Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Experts. The Nutritionist. Caroline Farrell - and the chance to win a consultation.


A couple of weeks ago I had an appointment with nutritionist Caroline Farrell. It was so inspiring and full of useful information that I asked Caroline to share her wisdom on here as part of my Meet the Experts section. If you have any concerns re nutrition or would like great, unbiased advice that never uses the word 'diet', Caroline is your woman. (Also: great name.)

How did you end up as a nutritionist? Was it something you always wanted to do and therefore a straightforward path? Or something you discovered you loved almost by accident?

I have always been fascinated by the effect the food we eat can have on our health. However, the key turning point for me was in my early twenties when I was diagnosed with high cholesterol.  Having lost my Dad to heart disease at a young age, I was acutely aware of the risks. I was advised that I would need to take medication for the rest of my life. However, I was keen to find an alternative. So, I developed my own nutrition programme aimed at lowering my cholesterol naturally. After just six weeks my cholesterol was back to normal. This reinforced my belief in the power of nutrition. I wanted to share this experience with others. I took the decision to quit my marketing career and retrain as a nutritionist.

I receive a lot of queries about training – some of them seem to be asking for the quickest route to a qualification. Where did you train and how important do you think the basic level of training is?
I did a 3 year Nutritional Therapy Foundation Degree at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London.  I chose this course as it is internationally renowned as the market-leading course for Nutritional Therapists. It was also the first course of its kind to be fully accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Council.
The training provided me with practical clinic skills. It also taught me to understand and evaluate scientific literature so that I can make effective evidence-based recommendations.

Which do you think is more valuable? Experience or training?
While training is essential, I feel my clients are my best teachers. Through working with them I learn what is practical and effective. I also regularly attend seminars and lectures to ensure my knowledge is kept up to date, and to meet continuing professional development requirements.

What is your favourite part of what you do?
Nutrition is all about giving your body the tools to enable it to heal itself. This is much more effective and sustainable than simply addressing your symptoms. I am still amazed by the difference it can make – clear skin, successful pregnancies, weight loss, improved energy and lots more. The most rewarding parts of the job for me are the success stories where I have made a real difference to someone’s life.

What would you recommend to anyone trying to break into the industry?
To succeed you need to be very passionate about food and nutrition. You also need to have a genuine desire to help others. Make sure you chose a course that is accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Council. Be prepared for hard work and study. It’s a tough course and building up a successful practice takes time and commitment. However, I can honestly say there that I have never regretted my decision to change career. There is nothing in the world I’d rather be doing!

What are your Top 3 tips for healthy living?
1) Eat real food. This means eating food that is as close to nature as possible – butter over margarine, sugar over artificial sweeteners, whole grains over refined carbohydrates.
2) Ditch the diet foods.  We've become a fat-phobic society. This has led us to opt for low-calorie foods, which are often filled with hidden sugars. These sugars are one of the key causes of weight gain and diabetes.
3) Enjoy your food. I tell my clients to adopt the 80:20 rule. Eat healthy foods 80% of the time, and allow yourself to indulge in your favourite treats the other 20%.

And your favourite 3 supplements?  
I prioritise food first but there are often instances where supplementation is beneficial. The three supplements I most often recommend are Vitamin D3, Omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics.
1) Vitamin D3. Most of us are deficient in Vitamin D in the winter. This is because vitamin D is synthesised in our skin on exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D has been shown to protect against several chronic diseases including cancer, depression, auto-immune diseases, heart disease, and skin conditions.
2) Omega 3 fatty acids. Good levels are critical for glowing skin, a healthy metabolism and overall health. However, it is hard to achieve optimal levels purely through our diet.
3) Probiotics. Our bodies are inhabited by a kilo of healthy bacteria. These bacteria can be depleted by diarrhoea, antibiotics or a high-sugar diet. This allows bad bacteria to take over, promoting bloating and digestive problems.  You can boost your levels of healthy bacteria by taking a probiotic.

More information on consultations with Caroline can be found at Essential Nutrition.co.uk.
I highly, highly recommend her.

