“I should open by saying Olga helped me lose forty pounds. My blood sugar, which was borderline diabetes, and blood pressure, which was borderline hypertension, are both now within normal range with no meds. I can’t recommend Olga more highly. If I could give eleven starts, I would. Olga met with my wife and me a year ago. She listened to our individual situations and needs and designed nutritional programs custom-fit for each of us. I was impressed with Olga’s scientific knowledge, which incorporates the latest research at the molecular level. Olga’s plan helped me lose the weight and it’s helping me maintain it. I love her recipes on food-remedies.com and have made several of them. If you are looking to lose weight and/or to improve your nutrition and gut health, do yourself a favor and see Olga.”
“Took Olga’s class last Spring in an effort to break my addiction to sugar. For some reason, my original review did not appear on Yelp. It was a great class in its simplicity, tying together the things we eat and how our body processes them. Restart is an easy program to follow, but it’s really up to you get the most out of it. Olga is knowledgeable, supportive and non-judgemental in her approach. The class allowed me to “break the code” between eating and the dynamics of weight gain and loss. And I broken my cravings for sugar! Some folks also tried to take dairy out of their diets, but I did not. I now have a regular set of go-to foods that always leaves me satisfied. Add a regimen of regular exercise during this six week program if you really want to accelerate the results. That certainly worked for me. Highly recommended and a great value too.”
Marc, Restart participant
“I consider myself to be a very healthy woman and have been very mindful of what I consume for the past almost 20 years now. The only thing is that in spite of my healthy lifestyle (food, exercise, etc.) I had become pre-diabetic due to to the “healthy” carbohydrates (brown rice, whole grain bread, raw sugar, etc.) that I continued to eat . I took Olga’s Restart program in March 2017 and really got serious about fine-tuning what I thought was already a good way to eat, and found that I HAD to eliminate foods that convert to sugar in order to get my A1C level down. Wasn’t always easy, but with RESTART, under Olga’s guidance, I learned how to prepare delicious foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner…AND dessert! Some items were tastier than others, but I felt GOOD knowing that I was doing something good for my body, mind, and spirit. I am happy to now say that my A1C level went down quite a bit, and going through the RESTART process has made me not want to go backward and mess up the progress that I made. Olga is so knowledgeable and passionate about nutrition, and always has good ideas to keep you motivated to move toward your goals. I wish that Olga could do a RESTART program on TV or something so that people who otherwise would not be able to attend, could have access to this valuable information.”
“I have seen Olga for nutrition assistance to lower my hemoglobin A1c and also took the Restart class with her. It has been a wakeup call for me and changed my eating habits for the better. I continue to implement the lessons learned during the course and feel great as a result. All of my stomach issues and inflammatory symptoms have subsided since I have removed unnecessary carbs from my diet. I am grateful for her assistance. One great thing about her is that as a nutritionist, it’s about baby steps to reach the goal, not about totally eliminating things you enjoy from your diet.”
Nancy, Restart participant
“Olga took a holistic look at my lifestyle and health indicators to determine the root causes of some health symptoms. She helped me realize the problems with my diet and suggested some tweaks. She also explained the physiological reasons for how our body’s react to food. This really sunk in and helped me understand my reactions to certain foods and how to avoid pitfalls of habits. Her approach was very matter of fact and interactive, while engaging and friendly. She’s very responsive over email and phone and made me feel at ease.
“I registered for the Restart program to get help to stop eating sugar and drinking Coke Zero compulsively, and to learn how to eat nutritiously. My go-tos were bakery and chocolate in any form, at the end of every meal, in between every meal and some times in place of a meal. I couldn’t give up nor cut back on Coke Zero nor sweets on my own.
I followed the three-week detox to the tee. It was not easy, since I was surrendering habits that soothed my anxiety, or so I thought, though I could never have enough sugar or Coke Zero.
It has been three weeks since I completed the detox. I haven’t drank Coke Zero since the day before I began detoxing and I’ve had little sugar since the end of the detox, though occasionally I will treat myself to a French pastry. Oh, did I mention that I lost eight pounds? Hurray! I feel AND look better.
Olga is an incredible teacher; supportive and encouraging, never demanding or rigid. She was serious about making sure we understood the subject matter, but also is charmingly funny. Our group of nine also learned from each other by sharing our food and nutritional knowledge and experiences, and we felt like we were in it together, which kept us going and committed.
I’m thrilled that I pushed that Restart button. Now I am careful about what I eat when, feel good and am no longer a slave to Coke Zero.”