A qualified Nutritional Therapist holds a 3 year diploma in Nutritional Therapy and is trained in basic biochemistry, physiology and pathology as well as supervised clinical practice, and 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. Using a Functional Medicine approach, we include carefully chosen dietary recommendations, practical meal suggestions and recipes as well as tips on how to incorporate the changes into your lifestyle and budget. We will identify the aims and needs of the client, potential imbalances, root causes, and drivers and triggers which are contributing to the symptoms
How can Nutritional Therapy benefit me?
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.
What health concerns will benefit from Nutritional Therapy?
- 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
- Autoimmune conditions
such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, that often do not respond to conventional medicine
What kind of diet & lifestyle advice can I expect to receive from a Nutritional Therapist?
As part of the consultation process, I will go through your medical history and assess your current health status. We will discuss personal health symptoms, needs and goals and devise a personalised nutrition plan on this basis. You will be offered personalised lifestyle advice which is tailored to your individual health needs and health 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.
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 and/or vitamins and minerals to help alleviate certain symptoms or optimise nutritional status. However, food is always the main part of the protocol.
A NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE CONSULTATION
- Initial Consultation which lasts 90 Minutes(Follow up support provided)
- Follow up Consultation which lasts 45-60 Minutes
- Depending on the different programmes, it may take 2-4 consults. follow up appointments are a way to monitor your progress and to make any changes to your Nutrition plan to ensure it is suiting you and your needs.
- Prices for individual and programme packages available on request.
- Ongoing support is available to all my Clients.
Melissa Cahill DipNT mNTOI
Phone: 089 – 4721436
Email: [email protected]