Caroline has very kindly offered one reader the chance to win a Skype consultation with her in 2014. To enter, simply leave a comment below. This is open internationally due to the fabulous nature of Skype. :)
Appointment must be taken between Jan-Jun 2014. Giveaway closes 3pm on 5th December.

Good luck!






198 comments:

  1. Thanks to both Carolines for offering this giveaway.

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  2. I would love a consultation. I'm a mature student with a 5 year old and I'm sunning on caffeine and sugar; meaning zits and weight gain. I'd love to finally get a hold on my eating and break the yo yo pattern thats been haunting my family for years.

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  3. People like you (and I mean both Carolines) are always so inspiring to read about! I know that this is part of your business or what not, but I still want to thank you for always sharing helpful ods and bits with your readers! I am a huge fan of healthy eating and nutrition, but my sweet tooth gets in the way a lot of the time. Try to incorporate the 80:20 rule more these days though:)
    Thank you!

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  4. Oh my goodness I would absolutely love to win this! I am currently in the early stages of recovery from an eating disorder, as a result I have a terrible relationship with food. Would love to have Caroline's advice to keep me going in the right direction.

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  5. Would love a 1to1 with an experienced nutritionist :)

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  6. So much food for thought (pun not intended, but let's roll with it). Would love to know more about supplements and how to work out which ones to take!

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  7. WAAAAA! I would LOVE to win this. I am dairy-free as my baby has an allergy and a massive skin care obsessive so would love to chat. Thank you! zoe (at) amillionmonkeys.co.uk

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  8. Would love to win the consultation via Skype!

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  9. I'd love the chance to have a skype consultation with Caroline! Really a great post. I too think nutrition is the key to being healthy and happy individuals x

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  10. My gosh, what a fantastic opportunity! I have several issues I'd love to discuss with Caroline. Very glad that this is open internationally - I'm in Sweden.

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  11. Hi Caroline(s)

    What is a good amount of omega 3 to take as a supplement? Is it possible to over do it?

    Thanks!
    Katie

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  12. This sounds amazing. I really have a problem losing weight, although I eat healthy and do sports and I can't seem to find a way to change this. I suffer from digestion problems since I was a teenager and have never managed to balance these problems. It would be so nice to talk to a professional – there has to be a way out of my misery!

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  13. such an interesting post - i love the idea of nutrition over medical fixes. Thanks for the epic blog!

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  14. It's nice that you paired up with a nutritionist, since food affects everything, skin in particular.

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  15. Great prize, would love to win this! x x

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  16. It's nice to see how passionate Caroline is about nutrition and using her job to help others. It sounds like an extremely interested industry to be a part of x

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  17. I'd love to win this! Great post, I'm so interested in the effects our diets have!

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  18. I would love to win! I have a real hard time loosing the weight.

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  19. Wow, so much to learn! I have struggled with my food intake from a very young age and it would be amazing to have a skype consultation with Caroline!

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  20. Great post -would be a great prize to win!

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  21. great post and great prize!

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  22. This sounds like a fab prize! Count me in :)

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  23. I'd really love to win this. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes this year and I really want to get it under control so I can come off the metformin. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a brilliant prize! X

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  24. Would love to win - I find nutrition very interesting and it would be great to know more about the best foods to eat, especially for more energy x

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  25. I'd love to win this! A consultation with a nutritionist who loves food...

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  26. Nicola Malcomson3 December 2013 13:59

    I have a moderate acne and hyperhidrosis, I would love to win this to see if changing my diet would make any improvement! :) x

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  27. What a great prize! I somehow seem to have developed really bad skin in my 20s and it would be so interesting and helpful to hear Caroline's thoughts! Thanks so much, Steph xx

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  28. Hi Caroline,

    I love reading you blog and the new Caroline seems as amazing as you are.
    Hope to win this, would be really helpful to me.

    Thanks and have a great day!

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  29. Very interesting interview! Thank you. To Caroline (F) - I was just wondering, in light of you mentioning Omega 3, what your opinion is on the recent research in the US linking Omega 3s to prostate cancer? Also, are there any particular brands of supplement you recommend? I'd love to be included in the competition too please! Thanks!

