It's all about ME...
Hi , my name is Siobhan O'Farrell. I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist & Lifestyle Nutrition Coach having studied for 4 years at the Institute of Health Sciences I qualified with Distinction this 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 very difficult period of life and all that goes with it? After a while I began to feel generally unwell, but couldn't pin it down, 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 'complimentary' 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 became a life changer for me. I came across Functional Medicine and it's view that the systems of the body, hormonal, 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 diet,lifestyle, stress, trauma etc. as significant factors that can impact health, this completed the picture.
My research moved on and my passion was born. I started a 4 year diploma in Nutritional Therapy alongside becoming a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach. I truly believe that food and lifestyle impacts our health in so many ways we cannot imagine, and making good, appropriate changes can only bring about positive results.