My guest this week on the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast is Antoinette Curran of Nua Holistic.
Antoinette is a former nurse turned Holistic Wellness Practitioner & Colon Hydrotherapy Specialist.
As a child Antoinette was always fascinated with biology and how organisms worked. She dreamt of becoming a vet, however she ended up pursuing a career with infinitively more complex mammals instead – human beings!.
In 2004, Antoinette graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from NUI Galway. She initially commenced work in the private sector as a Staff Nurse in a Care of the Elderly facility and after two very busy and happy years, she returned to the acute sector as she had gained a position in an Orthopaedic Specialty. She then commenced working in the Orthopaedic Ward in Mayo General Hospital.
Life changed in 2010 when she began to feel unwell. She was tired All the time and experienced poor memory, brain fog and poor cognition. Even after long periods of rest, Antoinette was overcome with exhaustion and unable to retain information. One night she woke with heart palpitations and a racing heart. She attended A&E where she was put on medication including Sodium Channel blockers, and Thyroid hormones to help control her symptoms.
As the medications caused some unpleasant side effects, she felt she had no choice but to discontinue them. This is how she really came to appreciate naturopathy and explore self-healing.
Embarking on this new approach to health she gradually began to recover from illness and it ignited a love of nature in her which compelled her to complete many courses including a Certificate in Nutrition (Nutrition for Everyday Living, College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2013), followed by a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition (CNM Galway 2016).
In order to integrate more healing in the body at her clinic she combines a 3000-year-old system of medicine, with modern-day, cutting-edge technology in the form of Red light and Infra-Red light therapy.
Antoinette felt driven to study Colonic Hydrotherapy after personally experiencing the healing and therapeutic benefits it brings to the body. Flushing out the colons old waste matter restores balance to the body and improves tone, function and peristalsis. In fact, it challenges the body to work for itself!
At her clinic in Galway, Nua Holistic, she works with clients to educate and empower them. By providing a deeply therapeutic intervention she hopes that they leave feeling informed, and in touch with their own bodies and ready for the next step!
I loved connecting with Antoinette for this conversation. She shared so much on her own personal health struggles that forced her to look outside the box of conventional medical options only.
In this episode, she talks about:
- Her own health issues
- Her fear & stubbornness to seek help from being inside the medical model
- Being forced to think outside the box
- Mercury fillings
- What is colon hydrotherapy?
- Benefits of colonics
- The importance of detoxification in today’s world
- The power of journalling & self-reflection
- Taking autonomy of our body & health
- And much more
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