Nutritional Therapist - Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health dipNT mNTOI
Natural Chef - Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts, Bauman College, Berkeley, California
Nicky is committed to providing in depth nutritional therapy for people with special dietary requirements or for people who are just looking to give their well-being a boost and learn more about healthy eating in general. Nicky gives one-on-one consultations, provides people with a bespoke healthy eating strategy and gives cookery classes to those looking to improve their skills in the kitchen or cook with specific dietary restrictions in mind. She also works as a personal chef for those who find they don't have the time in the day to prepare a healthy meal for themselves or their family. Nicky is deeply passionate about every client's specific needs and will tailor her services to best suit you and give you the results you desire.
Coming your way soon: Nicky is currently working on producing her own brand of health foods so watch this space for some very real retail 'therapy'.
Nicky's Health Philosophy
Healthy eating is fast becoming one of the hottest topics in our society. Illnesses such as cancer and heart disease are now rampant in Ireland and people are becoming ever more aware of the effects of what they are consuming in their daily diets. Unfortunately much of the information out there today is provided by companies who are trying to sell their products and are not concerned about their customer's health. Also, new and interesting research is constantly coming to light and it can be difficult to stay abreast. As a nutritional therapist and a natural chef it is my job to keep up to date with this research and inform people as far as possible about how they can improve their health by making even small changes to their eating habits. One way I believe can achieve this aim is by cooking seasonal, organic and unrefined foods for people and showing them that nutrient rich food can be not only easy to prepare but also delicious. It seems that a growing number of people nowadays are suffering from food allergies such as those associated with wheat, gluten and dairy, therefore we need to focus much more on alternative ingredients. I believe there are many ways to keep healthy; it is not just about what we eat although food plays a pivotal role. We also have to think of other things, such as keeping our bodies fit, keeping stress at bay, carefully choosing the environment we live in and the items we use day to day. However, it is not possible to manage this 100% of the time. I do not think it is good for us to become completely obsessed with our health, as such stress can put a lot of strain on the body. As long as we have the correct balance, we should be able to live long healthy lives.