Nutritional Therapy combines the scientific disciplines of biochemistry and nutrition with the practice of naturopathy. As a Nutritional Therapist I work with my client to make diet and lifestyle changes that will help them improve their physical wellbeing. Nutritional Therapy offers an evidence based approach to nutrition and health.
Food is more than just fuel for our bodies. It has the power to help our bodies heal. The right foods (for you) can help you feel more vibrant, alive and energetic than we ever have before.
But you won’t need to read stacks of textbooks, or spend hours studying complicated recipes to enjoy the benefits of a Nutritional Therapy approach to food.
You can start today! One small change at a time. Every time you choose to eat the most nutritious option available to you at that moment, you have taken a step towards better health.
Everyone can benefit from Nutritional Therapy
Often my clients become interested in taking a Nutritional Therapy approach because they are experiencing a health problem. They may have a troublesome digestive system, skin problems, tiredness, unexplained aches and pains, stress or anxiety. Most are able to live a ‘normal’ life while battling through these ailments, but it’s a struggle.
Often they have been checked out by their GP (which is a sensible precaution if a symptom is causing you concern), but either no diagnosis can be given, or treatment has been ineffective. Or sometimes people are keen to support their recent diagnosis with a nutritional approach.
Sometimes clients come to me without a specific problem. They’re just fed up of just getting by, of only feeling OK. They are willing and ready to support their wellbeing with food and nutrition. They just don’t know how to get started.
A Nutritional Therapy approach uses nourishing, healing foods to allow your body to move back to its naturally healthy state of wellbeing.
Finding the right nutrition approach for you, can support you feeling more vital, vibrant and alive.
Finding a qualified Nutritional Therapist
Professionals in the field of Nutritional Therapy have worked for years to establish recognised standards of training and practice.
In Ireland, you should check that any Nutritional Therapist is a full member of the NTOI (Nutritional Therapist of Ireland). This is the professional association of qualified Nutritional Therapists. We have a strict Code of Professional Practice that all members have to adhere to.
All NTOI members must be trained in clinical practice, be fully insured, and comply with the NTOI’s requirements for Continuing Professional Development (which means they undergo training throughout their career).
I am a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist. I completed my diploma at the College of Natural Medicine in Cork City. I am a full member of the NTOI (and on the board of Directors), so you can find me on their list of members here.
What to expect when working with a Nutritional Therapist
To get started I will need to hear how your body is working right now. I will ask you to tell me all about any symptoms or problems you are experiencing, any conditions you have been diagnosed with, and the ways in which you think your body could serve you better. Our very first consultation will therefore be very in-depth. I may also ask about your past dieting history.
I will need to hear an (honest) account of what your diet and lifestyle is like. I’m not here to judge you. I’m here to help you. I am here to be your support and ally through out.
Next, I need to know all about your well-being goals so I can help you move towards them.
Whatever your vision, with my help, you can get there. And the any protocol will always be tailored specifically to you, that’s the beauty of working 1:1.
To wake up every morning, after a restful night’s sleep, and jump out of bed, ready for the adventures of the day.
To look at your body and see a friend not an enemy. To know that you are working with your body to provide the nourishment it needs, and in return your body will feel alive, energetic and vibrant.