Causes and management of female sex hormones imbalances

at The Rathmines Collective

Monday 9th of April 2018 / starts at 615 /1hr long/

183 Lower Rathmines road

across the road from the swan centre, next to the dental clinic

Hormonal imbalances are a common feature in humans. Sex hormones follow a natural 28 days cycle. Symptoms like PMS, cravings, anxiety & depression can all be part of this natural cycle of hormonal production.

In this class we will discuss how to balance hormones through diet, lifestyle changes whilst understanding its effects on body functions.

You will be able to address your particular hormonal imbalance and have the tools to make changes.

Water retention, weight issues, fatigue, skin problems, inflammation and digestive issues can be the result of an hormonal imbalance.


The class will discuss:

1. Sex hormones production

2. Estrogen dominance and sugar

3. Low progesterone and stress

4. Imbalanced gut flora and detoxification

5. Food that helps, food to avoid

6. Roadmap to health [tips to address hormonal imbalance naturally]


COST 10€




Nutritional Therapy Overview

Open day

How To Change Your Diet And Benefit From it

Monday September 25th at the

Harvest Moon Centre

24 Lower Baggot Street

Dublin 2

Start time 615pm [One hour talk]

Suits anyone, no previous knowledge required



This class will discuss the role of nutrition in modern times.

I will introduce you to the concept of

  • Targeted nutrition
  • The importance of an healthy diet that focus on healthy food
  • How the food influences our biochemistry, digestion, hormones, mental disorders, sexual hormones imbalances.
  • We will hover onto the benefits integrated functional medicine
  • I will share a light on the role of supplements each one of us is taking today

This introductory class is the first of a series of winter meeting where I will talk about body dysfunction and how to tailor a dietary change that suits your genetics, lifestyle and emotions.

Tea will be provided
At some classes food is offered
Every class will have recipes attached

Click here to book you free seat

Yoga & Nutrition Workshop

9th of April 2017

at the Harvest Moon Centre, 24 Lwr Baggot Street

1100 A.M. – 200 P.M.

COST €40, early bird €35 before the 3rd of April


There is more and more research showing us how your gut and brain are interconnected (Gut & Brain Axis – GBA). We also know that stress can affect your digestion and vice versa.

Have you ever wondered how the food you eat influences your gut and stress level? What is the physiological effect that stress has on your digestive system? Are you suffering from the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? You will be able to answer these questions after this enjoyable workshop.


Dominika (yoga teacher) and Francesco (nutritional therapist) will bring you through body movement that helps with digestive discomfort and will explain the benefits and role of the gut flora in health and disease; all this in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
You will learn practical tips that you can use at home to improve your health and wellbeing. You will also get to taste delicious food prepared by Francesco who will share the recipes too!

The workshop will consist of 3 parts:
1) 1.5h of gentle yoga practice with particular focus on the poses that help digestion, relief IBS symptoms and stomach cramps
2) Dive in and enjoy lovely 6 freshly made vegetable dishes (recipes will be suitable for vegans)
3) 1h of a nutrition talk aimed at clarifying the role of gut flora, imbalances, symptoms and food that helps

No yoga experience or nutrition knowledge required.
Bring your own water and mat (if you don’t have one, talk to us). Wear comfortable clothing.

ONLY 8 PLACES AVAILABLE! Waitlist will be open thereafter

Cost: early bird €35 (paid by the 3rd of April) or €40 thereafter.
To book your place, please contact Francesco:, 0876528301

If you have questions/suggestions, please, contact us. We will be happy to hear from you!
Dominika:, 0851597175,
Francesco:, 0876528301,

To Book your place we need 50% deposit. Please email Francesco and will send payment details or get your please NOW HERE

Monday 13th of March at

The HARVEST MOON, 615 p.m. -730 p.m.

24 Lwr baggot street, dublin 2

Cost 10€


Frequents colds, flus, runny nose, mucus, infections are the result of an imbalanced immune system.

Long term immune imbalance may lead to eczema, psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis and many autoimmune conditions.

We can help our body maintain a balanced yet active immune system by addressing other systems imbalances and optimising diet and lifestyle.

We will learn how the immune system basic functioning, how diet, exercise and lifestyle may disf=rutp this delicate balance.

We will look at

  • foods and practices that enhance immunity to restore health
  • how to quench bloating, pain
  • learn about the various methods the body uses to protect our body
  • gut flora pivotal role in immunity from birth
  • Nervous system pathways to assist immunity

The Harvest Moon

24 lwr Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Tuesday 1st of November at 630 p.m. – Cost 10€


Plants and fruits have many benefits from fibre to vitamin and minerals.

