nutrition, mindset & 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. Before your visit, working from your intake forms, I assess your nutrition, lifestyle, digestion and stress. Together these help in designing your personalised programme that fits in with work and life commitments. I may recommend lab tests. This helps truly personalise your plan to be more effective.
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.
Your one-to-one with me is in my beautiful home office Dublin 16 or via Zoom. The first session lasts up to 1.5 hours. Follow up sessions are shorter: 30 to 60 minutes depending on package. Longer consultations are possible on a pro-rata basis. A guardian must accompany any children under 18 years of age.
Anna has been practising as a Nutritional Therapist since 2006, with her main focus on digestive and immune issues.
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 VIRTUAL
Past clients included Office of Public Works, Iarnród Éireann, Ericsson, AXA and more. People LOVE the engagement and energy is high during these talks.
Typical comments include:
“I sat at the back so I could slip out but I was riveted. Thanks SO much”.
“This was totally not what I was expecting. It was fantastic”
“That was great, can you do this material again for our other branch”
“I loved it, what other topics can you do?”
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.