Nathalie Garcia is an October 2014 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Toronto, ON. Nathalie is a Nutritionist at Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and Jaya Integrative Health Centre as well as the Co-Founder of Better. Nathalie has taken what she has learned from her own experiences in practice and the feedback of fellow practitioners to create Better, a complete online client management platform that allows you to grow your practice and run it efficiently. The platform, which complies with information privacy requirements (PIPEDA and HIPAA), allows you to manage bookings, create and share forms & protocols, track client progress and much more. Better is available to try for free, with paid plans starting at $20. Nathalie and the Better team would like to offer fellow IHN grads a 20% discount on their monthly subscription. Check them out at or contact Nathalie directly at | Facebook

Alex Gellman is an October 2013 Mississauga campus graduate practicing in Toronto, ON. Alex’s Toronto practice, Guru & Associates Wellness Inc. has extended to a successful satellite office in Victoria, BC. Alex did her IHN Co-op with MD, Dr. Leora Marcovitz. She was given twenty-five patients to coach using only therapeutic food protocols for ten weeks. The success of these protocols now has Alex working with Dr. Marcovitz. In 2014 Alex was a keynote speaker for the Fibromyalgia Association. An obvious need emerged after meeting profoundly sick women, without hope. She began to treat twenty clients, free, for six months. She put them on a clean diet and used homeopathic to clear toxins. She initiated her own IHN Co-op, with three exceptional graduating students, for six months, in a pilot research study dedicated to Fibromyalgia. Alex has received collaboration from the research department at CCNM and Pascoe Canada for her next fibromyalgia research project planned for 2017. She has two upcoming transformational retreats in Victoria in 2017. Alex was a mentor with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario to coach new applicants in the rigorous application process. Alex is happier than ever as she changes clients’ lives within the full scope, and meaning, of a holistic practice. Her tag line is “Be Prepared To Be Set Free” | LinkedIn | Facebook

Jocelyn Jewell is an October 2001 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Whitby, ON. Jocelynn is the owner of Durham Regions largest health food store, TNS Health Food, and the newly opened organic restaurant, Lil Organic Kitchen. While at IHN completing her co-op with an Ajax health food store, she gained her passion for helping others and offering healthier food options. In 2002 she opened her own small health food store in Whitby and from there she carried her dreams to where she is today! TNS Health Food is a one stop health shop that carries an array of organic produce/foods, meats, GF items, vegan foods, cosmetics, supplements, sport nutrition, essential oils, bulked herbs, RO water and more… This coming year the health store will be expanding – and combined with the kitchen it will be over 12,000 square feet. The LOK (Lil Organic Kitchen) has a menu that is created to please just about everyone. Offering vegan, Paleo, wheat free, and organic beef options as well as a Cold pressed Juice and Organic Smoothie Menu. Jocelyn takes pride in supporting local/small businesses within the health food and farming industry. | Facebook

Karen Hong is an October 2016 Mississauga campus graduate practicing in Toronto, ON. Karen is the founder of The Healthy Canasian, a lifestyle brand pertaining to her self-identity as an Asian Canadian female. She looks to educate and inspire women to have a healthy relationship with food and exercise in a “balanced bodies are beautiful” and “inner beauty is humility and strength” approach. She has created a twelve-week online nutritional and coaching program called “No More YOYO” (launching in January) where she shares her knowledge and personal experiences as a former competitive golf and NCAA athlete and overcoming “perfectionist.” Karen has also built a successful personal training and group fitness called Fitness With Karen. Her mission is to inspire, empower and educate women on the importance of embracing their truest identity, and to “authentically be and believe in themselves” instead of conforming and comparing to societal expectations. Karen will speaking at nutritional and fitness workshops at various Goodlife Fitness for Women locations to promote the benefits of natural and holistic health and empower women to achieve a healthy ideal body image, positive energy and emotions. Her website will officially launch January 15, 2017! | Instagram | Twitter

Irina Hodorkovsky is an October 2015 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Toronto, ON. Irina is the founder of Irush Sweet Life – the holistic way. As a former sugar addict and someone who is very passionate about all aspects of health, her mission is to inspire and guide clients to reach their health and wellness goals, by returning the focus to the whole, simple, natural foods. Irina has a line of healthy alternative desserts for the Holiday Season! She is very excited to bring these beautiful raw cakes available for purchase, using only the high quality, clean, organic whole foods ingredients. Although Irina is only accepting holiday orders until December 23rd, please contact her for any dessert needs in the New Year. Various flavours are available; the cakes freeze well and can be enjoyed by everyone! They are dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free and taste just like cheesecake! | Facebook | Instagram

Michelle Lauer is an April 2016 Ottawa campus graduate practicing in Ottawa, ON. With Michelle’s background as a graphic designer and her recent graduation from IHN, she decided to marry her two passions to create her own company, The Nourished Nerd. The company’s goal is to educate, inspire and empower people to make more informed wellness choices. Through beautiful design, the Nutritious Nerd believes in making nutrition education accessible to everyone. Michelle is looking to spark conversations about where our food comes from and how it affects our body, mood & relationships. She hopes the more we talk about food, the more we empower ourselves and those around us to make healthier choices, which will in turn will make the world a much happier place. Her mission is to cultivate wellness, one nutritious design at a time! Michelle’s company donates $1 from every product sold to support The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre.

