Lorraine Cooney, Registered Dietitian, BSc, MSc, MINDI
Dietary advice you can trust.

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Experts share their winter-beating tips: Flu vaccine, herbal tea and syrup can all help
Here’s my contribution – second person down! https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/fitness/stay-well-this-winter-with-the-neck-check-and-the-garlic-boost-1.3230739
Mummy Pages Live FODMAP Recipe Demo
So here I am doing mt debut cooking demo….let me know what you think! https://www.facebook.com/saved/?notif_id=1498239775669129&cref=52&notif_t=saved_off_fb
Gut Feeling Book Review from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation
Gut Feeing received a very favourable review from the Irish Nurses and Midwifes Organisation. Thank you! Read the full report here on page 29: INMO  
I made it into the Roscommon Hearald
Being a proud native of Co. Roscommon, this candid interview is one of my fav’s. See here!
Top Tips for Teachers who Suffer with IBS in INTOuch Magazine
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS can be a debilitating condition. You may even keep the fact that your have IBS a secret as the associated . . . Continue Reading
Celebrate Easter with these Low #FODMAP Very Chocolatey Beetroot Brownies
These little gems are dark, rich and ideal for EASTER! Keep to one portion so that you stay within the guidelines for beetroot (<20g per serving).  . . . Continue Reading
A very successful book lauch
The Gut Feeling Book launch was brilliant. I loved it. A career highlight. Compares to getting my Distinction award in my MSc Dietetics! Here’s the recap and three recipes that our guest sampled. Enjoy! https://www.gillbooks.ie/dear-reader/blog/gut-feeling-by-paula-mee-and-lorraine-book-launch-recipes
Cumin and Coriander Potato Patties
Here’s another recipe form the Gut Feeling Cook Book. They were one of the recipes chosen for sampling at our book launch and were basically . . . Continue Reading
Tandoori Chicken Bites
Soothe the symptoms of a sensitive gut with the low FODMAP diet. Gut Feeling, a new book written by two dieticians, Lorraine Maher and Paula Mee, contains over 100 . . . Continue Reading
Why I wrote a Low FODMAP Cookbook…
I think it’s a apt time to give you some background on why I wrote a low FODMAP Cookbook, Gut Feeling. This book has just . . . Continue Reading
Hear about Gut Feeling Cookbook on Sean O’Rourke Show
I was delighted to head into RTE on Thursday to discuss the new Low FODMAP cookbook and reference guide with Sean O’Rourke with co-author Paula . . . Continue Reading
Buckwheat Pancakes with Low FODMAP Toppings
I hope you are looking forward to Pancake Tuesday. Apparently us Irish folk will make over 12 million pancakes tomorrow! If you are following a . . . Continue Reading
How to Impress with a 3 Course Low FODMAP Meal on Valentine’s Night!
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Gut Feeling – new low FODMAP cookbook. Pre-order now!
Gut Feeling Delicious low FODMAP recipes to soothe the symptoms of a sensitive gut Lorraine Maher and Paula Mee You can now pre-order our . . . Continue Reading
Nut and Seed Balls
These are particularly moreish. 2-3 per portion per sitting is recommended. If you decide to choose almonds or hazelnuts, remember only 10 of either are . . . Continue Reading
Don’t Be Scared of Quinoa!
I have to admit I didn’t know how to properly say the word Quinoa until recently. I had to look it up! It’s ‘Keen-Wa”. Obviously . . . Continue Reading
FODMAP Friendly Hummus!
Have you been looking for a FODMAP Friendly Hummus? I often hear remarks such as ‘Oh I’ll miss eating hummus’ or “I’m having hummus withdrawals’ . . . Continue Reading
One way to use up those radishes in your fridge….
Come the end of the week my fridge looks sparse. I’m hungry and time is not on my side. I see some radishes lurking in . . . Continue Reading
Tofu Red Curry – FODMAP Friendly & Vegetarian
This curry was an experiment that turned out superb! The curry paste can be used with anything and can be stored in the fridge for . . . Continue Reading
Gut Check, Beating Bloating with Lorraine Cooney
January 13, 2015 Ireland AM In case you missed the Alflorex ‘Gut Check’ Clinic this morning on TV3 Ireland AM you . . . Continue Reading
Dietitian, Lorraine Cooney, to talk about bloating on TV3
January 12, 2015 Alimentary Health Alflorex with TV3 are involved in an exciting new health and nutrition information slot on Ireland . . . Continue Reading
Ray’s Nutrition Journey – Part 2 (Saving Ray)
Ray’s dietitian, Lorraine Cooney, from Real Life Nutrition gives you the insight into Ray’s journey from episode’s 3 and 4 of TV3 documentary ‘Saving Ray’. . . . Continue Reading
Ray’s Nutrition Journey, Part 1 (Saving Ray)
Ray’s dietitian, Lorraine Cooney, from Real Life Nutrition gives you a glimpse into Rays’ nutrition journey to date…..  It was an extremely brave move on Ray’s . . . Continue Reading
How to Get Started to Lose Weight for Good!
Are you a veteran ‘dieter’? That is, have you tried a low fat diet, a low carb diet, the high protein diet, replaced food with . . . Continue Reading
‘Saving Ray’ documentary starting on TV3, 8pm, Monday 15th September (I’m Ray’s dietitian!)
A DUBLIN man weighing in at 29 stone will attempt to save his life in just 12 weeks. Ray Adamson will do so with cameras following . . . Continue Reading
My top 10 snacks for anytime, anywhere!
Best go-to snacks Do you ever find yourself in a position where you are hungry and the snack in hand is the chocolate bar (or . . . Continue Reading
Update of Counterweight Services in Ireland
Counterweight Ireland provides evidence-based solutions for weight management. Counterweight, Counterweight Plus and Counterweight families are delivered by a network of twelve private Dietitians and in . . . Continue Reading
Self-Employed Dietitians of Ireland – updated list
Self-Employed Dietitians of Ireland (founded in 2008) SEDI. members’ contact details (March 2014) SEDI member #1. Niamh O’Connor BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics, Trinity . . . Continue Reading
Irish Food Product Review: Piemontese Beef
Ireland is a great agricultural nation with a reputation for the production of some of the best beef in the world. From my experience, many . . . Continue Reading
Christmas Indulgence – My 4 Pronged Survival Guide
Ah, the Christmas holidays! A time for giving and receiving, surprises and goodwill, parties and maybe a hangover, cold weather and woolly jumpers, over spending . . . Continue Reading
Top Food and Drink Choices for a Flatter Stomach
First things first, it’s not about going on ‘a diet’ (horray for that!). It’s about consistently making better food and drink choices. My clients reach . . . Continue Reading
Real Life Nutritious Stew
Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 tbs rapeseed oil 2 large onions, finely chopped 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped 500g round steak, cut into . . . Continue Reading
A Day in the Life of a Dietitian
What do you imagine a dietitian does? Do you evoke an image of being told of things you can’t eat (the nice stuff!) or things . . . Continue Reading
Quick and Tasty Meals in a Flash
Are your collection of cookery books gathering yearly dust on a shelf? You are not alone! Most of us have great intentions but are pressed . . . Continue Reading
PAUSE for Thought
Do you dread hearing the words The Menopause? Hot flushes, night sweats, forgetfulness, mood swings, low libido and thinning bones– it sounds more depressing . . . Continue Reading
Top Filling Foods
Eating healthily can take effort. When your busy busy work-life schedule is on full throttle your hunger cues can take a back seat. Then throw . . . Continue Reading