Wednesday, 21 March 2007
"... it appears to me necessary to every physician to be skilled in nature, and to strive to know, if he would wish to perform his duties, what man is in relation to the articles of food and drink, and to his other occupations, and what are the effects of each of them to everyone."
As the father of medicine Hippocrates states above, knowledge of Nature, Diet and Lifestyle and how these factors affect the health of an individual is imperative for any healthcare practitioner.
With the minefield of information presented by the media these days regarding health – its very difficult to know what’s good for you and what’s bad. After many years of studying the traditional and scientific literature surrounding health i have developed the ability of separating the facts from myth, sound traditional practice from dated superstition and sound science from biased science with a commercial interest. It is my intention to pass on this valuable information to the best of my ability.
Gabriel MacSharry is a native of Sligo city, Ireland. He has a Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering from NUI Galway. After changing career he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Health Science Complementary Medicine from Charles Sturt University in Sydney Australia, and went on to complete a Bachelor Degree in Western Herbal Medicine and a further Diploma in Nutrition from Nature Care College in Sydney, And is currently completing an MSc Masters in Human Nutrition at University of Ulster Coleraine. Gabriel has gained valuable clinical experience in the last 15 years both in Australia and Ireland, consulting in Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. He is a member of the Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists (IIMH).
Gabriel is a certified GAPS Practitioner trained by Dr. Natascha Campbell-McBride, author of "Gut and Psychology Syndrome".
Gabriel is the health columnist for The Western People newspaper and writes regularly for publications throughout Ireland. He also hosts a weekly radio health show on
Ocean FM every Wednesday at 11am. He gives health talks and speaks at conferences with a focus on Nutrition and Herbal Medicine for healthy living and their use in the treatment of various health conditions.