When dealing with a specific health challenge I have spent many many hours researching the claims that various supplements and diets offer and I was delighted that my journey lead me to Patricia. I have been looking for someone who offered more than diet advice and who has a real understanding of the science of nutrition and how it relates to each individual. As client of Patricia’s it is very evident that she has a passion for her work, and a wealth of knowledge, backed up by her own research. Patricia brings clarity to an often confusing world of nutritional information and misinformation. I highly recommend Patricia to everyone including my own clients, where I see mental and emotional and anxiety issues resolved much faster when nutritional imbalances are addressed.
Tom Tynan (MSc. MCHPA(HYPsych) MRET)
Therapist and Coach.
I was very excited when I heard about Patricia Daly through my local health food store. I have been experiencing skin issues for the last 2 years and also have a family history of autoimmune disorders. After many years of stress and difficult times I decided it was time t look after myself and to try to rebalance my physical health. I contacted Patricia and got an appointment quite quickly. Her gentle nature and boundless knowledge put me completely at ease and gave me hope that things could improve. She is so encouraging without exoecting too much all at one time… “baby steps”, she says! And it is so reassuring to know that she is there to support you with any questions you may have, or simply air your concerns. I feel hopeful that I can overcome my issues now that I am under Patricia’s guidance and care and I would urge anyone who has any health concerns to contact her for an appointment, or if only for preventative maintenance and upkeep of good health. I wish her all the best with the launch of her new website and continued good health and success
What a delight to meet and learn from Patricia. She is pleasant, helpful and most of all, a very good nutritionist, with an eye for individuality. She has just the right mix of professionalism, personal experience and human qualties (careful and experiential analyses, caring solicitousness and capacity to enlighten) which will be particularly appreciated by those confronted with distressing health problem. She is generous in sharing resourecs, a ‘plus’ which enables those who seek her counsel to play an active part in their own ‘cure’. Her book is a mine of information and inspiration, and the key to eating and becoming ‘Keto’.
She is a resource not to be neglected
I was experiencing a lot of migraines, fatigue and an overall feeling that my system was very sluggish. I filled out a pre-consultaion questionnaire for Patricia which she received before meeting with me. I feel that as a result Patricia gave me comprehensive insight into what areas of my diet and lifestyle may have been impacting on me. Patricia helped explain and develop a plan to help elleviate the symptoms I was experiencing in way that didn’t feel overwhelming but manageable. I found the meal plans, recipes, website links and lifestyle tips which Patricia gave me really helpful to make the changes that have helped me so much. After two months, I feel my energy levels are much higher, I have had no migraines and my system feels in harmony. I would thoroughly recommend nutrition choices!
My visit to Nutrition Choices was life changing. Within a few days of my eating plan I felt better and any previous symptoms began to disappear, most noticeably an increase in energy levels and loss of fatigue. Patricia supplied me with a realistic plan always working within my limits and capabilities. I was always supported and encouraged throughout the process right up to my follow up appointment.
Most of all my dietary issues were identified and addressed, the result in a change in diet which has had a hugely positive impact on my day to day life. I woud highly recommend Nutritional Choices to anyone!
I know Patricia on a professional basis but also as a client. I have also referred many clients and friends to her who I think will benefit from her particular expertise with the ketogenic diet and using nutrition to assist those with cancer. Patricia is very professional, very knowledgeable in her field, in fact I would call her an authority. But, Patricia is more than that, she is passionate about what she does and this comes across when she works with you. When you work with Patricia you feel she really cares about you as an individual and that she really wants you to be well. Patricia explains things in an easy to understand way and provides an excellent follow on support service. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Patricia’s Nutrition Choices to anyone.
Louise Courtney, Ireland
I find it difficult to write a testimonial that will put into words the admiration and respect I have for Patricia and the work that she does. I met Patricia, a fellow ocular melanoma patient, in July 2013 – a year after I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer that had spread to my liver and spine. She welcomed me into a friendly, understanding and supportive environment at a vulnerable time for me.
