Nutritional Therapy & Chronic Pain CENTCF

Instructor: Vanessa Peacock, BA, BSc (Nutritional Medicine), RNCP/ROHP

This course is designed for Nutritional Practitioners, other allied healthcare professionals who work with clients with persistent pain, and individuals looking to increase their knowledge base of complex pain. The role of supplements and specific therapeutic diets in its treatment will be thoroughly explored. This 4 session long course will teach critical thinking skills for the care and identification of chronic pain, and explain the roles of other healthcare professionals in its multidisciplinary care. Recommendations for usage and dosage of nutritional therapies, special diets, and specific supplements, as well as the research on them and how they work, will be provided.

This course will cover:

  • The neurophysiology and development of complex pain
  • An overview of health conditions that involve chronic pain
  • The assessment and interviewing of different types of chronic pain
  • The role of nutrition and holistic care
  • Evidence-based recommendations
  • Available nutritional supplements and dietary protocols

FORMAT: Online, LIVE
LOCATION: Zoom Classroom
SESSIONS: 8 Tuesdays
DATES: Jan 31 | Feb 7,  21, 28 | Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
* no class Feb 14
TIME: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pacific
* Most of our courses begin in the evening (Eastern time, Canada) but since Vanessa is currently in Berlin, Germany doing her PhD, and is 6 hours ahead of our time zone, we are starting earlier to accommodate the time difference.
REQUIRED TEXT: The End of Pain: How Nutrition and Diet Can Fight Chronic Inflammatory Disease by Jacqueline Lagacé
FEE: 
$460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: 
$30 + HST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
January 26, 2023

SESSION 1 & 2
DATE: Tuesday Jan 31 & Feb 7
ADVANCED CONCEPTS:
Pain Neurophysiology and Pathogenesis; Pain Assessment and Multidisciplinary treatment
CONCEPTS: History of pain medicine and beliefs; Overview of the nervous system; Explanation of nociception and sources of nociception and inflammatory in the body; Overview of the role of common medications and other medical therapies used by those with chronic pain and implications for nutritional therapy; Introduction to how pain is assessed using questionnaires, observation, and interviewing; Explanation of Role of other allied healthcare professions in management of chronic pain; Overview of the role of other therapies used by those with chronic pain and implications for nutritional therapy

SESSION 3 & 4
DATE: Tuesday Feb 21 & 28
ADVANCED CONCEPTS:
Pain Assessment and Multidisciplinary treatment; Client care and differential understanding of pain types
CONCEPTS: Introduction to how pain is assessed using questionnaires, observation, and interviewing; Explanation of Role of other allied healthcare professions in the management of chronic pain; Overview of the role of other therapies used by those with chronic pain and implications for nutritional therapy; Different types of chronic pain; Client education on chronic pain; Recommendations for community resources; The Microbiome and pain; Genetic influences in pain

SESSION 5 & 6
DATE: Tuesday Mar 7 & 14
ADVANCED CONCEPT:
Specific Health Conditions Chronic Pain and therapy Part 1
CONCEPTS: Digestive conditions (IBS/IBD) and pain; Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Pain (low back, neck, and shoulders; Ehlers Danlos Syndrome; Nutritional Therapy and Herbal medicine for the above; Allied and complementary therapy for the above conditions.

SESSION 7 & 8
DATE: Tuesday Mar 21 & 28
ADVANCED CONCEPT: Specific Health Conditions Chronic Pain and therapy Part 2
CONCEPTS: Nervous system conditions (MS, Stroke); Central Sensitivity Syndromes (Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Migraine Headaches); Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS); Nutritional therapy and Herbal medicine for the above; Allied and complementary therapy for the above.

WEBINAR FOR THIS COURSE:

Tuesday January 10 2023, 2:00 pm Eastern
*watch for details in the IHN Weekly Digest, or if you are not an IHN student or graduate, please feel free to join our IHN This Week e-newsletter where you will get details about this webinar.

