. Tara is a rare mix of just enough kindness and just enough toughness. She really understood when I faltered but she had high expectations that motivated me to follow the plan! I am writing this about two months after finishing and I can tell you that the knowledge and tools she gave me will be mine for life. I described it to a friend recently like this: the pendulum was far far to the extreme right, then with her help it swung way over to the far left. As soon as I was not accountable to her directly, I let it slide back toward the other side, and man, did I feel it!! So now, the pendulum has settled halfway left of centre and I am so happy with that. I accept that I can’t eat or live perfectly all the time but I am committed to maintaining the majority of the lifestyle changes she has taught me. The lasting effect is that my inner voice now has an awesome Australian accent!
Tara has genuinely CHANGED my life…monumentally. She has improved so many things I suffer from and got me feeling the happiness and healthiest I ever have. She’s amazing. She’s incredibly, incredibly thorough. She did an extensive medical history for me, she looks at all your vitamin deficiencies, looks for hints of underlying problems. I did a really extensive survey with her and it had very specific questions about things that I wouldn’t even think were related to nutrition. She discovered issues that nutritionists in the past were incapable of finding. She’s also incredibly focused on women’s health, adrenal burnout, how tired and over-stressed and overworked we are – especially postpartum. She genuinely saved my life, as far as I’m concerned. Because she focuses on women’s health, and hormones and postpartum, the work she did developing a plan for me completely balanced my blood sugar, my mood, and my hormones. My skin cleared, I lost weight, I felt more energy than I’ve ever felt in my life. I stopped having cravings, I stopped getting sick, and I stopped having the feeling of overwhelm every single day at 4pm. I stopped snapping at my husband and my daughter and I started sleeping better. I think the most pivotal thing that I can’t actually confirm is related, is that it was much easier for me to get pregnant the second time around after seeing her. I do believe this had to do with the changes I have made. I have PCOS. With my first it took me five years, and although there are four years between my children, a couple of those years were prep. I also really, really like that she’s a mother herself who experienced adrenal burnout.
“I started feeling like things weren’t right back in late 2015. I had recently turned 35. Out of nowhere I began to hold onto extra weight and my acne went bananas. I was trying to balance fatigue as well. In July 2019 I began working with Tara. I’ll never forget the relief when I received Tara's notes explaining everything. All my results. All the mystery behind why I felt the way I did. Finally! Some Answers!!!!! Tara put together a personalized protocol to begin my healing ASAP. It’s now been 2 (almost 3) months that I’ve been following my protocol. I’m happy to report that I’ve lost 10lbs within the 1st month and a half. My energy levels are 100% better than they were. I am now eating better, and sleeping better. My last menstrual cycle was a dream! I’m pretty amazed! Back in 2015 when my acne got really bad, I also began getting intense eczema on both hands. I’m thrilled to say that after 4 years of battling eczema, my hands are now clear! This happened on my second month after starting my protocol. I’m just so thankful. I’m putting this together in hopes that people can see what a blessing it was to work with Tara Thorne. How her knowledge of nutrition and how the body works, was crucial in my turn around.. If your in the fence or feel like nothing will work, please consult with her. I feel blessed to have found her”.
After Tara suggested lab tests and the DUTCH test, she reviewed the results and created a 12-week protocol for me. The journey we took over the three short months resulted in me sleeping well after 4+ years of insomnia, losing twenty pounds, and most importantly, feeling like myself again. At our first meeting, she said, “when we are done working together, my goal is for you to feel better than you have in years.” And did she ever come through. I couldn’t be more grateful to Tara for helping me get here. Thank you for saving my life, my marriage, my career and for allowing me to finally find joy in motherhood.
I approached Tara after years of aches and pains (fibromyalgia), chronic headaches, gut issues, iron deficiency, PMT and low energy. I needed to take pain relief regularly to get through my day. Tara knew exactly what I needed to repair my fatigued body and now I’m pain-free. I haven’t had to take pain relief for so long now and I don’t wake up feeling like I need to be oiled! I’ve learned how powerful good, nutritious food can be for my mind and my body
“I first came across the Hive when I started researching more about my health issues and why it seems that a doctor isn’t able to address them or even identify the cause. I was at my wits end thinking, this can’t be it. Tara’s website has a ton of free content and information – she truly cares about women’s health and that we shouldn’t have to give in to: what we’ve been told is the “norm”. Bloating, fatigue, muscle weakness, heavy cramps are NOT normal. After taking part in a few of Tara’s Facebook Lives I was convinced she had the answers. Little did I realize that the Healthy Mama Hive would be full of information but also such amazing support by Tara and other members in the group. The information provided really helps narrow down your health symptoms and Tara’s response time so far for me has been a whopping 3mins! She spends every waking hour giving back to us and I will be forever grateful. I am new to this exclusive site, but I already know I will be invested for years to come. A few small changes I have implemented have already reduced the chronic inflammation I had in my knee for over 8 years, so I’m excited to test out more of the content available. Being part of a group also gives you an outlet to share your story, unload your stress, and work your way back to a healthy lifestyle that goes well beyond what you eat. Thanks Tara!!!”
