Nutrition BSc (Hons), Dip NT, mNTOI
Nutritional Therapist. Mother of Four. Home Cook. Gardener. Fruit & Vegetable Grower. Promoting Intuitive Eating & Body Positive Nutrition.
Welcome to my site Earth Cook Eat
As a qualified Nutritional Therapist and a member of the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI), my passion for exploring food combinations - both nutritionally and creatively – elevates the health of my clients and also my family. My favourite food explorations include fermentation and family meals, as well as tending a small mixed vegetable and flower garden. My essential “value time” is spent out-of-doors; hiking, sea swimming and walking my sweet dog, Lucy, as well as yoga and exploring personal insights through writing and journaling.
I highly value the intricate relationship between nature, our bodies and minds - how eating behaviour affects our lives and how nutrition needs vary during our lifespan, depending on our lifestyle, gender, genetics and life-stage.
Fostering and supporting a positive relationship with body and self to regain and maintain a sense of balance and trust with food and eating can inspire, empower and profoundly impact our lives.
Food is not only nutrition, but a potential creative, social, healing and soulfully-nourishing aspect of life. Making this connection helps us step into our power and care for ourselves and those we love.” ~ Petra
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the understanding and therapeutic appliance of evidence-based nutrition science to address imbalances within the body. Our foundational knowledge stems from the Functional Medicine perspective that all physiological systems closely interact and impact each other.
By investigating the root cause of imbalance, we can tailor dietary recommendations and lifestyle intervention to support the whole self and optimise health and wellbeing. There may be times where additional functional testing is required and the application of nutraceutical supplements recommended. Nutritional Therapy can help with gut health such as IBS, constipation or heartburn, with hormonal imbalances such as PMS, fertility or transitioning through the menopause and with energy levels, mood and simply optimising nutrition status.