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Peter worked in the pharmaceutical, biological and diagnostics industries for over 20 years. Living in Central Europe, Korea, Japan and China, he witnessed how different local diets led to different health outcomes. Compared to Europe, Koreans had only one-hundredth the risk of a heart attack. And China’s wonderfully varied regional cuisines were mirrored in different prevalence of digestive complaints like Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Peter returned to Ireland during the original SARS outbreak in Beijing, ultimately taking up where he’d left off as a Community Pharmacist. But he was struck by how lifestyles, and health had changed. There was a shift to health conditions that involved the immune system, mental health and digestion. Even the young – who should be enjoying optimum health – weren’t spared.
Working with his customers and patients, Peter began researching interventions that could dial-down or reverse ill health. The potential to better use food as medicine has dominated his research interests ever since. He established Nutricentric Healthcare in 2009 providing practitioner diagnostics that help guide and monitor dietary and health change.
Peter lives in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow