Dr. Brooke is amazing! With her help I lost 25lbs in 12 weeks. She has an incredible knowledge of how food affects the body. Because of her I now know so much more about what food combinations are optimal for me. What makes her leagues above the rest is that she doesn’t just give you a cookie-cutter diet. She goes beyond the weight loss and gives the tooIs necessary to live a healthier life overall. Because of Dr. Brooke I feel better than ever. Whatever it may be that ails you, she is sure to have the answer!
Dr. Brooke changed my life. I have struggled with Graves’ Disease for years and had given up hope of ever feeling healthy and well again. From our first visit, Dr. Brooke reassured me that my symptoms were treatable and developed a plan to get me on the road to wellness. She is incredibly smart and her knowledge of medicine and treatment options knows no bounds. Her kindness, caring and understanding are what makes her so special and sets her apart from other doctors. I’m so grateful to her and cannot recommend her highly enough.
I sought Dr. Brooke’s support as an ND and acupuncturist while I went through fertility treatments (IVF mostly) at a major medical university clinic in New York City. I had seen many MD doctors but all ignored the relationship of my fertility to chronic health issues, which I now understand were related. What amazes me now is that Dr. Kalanick has been my only doctor who helped me with very painful periods and other severe PMS conditions (such as feeling depressed or anxious, feeling foggy headed, and having difficulty sleeping). My MDs admittedly lacked tools to help with these issues. We addressed those successfully and upon Dr Brooke’s suggestion I was worked up for endometriosis, which I in fact had and my other doctors missed it completely.
In the past I’d needed frequent antibiotics to various infections, but with Dr Brooke’s help I don’t suffer in any of those ways anymore, unless I fall back into old patterns. She helped me change my diet and encouraged more consistent exercise to support body-brain chemical balance. And she helped me balance my blood sugar for more sound sleep. During the time I have been working with Dr. Kalanick, my health has markedly improved all around and I feel better able to continue to pursue fertility treatments.
Dr Brooke, I wanted to thank you and let you know how much you helped me with my thyroid issues. You really listened to me and validated that something was off, even though I was been previously told everything was fine. I also appreciated the way you supported me taking a combined approach of conventional medicine with some alternative support. You helped me get on the road to recovery and most importantly you helped me relax about the whole thing, letting me know it was going to be ok. You supported me in educating myself on the thyroid and adrenals, helping me become my own advocate. I also have been so inspired by your blog and think you are an incredibly brave woman to share your own personal struggles in order to help all of us women. Thank you!
Over 100 pounds lost & counting! It is hard to know where to begin as I have struggled with being over weight my entire life. I finally said, “enough” and sought Dr. Kalanick’s help. I thought I knew what to eat since I have read all the articles, attended meetings, done Weight Watchers, etc, for years but the puzzle finally made sense with Brooke’s gentle guidance. She tailored a program for my body’s hormonal needs and never once did I feel guilty or like a failure for not doing my program perfectly. Brooke was always patient and took the extra time to explain about my hormonal imbalances and how the body will hold fat. She also worked with my personal trainers to help tailor a workout program that was geared towards my weight loss goals. Meeting with Brooke weekly kept me on track and I always felt like I had a champion in my corner, even when I was not there for myself.
I cannot begin to express all the life changes I have experienced over the past eight months. The food program has balanced my day to where I no longer have the highs and lows. I have also dealt with the emotional issues of using food to comfort myself. Brooke has been there as my guide and friend every step of the way. I feel I owe my new life and renewed self esteem to Brooke and her program. Moreover, she has gotten me to try foods that I never thought I would and now I enjoy them on a regular basis! Eating right and exercise have become as important in my daily life as my job. I feel like a different person now physically and mentally, in terms of the way I handle stress and my emotions.
–Wendy, Bellevue, WA
Dr. Brooke Kalanick is one of the brightest young minds in the world of Functional Medicine. I had the good fortune of working closely with her over the past two years, as we co-authored Ultimate You. Over that time period, I was constantly impressed with her in-depth knowledge of human physiology, especially with regards to the hormonal system and its impact on fat loss.
In an industry littered with self proclaimed experts, Dr. Brooke is the real deal. Her passion to educate others on the underlying mechanisms that may be inhibiting their ability to achieve their health and fitness goals is refreshing. If you are looking for expert guidance on how to create a leaner, healthier version of yourself, Dr. Brooke is the answer!
