Brett Hawes CNP

Brett is a first class honours graduate and long-standing faculty member of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition; one of North America’s premier educational institutes in the natural healing arts. In addition to his Holistic Nutritionist designation he is also completing certification in Functional Medicine and has done advanced courses in Clinical Detoxification, Ayurveda, Energy Medicine, Body Talk and Iridology. He is one of only a handful of practitioners who has studied both applied Iridology and holistic Iridology. Consulting online via Skype and webcam and in-person at his Toronto office, Brett specializes in resolving complex and chronic health conditions.

Using the latest in functional medicine techniques together with trusted holistic analytical tools and a forward-thinking approach to healthcare, Brett works on uncovering root causes to stubborn health conditions. Holistic nutrition, innovative natural supplement formulations and the latest in healthcare technology all come together to deliver individualized health programs that work on root-cause resolution.

Brett has been interviewed by CTV, Global TV, the Calgary Herald and Toronto Observer; and has also done presentations for the National Women’s’ Show, the Toronto non-GMO Coalition and the Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture among others. He is considered an expert in the field of natural medicine and holistic health. Brett teaches Nutrition & the Environment and Nutrition & Health: The Fundamentals at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition

  • NE009 Nutrition and the Environment

    Based on an underlying philosophy that environments maintain and promote health and that individuals have a right to self-determination and self-knowledge, this course will present nutrition principles which promote health and prevent disease. Topics will consider the safety of our food supply, naturally occurring and environmental toxins in foods, microbes and food poisoning.

  • FN001 Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals

    An introduction to the principles of nutrition as they relate to health and to the prevention of disease. This course provides a framework for the study of the basics of nutrition including; micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), the energy-yielding nutrients (Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins), metabolism, digestion, absorption and energy balance. This course will also look at lipids in detail: their functions, classification, dietary requirements, digestion & absorption, metabolism and links to the major fatal diseases, heart disease and cancer.