I met Karly in Costa Rica, while looking for a low-EMF “healthy” home. I managed to nab it first, but I wish I’d have let her test it as I could’ve avoided a bad place!
However, it was all worth it to meet her and become her friend and get to know her. Karly asked me to do several talks via video call for her Autoimmune Warrior Retreats in Costa Rica which have always been very well organised.
She impresses me with how dedicated she is to her retreats, trouble-shooting, and even at her own expense always putting her clients first. Considering how sick many of these people are, running these retreats is not an easy task, but she delivers for them time an time again.
She’s so knowledgeable on EMFs – having trained with Dave Stetzer and being a low-key expert in Dirty Electricity, something I highly valued from the moment I met her.
She’s very experienced personally, as well as academically in the major factors in Autoimmunity and chronic disease in general, including things like EMF, Mold, Diets and all of the nuances and important pieces of the puzzle.
She leaves no stone unturned, constantly looking to learn. She’s been digesting all of my work rapidly in the last 12 months, and in turn has taught me a hell of a lot too.
She’s feisty, determined, authentic, honest, but also very charming, funny and lovely. She’s a warrior. I always look forward to working with her, it’s a pleasure. You will not regret working with her, if you’re commited, she’s commited. You will always get immense value and passion from her in return.
~Sean Waters - www.thebodyclock.co
I used to struggle with lifelong allergies, as well as feeling present and stress management. But after coming to the retreat and experiencing the treatments, lifestyle and people I feel educated and empowered to take better care of my health and happiness. I carved out the time and invested in my health for the first time and it’s paid off tenfold. I would recommend this retreat to anyone who is burned out or experiencing health problems because Costa Rica is a place to find real long-term solutions!
We had a great experience. The accommodations were very nice, our daily routine was detailed and easy to follow. If you are considering this Retreat for your health, do it. You will not regret it.
~ Pam and Ronny Scott
My experience with Autoimmune Warrior wellness retreat was nothing short of amazing. Every meal is hand chosen and approved by Karly who has spent many years designing and planning a highly anti-inflammatory, nutritious, low allergen meal plan. As a Naturopathic physician, I know a thing or two about such meals 🙂 and often wish I could send patients a curated meal delivery service as balanced as Karly helps facilitate on this trip! Staff are attentive to your needs but provide ample time and space for you to heal in a secluded space, submersed in nature. Karly and I even had an impromptu dance party one morning and it had been a while since I felt so free! I left Costa Rica feeling better than I had in months and I am so grateful to Karly, Dr. Kim, Suzy -our amazing chef, and all the staff at Autoimmune Warrior!
~ Dr. Amy Tarquini ND
What an amazing experience!!! I learned a ton. I'm feeling better than I have in a long time! Costa Rica is a great place for healing! Karly and Dr Kim really helped me make progress with my condition. Getting to know the other like minded people on the retreat was so much fun! I would join again in a heartbeat!!!
When I thankfully came across Karly in a desperate Google search, I felt completely lost. I had chronic cancer for 14 years and found myself under the care of a new doctor who I grew to fear. After a particularly bad visit, I felt trapped. I don’t even remember what I searched for in Google but it led me to Karly. I felt empowered after our first visit. I walked away from our time together, a new person, completely confident and knowledgeable about my own health. I highly recommend her to everyone, the resources you gain are invaluable.
I was definitely skeptical when I started working with Karly, as I had been doing research and going to all kinds of doctors for over 10 years at that point. But she was able to give me new options, ideas, resources and support that helped my sleep and my pain levels, significantly. She was also able to help me get connected with a specialist who was actually confident in my issues and solutions. I couldn't have gotten to this point without her!
I met Karly about a year ago in Costa Rica while traveling. Throughout the past year, we have kept in touch and she has been helping me in many aspects of my health by providing me with information, support and natural alternatives and much more to help heal my gut and prevent autoimmunity. Although I haven't attended a retreat, Karly has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think my health would be where it is now without her. I truly believe I met Karly for a reason and imagine her retreats will blow people away!
Karly has been a huge blessing in my journey with Graves. What started with just a random question has turned into turning my health completely around. She is very knowledgeable and really helps you think outside the box. Emotionally & physically. There are so many treatment options are out there that are kept a secret. I was told there was nothing I could do once diagnosed with an autoimmune disease but with the help of Karly my labs have almost normalized, my heart rate is normal, I have energy again and am starting to live life normally again. I highly recommend her services.
I attended a personal retreat with Karly for 2 months at her property in Costa Rica. It was a great experience. I liked her high energy, creative way of getting to the root of issues, and knowledge about nutrition. She also has a lot of local knowledge of the San Jose area for healthy places to eat and buy food. By being her "shadow" and participating, I learned how to grocery shop, eat healthy at restaurants, cook, and keep up good daily habits. She also had good referrals for doctors and other therapists that were helpful. I saw Dr. Kim consistently for treatment. I am a complex case and for the first time in over 25 years, I was given a diagnosis and some hope. Dr. Kim and Karly were a good team. I left looking and feeling much more healthy, 20 lbs lighter, had a lot more energy and a desire to keep exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
My time in Costa Rica with Karly Siedlecki was a very positive and inspiring experience. Karly's knowledge of diet and food choices was so informative. Karly has traveled the world, taken cooking classes, attended wellness retreats in many different countries to become more educated about healthy living. I live a much healthier and happier life after working with her. She is very spiritual and has overcome many of her own autoimmune health issues with a holistic /natural approach without prescription drugs. Her research is outstanding and shines through with her unique approach. I would highly recommend Karly's wellness coaching and personal retreats in Costa Rica as she has changed my life. I am much more aware of the choices I make regarding my diet and exposure to harmful chemicals in our food and everyday living. Most of all spiritual well-being.