Shawnda Chambers is an October 2016 Mississauga campus graduate practicing in Mono, ON. Shawnda has her own practice, Food for Thought, which looks to inspire women to re-examine and reclaim their bodies after trauma, by teaching mindfulness eating practices. She is also a mother (of both children and chickens!) and writer. Her article, Letters of Forgiveness, debuted on and stayed on their top 25 articles list for months afterwards. The ripple effects quickly spread, empowering families to initiate their own healing by exploring the theme of forgiveness. This article was the inspiration for her memoir and first book, Think Nothing of MeIn The Hills Magazine brilliantly describes the book; “Betrayal is at the heart of this brave memoir. Her husband’s infidelity and the breakdown of their marriage unearths deeper pain from the author’s past – a childhood stolen by sexual abuse. Beautiful, dreamy prose draws the reader into the labyrinth of her psyche as she searches for a path to healing.” Look for Shawnda’s book at | Facebook

Rachel Molenda is an October 2016 Mississauga campus graduate practicing in Port Credit, ON. Rachel is a practitioner at The Root Natural Health Clinic in Port Credit, ON. After a short and stressful career in advertising, she decided to fully immerse herself in the health world, where she healed her own health issues and completed her studies at IHN. With each client at she works with, Rachel brings her simplistic, anti-diet, whole foods-based approach to help people find balance so they can thrive in their bodies as they once did. She does this by educating on the healing power of food, therapeutic supplementation, nutrition consultations, wellness talks and workshops. Since graduating, Rachel has taken on a number of corporate speaking engagements for Flynn Group of Companies, Saint Jude Medical and Mentor College. Alongside her career as a CNP, she is also a Freelance Social Media Strategist for health-based businesses such as Nud Fud and The Healing Cuisine. She will be teaching a Social Media 101 workshop for health-practitioners at IHN Mississauga on Thursday January 12, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. If you’re interested in joining, please RSVP to | | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Dawn Forsyth is an October 2013 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Stoufville, ON. Dawn is the director of Health on Main. Health on Main is dedicated to creating healthier communities, helping individuals and families lead healthier lives by providing quality vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies and natural foods along with customized nutritional protocols to encourage individuals to make healthier choices in order to maintain and achieve optimal health. Dawn combines her passion for Training and Development with her knowledge of holistic nutrition to create an emotional connection with clients educating them on true health. Through her studies and experience, she is especially passionate about digestive health, food allergies, weight management, and preventative measures to support and bring the body back into balance. Dawn works with clients to provide complete nutritional consultations, personalized protocols, grocery store tours, food combining techniques, lifestyle recommendations and emotional healing. Her priority is to support clients and encourage changes that are immediate, consistent and beneficial to the overall well-being of the client. Her ultimate goal is to empower clients to make better choices when considering their health. | Facebook

KRISZTINA MARSHALL NLP, CBT, CNP, Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
Krisztina Marshall is an October 2016 Vancouver campus graduate practicing in Vancouver, BC. Krisztina is the Founder and CEO of Heemang Emotional Wellness (Heemang is Korean for Hope). Providing Psychotherapy and Counselling for those who are struggling with emotional eating, eating disorders and obesity. Having suffered for more than fifteen years with an eating disorder, she has much experience in dealing with the various aspects of this very serious disease. Upon her recovery, she made a promise to dedicate her life to deliver hope and help those who are held prisoner by eating disorders. Krisztina also engages in public speaking and held workshops in various countries within Europe. She set up the very first Eating Disorder Support Group in Vancouver and North Vancouver. She is a passionate blogger; and currently working on two books that are soon to be published. She is a dedicated mother of 5 amazing children, and she hopes to inspire her clients to experience the possibility of a full recovery from their emotional eating and eating disorders. | Facebook | Twitter

Hiba Beyhum is an April 2014 Mississauga campus graduate practicing in Ottawa, ON. Hiba is the HR manager, Administrative Assistant and Holistic Nutritionist at Your Fit MindBody. She also works as a freelance Holistic Nutritionist, with her practice, Fit-Hib. Hiba focuses on educating, supporting, and leading her clients to a strong and vibrant mind and body transformation. Her philosophy is to work from the core of the problem to be able to achieve a healthy body and spirit connection. She works with clients of all ages by offering a health and nutritional assessment in order to enhance their weight loss goals, improve their health concerns, and increase their energy. Hiba promotes a stress free lifestyle and personalized meal plans that ensure wholesome and delicious options. Her goal is to help clients throughout their journey to better health and vitality. In her free time Hiba loves lifting weights, outdoor activities, and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes that are delicious and nutritious. | FacebookLinkedIn

Melissa Blackburn Borg is an October 2016 Toronto campus graduate practicing in the Durham Region and Peterborough area. After graduating Melissa launched her own practice Eat. Live. Thrive., where she works to rebalance her clients through nutrition, and get to the root of drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues and auto-immune disorders (website launching soon!).  In September 2016 Melissa joined the nutrition team at the Canadian Health and Recovery Centre in Peterborough, as a full-time Clinical Nutritionist.  At CHRC Melissa’s focus is on educating her clients on Nutritional Therapy as an integral part of addiction recovery and mental health through one on one sessions and weekly interactive nutrition classes.   Melissa works to help clients to understand addiction as a symptom, and looks to balance their bodies, through customized supplementation so they are less likely to return to addiction. Melissa has an upcoming retreat, The New You CREATING THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS, with Alex Gellman in February 2017 in Victoria, BC. She will be the Therapeutic Chef, cooking meals, snacks, and elixirs as well as leading some lifestyle classes, and providing personalized menu plans. | Instagram




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