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

THE DAY BEFORE the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 8
— Digital Course Notes/PowerPoint Presentation Session 1 of 8
— Sessions 2 to 8 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the Friday that follows
— Recordings of each sessions is sent to registered students the following day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays (recordings) of the course with or without earning the Certificate of Completion. We can accommodate schedules on a case-by-case basis. If there is a test or exam scheduled, students must make an exception for attending LIVE on test or exam evening. If they are not able, students must make arrangements with the IHN administration to proctor the test or exam. If students do not need/want a Certificate of Completion the test or exam does not need to be written. For more information please contact Julia Rickert at julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

CAN’T ATTEND LIVE?

Even if you are within our time zones and still can’t attend the LIVE classes, you can learn through recordings sent directly to you the day after the LIVE class. You will be able to join the class online community group and have your emailed-in questions answered by faculty during the next class. You will have access to all of the recordings throughout the entire run of the course, and 30 days after the course ends. For more information please contact Colleen Smith at colleen@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Holistic Food Preparation—Around The World CEHFP | Spring

Instructor: Eva Cabaca M.Ed., CNP

In this post grad six session course, we will embark on an exploration of the possibilities to present world famous cuisines in a holistic way. All dishes will be fully vegan and completely free of processed ingredients. We will immerse in creative processes, concepts and ideas, and craft truly unique delicacies that will adhere to both holistic principles and world traditions. We will pay attention to detail, enjoy the experience, taking time to create masterpieces that will satisfy both the creative impulse and all the senses. Each class will explore a few advanced food preparation techniques or concepts to enhance your food preparation skills. An open mind, willingness to embrace new concepts and ability to work independently in your own space are key. Certain equipment, to borrow or buy (if you think you might want to own the piece) will be necessary, as specified. 

Every participant is strongly encouraged to invite their family members! Kids can watch and even participate in the background, to make this experience a fun family event. After you create the delicious dishes, you will be able to enjoy a unique lunch of the delights together. Recipes will serve four people. The cost of ingredients for each session, that may become your family Sunday lunch or dinner, will roughly run registrants $35-$40. 

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 6 Saturdays
DATES: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9 , May 28, Jun 4, 11, 2022
TIME: 2:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern / 11:00am – 2:00 pm Pacific
PRE-REQUISITE: HFP04 or equivalent
FEE: $340 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST 
REQUIREMENTS:  A home kitchen with basic equipment and utensils, willingness to buy your own ingredients, according to the list provided by the instructor prior to your start date, willingness to work in your own space, together with your loved ones if possible or desirable.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Mar 18, 2022
CLASS LIMIT:
Maximum of 8 Students
 
SESSION 1: Holistic Taste of Italy
DATE: Sat Mar 26

RECIPES: Lasagna with freshly-made gluten-free noodles, Grain-free pasta alla puttanesca, Crostata with berries and sunflower seed cream
ADVANCED CONCEPTS: The use of home-made gluten free flour mix, Grain-free live pasta and sauce, Grain-free pie crust, Dairy-free sunflower seed “cream” 
NECESSARY EQUIPMENT: VitaMix or a similar powerful blender or a grain mill, Rolling pin; pie plate; casserole dish, 8×8 inch or similar

SESSION 2: Holiday in Mexico
DATE: Sat Apr 2
RECIPES: Burrito bowl with millet and cauliflower polenta, Mole verde, Gluten-free vegan Capirotada – “bread” pudding
ADVANCED CONCEPTS: The many possibilities for substituting grains and breads, Ways to add more greens in the diet, Nutritional balance without heavy carbohydrates, Wholesome sugar alternatives
NECESSARY EQUIPMENT: VitaMix or a regular blender, A deep baking dish/casserole dish

SESSION 3: French Immersion
DATE: Sat Apr 9

RECIPES: Savoury crepes filled with spinach and sunflower seed “cheese”, Vegan quiche with chickpeas and veggies, Simple raspberry macaroons
ADVANCED CONCEPTS: Crepes made completely from scratch – no flour used, Equivalent protein source to whole egg and dairy, Dairy-free alternative seed “cheese”, Gentle baking with whole ingredients
NECESSARY EQUIPMENT: VitaMix or a regular blender, Casserole dish, 8×8 inch or similar, Titanium or similar non-toxic non-stick frying pan – this is an absolute MUST

SESSION 4: Best Of Eastern Europe
DATE: Sat May 28 
RECIPES:
Baked sweet potato latkes, Live borsch with cashew sour cream, Flourless steamed fruit dumplings.
ADVANCED CONCEPTS: The concept of baking instead of frying, Dairy-free alternative cream and sour cream, Flourless dough made from scratch.
NECESSARY EQUIPMENT: A blender – high speed or regular, a small electric coffee grinder, A large bamboo or stainless steel steaming basket.

