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Joints on Fire: Arthritic and Rheumatic Conditions Uncovered

Joints on Fire: Arthritic and Rheumatic Conditions Uncovered

This 2 day course is a collaboration between Marina & Herbalist, Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath Colleen Kennedy from Herbal Healthcare in Westport.

Join Colleen & Marina for an in-depth 2 day course to discover all your need to know about conditions from gout to rheumatoid arthritis.
The prevalence of arthritic issues in Ireland is extremely high and is now effecting people as young as in their 30’s! Our modern diet and lifestyle along with an individual’s constitution are all contributing factors. Whether it’s to treat and manage an existing condition or to give yourself the tools to keep your joints happy and healthy this course gives you the knowledge and practical know how.

Over this practical 2 days you will learn:
•    Herbs for inflammation and specific conditions that effect the joints.
•    Nutrition for joint care and how to adopt an anti-acidic diet.
•    The most useful and up to date supplementation for the joints.
•    Autoimmunity and Rheumatoid arthritis.

You will experience:
•    Cooking demonstrations for joint care
•    Herbal remedy demonstrations of internal and external remedies for arthritic conditions.
•    Tasters of remedies and foods
•    Q&A sessions over the 2 days

•    Herb walk in the Ivywood gardens to meet herbs for arthritic conditions

You will take home:
•    Recipe handouts
•    Shopping lists
•   Gift pack of herbal remedies worth €50
•    Tools needed to be able to tackle joint discomfort naturally

Colleen Kennedy
Colleen grew up in Westport, Co. Mayo, where her love of nature was nurtured by beautiful beaches and a wonderful landscape.
She travelled to many countries to gain experience in different healing modalities. It was in India and Nepal where she felt a great calling to work with people on a deeper level, and trained with several teachers in massage therapy.
When she returned to Ireland, she studied Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Nutritional Therapy with College of Naturopathic Medicine for 7 years. Colleen runs her practice from the Body and Mind Health Centre, Westport. She holds short courses in Herbal medicine and Naturopathic Health, and lectures with CNM in Galway and Dublin over the Academic year.

"My aim as a Naturopath and Herbalist is to engage with and educate my patients, to stimulate the vital force that is within us all, and to encourage the capacity to take responsibility for our own healing"

Marina Kesso
For more information on Marina from Ivywood see Our Story

All day courses include a vegetarian lunch and tea/ coffee and snacks. Our medicinal plant nursery is open with plants to purchase during all courses ran at Ivywood. Course attendees are welcome to avail of short walks in the Ivywood woodland during lunch and tea breaks. Please note this course is for over 16's. Children may NOT accompany course attendees.

Event Information

Event Date To Be Confirmed
Event End Date To Be Confirmed
Individual Price €350.00

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person (€)
2 320.00
3 300.00