Wellbeing and Anti-Ageing
Stress and Anxiety
Increasing Energy Levels
Disease Prevention and Health Optimisation
Meal Planning/Healthy Cooking
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all Wisdom" Aristotle
Having survived childhood living on toast and chocolate, just kidding, I ended up studying for a degree in Hotel and Catering Management. I ate very well during those four years, mostly classical French Cuisine and my weight crept up, but not for long. I didn't end up in the hotel business but took a sideways tack into the airline industry where I found myself living in Saudi Arabia and flying long haul for the national airline. Weight and height ratios for cabin crew were the norm back in the early 1990's, and being skinny was more acceptable. During this period I contracted Gastroenteritis five times and was hospitalised on one occasion. Subsequently I was diagnosed with Post Bacterial IBS and my interest in wellness was initiated. Several career moves later found me as Crew Chef on a private yacht cooking nutritiously balanced meals three times a day for a diverse bunch of hardworking deckhands and interior crew, each with their own likes and dislikes.
Eventually I found myself formalising and integrating my love and understanding of food with the science behind it and completed a three year diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bristol. I studied, along with many other topics, Biochemistry,Anatomy,Pathology, Pathophysiology, and gained over 200 clinical hours. I continue my professional development by attending educational workshops, seminars and supervision.
Food should taste good, but it should also nurture your body. Since 2018, Anam Cara Nutrition has been providing clients with a variety of weight management and nutrition services that help improve their long term dietary habits. With a creative, dynamic, and responsible approach to healthy eating, as well as an extensive range of industry experience, I help clients achieve all their nutrition goals — the healthy way.
In October 2020 I underwent training at the Institute of health Sciences in Dublin taking the Health and Wellness Coaching Certification so I will be adding this to my services once certified.
I am also undertaking practitioner training in a functional hormone test known as the DUTCH test, the Dried Urinary Total Comprehensive Hormone Test.
And so, my journey continues to support you on yours.