Over the last few months my Mum's CA125 count has just dropped from 18000 to 48 . I can be certain that prior to working with Kate my mum was finding it difficult to cope with the harsh side effects of chemotherapy. Shortly after following a new diet regime and taking immunomodulants/ herbs and supplements as directed by Dr Kate my Mum found new strength to continue with her chemotherapy. Working with Dr Kate also gave my mum more hope and empowerment at a time when she needed it most. This sense of hope and the empowering feeling of taking personal control over her illness really boosted my Mum's confidence in her ability to fight cancer.
I'm certain that working with Dr Kate will support every patient, physically, mentally and emotionally in whatever challenge they face.
Patient's daughter, Oxfordshire.
I am certain Kate is an angel in disguise. She has a natural warmth and empathy and gently guides you along your treatment path with kind words of encouragement and an amazing knowledge, zest and passion to help others.
I first met her in November 2012 after a referral from a good friend. Two months prior I had received the initial news that I. had stage 1b clear cell carcinoma ovarian cancer, after a routine ct scan they then found metastasis in my liver that measured 5cm and 2 cm one in each lobe, it transpired that these mets were from my breast cancer which I had been treated for in March 2010. I was absolutely gutted,, as I had started a new healthy food regime following my first diagnosis and felt really well.
To say I was petrified of chemo is an understatement, before I met Kate the utter mention of the word brought me out in a cold sweat as my previous regime had taken its toll on my body, and out of 6 treatments I had been neutropenic 3 times, each time being a weeks stay in hospital, I suffered hair loss and severe sickness, tiredness and hated every single minute of the experience. The thought that I would have to go through this again put the fear of god into me and I initially told my consultant I was going to decline chemo. However, after a full two days with Kate she gave me hope again, and complete faith in the conventional medical system and with her wonderful natural supplements, tonic teas and delicious recipes she helped me support my immune system and my confidence again through EFT.
I was lucky to see Kate well before I started chemo (as I had questioned the chemo route the doctors were wanting to take me down) so by the time I started I had had a good five weeks of supplements in my body. The first sign I noticed any benefit was after a couple of weeks when I visited my sister and it wasn't until we were driving home that I realised I hadn't needed antihistamine for my cat allergy, I had gone two whole days and not sneezed and not noticed because I was having fun!! Everyone I speak to says how well I look and that surely the docs have got the diagnosis wrong as I don't look Ill, my hair is glossy my eyes are bright and apparently I have a calmness about me.
When I started my chemo my consultant, knowing my past history was concerned about my blood count possibly being low but when the blood results came back high, and much higher than they had been before I started chemo three years ago she was very happy. They have continued to stay high too.
However the real test was just last week I unfortunately contracted the flu bug. I was having my chemo treatment in hospital when my symptoms started and my temperature was sky high so the consultant suggested I stay in as she was sure I would become neutropenic over the pursuing days. I stayed in hospital five days, with them checking my bloods everyday. They could not believe my bloods were so steadfast. My temperature went after a couple of days and I felt a fraud for the next couple sat in bed getting waited on and looking so well. My hubbie was bringing in my fresh green juices and supplements and by the end of my stay all the docs were intrigued by what I was taking and told me to carry on as I should have been really ill and I looked far too healthy after such a nasty bug. All I can say is if I wasn't following Kate's regime I feel like I would have been really ill again.. to date I have had no side effects from the chemo and have an abundance of energy.
Thank you Kate x
Sarah Shotton, Northumberland
When I first spoke to Kate in April this year (2012) I was in a seriously bad way. I had been diagnosed the previous May (2011) with advanced ovarian cancer that had spread onto my liver. To cut a long story short, my beliefs in an alternative approach, coupled with a huge fear of conventional chemotherapy, led me through an extraordinary series of events where I refused standard conventional treatment, and did a huge amount of detoxing, diet change and a hundred and one other things. Nevertheless the cancer continued to progress and by April 2012 I weighed only 47kg, which meant I looked a concentration camp survivor. At one stage I genuinely thought I was going to die, but this seemed so pointless after all I had done, so I decided that drastic measures were called for, and that chemotherapy would be my last option. Having spoken briefly to Kate the previous year, I had no doubt that she would be the one to guide me through this whole new scary phase.
What I didn’t know though, was that not only would she guide me, but she would also teach me, inspire me, and open up a whole new fascinating world to me. My appointments with her were via skype, and the weekly sessions of pure encouragement were just wonderful.
Kate taught me some of the basic fundamental principles of how the body works in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and I soon realised where I had been going wrong the previous year in my own attempts at alternative healing. Her empathy seemed to know no bounds, but more importantly she taught me to trust my intuition again, and to nurture and nourish my body. The knowledge she brought as a conventional doctor was an absolutely vital part of my healing, as the supplements she had me taking soon started taking effect, and the chemo side effects became non-existent as the weeks went by. Having categorically been told by the oncologist that I was likely to have to skip chemo every now and again when my blood tests weren’t good enough, I ended up having 18 consecutive weeks of chemo without missing a single one. In fact my blood tests when I finished the initial batch of chemo were a huge improvement on when I had first started conventional treatment! It became a standing joke with the nurses every week, that I just wasn’t following the norm!
Kate also helped me address the emotional side of my healing as well, and we did several very emotional sessions of EFT, which helped me to clear alot of emotional baggage that stemmed from early childhood years. Her intuition was astounding, and she pin-pointed issues that I hadn’t even thought of, and believe me, I had already done alot of EFT with some other wonderful EFT practitioners prior to working with Kate.