–Joe Dowdell, CSCS (Founder & Co-Owner of Peak Performance in NYC) www.joedowdell.com
Dr. Brooke is one of very few doctors that I’ve worked with who truly understands the full physiological and psychological needs of weight loss clients. With a deep desire to help her clients succeed, she employs a very versatile and highly effective set of skills from many different disciplines. She is also one of the very few doctors/nutritionists that I’ve worked with who has a true understanding and appreciation for the training side of the body composition equation. Rather than relying on outdated training strategies, Brooke works with the best trainers so that she can integrate their cutting-edge modalities into her recommendations for clients. Without hesitation, I recommend her as a resource for anyone trying to look and feel their best.
–Matt McGorry, ISSA (Fitness and Performance Specialist) www.MattMcGTraining.com
For about 6 months I was getting sick about every ten days. I would get colds, upset stomach, I even came down with strep throat which I never had before! I continually went to a Western doctor for treatment, but continued to feel worn down and sick. Finally, after having enough and knew something had to change so I visited Dr. Brooke. She offered me guidance, assurance and quality vitamins and minerals. And within only a few days I felt 100% better and over time I have continued to improve.
–Claudia, Bellevue, WA
You’ve been such a tremendous aid in helping me feel better. My stomach problems seem to have dissipated, You’ve opened my eyes to a whole new approach to food. I’m looking forward to my next visit with you, and although we began our relationship working on weight loss, I plan to continue seeing you after we’ve finished this program. Thanks again for much for the follow-up, guidance and knowledge you bring to the program….you are just the best! Thanks so much for your support, encouragement and for always being there.
–Barbara, 54, NYC
It’s unbelievable to me how well this is working…I can already see changes. In the first 10 days I lost 6 pounds and during the first month I lost 15 pounds. My face is totally clear, it hasn’t been like this since the 10th grade! I have a million times more energy than before, I am less irritable and I even sleep better – who knew! I had sugar cravings at first (which you said was normal in the beginning), but I didn’t really have the desire to eat any and break my program. This way of eating is like a miracle for me. I never thought I would be able to stop feeling like food is a drug. I think about eating in a completely different way now. Like, I don’t WANT to eat things that are bad for me because they aren’t efficient for my body and because they won’t make me feel good if I eat them. They might TASTE good for a second, but that is it. The energy and all the good stuff I get from eating right SO outweighs the 10 minutes of enjoyment I get from eating “bad for me” foods.
–Megan Larson, Seattle, WA
I came to Dr. Kalanick at a time when I was very frustrated. I had been working with a trainer for 2 years and while I had made significant progress I was just unable to reach my weight/body fat goals. Dr. Kalanick not only reviewed by diet but worked with my trainer to review my training and its interrelationship with my diet. After conducting this assessment she designed a month long food plan to repair my natural metabolic process and prescribed supplements to support this plan. Not only did I achieve my desired results it is now 7 months later and I am still enjoying the benefits of a metabolic system that is operating the way it is supposed to!
–Darrell, Seattle, WA
I so enjoyed working with you on my weight loss and you didn’t make me weigh in every Monday morning or some such strict thing like that – your approach was more that of positive reinforcement and a constant “how is it going?”. I still take a handful of supplements everyday and I feel great. I’ve changed my eating habits to a healthier plateful of food that is consciously chosen (lean meats, vegetables, cheese, yogurts, nuts etc). I do have bread or pasta now and then – but I watch the portion versus feeling guilty about eating it at all. I guess that’s what you taught me best – choices! I love coffee so I drink decaf more often but make sure (likewise with alcohol) for every drink of caffeine or alcohol I have a big glass of water. Hydrating myself was another thing you taught me and I try to do that as much as possible. The exercise was as much a part of the weight loss as the diet and you worked well with my trainers. The combination of your insight, enthusiasm, and guidance really helped me reach my goal despite my traveling so much for work. I always loved when you would ask me “how is it going?”….I would say something like “I’m down 25 pounds – my clothes are falling off me!” And you would say, “doesn’t it feel great?” And it does! I am planning to do the Danskin Triathlon this August here in Seattle. Without you and my trainer I would never be able to even consider this!
–Lynda, Seattle, WA
Because of Dr. Brooke, I am not just better – I am now at my best! When my other doctors had no answers, I turned to Dr. Brooke. I was immediately blown away by her clinical approach to get to the root cause of my health issues. Dr Brooke is really honest and caring –with her, you are going to get results, not excuses or ‘see what happens’. For the first time in five years, I’ve been able to finally get my sleep on track and am no longer suffering from GI or digestion issues. As a result, my fat loss has been kick started and I don’t just look better, I am actually healthy, inside and out. I feel Dr. Brooke took health to another level and ensured I stay at my best for years to come.
–Joyti, Vancouver, BC