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"I assumed that the constant travel I was doing before the pandemic was the cause of why I was feeling icky all of the time. When travel was removed from the equation and I still felt that way, I knew I needed to keep digging. I was constantly exhausted, always bloated, had little energy and lots of brain fog, randomly started getting eczema, and my anxiety was starting to increase noticeably. I came to Kimsey out of frustration in not getting any answers from the "traditional routes" through my doctor. After a few tests, we uncovered lots of small connections that added up to why I felt the way I did. I 100% believe I would not have found all of those little things that added up to my symptoms any other way. I no longer have the eczema, and know how to better control the bloating, anxiety and exhaustion I was having. I love how Kimsey has so much knowledge of the way that our body works and how she tailors solutions based on your lifestyle specifically. I now have a whole new perspective on what I can do to take care of myself to ensure that I'm always feeling at my best!!"
- Kristen, CO
"Before I met Kimsey, I was 29 years old and felt that my 20s had been stripped from me. I had been sick for nearly a decade with no answers. I wasn't convinced I would survive my 30s. My labs would always come back normal and doctors would just throw antidepressants at me thinking I was making it all up or it was all in my head. Most days I found myself too tired to get out of bed, my depression was getting severe, my nails were chipping, and my hair was falling out. I had played college softball and was in the Air Force but I could no longer work out without being severely fatigued for several days afterwards. I have three children and they were suffering as I suffered. I thought I was dying. I spent thousands of dollars on doctors, holistic doctors, naturopaths, and a homeopathist. Finally, by the grace of God, I was introduced to Kimsey and she knew almost immediately what was wrong: MOLD.
Fast forward to almost a year later and I have my life back! I am not just surviving, I'm THRIVING. I can have fun with my children, and workout, and go on runs with my husband. Kimsey was very thorough in the testing process and is extremely knowledgeable about not just mold, but health in general. She never stops learning and is continuously moving forward to keep up with the latest science to give her clients the BEST care possible. She is kind and friendly and I always enjoyed our appointments. 10 out of 10 ... I highly recommend her!"
- A. Vargo, LA
"My experience working with Kimsey and Progressive Health and Wellness was a life changing one. When Kimsey and I first met my hair was falling out in clumps and I really wasn't healthy and had been pushing my body to the brink with stress and poor nutrition. I found out while working with Kimsey that I had an auto immune disease which caused the alopecia I was experiencing. Kimsey reviewed blood tests with me with much more scrutiny and care than my GP cared to and noticed things they didn't even recognize. Kimsey developed a diet and supplement plan tailored to the findings from my tests. Through this process I healed my digestion, came to manage my stress, lost weight and my hair has grown back. I have a completely different discipline to my life now because I have come to understand my body and how to keep it healthy and that credit all goes to Kimsey."
- Alex S, Texas
"I have been working with Kimsey for over a year now. Since day one she has been a joy to work with. She is knowledgeable and understands far more about things than I ever will. Yet, she is great at explaining concepts in a way that is easy to comprehend. Over the past year, she has been able to sort through my gut issues and help me tackle a cancer diagnosis. She has steered me in the right direction given my circumstances while still listening to my needs. I highly recommend working with Kimsey!"
- Tara S, Colorado
"I had suffered from inflammation and indigestion issues for many years. Giving up gluten and soy helped, yet I still would become very fatigued for several days, or have strong bouts of indigestion and/or inflammation, with no ascertainable cause. I signed up with Kimsey in February of 2020, wanting to finally get to the bottom of my symptoms.
After looking at the results of the tests, Kimsey developed an eating and supplement plan to address the SIBO which apparently had been plaguing me for years. She determined that I had sensitivities to foods that had been staples of my diet - coconuts and fruits, for example. She also suggested eliminating garlic and onions, among other things. Many of the foods I thought were promoting good health were actually making me sick.
Kimsey is very knowledgeable, loves to learn and to research. Every problem I encountered became a topic of interest for her, and she spent extra time helping me. I'm very grateful for her program.
Today, at 70, I've changed the way I eat. My body has become attuned to intermittent fasting and to lots of vegetables. I've lost ten pounds, feel much better, and am free of miserable bloating and indigestion. Kimsey's program is certainly worth the money; the resources she offers gives information enough for a lifetime of health.
- Jennifer T, Texas
"I am so grateful and lucky to have been helped by Progressive Health and Wellness. After a month long hospital stay with necrotizing pneumonia, and the doctor coming to give me their diagnosis with tears streaming down his face, I didn't think I was going to make it. Progressive Health and Wellness has played a major role in helping me regain my health and has answered so many questions as to how and why I got sick, including identifying and addressing mold toxicity, and has guided me every step of the way on my journey to regaining my health 100%. Progressive Health and Wellness is like the magnifying glass. The hospital got me stabilized. Progressive Health and Wellness went in much deeper and analyzed the details needed to regain complete health. I highly recommend!"