I then had major surgery at the beginning of October this year, and again I have Kate to thank for this. My oncologist had repeatedly told me that he thought surgery was not going to be an option, but after discussing this with Kate I sought a second opinion and again pressured the oncologist until I found a wonderful surgeon who agreed that surgery would be a good idea. Major surgery followed (total hysterectomy) and the surgeon was very surprised that it had gone so well. I lost 3 pints of blood during surgery, but despite this, my recovery was rapid, and in the surgeon’s own words, ‘miraculous’. The surgeon came to see me on a daily basis in hospital and I continued to amaze him with my improvement. He had the opportunity on one visit to see the leftovers of one of my green smoothies, which sparked a really interesting conversation about diet etc, with me telling him all about the way of life I now led thanks to Kate’s guidance. He was hugely impressed, and said “if I were you, I would continue doing whatever you’re doing, as it’s obviously working”. Nine days after the operation when I saw the oncologist again, his words followed a similar theme when he said “Wow, you’re doing far better than you should be doing after such major surgery!”
As I write this, my tumour markers (CA125) are now within normal levels, and I am finishing the last few weeks of the chemo. I continue to have no side effects of chemo, including zero nausea each week, and so far no hair loss either for this last batch of chemo. My tonic teas are a huge part of my life, as is the weekly acupuncture, which I will continue with for many years to come. I am looking forward to a weekend course mid November with Kate, to learn more about the tonic teas, and in March 2013 I am looking forward to the 4 day practitioner course with her. Other plans on the horizon also include a trip at the beginning of next year to the Hippocrates Health Inst in Florida. There is no doubt in my mind that Kate helped me to regain my life back.
Katherine Butcher , York
"Having successfully managed my second diagnosis of cancer naturally by changing my diet and lifestyle for nearly 2 years, I found it very difficult to make a decision with regards to my treatment plan when my condition suddenly worsened earlier this year. Having had chemotherapy and radiotherapy several years prior, I was reluctant to take that path again. However, on consulting with Dr Kate James and talking through all of my options and understanding how she could support me, I was able to make an informed decision. I feel blessed to be able to work with Kate and have her support me going through my treatment plan of chemotherapy. I have hardly suffered from any side-effects and am constantly told by friends and family how well i am looking which I believe is down to her advice with regards to nutrition and lifestyle. Having previously adopted a raw food diet for 2 years, I have a good understanding of what constitutes as healthy food and am grateful that Kate is also an advocate of alkalising superfoods such as AFA Blue green algae. Kate is extremely intuitive - a trait I value very highly and something i feel is very much lacking in todays conventional medical care. Her medical training and her interest in holistic medicine for me makes her the ideal person to work with as you get to benefit the best of both worlds where the two can support eachother to give you the best chance of healing. She is gentle, kind and caring and I wholeheartedly recommend you work with her. "
Polly Noble, Cambridge
" I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer last year and after surgery began chemotherapy treatment. I felt desperate and only just having had the 2nd of 6 Chemotherapy (FEC) sessions I didn’t feel that I would make it any further. I knew I needed help desperately! In an extreme anxious state I decided to contact a Bowen Technique practitioner I had used and asked his advice; luckily, fortunately and auspiciously he recommended that I contact Dr Kate James.
I have never looked back! From that first appointment I have improved in every way. Interestingly I noticed my blood count started to steadily climb 2 weeks after beginning Kate's programme . After my sixth and final chemotherapy treatment it was actually better than the baseline bloods taken before I commenced chemotherapy treatment . I also noticed the pattern of my hair loss and re growth to be better than I had expected. I used the "Cold Cap" on each visit and I managed to keep about half of my hair. I also noticed new hair growth started before my last chemo session which the chemotherapy nurse commented she had not seen before. My kidney function is also the best it could be, again having improved from my baseline bloods done before treatment began.
My recovery after each chemo session got quicker and on the 5th day after the 6th and last session I spent the day gardening! I completed my chemo sessions on time and without any illness or infection and indeed carried on my life almost as normal after that visit. The hospital have asked me to record and relate my experience during the treatments with the view of helping others; the diet, supplements, visits and recommendations from Kate.
Kate has been a true inspiration and driving force in my ability to carry on. I have completely changed my diet and way of looking at food. The food I eat now is healing and helping me to support my body on every level . I am also taking Kate's recommended supplements. It all feels right and my general health and well-being has improved. My Oncologist remarked on how amazing I looked and I am forever being told by other medical practioners and people of “how well I look”.
I can’t recommend Kate highly enough. I am now embarking on a 5 week radiotherapy programme and will continue to visit Kate and follow her trusted advice in the knowledge that she will help and support me and tailor her treatment to my individual needs."
Alison Bradley , Co Durham
"Following a medical diagnosis last year of mesothelioma, I chose to follow a natural, holistic approach to well being. I wanted to improve my general health and strength as much as possible and with Kate’s expertise and gentle guidance . I’m following a natural dietary and supplement regime which includes chlorophyll based juices and mostly alkaline foods . I have also benefitted greatly from one to one EFT sessions with Kate and learning visualisation techniques. I have been following this regime since the beginning of the year and I feel so healthy and full of energy, in fact I feel amazing! Kate’s holistic approach promotes physical, emotional and spritual well being. Thank you Kate for following your heart so we can follow ours."
Glynis Margerison, Yorkshire
Dr Kate says: I have been working with Martin and Jackie to support them through Martin's diagnosis with a Grade 4 Glioma in October 2009.
"I was diagnosed with a grade 4 Glioma in October 09 and had surgery to remove the tumour at the end of October 09. I started Radio and Chemotherapy in December 09 for 6 weeks, I then had a further 6 months of chemo and am currently just about to start the second month of the 6 month course. I have been receiving dietary and holistic advice from Dr Kate James and have been following a programme of diet and E.F.T. since December 09 and have found it to be extremely beneficial to my physical and mental well being. I would recommend Dr James to anyone who has Cancer and is uncertain of the future. I have sailed through the first course of chemo with no problems at all thanks to Dr James.
