About Jess Keane

Jess Keane

BSc, Dip & PG Cert (NT), mNTOI

  • 16 years experience in the food and health industry
  • One of the few Nutritional Therapists in Ireland with a post graduate qualification specialising in sports nutrition, digestive & immune health, cancer care and genetic diagnostics
  • Lecturer in nutrition, biochemistry & physiology
  • Qualified cook & cookery demonstrator
  • BSc biochemistry

Hi I’m Jess Keane.

I grew up on my family farm in Waterford with the smell of my dad’s orchard brimming with delicious apples.  From these, my mum makes the tastiest apple juice in Ireland! www.irishapplejuice.com.

Fresh, wholesome, locally grown food has always been part of my life and I took this passion further by studying the powerful effect of good nutrition on your body.  With the right changes to diet and lifestyle, I can help you re-invigorate your health and well being, reach your goals and achieve your ambitions.

Consistently, I have found that you reach your goals most successfully when there is a support structure in place with regular check-ins and an encouraging voice to reach out to.  Maintaining your achievements then becomes a familiar habit.

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How I Work

Your health deserves more than a short 15-minute conversation, so during the first consultation, lasting 75 minutes, we focus on your medical history.  I listen as you share your concerns about your symptoms and health history.

I use the Functional Medicine approach.  This looks at the interactions between different systems of the body, e.g. how the mind or nervous system affects the digestive system.  If you have experienced ‘butterflies in their stomach’ you will know what I mean.  To be an excellent practitioner I gather lots of information in order to understand your body as a whole.  I consider your unique genetic makeup, along with both internals (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors.  Functional medicine is also considered “integrative” medicine so I will, with your permission; liaise with your doctor or specialist consultant to ensure that you get the very best all round health care.

My ultimate aim is to help you reach your health goals in the shortest time possible.  By identifying the root cause of your problem, rather than simply focusing on your symptoms alone, we will also find the long-term solution.  The focus is on your care, promoting your health and vitality, beyond just the absence of disease.  If you like the idea of this approach get in touch.

Background

I graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc degree in Biochemistry.  This training gave me a detailed understanding of how our bodies thrive.  I spent five years gaining valuable experience working as a freelance cook in England and France. Then I completed post graduate qualifications in Nutritional Therapy with Middlesex University, England.  I’m now a member of the professional association of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland.

I have a keen interest in helping people improve the quality of their lives by educating about nutrition.  I’m often amazed at how a few simple changes can be enough to bring profound improvements.  I developed a Healthy Eating Curriculum which was integrated into the national curriculum of the schools in the London Borough of Hammersmith and now teach parents and their children with emotional and behavioural problems to cook nutritious food.

For the past 5 years I have been lecturing for the College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dublin and the Centre of Nutrition Education, England.  I regularly give talks and cookery demonstrations nationwide and offer private consultations in Cork City and Dungarvan, Co Waterford .