Hi, I’m Orla.
I grew up on a farm in Co. Donegal in Ireland and food was a huge part of my life; from my granny’s home-grown vegetables and delicious scone breads, to my mum’s homemade soup and apple tarts.
Later, I studied marketing and worked in a very fast paced and chaotic environment, which resulted in a pretty poor diet of processed foods and lots of carbs. It was on my last employment contract that stress became overwhelming and problematic to my health, as I was then diagnosed with IBS and cyclic vomiting.
I completely changed my lifestyle and eating habits when I completed a Masters in personalised nutrition because I now understood the effect our food choices, our environments and our relationships have on our ability to achieve health, prevent chronic illness and improve the life in our years.
As a result, in 2016 I set up Health by Orla to empower people to transform their health by knowing the right nutrients for them and/or their children.
“It’s been my experience that the foods we consume on a daily basis, the environments we inhabit and the relationships we hold, have a profound effect on our ability to achieve health, prevent chronic illness and improve the life in our years.”