Martin Dodgson 48yrs, Newcastle Upon- Tyne
"I have met Dr James and heard her speak about her work with Holistic Care for Cancer and know that anyone who has the opportunity to work with her will not only benefit from her enormous wealth of knowledge but also from the compassion and gentleness with which she shares it. Both patients and staff alike will gain so much from her presence and skills."
Emma Roberts Psychotherapist, EFT Master, Co-founder of The London EFT Centre and author of Even Though I Have Cancer: a book all about how EFT can support those who have cancer.
Consultant Physician March 2010
"On 29/10/2009 I was diagnosed as having an inoperable cancer of the pancreas which was also not amenable to radiotherapy or a histological diagnosis by needle biopsy. This diagnosis came as a profound shock to me, conversant as I was with the prognosis and the absence of any definitive chemotherapy regime accepted worldwide. Through mutual friends I came to hear about the excellent holistic, EFT and research work undertaken by Dr. Kate James. The response by these patients were both very positive, therapeutic and successful. I had a 2 day intensive consultation with Dr. Kate James in Northumberland.
It was wonderfully effective, therapeutic and motivating. I look on those 2 days with her and my subsequent regular contacts with her with great hope, enthusiasm and conviction of the efficacy of her holistic approach. I am positive that patients can be thoroughly rewarded by being supported by her wherever cancer patients need her expertise and input on their illness."
" Dr James was recommended to me by someone who works for a local charity called Coping with Cancer, they had attended one of her workshops. I was in a bit of an emotional mess when I first spoke to Dr James. I had been diagnosed with advanced rectal cancer which had spread. Dr James started me on supplements and gave me loads of information on green foods and diet. I was really encouraged by her approach and keen to attend a two day course with her. I attended her practice a few weeks later and we worked intensively, spending a long time formulating a plan incorporating diet,nutrition, supplements, and using EFT
. I have since followed Dr James' advice, and regularly skype and each time she fills me with the confidence that had been knocked out of me in the beginning. Confidence to question things, to ask for a second opinion with the support of my GP , and confidence in knowing that I am doing the very best for my body. People keep telling me how well I'm looking which is not bad after six rounds of chemotherapy. If you want to do the best you can to help yourself through treatment and beyond then I would thoroughly recommend you contact Dr James."
Helen Witton Lancashire
I have been working with Louise to support her through locally advanced breast cancer
" I was diagnosed with a grade 3 tumour in June 2011 which was inflammatory breast cancer. I was Given Kate's details via my mum and began a tailored treatment plan during the summer and also spent a day with Kate at her lovely home. Since starting the juicing, supplements, wheatgrass and foods I have never felt stronger. During four months of chemo I did not have a single infection. I underwent a mastectomy (including lymph node removal) in October 2011 and have made a speedy recovery as predicted by Kate! On diagnosis my tumour measured 9x8cm and I had between 4-9 lymph nodes involved.
Post surgery they found only 2mm of fragmented cancerous cells remained and no cancer could be found in my lymph nodes. I believe that whilst the conventional treatment is important, the holistic treatment is equally beneficial as can be seen by my results! Hr teaching of EFT has also enabled me to cope emotionally. Kate is compassionate and thorough in approach and I cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone. "
Louise Drinkwater, Cambridgeshire
"I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in May 2011 and spent 6 weeks in hospital following 2 major operations. On my discharge from hospital, I contacted Kate, who had been recommended to us by a friend. I was immediately drawn to her as a person, and as a doctor, based on her attitudes and ideas. From the first consultation I began a course of supplements (Algae, Beta Glucan, Vitamin D, Royal Jelly and Wheatgrass). When I started chemotherapy in September my immune system was so improved that I had no obvious reactions of sickness etc to the Chemo tablets I was taking. The NHS hospital is so impressed with my progress; they have said that “whatever i am doing, keep doing it”. I have no reservations about recommending Kate, and the various treatments she suggests, to anyone in my situation."
John Harrison, Northumberland
"I am relieved that Kate knows her stuff and is able to use food supplements to help John’s body to absorb the chemo in a positive way. People comment on how well he looks
considering he is going through chemo. Kate has also helped me, through EFT to come to
terms with John receiving Chemotherapy, because I was not comfortable with him taking it. "
(Kath Harrison, John's wife), Northumberland
I have been working with this lady and her husband to support her through advanced breast cancer.
"We have been working with Dr Kate James for 8 months and in that time we have found her to be a truly remarkable woman who dedicates her time to helping those suffering from serious illness. My wife was diagnosed with osteoblastic metastasis [secondary cancer to the bones which it was said was terminal] in October 2009,all they offered by way of treatment was radiotherapy which wasn't successful,we contacted Kate in may 2010 and went to visit her at her home where she introduced us to the green foods which are taken to help boost you immune system.In June 2010 my wife had several scans in order to check on the progression of the disease,unfortunately it had spread to another 4 areas in the bones and they had found 3 tumours in my liver,the oncologist put my wife on herceptin and navelbine [chemotherapy],she started this treatment in July 2010 and whilst undergoing this treatment she took green food supplements as advised by Kate,she had another set of scans done in October 2010 and these showed that there had been no further progression of the disease,a further ct scan was carried out in January and this showed a slight shrinkage of the tumours in her liver,I am convinced that the green foods have played a major part in supporting my wife during the treatment. "
John Skelton, Lancashire
I have been working with Jim to support him through advanced prostate cancer
“When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer four years ago, I accepted it with equanimity. After all, I was 76, and although conventional medicine made it plain that there was no cure, given that it had spread to virtually every bone in my body, they offered me some years of fairly normal life. It was something of a shock two years later to be told I also had mild to moderate heart failure. To one who had always loved country walks the virtual impossibility of walking uphill for any distance was a blow. I had to give up the “Healthy walks” organized by the local authority in the village - finding flat walks on the edge of a National Park is not easy! I found I was lacking energy and the motivation to overcome it, while still appearing all right. Discovering Dr. Kate’s web site and her attitude to care has made a huge difference. Her approach has not only made me feel more energetic, I want to do jobs around the house and garden that I wouldn’t have tackled before and I can even walk better up hill !”
