B.Ed, CNP, ROHP Graduation Date: October 2011www.brooklinfamilyhealthcentre.ca
Most Memorable Moment at IHN
The most memorable moment was when we introduced ourselves to the class and I realized that in the class of 35 I was the only male. I figured my life was coming into balance having spent 6 years at an all boys High School. Beyond that the Nutrition Fundamentals class with Murat Varadar was an intoxicating eye opener and full of memorable moments. So many things were effecting my life and health that were being outlined within the class that I instantly became hooked on learning as much as I could about what I was eating. I also remember being afraid to go home and eat anything out of my cupboard but that soon subsided with the knowledge of how the body can heal itself through nutrition and psychology. And of course changing my shopping habits.
Favourite Class at IHN
All the classes were rewarding and completely fulfilling to the point where I calmly and happily drove the 2 hour commute each day in anticipation for what I was discovering at IHN. If I had to single out any classes I would say ‘Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals’, for Murat Vardar’s knowledge and humour, Linda Bazinet’s ‘Body Metabolism’ class which taught me so much about what was actually going on inside of me and Josephine Zappone’s “Professional Skills Development” class where I learned to find my voice.
Currently Doing in the Field of Holistic Nutrition
I have become the “Nutritional Practitioner and Live Blood Cell Analyst” component of the Brooklin Family Health Centre in Whitby, Ontario. At the centre a person can have a complete health overhaul through nutritional and lifestyle guidance, chiropractic treatment, colonic hydrotherapy, herbal therapy, homeopathic and massage therapy. My role within it is to educate and provide nutritional guidance for those seeking optimal health.
I have also presented seminars to Industrial Company’s and within the Elementary School system educating both adults and children on the principles of healthy eating, roles and benefits of vitamins, minerals and fats in our diets. Watching peoples reactions to some of the amazing facts behind nutrition and knowing that I am triggering a spark of interest towards nutrition is what I thrive on most.
I am grateful to the Institute of Holistic Nutrition for providing a school to learn in, generating in me the desire to understand more and the chance to educate others in their personal journeys of health and knowledge. I am also grateful for introducing me into a community made up of my classmates, the faculty/administration and past graduates consisting of such incredibly wonderful and talented individuals who are doing their bit to make the world a healthier place for everyone.
“Let food be thy medicine & let thy medicine be food” “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” My new realization (and quote) “In the developed nations the most under nourished people are the most over fed.”Hippocrates (2nd Quote)