“I worked with Ciara for several months and am very appreciative of how much she helped me. Ciara customized my program and set goals that were realistic. She was extremely knowledgeable and understood what I needed in order to accomplish my health goals. During our conversations I never felt she was judging me, she always spoke with understanding and encouragement. Ciara was always available via email, and responded promptly which made me feel supported in my journey to better health. Thank you, Ciara for being so awesome!”
"I highly recommend Ciara as an excellent resource for nutritional enhancements for practical everyday life. She is easy to talk to and always suggesting helpful changes to try. Ciara is a genuine investment in making improvements to your health and wellness!"
"Ciara is very knowledgeable, helpful and realistic when it comes to assisting clients meet nutritional goals. I was so happy to have found her at the beginning of my twin pregnancy - I feel more prepared to make the right choices for myself and my babies!"
"Eating healthy, acupuncture, walking and yoga...feeling so well that I postponed my knee-replacement surgery indefinitely!"
"As a professional in the health and wellness industry for the past 20 years, it is refreshing to find fellow colleagues with a passion for helping others the way Ciara does with integrity, compassion and presence. Ciara cares deeply about getting to the root of your imbalances and uses her knowledge and expertise to help you as an individual. I have referred many clients to her and her willingness and enthusiasm to work as a “team” for the good of each client is exactly what the new model of wellness needs to be modeled upon for keeping our future healthy. I highly recommend ORA Nutrition and Wellness."
"Ciara and ORA Nutrition & Wellness has provided me with personal guidance and information for a cleaner way of living. I have learned and implemented this info into our household living. We have changed our diets to clean, organic foods and feel much better day to day.
We now have much more awareness about making healthier choices, not only with our food, but our home environment and the products we use on a daily basis.
The classes offered were truly packed with information that can be used right away.
Meeting with Ciara weekly was very helpful to keep moving forward.
I highly recommend Ciara Starr Shea and ORA Nutrition & Wellness if you are looking to make positive, healthy changes in your diet and home environment."
" I been working with Ciara for a few years now. Through our work together she has taught me three main things that I now use in my day to day life.
1. Listen to your body. If something feels off, it is. Don't be afraid or embarrassed to talk about it.
2. Know what you are putting in your body. If you can't pronounce it you probably shouldn't eat it.
3. Changing the way you eat is a life commitment. It takes work.
Ciara has a wealth of knowledge that sometimes astounds me. She is no nonsense and kind and has led me on a path that has changed, not only my life, but the life of my whole family."
"ORA Nutrition & Wellness is my most trusted source for health concerns large and small. Ciara Shea cares deeply for all her clients and always takes her time to fully understand the roots of your health problem so that she can provide a custom tailored plan to lead you to a vibrant and healthful life.
I consider myself a healthy person, and still I seek Ciara's counsel regularly. Ciara understands that balance is key, and even the healthiest person can have a small imbalance that causes health problems.
Sometimes Ciara has an immediate and simple solution when I seek her advice, like an Epsom Salt bath, and sometimes she spends extra time researching the issue more thoroughly to give me the best possible recommendations for my situation.
In either case, I walk away more knowledgeable and empowered to make the best decisions for my own health!"
"In working with Ciara, I have learned a tremendous amount of information that has positively impacted not only my life, but the lives of my husband and two small children. Through her therapy, Ciara was able to determine that my liver was not functioning properly. I have since taken her expert advice and incorporated specific fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals to help my liver function as it should. I now have more energy and feel overall better. Ciara is kind hearted and compassionate and truly wants to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone she comes in contact with. I cannot recommend her expertise and services enough. She really is a gem."
"I thought I was eating healthy, yet I still had some health issues. Working with ORA, Ciara was able to identify deficiencies in my diet and add vitamin supplements for support. When sticking to these changes, I was able to see an improvement in my energy and digestion right away.
I always leave my appointments feeling completely informed and prepared to make the right choices for my health. I definitely recommend ORA as your best choice for improving your health with someone that will listen to your needs and truly help you."
"For me it was all about ACCOUNTABILITY! For years I dealt with symptoms of IBS, although never actually diagnosed with this syndrome. Like you I’m sure, I’ve read hundreds of articles and watched countless videos online about how to achieve better gut health or relieve bloating. And while there were minor differences in each approach, the message was the same…cut out certain trigger foods and make a lifestyle change, not a diet!
I had gone on and off trying the “diet” approach for years, but was never able to maintain consistency. Never wanting to miss out on an opportunity to experience a fun time with friends and family, where I would certainly indulge in food and drink (most often beer) that would bring on certain symptoms, it became a rollercoaster ride for me and my stomach.
When I decided to take control of it, and really make some changes, I asked Ciara for some advice and suggestions. This was not easy for me for two reasons… One, she is basically like family to me and letting someone in on something that I had been struggling with was difficult. Especially someone that close. I know it sounds weird because you should be able to share these things with those closest to you. But, I felt like I didn’t want to burden her with my problem. While my friends and family, Ciara included, were aware that I had “stomach issues” over the years, I don’t think that anyone knew the extent of it. So this was a big step and Ciara made it very easy and comfortable. The second reason was that I thought, “I know what I need to know, I’ve done my research. She’s going to tell me what I already know. I don’t need help”.
I put those two fears aside and decided to go for it. What a great decision for me. And the main reason, there was someone there to finally hold me accountable! Someone to check in and see how I was progressing, to see how I felt and offer assistance with any changes that I might need to make. Now it wasn’t about just letting myself down by slipping back into old habits, but also letting someone else down who is investing their time and emotion into your health as well.
There was never any feeling of pressure, and expectations were never set too high where I felt I couldn’t achieve them. Ciara asked for my input on my eating and drinking habits. She also used the results of the health survey to identify where my “problem” areas were (as I said earlier, I had done my own research and self-diagnosed some of this previously, but seeing results based on an extensive list of survey questions resonates a lot differently).
My experience thus far has been remarkable. By following specific guidelines and making a few sacrifices (some bigger than others) I no longer feel like I have to miss out on activities or experiences because I worry about my stomach issues kicking in. I know exactly what foods and drinks to keep out of my daily diet. And I don’t mean keep them out for a week or a month, but permanently. The feeling of anxiety, and always wondering what will I do if my stomach acted up while I was here or there, has gone away as well.
Having someone to turn to and lean on or ask advice, or just share a story of accomplishment is a great feeling. It’s a feeling that motivates you to not fall back into old habits. This is by far the most impactful part of my experience with Ciara. Accountability is key!!"