- Oksana D, Texas
"I have been working with Kimsey for nearly 8 months hand can say with ease that it has been the most rewarding journey of my life.
This time last year, I was constantly exhausted and inflamed. I would gain or lose 5 pounds in a day from bloating and inflammation due to foods I was eating. My "safe" foods list had shrunk to basically the same three meals each day. My relationship with food had degraded into a space of fear, uncertainty, and avoidance.
From the start, Kimsey patiently listened to all of my complaints and asked insightful questions. She explained, extensively(!), the science behind what I was feeling and helped me understand WHY it was happening. She helped me define and re-define my goals along the way and also worked according to my budget and timeline. Even more importantly, we have made space to dig into the psychological factors that co-inform my habits along the way. Through labwork and testing, we found out exactly which foods I am sensitive to and discovered two hidden viral infections! After treating those issues, we're now working on restoring my overall gut health before moving into maintenance mode.
Initially, I believed my goal was to lose a few pounds and address my inflammation, but this process has given me so much more. My weight has stayed the same... but I've lost innumerable inches. I have more energy. I'm stronger than I've ever been in my life and my nutrition involves a whole bunch of delicious, healthy foods. VARIETY, my old friend, how I had missed you. My skin is glowing and I just can't stop smiling.
Thank you Kimsey! For everything you've helped me through and for everything I'm sure you'll help me through in the future. Cannot recommend highly enough, I'll just say: there's a reason my mom, sister, and family friends are all clients now, too. :)"
- Alexandra, CO
"I found Kimsey last year when I was at my worst point health wise. I was so sick I felt like death walking around, but I had no idea why I felt so bad. After working with Kimsey and doing some tests, I found out I had high levels of H Pylori Bacteria. I also got results on many other things through the tests that Kimsey told me that made so much sense about my health, and no doctor, even the best ones at UCLA medical, had ever even looked into or thought about. Kimsey is BRILLIANT! She blows my mind. Through her guidance I was able to heal the H Pylori naturally without having to take the intensive amount of antibiotics that a western doctor would want me to take. I learned how to change my diet, cut out inflammatory foods and food sensitivities, lost a bunch of weight, felt better than I had in a long time, and I continue to be supported by her guidance. Kimsey is a wealth of knowledge, she understands all angles of health from the physical to the mental, emotional, spiritual, and energetic. She is incredibly caring and comforting, encouraging you without being pushy. I highly recommend Kimsey for anything you need on your health journey!"
- Rachel K, Texas
"When I contacted Kimsey at PH&W six months ago, I was miserable. I felt like crap every single day. I was severely fatigued, had insomnia and experienced anxiety and panic attacks almost daily. I was almost 300 lbs and at a loss for how I could turn tings around on my own.
After our first consultation, I knew my life was going to change. Kimsey has an almost freakish knowledge and understanding of how the body works. You can hear the passion and excitement in her voice when she is explaining its processes and protocols. She listens to all your complaints, your goals and takes an exhaustive assessment. It's funny because I remember her almost lighting up like a Christmas tree as I summed up my problems. After listening actively and empathetically, she tells you the good news- she can absolutely help you!
She then explains what she suspects are the causes and proposes a plan of action. It's as if she looks at all the puzzle pieces you dumped out in front of her and she just gets it. Like a savant, she can just see how they fit together. She will order lab work to confirm her hypothesis and then get you started on a plan to reverse it all.
I am down 23 lbs, I sleep soundly each night. I have come off of 2 of my medications. The anxiety and panic attacks are very rare now. I have energy and I feel in control of my health.
Kimsey is an actual genius with a heart of gold. Best investment I could have made in myself! NOTE- YOU CAN LIVE ANYWHERE AND BE HER CLIENT! Kimsey conducts her visits via zoom meetings. (Like Skype). She orders lab work and everything is sent to your home, you can go to a local lab to have blood drawn and they send it back and she gets the results to share with you!"
- Lisa B, North Carolina
"To say I recommend working with Kimsey is an understatement! Being diagnosed with cancer obviously changed my life. What I didn't know is that it would lead me to find and work with Kimsey, which has made an even bigger impact on my life. My goal in working with Kimsey was cancer prevention but I also struggled for many years with chronic knee pain. It got so bad that I could barely walk down the stairs in December of 2017. I started Kimsey's initial plan for me in January 2018 and within 2 weeks my knee pain was gone! I am also happy to report that I have been cancer free for 1.5 years!! It took changing my lifestyle as directed by Kimsey but I am so thankful that I did and have my knees back, in addition to many overall health improvements. If you are looking to find someone to help you get back on track then look no further than Kimsey!"
