What is nutritional therapy?

Nutritional therapy involves your nutritional therapist giving you personalised dietary and nutrition advice based on your current health and diet, in order to alleviate health problems and promote optimal health.

Apples and PearsConditions such as:

  • Low energy / fatigue / constant tiredness
  • Weight management
  • Digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea and bloating
  • Skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
  • Cardiovascular conditions, such as high cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Hormonal and reproductive issues, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause and infertility
  • Mood related conditions, such as stress, anxiety and depression
  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis
  • Frequent colds & infections, including thrush & cystitis
  • Food intolerances and allergies
  • Children’s health and behavioural issues

can all be helped, and in many cases alleviated by simple improvements to the diet, which your nutritional therapist will advise you on and support you in making. The process involves facilitating you in making small, easy, sustainable changes to your diet. It can be difficult to eat healthily, and Helen helps you to do this in an easy, achievable way.

Nutritional therapy is about what you can eat, more than what you can’t. You will be surprised at the differences you can experience from making small improvements to your diet and the many conditions nutritional therapy can help to improve, including losing weight, increasing energy and improving mood!

What happens in a nutritional therapy consultation?

  1. Questionnaire: Before the consultation you will receive a questionnaire, which you should complete and return in advance of your session.
  2. Initial consultation: The initial consultation will take approximately one and a half hours, and will involve:
    1. discussing your diet and the health condition(s) you would like to focus on;
    2. investigations into and explanations of the possible underlying causes of your health problems and the role nutrition has to play in them; and
    3. the development of a personalised nutritional programme. You may be recommended to get certain tests, if necessary. Supplements may also be recommended, if appropriate.
  3. Follow up consultations: While one consultation is sometimes sufficient, you may be recommended to come back for at least one follow up consultation. This depends on your current health, diet and requirements. Follow up consultations last about an hour.

Who can benefit from nutritional therapy?

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 feeling of wellbeing. Your diet can have a huge impact on your health, and nutritional therapy helps you to identify the foods that make you feel good!

How much does a nutritional therapy consultation cost?

Initial consultations cost €100.
Follow up consultations are €75.