Fauzia A. Reza
MA, CNP, NNCP / October 2012www.fauziaawanreza.com
Most memorable moment at IHN
I think that would be my first day at IHN. I was scheduled for an interview. The program advisor’s passion for nutrition oozed out during our conversation and made it easy for me to decide that this venture was worth a try.
Favourite class at IHN
Every single subject of study offered at IHN opened new doors of knowledge for me; it is therefore hard to pick a favourite out of such amazing courses. Perhaps the most fascinating one was Herbal Medicine. Studying herbal medicine was both fun and a source of knowledge. I learnt much with the teaching approach. In the very first session, we learnt the significance of spices and herbs that have traditionally been used by people of different culture heritages. I used to cook rather bland foods at home. No more. We switched back to traditional Pakistani meals that tend to be rich with spices like turmeric, cumin seeds, coriander and fenugreek, to name a few. Not only did the taste of food improve, it contributed to our overall health too. In my practice this has been one of the initial points of discussion with several of my clients from the Indian Sub-continent and the Middle East.
Currently doing in the field of Holistic Nutrition
One of my children has autism. I therefore have a special interest in working with special needs children. I have, however, found much success helping clients optimize their nutritional interventions for such diverse needs as weight management, management of diabetes, digestive issues, recuperation from heart and kidney problems and geriatric care.
In addition to one-on-one consultations in Mississauga, I use Skype, email and telephone for my nutritional consultations. As many of my clients are based in the Middle East and South Asia, I have developed a special interest in herbal medicine. To raise awareness and reach out to a larger number of parents, I volunteer with Autism Ontario, Peel Chapter. I am co-lead for Autism Resource Fair. I also am a member of Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the Peel Board. My aspiration is to raise awareness about the role of nutrition in improving the quality of life of special needs children.
When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.Dale Carnegie