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  30. What a great article. Would love to be in with a chance of winning the consultation. Please count me in.

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  32. absolutely fascinated with a ll things nutrition, just completed a OU short course in and would love the chance to speak to Caroline! a new bout of IBS means I am keen to make some changes,xx

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  33. this is such a fabulous prize!! totally want to win it! xx

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  34. What a fabulous read and an even more amazing giveaway! I would love to win a consultation with Caroline to learn more about nutrition and what would work for me.

    Hannah

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  35. Very interesting to read, I think at the core of everything is our nutrition, we don't run well without food, or without the proper food, and its good that we have these trained people to help us, and those who really need help.

    Ineffable Beauty

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  36. Wow, this sounds like me, working in marketing and thinking nutrition would be an ideal career for someone so interested in the impact of diet on health! Would love to chat more to Caroline and understand how I can sort my skin/digestion issues out x

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  37. Love Caroline's approach to healthy eating! This is exactly how I eat and I have never had a weight problem. I eat healthy foods most of the time but I don't deny myself a pizza or chocolate from time to time :)

    http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

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  38. Brilliant prize! Great interview too Caroline!

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  39. thank you for the opportunity - i would be so grateful for the chance to speak with caroline.

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  40. Great post. I would love to win as 7 weeks ago I started a new healthy eating plan and lifestyle change and would love to speak to an expert to see what I'm doing right and wrong. X

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  41. What an amazing giveaway! Have really been enjoying the expert interviews.

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  42. Greetings from Greece!! Totally love your blog mrs Hirons. It has changed my attitude towards skincare completely!! Met u through pixiwoo and been spreading the word ever since!! Thank u and keep up the good work!! Sophia K.

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  43. What a fantastic prize! I have a number of challenges including coeliac disease and IBD so would love to win!!

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  44. I would love the chance to see how proper nutrition could improve my health and well-being.

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  45. Great interview! I am so interested in eating a healthy diet and how diet really shows up on the skin!

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  46. this is such a wonderful opportunity! I would love to have a chance to win!

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  47. i would love to have a chance to win! this sounds awesome!

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  48. As a nutritional therapy student myself, I always find it interesting to read about the subject and learning about others' motivation to get into the field! Nice post!

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  49. I normally wouldn't enter something like this, but I've been really struggling with IBS (I know, tmi...) for the past few months and would love the opportunity to have a chat with someone who isn't just a GP! In fact, reading this post has meant I might look up a local nutritionist too! :) Thanks!

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  50. this sounds just like what i need, yes please!

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  51. this sounds like just what i need, yes please Caroline!

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  52. I would love to win this x

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  53. Great post as always!!
    Ciara

    Dublin

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  54. Ooooh yes please!

    Ann Moo

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  55. Loved this post! I have so much I would like to talk about with Caroline!

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  56. I would love to win this consultation - clear skin and a healthy pregnancy are my two biggest goals in life!

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  57. Loved this post! I have so much I would like to talk about with Caroline!

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  58. I find nutrition to be so important, so its frustrating when you try to eat the best and your skin still fights you back. Always love your posts :)

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  59. Wow this sounds great and something I definitely need. My diet consists of a lot of fizzy drinks, sweets and stodgy foods, nothing very healthy at all. Would love some advice on the right foods to eat, mainly for energy and better skin. Fingers crossed :-) Gemma

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  60. I would love to win this. My husband and I are trying to start a family and it would be great to discuss a pre-pregnancy nutrition plan with her.

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  61. What a nice give away! And so helpful!

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  62. It would be great to win an appointment with Caroline!

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  63. So interesting thank you!!! I would love to win this skype consultation! :)

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  64. Thank you! Such interesting information, I would love to skype with her :)

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  65. I would like to win ! I have sarcoidosis and I am on specaial diet so this would be most helpful !
    Jelena

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  66. I would absolutely love a consultation! I have done a lot of reading into nutrition recently but it can be so hard to weed out fact from fiction!

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  67. Yes please, Caroline!

