You are what you Eat
It's all about ME...
Hi , my name is Siobhan O'Farrell. I am a qualified Lifestyle & Nutrition Coach. At present I am also in my 3rd year of studying Nutritional Therapy in which I will qualify next year. I was always interested in cooking and good food but sometimes life gets in the way. I found this out about 8 years ago after a particularly stressful time in my life, where I wasn't feeding myself well, who wants to eat well when you are in the middle of a painful bereavement and all that goes with it? After a while I began to feel generally unwell, after the odd headache, which then increased to daily headaches, it went onto feeling sick, having to lie down after I ate certain foods as I didn't have any energy, I realised I needed to do something. I went to the GP and got all the tests and everything was 'normal' but I still didn't feel normal.
So I went down the so called 'alternative' routes and started researching nutrition or lack of it and it's impact on health for myself. That is where my journey began into what become a life changer for me. I came across Functional Medicine and it's view that the systems of the body, endocrine, digestive, immune, etc. are connected to each other and if one system is out of balance, it impacts another system and can cause illness. This really made sense to me and also the fact that they consider lifestyle, stress, trauma etc. as significant factors that can impact health, completed the picture.