Nutrition 4 Life Winter 2018-Spring 2019

Nurition 4 Life Long term course –  winter 2018 / spring 2019

Clare based Nutritional Therapist Colette McMahon returns with her popular long term course Nutrition 4 Life which will take place in Bohatch, East Clare, situated in the picturesque Slieve Aughty hills with panoramic views of Lough Derg, located on the River Shannon over the winter months 2018 – 2019 in which she hopes to educate and inspire people about the fundamental principles of ‘true food’. In its third year, this course gives you the opportunity to spend five weekends with an experienced Nutritional Therapist, dedicated to providing you with an intimate learning experience which encompasses health & nutrition in a practical, hands-on way. The course addresses the practical skills and techniques that enhance the digestibility of food and improve nutrient content and bio availability.

Participants will learn about the 4 Pillars of Nutrition – Fats, Proteins, Carbohydrates and Superfoods – and how a balance of all 4 types of food will make excellent health a real possibility. Participants will also gain an in-depth understanding of the positive and negative effects of nutritional choices and how thye impact on our digestion and vitality, which seriously effects our everyday lives. The course covers the cooking (combining traditional and classical techniques) and preparation methods that have the least damaging effects on foods.

Each of the four aspects are examined from their impact on a cellular biochemical level through to practical use in the kitchen. This is reviewed for a host of dietary choices and requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, omnivore etc.. Selected superfoods (predominantly local environmentally specific) are examined and their therapeutic effects on the body. There is a strong focus on food quality over quantity and has a Zero waste policy. There is focus on the medicinal properties of common foods, herbs and spices and how to best enhance such properties.

Course Venue:

The venue is situated in the picturesque Slieve Aughty hills with panoramic views of Lough Derg, located on the river Shannon.

Course Duration:

The course is made up of five weekends, running over a period of five months, which allows for personal implementation of the course material. The course runs Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Course Dates:

September – 15th  & 16th 2018

October – 13th & 14th 2018

November – 10th & 11th 2018

January – 12th &13th 2019

February – 9th & 10th 2019

Course Cost: Please note this course is limited to 10 places so please book early to avoid dissapointment. It is essential in order to avail of the reduced rate you must secure your place in advance, as places are not guaranteed and funding is limited.

Full Price €1250.00 per person less 25% Skillnet funding if eligible which leaves the cost at €937.50pp payable directly to NOTS. Please note a fresh and delicious 4 course set lunch will be served daily, with  tea and refreshments included throughout the day.


Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain a broader understanding of – Fats, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Superfoods, Epigenetics & Synergy. Each weekend builds on the learning of the last weekend.

Gain a broad understanding of the digestive system and how stress and nutrition impacts on it and every system of the body.

Participants leave with the ability to modify any recipe to make it healthy, optimise it’s nutrient content and the practical skill necessary to create it.

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