FAQ’s

A qualified nutritional therapist is someone who holds a minimum 3 year diploma in nutritional therapy and is trained in basic biochemistry, physiology and pathology as well as supervised clinical practice. As such, a nutritional therapist is qualified to work in private practice and see clients on a one to one or group basis.

A nutritional therapist offers personalised diet & lifestyle advice which is tailored to your individual health needs and goals. This includes carefully chosen dietary recommendations, practical meal suggestions and recipes as well as tips on how to incorporate the changes into your lifestyle.

Nutritional therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximising one’s health potential 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. It works on the basis that we are each individual in our make-up and therefore, ‘one size fits all’ models of eating (often based on outdated research) simply don’t work well for a lot of people.
Nutritional therapy is suitable for everyone, young and old, for those who would like to alleviate specific symptoms, as well as those who would just like to improve their overall health and wellbeing. In a nutshell, nutritional therapy helps you to identify the foods that make you look and feel your best.
  • Digestive Problems (Constipation, Diarrhoea, bloating, IBS, Reflux, Food allergies/Intolerances, diverticulitis)
  • Weight problems (Weight gain/inability to lose weight, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes)
  • Cardio-Vascular Health (Raised cholesterol, high blood pressure, Metabolic Syndrome)
  • Hormonal Imbalances/Women’s Health (infertility, PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause symptoms, Recurring Thrush, Cystitis.)
  • Skin Conditions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea)
  • Mental health & General Wellbeing (Low mood, Anxiety, Fatigue, Poor Concentration)
  • Autoimmune conditions ( such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, that often do not respond to conventional medicine)
  • General good health and nutrition and healthy recipe advice.
As part of the consultation process, I will go through your medical history and assess your current health status.  We will discuss your personal health symptoms, needs and goals and will devise a personalised nutrition plan that will be both enjoyable and achievalbe to address these goals.

Nutritional therapy focuses on natural unprocessed whole foods which heal the body and boost overall health. I will work with you to devise a meal plan that is nutritionally balanced, practical, enjoyable and sustainable. If any foods need to be reduced or eliminated for a period of time, I will suggest viable alternatives that will maintain nutritional needs.

Where necessary, I may also prescribe natural supplements in safe doses e.g. probiotics, vitamins & minerals to help alleviate certain symptoms or optimise nutritional status. However, natural foods are always the first line of treatment.

Nutritional Therapy is not intended to replace conventional medicines but to complement them, and, where necessary, dietary changes can be made under the supervision of a Medical Doctor.

N.T.O.I. (Nutritional Therapists Of Ireland) is the the professional organisation that represents qualified nutritional therapists  across Ireland. All members hold a professional 3 year diploma in nutritional therapy from an accredited college and are trained in clinical practice.

All nutritional therapists registered with NTOI are fully insured and must comply with strict requirements for Continuing Professional Development. NTOI shares a common code of ethics and practice with the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests and the industry at large.