Heal Your Gut Testimonials

image1KERRY D

Well, here we are at week 4 & I am feeling great! Lost a little weight, my rheumatoid arthritis systems have eased, I am feeling happier & have loads more energy. My husband has noticed the improvements in me & has joined me in enjoying the delicious soups & shakes etc. We are both in our early 60s & life is good!


I have underactive thyroid,inflammation, G.E.R.D severe acid reflux, and gallstones and I have to say since starting HYG on the 20th, I am a different person. I'm loving it and apart from a little setback in the shape of a wineglass ( I had one Shiraz on Sunday)I haven't had any reflux, my tummy is no longer bloated, my skin is silky, I'm sleeping better and my back doesn't ache in the mornings. I've lost 6 kgs (I would say its fluid as I'm peeing ALL the time :-P) thank god it's winter so I'm enjoying (some of) the soups. So thanks Lee for helping me feel the best I have in 15 years!!

Julie P

I’ve just completed the ‘Heal Your Gut’ 4 week program and feel absolutely amazing!  The first week was very challenging as I started to detox, but I’m so glad I stayed the course - the results are so worth it.  Previously I was so dependent on my coffee caffeine fix to get through the day – no energy, foggy brain.  Everything I ate, my gut reacted to, and as a result, my body was constantly inflamed, with aching joints and headaches.  To do anything was such an effort that I ended up either sleeping or eating all the time.  I’ve had quite a stressful time over the past few months with my mum passing away after a long illness with cancer – so stress has been a big player in how I’ve been feeling physically.   Now, I can’t believe in 4 weeks how much my life has changed.  I have energy, I’ve lost weight, I can make decisions, and am actually in action!  I feel as though my life is finally moving forward.  And I’ve completely changed my relationship with food – which is an added bonus.  Eating used to be something I must do to stop feeling hungry, and now my approach is food is medicine and I’m excited to cook and try more recipes – thanks to your cookbooks.   Once again – a big thank you – the ‘Heal Your Gut’ program has given me my life back. 


So it's been one week and Lee i've never felt better. I haven't had one sore stomach or one IBS symptom all week, I have almost forgotten what it's like to have a sore stomach. I have been loving the soup recipes and have been really getting into teas and I was a 2 cup a day coffee drinker who couldn't live without caffeine. I have also gone cold turkey and quit smoking, I figured if I'm gonna do this I may as well do the whole thing. I am really looking forward to the next 3 weeks any beyond and feeling even better, hopefully it will stay this way.
Thanks again, you have been an amazing help.


So here be it 4 weeks today! It's been an eventful body ride with ups and downs to which 8.6 kilo was dropped 1.8% body fat lost, many new habits have formed and a clearer happy tummy is proven for no tummy aces YAY! 
I will never miss the intense 10 day detox body aches! Gosh my organs needed a cleanse! 
It's the longest I've gone without booze for over a year! 
Natural foods taste incredibly sweet to me now. What a relief to cut out sugar!!
It's encouraged at least 3-4 people around me to improve their diet.
I can now know the correct way to fast for two days a week. So many delicious recipes that will stay in my food regime thank you Lee Holmes I really appreciate the opportunity to be healthier this year! You have helped be return to natural foods and cut off from the terrible diet that had hold of me for 50% of my eating prior to this cleanse! Here's to a happier , healthier 2016! Good luck everyone else on your journey Now i better start my yoga routine before heading to work!


So I finished the 4 week program and am so proud of me! I did wasn't easy but it was worth it. I still can't believe the difference to my pain levels. My skin has cleared, pimples gone and have a healthy glow now. I've lost 5kg and feel the best I've felt in a long while. But there have been even more profound chances within. I'm not craving or even wanting unhealthy food, i have a new respect for my body, I'm actually enjoying preparing and cooking healthy food (i hated hubby previously did all that) and I'm enjoying nurturing myself mind, body, spirit. For the first time in years I'm taking time to nurture me.....through food, relaxation, more sleep, gentle exercise. Thank you Lee Holmes. Stumbling across your program has been a god send. X


I recently purchased your book 'Heal Your Gut'.

After 3 1/2 weeks of phase 1, I wanted to let you know that I am feeling and looking great!

I have spent the last 2 years working with a naturopath to treat a low functioning thyroid, and although I have improved out of sight, I just wasn't quite 100% there yet. I have to say however that our healing protocol was just what I needed to get me all the way. I have kicked the coffee habit for good (I was drinking 3 a day) I have tons of energy (even jumping out of bed when the alarm goes off now, instead of hitting snooze 3 or 4 times), my skin is glowing and blemish free for the first time in my life and I have FINALLY lost the flab off my tummy that appeared with my thyroid issue. I can not tell you how thrilled I am to have lost that weight (I don't know how much because I don't weigh myself). I have tried so hard to shift that weight over the last 2 years and now it has just fallen off..... Back into my tight singlets and skinny jeans!

I turn 40 in 8 weeks and will be celebrating with family in Europe so this just could not have come to me at a better time. I feel fantastic! Thank you so so much!!!

I love everything about the book; the format, stunning pictures, great tips and the recipes are so delicious. I have not made the same recipe twice yet, thanks for so much variety. I have to say that all of the recipes have helped so much. In the past I have had naturopaths give me list of what foods to eat and not eat but I haven't found that so helpful. Having all of those recipes to choose from has definitely been the key to my success.

I will be buying your book for my Mum, sister and best friend too!


A *big* thank you to Lee Holmes for her amazing recipes and health wisdom. Thanks to her wonderful work and advice in Heal Your Gut, I now have the tools to fight my IBS! I have vastly reduced bloating and other digestive issues thanks to this great diet. I love how uncomplicated and quick the recipes have been, how excellently flavoursome and easy, all so healthy and delicious. I feel much better. Better than I have felt in years. So - onwards and upwards!


