Nutritional Expertise

FATTY LIVER

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the most common form of liver disease in the Western world. It is characterised by excess infiltration of fat in liver, often as a result of poor diet quality and sedentary lifestyle behaviours. Prevalence rates for NAFLD in the EU currently stand at 17 to 46%. That figure doubles when individuals also have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. The more severe form of fatty liver is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), whereby the processes of fatty infiltration of the liver also results in inflammation, scarring, and fibrosis. At present, there are no pharmaceutical treatments for fatty liver. Weight loss and improved dietary quality are the primary methods for managing and reversing NAFLD.

OVERWEIGHT/OBESITY

The best diet for achieving your goal weight is any diet that you can stick with for a long time. All of them work in the short term: All Of Them. All the gimmicky ones, and the extreme ones, and the mega-hardcore-extreme ones; they all work. But most of them do not work long term…

METABOLIC SYNDROME

What do high total cholesterol, high LDL, low HDL, high triglycerides, impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, central abdominal obesity, or fatty liver disease have in common? Each other. They often present together in a bundle of 2 or 3, and respond incredibly well to a change of diet and lifestyle. If you are one of the 200,000 people in Ireland diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, then you may already have been prescribed medication by your doctor. Diet and lifestyle modifications are incredibly important to managing type 2 diabetes

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death among Irish men and women, and many people go through routine screening in Ireland now; cholesterol profile, inflammatory markers, ECGs, etc. Prevention is always better than cure in relation to CVD, but it is never too late to change your diet and lifestyle in the management of heart disease...

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