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 Conroy, Redwood City, CA
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. , San Jose, CA
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., San Jose, CA
When I first began working with Christine Rosche, MPH,CNS,CBT, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Biofeedback Therapist 2 month ago in May of 2016.
I was dealing with chronic constipation/digestive issues, sleep and focus/memory issues, significant anxiety, pain in my right side —-and inflammation issues. I had tried many approaches with no lasting results. Christine’s extensive background in evidence based functional nutrition and skills to identify the core/root issues of my long standing constipation resulted in a complete resolve of my digestive issues in just 4 short weeks. I learned how the foods I was eating contributed to inflammation and digestive issues. I received a customized diet that works for my unique body chemistry and lifestyle needs. I love what I am eating, am not on a diet and am continuing to experience great results each week. The Biofeedback Therapy and Stress Management Counseling has produced dramatic results in just 8 weeks.
Job Performance and Communication at work is improved significantly. Before I was out of control, now I am in control and improving every day in my personal and professional life.
My anxiety and sleep issues have resolved and I have great job and family success! Christine’s approach is integrative and combines the best of all modalities in a thorough, evidence based approach. She is like a detective, getting to the core issues very quickly and helping me resolve them permanently, without dieting or deprivation.
I recommend her multi faceted, evidence based cutting edge approach to anyone who is ready to make lasting changes in their health and lifestyle and is ready for permanent results.
Randy O. on August 1, 2016
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. on July 11, 2016
When my daughter and I first met Christine Rosche and were introduced to the Light Living Program, Hannah had 70 lbs to lose. My daughter had tried many approaches with no lasting results. She 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. My daughter is working hard to establish a new lifestyle and eating habits, and is continuing to lose weight.
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 our 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.
The dedication and focus which Christine brings is instrumental in or daughter’s success. 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. on July 4, 2016
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.
Guillaume S.,Redwood City, CA
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., Campbell, CA