I’ve been working with Tara for about 6 months via the Hive and have also done some precision testing per her recommendations (Dutch Test and GI Map testing). I’m 38 years old, live a busy life as a full time financial professional and was starting to experience the exact same symptoms and issues my mother had when she was my age…this was a major turning point for me when I decided I needed to get to the root of my issues, not just mask them. Tara and I have spent the last few months using a combination of food choices and supplementation to address the primary gut infection (h.pylori) and help my body detox from all the estrogen. Follow up testing shows that h.pylori is gone and that my markers for gut inflammation and difficulty detoxing estrogen have come WAY down. I’m also experiencing regular, normal periods, no breast pain and no headaches!! We recently re-ran the GI map testing again and will tackle some secondary
Tara is so great to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable in hormones/gut health/women's health. I trust that she is providing me with the most current health information. There is so much conflicting info out there you don't know what to believe. Tara does her homework. Working with Tara is like working with a friend, she has the same struggles that we all do and she's not afraid to let you know it.
My health issues were getting the better of me so I started working with Tara as a one on one client and also as a member of the Hive. In that time I have made significant improvements in not only my health but my understanding of my body and how life and food affect it. Making health a top priority seemed like an overwhelming task that would require considerable willpower. Going it alone was something I had already been doing, but it was harder than it needed to be, took significantly longer to reach my goals, and was a lonely journey. With Tara as my coach and biggest cheerleader, I found navigating the muddy waters that much easier. Tara devise a treatment plan that was way more thorough than I would have ever designed for myself. If I faltered or had questions she was always there to answer them and the Hive certainly helps. If you are dedicated to making positive steps towards reclaiming your best self, I would highly recommend Tara’s services and the Hive.
Best thing I ever did was join The Hive by Tara Thorne. She's an awesome nutritionist. You can work with her without ever leaving your house because appointments are done over Skype! So convenient for a working mom! Worked with her for over a year and I love The Hive to be able to ask question and get recipes and information for staying healthy. Did a GI map and DUTCH test. Way better and more in depth than any doctor tests. Finally feel normal and lost after not being able to for over 2 years!!! Look her up in Facebook!
I had always avoided stool testing (yuck!) until my DUTCH test showed issues with my cortisol levels and metabolism pointing Tara to suggest the GI Map to catch gut infections that may be causing the cortisol issues. The GI Map stool test was really not as bad as I had expected…. And, after dealing with the gut infections, my cortisol evened out! Doing the DUTCH test also showed me what my DIM supplement was doing for my body. I highly recommend the DUTCH and GIMap testing!
“I started working with Tara because I was completely frustrated with my long-term digestive symptoms. I do my best to eat well and live a healthy lifestyle, but growing up, I was on several antibiotics, pain killers and birth control pills. I believe they've damaged my gut, so it’s been a long road repairing it. I did a GI-MAP under Tara’s recommendation and within a couple weeks received the results that I had some dysbiosis, candida, an infection and some other issues. Had I not done the Gi-Map, I wouldn’t have known! Tara was very thorough in explaining the results and gave me a targeted protocol to follow for 60 days. After a few weeks, my symptoms started improving. Not only did my bloating decrease, but so did the burping. I also lost some weight, which was a nice bonus. I recently did the Gi-Map again to see if the candida, dysbiosis and other issues have gone away, and I’m thrilled to share that they have! We still have some work to do, but I know I’m in good hands with Tara. She’s a gem to work with, compassionate and extremely knowledgable. Don’t pass up the chance to work with her!”
“I’ve always had challenges maintaining a healthy weight. I’m constantly fluctuating because I’ll do a drastic eating and exercise program that can’t be maintained long-term. Tara’s program was perfect for me. I learned so much about how to eat properly. I never felt like I was depriving myself of anything. It was the opposite actually! When I eat now I feel like I’m nourishing my body and mind. No more bloat, discomfort…my clothes fit great. I even dropped to a size I haven’t been since I was a teenager. Tara is fabulous! If you want to live a happier and healthier life, she’s your girl.”