Jim Townsend , Tyne Valley
Carole May 2012
Looking back, it was through a golden web of contacts that I eventually arrived on Kate’s “doorstep” seeking help. I was struggling to recover from 5 weeks of radiotheraphy/chemotherapy for advanced bowel cancer, plus a two week re-admission to hospital to deal with infected radiotherapy burns and inability to hold down any painkillers or food. Yes, you could say I was in bits but I “knew” that there must be some way out of this and was determined to find it.
When I first spoke to Kate I realised immediately that she understood exactly where I was coming from, not only as a medical doctor but as a mother who had to find a way to help her own child to recover from cancer. I needed someone in whom I could have total confidence; someone I could completely trust. Kate’s a good listener and I quickly relaxed and felt comfortable discussing all aspects of my illness with her.
“I eagerly embarked on Kate’s programme and quickly adapted to my new diet, receiving guidance from Kate at all times. Kate’s holistic approach meant that we touched on many aspects relating to my general wellbeing, including my need to explore the volcano of emotional stuff that had built up since losing my husband to cancer in the middle of my own treatment. Kate is an EFT practitioner and this really helped me to open up and let go of so much that had been weighing me down. Kate also referred me to a colleague where I underwent a week’s detox programme, which awakened my body, mind and spirit in unimaginable ways.
It’s now coming up to two years since I first consulted Kate and I’m feeling and looking really well. My latest PET scan showed normal and life is good.
My diet remains centered around Kate’s basic “game plan”, which suits me fine. I like to eat a fairly varied diet and there isn’t much that I would refuse these days. A little bit of everything is a good motto, I think. I truly believe that contacting Kate was one of the best decisions I have ever made. All I can say is be bold; believe in yourself and your ability to help your body to recover.
I also listen to my body and if I feel I need more superfood or more wheatgrass or algae, then I take a bit more for a while. For me, it’s about learning to feel the balance and if I was unsure then I would run it past Kate first.
For me, the benefits of Kate’s “game plan” is that it is dynamic, energised with new ideas, supplements and foods.
Carole Roberts, London
It was a week before Christmas when I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer with a 9cm mass in my left ovary. On the same day as that diagnosis I was given the name Kate James by a friend who had cancer some years ago who had visited Kate and felt beneﬁt from her holistic therapy and supplements. My daughter looked at Kates’ website and sent her an email asking for her help, neither she nor I really understanding at all what she would want me to do. I was really surprised when Kate telephoned me the next day saying she was going to email a green juice recipe which I should start taking each day as soon as possible. She also said she would email lots of information about how my diet and state of mind could almost certainly affect my condition during my chemotherapy, hysterectomy and recovery after these treatments. I felt devastated by the situation at the time and couldn’t imagine that anything would help me and I felt my future looked bleak. During my telephone conversation with Kate, she said she would like me to travel to her home in Northumberland where we could discuss food supplements, diet, EFT – which I had never heard of and Visualisation. A date was set for my daughter to drive me there and Kate gave me a telephone number for a couple with a small bed and breakfast guest house which we booked by email. I had my ﬁrst chemotherapy treatment 10 days before visiting Kate so wasn’t feeling great during the 400 mile journey. I was feeling very down and as though my situation was hopeless. However, after meeting Kate and having a very long session of EFT, I felt lifted and much more positive about my future. The visualisation session was equally beneﬁcial to my general state. I have followed her programme regarding nutrition since our ﬁrst meeting and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. I feel I owe my life to her for the support she has given me and my daughter during an extremely difﬁcult period of our lives.
I have just found out my tumour marker count is only 4!
From Sherryl Robinson Oct 2011, Hertfordshire
I have metastatic bowel cancer which has spread to my lungs and liver and is inoperable. I had bowel surgery and palliative chemotherapy over 4 years ago. My oncologist thinks it is very unlikely I will live through this, my fifth year since the terminal diagnosis. Just over a year ago I started to feel really ill, nausea, sickness etc. I had been following recommendations from a nutritionist for the previous 3 years but I felt then that I was no longer being helped and it would be downhill from there. Then I met Dr Kate 6 months ago and since then I have taken her advice and feel amazingly well. I have a cough but the nausea and sickness have gone and I have more energy to do what I want to do with my family and friends. I feel as if I’ve put the clock back a year at least! I accept that the cancer is there and that I will die of it at some time but I can live very well at the level I am at now and, with the advice and support from Dr Kate, be as well as I can be. Long may this last! I am so grateful our paths have crossed and I have this extra quality time with my family.
Lynn Stuart, Northumberland
"Speaking to Kate was like a breath of fresh air at a very stressful time, her knowledge and intuition for my needs and the needs of my body as I was trying to deal with my oesophageal tumour, was exactly what I needed, to help and guide me through a very difﬁcult time. "
Paul, 60, Managing Director, Yorkshire
I have been working with Pam to support her through locally advanced ovarian cancer.