Entering week 4 - I feel great! Lots of comments about looking better too which Im pretty pleased about.  Energy levels are up.  Lost weight which is positive - mostly water retention. I feel more positive and I have definitely picked up some new feeding habits thanks to this program.  Loving it and yes, it had some bumpy moments health wise but Im coming out the other end glowing and happier. Being a better mum too as a result. Started my first workout today only which will only add to health improvements.


As a 40-something Wife, Mum and Physiotherapist, I’m convinced that gut health is one of the primary keys to our overall wellbeing. I found a lot of generalised and disjointed information out there regarding the ‘why’ and the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of optimising your gut microbiome however very little on the ‘how’ and ‘when’! Lee Holmes “Heal your Gut” book and program took the guesswork out of how to gently kick-start my gut healing journey and when to ideally introduce certain gut friendly superfoods and supplements .  It gave me a logically phased and completely do-able plan utilising real, wholesome food and products, no gimmicks. The book pages are as pretty as they are practical. Lee’s recipes are so simple and delicious that my husband and boys started fighting me for my ‘special gut health’ meals. After just 5 weeks, some of her recipes have already become my go to family meals and side dishes! Though I’ve lost a couple of kilograms and become leaner, this was certainly not my primary motivation for starting. My horribly cracked, dry, on and off hand eczema (that I have had for 16 years) is already markedly less angry, my complexion is so much clearer and I haven’t picked up any of the usual winter colds off the kids. I’m so excited to think that my eczema and a few other niggly health issues may never return as my gut continues to grow stronger and stronger. Thanks Lee, I am so grateful you have shared your own experiences, produced your book and continue to raise the public’s awareness of gut health. I have no doubt the number of people you help will grow immeasurably. Here’s to mainstream science and medicine fully cottoning onto the importance of healing your gut!


Will try to keep this message of thanks short and sweet! For two years I was barely able to walk and finally ended up with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and a non-specific autoimmune disease. Luckily I stumbled across 'Heal Your Gut' at my favourite bookshop. My family and I started the protocol in Feb and haven't looked back. Within a few days I felt better and am now feeling AWESOME! I am still gluten and dairy free and also have 'Eat Right For Your Shape' can't wait to see what you come up with next. Thank you soooooooooo much Lee, from the bottom of my heart.


For those of you starting the 4 week plan, I thought I'd share my experience with you and give Lee Holmes some feedback.

I was already eating sugar, dairy and gluten free for 5 weeks when I started so I had a head start. I've been wheat and barley intolerant for 13 years, lactose intolerant my whole life and had yeast issues in my late teens. But for the last year things had got bad. I experienced side effects I had never had (brain fog - didn't even know that was a thing!), extreme lethargy and mood swings. Turns out not only did I have Candida throughout my gut, I had the early signs of leaky gut syndrome. I decided I wanted to sort it out naturally. When eating a yeast free diet wasn't enough after 5 weeks, I found Lee's blog inspiring, her story compelling and that was it.

It was hard. Everyone asked me what I was doing. I'm in the UK and so my choice of soups at lunch in the height of summer got people talking. I decided to be honest and was amazed at how many people empathised and were really interested. At home, I had to ask my partner to sort out the kids' food and his dinners on a permanent basis as I had to cook everything for myself. It really paid to ask for help, something I am not normally good at.

The first 10 days were the hardest. The lethargy got worse, my headaches turned into migraines and I got very emotional and grumpy. But then something just clicked. On day 11 I woke up and suddenly realised the brain fog was lifting much quicker. Slowly, my energy returned - no more falling asleep on the train home! And by end week 3, I was eagerly running around with my girls in the park, without having to stop to rest.

Then people started to notice the difference in me. Compliments on how great I am looking and how good my skin is, and the bonus, how much weight I had lost. But the best, the absolute best side effect, one I didn't expect, is that since day 12, I have slept incredibly well every night. That's now about 4 weeks of good sleep. I can't even remember the last time I slept through the night and woke up feeling energetic. Seriously, best thing ever!

In total I lost 3.5kg in my 4 weeks on HYG plan (12.3kg in 9 weeks since my diagnosis and change of diet). But I was 20kg overweight when I started so my body had quite a bit to get rid of. Never have I lost so much without rigorous exercise. And never have I felt so good.

What I have gained is control again over my health and knowledge for life. I've learned more about my body in 4 weeks than I have in my 36 year lifetime. My passion for cooking is back too, as you can tell by all my cooking posts on here. And a love for new ingredients. Imagine, my whole life I was told not to touch avocado and coconut oil and they turn out to be the key ingredients to health success!

I was really worried about reintroducing food but clearly my gut is better because it's coped really well the last week and a half. Gone is the gas and bloating I used to get constantly. The mineral supplements are really effective so I highly recommend those when you get to them. Wish I had started those when advised... I just took a while to organise myself.

For all of those about to start, just keep at it. When you feel it's never going to get better, just hang in there a little longer. The results are completely worth it!


Am just ending the four weeks Heal your Gut...what can I say - I am feeling amazing and weigh a little less (5kgs) and feel loads better than what I did prior to starting.

For the past year I had been having grabbing pain, indigestion, gas and bloating with a really sluggish bowel. My doctor prescribed losec for six weeks with a review in six weeks. I chose not to take the medication and instead took charge of my health and stopped poisoning myself with high processed, high fat and sugar coated food and started the Heal Your Gut process from the book

I have had no cravings and feel appetite has decreased and I don't seem to want a daily fix. I have moved to organic foods, healing vitamins and minerals and am looking at taking classes in creating fermented foods which I will start introducing in the next two weeks.

