The Academic Year Is Underway!

On Tuesday, September 14, we welcomed a new group of students into the Applied Holistic Nutrition diploma program. Pictured above in the top image, Olivier Barré is teaching Biological Chemistry to Vancouver campus, in-class hybrid students. Students enrolled at the Vancouver campus can opt to take classes solely online or join the hybrid model, which is the live delivery of lectures both in-class and virtually, simultaneously. The camera, live-streaming to students at home, is seen standing on top of its tripod near the front of the class.
In the bottom image, Linda Bazinet is teaching Biological Chemistry to our Online Eastern time zone students. This course can be daunting for some students, but if you have taken the course with either of these talented instructors, you know firsthand how fun learning biological chemistry can be! Understanding the chemical aspects of nutrition with a particular focus on the macromolecules carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, sets the foundation for other courses such as Human Anatomy and Physiology, Nutritional Symptomatology Part 1 and 2, and Body Metabolism. 
Late September 2021 Start Or Early January 2022 Registration!

Join an enthusiastic group of students who just started their third week of classes! Depending on the exact date of your mid-semester registration, we will help you understand how and when you can plug into existing classes. We'll make it easy for you to start full-time or part-time now. Thinking about one class at a time? No problem. We are holding application interviews (program advising sessions) via Zoom to help you decide what works best for you. Once you are accepted you will receive a series of videos to support your onboarding. We have a full team to share insights from the orientation held for new students on September 11. We have several classes starting over the next three months that you could be eligible to join. This opportunity is for both our in-class and online programs. Contact us to discover which schedule best suits your transition to learning!

Learn More About Our In-Class and Online Program
In-Class Program:
Toronto—Jaimattie at / 1.416.386.0940 
Mississauga—Colleen at / 1.905.615.9090
Vancouver—Jennifer at / 1.604.558.4000
Ottawa—Hannah at / 1.613.680.9330 
On-Line Program:
Online ET—Jaimattie at / 1.416.386.0940
Online PT— Jason at / 1.604.558.4000 
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 Supplementation In Clinical Practice Con Ed Course!

On Tuesday, September 14, IHN hosted a 1 hour webinar with Baljinder Chhoker, as he takes the confusion out of choosing supplements. During the webinar, explore the pathology and stats of different issues surrounding blood sugar imbalances that will be seen in practice. Baljinder shares his extensive knowledge of supplements and helps 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.
Check us out on YouTube for Webinar Replays you may have missed!
View The Full Continuing Education Course List For 2021
Starts October 12, 2021 | Online | Learn More & Register
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“Be Careful What You Tell Yourself, You’re The Only One That Can Hear It”  
Elizabeth Papadopoulos was featured on the Self-Care Goddess Podcast. It’s a new podcast created by 2019 IHN graduate and valedictorian, Rita Savoia. In this engaging 37 minute discussion, Rita and Elizabeth, IHN’s Founder and Director, share their journeys with nutrition and self-care. A teacher, by training and nature, Elizabeth revealed her four favourite practices of self-care. Meditation, mindfulness, movement and make sleep a priority. Hear the personal story that awoke Elizabeth’s conviction in nutrition that heals. After a two-week elimination diet, Elizabeth accepted that “nutrition was for me, and I had that inward passion to show the world what it could do to turn your life around”. That passion became a practice that evolved into the launch of IHN in 1996. Elizabeth believes in her heart and soul that “nothing is more impactful than two things: what we feed our body and what we feed our mind”. Elizabeth has been a light for so many students and graduates, and we are blessed to witness her desire to change the world, one vegetable, and prayer at a time.
We Want To Share Podcasts Created By IHN Alumni!
Do you have any favourite CNP podcasts that you follow? If so, we want it on our radar! The best way to identify our amazing graduate community is from the work they've developed. Articles, authors, clinics, retreats, and more are coming up. But right now, we only want educational, diverse, holistic, healing, and health podcasts—all concepts welcome!
Send podcast links to Jen Casey at
Faculty Feature | Petra Sovcov
“Since I teach Nutrition and the Environment, a lot of the topics are very heavy. We speak a lot about the destruction of a sustainable food system and the impact of mankind on the health of our world. However, what I want students to take away from the course is that they can make a difference every day by leading by example and to explain to them how small, compassionate, and informed decisions really do make a global impact.”
We asked Petra what she loves about IHN and teaching her course: 
“I love that I can motivate students towards a positive learning experience and get them excited about their future as holistic nutritionists and good environmental stewards.

What I love about IHN is that the staff is incredibly supportive, well organized, and are always ready to listen when you have an idea.”
Teaching at IHN since 2019
Vancouver Campus & Online Pacific Timezone
Currently Teaching: Nutrition & The Environment

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A Natural Approach To Managing Chronic Pain

We all know we should eat more greens, but green light may also be advantageous! A December 15, 2019, article (6 minute read) from National Public Radio, “Researchers Explore A Drug-Free Idea To Relieve Chronic Pain: Green Light” by Will Stone, illuminates us on this topic. Though still in its experimental phases, users of green light therapy have seen a reduction in both frequency and intensity of their migraines. Stone writes “The results of the migraine study aren't published yet, but they build on a small but growing body of research suggesting a link between green light and pain.”

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Their origins have been traced to Mexico, as well as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Black beans offer a health-supportive mix of protein and fibre. They also contain several other key vitamins and minerals that are known to benefit health. The iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc in black beans all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure, and strength. Calcium and phosphorus are important in bone structure, while iron and zinc play critical roles in maintaining the strength and elasticity of bones and joints. We recommend these delicious, nutrient-dense Flourless Black Bean Brownies by IHN graduate Ashleigh Norris.

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

Kylie McGregor is the editor-in-chief at Well Daily, an online health publication that provides accessible, thoughtful, and inspiring content, based on the philosophy that eating well and feeling good should be simple. She hopes to share the knowledge she’s gained on her own journey, and encourage others to take control of their own health, wellness, and happiness.

Jason Yee practices nutrition with the Beyond Food Program, specializing in hair tissue mineral analysis, food intolerance testing, hormone testing, and more. He launched his career as a professional chef and transitioned to holistic nutrition after he resolved his personal health imbalances using nutrition. He is passionate about educating clients on culinary nutrition and how to create healthy meals for themselves.

Jill Jackson practices nutrition at TouchStone Health Clinic in Waterloo, Ontario. Her work with clients focuses not just on the importance of a healthy diet but also on the synergistic effect of considering lifestyle, environmental factors, and stress when creating a protocol. She specializes in digestive health, weight loss, sleep disturbances, energy, and stress. 

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