You Know You're In The Right Place
Perhaps you are like one of the many people I have worked with; you have already experienced the life changing shock of a ‘cardiac event’, you have faced the changeable and wavering nature of your health and perhaps promised throughout your rehabilitation that you will make serious life changes.
Maybe you are one of the 67% of people who found that this new way of being was unsustainable. That you cannot continue to deprive yourself of good food and the joyful experience of eating and drinking with friends?
Or maybe you are one of nine people who have heart disease risk factors such as a family history of heart disease, obesity or metabolic condition who has been told you to:
Perhaps you are already living with heart disease, heart failure, diabetes, or kidney disease. If you want to reclaim your health, feel confident, energised and excited food, you’ve come to the right place.
A Sustainable Programme That's Right For You
Tired Of Being Told What Not To Do?
From the Keto Diet to the Dash Diet, your friends, loved ones and second cousin twice removed all seem to have an idea as to what you should eat, and do, for your heart health. They do not know you, your lifestyle, your health history, or the symptoms you don’t feel like sharing on Facebook.
That is where we come in, we know that heart healthy living is a marathon – not a sprint. We will guide you through the science so that you can feel informed about your health. We will talk to you about your unique experience and identify your health goals and milestones.
Together we will create a sustainable heart healthy eating programme and help and support you through every step of the process.
Can you imagine life without the constant worry that what you eat and drink affects your heart? What would life be like if you slept well and got up each morning feeling energised?
It was a great help for me and will definitely recommend trying it I feel more energetic and my blood tests improved much,
thank you very much Claire.
You Are About To:
Reclaim Your Health
Take the first steps to building a sustainable heart healthy food and lifestyle programme.
Build Your Confidence
They say knowledge is power, you’ll be armed with information you need for your health.
Reap the life changing benefits of a heart healthy diet that’s tailor made for you.
I went to see Claire after having a heart attack. I was looking for dietary/lifestyle advice. She was very professional in her approach, her expertise and knowledge have been extremely beneficial for me in my journey of recovery. I felt very comfortable and safe with Claire, she was trustworthy, with a kind, gentle demeanor. Thankfully, I am now in a better place and have made substantial improvements - all due to following Claire's guidance. I would highly recommend her and am grateful for all her help and understanding.
Honest + Goodness Nutrition is run by me, Claire O'Brien, Nutritional Therapist.
Why we do what we do at Honest + Goodness Nutrition
Like a lot of families in Ireland, mine has a long history of high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart conditions and diabetes. Having had borderline cholesterol and blood pressure myself in my 30s, I decided to take a nutrition first approach to my health. Ultimately leading to me becoming a qualified and insured nutritional therapist with over 200 hours of client facing experience before I even graduated.
I opened Honest + Goodness Nutrition to focus on heart health and specialise in providing tailor-made eating plans and lifestyle supports.
This is a bespoke approach and no two clients will receive the same programme. I will work with you to create a heart healthy eating plan that allows you to enjoy food and make sustainable changes.
Together we will ensure that you can achieve your nutritional goals at a pace that is right for you, your lifestyle and your individual needs.
Costs for consultations:
Private Consultation - 1 Hour Nutritional Therapy Power Hour
3 Month Heart Health Programme - €175
6 Month Heart Health Programme - €325
Nutrition programmes are covered by some health insurance plans, be sure to check with your provider for details.
If I book an appoint or buy a package,what happens next?
Frequently Asked Questions About Heart Disease
What Is Cardiovascular (heart) disease?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)includes all diseases of the heart and circulation but most commonly it refers to coronary heart disease (angina, heart attack), stroke and other blood vessel diseases. Blood pressure, cholesterol and high levels of circulating triglycerides (tg) are important markers of heart health.
What is blood pressure?
When your heart beats, it pumps blood round your body to give it the energy and oxygen it needs. As the blood moves, it pushes against the sides of the blood vessels. The strength of this pushing is your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on your arteries (and your heart) and this may lead to heart attacks and strokes.
How did I get High blood pressure / hypertension?
A number of factors combine to raise blood pressure, and high blood pressure can run in families. A nutrition first approach to high blood pressure is recommended by doctors world wide, and a healthy diet can support medical intervention.
Can what I eat really impact my heart health?
From the DASH diet to the Mediterranean diet, there are many suggested approaches to heart healthy eating. They all have one thing in common - increasing your fruit and vegetable intake. This along with reducing salt, balancing your blood sugars, specific nutritional supports and other healthy eating habits can reduce blood pressure. The natural consequences of a healthy diet can also include weight loss, increased energy, and a love of good honest food!
Changing habits can be difficult and for many, these new foods and ways of cooking can seem daunting. At honest + goodness nutrition, we will provide you with a tailor-made food plan, support, recipes and tips to keep you on track for the long term.
Why Do I Have Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is needed by the body at healthy levels for various functions including nerve signal transmissions, vitamin D formation, creating bile for healthy digestion and in the creation of hormones including sex hormones and stress hormones like cortisol.
When it is out of balance, it can stick to the walls of the arteries, this build up can form plaques and making it difficult for blood to flow. This can cause blockages leading to heart attacks and strokes. By supporting your body's natural function with diet and lifestyle changes, it is possible to bring cholesterol back to healthy levels.