Thanks again. Oh all my symptoms are gone and I can't wait for the latest blood tests or visit to doctor.


After years of chronic pain and a body prone to cysts and tumours, first one being removed when I first went through puberty at the age of 8, (yes an early starter) life of Doctors visits and Hospital stays, too many to mention, my last being a tumour removed from my spinal cord. Also being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia amongst other things, I have been constantly searching for ways to overcome pain, inflammation, fatigue, depression etc. My very talented daughter that is a holistic practitioner mentioned to me that your Gut is what needs to be healed first as so many diseases are a direct result of poor gut health. After a lot of research, which became a headache in itself and not knowing how to simplify it all, I came across the most wonderful, user friendly book by Lee Holmes that just put everything into place for me and created a light bulb moment, just making it so easy for me and left me asking "why hasn't anyone done this before?" Lee's book,  "Heal you Gut," has not only made things easy but am very pleased to say that my cysts and Tumors are decreasing in size, I'm moving more, the pain has decreased and I'm well on the road to recovery. I can't thank Lee enough for not only sharing her experience but going on to achieve what the rest of us are unable to do, producing a book to find relief and healing through food, Lee is inspiring and a great motivator.


I just wanted to write and say thank you!! I have been having 'issues' with my tummy for a few years now (about 7), initially it started as a bit of pain, then trouble using my bowels regularly. This went on for a couple of years - I didn't think much of it, had a colonoscopy (nothing to report there thank goodness other than I had a 'slow gut'), increased my water intake and took up running, put it down to stress. That helped for a while, then everything seemed to get worse, I put myself (and the family) on a gluten free diet. That did help for a little while (maybe 12-18months) but then symptoms returned and worse than before, always escalating. Again blaming a stressful job, no work-life balance etc I said to my hubby that I needed to do something as I was worried I would end up hurting my body irreparably (ie colostomy bag or worse). 

I couldn't understand what was going on as I had never had any problems previously with my diet, always being able to eat everything (I loved food). And I now had such a restricted diet, it was awful. 

Then I saw a picture and a blurb for your book in a store catalogue, so I googled it (and you). The fact you're Australian (and write as such) was brilliant. I had sought help from other books, but none of them helpful. I read the whole thing from cover to cover before starting. I identified with the 'leaky gut' all the symptoms were what I experienced - foggy head, aching in my joints (I thought I was getting gout) and your journey. So that was it, I was off, with the family coming along for the ride-again. I am a Nurse by trade and so consider myself to be reasonably well informed, however after reading and following your book, besides me having learnt a lot, I realised that although my family do have a good diet (whole foods, grains fruit, veggies, not much junk food) we weren't having "enough" of  the good stuff. I started your heal your gut program in September this year, my 11 year old daughter even asking me what was different about this diet. My reply was "this is how I grew up, eating all these foods  (the ratatouille reminded me of what my mum used to make) and this is how we are supposed to be eating",  however with our busy life I had forgotten what to do. I now feel fantastic and have reignited my passion for food and rarely have any side effects. At least now when I have 'overdosed' on something I can pull back and apply 'recovery mode'. I am still experimenting with what I can and can't have a lot of. The whole family love the recipes and even the 'carnivore' hubby is happy as he is full at the end of the meal, he is happy to let go of meat for a few days a week. 

So THANK YOU Lee with capital letters, I honestly believe you have saved me from a terrible future. And as a result I am now seriously looking into going back to study in the Nutrition field.


What an incredible 4 weeks. Can't believe I made it without a cheat. While my gut is still a work in progress I am feeling incredibly clear headed and full of energy. This is the first Easter I've had without traditional chocolate and I'm not even craving or missing it. Your soup recipes were so yummy that I'm hoping to get a similar enjoyment out of my slow cooked meals. Thanks again for a great program!


For all of you just starting out on the 4 week programme the benefits are fantastic. I just completed the last one so thought I'd give some feedback (aka inspiration). I thought my gut was fine so joined to lose weight which was the wrong reason. I did lose a bit of weight but the effect on my gut was amazing and I am well and truly reaping the benefits now. Yesterday was a big race day in Broome so I went, great comments on how well I looked, smooth skin (I'm 54). Had a great day, lotsa  champers with water in between. Got up this morning and gut kicked in, cleared my system of yesterday's indulgence. No lethargy as in the past and feel bright, energetic and on top of the world. I also started using the HYG powder 2 weeks ago and regret not using it sooner. Highly recommend. Sorry for long post or "too much information" but I am so impressed and so much better and this is someone who thought they were good before. Stick with it and thank you Lee Holmes.

Nearly 2 weeks down and still on track. I am definitely feeling better but in a way l wasn't expecting. I have had lower back problems for the past 6 years and even after numerous visits to Osteopaths and weekly Pilates classes, nothing seemed to be helping. Since being on the 'Heal Your Gut' program, my back problems have vanished. Wow! I'm looking forward to seeing what other improvements my healing body has in stall.

Few small wins for me so far! At the end of week 3 I have noticed my skin is no longer cracked and dry on my lower legs, no breakouts and huge reduction in cellulite. I'm thinking my body was not able to cope with my old diet and struggled to eliminate toxins from processed food. Oh yes and the final one was my husband telling me this morning my backside has definitely shrank 🙂


Thank you for your wonderful book Heal Your Gut, it has changed my life. I did your 4 week program and it has worked a treat. I have recommended it to so many people and just wanted to thank you for making a wonderful difference to my life. Thank you again. I have dropped 2 dress sizes and feel so much better for it.


