About Us

Welcome to a healthier way of living.

Live better
Live longer
Live stronger

Helping you, to help yourself

You want more energy, to feel your best, confident, self-assured. You want to get the most from your life, pursue your goals and dreams, and enjoy the journey. 

You can stack the deck in your favour, you can give yourself every advantage, you can help yourself to have more energy, resist the signs of aging and do more to resist the burden of chronic ill health.

We're here to show you the way and hold your hand.


Success Stories

What do others say about us?


More for you to read. Practical tips and thought-provoking ideas.

Our Founder

About Karl, please see below.

"I have lost 5lbs in one week just by following the book, and home workouts. I cannot believe it! My stomach has really gone down. I’ve stopped the bread and stuck to the 12 Core Principles. I still cannot believe it. Just having more energy is awesome!"

- Ms R, London

"I was grossly overweight for some years, suffering from ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, felt tired much of the time, and I had no libido. Sadly, I had not felt the desire for sex, not enjoyed "healthy firm function", and basically not had sex for a decade. After following your book, I have now lost over 100 pounds, my colitis is massively improved, I have reduced my medications as no longer have high blood pressure or diabetes and I feel better and have more energy. Additionally, my libido and function have returned and my wife and I are enjoying regular sex again every week. We are both delighted!"

- Mr H, East Coast

"I have suffered with irritable bowel syndrome for many, many years. I was told to eat fibre – given Fybogel from the doctor, etc., suffered with lots of painful cramps, bloating etc., going one day being constipated, the next loose. Now I follow your book and no bloating, and bowels are now normal. Happy days!"

- Mrs H, UK

The 12 Core Principles

You Can Help Yourself to heal your body, reduce the symptoms of your chronic conditions and improve your health all-round, by following the healthy lifestyle of Mother Nature's Diet. This is made up of 12 Core Principles, a simple set of guidelines about how to live, eat and move your body. These are 12 simple points to guide you to optimal good health. The 12 Core Principles are easy to understand, easy to implement in your life and easy to follow.

To learn more about the 12 Core Principles in detail, please click the image, or the button below, to visit that page.

You can find out how other people are getting on, living by the 12 Core Principles of Mother Nature's Diet, by clicking here to read their words about losing weight, having more energy and feeling great.

Our Founder

You Can Help Yourself was started by Karl Whitfield in 2011, borne out of a combination of his passion for healthy living, his own personal health transformation and his frustration with the endless confusion and complexity that pervades the worlds of weight loss, health and well being.

Karl fought with excess weight for over 20 years, yo-yo dieting in and out of obesity for two decades. He smoked for 20 years, was a heavy drinker for 26 years and suffered nasal conditions and skin conditions that had him taking prescription medications for 17 years.

Karl turned his poor health around, lost 101 pounds of fat (that's 46 kilos, or 7 stone 3), quit smoking and drinking, cleaned up his life, came off his medications, cured his own health problems and became passionately obsessed with all things health and nutrition. He got fit, ran a dozen marathons, became a qualified Personal Trainer and read over 840 books and research papers on all aspects of health, disease prevention, nutrition, ageing and longevity.

In all that reading, it was Karl's frustration at the mass of seemingly-contradictory opinions on almost every aspect of health and fitness, that led him to develop the 12 Core Principles of Mother Nature's Diet, the healthy lifestyle he teaches through You Can Help Yourself.

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