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Nutritional Therapist: Francesco Polito (DipNT, Dip Coaching)

Author: Francesco (page 1 of 18)

Is a sugar free diet really healthy? Balance blood sugar is key

The Rathmines Collective

183 Lower Rathmines Road

Monday 3rd of December – 630 p.m. – Cost €10

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Sugar is in the news for being bad for health. Is there sugar in the food we believe is healthy?

In this class we will:

  1. learn about the different types of sugars
  2. understand how the body uses it and how to balance it
  3. Blood sugar imbalances and disease

 

Many body system problems from metabolic syndrome, obesity, weight gain, type 1 and 2 diabetes, hyperactivity and poor sleep may display blood sugar imbalances.

 

Food is the main source of these sugars. Understanding how to balance is key for better health.

What diet is better? What food to include or exclude from your diet?

It’s all about your biochemistry and you will learn how

Cost 10€

 

Thyroid: the modulatory organ

 

The Rathmines Collective

183 Lower Rathmines Road

Monday 19th November – 630 p.m. – Cost €10

Thyroid

The thyroid is an important organ, most of the time overlooked. However many imbalances from energy production, fertility, hair health and many others depend on it.

We will discuss

  • functions and dysfunction of the thyroid including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism
  • I will guide you through laboratory testing reading
  • i will discuss the many imbalances that can be linked to a poor functioning thyroids like sex hormones issues, weight loss and gain
  • I will provide and discuss foods that affects negatively the thyroid and what to cook

 

Cost 10€

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Mediterranean vegetables mix

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1 Organic aubergine, 1 red pepper, 1 courgette chopped coarsely Soften the peeled garlic in olive oil for 2 m inutes at medium heat
Fresh mixed herbs – rosemary, thyme, parlsey finely chopped At low medium low heat add and cook the peppers for 5 minutes, then add the aubergines, mix well and cook for 10 minute.
Handful of organic black olives and capers desalted Add the courgette and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for 20 minutes
200gr of organic tomatoes, salt, nutmeg and olive oil After, add salt and pepper the capers and olives plus the herbs and continue the cooking for another 15 minutes until the vegetables are soft and juicy. If the liquid dries up you can add a small glass of water.You can serve it with any grain or protein dish including fish.

Plant Power – A jungle of healthy food

The Rathmines Collective

183 Lower Rathmines Road

Monday 15th October – 630 p.m. – Cost €10

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We are told to eat vegetables every day, many times per day. Why?

We eat more healthy food but we don not improve, why?

We will immerse ourself in the world of biodiversity, colors and nutrients.

We will discuss the role of organic food vs non organic foods

I will highlight the negative effects that chemicals have in our industrialized agricultural world

The power of plant food is immeasurable.

This class will highlight the role of food in nutritional therapy

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