I am going to try to make a long story as short as possible... My health issues began In May 2010 when I had an appendectomy. Two weeks later I was called back to the surgeon’s office where he told me that I have a small tumor on my intestine. The doctor told me this was a rare type of carcinoid tumor, and I had to have a right hemicolectomy to remove it. So I was back in the hospital again for 4 days. They gave me pretty strong pain medication and antibiotics. Prior to these surgeries, I had always considered myself to be a healthy person. I exercised, ate pretty balanced meals, and allowed myself to indulge occasionally. For the past 5 years even though I was “healthy” I felt foggy, fatigued, my stomach hurt almost all of the time, my hair was falling out and thinning, I woke up with hives all over my body… there were so many symptoms. I had never experienced anything like this. I went to the doctors over and over. They thought it was thyroid (thyroid issues run in my family) so I was tested multiple times, and each time the blood work came out perfect. I was then told I was probably pre-menopausal, which to me seemed like a stretch since I was only 40 years old, but I found a great doctor who specialises in menopause. After running a few tests, she confirmed that I was not premenopausal. I was getting nowhere with all the doctor visits, so I began spending a lot of time researching my symptoms on the internet. I finally came across your book, “Heal your Gut”. After reading just the first few chapters I self diagnosed myself with Candida in the gut. My symptoms matched your list (other than fibromyalgia and thyroid). I did more research online, and I was convinced that this was causing my issues. I went back to my doctor and was tested again. Finally, a positive result! I signed up for your “Heal Your Gut” program, and my symptoms completely disappeared. I finally felt healthy. I finally felt like myself again! I do hope you make it to the states to share your knowledge of food and health. I am even considering starting a blog to share my story, and take a health coaching course. You have helped me so much and inspired me as well! 🙂


I found the Heal Your Gut program fantastic.  I don't enjoy cooking however there was something enjoyable about cooking from scratch with so many new vegetables I don't normally cook with. It has been many years since I felt so well and was free of my IBS symptoms. Unfortunately since I've stopped the soups and moved to a combination of slow cooked meals and soups my tummy has been struggling a bit. I'm still dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and fruit free (except for berries once a day).
Besides some minor tummy issues I have so much energy and my brain fog is gone. I'm also sleeping so much better and overall feel so much better.  I recently bought Eat Yourself Beautiful and Eat Right for Your Shape and I'm loving the recipes.


I started my Get Shiny Action Plan – my image of health was not just the shiny hair & skin but to be shiny on the inside. Two years after being diagnosed with auto-immune liver disease, treated with steroids and immunosuppressant (chemo) drugs I was so unwell I was barely participating in life. I made a lot of changes but was still more grey than shiny until I met Lee. A few months after starting Lee’s eating plan & a few lifestyle changes I achieved those shiny goals. I didn’t think I would ever feel this good again, haven’t had any illness & I look totally different. The second time I met Lee, I left her with a hug & said ‘you changed my world’ because that is exactly what she has done. Such a beautiful person doing wonderful things!


I embarked on the Heal Your Gut journey for my daughter who's just 20 and has had a difficult 12 months of health issues resulting in some gruelling medical tests. At one stage they thought she might have prolactinoma, a benign tumor of the pituitary gland. The tests were getting her down and so she asked to move back home and take a short break from what seemed like weekly bloods and scans. She would often feel sick and vomit. I started cooking from the Heal Your Gut cookbook. Although my daughter would sometimes cheat, and enjoy things like a focaccia and coffee in between the meals I cooked, she really enjoyed the recipes, as did I. It's been 4 weeks and her symptoms seem to have disappeared and in hindsight, we think it was mostly stress. But the other unexpected thing was my weight loss. I thought my mothers scales were broken when she insisted I had lost weight. I wasn't trying to lose weight, but was probably about 5 kilos more than I should've been. I am loving the yummy recipes and loving being healthier. I have a lot to thank you for Lee! 


For more than 10 years I have suffered from chronic and debilitating constipation and compacted bowels. There have been times when I could not get out of bed for the pain and days when the very act of going to the toilet would reduce me to tears and leave me exhausted. Despite what I thought was a ‘healthy’ diet, without the use of laxatives and fibre supplements I simply could not go.

Three weeks ago I started the HYG program with the slightest hope I might find some small relief and a few ideas to lessen the impact. In just three short weeks I have reached a point where I have NOT needed to use ANY supplements or pain killers and am experiencing more bowel movements that still make me want to cry, only this time it is with relief and happiness.

There are no words that can express the level of the my gratitude to Lee Holmes- seriously and sincerely so very grateful! Xx  


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Your Heal Your Gut Program is great.

My whole family are now eating EVERYTHING from the program!!

I'm so happy my husband and I are sharing the cooking. This has become a family thing!  

This photo was taken at the end of the Heal Your Gut Program! I'm glowing!


Lost over 4kgs with compliments from my husband. Skin is beautiful and clear and ovulation happened on time instead of delayed. And no breakout associated with it. I'm not craving coffee or sugar like I used to. Pretty exciting!


My jeans are swimming on me!!!


I’m feeling more in tune with my body, and know what to stay away from (and what to expect if I don't) whereas before it was a bit of a guessing game. I mostly ate good organic food  before and I just kept putting on weight. It was so confusing and frustrating. I know this isn't about weight, but I've lost 7 kilos and I feel like I'm floating on air. My knee & ankle joints aren't giving me any trouble, my skin is glowing and I'm in a good routine of self-care, my mood is so much calmer and relaxed and I don't feel as stressed in my job. On the spiritual side, I have been moving toward self-love and self-care, and your program has really slotted in with this and feels like such a turnaround for me. With the wonderful supportive group and your daily input and instruction, I feel like I have gained so much confidence & knowledge. I've loved being a part of this program and group, more than you will ever know.