    Aoife

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  68. This would be amazing. Thanks, Caroline!

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  69. It would be a total dream to win a consultation with Caroline, so please count me in.

    Lucy xxx

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  70. Wow, that's an amazing prize! I have M.E. & I don't think anybody is going to cure that but a great nutritionist may be able to help with the other stuff.....
    Fascinating sounding job though, I am always overwhelmed by how interesting the jobs in the 'Experts' posts are.

    http://wheelingalong24.blogspot.co.uk

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  71. I love this!! nutrition is undervalued in terms of health. i'd love a chance to win! thank you!

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  72. i love this!! nutrition is undervalued in the health field. i'd love a chance to win :) thank you

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  73. An amazing giveaway and another fabulous caroline! Would like to be entered please. Carrie

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  74. What a fantastic opportunity! I suffer from M.E and have tried various diet changes to help with my condition, would be great to speak to an expert! X

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  75. I would absolutely love to win a consultation with Caroline. I too have high cholesterol, adore food and struggle to keep my cholesterol levels on an even keel.

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  76. I saw Caroline chat with the Pixiwoo ladies over on the Body Talk YouTube channel a little while ago, would love a consult with her!

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  77. Loving this series, so interesting! Would love a nutritionist consultation :)

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  78. Great post! It's easy to forget (or possibly ignore) how important nutrition and healthy eating can be! Winning a consultation with Caroline would be very exciting! Thank you for the opportunity!

    Megan

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  79. I would love to have a 'face to face' :) and this blog is amazing!

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  80. Would love the opportunity to talk to Caroline about health and Nutrition. Trying to get my family, more specifically my dad healthy for 2014.

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  81. Would love the opportunity to discuss health and nutrition with Caroline. Would really love to get my family, specifically my dad on the right track next year.

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  82. I'm really interested in nutrition and this consultation would be really helpful. Great prize!

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  83. I never win anything, but there's always a first time! Count me in. Thank you both for your generosity.

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  84. Would love to win this, for my health, skin and most importantly to help me with my next IVF cycle. Thanks! X

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  85. This is such an interesting topic. I've been observing my food intake on the state of my skin recently, and nutrition really had an impact. Would love to know more.

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  86. Great post. I'd love the chance to have a consultation with Caroline. I'm 30, been suffering from hormonal acne for so long. My GP won't refer me to either a nutritionist or a dermatologist. I can't afford to go private. I'm getting married this summer and could really do with the help and getting my nutrition in order

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  87. Would love a consult. Specifically need help with boosting my metabolism. I eat very little and healthy, exercise daily yet still have difficulty losing weight

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  88. Wow she seems very practical, what a great giveaway! Thanks :)

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  89. Great giveaway...fingers crossed!

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  90. Oh my gosh I would love a consultation with Caroline!

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  91. Great, interesting post and brilliant prize. Goodness me this couldn't come at a better time. My diet is totally a mess and I am so confused with the mixed messages in the media and health professionals about how to eat. Trying for a baby next year and desperate to be fit and healthy for it but feeling totally overwhelmed by it. I couldn't need this more. Wishing on everything to win. Ashley x

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  92. Oh wow this sounds amazing! It's amazing what eating right can do, this consultation would be awesome!

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  93. I would love to win this! Such a fantastic opportunity.

    Lex (talontedlex@hotmail.co.uk)

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  94. I would love the chance to try and balance my skin (and my hormones). This sounds amazing.

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  95. I would love a chance to have a Skype session with Caroline!
    Thanks for your wonderful blog :)
    Véronique

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  96. I would love to win this appointment. I desperately need someone to guide me the right way. Thanks Caroline!

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  97. FINALLY--a chance for my poor American self to get access to some British wisdom. I would love a consult to what she recommends specifically to improve skin!

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  98. Omg. Thank you so much for having this one international. I love Carolines story about how she became a nutritionist.

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  99. I'd love to win a consultation!

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  100. I would love to win the consultation as I have problems with my pancreas and diabetes so would love some good advice :) Thank you ladies x

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  101. I would love to win the consultation as I have problems with my pancreas and diabetes so would love some good advice :) Thank you ladies x

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  102. I've never had a professional skincare consultation. I would love Caroline to be my first!