“I just completed the Six Week Slim Down and it was one of the best healthy living decisions I have ever made! Not only did I lose 10 lbs in six weeks and still losing), but my energy and mood have improved, and my chronic, year-round allergy symptoms have all but disappeared! Tara consistently went above and beyond to answer questions and troubleshoot challenges while on the program it’s so clear that she is passionate about her work and is an expert in her field! With a few tweaks, I am now committed to eating the way Tara taught me for life!”
“Tara was an essential resource for me on my postpartum weight loss journey. I truly could not have done it without her help! She took the time to get to know me and my history, and by doing so she was able to create a personalized plan that really worked. She was always available by email to answer my questions, in addition to our weekly check-ins via FaceTime to monitor my progress. From working with her, I have learned that Tara has a way of being encouraging but not judgmental, and though she has a wealth of nutritional knowledge, she does not make you feel uneducated by comparison. She is relatable, accessible and inspirational. I would highly recommend her services!”
“My health issues were getting the better of me so I started working with Tara as a one on one client and also as a member of the Hive. In that time I have made significant improvements in not only my health but my understanding of my body and how life and food affect it. Making health a top priority seemed like an overwhelming task that would require considerable willpower. Going it alone was something I had already been doing, but it was harder than it needed to be, took significantly longer to reach my goals, and was a lonely journey. With Tara as my coach and biggest cheerleader, I found navigating the muddy waters that much easier. Tara
“Thank you for always putting yourself out there to better women’s health. Since I met Tara 4 years ago my health and life have changed for the better. I know there’s someone I can depend on for answers and guidance when I have a health question or want to ask about something I have been struggling with. Since Tara has created The Healthy Mama Hive, we have a community of strong woman from various parts of the world we can learn from. It really is an embraceful community for functional nutrition and Tara has really done a superb job at facilitating great topics, recipes, workouts, and more. I have many favourites but amongst them I had great success with her version of the elimination diet. Her recipes are truly satisfying and her recommendations made me feel so much better. I have struggled with IBS, lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity all my life and having a specific meal plan that caters to these was fantastic. I highly recommend Tara Thorne and The Healthy Mama Hive – you won’t be disappointed. I really can’t wait to see what is in store for the future. Thank you for being the best Functional Nutritionist and for guiding me with my health!”
Sarah Beck Neichter
“3 Years after having my second child I felt exhausted, out of energy, experiencing terrible nausea each month around ovulation and the final straw: acne. My doctor and derm's only suggestion was to go on the birth control pill – which I was not going to do. I wanted to treat the cause, not the symptoms. Working with Tara was eye opening and motivating. We completed a GI map and DUTCH hormone test which showed some underlying gut and hormone issues. After addressing these issues with Tara I’m so much higher in energy, I'm sleeping better, I've lost 8 lbs and my skin is starting to calm. When working on something as priceless as your health you want a practitioner that is as passionate as you are – and Tara is! You can tell she is doing this because she loves it and she thrives on continually educating herself so she can bring the best result to her clients.”
I have learned so much while working with Tara. Even after working with other practitioners and an ND, I was still in the dark as to WHY my thyroid, energy levels, and hormones were acting up. Tara’s testing and comprehensive knowledge got to the root cause and her customized protocols truly have saved my health. Not only does she look at your physical health, but also offers suggestions and tools to improve your mental and emotional health – a critical piece to truly healing your body! She’s willing to go the extra mile to answer all of your questions and dive into the research to help you. I can honestly say I’ve never worked with a practitioner like Tara before!
Tara is amazing! She is incredibly smart and perceptive, and does the deep digging to get to the root of what is causing your symptoms. She is not afraid of doing more research and educating herself if there is something she doesn't know or is unsure of either. In the few months she worked with me I felt more supported and listened to than I had from anyone else, she helped me feel a hundred times better, and even helped me have a more positive outlook on life as well by helping me with mindfulness. She cares about your body and your mind, and I know she truly cares about getting you wholy well. She truly has a gift!
Tara has been amazing to work with! I came to her with various health complaints that include acne, gut dysbiosis, hormone imbalance, heavy metal issues, stress and adrenal issues etc. She has been so thorough in combing through every single detail and providing protocols for me while at the same time being empathetic and human. I am feeling so much better because of her help! My health journey is far from over and there have been bumps in the road but I would not be where I am today without Tara's firmness, compassion and commitment. Thank-you!
I have worked with many functional medicine practitioners over the years trying to get to the root cause of my hormonal imbalance and autoimmune issues. Tara's knowledge of hormones and nutrition combined, helped me to lower my thyroid antibodies and lose about 7 lbs along the way. That may not sound like much, but this weight would not budge at all. If you're stuck and frustrated I highly recommend working with Tara. I have continued to follow her guidelines for the last year and feel great. No more midday crash, very close to my ideal weight and I'm still living life. I wish she could be my personal doctor.