SESSION 5: Eva’s Falafel
DATE: Sat Jun 4
RECIPES: Sprouted chickpea falafels, Almond tabouleh, Sugar-free sesame halvah.
ADVANCED CONCEPTS: Sprouting techniques, The expansion on grain substitutes, Wholesome satisfying sugar and flour free treats. 
NECESSARY EQUIPMENT: VitaMix or a similar powerful blender, a small electric coffee grinder.

SESSION 6: Holistic Tour of Edo
DATE: Sat Jun 11
RECIPES:
Live Maki with sprouted quinoa, Baked gluten-free tempura, Berry Awayukikan pudding with aquafaba
ADVANCED CONCEPTS: Sprouting techniques, Grain-free live maki filling as a substitute for rice, Baking in replacement of frying, Dairy-free alternative “cream cheese”, Whipping of aquafaba as a substitute for egg whites 
NECESSARY EQUIPMENT: VitaMix or a similar powerful blender, Electric egg white beater (helpful but not absolutely necessary), A sushi mat

NOTES:

— After you register contact Eva Cabaca by email or phone to discuss any food allergies, intolerance’s or sensitivities: livenutritionschool@gmail.com or 905-884-9112
— Begin each session with a clean and organized kitchen and have all of the ingredients, kitchen utensils, space and serving table ready.
— Prepare to be able to take notes while we are in the making!
— If you require a Certificate of Completion, prepare to send photographs of the foods created in each class, with a learning outcomes summary of 250min, 300 max words, before 10:00 am the next day, to Eva Cabaca.


ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

A week before the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 6
— Sessions 2 to 6 will be sent to registered students after the first class

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF THE EASTERN TIME ZONE?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you will be sending the images of your food preparations on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies 

Fermentation Foundations—Traditions & Trends CEFFT | Spring

Instructor: Kathrin Brunner, CNP

This comprehensive four session course will teach you how to ferment a wide variety of foods including fermented drinks, vegetables, hot sauces, vinegars and condiments. Each week you’ll ferment along with us step-by-step. Each session will explore different kinds of fermented foods and their health benefits. You’ll learn how to create flavours you love and how to best integrate these foods into your diet for optimal health. You’ll leave this course ready to ferment on your own and with the skillset to recommend fermented foods in your client work. Homemade fermented foods outperform probiotic supplements in numerous areas and are an excellent tool to promote health. Fermented foods have been shown to benefit digestive disorders, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory conditions, mental imbalances and a wide range of skin issues. However, knowing which type of ferment is best for which condition is essential. Understanding their therapeutic application is extremely beneficial for working with a broad range of nutrition clients.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE
*There is a possibility of an in-person gathering to share ferments pending the Covid-19 restrictions as the 5th unofficial session of this course!

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 4 Wednesdays
DATES: Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Eastern / 3:00 – 6:00 pm Pacific
FEE: $225 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST                                       
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 25, 2022
CLASS LIMIT:
Maximum of 30 Students

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

The week before the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 4
— Sessions 2 to 4 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the first Friday that follows
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Applied Iridology in Professional Practice CECIP

Instructor: Robert Tomilson R.BIE, RNCP

Iridology is an accurate, non-invasive method of health analysis through the examination of the iris. The iris consists of tiny nerve fibres known as trabecula that reveal the body’s constitution, inherent weakness, level of health and the transitions that take place in a person’s body according to the way he or she lives. This Dynamic, Comprehensive Certification course offers an in-depth array of iris analysis techniques such as German Constitutional iris analysis, Australian iris analysis, Dr. Bernard Jensen’s (North American) iris analysis, Pupil Tonus, Sclerology, and Rayid. Participants will learn to interpret physical conditions in relation to the iris, personality and thought/emotional patterns through the iris, sclera and pupil.