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  103. Haha! Just realized the consultation is with Caroline the Nutritionist! So sorry, just got home from work and I tend to drink while I'm there :) I would love one with Caroline the Nutritionist too please!

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  104. Love learning about nutrition, a skype appt would be amazing!

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  105. Please can I win this consultation.
    B. Ayub

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  106. In serious need of a healthy diet plan. Balance is very hard to achieve... I would be very happy with a consultation!

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  107. Looking forward to a consultation!

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  108. Boy do I need help with this. Would really value this!

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  109. I would love to win the skype session with Caroline!

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  110. I would love to win a consultation with Caroline!

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  111. I would love a proper consltation about my diet. Zereen x

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  112. I would like to win a consultation with Caroline. Please choose me!

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  113. I would love to win a consultation with Caroline, especially because I live in California. Please choose me!

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  114. What a great post- I would love to win a session with Caroline Farrell!

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  115. Ohh I would SO love to win this! Thank you to both Carolines!

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  116. I am very much into nutrition and using it to improve my health. I feel that I eat healthy but still have serious acne issues and would appreciate the opportunity to consult with a nutritionist! Thank you!
    Rose

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  117. A skype consultation would be wonderful!

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  118. That's an amazing opportunity, I'd love to be counted in!

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  119. Wow what a fab prize! I would love to win : ) x

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  120. would love this!!!!!! Thank you for such a fabulous website and advice!

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  121. I would be eternally grateful for this opportunity! I am 28 and have been trying to conceive for 6 years nothing has worked! I have been overweight my entire life and am hypoglycemic. I am hopeful the right guidance with my diet will result in a little miracle of my own:-) Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and this awesome opportunity!
    lajess85@gmail.com

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  122. Would LOVE a consultation! I firmly believe in the power of eating the right foods. Am asthmatic and dairy had a big effect on me.

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  123. Lack of energy, tendency to gain weight, pescatarian - and I love food so it's a tough balance. would love a consultation to help me on my way to healthy eating x

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  124. Thank you for having an international giveaway! Much appreciated :)

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  125. Thank you for having an international contest!

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  126. It's always amazing to learn from someone who is passionate about what they do. Thanks for sharing!

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  127. It's always inspiring to learn from someone who is passionate about what they do. Thanks for sharing!

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  128. I'd like to enter the draw too, I can never have too much talking about eating better.

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  129. Skype consultation here I come!

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  130. Thanks for opening this opportunity internationally, I would love to win this nutrition consultation! Giorgias

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  131. Mathilde GRANNEC4 December 2013 08:07

    I would love to have a consultation with her! When I try to eat "healthier" I just don't eat very much and after a few weeks I just throw myself on chocolate!

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  132. I would love a consultation, I have been in & out of hospital and on antibiotics this year so I need to get my mind, body & health sorted badly, this would help me so much.

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  133. This is a fantastic idea! I'd really need some help. Love her advice and your blog!
    (and so happy this is opened internationally)

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  136. Thank you both for this lovely opportunity! I have been trying to eat healthily, having made a major change in my 'diet' (been vegetarian for over a year now), but I am still struggling to get a lot of things right and I lack major knowledge in the Supplements department, which is essential for someone with my new lifestyle. It would be amazing to win a consultation with a specialist, a great start to an even better, healthier 2014!

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  137. Would LOVE this. Planing to go back running (or in my case jiggling!) after torn ligaments and found it hard to work nutrition, work and time. Yay!

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  138. Sounds amazing!! Thank you Caroline! (Both of you... :) )

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  139. Oh my gosh, would love this to combat my PCOS/stressbunny self. Yes please!

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  140. muesliisthebest4 December 2013 10:30

    Oh my gosh I would love this to combat my PCOS/stressbunny self! Yes please.

