McMahon is trained in a science based nutritional therapy (Dip)
with “The College of Naturopathic Medicine” (CNM).
Colette has her roots firmly planted for over 30 years in a
Natural sustainable life style. Together with her husband they
raised five children guided by the naturopathic principles of
• First do no harm
• Identify and treat the cause of disease
• Teach the principles of healthy living
• Heal the whole person through individualized treatment
• Emphasize health promotion and disease prevention
• Support the healing power of nature
Plant a seed and it will grow…
With a passion for organic gardening and food preparation, Colette
is more then happy to pass on the knowledge she has acquired
over the years…
Nutritional Therapy is the natural progression of her life,
to continue to
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social
well-being; not just the absence of disease or infirmity."
What is Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy?
“Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science
in the promotion of optimum health, peak performance, disease
prevention and control” (BANT)
The healing power of nature- Naturopathic nutrition recognizes
an inherent self-healing process in each of us which is both
ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic nutrition acts to identify
and remove the obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate
and support this self-healing ability.
First do no harm-
• Utilize methods and substances which minimize the risk of
harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to treat.
• Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms.
• Acknowledge, respect and work with the individual’s self healing
• Refer for appropriate treatment when nutritional therapy is
Identify and treat the cause- Seek to identify and remove the
underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate
or suppress symptoms.
Nutritionists educate their clients and encourage self-responsibility
for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential
of a good client /practitioner relationship.
Treat the Whole Person-
Each client is treated taking into account individual physical,
emotional, spiritual, genetic, environmental, and social factors.
Emphasize is put on the prevention of disease- assessing risk
factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease and making appropriate
interventions in partnership with their client to prevent illness.
Naturopathic Nutrition is committed to the creation of a healthy
world in which humanity may thrive.
Who will benefit?
Nutritional therapy is suitable for both children and adults
and has been shown to be beneficial for many conditions including…
• Digestive Disorders: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS), bloating, gastric reflux.
• Weight Problems: childhood and adult weight gain/obesity,
low body weight.
• Poor energy levels and lowered vitality, chronic fatigue syndrome.
• Hormonal imbalances: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause.
• Skin Disorders: acne, eczema.
• Food allergies/sensitivities
• Metabolic Syndrome: raised cholesterol, High blood pressure,
• Stress related health issues
• Autoimmune Disorders Multiple sclerosis, crohns disease, rheumatoid
• Recurring infections and poor recovery, sinusitis
• Attention Deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHA) and related
• Preconception & postnatal care
• Children’s nutritional support
• Advice on devising an individual healthy eating plan for life.
What happens during a visit to a nutritionist?
the initial part of the visit, the nutritionist will ask you
questions about your medical history, family history and personal
lifestyle. The medical history will include questions about
your diet, digestion, history of weight loss or gain, sleep
and exercise patterns as well as relaxation habits. You may
be asked to bring to your first meeting a 3- day food diary
and list of any herbs supplements or medicines that you take
regularly. Laboratory tests might be used to find any deficiencies
and test organ function. This way a nutritionist will get a
full picture of your nutritional lifestyle.
During the second part of the visit, the nutritionist will recommend
ways that you can fill the gaps and reduce the nutritional overloads
in your diet. For example, if appropriate, you may be asked
to schedule your meals at different times or cut down on the
amount of carbohydrates that you eat. The amendments to diet
and the life style changes suggested are gentle and designed
to meet your individual needs. You may also be offered advice
on specific nutritional supplements if necessary. The nutritionist
will then schedule a follow up visit to monitor and support
Nutritional Therapist Colette McMahon has a Clinic every Wednesday
and Thursday at Kincora Therapy centre, Killaloe. Nutritional
therapy treats a wide range of dysfunctions whether acute (recent)
or chronic (long tern) with its natural scientific based approach
to recovery and to maintain optimum health. The amendments to
diet and the life style changes are gentle and designed to meet
the individual needs of the client. These techniques, along
with a combination of some remedial therapy can greatly help
to reduce and even rectify pain and dysfunction throughout the
For appointment please call Colette –
T.061921461 or M. 0868903710
Colette McMahon Nutritionist NT Dip (MIANT)
Bohatch, Mountshannon, Co.Clare.