I was diagnosed with IBS 17 years ago. Throughout the intervening years, I tried to establish what the 'trigger' foods were for me. Generally I found I was able to manage my symptoms, however I did have some occasional bouts of intense sickness. Then this year my symptoms began to get worse. I hadn't changed what I was eating and yet I couldn't control my symptoms. For nearly four months I had cramps, diarrhoea, bloatedness on a daily basis. I was severely restricted in my daily and my social life.
I contacted Caroline and she introduced me to the FODMAP diet. This is a diet specifically designed for people with IBS. I had read about it on the internet and I was enthusiastic to try it. I was completely surprised at some of the foods that had to be eliminated but I was willing to try anything if it would give me some relief. Within four days of starting the FODMAP diet my symptoms had completely cleared. I won't lie it was incredibly hard to try to stick to it but it was worthwhile. I feel so much better and have a lot more energy.
Throughout all of this Caroline has been very professional, supportive and also very willing to listen and suggest ways to improve my diet. As a person who is hugely involved in sport, it was great that she completely understood my dietary needs. I have no hesitation in recommending Caroline as a dietitian and I wish her every success in her new clinic.
After suffering with IBS for the last 10 years I was introduced to the low FODMAP diet by Caroline. After the second month I could identify the trigger foods and since then I have never looked back. Prior to this my symptoms were often debilitating and after spending 100s of euros with different doctors and buying recommended medications I can genuinely say that my symptoms disappeared within a week of keeping to low fodmap foods. Caroline is very knowledgeable and provides ways of modifying your diet,which for me has made it easy to stick to. I would highly recommend her for anyone who has diet related issues.
Caroline is a wonderful Dietitian who gives lots of support, is very caring and kind, so easy to talk to and goes out of her way. She rings to see how you are doing and gives great advice, she is always at hand to help and very quickly she becomes a friend. If you need a Dietitian, pick Caroline and I promise you won't be disappointed. 100% recommend her.
Nutrition Talk provided to IPNA Mayo on Type 2 Diabetes diet and lifestyle
Thanks Caroline for providing a very informative talk, it will really help us to advise our patients. 100% would recommend the talk to a friend or colleague.
Irish Practice Nurses Association Mayo
Caroline gave a really interesting and informative nutritional talk for Intersport Elverys as part of our Health and Wellness week. She talked about the importance of nutrients in our diets, gave great advice and tips of how to live a more healthy lifestyle while also de-mything some beliefs that are out there about nutrition. Employees who attended the session found it to be very interesting and beneficial
Intersport Elverys Head Office, February 2018
We recently invited Caroline to our company to do a workshop session with the team here. We all found the session informative, engaging and relevant. Sometimes we can be bamboozled by too much, sometimes contradictory information, Caroline was able to provide much needed clarity and practical advice for which we are all very grateful. Thanks Caroline.
CMS Distribution, 2018
Cannot recommend Caroline enough! With her guidance this year I have gone from an unhealthy and unhappy sedentary lifestyle, to a very active lifestyle, running a minimum of 5 km, several times a week, and losing 24 lbs so far along the way.
Big thank you to Caroline on her talk to our participants who are taking part in our Operation Transformation fundraiser for Family Carers in Mayo. I found Caroline gave excellent advice and focussed on the longevity of eating healthy rather than just a 7 week programme.
Bernadette, Family Carers Association
Caroline is very professional, informed and helpful! She really guided me by pointing out small changes I could make to my diet to get the most out of what I eat. She cleared up lots of questions and misinformation I had picked up from magazines and the media! She also gave me helpful tips to curb sugar cravings. The clinic is definitely worth a visit of you are serious about leading a healthier life
Annemarie, Co. Mayo
I can wholeheartedly recommend Caroline and her business Connacht Nutrition & Dietetic Clinic. Caroline as part of her business offers a very informative talk to sporting clubs organisations at a very reasonable cost. Charlestown GAA club hired her to give a presentation to the senior team on the importance of diet and how this helps maximise your performance. It was clear from the presentation that sports participants are selling themselvess short in terms of getting the most from training & competing seriously without a proper diet plan in place. We would hope to have Caroline back again to give her presentation in the not to distant future and have no problem in recommending her.
Enda Casey Charlestown GAA Club
On behalf of Claremorris Colts RFC, I would like to thank you for your presentation to our parents and players on the 23rd January 2018. We have had nothing but positive feedback from everyone who attended.
Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman, Claremorris Colts RFC
Big thank you to Caroline for the excellent presentation she gave to our county U16 Girls Gaelic Football Squad. The nutritional talk was very informative and presented in a manner that was engaging and easy to understand for all the girls. The information shared was very interesting and should lead to a positive impact among the girls not only in a sporting context but also in their everyday lives. Highly recommended
U16 Galway LGFA