YOUR PATH TO OPTIMUM HEALTH

Simple solutions for complex health problems,
with a speciality in digestive health and auto-immunity

I know first-hand the frustration of trying to get answers to the root cause of your ongoing health issues.

After decades of unexplained digestive health issues, countless doctors appointments and multiple medications, I continued to suffer with daily pain and discomfort. When I was eventually diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2008, the only treatment option presented to me beyond invasive surgery was ongoing medications – no mention of why or how I ended up with this diagnosis or the role diet could possibly play in recovery. I knew there had to be more I could do and it turns out there was! I have successfully managed my own IBD symptoms with diet and lifestyle ever since.

As one of the leading practitioners in my field, I am passionate about family health and the prevention of illness by taking a food first approach. I specialise in autoimmune conditions and digestive health, with a particular focus on Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, Gluten sensitivity and Coeliac. I also offer support for those with food intolerances and offer a wide range of testing options in my clinic suitable for all ages.

I am here to help you get to the root cause of your own health issues and to empower you with knowledge and practical steps, so you take control of yours and your family’s health.

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My Approach

As a naturopathic nutritionist, I work with you to identify the complex underlying triggers that may be contributing to your health issues. I combine my thousands of hours of in-clinic experience, with individualised nutrition and lifestyle interventions, utilising cutting edge functional laboratory testing when needed.

There is no one size fits all approach to healing – I consider every client to be individual and therefore each plan I recommend will be unique to your specific health goals.

My Services

I offer access to a variety of lab tests including food intolerance, stool, SIBO, organic acids,
hormone and adrenal, hair mineral and metal analysis and mycotoxin testing.

Nutritional Therapy

Digestive
Health

Autoimmunity Solution

Lab
Testing

Selection of home test kits available

Omega Fatty Acids Test

The Omega Fatty Acids Blood Spot test offers a comprehensive assessment of omegas 3, 6 and 9 as well as saturated fatty acids.

Test kit only: €165

(does not include any interpretation or recommendations)

Test kit with interpretation: €315

(includes interpretation, 30 minute Zoom consult and email recommendations)

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Vitamin D testing

Coeliac Finger Prick Test

The Celiac & Gluten Sensitivity Profile (Finger Prick) helps differentiate between Coeliac Disease and gluten sensitivity by evaluating the serum titers of IgA and IgG for deamidated gliadin peptide, gliadin, and gluten. 

Test kit only: €190

*does not include any interpretation or recommendations

Test kit with interpretation: €340

*includes interpretation, 30 minute Zoom consult and email recommendations

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GI 360 test - buy online

GI360 Stool Profile Test

An advanced, innovative, comprehensive and clinically-applicable stool profile, to detect and assess the status of pathogens, viruses, parasites and bacteria that may be contributing to acute of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and disease.

Test kit only: €495

*does not include any interpretation or recommendations

Test kit with interpretation: €675

*includes interpretation, 30 minute Zoom consult and email recommendations

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KW optimum health - SIBO Test kit

SIBO Lactulose/Glucose Test

Used to help determine if SIBO is the cause of gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, cramping, nausea, reflux, flatulence and belching.

Test kit only: €225

(does not include any interpretation or recommendations)

Test kit with interpretation: €405

(includes interpretation, 30 minute Zoom consult and email recommendations)

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and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm availability.