I have found her expertise in nutrition, and specifically cancer-directed care, to be excellent. After only six weeks of eating a ketogenic diet that she tailored specifically to my needs and tastes, my scans showed great change: all my smaller liver tumours had stopped growing, and the largest one had changed shape but had hardly grown. Previous scans had shown all my liver tumours to be growing at a steady rate. I began the diet at a time when I was having no other treatment, and all my previous treatments had been deemed to be ineffective. I therefore believe that this ketogenic diet was stabilizing my tumours.
I have since been told a professor of oncology that my disease is very unusual in that it is very slow growing, and he believes that it is the ketogenic diet that is creating this effect. With Patricia’s help, I have been able to change the course of my disease, and this has allowed me to stabilize my disease long enough to be able to receive some excellent new treatments.
Patricia is extremely hard working. Whenever I have questions for her, she gets back to me quickly with informed answers and suggestions. Her knowledge is vast. She is always careful to listen to my concerns, and is vigilant in enquiring about my current medications and treatments to check for any contraindications.
At first, the ketogenic diet was a struggle. Patricia advised me to ease into it gently, but I of course tried to do it all at once. I had many doubts about such a restricted diet at first, especially when I had cravings for some of my old favourite foods, but when I heard the results of my first scan after beginning the diet, I knew I had to keep going.
Patricia has since helped me to hone my diet, as I found I got into a rut of eating many of the same things each day. I currently eat a varied and nutritious diet. In fact, I would say I enjoy my diet so much that I would never go back. I have never felt so well, and other complaints, such as IBS, have disappeared completely.
Eating out was a bit of a challenge at first, but Patricia helped me to see that it can be very easy to eat out on the ketogenic diet – you just need to order salad instead of chips!
Patricia was also able to help me with some inflammation in my treated eye. By adopting an anti-inflammatory diet I have managed to get off the medication my eye doctors put me on.
I cannot recommend Patricia enough. Her dietary advice has been a life-saver for me, quite literally.
Thank you for your very easy to follow & tasty meal plans. I am not particularly good at cooking & I do tend to let things slide but after following your plan for a week you do not know the pleasure I felt when my partner looked in the fridge & said yum yum ! He is a tough cookie to please with regards to food & that just made my day.
I will be following the next weeks meal plans, thank you, but I wondered if you have any plans to release a book of recipes ? Your style of food seems to suit my constitution and the ingredients are familiar to me, some of the American recipes do not suit me so well.
Love to buy your cookbook if you are planning one.
Practical Keto meal plans is an excellent book. It delivers exactly what it promises – a practical way to improve your diet and your health. I find themeal plans especially useful and easy to follow. Since ‘going keto’ my energy levels and well-being have dramatically increased despite having regular chemo. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to feel better and have more energy. Patricia was also very helpful when I was having (self inflicted) problems with the download.
We first met Patricia in March 2015, shortly after our daughter (age 3) had finished two and a half years of chemotherapy treatment for a brain tumour at Our Ladys Childrens Hospital, Crumlin.
Initially we had concerns regarding the efficacy and appropriateness of the ketogenic diet, especially for such a young child, and given her medical history. However, we found that Patricia was able respond to our questions and concerns in a knowledgeable, professional, balanced and compassionate manner. She provided us with a wealth of information into this field and prepared a synopsis of the current research to present to our daughter’s Oncology Team.
The transitioning period onto the diet was managed in a very pragmatic and thoughtful way, with glucose and carbohydrate rich foods being phased out whilst introducing new keto foods gradually. Patricia’s lovely recipe book became our ‘bible’, providing lots of great family recipes along with guidance on sourcing of ingredients and equipment to make life easier. And although we had been sceptical about how our daughter would adjust to her diet being radically overhauled, she has responded better than we could have imagined: her appetite is healthy, her skin is now clear and bright, and her digestive system has improved dramatically.
We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the positive impact that Patricia has had on our family. She is a truly unique individual, whose dedication and commitment to helping others is beyond compare. Our forever thanks.
