Nutritional Therapy is the use of foods therapeutically to promote optimum health, assist disease prevention and increase exercise performance.

 

NUTRITIONAL THERAPY

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy applies the latest research in nutrition and health sciences to individuals in search of optimum health or the management of chronic disease. The main focus is to improve physiological function of a number of bodily systems including; digestive, immune, hormonal and cardiovascular systems.

Nutrition is a fundamental requirement for good health, therefore optimising nutrient intake is likely to be of benefit in the management of most health problems. When followed accurately Nutritional Therapy can help alleviate and manage a wide range of conditions and can help improve the health outcomes of many individuals. Nutritional Therapy is suitable for both children and adults and has been shown to be beneficial for many conditions:

I work very closely with the below issues:

  • Sports and functional nutrition
  • Digestive disorders: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, gastric reflux, coeliac disease.
  • Hormonal imbalances: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, menopause
  • Upper Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, post-nasal drip, asthma, tonsillitis, ear infections
  • Food allergies / sensitivities / intolerance
  • Auto-immune disorders: arthritis, thyroid issues, ankylosing spondylitis
  • Skin disorders: acne, eczema, psoriasis
  • Recurring thrush, cystitis, migraines

In the past few decades’ people’s lives have become busier and there is an increased reliance on processed foods containing chemicals, additives and sugar. An increase in the use of pesticides and chemicals from intensive farming coupled with a decrease in nutrients in the soil and exceptional levels of pollution place extra burdens on our health. Poor diet and inadequate nutrition, stressful lifestyles and a general lack of exercise are now recognised as some of the primary causes of poor health for many people in our modern society. Nutritional therapy encompasses the use of carefully chosen recommendations for diet, nutritional supplements and lifestyle to alleviate or prevent ailments and promote optimal health. These recommendations are professionally tailored to each person’s individual circumstances and requirements.

How does a Nutritional Therapist Work?

Nutritional Therapists work with a variety of clients, some with chronic health problems, and provide advice on disease prevention and control and promote optimal health. Recognising that each person has a unique physiological make-up and unique dietary and nutritional requirements, the treatment is individualised. A comprehensive case history is taken from each client covering all health concerns including current and past diet and lifestyle and family health.The use of biochemical laboratory testing may also be used to help assess nutritional status, functional capacity and inherited strengths and weaknesses. Clients will then receive carefully compiled protocol of recommendations on diet and lifestyle which may also include guidance on supporting digestion and absorption of food and nutrients, natural detoxification, stress management and the avoidance of allergens or toxins. Nutritional Therapists can also work in close proximity with G.P’s, Medical Specialists and may use a referral network to other practitioners such as Medical Herbalists, Psychotherapists or Aromatherapy practitioners in order to assist with healing.

Nutritional Therapy Consultations

The initial Nutritional Therapy consultation may take 1 – 1½ hours, during which time a thorough case history is taken and the client’s requirements discussed. Following this, an individualised protocol of recommendations on diet, specific nutrients and lifestyle is drawn up and this protocol often provides meal ideas, recipes and practical tips for moving towards a healthier lifestyle. Within the consultant laboratory, tests or referral to other healthcare professionals may also be advised. In order to ensure the protocol suits the client and to monitor progress it may be necessary to return for a follow-up consultation which will usually last between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

Initial Consultation €100 – provides: nutritional form review, dietary analysis and phase 1 protocol

Follow up Appointments €80 – provides: review and further phase  protocols

Nutritional Package 3 consultations €220 

Please note there is a 48 hour cancellation policy, please be sure to notify me in good time if you wish to re-scheduled an appointment or a full charge will be applied.