Andrea Cullen is a Nutritional Therapist, Pharmacist, Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine, certified level I Metabolic EfficiencyTM training specialist (METS I-HMP) and functional medicine expert (Institute for Functional Medicine AFMCP).
Andrea has worked with Munster Rugby, Ireland High Performance Athletics, Irish rowing, Irish sailing, long-and short-distance European and World standard triathletes as well as some of Ireland’s leading athletes such as Sonia O’Sullivan, Derval O’Rourke, Paul Hession, Gillian O’Sullivan, Ailis McSweeney, and Eoin Rheinisch”
If you would like to read in more detail about Andrea, her work, Her clients, client testimonials and athlete feedback, and her philosophy on life and healing; please watch here; she has had quite the journey.
Andrea, who hails from Tipperary spent 9 years training, working, and studying in the UK, and returned to Ireland in 2003 to set up practice. She currently runs her A-C Health Solutions clinics by appointment from Annacotty, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
The clinic enjoyed its first expansion in September 2012 when Deirdre came on board as Andrea’s Personal Assistant and again in September 2013 when Emma joined as Nutrition Advisor. A-C Health Solutions are now a dynamic team of three, who’s mission is to help empower as many people as possible back to health.
Andrea enjoys giving seminars, workshops, and lectures to small and large groups of all ages, sports disciplines and health backgrounds; as well as getting involved with charitable work. Areas Andrea is most passionate to present about are the truths on medicine and health and why we really fall ill; how to heal chronic fatigue, IBS and other chronic gastrointestinal conditions; how are environment influences our health and what to do about it; how to eat; ante-natal and pregnancy nutrition; and she has a special passion for working with teens and youth athletes.
Andrea has more than fifteen years of experience in the health and medical industry and specialises in chronic health problems such as fatigue, chronic fatigue, myalgic encephalitis (ME), post-viral syndrome, and fibromyalgia; multiple sclerosis (MS); gastrointestinal complaints such as IBS, crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, gluten intolerance, and multiple food allergies; infertility and ante-natal support; child, infant and teen nutrition; the chronically fatigued athlete; youth athletes; sports injury recovery; skin health; heart disease; and weight loss and body composition optimisation 8 week transformational programmes (using world-renowned BioSignature Modulation programme developed by Charles Poliquin).
Here is a snippet of Andrea discussing detox for health after a seminar in Sweden back in 2010:
Andrea is especially on the ball at not only figuring out what the root causes of your health condition may be and the strategy to heal; but also to connect with and see you the person and not just the client. Please see here for a short blog written about Andrea on this topic: I see your light.
Within the sports world Andrea is respected as one of the best in the business, having worked with Munster Rugby for four years during which time they secured two Heineken Cup wins; Athletics Ireland High Performance division; Clare, Galway and Westmeath Hurling, and Galway Football teams; Irish rowing; Irish sailing; Limerick Swim club, and high-profile individuals such as Gordon D’Arcy, Sonia O’Sullivan, Derval O’Rourke, Paul Hession, Gillian O’Sullivan, Ailis McSweeney, and Eoin Rheinisch to mention a few. Andrea also regularly participates in charity work.
If you would like to read athletes testimonials please click on the link:
Andrea’s excellence and commitment in her field, as well as her caring and incredibly thorough approach has made her one of the most sought after Nutritional Consultants in the country.
Andrea combines many aspects of her skills and caring nature into what she describes as “intuitive functional medicine and applied nutritional therapy”, this combined with a pharmacy background permits integration of the holistic with the conventional when necessary; no stone is left unturned in the journey to returning the client back to optimal health or the sports person back to peak performance.
Andrea has a great gift for ‘just knowing’ what is up, and gets to the core of the problem whether it is medical, functional, nutritional, emotional or something more. At the core of her philosophy is to make a difference and to bring the message about healthy eating and the truth on health and medicine to as many people as possible; that health is a wealth we all can benefit from given the right tools and support.
To Andrea, every patient matters; and to see her clients shine in their own lives with vitality and exuberance is the very goal of Andrea and her team at A-C Health Solutions.