Nutrition for Life Ireland
Helping to improve your quality of life
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Friend, I pray that you are prospering in every way and that you continually enjoy good health, just as your soul is prospering¹.
Welcome to the Nutrition for Life Ireland website. Nutritional therapy is, simply put, the ancient science of ensuring the foods we eat are promoting health, not dis-ease. My goal as a nutritional therapist is to help improve your quality of life through dietary and lifestyle changes.
Traditional cultures understood the powerful relationship between diet and health, their food was indeed their medicine (this quote is attributed to Hippocrates (460-370 BC) but was true of almost every culture in history²). The foundations of their health were built on the everyday foods they ate, and they used various foods including organ meats and herbs therapeutically where needed.
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I need help with my diet
Nutritional therapy is the science of “let food be your medicine”. The right foods contain all the building blocks we need to restore and maintain optimal health. We all know what we eat impacts our weight and digestive tract (bloating, IBS etc.). But many of us do not appreciate the significant role our diet has on our mood, energy levels, our ability to cope with stress, sleep, metabolism and overall well-being. In fact, a poor diet can have a devastating effect on both our mental and physical wellbeing. But the good news is a nutritious diet can have the opposite effect!
We have to eat, and we have to eat every day; so why not learn how to make dietary changes that promote improved mood and brain function, better energy levels and an overall improved quality of life? Nutrition for Life Ireland is about learning to work with our minds and bodies. That means supplying them with the nutrients they need to function optimally as well as avoiding or significantly reducing highly processed nutrient poor foods which are detrimental to our health.
Just in case you think you will be miserable eating all this nutritious food, real food tastes good. I firmly believe food should be enjoyed, not endured and find my clients really enjoy my dietary protocols. They are tasty, nourishing and filling – three important keys for lasting dietary changes. If you have tried and failed to achieve your health and nutrition goals in the past contact me today, you will be so glad you did.
I highly recommend Linda de Courcy’s nutritional therapy consultations! She listened to my struggles, dispelled my fears, and her wisdom has equipped me to make quality life changes in my daily eating patterns. I not only have more energy, feel better overall and have had less sickness, but I’ve lost 15lbs that I needed to lose!
I am grateful for her continued support through this process to health and wellness. The plan has been successful and because I’ve felt so well, I’ve found it has easily become my new lifestyle.
I loved the program and the food. I was never hungry. I found it easy to follow and after one month of coughing and self body cleaning, I was really less tired and ready to start activities again (walking, swimming) and more positive also. After the 3 months my shape was much slimmer. I would definitely recommend Linda.
I found the three month programme beneficial as it addressed issues I wanted to deal with and gave me a understanding of nutrition. I like Linda’s ethos that ‘we do not have to accept ill health as the norm as we grow older.’ I value Linda’s help and advice as there is so much available information around on diet and food, it’s way too hard to navigate. Along with an increase in energy, I have gained more resilience against common bugs and colds. This has contributed to my overall well being and I feel able to tackle things that previously had overwhelmed me.
Linda de Courcy
Linda de Courcy MSc. is a certified nutritional therapist. She holds a Master of Science in Personalised Nutrition from CNELM, a diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy from CNM and a bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine from CSU. She is an active member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI), the professional association for nutritional therapy.
Always having had an interest in food and how it affects our health at 7 she persuaded her dad to stop taking sugar in his tea! As an adult she became increasingly frustrated at what consumers were being told was healthy and nourishing, and at the seemingly constant change in ideas as to what was healthy and what was not. Most of this information did not improve people’s health, on the contrary more and more people are having to deal with conditions that were, for the most part, unheard of one hundred years ago.
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