Self Healing Nutrition in Wexford
My name is Billy Crosbie and I love to share the benefits of good nutrition, so that people can learn about the power they have to influence their own health. Whether you are fighting a chronic disease, looking to lose some weight, hoping to prevent a disease that “runs in the family” or just to improve your general health, improving your nutrition can be a big help.
My interest in nutrition started in 1999, when I read a book called “Let’s Get Well” written by American Nutritionist Adele Davis. I had acne from age 15, and had never managed to find a “cure” despite many visits to the doctor and several courses of antibiotics, daily washing with medicated soaps and daily application of various creams and potions. The book had a chapter on Acne, so I read it with interest. It talked about various nutrients such as Vitamins A and D, and the mineral zinc. The next day I headed down to my local health food shop and bought some supplements. Within a few days of starting on the supplements, I started seeing results – it was like a man getting out of prison after 22 years! I started reading everything I could get my hands on about nutrition and amassed quite a library. Then in 2007 I decided to get some formal training in nutrition by doing a short course which involved 6 weekend lectures and 3 major assignments over the course of 6 months. This convinced me that I could do the training so I enrolled in the 4 year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy being run by IHS (Institute Of Health Sciences) in Dublin – https://instituteofhealthsciences.com/. I completed this in April 2013. If you are interested in a career in nutrition, I highly recommend IHS.
My particular areas of interest are skin conditions (given my own history), fat loss, muscle gain and men over 50. Everybody is different and has their own “biochemial individuality”. Nutritional Therapy seeks to identify the underlying causes of conditions based on the personal history, diet and lifestyle of the individual, and then to devise a protocol to address the issues. It’s a joint effort between the therapist and the client.