Martin Forde is President of the Irish Association of Holistic Medicine. He is a graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Martin is a member of the British Naturopathic Association and a Registered Naturopath. With extensive experience in full-time naturopathic medicine, Martin specialises in nutrition, the design of nutritional supplements, and Ki Massage Therapy.
He has been very active in promoting the cause of holistic medicine at both national and European levels. In 1991 and again in 2005 as I.A.H.M. President he addressed Joint Committees of the Dail and Seanad on the issue of food supplements licensing. He is a past chairman of the Irish Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and has represented the Irish complementary medicine industry in Brussels. He has actively contributed to the framing of EU medicines and food legislation.
Martin is a practitioner, both personally and professionally, and a lecturer on the nutrition diploma. He is a consultant and speaker to the health and fitness industry in nutrition, exercise and Ki energy. He practices weight training and is a training and nutrition consultant to Educogym internationally.