"Since consulting Kate about 6 months ago I feel my health has become more robust and I’m much more confident that I have the strength to fight my illness.
It is now 7 years since diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer and since that time I have had 4-5 courses of chemotherapy. When I was told I would need to have further chemotherapy last summer I knew that my body was not in a “good state” to cope with the stresses it was about to be put under and was extremely worried about what the future held for me. Luckily my reflexologist gave me Kate’s name and website and shortly after I began chemotherapy treatment I made the long journey from my home in South West Hertfordshire to spend 2 days with Kate and thus began rehabilitation of my immune system and the feeling of wellness I now have.
At first I made slow progress as following the chemotherapy sessions I was quite poorly and it was difficult to follow Kate’s plan, however I persevered and soon realised that I was becoming stronger and recovering from the after effects more quickly, the only thing I was doing differently was following Kate’s “green” plan. With the chemotherapy treatment over the plan is being followed avidly; I feel well, am not tired and do so much more than was previously able.
Being supporting in a holistic manner has certainly helped me remain positive. By following the “green” diet I have been helped to improve my immune system and boost my energy levels. EFT has enabled me to keep my spirits high and my outlook positive. I have also gained a true friend in Kate.
I doubt that all (or any) of this could have been achieved without Kate’s intervention and I feel truly blessed to have been guided to her knowledge, enthusiasm, love and caring. Kate is always ready to answer questions and listen to any worries. Thank you Kate; you are a very special person, dedicated to helping others achieve optimum health and well being."
"Working with Kate over the past 18 months has been enormously beneficial, her advice and recommendations blend seamlessly with any conventional treatment I may be undergoing. Kate is always extremely thoughtful, good at listening/understanding concerns expressed. Consulting Kate has improved my self-esteem and belief/deep felt need to be treated holistically rather than for just the “condition”. Following Kate’s advice my general health and well-being has improved and I am forever being told by both medical practioners and others of “how well I look” . I can’t recommend her highly enough."
Pam Harvey, Hertfordshire
I have been working with Tony to support him through advanced metastatic bowel cancer.
"I was diagnosed and confirmed as having advanced bowel cancer and following surgery in January 2010 I commenced radiotherapy and chemotherapy in April 2010. Whilst the radiotherapy continued for the full 28 sessions, unfortunately I developed a bad reaction to the chemotherapy after only 4 days of a 6 month term so that had to be cancelled.
I have been consulting Dr Kate continuously since early 2010.
In October 2010 I was found to have secondary cancers in my liver, pelvis and para aortic lymph node area. My wife Frances, herself an EFT practitioner recommended Dr Kate James…
My diet had never been particularly great and I felt with the current traditional treatment there was something missing - quite often cancer takes all control of your well-being away from you and you rely solely in the medical profession. I felt there had to be a way of me taking some of that control and responsibility back. After working with Dr Kate for several weeks over the phone I spent a wonderful 2 days on a focused retreat as a way of refining my Integrative treatment plan. At the end of the 2 days I came away refreshed and focused for the journey ahead.
Now here's the thing.... I had a deep rooted fear that Integrative therapy would divert me off of the path my traditional NHS care team were going to place me on. On the contrary, the Integrative Therapy path fully complimented the traditional NHS path so the two worked in harmony. I found Dr Kate enlightening in her approach whereby she urged me to share her Integrative plan with my NHS care team. This is where it works perfectly and the term Integrative really does what is says on the tin...It integrates with your current therapy and adapts to changes in the said plan. I feel it has supported my immune system and worked to cleanse my blood and internal organs thus preparing/ supporting me through potentially gruelling chemotherapy and assisting my well-being in its own right.
I started an aggressive course of treatment in October 2010 and after 13 cycles of Chemotherapy (Irinotecan) and Biotherapy (Avastin) I took a rest from Conventional therapies for 3 months between October 2011 and January 2012.
The Integrative treatments continued whilst my body rested and now in January 2012 I have recommenced the chemo and biotherapy - I clearly saw the Integrative treatments, which include supplements, beautiful natural juices, enemas and EFT, as preparation for what was to come. I also see the Integrative treatment as a key element to my continued well-being.
The cancer in my body continues to be held at bay since they were discovered in October 2010 and thankfully have not increased in size or spread further - I continue to feel strong and am both mentally and physically prepared for whatever lies ahead
Dr Kate's approach has filled in the missing facet to my treatment plan - I no longer feel a victim to cancer and feel in control of what is so often likened to an uncontrollable roller-coaster!
“Thanks Dr Kate, Tony"
Tony Songhurst, Derbyshire
I have been working with John to support him through cancer of the tongue.
"I have been very happy with all the nutritional advice & information I have received over a period of several months during & following chemotherapy & radiotherapy for cancer of the tongue. I am pleased to say I am now in remission. The products & foods recommended, especially wheatgrass were mostly unknown to me despite my previous researching the disease & recommended associated nutrition. With Love, John Parr"
John Parr, Yorkshire
I have been working with Bridget to support her through early stage breast cancer.
My Healing Journey with Kate – 5th April, 2010
I was diagnosed with early stages Breast cancer at the beginning of October 2009 just as my youngest child was leaving home to start university. At the same time my only daughter telephoned from the USA to tell me she was coming home to the UK as her marriage was over. The roller coaster of emotions I felt were almost indescribable but deep down I knew that somehow I needed to gather my strength and stamina ready for what lay ahead both with coming to terms with the huge shock of the cancer and supporting my daughter through what was an incredibly shocking and traumatic time for her particularly as she was so many thousands of miles away. I’d also felt bereft at my son going away to university and knew there was bound to be a lot of adjustment for him too.