IMG_0086I am so grateful for my new lease on life after completing Phase 1 from your Heal Your Gut program. After a kidney infection 4 or 5 years ago, I took antibiotics for a year, then my muscles started aching and I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, tested for MS, etc. So then I was on Prednisolone for 2 ½ years. My skin was bumpy and dry and I had fine lines on my face. I had migraines for the first time in my life, my hair was thinning, I definitely had a foggy brain, my leg muscles ached and I was always tired. I knew it was inflammation but did not know how to fix it apart from taking more anti inflammatory drugs.

My sister in law heard you on 3AW and called me, saying that my symptoms were the same as yours. So I bought the book and have not looked back. My first week was pretty rough, with headaches and flu like symptoms for a week. Then exactly 7 days later I felt fantastic. Much more energy, no brain fog and generally brighter and happier. Friends have noticed it, even in my voice.

My legs are back to normal, no more pain, which is amazing. In two weeks I had lost 5 kilos, and after 4 weeks I had lost 7 kilos, which was great although I hadn’t done this for weight loss. The saliva test shows I had/have Candida, so I am on a roll now and will continue with the same protocol. It was very comforting to have the recipes to follow, and be much more organised about buying supplies. My son really loved the soups, especially the cauliflower and turnip soup and I was doing the supercharged shake for us both each morning! I feel so happy that I now know what was wrong with me and have the ability to fix it! This is life changing for me, thank you so much Lee.

Jessica G

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all your advice in the HYG program. After doing the program I have really seen noticeable differences. I consider myself a work in progress and understand that healing takes time and I therefore look forward to a second round to build upon the healing starting blocks you have offered to me.

Starting the HYG program I knew I had chronic fatigue and my gut was giving me all sorts of problems. I started to fear eating food. Amongst a lot of other symptoms I did not even notice that I had a heavily coated tongue and obvious candida problems until I did your simple test. Two weeks into the HYG program I watched my coated tongue change from white to a bright healthy pink!

I was feeling very overwhelmed with all the conflicting advice, but your program helped clear up the confusion and refine my choices. I was already eliminating sugar, gluten and dairy and felt helpless because I didn't know how else I could help myself via diet. The subtle tweaks of adding the bone broths, good fats, easily digested meals and supplements have really helped me. I am no longer experiencing severe pain and bloating in my gut on a daily basis and I can slowly but surely feel the brain fog lifting.

Before the HYG program I did feel that I was making good healthy choices, but your program and the tweaks I have taken on-board have really helped to rebuild the foundations of my health. I really enjoyed all the recipes, and have continued quite easily to add these into my day to day eating plan. I am coming back for a second round to be with a group that is caring and who understand. It is truly wonderful to be with people who care and to have advice on hand when I feel the need to ask. Thank you!




Four weeks of healing and sealing smoothies, soups, broths, herbal teas, elixirs and mashed bowl food. No knives or forks required. An intuitive yet highly researched and informative approach based on Lee's own experience through healing her own gut. We can eat the most beautiful food, move with the most beautiful freedom, love with the most beautiful thoughts, exist in the most beautiful way but until our guts are truly whole and happy again there will constantly be a little underlying niggle and a frustrated background voice that says 'seriously what more can I do for myself'! I know the feeling very well. I can't recommend this program highly enough. Information, expertise, tips and delicious recipes aside, the space that has been created through an online community is held with such care and nurture that it is second to none; a credit to a beautiful soul who has travelled the very same path. So much love and gratitude to you. x


melittaI've recently finished the 4 week phase one and I feel the best I've felt in 7 years. 

I'm happier, healthier and more energised.

I suffer from severe Crohn's disease and now, I'm taking hardly any medication and feeling great!

Doing your program has literally changed my life.

Thank you so much!


The information you have available to us is invaluable. Huge credit to you in making it easily accessible, informative and easy to use, reference and follow.  Maybe you don’t realise but just accessing all the information and following your recipes & program, I have felt your spirit, your energy & all your hard work from this journey. Your energy has been supportive and comforting. Amazing person you are - Thank you for being you!


I suffer from Crohns disease and your program has really helped with my symptoms. For the first time in a very long time I have so much more energy, no tummy pain or bloating and I feel the best I have in years. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


It just makes sense to me that if my guts not working properly, I’m not working properly! I’ve always had a bit of a 'spare tyre' tummy even though I’m pretty active and eat fairly well. Someone bought me the ‘Heal Your Gut’ book. I got the hint. My first impression was the information was well-researched and easy to follow. But it was following the protocol that made all the difference. I especially want to highlight the recipes - so easy, tasty and filling! I don’t feel like I’m missing out with this food.  I feel noticeably more energetic and I’ve lost 3 kilos!


I have had a challenging year but on top of that my physical & mental health has been horribly bad. At times I have thought I was losing my mind altogether. It's something you can never describe to people, even those closest. Everyone seems to look to the brain but I have more & more belief that we also need to look at our stomachs. I did the Heal Your Gut online program & not only did I feel better physically, waking up with no stomach pain & no more headaches, I also mentally started to turn around. I could get out of bed when before the thought was hard enough let alone the action. I could hop on a train without having anxiety attacks & I felt like being social again. I don't usually like to open up like this but if this could help anyone out there that feels like this in any way I think it's worth it. I also want to add that it's not a quick fix, it's a complete change of lifestyle and a positive change in quality of life.


me2015I have completed the HYG program twice now, each time with spectacular results!  After suffering with thyroid & IBS issues for many years, I can now say I have gained control over those chronic symptoms that once left me debilitated & depressed – all thanks to Lee & her HYG program.  

