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    It worked for me! I dropped two pant sizes, sugar cravings are gone, and my emotional eating subsided. The program is still working for me two and a half years later. I'm making healthy food choices and maintaining the weight loss.

    B.C.
    Nutritional Counselor


    I joined Christine Rosches Light Living Program in 2011. I was 50 to 60 lbs. overweight and was frustrated after having tried many diets only to gain the weight back plus more. I had no energy, was eating large portions and was hooked on fried foods and ice cream. My cholesterol was up and there is a family history of Diabetes. What I love about this program is that I was learning to eat whole foods balanced meals that worked for me. I lost 50 lbs. the first year of the program. The program was easy to do and I never felt deprived. For the first time in my life I lost weight consistently without dieting. My cholesterol improved as did my energy. Christine brings 25 years of experience and research to her work. I felt heared and cared for. The workbook and MP3were great and helped me stay on my plan. Now four years later I can attest to the success of the Light Living program and have maintained my weight. The maintenance program is easy to follow and I enjoy everything I eat. Thank you Christine for helping me stay permanently light and healthy.

    Hilke B.
    From Yelp


    When I first began working with Christine Rosche/Light Living Program, I wanted to figure out how to rev up my metabolism and fight fat/pounds with the right balance of foods throughout the day. I have a history of severe heartburn, bloating, water retention, constipation, acne and swelling of joints and I was addicted to diet soda. I was working out 4-5 times per week consistently and had tried many nutrition and lifestyle changes with no lasting results. Christine Rosche does incredible work with functional digestive analysis, which showed me the root causes of my digestive and health issues. I discovered that I have severe bacterial overgrowth in my digestive tract and high levels of gut inflammation. Christine works with functional medicine physicians, the latest research and cutting edge therapies that produce permanent results. In just 4 weeks, I found the underlying cause for my weight loss resistance, blood sugar irregularities and digestive issues. So far, I have lost some weight and my digestive issues are beginning to resolve with the help of Christine's guidance and natural methods. Through consistency, self-discipline and willingness to adjust habits and food choices, I am hopeful for the first time in a long time, about reaching my goals. Most importantly, Christine brings 25 years of experience and is like a health detective, able to identify the core issues, root causes and produce lasting results. I appreciate her conservative approach with supplementation, giving me only the minimum, to set me on the right path to achieving my health and weight loss goals. I highly recommend Light Living and Christine Rosche's practice to anyone who has digestive issues, heartburn and weight concerns. I was excited to see changes in a short period of time.

    Heidi S.
    From Yelp


    When I began working with Christine Rosche, MPH,CNS,CBT Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Digestive Health Expert,  I was dealing with severe digestive/intestinal issues that had been present for over 40 years. Each day I had pain, intestinal cramping followed by discomfort/bowel movements. As the years went by, the time required to recover now required the entire morning to feel decent. Every single week of my life was miserable with severe discomfort on almost each day. I saw many doctors and providers of medical services for years and did not get any relief from my condition, just another prescription that provided minimal relief and side effects.

    Christine's background includes studying and working with the leading physicians in functional medicine in the United States and Europe. Functional Medicine focuses on the underlying imbalances and rectifying those imbalances according to the client's unique body chemistry and lifestyle. I did a functional GI test called a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis which showed that I had severe dysbiosis (Bad Bacteria Overgrowth) in my large intestine.

    A functional blood test showed that I had mal-absorption, blood sugar imbalances and high levels of inflammation throughout my body. Functional testing is able to identify these issues much earlier before they become severe costly health care expenditures. For example, through the functional medicine doctor I found out that when I have heartburn and reach for the Prilosec it is a sign of insufficient stomach acid. Prilosec is great short term to avoid damage due to the burning and needs to be discontinued after a month and replaced by the appropriate support of stomach acid which was deficient in my case. I took Prilosec for 20 years and it turns out that the drug itself suppresses the good bugs in the gut and the bad bugs took over causing a severe imbalance. I am grateful for the functional digestive stool and blood tests to help me identify the root cause of my intestinal discomfort and pain.