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  141. I've only recently started to realise how linked diet and health are so this would be amazing! x

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  142. Currently entering into an Accutane programme at the age of 35 after 8 miserable years of suffering with acne, and have become obsessed with natural skin care and diet (Caroline, you've converted me into an oil cleanser. Happy day - no more skin tight enough to trampoline on!). My thought process is if I've got to take the medical approach internally to fix the problem, I'm going to try as hard as I can to put the good stuff on and into my body. Would LOVE a nutrition appointment to tick the diet box xxx

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  143. What an original and useful giveaway!!! Fingers crossed!!! :)

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  144. Thank you for this amazing opportunity! I have already made some changes in my diet but I am still struggling with few things and would welcome a consultation with a specialist. This would be a great start to a new year 2014! Andrea

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  145. Amazing giveaway. Would love to win this :)

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  146. Just dropping in my entry to win! :)

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  147. Thank you for this amazing opportunity! I have already made few changes in my diet but I am still struggling with few things and would welcome a consultation with a specialist. This would be a great start of the next year! Andrea

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  148. I'd love to win this. My skin and health are a mess :'(

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  149. I would love a consultation with Caroline, as I'm quite passionate about nutrition too. xx

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  150. What an amazing giveaway. Would love to win, but no idea how to skype. Will certainly be willing to learn if I was lucky enough to win, I certainly need all the help I can get :-)

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  151. Would love a consultation with Caroline.

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  152. I would love to win this consultation, simply because I have some health issues and really no doctor has helped me so far, and I am definitely thinking that changing the way I eat and what I eat could help.

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  153. Sounds like a great prize - thanks so much for offering!

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  154. Would love to have this amazing opportunity, what a great giveaway!!

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  155. Would love this amazing opportunity, what a fantastic giveaway!!

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  156. There's so much conflicting information about diet & nutrition out there - would be fab to win a consultation with Caroline and find out some facts!

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  157. Great giveaway Caroline!

    I've just been diagnosed with Coeliacs Disease (boo no more bread) and am struggling with all the online info, lots of conflicting, confusing advice out there. Would love an expert to show me how to adapt my diet effectively.

    Ok sob story over. Pick me Pick me!

    Rebecca x

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  158. Great giveaway Caroline!

    I've just been diagnosed with Coeliacs Disease (boo no more bread) and am struggling with all the online info, lots of conflicting, confusing advice out there. Would love an expert to show me how to adapt my diet effectively.

    Ok sob story over. Pick me Pick me!

    Rebecca x

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  159. Dear Caroline,

    I am writing to win the consultation... for a (maybe) not so typical reason... I have an issue that has been haunting me for 3 months. I am 25 and out of nowhere my facial skin has gone crazy. It started with eczema/red/flaky/swollen to all hell of my eyelids. After steroids (people figured it was an allergic reaction) it came back... with a vengeance... it spread to my forehead, cheeks and near the hairline. No anti fungal or steroid cream seems to help. The only thing keeping it more or less under control is cleansing with warm water mixed with dead sea bathsalts and aveeno. Dermatologists don't seems to help so the only thing I can think of is an internal problem... Food. Gut... Something. Id be so grateful for the chance of consulting with someone you regard so highly as Caroline Farrell. Thanks for listening!

    Greets
    Sarah

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  160. Dear Caroline,

    I am writing to win the consultation... for a (maybe) not so typical reason... I have an issue that has been haunting me for 3 months. I am 25 and out of nowhere my facial skin has gone crazy. It started with eczema/red/flaky/swollen to all hell of my eyelids. After steroids (people figured it was an allergic reaction) it came back... with a vengeance... it spread to my forehead, cheeks and near the hairline. No anti fungal or steroid cream seems to help. The only thing keeping it more or less under control is cleansing with warm water mixed with dead sea bathsalts and aveeno. Dermatologists don't seems to help so the only thing I can think of is an internal problem... Food. Gut... Something. Id be so grateful for the chance of consulting with someone you regard so highly as Caroline Farrell. Thanks for listening!