- Tommy D., Colorado
"THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME MY CONFIDENCE BACK!! I've been stuck in a rut for a few years, I've tried everything out there with no results. I started to lose hope, gain weight and in turn was unhappy. That's when I reached out to Progressive Health & Wellness. After a video consultation with Kimsey, and hearing her thoughts about my best options moving forward, we decided not to go on a diet, but to change many aspects of my lifestyle. Since beginning this journey, I am down 15lbs, I have a tremendous amount of energy, my clothes are looser, my tummy is tighter, and most importantly I AM HAPPY!!!! I look at food and my state of mind in a totally different light than before, I'm excited to eat healthy things and share my recipes with friends and family! I can't believe it took me this long pay attention to what I put in my body! Cutting out gluten, dairy, and processed foods has relieved me of constant stomach aches, I'm less bloated, and my skin is glowing! Even my hair and nails seem stronger! I am THRILLED with the results so far, I can't wait to see what the future holds!"
- Taylor S, Austin, Texas
"After visiting with my Primary Care Physician, Allergist, and Dermatologist (on multiple occasions - with no resolution to my health issues) I felt defeated, hopeless, depressed, and most of all let-down by "Western Medicine". It wasn't until a friend of mine recommended Progressive Health and Wellness, that I felt a sliver of hope. It took all but one visit with Kimsey to know that I would soon be healed and that my life would get back to normal. I have had nothing but success throughout this healing process. I highly recommend Progressive Health and Wellness."
- A.R., Colorado
"If you have had the pleasure to meet with Kimsey, then this letter will only serve as validation of what you have probably figured out in the first five minutes. If not, then let me introduce you to an incredibly smart and personable health professional.
As a personal trainer and a nutritional therapist, Kimsey employs a comprehensive and specific plan of action for each of her clients. Although she has a general philosophy which guides her overall prescription, she is very adaptable in suiting each clients personal needs and is able to work within a person's limitations. Kimsey has the wonderful ability to break down complex ideas and make them very relatable. Her holistic approach to exercise and nutrition along with her desire to find what works for the client is very refreshing.
As for working with Kimsey, it has been nothing but a great experience for me. She is a strong communicator, one of the most professional people I have ever worked with, and she is so very likeable. Kimsey is ambitious, self-reliant, dependable, and action oriented. She has truly influenced my health for the better."
- Chris Silman
"Working with Kimsey Self was a wonderful experience. I feel like I benefited in many ways. Not only did I see a weight loss, which was my original goal, but I also feel an over all improvement with my health. Since I started this program, I have lost 4 inches in my waist and 4 inches in my hips. Kimsey took the time to understand my lifestyle and my likes and dislikes with food and was able to tailor a program that I could easily adjust to. She also did a great job of explaining the different systems of my body and made sure I understood why she was making each recommendation and how it was going to help me.
I had a few challenges along the way, mostly when she asked me to take Gluten out of my diet, but Kimsey was supportive the whole time and devised strategies to help me succeed. She always had a professional demeanor and I was very impressed with her extensive knowledge of all things health and nutrition. You can tell that nutrition is her passion and it shows in all aspects of her life. Her passion and energy is contagious and made me excited to stay on track with this program. I am grateful to have had the experience of working with Kimsey and I look forward to continuing this journey to better health and wellness."
"It is my pleasure to write a recommendation letter for Kimsey Self. Kimsey has provided me with personal training and nutrition therapy services, not only improving my health and well-being, but also educating me on how the human body works and how nutrition and exercise influence health. I came to her complaining of gastrointestinal discomfort which I had struggled with for a long time. I also had some weight I wanted to lose that was proving to be quite challenging to achieve on my own. After running and reviewing few lab tests, Kimsey was able to identify and eliminate the cause of my discomfort. I also have several food allergies, and Kimsey provided many recipes that I could tolerate- and they were quite tasty! The weight is coming off slowly but surely, and I plan to continue eating and exercising the way she advises.
I have learned a great deal from Kimsey as she has a strong ability to connect with her clients. You can tell this is much more than just her career, it is truly her passion. Since Kimsey can do distance nutrition counseling, I plan on recommending her to all of my friends and family.
I am happy to recommend Kimsey Self, and wish her luck in all of her future endeavors."