Susan Horgan – Nutritional Therapist mNTOI
I have always had a passion for food – both cooking it and eating it!! But it wasn’t until I had my first child that I became more aware of, and interested in, exactly what we were eating and the impact that food could have on our health – either positive or negative.
It was only after the birth of my second child, however, that I found my way to Nutritional Therapy. I was working in a corporate job and, like in most homes where both parents work, juggling both work and home life became very stressful. Eating well, eating together as a family and self-care all slipped down the priority list and life became a daily hamster wheel of routine just to keep the ship on course! Eventually, I decided that I didn’t want to continue like that and looked at ways to bring together my love of all things food, my desire to improve my family’s health and my need for better work-life balance. I found the Institute of Health Sciences and the Diploma in Nutritional Therapy.
I spent 3 ½ years studying – a mix of classroom lectures and hands on clinical experience – and loved every minute of it (although it was hard going at times!!). The thing that I love most about Nutritional Therapy is the fact that it looks at each person as unique and as the sum of all of their parts – physical, mental, emotional etc – in order to address their health concerns. There is always multiple ways to approach a problem, which means all recommendations can be tailored specifically to the needs of each client – meeting them where they are at in their lives at that time. I love to learn and I regularly attend seminars and events to learn about emerging research or techniques that may benefit my clients in clinic and to keep my skills up to date.
The human body is hugely complex and there are often multiple imbalances that contribute to overt symptoms or health conditions. However, our body also has an innate mechanism, called homeostasis, that is always trying to keep our internal systems balanced. I strongly believe that, given the right tools and environment, our body has the power to maintain that balance, allowing us to be the best version of ourselves and live a long and healthy life. I aim to provide my clients with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve their health goals through diet and lifestyle change. My key focus is to ensure that the changes are manageable, not adding further stress to already busy lives. This also helps to make the changes sustainable and easy to embed into everyday life.
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Sue Clarke, Co Down:
“Wow I am in such a different place a year later. I was suffering with ongoing Kidney Infections for 20+ years, crippling Vertigo, sore upper back which was causing headaches, adult acne etc…. the list was endless.
Thanks to all the advice and recommendations from my wonderful Nutritional Therapist Susan Horgan, I am a brand new woman 12 months later.
Antibiotic free, Kidney infection free, no more dizzy spells, clearer skin …. It has helped me so much mentally as well as physically. I was just so sick of being sick
I gave it my all – 100% – and boy was it worth it. You defo are what you eat. Thank you so much Food First Health for changing my life.”
“I was suffering quite a lot with stomach problems and had many clinical tests done to try determine what the issue was, unfortunately there was no conclusion and the problem persisted, I was losing weight, had no energy and was constantly running to the bathroom. Susan was recommended to me by a friend so I decided to go and see Susan to see if she could help me with my stomach issues. Within a few days after changing my diet, as guided by Susan, I started to feel so much better. My stomach was starting to settle down and I was able to go about my daily life without worrying where the nearest bathroom was. I am still following the advice Susan had given me along with taking the recommended supplements, and I feel absolutely great. I would highly recommend Susan as she did wonders for me at a time when my issue was impacting my every day life, thank you so much Susan”