My breast care team in Lancaster were fantastic and I had total faith in my surgeon who carried out my first surgery at the beginning of November followed by further surgery approximately 4 weeks later. Following recovery I had an appointment to see the Oncologist early in January to discuss radiotherapy which I was very nervous about and if I’m honest was reluctant to have. Miraculously and by pure fluke two weeks before I was due to begin treatment in mid February, an email dropped into my ‘inbox’ with an attachment to the website of Dr Kate James, an Integrative Medical Practitioner living in the north-east of England some 150 miles from where I live. I began to read her website and her own story and was so touched and excited I couldn’t wait for my husband to come home from work to read it too. Within 10-15 minutes of looking at it he was convinced as I was that I needed to move heaven and earth to try and see her before my radiotherapy treatment began.
I emailed Kate and in no time at all she responded with the warmest reply. I felt as though an enormous weight had lifted and that someone was there in whom I knew I could trust and would do whatever she could to support me through my treatment which I was so terrified of. I’d always cared for myself and my body, eaten a healthy diet and was so frightened of being on this conveyor belt surrounded by a wonderful team of medics who were doing their job, but just wanted to be ‘heard’ and my precious body supported through this next part of the journey. I so desperately wanted to give myself and my body the best possible chance of coming through this with as few side effects as possible.
To cut a very long story short, I travelled to the north-east to see Kate and spent two very special days with this amazing woman. I couldn’t have wished for a kinder, more nurturing, selfless, intelligent and passionate person to spend that time with. It must be rare indeed to find someone in whom you can put your trust at such a time but know that what she is doing for you is with the sole intention that at the end of your time together she wishes nothing more than to give you everything you need to support you on your healing journey. So much tension was released with her teaching of the incredibly powerful EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), which can be practised anywhere at any time and is so ‘freeing’. She also put together a diet plan and had gathered together all the food stuffs, supplements, vitamins etc I would need during and following my radiotherapy treatment. We talked about and practised together deep breathing techniques to aid relaxation and the importance of ‘green juice’ to aid with cleansing the body.
To conclude I came home and within a few days began both my treatment and and my amazing diet plan. Once I settled into both and within no more than a couple of days I can’t tell you how amazing I felt. There were occasional bouts of tiredness but at every opportunity I went for gentle walks in the fresh air, rested when I knew my body needed it, slept well and stayed positive and focused. I’m now 4 weeks post-radiotherapy and saw my surgeon and his registrar a couple of weeks ago and they couldn’t believe how well I looked and that I’d coped so incredibly well with my treatment.
I’m not ill but want to give this amazing body of mine chance to heal and recover on so many levels but know that without the support, nurturing,encouragement and intelligence of the wonderful and very special Dr ‘Kate’ I wouldn’t be in the strong and very positive state that I am today. I want to shout from the rooftops and tell everyone about her. Anyone, who at any stage of their life is diagnosed with such a serious disease or any other for that matter, deserves so much to have total access to what this amazing woman has to offer. She is so very special and unique and I for one want to thank her from the bottom of my heart. Her rare gift needs to be shared with those less fortunate than I.
With love and thanks, Bridget Hallstead
Bridget Hallstead, Lancashire
Advanced Breast Cancer 2011
I have been working with this lady to support her through secondary breast cancer.
"For some time now, I have been looking for someone to help me with Cancer. I found Dr. Kate James and realised that she was able to offer both the medical and the holistic way of tackling what is possible. A personalised programme is arranged for each individual, emotionally and nutritionally, with supplements suggested. I learned how to breathe correctly for the first time in my life! Also she showed me EFT where various parts of the body are tapped and this helps with mental clarity, emotions and pain. This will be very useful for me in the future. I returned home feeling extremely positive and with a huge sense of calm."
I have been supporting Marion after she came to me with a diagnosis of breast cancer.
"Dear Kate, A big thank you for the two wonderful days I spent with you last week. I was especially impressed by your intuitive approach and the knowledge that you had gleaned about me through surrogate EFT before even meeting me!
When I arrived I was still very much deliberating and worrying about the orthodox treatment, but through our sessions of EFT I was given approaches from within which I can use while leading up to the treatment, going through it and afterwards. I also did not realise I had so many emotional issues which, through EFT I was able to feel again and release from my system. I was amazed how, just through a few seconds of tapping, these emotions welled up and through your expertise I was enabled to carry on tapping and release them. The wonderful thing about EFT is that I can continue to use it on my own for any issues or emotions that arise and for my well being and continued health. I especially enjoyed the abdominal breathing accompanied by the visualisation of my body being bathed in oxygen and health giving chlorophyll (from the juices in my diet) to assist in my healing.
By the time I left you after my second day, I was full of confidence for the future, relaxed, happy and feeling full of well being. This has continued since I came home. I look forward to our telephone appointment next week, and would like to thank you once again for all your support and for enabling me to be guided through all the issues about which I was concerned."
Marion Scullion, Yorkshire
I worked with Cynthia after she came to me after a diagnosis of advanced metastatic ovarian cancer.
"I have found practising EFT with Kate of tremendous value; the technique, and especially doing this with Kate either in person or over the phone, has given me focus and a way of thinking positively which I found difficult before. It is a method which has provided calm at moments of panic. In a sense, EFT has been a really important piece of the jigsaw. EFT has also meant that members of the family can sit and do this with me, giving them a sense of purpose and reinforcing EFT’s value for me."
Cynthia Todd, Cumbria
Crohn's Disease 2010
"I have Crohn’s Disease: I was diagnosed with it aged 16 and in the subsequent 27 years I have struggled with it, having 3 operations to remove parts of my intestine, and many periods in hospital.
