Emine Basak is an old friend of mine whom I truly admire as a human being. I am extremely pleased that she has been in my life as my nutritional consultant since September 2022, as my health has considerably improved during this time. For the last 15 years, I have been proud of my nutrition habits, following a plant-based and fibre-rich diet as a vegetarian. However, during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I experienced constant diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting, occurring two to three times a day. Due to concerns about the pandemic, I was hesitant to visit a doctor. Instead, I consulted a well-known Gastroenterologist over the phone, at Emine’s suggestion. After a thorough examination, I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis. The prescribed treatment involved taking a pill twice a day for the rest of my life to manage the symptoms, without any specific dietary suggestions or instructions. Although I managed to find my own “eats” and “don’t eats” and felt fine, two years later, I started experiencing unusual symptoms in my bowels, such as floating, gas, nausea, and occasional diarrhoea. This time, I had more time and patience, so I made an appointment with Emine. Prior to our official consultation, she advised me to eliminate dairy (which I didn’t consume much of, as I was almost a vegan) and gluten from my diet. She also suspected that I might have leaky gut syndrome. After a month and a thorough microbiota test, it was confirmed that I indeed had a serious case of leaky gut, and my body did not tolerate gluten at all.
Emine Basak is not only a nutritional therapist but also a holistic health consultant, taking into account various aspects of a person’s life, including age, sex, psychology, and daily habits. She goes beyond just focusing on the gut health and considers the overall well-being of her clients. In my case, she not only helped improve my gut health and manage symptoms of leaky gut syndrome, but she also addressed other health issues such as rheumatoid arthritis and menopause-related symptoms. Thanks to her expertise and perspective, I have been able to stop taking cortisone medication for joint pain and have experienced improvements in my overall health, including hot flashes and mood swings. I am extremely grateful for her guidance and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a comprehensive approach to their health.