Karly, I'd like to Thank You from the very bottom of my heart! You have been incredibly helpful in getting my 88 year old mother back to health after over 4 months of sickness including terrible stomach pain, continual diarrhea for over three months, shingles and Lyme Disease. She asked me to publicly thank you for all your help, information and guidance through this ordeal, she's doing phenomenal now! The guidance, diet, supplements and probiotics were just what she needed- although it's not what the doctors kept ordering- therefore, her sickness. As of today she is not experiencing any stomach pain, diarrhea or the painful effects of the Lyme Disease or Shingles (although she still have shingles). She cannot express how thankful she is! Keep healing people and saving lives! We are forever grateful for your kindness, knowledge and devotion!
Along with the Lord, I'd like to make a special shout-out to Karly Siedlecki who has helped me find resources and guided me on how to go about making my home safe. She is a gift from God. Thanks, Karly for your patience, guidance and knowledge you are sharing with me. It's very difficult having an environmental illness in a world that is so toxic. Sweet souls like yourself make it easier and helps to encourage us that we can live/ heal with the proper tools. Bc I know some days many of us including myself want to just give up. You have given me hope again and showed me that I can live in my home comfortably. Bc honestly I have been in misery and at the end of my rope quite frankly. Till God brought you to me. Thanks again!!!
~Lisa Trainer VanEick
WHAT I GAINED ON THE RETREAT:
-I witnessed and understood by experience what has been making my body/soul sick, and what is lacking. Through his extensive knowledge, experience, and kind, miraculous healing powers, Dr. Kim helped me to release energy blocks so that now I am able to take full, deep breaths the way I never was able to before. He helped me release toxins that were wearing down my immune system. Most importantly, he helped me release trauma stored in my organs since childhood that was killing me. I didn't have to explain myself. He knew exactly what was wrong and what needed to be done. I got a caliber of relief/healing I was never able to get anywhere else, and didn't even know I needed.
-Knowledge, resources, and support from Karly that addressed ALL of my ailments and health problems, empowered me to heal myself and make Detox a way of life before, during, and after the retreat. I am no longer a slave to doctors, insurance companies, drugs, and pharmaceutical companies. I can use them if I wish, but my health is in my power.
-Memorable experiences in nature, exploring beaches, Tamarindo, meeting and learning from locals, buying herbal medicinals and the best coffee/chocolate in the world, and the best deep tissue massages ever.
-Fresh, organic, vegan, gluten-free, alkaline, artfully prepared meals and recipes/ culinary techniques to bring Costa Rica to my kitchen at home.
-Compassion, love, understanding, and genuine friends for life to support me on my health and healing journey.
-Yoga instruction, so that now I have a practice I develop/sustain on my own, authentic cacao ceremony, reiki, and spiritual guidance to reconnect myself with nature and mother earth.
WHAT I AM STILL GAINING AFTER THE TRIP:
-Sustainable Healthy /NonToxic Lifestyle:
I’ve cultivated a new relationship with nutrition, my environment, and my body. I breathe, eat, sleep, walk, think, feel, and even dream, better. There is an energy flow of mutual love and respect within and around me. I'm no longer burdened and distracted by all the psychic garbage of life, imprisoned by my own thoughts, being dragged around by my feelings or responsibilities anymore. I'm home, within my body, one with the earth. My body speaks to me all the time, and I listen. I am finally free of physical, psychological, social, environmental, and psychic blocks and toxicity.
-Weight Loss: I've lost 10lbs in 4 weeks, since before the retreat & I know it’s possible that I will continue to lose all of my excess weight because being consistent isn't a chore or a punishment anymore; it’s nourishment.
-Stress management More than just some techniques one could read about in a book, but addressing it at the root cause of its dysfunction. I'm no longer constantly fearing/pushing back against my stressors. Instead, I feel compassion & understanding for myself and others which allows me to dissipate fear, and flow with conflicts, so I just make adjustments to deal with them; they don't have to hurt me.
-Autoimmune Symptom relief: I still struggle w/Fatigue but I don't feel as powerless against it. I know now that having eliminated animal proteins, and metals, reducing sugar, and consciously increasing all these wonderful nutrients every day, has given me what I need to do more than just bounce back quicker than I ever thought possible, but push myself forward. As my awareness expands, my symptoms shrink.
-Improvement with Mood Disorders: the lifestyle changes have been helping with my mood too. If I fall into depression or anxiety now, I can hear my body/emotions tell me the reason why, so I do something smart to fix it, or change my attitude about it in a way that protects & supports me, so that I'm, not a helpless, self-pitying victim anymore.
~ Sasha Agarwal