    Together with Christine I was able to for the first time in my life receive a nutritional eating plan that works for me. She gave me a minimal amount of targeted natural supplements for my gut healing that have made a major difference in my condition. In just 2 short months I am experiencing significant improvement in my condition. I appreciate the thorough, detailed and in depth, customized approach that Christine Rosche takes incorporating 25 years of experience and the best of functional health care. Her work is excellent and if you have any GI or other health issues I highly recommend that you see her for permanent, cost-effective solutions.

    J.N


    When my daughter and I first met Christine Rosche and were introduced to the Light Living Program, my daughter had 70 lbs to lose. She had tried many approaches with no lasting results. My daughter was an emotional eater, was eating large portions, her appetite was out of control, and she consumed carbs/processed foods while away at college. Compounding the issue for my daughter was the fact that she was pre-diabetic, had significant digestive and other health issues and was on antacids, and many medications (in fact a large freezer bag full) with no permanent results. Christine's background of 25 years working side by side with functional medicine physicians to address the root causes of eating, digestive, and weight issues was exactly what we had been searching for. The Light Living Program is an integrative, holistic approach to healthy eating and lifestyle changes. Through functional testing and the physicians consults we are now on track for the first time in 15 years! My daughter's core health issues of metabolic syndrome, digestive issues and blood sugar/hormonal imbalances are being addressed and resolved. There now is no large baggie of medications, and my daughter feel the best she has ever felt in her entire life. She has established new lifestyle and eating habits, is continuing to lose weight and dress sizes, and enjoys her new food choices. (She feels better about herself too.) This integrative holistic approach includes proven, evidence based modalities that have worked for us. The program is customized to my daughter's unique body chemistry and metabolic needs. We are truly very pleased with Christine's approach utilizing the best of nutrition and psychology to help my daughter achieve her goals. Christine's ability to translate complex laboratory tests and medical information, communication skills and organizing of the appropriate health care team has made a major difference and is very valuable to our family. We highly recommend this program to anyone who wants lasting, cost effective health and weight loss solutions, especially when dealing with complex medical conditions.

    Barbara V.
    From Yelp


    When I first began working with the Light Living Program I had tried many dieting and weight loss approaches with no lasting results. I wanted to lose 200 number of pounds and be light and healthy naturally, from the inside out ... After only 10 weeks I lost an additional 42.4 pounds and I am keeping it off permanently! ... For the first time in my life I am not dieting --- I am eating the very foods that nourish me to my desired weight and I feel great! It is easy to let go of old patterns and choose what is right for me. Through the use of the MP3 recordings I am working with my subconscious mind in partnership with my conscious mind to release old patterns naturally!

    Now, 3 months later i have lost 62.4 pounds and feel great. My colleagues and friends, family are all complimenting me i highly recommend this program because it is individualized for your unique body type and chemistry. No one diet fits all and I find this customized approach easy to follow and implement Even when I am traveling for business, on vacation or eating in a restaurant i have amazing tools to help me stay on track I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants cost effective lasting health changes. My rating is 5 stars

    L.G.R.


    I had been struggling with a multitude of physical and mental health problems that left me feeling hopeless and depressed. For over 10 years, I experienced gut health issues including food sensitivities, fluctuating diarrhea/constipation, gas, and extreme bloating. The most troubling symptoms for me were the brain fog, mood swings, and depression - all of which left me feeling fatigued on a daily basis. I had no energy or excitement for life as a young 20 year old. I worked with many different "gut health experts," but did not find relief.

    I decided to take my health into my own hands and made it my full time job to study holistic health and nutrition, trying different diets and homeopathic remedies. After cutting out many inflammatory foods and trying various supplements, I started to feel better but my symptoms persisted and I knew I needed a skilled practitioner to aid me in my healing process ... It was an absolute blessing to meet Christine and experience her approach which is unique, very comprehensive, customized and evidence based. After more than a decade of suffering, I began to finally have faith that I could heal, and start living the life I had always dreamed ...

