Ciara is trained in vitalist and natural nutrition. Vitalism is the underlying principle that human beings are designed to enjoy a diet that is mainly derived from living foods, in particular fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. These foods need to be prepared in a form that is near to their wholesome growing state as possible.
A consultation lasts approximately 1 hour. During this time a detailed medical, dietary, exercise and lifestyle assessment is taken. The individual's health concerns and objectives are discussed. An iridology assessment is also part of the consultation. This enables the practitioner to determine which foods need to be avoided and which particular foods need to be included to achieve optimum health and vitality. The practitioner places an emphasis not only on the quality and the quantity of the foods eaten, but also on the ability of the organs of elimination to deal with waste by-products of the same.
When all this information is gathered and assessed, a personalized diet is formulated. Ciara will discuss how to incorporate enzyme rich, nutrient laden superfoods such as green juices, sea vegetables, nut milks, smoothies, salads and dressings and sprouted nuts, grains and seeds into the diet.
A dietary plan that is simple and easy to incorporate into the day will be given. The individual will be encouraged to keep motivated through journalling using the dietary plan given, and to record the intake each day. A further consultation in 2-3 weeks can assess the progress made, demonstrate more practical food preparations, and most importantly, keep you inspired and positive.
I was on holiday in France and had a lot of phlegm and sinus congestion over there. After flying home my ears felt blocked and wouldn't pop. My doctor gave me antibiotics for a couple of weeks, but they didn't work. He sent me to a specialist who was going to operate and unblock them. My wife suggested I see Ciara. Ciara told me to cut out dairy and wheat and gave me herbs to drink. My ears popped after a few days and the paint went. I cancelled the operation and I've been feeling great ever since.
- BW, Malahide
I've been treated by Ciara in her Apothecary over the last 5 months for eczema that broke out on my face after having cleared up for a year through changing my diet. I was quite stressed and Ciara took as much care of my emotional as well as physical symptoms. She advise me on diet, prescribed herbs and was very supportive. My skin has completely cleared up.
- Sarah, Greystones
Oh my god they're fab! I have been taking two every night and they are absolutely brilliant! It's worked like a trick, have been doing all the other bit you recommended too and it's completely sorted out the bloating and distension and constipation. It's made a massive difference, I only realised this morning actually that my stomach hasn't been distended in tha past few days in a row which is practically unheard of. Thank you so much, they are amazing.
- K O'Reilly, Westmeath
We had been trying for three years to conceive and I had started taking clomid a few months beforehand to which I reacted to. A friend recommended I have a consultation with Ciara. Within four months I was pregnant and had a healthy baby boy!
When we decided to try for baby number two, we conceived within two months of starting on Ciara's herbal medicines. I cannot recommend her enough, the herbs are easy to take and inexpensive. Thanks to Ciara we have a happy healthy family.
- Helen, Louth