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Carla Bredin - Wild Healthy Nutrition

Carla Bredin, MA, BA, DipNT, mNTOI

Hi. I’m Carla, Wild Healthy’s Nutritionist. I provide nutritional consultations to people in need of change, who are attempting to manage symptoms related to their diet and lifestyle, such as overweight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, poor blood sugar control, or compromised digestion. I am undertaking a Master’s Degree at the University of Surrey in the UK, studying for an MSc in Nutritional Medicine. This is my speciality. I have a strong interest in integrative healthcare – the combining of expertise in the pursuit of optimum health for the patient. I am an advocate for eating whole foods, and that vitality comes from eating foods as close to their natural or original state as possible. I’m an avid cook and baker, so if recipes are something you struggle with, I’ll send you home with plenty. I’m originally from Donegal, and that’s where the name comes from. Up there, we use Wild [pronounced Wile] to mean Very. My hope is that someday, an aul’ Donegal fella will walk up to you and exclaim “Jeez, you’re lookin’ wild healthy, hi!” and then my job is done.

What Is Nutritional Medicine?

What Is Nutritional Medicine - Wild Healthy

What is Nutritional Medicine?

Nutritional Medicine is the scientific practice of preventing or treating acute and chronic lifestyle-related diseases through nutrition. It is the most cutting edge approach in its acknowledgment of the role diet plays in the development of certain diseases, while also following the best-practice for managing or reversing the disease once it has been established.

The World Health Organisation issued a report in 2014 stating that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, have far overtaken Communicable Diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and Influenza in the percentage of deaths worldwide. HIV and AIDS is one of the deadliest communicable diseases of our time, with around 39 million deaths worldwide since the epidemic began in the 1980’s. All those deaths over the course of 40 years were matched in just a single year by diet- and lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 38 million people die every year from diseases caused by diet and lifestyle. Ebola devastated West Africa in 2014 with the deaths of nearly 5000 people. In Ireland, in the same timeframe, 10,000 people died from heart attack or stroke, but the newspapers didn’t scream “Killer Disease” in quite the same way. It is paramount we recognise the sizeable impact food and lifestyle choices have on our health. The role of the doctor and the nutritionist is to recognise the individual and their unique genetic and environmental makeup, the impact their choices, active or passive, have on their health and devise a treatment plan accordingly.