The major results for me include; dramatically increased energy levels, more sound & restful sleep & the joy of clear thinking where once there was only fog.  As an unexpected bonus, I have lost around 15 kilos of unwanted weight I thought I could never shift after years of trying! Through completing the program I now understand much more about the connection between your gut & mind & which foods work with you to soothe & heal.  I know I need to take the time to give my digestive system a rest & the importance of including pre & probiotic rich foods in my eating.  The recipes on the HYG program do all this & so much more to introduce you to & show you how to maintain your health through mindful eating habits.  The support from Lee & the other participants is invaluable throughout & gave me the motivation & inspiration to keep at it when things got tough.  

I can’t thank Lee enough for sharing her program & would highly recommend it to anyone seeking ways to improve their health & wellness.


I've just finished my first week of phase one and already have noticed considerable changes. Significant improvement in digestive disturbances such as bloating, improved mood with less brain fog and mood swings, lol! Really enjoying the journey and looking forward to continuing my healing. Thank you so much for writing your book and program so that all the information is finally accessible in the one place and so easy to follow and understand.


I am in week three of the program and already my brain fog has lifted and my energy is returning. I feel like this is what I’ve been waiting for to finally heal my body and my mind. The information is presented beautifully and it is so easy to understand. Plus the recipes are delicious and I have lost 2 kilos already. It’s so good to be able to bounce out of bed in the morning and not be filled with anxiety that I can’t spend time with my kids because I am so tired and weak. I can’t thank you enough for all that you do. Xxx

Lauren D

HYG is a really good nourishing program. I didn’t come out of it with my gut fully healed, yet that’s absolutely fine, as each of us is different. What I did come out of it with is an increased & more rounded knowledge of myself, the foods that I react to, and that bloating doesn’t have to be a permanent thing & that looking after myself doesn’t need to be hard or tough. It's leading me in a really promising direction around really understanding my own body and helping it be the best it can. I was absolutely, overly impressed with the food and how good the meals tasted.

A friend back in November had told me she was doing the program. At that point I thought how amazing & brave she was to be doing an elemental diet, and there is NO way I’d be able to do it. Fast forward to Feb & there I was myself. I suppose elemental (I didn’t really know what that word meant – actually I had no idea – elemental to me should have “my dear Watson” after it when said (that’s a Sherlock Holmes reference)), isn’t the right word, it makes it sound watery & hellishly unappetising. Your meals are anything but. I was very impressed, and have been using a number of them still all these weeks later.

Even though the prep can be time consuming, once done, it makes the week really easy to manage, well actually 2 weeks, as I’d made enough for that. I also don’t eat meat (seafood occasionally) so was a little worried about protein, but it was well explained. When I’d ask questions, either through FB or email the response was SO quick, which made me/the process feel very supported, and knowing that there was a real person at the other end of the line, at a hit of the enter button was great. The FB page is a great resource too, and I hope more HYG’s utilise it.



These are the changes to my chronic skin condition just 9 days after being on the program!

I'm seeing such great results.

Thank you. 


I wanted to give you an update on some incredible progress since following your Heal Your Gut program. I was one of those "unexplainable" cases that the medical system were having issues with the reason behind my irregular (or lack thereof!) menstrual cycle & in turn, crazy hormone imbalances. I had my cycle maybe half a dozen times since having our son 5 1/2 years ago. Since February, I had taken all your advice on board, & within a couple months, my skin was looking good again, my hair loss reduced dramatically & my cycle had paid a visit. All was well for a month or two, then we had some high stress situations which completely threw me for six. Inflammation returned to it's previous state, fatigue, insomnia, hot flushes, reflux, no cycle, the whole lot.

A visit to my doctor due to what was thought to be a reaction to a cervical procedure that I had 4 weeks ago, advised that I am in fact 8-10 weeks pregnant. For someone that was in the "unexplained" category, I explain it as being a reaction to poor diet choices, an inability to understand & manage stress, & a lack of self-care. By changing those simple things, I suddenly moved into the "miracle" category with the medical profession. We know different. Thank you for doing what you do. Thank you for putting me on the right path with encouragement, honest words, & support. Thank you for giving me a new chance at living in a healthier environment. Love & blessings.


I'm a 37 year old female who started following Lee's Gut Healing Protocol to not only help with low energy and fatigue, brain fog and achy muscles BUT also because I've had recurrent severe digestive problems (to the point where I've been hospitalised and housebound for months on end). After four weeks into the protocol I have had amazing results

  • my energy levels have improved and I am less tired and fatigued;
  • a wart that was on my forehead has nearly disappeared;
  • I only wake once during the night to go to the toilet (as opposed to previously up to four times);
  • I did Lee's Candida Saliva Test before I started her program with a result which indicated yeast overgrowth. When I repeated the test after four weeks the result confirmed I'd successfully eliminated the excess yeast in my system;
  • my PH is perfectly alkaline at 7.4 (never before had I ever been able to achieve 7.4 despite following what I thought was a healthy organic whole food diet which was also dairy, gluten and sugar free);
  • I no longer suffer bloating and my digestion is starting to improve.

It's easy to understand Lee's protocol and follow the step by step approach. An added bonus is that the recipes taste great! I'd also like to highlight how supportive and helpful Lee has been during the protocol. I have lost count of how many questions I've asked her! Right from the get-go Lee has been available to answer my questions while supporting and encouraging me. She is dedicated to helping people achieve optimal health. Thank you Lee, I am very grateful. I am looking forward to continuing on to the other stages of the protocol.


