Hi I'm Aisling O Kelly. I'm a nutritional therapist, naturopath, the owner of AOK Nutrition and the creator of The Bridal Box. I have a passion for all things nutrition and my area of expertise is in female hormones, health and wellbeing
I grew up surrounded by herbal medicine and naturopathy. This meant that nutrition wasn't something I learned about when I began my studies- it's something that I have been taught right from the very beginning.
I'm lucky that I had the opportunity to work in our family naturopathic clinic, Breath of Life. I've seen first-hand how much of an impact nutrition and simple lifestyle changes can have on health, as well as years of experience. In 2012 I began my own studies and in 2016 I set up my own clinic - AOK Nutrition.
In 2014, I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist, after completing a 3 year diploma in Nutritional Therapy from The College of Naturopathic Medicine. This included 1 year of Biomedicine studies, 2 years of Nutrition studies and also 200 hours of clinical practice.
I went back to CNM in 2016 and completed my diploma in Naturopathy, which allowed me to widen my knowledge of Chinese and Ayurveda medicine.
In 2020, I began my studies to become a Herbal Medicine Practitioner, which I am hoping to have completed by August 2022!
I am a member of NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland), the professional association supporting qualified Nutritional Therapists in Ireland. A qualified registered Nutritional Therapist is someone who holds a minimum 3 year diploma in Nutritional Therapy and is trained in basic biochemistry, physiology and pathology as well as 200 hours supervised clinical practice. I am fully insured and must comply with the NTOI requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Code of Professional Ethics & Practice.
When we were young, my mum who was working as a general + children’s nurse at the time, trained as a Herbalist + reflexologist and then took a leap of faith and left her job and opened her Naturopathic clinic Breath of life. So I was brought up surrounded by natural medicine. Having herbs, supplements and natural remedies in the house were the norm.
Now, don’t get me wrong, having pizza and chips with a compulsory side of broccoli used to drive me MAD - but now I get it and I understand the importance of balance.
I try to pass this knowledge on to all of my clients. You will never find me promoting quick fixes or 12 week programmes as my main goal is always to educate people so that they can keep it up long after they have had a consultation with me.
Aisling’s mum, Roisin, is the owner of Breath of Life clinic, set up in 1994 with the aim of alleviating suffering/illness and improving the patient’s quality of life. Aisling worked in Breath of Life for many years, where she got invaluable experience, before setting up Aok Nutrition.
Roisin’s clinic Breath of Life and Aisling’s clinic AOK Nutrition merged as a partnership in 2019 and over the years, they have helped many people to a better quality of life.