    Christine is hands down the best functional medicine/nutrition practitioner I have ever met. She has helped me heal on a deep level, providing the emotional support I needed when feeling low and giving me hope that things would improve. She has been fully dedicated to my health journey and always available when I need her. I cannot express my gratitude for her professionalism and ability to manage my complicated health case. I am thrilled to report that after just 3 months, I feel better than I can ever remember. I feel like a kid again, with high energy levels and a deep appreciation for life because of how healthy I feel in my own body. I wake up with energy and no longer experience intense mood swings that leave me drained and wanting to retreat from life. I can finally concentrate again and don't have to try explaining to people what "brain fog" is and how it impacts my ability to function on a daily basis. I never imagined I could experience these results, and my friends and family have noticed a drastic change in me.

    E.C.

     


    I have lost twenty pounds and have kept it off for over a year. I have released more than just weight. I have let go of using food as a protection and I am willing to let in more love, more inner peace. I have changed old attitudes and beliefs. Since doing this program it's easy for me to live an active lifestyle — something I never thought I could do

    C.P.
    Personal Financial Consultant


    Christine Rosche is a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Digestive Health Expert and patient advocate with 25 years experience in the field. Christine was able to in a very short amount of time uncover and identify the underlying imbalances that led to my digestive and other issues. I started working with Christine Rosche upon referral from my MD after my digestive system had been severely compromised by antiviral medications and proton pump inhibitors. I was having trouble absorbing nutrients, had earlier become anemic, and my immune system was, at best, fragile.While digestive problems usually tend to mend slowly, the turnaround under her guidance was amazing. My vitality and health improved immensely and for the first time in decades, my nails didn't break at the least opportunity. Even though my diet was relatively good to begin with, under her guidance it improved considerably with protein and supplements adequate to support the high level of running and biking that I enjoy. A regime of probiotics balanced out the dysbiotic flora in my intestinal tract, and together with other supplements, greatly improved my absorption of nutrients, substantially reduced inflammation in my body, and supported healing. I still go back to see her occasionally for diet or supplement adjustments as part of ongoing evaluation.When my optometrist scans my retina, he comments that my vascular system, as revealed by the blood supply of the retina, is that of someone 40 years younger--one effect of proper diet and consequently reduced inflammation. Her support around general health issues also led to her spotting an article on the use of glutathione to eliminate vocal cord polyps and suggesting it to me as an aid to combating laryngeal papillomatosis--a condition that was requiring surgery every six months. While the jury is still out on whether its enough to make my immune system kick the papilloma for good, it's at least doubling the time to surgery and that was with giving the papilloma a three-month head start before taking the supplement. Her referral to an MD who specializes in such treatments and has developed an improved form of the supplement was also key in this process. I am immensely grateful to Christine and heartily recommend her to others who are dealing with digestive issues, who need expert advocacy in any type of health issue, or who want to get expert advice on how to improve their nutritional status. Her blend of extensive clinical skills and 25 years of experience put her on the cutting edge of her field.

    Guilliaume S.
    From Yelp


    I am no longer upset looking in the mirror. I like my body and my figure now. I eat what I want, when I want. I'm not obsessed with food anymore. There is no guilt about food, and I don't feel deprived. I now feel like eating foods that are good for me.

    M.S.
    Communications Manager


    This approach was easy for me. I changed my habits and lost 135 pounds. It also helped me feel less stress at work. It's not a diet, it's a way of life.

    T.A.
    Computer Programmer


    I was introduced to Christine's Light Living Program by a friend who knew that she was a digestive specialist. I had been diagnosed as having Gastritis and could not figure out how to stop burping and passing gas. I tried changing my diet, but nothing was working for me. Christine's integrative approach included a comprehensive digestive analysis and functional blood chemistry testing - these cost effective tests show you how your body functions and assess markers that are not part of standard laboratory testing - the focus is on prevention and assessment before you have a serious illness. At my first office visit with Christine, I was shocked to find out that I had some major health 'RED FLAGS': Major Inflammation, High Uric Acid (pre Gout), very close to pre-diabetic, low potassium, high sodium, low protein, GGT (Liver Enzymes too high), High Cholesterol, High Triglycerides, Thyroid issues and high levels of bad bacteria in my large intestine. These flashing yellow and red markers were motivation for me to make dietary and lifestyle changes. I began the Light Living Program which included customized nutritional counseling, supplements, listening to MP3 tapes and completing chapters in a workbook. It was challenging to implement a complete lifestyle change, but the program worked for me. The results have been fantastic and rewarding. I just kept telling myself - it's not about losing weight, it's about getting healthy. I felt lighter and healthier than ever before and enjoy my new way of eating. 9 months later follow up testing confirmed significant results - I've lost 30 pounds and have kept it off for the first time in my life! I reduced inflammation in my body by 50%. Most every marker on the tests showed significant improvement. I have reduced my sweet cravings and watch what I eat. I prepare my own meals using organic ingredients. I plan ahead and take food with me when visiting friends or family. Some family members have been watching my results and are beginning their own process of eating healthier. I have mastered staying on track while going out to eat and during social occasions. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is ready to address the root causes of their health, digestive, eating and lifestyle issues and wants to make lasting changes. If I can succeed, you can too!

    Diane W.
    From Yelp


    I used to be on the diet yo-yo, putting it back on faster than ever. I used to eat too much, stuffing emotional things away with food. With the Light Living Program, I dealt with my diet/food problems honestly for the first time. I have an overall better feeling about myself now. I lost 30 pounds several years ago with this program and have kept it off. I feel this is a lifetime change. This is one of the best things that has happened to me in my life.

    B.B.
    Editor/Writer


    I recently took Christine's 12 week Light Living Program and learned so much from her. When I met Christine I was eating white flour and white sugar products late in the evening and going to bed at 2 am. I had done countless number of weight loss programs in the past only to regain the weight - with no lasting results. This approach taught me the best foods to eat for my unique metabolic body type. Christine customized the supplements I needed for optimal weight loss. I was not absorbing nor digesting my food properly. Due to high stress, I was binging on the wrong foods and malnourished by not eating what my body needed. In just 6 weeks, I have lost about 6 pounds (a healthy 1-2 lb weight loss/week) and my energy has doubled. I especially appreciate Christine's approach based on 25 years experience and the functional testing she does. She is able to determine which issues are the root cause of my persistent weight gain, no matter what i ate or did with exercise. With guided imagery and daily stress reduction I was able to lower my cortisol, replenish my energy and I feel great! The Light Living Pre Meal shakes help me to cleanse my liver, cut all cravings within 24 hours and balance my blood sugar I highly recommend this integrative approach. I am losing weight each day without dieting or deprivation and keeping it off. This approach is for anyone that wants lasting results!

    Josephine H
    From Yelp


    The Light Living Program in just 3 short months has helped me to eliminate unwanted habit patterns and sugars from my diet, learn how to choose and prepare quick, health snacks and low-fat meals that taste great, and eat to nourish my body to its desired weight. I have stopped eating for emotional, stress or other reasons. This is an integrated approach to weight management and covers every aspect of losing weight, healthy living, and keeping the weight off permanently! Even with an extremely busy schedule I was able to follow through and reach my goals, easily!

    Tana Marie Misrack
    Passion Island


    Thank you for helping me discover my path to "Light Living." I have tried many weight-loss programs, but none seemed to be able to turn around my weight gain over the last ten years. I had gone from a healthy 140 pounds to 200 pounds! Even more distressing, I was well on my way to type 2 diabetes. I couldn't imagine living without candies and four diet Cokes per day. After six months on your program, I have replaced fat with muscle, have lost a significant amount of weight, and fifteen inches off my hips and waist. People remark on how great and how much younger I look. I am on my way to a new lifestyle which includes exercising five to six days a week. I loved the tapes and hypnosis which were most helpful in releasing my stress eating patterns. I feel great and have an amazing amount of energy. I have taken on an exciting new project at work. My life and my family are better in all ways because of this holistic approach. I am not just losing weight, I am living lighter in every way.

    Bonnie Johnson
    Manager


    I have been on many diets over the past 15 years and reluctantly scheduled my first session with Christine Rosche. Nothing had ever worked in the past. I thought I just wanted to lose about 40 pounds. What I found in just my first month with her program was significant. It's not about "losing" weight, "denying" yourself, or adopting a strict regime of exercise and counting calories. "Diets" just don't work. It's about changing the underlying issues/reasons for your eating and taking charge of your health/well-being. Once I was able to listen to my body and sense what it needed, the rest just fell into place. I lost the weight, I feel great every day eating the foods that I love, and I enjoy the process. I have stopped my addictive and emotional eating, easily. I strongly recommend this program to anyone serious about making a permanent change in their life.

    Larry Guidi
    Insurance Broker


    I started your program with the goal of increasing my energy and activity levels and decreasing my emotional and stress eating patterns. After four weeks in the program I experienced significant results! I learned how to determine the optimal foods for my body type, set realistic eating and activity goals, follow my own self-designed program, and I started losing weight. Over the past 20 years I have been on many different types of diet and weight-loss programs. This is the first time that a program has helped me to make the kind of changes that will lead to a healthier life with permanent habits of optimal nutrition, planning, exercise and self-care. This has been an amazingly comprehensive program and I recommend it highly to anyone who wants to make permanent eating and lifestyle changes without dieting or deprivation.

    Maggie Smith
    M.A.,M.F.C.C., Psychotherapist


    When I met Christine Rosche, Digestive Health Expert and Functional Nutrition practitioner, I had been struggling with a multitude of physical and mental health problems that left me feeling hopeless and depressed. For over 10 years, I experienced gut health issues including food sensitivities, fluctuating diarrhea/constipation, gas, and extreme bloating. The most troubling symptoms for me were the brain fog, mood swings, and depression - all of which left me feeling fatigued on a daily basis. I had no energy or excitement for life as a young 20 year old. I worked with many different "gut health experts," but did not find relief. I decided to take my health into my own hands and made it my full time job to study holistic health and nutrition, trying different diets and homeopathic remedies. After cutting out many inflammatory foods and trying various supplements, I started to feel better but my symptoms persisted and I knew I needed a skilled practitioner to aid me in my healing process. I decided to move to California to focus intently on my health and hopefully find a supportive, understanding practitioner with advanced and evidence based knowledge in the field. It was an absolute blessing to meet Christine and experience her approach which is unique, very comprehensive, customized and evidence based. After more than a decade of suffering, I began to finally have faith that I could heal, and start living the life I had always dreamed. Christine's thorough integrative approach and 25 years of experience supported me to uncover the core issues in a remarkably short time. The functional testing results pointed the way to an evidence based, customized approach along with the best of European biological remedies and supplements. Christine's background includes work and extensive study in Europe. Christine is hands down the best functional medicine/nutrition practitioner I have ever met. She has helped me heal on a deep level, providing the emotional support I needed when feeling low and giving me hope that things would improve. She has been fully dedicated to my health journey and always available when I need her. I cannot express my gratitude for her professionalism and ability to manage my complicated health case. I am thrilled to report that after just 3 months, I feel better than I can ever remember. I feel like a kid again, with high energy levels and a deep appreciation for life because of how healthy I feel in my own body. I wake up with energy and no longer experience intense mood swings that leave me drained and wanting to retreat from life. I can finally concentrate again and don't have to try explaining to people what "brain fog" is and how it impacts my ability to function on a daily basis. I never imagined I could experience these results, and my friends and family have noticed a drastic change in me.

    Erin C.
    From Yelp


    In October 2014 I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I asked my gastroenterologist for a referral to a nutritionist. I wanted to learn how to maintain a healthy gluten free diet. He did not have anyone to recommend and said that the medical group did not have nutritionists on staff. Additionally, even though I had removed gluten from my diet, I still wasn't feeling well. I searched for a nutritionist on Yelp and found Christine Rosche at Light Living Program. She immediately ordered comprehensive tests to assess my functional digestive health. After doing blood, urine and stool tests it was clear I had more issues than just Celiac Disease. I had high inflammation 961 ng/mL Lysozyme and 21.1 g/mL Lactoferrin. I had a dysbiotic flora. I also had no growth of the beneficial flora lactobacillus. These are all things for which my gastroenterologist never tested. Due to the Celiac Disease my immune system secretory IgA was very high at 1900 mg/dL. Christine recommended a thorough, customized nutrition program tailored to my unique test results and body chemistry. She recommended number of enzymes and supplements. She also introduced me to a great chef who came to my house to teach me how to make paleo autoimmune diet based meals. I, additionally, found another gastroenterologist at my medical group who knew a bit more about functional medicine and she tested me for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). I tested positive. The gastroenterologist recommended I follow the low FODMAP diet and she also prescribed an antibiotic Rifaximin to eliminate the SIBO. I followed, for almost a year, very diligently, both Christine and the gastroenterologist's dietary recommendations and lifestyle changes. Christine gave me the functional digestive follow up tests one year later. Both to her and my amazement the results were markedly improved. My inflammation was very low at 16 ng/mL Lysozyme and less than 0.5 g/mL Lactoferrin. Also my immune system secretory IgA was 16.6 mg/dL (still outside the normal range but this time for being too low). Also the dysbiotic flora was gone. Christine said it usually takes years, not just one, to see this turnaround in results. An endoscopy 3 weeks ago showed amazingly good news. The biopsy from my duodenum showed no sign of Celiac damage. It looks completely healthy and there is no sign of any damage in the areas of the duodenum the doctor looked at. Combining Christine's many years of experience in digestive functional health with my gastroenterologist's diagnostic and traditional treatments were the key to my speedy recovery. If you have any digestive issues your gastroenterologist can't seem to cure you of, you owe it to yourself to work with Christine Rosche who has 25 years of experiencing to ensure you are addressing the underlying causes and working with your issues at all levels. I highly recommend Christine for her commitment to helping to integrate conventional and functional models of health care.

    Michael C
    From Yelp


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Christine Rosche

Christine Rosche, M.P.H., C.N.S. Board Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nationally Certified Biofeedback Therapist has developed an integrative approach to nutrition and weight management based on 25 years experience in the health care field.  She developed and taught weight and stress management courses to Stanford University Medical Center and Heart Disease Prevention Program staff.  Christine is the author of "Light Living, An Integrated Approach to Health and Weight" with companion audio CD program.  She has maintained a private practice in health counseling since 1983 and specializes in customized nutrition counseling for eating disorders, blood sugar and cholesterol issues, emotional and stress eating, and biofeedback therapy for headaches and hypertension.

She has worked and studied for the past 20 years with the leading physicians in functional and preventive medicine with lasting results for their patients.  She specializes in blood sugar issues, inflammation, digestive issues, weight loss, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. She customizes all programs to the unique biochemistry and needs of the patient.  She is nationally certified in Medical Biofeedback Therapy and is a licensed Heart Math™ Provider. She offers biofeedback and stress reduction programs to help you reverse the effects of stress on your body.   Christine specializes in nutritional counseling using the integrative functional approach to nutrition. She does a thorough intake assessment of your nutritional status focusing on your unique needs and biochemistry. This may include: 

Comprehensive Body Type Analysis Complete body composition analysis
Inflammation Risk Factor Assessment Nutritional status assessment
Customized dietary counseling for your body type and biochemistry Nutrient analysis
How to make permanent lifestyle changes Assistance with stocking the pantry, shopping and meal planning as needed
Exercise training by a personal trainer Dietary supplement assessment and recommendations
Complete nutrition plan  
 
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