In the winter of 2009 I decided to see if my condition could be helped by getting EFT as I had heard about it helping others with serious health conditions. I have been receiving EFT every fortnight or so since then and in that time have seen enormous improvements in my health. I have had no need to use any drugs for months. Although I was feeling so much better I had the feeling that I was not really reaching “good” health – what was good for me would probably still not be very good for “normal” healthy people.
I came to see Dr Kate James at the beginning of March and was amazed and impressed at her ability to home in on the issues and areas that were still causing me problems and holding me back. She managed to unearth deep emotional issues about my family life that I hadn’t realised were causing me a lot of stress – and had done all my life. I have always found stress very detrimental to my immune system and hence my health condition. We spent some time doing EFT on these and discussing them over a couple of days and I left feeling like a new woman. Although my problems were not instantly resolved, the way I felt about them was different and this seemed to make me feel very much calmer and happier on a day to day level.
Along with this, Kate offered my some advice on diet and nutritional supplements, which I have followed. A month after seeing Dr James, I can honestly say that my energy levels are the highest they have been for years – from lying around on my bed a lot of the time I have changed to being able to do much more with my 3 children and am even re-decorating the sitting room! Along with this I feel happier and more empowered – altogether a great result!
Sarah Naylor, Scotland
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 2010
"Ever since being first diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome years ago, I have battled with some of the unwanted effects that often occur - unwanted hair, skin problems, irregular periods and mood swings brought about by hormonal imbalance. Once our family was complete, my hormones felt as if they were in an eternal spiral without any release. Despite there being several conventional options to try, I didn't want to just disguise the effects, I wanted to balance my body long term , not just cover over the effects until I wasn't allowed to take any more medication.
I was directed to Kate by my reflexologist and found her echoing my sentiments exactly. She set me on a gently guided diet that was easy and logical to follow and added some specialised nutritional components to run alongside the EFT. Although it's only been a short time since this commenced, I can already feel the benefits of what I can only describe as feeling more at peace with myself - mentally and physically. This is a great start and I hope that I can continue to avoid any conventional treatments which act only on the symptom and less so the whole person.
Kate May 2012 , Using Natural Dietary Therapy and EFT to support pregnancy
" I feel very well supported, both physically, with food recommendations and supplements, as well as emotionally. Your experience of having 4 babies makes me feel very reassured and trusting. I love the way you combine Western ideas and medicine with "Eastern philosophy. It sits very comfortably with me. You have a lovely warm, happy, calm persona and this again feels very reassuring. "
Kate Simpson, London
Type Two Diabetes 2010
"I would highly recommend the combined approach to treating diabetes with specialist nutrition and energy therapies such as EFT as advised by Dr Kate James.
I was diagnosed with a high blood sugar level indicating early Type 2 diabetes about 2 ½ years ago though I didn’t have any symptoms. I decided to control it with diet and was apparently doing ok with that until work stresses lead me into a period of poor nutrition, eating convenience foods at odd hours and the diabetes nurse advised that she would like to put me on Metformin. That was about 2 months ago and my Hba1c was 8.8. I resisted the medication and was given 3 more months to try to bring it down with diet.
This time I took it seriously and had 3 weeks strictly keeping to the diet recommended by the nurse; cut out all chocolate, crisps, cheese and alcohol, cut right down on carbs and increased my green veg content added oily fish 3 times per week etc. I already didn’t eat meat or drink tea or coffee. The average of my readings from my own Aviva monitor over the last of those 3 weeks was 8.89 so I deduced more radical measures were required.
I found the “Raw for 30 days” website and started myself on a strict raw food diet including huge quantities of leafy green vegetables. It was effectively a massive detox, during the second week of which the acidic taste in my mouth was vile and the loss of hot food was beginning to get me down. However, my blood sugar was moving in the right direction with an average of 7.92.
Then I had my first consultation with Dr. Kate James who recognised the beginnings of emotional effects from the all-raw diet and advised me that I would need to take better care of my spleen for long-term sustainability. She put me on a nutritional plan with a structured routine, which had been lacking in my diet for many years. I started taking various algae supplements, fish oil, ground up golden linseed and coconut milk as well as the leafy green veg in the form of delicious green smoothies. I was delighted to be able to re-introduce some hot food including fish and the lovely soup recipe Kate gave me.
One week after starting the supplements my average blood sugar reading was 7.23. After four months my Hba1c ( average blood sugar) had dropped to 6.5. I arranged for my blood sugar to be monitored and do not need to start any medication as previously suggested.
I have been suggesting EFT to others for several years now and used it on myself for a variety of other issues but had never got to grips with using it on my own diabetes. As part of my treatment I had a Meta Medicine diagnosis and began having regular EFT and Matrix re-imprinting sessions with a local practitioner near my home.
I firmly believe that the combination of improved nutrition, attention to the principles of Chinese medicine and EFT tapping have been instrumental in bringing down my blood sugar levels and increasing my general health.
As a bonus in addition to the blood sugar issues, I feel much better in myself, my mind feels clearer and oddly my ability to balance on one leg has improved! All this despite an increase in work stress over the same period."
Carole Tracey, Warwickshire
Lis, improving general health November 2011
When I attended Part 1 on the 1st and 2nd October I had been particularly low with shingles which was comcomitant with severe back pain from torn ligaments (attributed to the gym). This necessitated large amounts of analgesia to ease both conditions for several weeks (medicine which I am not used to). Y
ou suggested, when I asked you for nutritional support, that I try Blue-Green Algae, Superfood and Royal Jelly in a certain format. This I have been doing for two months now, and I can honestly say that I have significantly improved in every way . . . more energy, increased appetite, increased mental acuity, etc., etc., etc.
Thank you Kate!
