About Me

Nutritional Therapist

I like to think that I inherited my interest in health and nutrition from my maternal grandfather who, according to my mother (his daughter), had a ‘mind of his own’ when it came to this subject. He was very particular about his eating and lifestyle habits, even if it meant being a little off mainstream – such as swimming in the sea first thing before going to work for the day!

Having your own mind when it comes to choosing a healthy diet and lifestyle applies even more today. Modern culture generally steers us into making inappropriate nutritional choices. For the most part, being healthy means knowing what foods to avoid and not being tricked by clever advertising!

Thankfully, at the other end of things, there is also a more openness these days to natural ways of living and eating. A rule of thumb I like is to eat foods that are ‘as close to alive as possible’. Our bodies recognise, utilise and thrive on naturaI food. It may require a little more effort to find, prepare and/ or cook, but it becomes second nature after a short time of adjustment.

Once the health benefits click in, then there is no going back! Nutritional therapy focuses on the benefits of natural, unprocessed food but also acknowledges the fact that ‘not one diet fits all’. ‘Biochemical individuality’ is the term used to express this phenomenon or “one man’s (persons!) food is another man’s poison”! We each have our own inherited ‘weaker link’ in our system that needs identifying and balancing with appropriate nutrition.

My aim is to impart the knowledge I have accumulated to you about how the body works, how it becomes unhealthy and what can bring it back to balance. In this way you are empowered to take charge of your own health by making your own informed choices every day. It may feel like you are going against the tide in the beginning but if you persist the benefits will return to you and you will inspire others.

Hilda has a food science degree (University College Cork) and diplomas nutritional therapy (College of Naturopathic Medicine), therapeutic massage (College of Holistic Medicine, Glasgow) and kinesiology (Kinesiology College of Ireland).

She is a member of NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland). She spent 4 years as an IAHS (Irish Association of Health Stores) health store assistant in an advisory capacity and was privileged to coordinate the then IAHS ‘Rude Health Show’ at the RDS, Dublin.

She also has many years of experience in therapeutic massage, starting off at Inchydonney Lodge and Spa, Clonakilty, Co. Cork and moving on to develop her own technique.

- Our Services -

Women's Health

Women's Health

A nutritional therapy session gives us the time to comfortably and confidentially discuss all aspects of our health. It is important to remember that all the ‘systems’ in the body (e.g. immune, gastrointestinal, nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, reproductive, musculoskeletal, urinary, respiratory…) are intricately connected

Men's Health

Men's Health

A nutritional therapy session gives us the time to comfortably and confidentially discuss all aspects of our health. It is important to remember that all the ‘systems’ in the body (e.g. immune, gastrointestinal, nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, reproductive, musculoskeletal, urinary, respiratory…) are intricately connected.

Children's Health

Children's Health

A mother can come with her infant or on her own but it’s always best to bring the infant along, as physically seeing signs and symptoms can further help with finding the underlying cause of problems. An infant’s needs for most nutrients in proportion to body weight are more than double those of an adult!

Health for the Elderly

Health For The Elderly

Research shows that there are modifiable factors that contribute to premature ageing and the development of chronic age related diseases. It follows that preventing or reducing these factors is a good basis on which to improve the health of our elderly. It is estimated that 85% of our elderly who live in their own house present at least one disease that could be improved with appropriate nutrition therapy. (Ref)

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage and Kinesiology

Relaxation is fundamental to therapeutic massage. Once the body is relaxed, it is able to access deeper levels of healing. Negative experiences in our lives can manifest physically as pain or even affect the way we hold ourselves. Therapeutic massage could be seen as a non-verbal version of counselling, using the powerful mode of touch to access areas of the body that may be holding these negative experiences.

Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

Nutrition cannot substitute for raw talent, training, mental preparation or equipment, but bad nutrition can destroy performance.”
Stone Foundation, June 2005

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