CNP, RNCP (Hons) / October 2006http://www.sexyfoodtherapy.com
Most Memorable Moment
I’d have to say that my most memorable moment at the IHN was during graduation day. We had a huge graduating class (both day and night students) and were fortunate enough to hear inspiring speeches from both valedictorians. Not to mention, Eva’s speech in particular was not only moving to me, but also to my parents! It was great to see everyone again and celebrate all the hard work that truly paid off in the end.
I can’t say I have a favourite course at the IHN, because I truly loved them all. Some of the ones that stick out are: Preventative with Murat, Herbal Medicine with Diane and the Holistic Prep Cooking Class with Patricia. Murat (aka. “Mr. Encyclopedia”) is incredibly organized and all of the courses he taught had me intrigued. Diane’s soft demeanour provided me with a wealth of knowledge on herbal medicine that it’s inspired me to take continuing education classes on the topic down the road. Patricia’s Cooking Class had us sitting outside on her patio starting off our meals with beet kvaas and enjoying chutneys, and flatbreads to name a few. The entire experience at the IHN was incredible!
Currently Doing in the Field of Holistic Nutrition
Melissa Ramos, CNP (Hons.), D.Ac. is the owner and founder of Sexy Food Therapy where she helps people emotionally eat, the right way through an East meets West approach. She is a Nutritionist and graduate from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and went on to further her studies in Chinese Medicine at The Institute of Traditional Medicine. Her business Sexy Food Therapy began as a blog where she attracted worldwide attention with her fun, attainable and sexy approach to health by being outside the industry norm with her high-heeled approach to health. Through this, she has successfully brought a relatable source of information to the masses and garnered a social media presence of over 4,000 followers/fans. In addition to the blog, she offers consultations, luxury retreats and even features an online shop with her own apparel.
She has been featured as Woman of the Week by Women’s Post Magazine and profiled in Reader’s Digest. Her media attention continues to grow with TV appearances and radio interviews from the Roger, Darren and Marilyn show to Virgin Radio with Mad Dogg and Billie. The Sexy Food Therapy column runs every Monday in Toronto’s evening publication, t.o.night newspaper and is currently being compiled into a book.