    Greets
    Sarah

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  161. Dear Carolines,

    I am writing you about a problem that snuck up on me 3 months ago and has more or less taken over my life. Its the reason why id love the chance for a consultation.
    Out of nowhere (I was on holiday in sunny CA) my face went crazy. It started with my eyelids. Red/swollen like all hell dry and flaky. That time oral steroids came to the rescue. It all seemed fine. Until it came back.. with a vengeance. In several stages it spread - first to my eyelids/forehead - (I temporarily controlled it with steroid cream) than to my eyelids/forehead/cheeks. Same thing - treated it more or less - it got worse again... at that point virtually my whole face was red - angry eczema... All besides my nose and chin. Odd. Anyway - no steroid or anti fungal seems to help. Its slowly taking over my whole life. I am a 25 year old graduate looking for a job and my confidence is in the gutter. The only thing I can think of that might help is something like this - maybe this whole thing is caused by food/gut/issues. Id love to find out... in a consultation.

    Anyway, thanks for listening to my rambling.

    Greets
    Sarah

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  162. I would love to have a char with someone like Caroline. I'm really struggling to control what I'm eating after having moved into a 9 person semi-communal house! katrinedybbroemoller at gmail.com

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  163. World please let it be me

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  164. I would absolutely love a session with Caroline. I was diagnosed with a vitamin d deficiency last year, aside from taking supplements it would be great to find out what else I could do to support myself with my diet.

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  165. I have CFS, so when I read about a free consultation I thought, 'hmm, I'll never be able to do that', then I read the glorious word, 'Skype'!

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  166. I would love to have a consultation. I am in my late 20s and over the last few years I've gotten some "weird" health issues. I had two collapsed lungs with no known cause and intestinal/urinary issues. I also became a vegetarian (I still eat fish) about 5 years ago and really feel like I'm missing something in my diet. I would love to avoid medications/side effects that have been suggested.

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  167. I would love this! I'm getting more into nutrition on my own, but would be amazing to hear it from someone who knows what they are doing!!

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  168. I would love to win this prize!

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  169. Both Carolines are excellent!!!!!!!

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  170. I'd love to have the opportunity to have a consultation with Caroline. I've been struggling with sugar cravings and unnecessary snacking so some nutrition advice and suport would be much appreciated!

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  171. What a fantastic givaway !!!! Been a junk food monster most of my life aaaaaggggg xxxx

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  172. I'd love a consultation!

    I have been struggling with IBS for over 12 years and I would love some sound nutritional advice on how to proceed with the issue...

    Thanks!

    -Elana A.

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  173. I would absolutely love a consultation, I have problems with my skin as well as asthma and I really struggle to know which foods are good to replace the bad with. Please pick me!

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  174. Can diet make such a huge impact on one's health? She sounds very interesting, it would be an avenue I'd like to explore...

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  175. Doing over 100 hours a week sat at a desk means I would love this! x

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  176. Hi Caroline,

    I've been struggling with acne for 5 years, and would love some sound advice on how to treat my skin from the inside and out. Not going to be able to have healthy, radiant skin by ingesting stuff that is bad for you (I know that much at least). However, stuff that I'm lacking or what I think could be good for me could not be.

    Please pick me Caroline =)

    Thanks!
    Heather

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  177. I would LOVE to win a consultation, there is so much 'advice' out there that its hard to know whats right and whats not!

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  178. Oooh, I would love love love to win this- I have just been diagnosed with celiac disease and i'm having trouble retooling my diet. Thanks! Rosie

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  179. I would love a consultation! Thank you!

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  180. I would love this consultation, I have auto-immune so would be lovely to get some useful advice.

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  181. I would love this consultation. I have auto-immune so would be great to get some nutritional advice.

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  182. Woohoo count me in! Interested in nutrition as a potential career-path myself...!

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  183. Aack! This would be awesome - thanks for the opportunity Caroline H and Caroline F! (fingers and everything crossed!) :)

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  184. Good luck everyone!!! I'll skip this one, as I'm already seeing a nutritionist and keeping to a strict diet...

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  185. Way too kind to offer a consult!

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  186. I've been doing a lot of reading / podcast listening to on the subject to nutrition recently. Find it all fastening. I've changed my diet a bit recently and would love to know whether I'm doing the right things. Love the blog Caroline.

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