Since 2007, I had been through 4 surgeries + a radiotherapy for metastatic and aggressive thyroid cancer, and my blood cancer markers were still showing that cancer was still present. I was awaiting a 5th surgery for yet another lymph node that look as metastatic as previous operated ones.
I started KD in April 2014. My husband and father did the same.
The first 4 weeks were a bit rough, I felt sometimes dizzy, and I missed bread, pasta, yoghourt and honey an awful lot! Resisting those cravings was my main challenge, I had to change sideways when I’d come across a bakery (I’m French, meaning we have a lot of them…).
The second challenge was to turn my “nutritional education” upside down. And to learn new cooking techniques and recipes, while still using vegetables from our garden.
But these challenges were offset by quick improvements, first on things I thought were quite remote from my cancer problem (so wrong…) : allergies and asthma disappeared within 3 weeks, and I stopped the daily treatments I had been taking for more than 25 years. It never came back. Belly pain and swelling also vanished within 3 months. Restless leg syndrome as well. My skin improved in a matter of weeks, eyesight got much better (I had to change glasses, and same for my husband) and brain fog somehow lifted away.
Last but not least : on my September check-up, the suspicious lymph node that had been followed up for previously had disappeared, and my blood cancer markers were down 50%. They have gone even a little bit lower this year.
I feel really good, more energetic, and I have started to work out again since spring 2015, which is quite a victory considering the huge fatigue I was plagued with.
So now… I have no intention to change my new cooking and eating habits ! Considering the results, and also because what I eat is so much more tasty and diverse than what I used to munch. No cravings anymore, or only for olives or fat cheese!
The only remaining challenge is to resist eating lots of fruits in the summer.
Anyway, I also realized with great pleasure that dining out “keto” was quite easy, especially in fine restaurants : French “haute cuisine” is in fact quite close to keto (one you remove the bread !). And I’m getting lots of my friends interested in KD, so that helps too in making it socially easy for me.
None of all this would have been possible without Patricia’s help, her eBooks and her consultations.
One thing that inspires me about the recipe ebook Patricia Daly has kindly written for those of us with cancer trying to approach it metabolically, is that it simply provides you with the materials and ingredients you need to keep those ketone bodies up and all that healthy fat.
Also, it puts to good use a diversity of tasty and delicious meals that will make this rather restrictive diet that big bit more interesting and delectable.
Another wonderful thing is the adaptability with which I can use the recipes. I, myself, am on a very restricted calorie and carbohydrate intake with a lot of fats involved. So basically, I can evolve the recipes to my own personal desires.
I think the proof is in the fact that after 6 months since my prognosis of 14 months to live with a Glioblastoma Grade 4, I am 6 months down the line with a stable tumour.
Without the guidance from people like Patricia Daly, who, having cancer, still perseveres and elects to help those of us who need it and are dealing with the same problems. We wouldn’t stand a chance. I feel so supported and have a lot of hope for the evolution of this diet and how it may help the lives of millions of people.
1. I have been practising Keto for over a year now. I am a nutritionist and very hungry for information on all things Keto. 2 of my really good friends got diagnosed with cancer and I decided to try learn all things Keto relating to cancer and that is how I found your course. No I am not disappointed. I am loving the course.
2. I did think about the course for a month before I signed up. More from a time point of view. I have a lot going on at the moment.
3. I think I have learnt more about the specifics of Keto eating. I am implementing a lot of what I have learnt so far into my own life. My health is improving on a day to day basis. I am a keen athlete (not competitive- or only with myself) and my training and recovery has improved dramatically.
4.I quite like the way you have the audio and transcripts. And your course is laid out in a very user friendly way. There is a beginning middle and an end to each section. And then the next one begins.
5. Yes. I have been recommending it to others. As well as people who have been diagnosed with cancer or are recovering.
6. As a practitioner (and living in South Africa) I would love to have a community of like minded practitioners where we could have questions and answers and sharing of issues coming up with our clients who are starting a ketogenic way of life. I would also like more access to webinars and youtube videos where the science is stated and where kept has been successful for cancer.
Megan, South Africa