He's Back In The Saddle!
Sylva Sheridan returned last month and works virtually from his Ottawa office in IHN's Communications and Program Advising department. Sylva was part of IHN Ottawa’s first group of graduating students, completing the fulltime diploma program in 2016. He was immediately hired as IHN Ottawa’s Administrative Coordinator and Program Advisor. He was promoted to Campus Manager in April 2017 where he oversaw all operations of the campus, including Ottawa's Co-op and Continuing Education program. In May 2018, he returned to Carleton University to finish his undergraduate degree and pursue graduate school. Sylva earned his Master of Arts in Legal Studies in June 2021. We could not be prouder! He researched and wrote a thesis on the intergenerational effects of residential schools with special attention to the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the child welfare system. If you are interested in reading Sylva's thesis, let him know!

Syl (as we call him) works primarily with Julia Rickert and Hannah Rauhanen on IHN’s external and internal communications, social media, guest speakers, and Program Advising. He is thrilled to be back working for IHN (and seeing so many familiar faces) and to meet with new and potential students. Sylva firmly believes that IHN graduates play an instrumental role in supporting clients through advanced clinical nutrition practices, one avocado at a time!

Contact Sylva about:

• IHN This Week & IHN Weekly Digest
• Alumni Support
• Guest Speakers, Continuing Education
• Program Advising

Sylva can be reached Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Eastern.
Communications, Alumni, Social Media & Program Advising Inquiries: sylva@instituteofholisticnutrition.com
Helping Students & Graduates Find Work, Plan Their Careers

Current students seeking support moving into the profession, connect with IHN to discuss finding work to gain professional experience and put their new and existing skills to meaningful use. Many times this discussion is directly tied to the opportunities offered in our Co-op Placement program. Over the past 25 years, IHN has developed wonderful relationships with industry professionals and receive opportunities to share with our community. We have become a trusted source for employers by posting roles in our "IHN Weekly Digest" job board. We send out a list of openings to our students and graduates every two weeks. New jobs are added regularly in a variety of settings including clinics, spas, education, health food stores, research, writing and more. Want a career in holistic nutrition? We can help you get there. When you enroll as a part-time or full-time student, you will receive access to hundreds of opportunities each year. We promote roles based in Canada, the United States, and worldwide.

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Learn More About Our In-Class and Online Program

In-Class Program:
Toronto—Jaimattie at jaimattie@instituteofholisticnutrition.com / 1.416.386.0940 
Mississauga—Colleen at colleen@instituteofholisticnutrition.com / 1.905.615.9090
Vancouver—Jennifer at jquinn@instituteofholisticnutrition.com / 1.604.558.4000
Ottawa—Hannah at hannah@instituteofholisticnutrition.com / 1.613.680.9330 

On-Line Program:
Online ET—Jaimattie at registration@ihn-on-line.com / 1.416.386.0940
Online PT— Jason at pa.pacificcampus@ihn-on-line.com / 1.604.558.4000 
Baljinder Chhoker Shares Material From The Con Ed Course
Join us Tuesday​, September 21 at 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT for a 1 hour webinar, as Baljinder Chhoker takes the confusion out of choosing supplements. During the webinar you will explore the pathology and stats of different issues surrounding blood sugar imbalances that will be seen in practice. Baljinder will share his extensive knowledge of supplements, and help you learn how to do a comparison of the products, including Designs for Health, Alpha Science, CanPrev, Dr. Reckeweg, and others, and why one would be a better choice than the other, for the same condition, including herbals, homeopathics, and nutraceuticals.
Olivier Barré Shares Material From The Con Ed Course
Join us Monday​, October 4 at 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT for a 1 hour webinar, as Olivier Barré discusses the intrinsic thermal properties of food and body constitution. He will introduce and discuss the different views between Western and Eastern food, and how the differences or similarities can be used to your advantage in meal preparation. Learn a new approach to meal prepping and cooking, and help your clients get faster results.
An Excerpt From IHN's HTMA Level 1 Practitioner Con Ed Course!

On Tuesday, September 14, IHN hosted a 1 hour webinar with Lisa Pitel-Killah, where she shared groundbreaking insights into the analysis and epidemic of Copper Toxicity that will change the way you interpret results and take your clinical recommendations to the next level. Do you use hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) in practice? When analyzing HTMA you may think that if minerals are "within range" this is ideal, but there is more to the interpretation than just that!
Check us out on YouTube for Webinar Replays you may have missed!
View The Full Continuing Education Course List For 2021
Starts November 3, 2021 | Online | Learn More & Register
Alleviating Stress With Nutrition, Supplementation & Lifestyle Modifications

In this lecture, Sofia Pistrila explores the idea that what you eat affects how you feel, and is also well supported with research. However, food and nutrients are rarely considered as a key strategy for supporting mental health and alleviating stress. This talk will show you specifically how foods and nutrients support or compromise the way your brain works, and how you feel. You will learn the key foods and nutrients to use – or avoid – for improving mood, managing stress, and addressing anxiety and depression. In addition to addressing specific foods, this talk will detail natural supplementation and lifestyle interventions that will help reverse some of the symptoms of stress you may already have and also build your resilience for the future.
Optimizing Cognitive Function Through The Foods We Eat

Mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and dementia may not even be brain-based, according to University of Calgary Psychiatry Department Head and Scientist, Dr. Valerie Taylor. “It might actually be the gut that really is controlling a lot of these things through the many connections between your GI system and your brain,” Taylor shares in a May 21, 2021 Best Health Magazine article (3 minute read), “The Mind-Gut Connection: What You Need To Know.” Eating a diet consisting of fibre, probiotics, omega 3 fats, and fermented foods is one way to support the second brain, also known as the gut.

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While it might not give you Popeye-worthy biceps, you can still get your gains with this cool weather-loving leafy green. Native to central Asia, spinach is part of the Chenopodiaceae family and was discovered 2000 years ago. It was cultivated as a wild edible and it can be consumed either fresh or cooked. Spinach is extremely nutrient-rich and contains a variety of different vitamins and minerals, high amounts of carotenoids, folic acid, and iron. Spinach is a versatile vegetable that you can now incorporate into a nutritious breakfast with these Green Smoothie Waffles by IHN graduate Danielle Binns.

Enjoy the Recipe
IHN Graduates Making A Difference In Our Community!

Dallas Skopeleanos is the founder of Naked Nutrition, where she offers online nutrition consulting services. She is passionate about women’s health, specifically digestive and hormonal issues as well as the relationship women have with their bodies. Dallas created three programs to support her clients: Personalized Holistic Transformation, Digestive Wellness, and Back To Basics. These are designed for motivated women looking for a realistic, sustainable approach to improving their health. 

Tahlia Sage is the founder of Tahlia Sage Wellness and partner at Healing House Natural Wellness. Her coaching practice helps clients achieve their wellness goals by embracing functional foods and healthy lifestyle changes. Tahlia teaches Nutrition & Health: The Fundamentals, Nutrition through the Lifespan, and Nutritional Symptomatology Part 1 at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Vancouver Campus.

Derek Simnett is the founder of Simnett Nutrition, an online nutrition consulting practice. He creates YouTube videos inspiring his 603k subscribers to reach their fitness and lifestyle goals through wholesome plant-based food and a natural approach to fitness and movement. Some videos have over 1 million views! Derek is passionate about fueling his mind and body through a vegan diet, and shares his knowledge through his eBook ‘Easy Vegan Muscle Meals.’

See the inspiring work of our graduates in the field of holistic nutrition!