ABOUT NUALA & CORE NUTRITION
I have been interested in food and how it is produced since I was very young and have been cooking since the age of five. I started a basic vegetable and herb garden when I was about ten, and after school trained as a veterinary nurse and worked in the field for seven years. I then decided to change career and went to work as a cook in a vegetarian / macrobiotic restaurant called Blazing Salads in Dublins Powerscourt. Here I gained a huge insight into the use of fresh local produce and learned a lot about cooking for optimum health.
I have always had a graw for tasty yet healthy food, and thought that if we feed our bodies nourishing food surely as a human race we would not be so dependent on pharmaceutical drugs.
So I began a course in naturopathic medicine for three years studying tongue and nail diagnostics, iridology, bach flower remedies, tissue salts, basic homeopathy, herbalism, and nutrition.
I then went on to specialise in nutrition for two years and in 2007 received a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health. I would like to think the future that Thomas Edison once spoke of is about to embark upon us:
“The doctor of the future will give no medicines but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in the diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
I have received a huge amount of inspiration from a lot of practitioners working in the holistic health field and I feel very lucky to be able to pass some of this inspiration on to others.
To be an advocate of preventative medicine is very satisfying especially when I see the results first hand in the people who have come to see me.
WHAT IS CORE NUTRITION
Core Nutrition therapy is the application of nutritional science in the promotion of optimum health and peak performance and disease prevention. It is a safe, gentle and long term approach to healing, suitable for all ages, based on scientific research and knowledge, and has been used very successfully to help a number of imbalances in the body. Core Nutrition Healthy FoodMy aim as a Nutritional Therapist is to find the cause of people’s symptoms, and educate, encourage and empower them to take responsibility for their own health and that of their families. I hope to clear up the misconceptions and confusions around food, and I want to steer people away from the highly processed unnatural food and drinks that have sneaked their way onto the supermarket shelf.