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.
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.
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.
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.
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