Colleen is a 2016 North York campus First Class Honours graduate, currently working in Mississauga, ON. She is a trained chef graduating from George Brown College. Colleen also has expertise in Energy Medicine, Iridology, Clinical Detoxification and Advanced Herbal Medicine. Colleen is the Head Administrator at IHN’s Mississauga Campus. Colleen’s current passion is working on a community project, Thrive with Cancer, Holistic Expo! This boutique expo is aimed at supporting the Cancer Community, providing education, treatment options and preventative measures for those dealing with Cancer. The root of the event is to empower survivors and those suffering from cancer. The shock of a cancer diagnosis can lead to making treatment choices out of fear. This day-long event seeks to create a holistic toolbox of information that can guide people to support their cancer naturally. Colleen believes it is not just about getting your hands on copious amounts of information, but about getting the right information and about the right solutions, for each individual’s unique biochemistry. Making these choices with a supportive holistic health care practitioner can increase chances of success. The goal of Thrive with Cancer is to increase awareness and educate the public about practical changes to make right away, offer evidence-based holistic therapies available locally as well as expose attendees to traditional and new remedies, and resources. |

Loreta is a 2012 Mississauga campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. She is the founder of Focus Holistic Health. She graduated from IHN with a huge appreciation and respect for the vast amount of nutritional knowledge that she was exposed to. She continued to take many additional courses which increased her knowledge in the homeopathic and herbal realms. Homeopathic blends are now a mainstay at Focus Holistic Health. One of the biggest client challenges, as we all know, is getting clients to follow protocols for extended periods of time. This challenge has led her to the discovery that the client’s mind set is the most important element in determining if they will succeed or fail with their health goal. In wanting to know more, Loreta found Dr. Bradley Nelson and his book the Emotion Code. The Emotion Code is a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage, and a magnetic technique used to release emotional conflicts. The most important note in this book is that the severity of a person’s physical challenge does not indicate the degree to which its root cause is physical or emotional in nature. As these conflicts are addressed the mind and body become much more aligned and following protocols becomes much easier for clients. |

Crina is a 2010 Mississauga campus graduate, currently working in Toronto, ON. Crina has been involved with Mindfulness for a decade and have had trainings completed in person and by distance education with various organizations, including University of Toronto where she received the Certification of Specialist Mindfulness Meditation Instructor and Mindfulness Ambassador Council Program Facilitator. She now uses mindfulness-based tools and techniques to help her clients better cope with the stresses in their lives and boost their health. She has been teaching mindfulness to individuals, small groups and large organizations alike. As the proud owner of Health Flow Wellness Centre, a private practice in Mississauga, she runs a private group every week at the Salt Cave Wellness Centre and have been teaching at Trillium Hospitals until recently. |

Gabby is a 2014 Mississauga campus gradute, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. She first became interested in nutrition while completing her Kinesiology degree. She had always struggled with her health but failed to find answers with conventional medicine. After a few years of reading almost nothing but nutrition materials she decided to pursue holistic nutrition at IHN. She now works as a nutritionist and retail manager for Village Juicery, helping in their mission to increase access to organic plant-based nutrition and knowledge. Village Juicery is excited to announce they are now the first Certified Organic Juicery in Toronto! While their juices were always 100% organic, they are proud to have made it official, allowing them to further their mission of serving the highest integrity and most nutritious products possible. Gabby and the whole Village Juicery team always love to see IHN students and alumni come into their stores (almost all of us are IHN alumni or students!), so please introduce yourself when you come in! | @gabbyouimet | |

Joanne is a 2009 North York graduate, currently working in Toronto, ON. Her nutrition company Fruitful Elements specializes in providing services to individuals with disabilities, with specialization in neurological conditions such as spinal cord and brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.  In addition to her nutritional practice, Joanne has hosted and produced two national television programs focused on telling in-depth stories about Canadians with disabilities, the Gemini award winning CBC show Moving On, and Accessibility in Action. Joanne also teaches nutrition classes to individuals who are deaf/blind at The Canadian Helen Keller Centre. | |

Kate is a 2014 North York campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. While a student at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, she was inspired to work on a business plan to make health food mainstream: replacing the typical coffee shop fare of muffins, croissants and cookies with nutritious and delicious alternatives while also educating customers on the benefits of nutrient-dense food. After more than a year of planning and research, her ‘superfood snack café’ called nutbar is almost a reality. The all-organic café will serve extremely delicious and exceptionally nutritious food such as balls, bars, smoothies, toast and bowls, along with premium coffee and tea offerings. The first location is set to open summer 2016 in the Yonge and Summerhill area. In preparation for opening, Kate is searching for qualified candidates to work front of house at the cafe, educating customers on the benefits of whole, nutrient-dense foods and being great wellness ambassadors for the brand. If you or someone you know is interested in being amongst the first to be involved with a growing brand, Kate would love to hear from you. 

Marilyn is a 1998 North York campus graduate, working in Toronto, ON. She is the founder of the Toronto Dowsers, a premier Metaphysical, Holistic and Spiritual community, which began in 2000, as a small dowsing group. Today, this active international educational group features mostly monthly meetings, a well-known comprehensive newsletter, member’s library, workshops, instruction, resources, and activities of interest to the holistic community. Marilyn utilizes her IHN knowledge in articles written for the newsletter. The meetings, while social, have become the place to find out about concepts and modalities for likeminded colleagues to get together and share energy. The topics of the Toronto Dowsers meetings include Subtle Energies, Energy Medicine, BioGeometry, Egyptology, Kaballah, Mayan Cosmology, Sacred Geometry, Astrology, Vaastu, Healing the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Bodies, and more.

Rick is a 1998 North York graduate, currently working in Toronto, ON. writes, “I was in the very first class of IHN back in 1997, where there was a grand total of 4 people in our class. As a nutritionist, I have been specializing in sleep problems for the simple reason I had severe sleep problems for 18 years. I was able to solve them through completely natural means and thus my interest in a natural approach to health. As an activist myself, I often joke that I spend half my time trying to put people to sleep and the other half trying to wake them up! Here’s why. On September 11, 2001 the world was shaken by the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York. While I had some doubts about the official story of that event, it wasn’t until 2005 that I attended a presentation by producer Barrie Zwicker who presented a different point of view of 9/11. It was an eye opening experience and a defining moment in my life. I started to view world events in a completely different way.



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