Monique Bassan, BSc (Hons), ND
Dr. Monique Bassan is a Naturopathic Doctor. In her practice, she provides compassionate care with an emphasis in preventative health. Her clinical interests include digestive, cardiovascular and women’s health as well as pain management. Her educational background includes a degree in Biochemistry-Biotechnology from Carleton University, a degree in Medical Radiation Sciences from the University of Toronto and a post-graduate degree in Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Monique has a strong belief in the power of education as the motivational force for improving and sustaining wellness, where the mind and body are connected. She loves inspiring her students with the application of biochemistry with nutritional medicine. Monique teaches Body Metabolism at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Toronto and Mississauga Campus’.
BM002 Body Metabolism
Nutrition is intimately linked with body metabolism. The goal of this course is to give you an understanding of what the body does with the food we eat. We begin with a detailed study of enzymes including the importance of vitamins and minerals. We then examine metabolic reactions used to obtain energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat as well as reactions used to rid our body of wastes such as urea and uric acid. The key role of the liver in metabolism will be emphasized throughout the course. Other topics will include digestive hormones, production of lactic acid, lipid carriers and the effects of low carbohydrate diets, including the effect on insulin/glucagon ratio, gluconeogenesis, ketosis and more.