Lis , Northumberland
I have been a patient of Dr James' for only a month. Despite this, I feel a real warmth and genuine friendliness when talking to her and I can sense a passionate, creative desire to help those, such as me, who seek her help to improve their health and, thereby, their lives.
The supplements she prescribed plus the dietary advice and recipes she has provided have literally changed the way I feel —
I enjoy enormously increased energy, vitality, clearer thinking and a plain old desire to experience life to the full. Her devotion, skill, knowledge and her zeal to help and, hopefully, to eradicate that which expresses itself as 'dis-ease' are quite wonderful to be a part of. Being a recipient of her care and healing is quite awe-inspiring and moving.
Chris Gordon, South coast
Supporting patients with EFT....
"Of all the therapies that we offer, Emotional Freedom Techniques is, in my opinion, one of the most powerful and immediate tools for change. In a matter of minutes, extreme physical pain or emotional trauma can be reduced to manageable levels, and even disappear entirely. It is a technique that takes a short time to learn and can be applied to every seemingly insurmountable area of pain with extraordinary results. Most importantly, it is one of the few therapies that enable people to continue with their healing at home, day by day."
Sara Davenport, Founder of Breast Cancer Haven. Kindly taken from the foreword of Even Though I Have Cancer by Emma Roberts.
I worked with Mary to support her through breast cancer. She is a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and EFT Master.
"My name is Mary Llewellyn I have been a full time psychotherapist for over 30 years now. In December 2009 I first went to Dr Kate James because I wanted help after receiving surgery for breast cancer. I have learnt many techniques throughout my career and they were useful for me although I knew I needed additional emotional support. When I read about Kate's experience I knew she was the practitioner I needed support from at this challenging time of my life.
Kate is a very intuitive person and I found that the work that she did with me regarding my fears surrounding chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment made a tremendous difference. She enabled me to achieve a better state of mind and body using a techniques called EFT which could be called acupuncture without using needles. Ten years ago I personally received training from the developer of this technique in the US and have used it since then with great results with my clients. However, I know that we are often too close to our own problems and with Kate I found I was in a safe pair of hand together with this very powerful tool which was a winning combination. When used skillfully it neutralises a stuck negative perspective and promotes a more positive state of being."
Mair Llewellyn , Yorkshire
"I worked by telephone with Dr James on a major personal issue in mid February 2010. Even though we had not yet met at that time, she somehow accurately intuited that I was holding a debilitating sense of loss and sadness in my life. We spent about three hours working together, during which she used her own personal blend of EFT to help me to release negativity around the issue (the loss of my mother as a baby). After working with Kate, for the first time in my life I was able to see my loss as an illusion, and that the positive energy and love of my mother was still with me, had always been with me. This is not an intellectual understanding, it is a deep heartfelt knowing, accompanied by a profound sense of peace which has been with me ever since. The positive energy and love of my mother is still very much with me (January 2011), almost one year after that original work with Kate.
I do not say this lightly. I have spent much of my working life in industry (latterly as a senior executive), and this sense of loss had always been there, even at times influencing my judgement whenever I felt in any way insecure. I believe it is Kate’s love and compassion combined with her great skill as a practitioner that has facilitated the change in me, and as a physician she has helped me to sustain it with continuing nutritional and lifestyle advice and follow-up support. Her work is holistic in nature and truly in a class all of its own. I believe that Kate is in a unique position to participate in the introduction of this important new healing modality into mainstream medicine. "
John Bullough, PhD, MBACP Psychotherapist and writer
Hospital Teaching Consultant 2010
"I’m usually fairly good at reflection and at noticing the mood around me. But recently, when I found myself in a difficult personal situation, none of these listening and thinking skills was of any use. What I needed was a practical way of staying calm and just getting through whatever the day had in store for me.
Of course I know in my head that different parts of the brain do different things. But the practical reality of getting myself away from a ‘fight and flight’ reaction to a more sensible response needed a practical ‘doing’ sort of answer. That’s where I found the EFT so useful, as something to do that helped me, rather than wringing my hands and sweating a lot! It’s so easy just to spend a few minutes getting calm again, and it’s really helped me to take control again and know I can tackle what is being thrown at me."
Newcastle Upon- Tyne
"Working with Kate was amazing. She was gentle and intuitive and really listened to what was going on for me. Her use of EFT was amazing. She guided me through some very difficult emotions and I achieved a great deal of understanding of what was going on for me and released the emotions. I felt stronger, more positive and back in control of my life. I’ve been able to move forward confidently, making clear choices that work for me. I can’t recommend her highly enough."
Jaqui Crooks Psychologist and EFT Master, Leicestershire
The White Tara foundation was founded in 2013.
White Tara is a Bodhisattva . Her mantra is " Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha ". This translates hail swift protectress . May all beings be happy , may all beings be free. Calling on White Tara is said to support , guide and protect us on our path , particularly when we face what feel like insurmountable challenges. She represents unconditional love and compassion itself . She is said to guard longevity and is seen as a Universal Mother whatever our faith or individual beliefs may be , rather like the goddess Kuan Yin.
The mission statement of the foundation is to offer support to patients who would otherwise not be able to access the Integrative Medical Care and treatment they need. Donations allow the foundation committee to give bursaries to patients from all over the UK to help cover all aspects of their integrative care including consultations , supplements , acupuncture , psychotherapy and energy therapies.
Enquiries about applications for funding or donations can be made via email or via my secretary on 01670 783 861.
Here is a link if you would like to listen to her mantra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukr6ohaShM0
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Dr. James supports individuals naturally, some of whom have cancer and some of whom have other medical conditions. Dr. James does not treat cancer, rather she works to support and benefit each individual whatever their medical condition.