Come and discover the world of powerful plant food rich in

  • antioxidants
  • flavonoids
  • polyphenols

without which life could not endure and prosper.

Chemical spraying, industrial farming and regulations are impoverishing our current diet with health concern for the future

We will talk about the effect of antioxidants on

  • gut flora
  • heart
  • cardiovascular system
  • detoxification
  • hormone balance.


We will review the various types of AO(antioxidants), their function and how they achieve an optimum level of protection.

You will receive a list of recipes including many fruits and vegetables.









Are you digested!!!

The Harvest Moon Centre

24 lwr baggot street

Monday 17th October – 630 p.m. – Cost €10


Digestion is vital for food breakdown and to supply the body with nutrients that nurture any other body system.

The immune, cardiovascular, detoxification system all depends on nutrients to function.

The body cells need those nutrients to allow life to take place.

Bloating, reflux, cramps, constipation, diarrhoea and other digestive disturbances may lead or are the underground factor in many chronic disease or fatigue, headaches, PMS ETC.

We will learn

  1. How digestion occur
  2. How to reduce symptoms
  3. Foods that help different parts of the digestive cycle
  4. How to test


The Harvest Moon Centre

24 lwr baggot street

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


Tired all the time, fatigue, unable to sustain today 24/7 lifestyle, increased environmental demand.

What do we do? We increase stimulants, we can’t sleep and we get sick.

This class will discuss how energy is produced and what body systems are involved in this process.

We will talk about the cell powerhouse the Mitochondria and what nutrients are needed for energy production.


We will also learn about the reasons behind low energy output and how can we change our dietary habits and lifestyle to match our desired energy need.

Recipes and basic tips will be given.


The Harvest Moon Centre

Monday 3rd October – 630 p.m. – Cost €10


The thyroid is our modulating organ from body temperature to calcium metabolism and cellular burning rate.

Problems associated with thyroid dysfunction include

Hair loss


Weight gain/loss

Sex Hormones imbalances


Bad skin


Sensitive to cold

We will discusses the main causes of HYPO/HYPERTHYROIDISM and the effect of Cortisol, Iodine on this gland.

We will look at how to test it properly and what dietary and lifestyle changes can help you managing a dysfunctional thyroid

The role of food in health and disease





Food and health have never been so closely related. Daily digestive disturbances, chronic diseases, poor sleep, low energy, weight management, mental disorders are on the rise despite greater medical knowledge than ever.


What is the role of Nutrition in health?

How food is used by our body?

How can you achieve balance in preventing bad health?

How do i know what i eat is good for me?

This free open day will highlight the benefit of optimum nutrition, targeted nutrition and your own biochemical individuality, that makes each one of us different hence our nutritional status is paramount and unique to our health.

This will be the first of a series of weekly classes that will explain how body system works and how food or lack of it, stress, lack of exercise affects our body biochemical balance leading to disease.

Food will be the essential part of these classes where you will learn what dietary changes YOU need to make to improve your health and reduce the symptoms of a discomfort.

Recipes will be available too.

There will be different speakers all of us practicing Nutritional Therapists.

We will also discuss basic points for weight management.

Sample food and teas available on the premises.

Ring the bell second down from the top left or call 0876528301

Fertility – The role of lifestyle, endocrine system and dietary changes

630p.m. – The Harvest Moon Centre, 24 Lwr Baggot Street, D2 or BOOK HERE



Fertility is controlled by various mechanism including

  1. Hormonal control during menses
  2. Stress hormones balance
  3. Nutrients biovailability

Our latest lifestyle practices with increasing stress levels, higher stress inducing food, poor sleeping pattern and imbalanced dietary intake may weaken the male and female reproductive system.


We will discuss how to regulate menstrual cycle, support the long term adrenal function and what nutrients are required.

All this will include a digestive check up to ensure the above points are met.

It will be a relaxing, instructive and happy class about one of the most magical yet scientific phenomenon ever to occur to us

COST €10



Labeling a guide step by step

630p.m. – The Harvest Moon Centre, 24 Lwr Baggot Street

We tend to cook less and trust manufactures when we buy packaged products.

This class will focus on how to to make healthy choices by understanding the truth behind labels.

We will have a hands on exercise on labels and explain the ingredients on it.

I will guide you through a chemical free diet. More

Cost €10