Hi, I’m Ilona Madden!
Certified Nutritional Therapist and Health & Lifestyle Coach
When I was just over 40, I was unhappy, unfit, and I was putting on weight which I couldn’t shift any more. Sound familiar?
I often felt so tired, I couldn’t even get out of bed and I was not in a good place mentally either. I blamed getting older and my under-active thyroid. However, after seeing a Nutritional Therapist, I made small changes which had a huge effect on my energy levels and general well-being. This extra energy motivated me to start running again, which motivated me to look even deeper into what I was eating. And I had even more energy to train even more. I was on an upward spiral.
The changes were so profound that I knew I had to share this knowledge.
I trained to become a qualified Nutrition & Health Coach at the Irish Institute for Nutrition & Health then continued on to train as Nutritional Therapist (Crossfield).
Now, I help busy women who want to get their energy back, feel like their “old” self again and want to spend their lives happy & healthy. I do this by getting to the root cause and finding the right nutrients they need right now, but most importantly with the right coaching tools so they can achieve their own health goals. I’m not just give nutrition plans, I also give confidence to follow one.
It is not just about knowing WHAT to do, it’s about finding ways of the HOW and WHY.
I passionately believe (and I am living proof of it) that you can be fitter & stronger and have more energy at any stage in your life. I want to make you feel empowered to take charge of your life and health through nutrition & lifestyle, if what you’ve been trying so far has failed and let you down.
Read about me in the newspaper: Bray People 2014, Irish Independent 2019
Read the story how it all began in this “Student Feature” article of my college.
Healthy eating does not mean boring diets or deprivation. Healthy eating means eating nutritious and satisfying foods that nourish & heal your body.
Training & Qualifications
I trained to become a Nutrition & Health Coach at the IINH (Irish Institute for Nutrition & Health) with a BTEC and ITEC Qualification, and then continued on to train as Nutritional Therapist (Crossfield).
While I was studying I also worked at Orsmond Clinics, motivating and supporting many people on their weight loss journey.
As a qualified, certified Nutritional Therapist, I am a member of the professional association (NTOI). Every NTOI member must comply with the NTOI Code of Ethics and meet on-going CPD requirements.