When you work with me, you are cared for.
We work together on your personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan to help your digestion, immunity (or get your autoimmune condition into remission).
As a child and then again in my 30’s I was ill (and very ill!) and saw at first hand how food and lifestyle tweaks can change lives. Sharing your journey to better health and happiness is my passion.
I consult in person in Woodtown, Rathfarnham (Dublin 16) and on Zoom.
WORK WITH ME
Achieve your goals through
tailored nutrition & lifestyle
I give you the knowledge to help you on your health journey. Knowledge is power but structure and support are just as important. You get all three.
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Anna has been practising as a Nutritional Therapist since 2006, with her main focus being digestive and immune issues.
Your health is not just about food. Your life events, stress levels, exercise and sleep habits all count. I help clients with how to improve their resilience to stress, get a better night’s sleep and how to turn around negative thoughts, beliefs or conditioning that’s holding you back from 100% health.
I specialise in digestive and immune conditions give you the knowledge to help you on your health journey to better health.
Knowledge is power but structure and support are just as important.
Work with me, you get all three.
Is your team struggling? Is anyone you are responsible for in difficulty with stress, lower back-pain, mood issues, chronic disease, obesity or frequent colds or flu? I give your people a highly-engaging and popular 3-part season of masterclasses.
In person, or virtually.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“From my experience as a patient consulting Anna I found her to be very very knowledgeable and professional, understanding, helpful, efficient and practical. Altogether a wonderful nutritional therapist.”
Aideen, Dublin 18.
“I went to see Anna because my skin was breaking out and I couldn’t figure out why. Anna explained to me why this was happening and how to improve it. Anna shared her vast knowledge about how the gut processes food and showed me some easily achievable ways to change my diet that has had great results. From each of my 3 sessions with Anna I got guidelines and information documents that Anna did specifically for me. These have been immensely helpful and so were the sessions.”
Peter, Dublin 12
“Having been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis over 10 years ago (and being told by conventional doctors that diet had no relationship to the condition!) I met Anna and it has literally changed my life. Anna’s depth of knowledge on both digestive diseases and how food interacts with this is incredible. Not only does she advise on which foods & supplements she recommends but explains why and then backs this up with detailed plans provided after the consultation so I don’t forget. I’m now much more aware of what I’m eating and how it helps my body work. I’m healthier, happier and now medication-free for the first time in over 10 years. Thank you Anna.”
Paul, Co. Louth.
“Anna is your ultimate health ally! She’s with you through thick and thin, all the way to your recovery. Anna is so passionate about what she does, it’s contagious. I had a thyroid issue and was fatigued which thankfully is history now. I am so appreciative of Anna’s skills – she is wonderful, a life saver!”
Maurita M, illustrator.
ANNA’S BEST RECIPES
Delicious & Healthy Recipes for a Healthier Life
Gluten-free Christmas gingerbread cookies (lebkuchen)
Gluten-free Christmas gingerbread cookies (Lebkuchen) I made these delicious gingerbread cookies for a Xmas party and they disappeared fast!!! The dough for these needs to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. I made the dough on day one, baked it on day two and...
Gretl’s gingerbread cookies biscuits (SC Diet)
Naturally gluten-free and grain-free, I really like these. This recipe is from Raman Prasad’s Specific Carbohydrate Diet Cookbook. The SC diet can be magical for getting people with inflammatory bowel conditions into remission while they start to work on the...
Best ever potato salad (Greek style)
This is my all-time favourite potato salad. A far cry from the claggy, low-grade ones made with health-sabotaging refined oil. Amazingly, cold potatoes have very different health-giving properties from warm or hot. For the reason why, scroll to the...
Frequently Asked Questions
What to Expect
BEFORE THE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Once you make your appointment you’ll get a health questionnaire with lifestyle diary to fill in and email back to me minimum 3 working days before your visit. Completing these gives a good idea of your stress levels, workload, digestion, potential nutrient, deficiencies, exercise habits and food preferences. This saves time during the consultation, keeping it affordable, allowing you to get the best value out of your face-time with me.
DURING YOUR CONSULTATION
Taking into account your likes and dislikes, cooking ability, time and financial constraints we will together negotiate a realistic, “do-able” strategy aimed at supporting your body’s own natural healing ability.
Usually this is phased, with the patient judging how much is realistic for them to successfully change over a 3-4 week period. For you to get the most out of our working together it is important that you are up-front about what you feel is realistic for you to do.
At the end of the consultation, you will get written programme and possibly meal or snack ideas, easy-to-do recipes or shopping ideas. You may also get some background information sheets on imbalances that are impacting on your wellbeing.
DO I REQUIRE CLINICAL TESTS
Depending on your health questionnaire, case history and initial discussion with Anna, certain lab tests may be recommended, though none are obligatory.
Some of these tests might be easily available at hospitals via your GP.
Examples of such hospital tests include ferritin and haemoglobin, dihydrotestosterone (especially useful for assessing causes of male pattern baldness or prostate issues), 25 hydroxy vitamin D, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, T3 and T4, anti TPO antibodies and anti TG antibodies. Only the tests I deem relevant will be recommended to you.
In many instances I do not recommend lab tests.
WHAT TYPE OF CLINICAL TESTS MIGHT I REQUIRE?
Some examples of laboratory tests that cannot be found in the Irish medical system include:
• Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis/Parasitology tests
• Iodine deficiency testing
• Testing for chronic Lyme disease
• Hair mineral analysis
• IgG and IgA food sensitivity testing
• Adrenal Stress Index (salivary cortisol and DHEA testing)
• Autoimmune testing. Cutting edge tests from Cyrex can predict (and stave off) autoimmune disease before it develops.
• Selected genetic testing
All tests are through licensed, accredited laboratories. Once the results come in I give you a copy and a detailed explanation from myself.
Labs used include Armin Labs, Biolab, Cyrex, Doctors Data, Genova Diagnostics and Mineral Check.