Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching in Belfast and Mid Ulster
Welcome to The Food Phoenix. Hi. I'm nutritionist, Dr Catriona Walsh. I am a practitioner with 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry working as a doctor in paediatrics all over Northern Ireland, from Belfast to Antrim, Coleraine to Derry, before adopting a more holistic way of treating people. I provide a professional therapy service which focuses on authenticity and integrity. My training in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching, through the Institute of Health Sciences, Dublin, provides the highest level nutrition coaching qualification available. This has allowed me to extend my expertise regarding the way that dietary and lifestyle changes can impact your health and wellbeing. My coaching training will help you to successfully integrate changes into your life in small, manageable (bite size) steps without you feeling deprived or overwhelmed.
As a therapist and coach I provide a friendly, welcoming, non-judgmental service, and have a dedicated commitment to helping you optimise your own health and that of your family or staff. I can analyse your diet with a high degree of accuracy using a computer program, so that nutrient imbalances can easily be identified. This powerful tool enables me to provide much more specific advice on how you can modify your diet to best optimize your health and wellness. The recommendations I make are therefore individualised to your own unique preferences and requirements. Together we will co-create an action plan aimed at achieving results that you will love, while you will always feel in control.
Catriona's medical background and further studies in nutrition have provided her with an excellent knowledge of how the body works, the impact of various diet and lifestyle choices on physical and mental wellbeing, and the effect of past illnesses on current. She is sensitive, professional, understanding, and very thorough in her approach. I would happily recommend her to anyone!"
The practice is based in Belfast which is easily accessible from Templepatrick, Antrim and Lisburn. I also run some consultations as a nutritionist in Mid Ulster. I am easily accessible from Maghera, Kilrea, Magherafelt, Draperstown and Dungiven. Through Skype and FaceTime I can offer consults to people from all over the world.
How can I help you?
Feel free to contact me, as I may very well be able to help if you would like to:
Parking is available on the street in Belfast, and off-street in Mid Ulster. For those who have work commitments during the day, some evening consultations are available. Skype and FaceTime consults are available for people from all over the world who are unable to come to see me personally. Cross border, NI Rail and Translink run frequent services to the Europa bus and rail centre in Belfast.
If you are looking for nutrition advice in Antrim, or a lifestyle coach in Belfast, then why not get in touch for a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your individual requirements and see if I can help you?
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I’m delighted to announce that I’m being interviewed on episode 11 of the Untaming Podcast with the fabulous Emily Giles. We discuss so much in this podcast, but the focus is on children’s health, nutrition, how the dietary guidelines are unscientific and how farming practices and food processing techniques can alter the quality of the food we eat.
Despite living on opposite sides of the world (Emily’s in New Zealand, and I’m in Belfast in Northern Ireland) we connected over our shared passion of good, nutrient-dense food, health, crafting the best health for our kids and ourselves through knowledge and education, and regenerative agriculture.
Both New Zealand and Northern Ireland are well known for producing and exporting great quality pastured lamb and beef. Certainly where I grew up, in Maghera nestled in the heartland of Mid Ulster, I was surrounded by fields of friendly fresian cows and sheep.
Now I’m even more confident that pastured red meat is the cornerstone of a good diet and that regenerative agriculture that includes holistic planned grazing is the future of farming, despite all the divisive, pseudoscience pushed by biotech companies, the processed food industry and the government. I hope we build on our tradition of pastured red meat with more farms adopting sustainable regenerative agriculture, permaculture and agroforestry.
Anyway, I think you’re going to love this podcast. Where else are you going to hear about Jerusalem fartichokes?