Marilia Pereira

Marilia Pereira


Graduation Date:
April 2011

Most memorable moment at IHN
It’s so hard to pick just one moment, there are so many that make it one of the best experiences of my life!  From the first class I had  in Nutrition and the Environment just blew my mind and really set the precedence for what was ahead, to Nutrition & Health: The Fundamentals – I could not keep up and my mind was hungry for more information. I had to record a lot in the class. The instructor’s knowledge was not only scientifically in-depth, but also entertaining. Connecting to nature during the  herbal walks in the parks close by to school in Herbal Medicine and learning about all the amazing botanical plant medicine all around, to the very cool chemistry experiments in Biological Chemistry. Finally, gathering this life-changing journey into the valedictorian speech I delivered to our graduating class which was such an incredible honour.  IHN has a permanent place in my heart for all that it gave me to share with the world.  I am forever grateful to the amazing faculty, staff and fellow holistic nutritionists.

Favorite class at IHN
This is another tough one to pick, as all the classes at IHN are fantastic, science-based and valuable.  I would have to say that Nutrition and the Environment was one of my favourite classes, as it was the game-changer.  Being my first course, it really did put everything into perspective in the environment, and the impact of what we cannot control, versus what we can control by creating our own healthy environment internally and with the choices we make on a daily basis.  Learning about the importance of the soil which gives our earth life, and our bodies nutrition, when food is grown properly and honouring natural growing philosophies.  It was beautifully presented in such a grounding way that made you have a greater appreciation for health, and its connection to nature and the environment.

Currently doing in the field of Holistic Nutrition
I run a private nutrition consulting practice, Fleurish Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle. I also practice at Three Tides Wellness in Waterloo, ON. Working at this wellness clinic gives me the opportunity to connect with other like-minded health professionals, and learn from one another, as well offer my clients a variety of holistic health services to benefit their health in one location and connect to the community. In addition to consulting, I am always in the kitchen working on different recipe formulations to create meal plans, sharing health and nutrition tips on social media, and keeping up with the latest science-based research in nutrition, attending seminars and continuing education courses.

Contact information

Favourite Quote

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined!

Henry David Thoreau
Learn more about our amazing graduates!