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About Sarah Hanratty

Sarah is a specialist practitioner at the Brain Food Clinic. She is a certified Gut and Psychology (GAPS) Practitioner and has a degree in Nutritional Medicine. Sarah helps people to overcome physical and mental health issues using bespoke nutritional protocols.

What are the signs of salicylate or phenol sensitivity?

By |September 24th, 2018|

Phenol or salicylate sensitivity: Signs and symptoms.

Regresses after eating
Eats lots of high phenol or salicylate foods ie grapes, apples or apple juices
Aggressive, easily angered or injures self
Red ear or red cheeks 
Sweating during the night
Disrupted sleep
Sensitive to medications

Children and constipation

By |September 18th, 2018|

Constipation.
Severe constipation is one of the main reasons parents attend with their child. The likelihood of ending up in A and E with bowel trouble is even higher if you have a child with autism. With the possibility of anal tears, compaction and severe discomfort this is problem that needs to be tackled at the […]

Brain Food Nutrition Clinic Clients Say ….

By |April 19th, 2018|

Ms Yvonne on October 11, 2017 at 20:27:34

Sarah Hanratty was patient, took the time to listen, asked questions to ascertain the reasons/causes for the symptoms. Gave suggestions of tests I should seek from my GP and I was given a Food Programme to work with, along with suggestive supplements to speed up my recovery.

Verified Client

Excellent

JodieN on September 17, 2017 […]

Nutrition Case Study: Anxiety, self-harm, binge-eating.

By |April 19th, 2018|

This case study shows how important nutrition can be in the management of anxiety.

Kate struggled with acute anxiety for at least ten years. She recalls being anxious as a child too and struggled to remember a time when she didn’t feel this way.

In her early twenties she had self harmed and although she no longer […]

Autism: Why does my child only eat certain foods?

By |April 4th, 2018|

Selective eating and autism.
It is not unusual to find children with selective eating habits and it is very common in children with autism. Restricting food intake to a limited number of foods and refusing to eat other foods is a common issue in families with a child with autism. There is a complex interaction of […]

After Anorexia.

By |March 21st, 2018|

Recovery from anorexia is a delicate process. Even with a combination of medical management and therapy those who make a full recovery still walk a fine line between remission and relapse. It can be an ongoing battle.

In the years following recovery there are sometimes lingering health issues that are often overlooked. These issues can contribute […]

How to keep your brain healthy.

By |March 15th, 2018|

The incidence of early onset-dementia, depression, Alzheimer’s and brain-based disorders is increasing rapidly. Understanding what our brains need to remain fit and function well is a key element to remaining healthy into our old age.  What do our brains need to stay healthy and prevent deterioration?
Less inflammation
Inflammation in the brain has most recently been linked […]

Let’s talk about poo!

By |February 16th, 2018|

It’s not something people talk about much, if at all, but our poo can tell us a lot about our health. If you flush the toilet and never look back then this article is not for you. But if you’ve ever wondered what your stool can tell you about the inner workings of your body […]

Are you ready for the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Introduction Diet?

By |February 13th, 2018|

Are you following the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Protocol (Gaps)?

Are you ready for the Introduction Diet?

What is the Introduction Diet?

It is an intensive stage of the gaps protocol which is used to accelerate gut healing and improve progress. Despite it’s name, it doesn’t have to be done at the start of the protocol.

Who should do […]

Do I have SIBO?

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Are you wondering if you have SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)? Symptoms of SIBO can overlap with symptoms of other digestive issues, making identifying it harder.

So how can you tell if you have SIBO?

If there is bacterial overgrowth in your small intestine you will most likely have some of the following symptoms:

excess flatulence
bloating […]