Hi, I’m Debbie Dolan-Sweeney, C.N.C.

I founded MamaSweeney to help people get back to great tasting, nutrient rich, properly prepared food and to a healthier, more energetic and rewarding life.

With a special emphasis on fatigue, digestion and weight loss issues, the MamaSweeney wellness models interweave cutting-edge science and formal training with tradition and common sense, to fuel mind, body, and spirit.

Diet dramatically affects every aspect of the human body. A hundred years ago most people lived close to farms. They ate fresh, chemical free, farm-to-table food. Today, science and technology help feed many more people while exponentially expanding food choices. But the big gains have come with great challenges. Too many of us are disconnected from the food we eat and confused by clever marketing and misinformation. Too many of us are less healthy and less productive than we can be.

MamaSweeney personally tailored wellness programs and classes will instill confidence and inspire you to “feed” your best self.


I’m a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Professional, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and RESTART Instructor, double board-certified by the AANC and the NANP.

I graduated from Bridgeport University with a master’s degree in Health Sciences. My focus on healthy food became laser-like after the birth of the first of my eight beautiful children. My formal training is valuable, but my “secret sauce” is a well-seasoned blend of passion, practical experience and an intense work ethic suffused with boundless positive energy.

Prior to becoming a practitioner, I was fortunate to represent Team USA around the world as a professional show jumping equestrian. As an athlete, I learned that peak mental and physical performance were inseparably tied to diet.

Even as a child I understood the value of a healthy wholesome diet. My mom was way ahead of her time. She taught us the importance of nutrition and that "you are what you eat." She helped all of us in a large family understand that different age groups and activity levels require different nutritional strategies.


My training and experience allow me to tap into several nutritional treatments, but I specialize in three different complementary services – Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, RESTART, and The Nutritional Evaluation.

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a methodology used to recover and maintain the best health possible. FDN’s motto, “test don’t guess”, helps me help you break the often-frustrating cycle of “trial and error.” Together we’ll investigate and correct underlying causes of unwanted conditions including lifestyle, the environment and individual weak links in metabolism in order actually fix the health issues.

Part nutritional education, part sugar detox, part support group – RESTART is an empowering combination! It’s a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from sugar and processed foods. With a 3-week sugar detox built right in, the program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy, reduce inflammation and get rid of sugar and carb cravings.

The Nutritional Evaluation is a separate consultation, a comprehensive one-on-one look at how your body is digesting and using nutrients from food. Specialized diagnostic tools use your body’s own innate intelligence to assess your unique needs.


  • "I have tried many diets, lost weight only to gain it back again, and often found the diet just a miserable way to live! The RESTART® program is so vastly different; the education is the main reason that it works for me. Knowing why you should or shouldn't eat something is important and helps to make sense of why I should either avoid certain foods, or make sure that they are included. I have really enjoyed the program and plan to continue with it, I feel better than I have in an exceptionally long time, which is why I needed advice in the first place. I have also started to lose weight, which is a much-needed bonus, I'm eating a lot less than I was and yet, I'm never in need of a snack. There will obviously be times such as Family celebrations where I will be asked to provide the desserts and baked goods, and of course I will need to sample, but I no longer crave sweets, which is success! I will be recommending the program to all my struggling friends.”
    Samantha R.
    RESTART® Participant
  • Sleeping like a baby, clear skin, fingernails rounded and strong, significantly less inflammation, no digestive issues, outrageous amount of energy!”
    Carol K.
    RESTART® Participant
  • I'd been trying to lose weight for months. The Restart®Program helped me not just lose weight (finally) but change some bad habits. It taught me to be more aware of what I was eating and how to better balance my meals.”
    Robin P.
    RESTART® Participant


I’d love to speak to you about how optimal nutrition can dramatically improve the way you feel physically and mentally. Get in touch and let’s see what we can do together!

Please give me a call at (516) 992-4786

Email: debbie@mamasweeney.com