I just made your raspberry gelato for my son - mmmmm a winner and gut healing cauliflower soup to take for my hospital stay in my thermos 🙂


This is such a wonderful and informative book, which is also simple to follow! I eat fairly well, especially due to my dairy and gluten intolerances. However, I have found that the last few months my diet hasn't been the best - my face has broken out (worse than when I was a teenager), my digestive system isn't functioning like it should and I have a constant sugar craving (mainly for chocolate). Upon following your Heal Your Gut online program, I was reminded of all the information that I know but had temporarily forgotten. I have started to incorporate parts of phase 1 and 2 into my diet and have already noticed a considerable change - my digestive system is working more efficiently, my acne has cleared and my sugar cravings have minimised. I can't WAIT to get onto phase 3! Much love xx


I came long to one of your talks, bought your heal your gut book, lost 3 kg in 3 weeks and my liver function tests, cholesterol and triglycerides, and sugars (i am diabetic) in the bloods I just had done were the best they have been in ages.  The recipes are so yummy and my cravings are gone. Thank you so much.


I just wanted to say a huge thankyou to Lee Holmes and the HYG Program Group. The improvements I have made in such a short time exceed anything I could have hoped for. Though I still have a ways to go, for the first time in a long time, I know I am on the right track!


I am actually feeling really good! My skin is clearer and I seem to have energy and no bloating! I wanted you to know!


Living with Crohn's Disease isn't always easy, but for me this beautiful book has been a game-changer, teaching me ways I can minimise symptoms & restore my body naturally. Clapping hands signClapping hands signClapping hands sign @leesupercharged, such a fantastic (& needed!) book. Anyone who owns a body - particularly those with tricky tummies - will benefit Two hearts Jac x


Good morning Lee. I just wanted to say thank you for all the support! If I think back to four weeks ago… I am feeling so much better in myself. I really appreciate all the support and advice given.


I want to say thank you for all of your support in the past month. Visiting the group was really great support and got me through some really tough times. A special thanks to Lee for her support especially email support at 4am when I was feeling my worst. I'm really happy I did the program. I actually have craved soup already and considered doing the cleanse again next year.


In 2 weeks I have shed 4kgs, skin is clear and feeling much less sluggish, even energised! The bloat has gone down significantly too! Love this program Smiling face with smiling eyes


‪How did everyone's first week go? To be honest first reading the protocol I was a little nervous and thought... Hmmm don't think I can stick to it! After trying the recipes I'm so surprised how delicious everything is! I don't feel deprived at all. So far I've found my skin has cleared, I don't have as many blemishes and my dark circles have faded slightly (wish I took a before and after). My digestion hasn't been great unfortunately but I think it might be part of the natural healing process! According to the scales I've lost 1.8kg which is a great plus! Seeing these results have really given me that extra motivation! Bring on week two!!


I'm five days into your heal your gut cleanse, and the salmon chowder is one of my favourite recipes.  I have two auto immune diseases and today is the first day I woke up feeling well! Your book is an absolute godsend and all of your recipes are super delicious. THANK YOU.

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Comments (30)

  • Anne


    Hi Lee,
    I am so grateful for my new lease on life after completing Phase 1 from your Heal Your Gut program. After a kidney infection 4 or 5 years ago, I took antibiotics for a year, then my muscles started aching and I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, tested for MS, etc. So then I was on Prednisolone for 2 ½ years. My skin was bumpy and dry and I had fine lines on my face, I had migraines for the first time in my life, my hair was thinning, I definitely had a foggy brain, leg muscles ached, and I was always tired. I knew it was inflammation, but did not know how to fix it, apart from taking more anti inflammatory drugs.
    My sister in law heard you on 3AW and called me, saying that my symptoms were the same as yours. So I bought the book and have not looked back. My first week was pretty rough, with headaches and flu like symptoms for a week. Then exactly 7 days later I felt fantastic. Much more energy, no brain fog, and generally brighter and happier. Friends have noticed it even in my voice. My legs are back to normal, no more pain, which is amazing. In two weeks I had lost 5 ks, and after 4 weeks I had lost 7 kilos, which was great although I hadn’t done this for weight loss. The saliva test shows I had/have Candida, so I am on a roll now and will continue with the same protocol. It was very comforting to have the recipes to follow, and be much more organized about buying supplies. My son really loved the soups, especially the cauliflower and turnip soup. And I was doing the supercharged shake for us both each morning! I feel so happy that I now know what was wrong with me and have the ability to fix it! This is life changing for me, thank you so much Lee.



    • lee


      Thank you so much for your feedback Anne. I am so happy that you are feeling better and that you are reaching your wellness goals and you enjoyed the program. Lee x


  • Kiara Natasha


    Hi Lee,

    I am about to start on the HYG program! I suffer from fructose malabsorption (which is fine given the program reduces fructose containing fruits) however I also have FODMAP sensitivity. I noticed you have touched base on this in your book regarding garlic and onion, however what’s a girl to do about the cauliflower, green beans, peas etc? Will the healing process and pureed food combat the reactions I may have to ingesting FODMAPs?

    I am so desperate for a cure – its been 7 years of testing, trial and error and no definitive solution. Please help me Lee! Kiara xx


    • lee


      When it comes to FODMAPS everyone is different some people can tolerate some of the foods and some little quantities. It’s about finding out what those foods are and eliminating them for phase one then reintroducing them based on your symptoms once your gut has healed. You will find the info in the book about how to do this. Lee


  • Annie


    Hi Lee. I’ve just begun phase 1 of your Heal Your Gut program and am wondering about snacking on nut butter. I know that you include nut butter in come recipes, but is it ok to just snack on a few teaspoons of nut butter? This is something I’ve always enjoyed doing!
    Cheers, Annie


    • lee


      Hello, if it doesn’t aggravate your tummy then it’s ok to have in moderation for a snack.


  • Dav


    Hi Lee,
    I have recently begun your HYG program, and have found the recipes very, very helpful. Thank you so much.

    I have pretty severe candida and leaky gut. My naturopath said that dates are ok for a snack- would you agree?


    • lee


      You can add them in after the four week period in moderation but they are high in sugar which feeds candida.


  • Lisa James


    Hi Lee, Its just a quick question. My son has an auto immune disease called achalasia. I wondered if its safe for him to follow the heal your gut plan? Hes 15 years old and suffers with his digestive tract from top to bottom. Thanks


    • lee


      Yes it is safe.


  • Gina Allison


    Hi Lee,
    Congrats on your success with Shark Tank; well done. I don’t watch that program but for some reason I did tonight and thank goodness! I suffer from Hashimoto’s (for 16 years) and now that my symptoms have increased, I have just discovered Leaky Gut syndrome and that I need to address the cause of the symptoms. All this time, I thought the problem was my thyroid! Trying to find someone who can share their knowledge at a reasonable price and with testimonials; it’s been a chore. Doctors seem only interested in masking symptoms.
    Anywhooo, I look forward to a healthier gut and subsequent health improvements.

    All the best.


    • lee


      Thank you very much Gina 🙂 I hope you enjoy the recipes Lee x


  • Chiu


    Hi Lee,
    Like Gina I also discovered you on Shark Tank. After reading your blog and testimonials I am keen to either read your HYG book or join your program. Could you recommend which is the best way to begin? As life is so busy I hesitate with committing to an online prgoram?? I am thinking of finding and buying your book tomorrow (Sunday) and reading it before the 20th. Any advice?


    • lee


      Hello the book would be good to start with for you to get the principles and incorporate into your lifestyle at your own pace. The benefits of the program are that you get support and a community to do it with, an ebook, exclusive content, guests and videos and we have a team of gut health experts as well.


  • Yvonne Janiszewski


    Hi Lee,

    Like some of the others I also watched you on Shark Tank, which I don’t really watch very often but saw you and stopped to watch. AND congratulations.
    I have many issues which I wont share right now but just want to know abut your programme. It starts tmrw but I hesitate just now as I am not prepared, kitchen wise, and I am a pensioner so money isn’t flowing. I mean do I have to spend a lot of money changing my pantry? I also hate cooking but have to and we try and eat healthy, but???
    Also, should I just get your book first and have a read and then proceed? When would your next programme be?
    Another issue is that I am a carer of a 96 year old mum and wonder if I do this can she do it with me She is also a poor old thing with aches and pains and a terrible bowel. I am not sure what to do at this point and cant wastes my money.
    I know I have to do something as doctors don’t help and I feel unwell all the time but have to soldier on with mum and not much time for me. I need some help from someone.
    Sorry to put this on you, but the comments here are just amazing.
    Many thanks Yvonne


    • lee


      Hi Yvonne thank you for your comment 🙂 I think the best thing to do is start with the book and I can help you with any questions you have via email as you are on a limited budget. And yes you can both do it together. My email is Lee x


      • Yvonne Janiszewski


        Hi again Lee,
        Thank u so much for replying. Yes I have just purchased the hard copy and ordered your gut drink. as mum n I both have constipation issues, for years. Also thank you for your email address and I will certainly contact via that with any further queries. But will there be another programme?


        • lee


          Hello Yvonne. Yes there will be another program running in late July. Lee 🙂


  • michelle kearns


    Hi Lee I started the HYG program 20th June , I am 5 days into the program without breaking. I still have a strong urge to eat the lollies and chocolate in my cupboard . Will that thought pass ? what can I do when I want a snack . I will be strict and feel determined to give my gut that it needs at the moment thanks michelle


    • lee


      Yes it will pass but remember to just go at your own pace. You don’t need to do things perfectly!


  • Jacqui


    Hi Lee,

    Congratulations on your success😊. I have a quick question. I am wanting to start the Heal your gut program but I’ve had a baby recently and I’m breastfeeding. Is the program suitable for my situation?


    • lee


      Yes it is suitable and we have a team of experts who can advise you as well.


  • Emma


    Hi Lee,

    i am in need of a gut overhaul and think your program could be the solution.. However, a while ago i did a food intolerance test and some of the foods which included most nuts, i see a lot of your recipes for phase 1 have almond/ coocnut milk, do you think it would be advisable to omit them?
    Also, i was told i have IBS so recipes with 1/2- 1 avocado aren’t advised on the FODMAP meal plan, what do you suggest?

    I’m hoping to go with what you suggest and the intolerances/ ibs symptoms will subside



    • lee


      Yes there are swap outs for all of the ingredients so you can switch out for oat milk etc if you prefer. I suggest following the fodmap plan and there is information about this on the 4 week program. Hope this helps. Lee


      • Emma Maroney


        Great, thank you

        And just to confirm- probiotics aren’t taken within the phase correct? They are introduced in the second? i’ve been taking them daily but will suspend it if you advise to do so.



        • lee


          That’s correct just start them again towards the end of the four week period.


  • Rachael


    Hi Lee,

    I am wanting to do the HYG program as I’m pretty sure I have candida issues but I also think I have salicylate sensitivity. Is the program suitable for this?

    Thanks Rachael


    • lee


      Yes but it’s not a salicylate free program.


  • Deb Jones


    Lee I have your HYG book and am ready to start. Just wondering does everything have be soup. I know the theory behind it but was just wondering if you could use the ingredients and drink a broth


    • lee


      Hello yes that’s fine and also not everything is a soup there are over 100 recipes for mash bowls desserts scrambled eggs breakfasts etc lee 🙂


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