What is Nutritional Therapy?
Its about taking control of our own health by simply looking at our diet, how we eat and what we eat. Using Nutritional Therapy we can identify nutritional imbalances and show how these can contribute to current and possible future symptoms.
Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximising YOUR health through individually formulated nutritional and lifestyle changes.
It promotes the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal well-being, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions. Nutritional Therapy treats the body as a whole while seeking the root source of health concerns, rather than simply treating the symptoms
The Irish modern diet is now so different to our mothers and grandmothers so its all about going back to our roots and a traditional diet without preservatives, chemicals and added sugar. It’s about looking at what we eat and how we eat and using our diet as a powerhouse of nutrients to fuel our body so we can achieve optimum health and energy.
Who is it suitable for ?
Its for everyone no age limit! I have seen babies to ladies in their late 80’s. I regularly see children and toddlers with bowels problems, families who want to improve their health and individuals with specific health issues like cholesterol, underactive thyroid, migraines, arthritis to name but a few. Everyone can benefit from a consultation with a nutritional consultant.
What does a consultation involve ?
It starts with a conversation to discuss your symptoms and health issues and to determine if a food intolerance test is necessary or just a consultation. It varies for everyone.
The next step is to book an appointment and either complete a questionnaire at home or fill one in as part of the food intolerance test. This is necessary to get an overview of your diet and lifestyle, health issues, medication and daily/weekly symptoms.
How many visits ?
This depends on your requirements, if your having a food intolerance test then the first visit is 30 minutes, this involves taking the finger prick blood sample and completing the questionnaire with me.
The second visit includes the results of your test and the consultaion which is 45 minutes. At this point you should be armed with information to make changes in your diet. I always ask my clients to start a food diary to track changes and progress and email me with 3 days worth of this.
Follow up appointments depend on the individuals health concern. With weight loss regular weigh ins are offered with follow up appointments to review diet changes.
Where do you live ?
I am based in Athlone the centre of Ireland which is within 30 minutes of Tullamore and Roscommon town, I regularly see clients form further distances and home visits can be accommodated.