FORMAT:
Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 16 Tuesdays (48 hours)
DATES: Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, May 31, Jun 7
* No class on March 15 (March Break)
TIME: 6:00 – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:00 – 6:30 pm Pacific
FEE:
$870 + HST ($200 + HST non-refundable deposit due upon registration, balance due 1 week before course start date)
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $45 + GST                                       
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 10, 2022

SESSION 1
DATE: 
Tues Feb 15
CONCEPTS: Origin and development of the iris; Diagnosis; Chart development; Overview of the discovery by Igntz Von Peczeley to developments by Bernard Jensen; Topographical iris signs; The roots of disease and their causes; Stages of abnormal tissue in the body; Diseases of the eye; What iridology can reveal

SESSION 2
DATE: 
Tues Feb 22
CONCEPTS: Topographical iris signs (cont’d); An overview of the iris chart; Psychological and physiological brain markings in the iris and their interpretations

SESSION 3
DATE: 
Tues Mar 1
CONCEPTS: Psychological and physiological brain markings in the iris and their interpretations (cont’d); Stages of nerve supply depletion; Iris zones study

SESSION 4
DATE: 
Tues Mar 8
CONCEPTS: European colour analysis; Iris zones study (cont’d); Digestion, assimilation, elimination, nervous systems pathways

SESSION 5
DATE: Tues Mar 22
CONCEPTS: European colour analysis; Review previous studies; Common imbalances seen in the irides

SESSION 6 & 7
DATE: 
Tues Mar 29, Tues Apr 5
CONCEPTS: European “cloth” constitutions; Rayid (personality study)

SESSION 8
DATE: 
Tues Apr 12
CONCEPTS: European constitutions (cont’d); The process of the iris analysis’ The 14 most common ailments

SESSION 9
DATE: 
Tues Apr 19
CONCEPTS: European constitutions review; Case studies – iris signs and markings

SESSION 10 & 11
DATE: 
Tues Apr 26, Tues May 3
CONCEPT: Iris analysis (student photos); Pupil Tonus

SESSION 12, 13 & 14
DATE: 
Tues May 10, Tues May 17, Tues May 24
CONCEPTS: Pupil Tonus (cont’d); Sclerology

SESSION 15
DATE: 
Tues May 31
CONCEPT: Final exam review

SESSION 16
DATE: 
Tuesday Jun 7
CONCEPTS: Final exam; How to establish a successful practice

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

THE DAY BEFORE the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 16
— Sessions 2 to 16 will be sent to registered students after the first class
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF THE EASTERN TIME ZONE?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

YOUR CERTIFICATION

Iridology is not a government regulated modality in Canada or the U.S. and clients are not able to claim their Iridology sessions with their insurance benefits after seeing an Iridologist. However, Iridologists are free to operate clinical practices anywhere in Canada or the U.S. immediately following the course.

The C.Ir. designation given to each student that passes the course exam, is used to give credibility to their clients and show they have had extensive training in the study of Iridology from a recognized institution. The Iridology methods that are taught in the course are recognized in any country where Iridology is practised.

Nutrition & Mental Health CENMH

Instructor: Paul Demeda CNP

This course is designed to help practitioners effectively address mental health issues from a holistic perspective. Participants will examine the roles of diet, nutrients, environment and lifestyle as they relate to mental wellness, as well as the 20 key contributors to mental health issues that can be addressed holistically. Mental health issues that will be explored include anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. Participants will leave this course with comprehensive and usable course notes, evaluation tools and protocols and resources for professional practitioner collaboration to offer profound client outcomes.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 7 Wednesdays
DATES:
Dates in July 2023 Coming Soon
TIME: 6:30 – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Optimum Nutrition for the Mind by Patrick Holford
FEE: $460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TBD

SESSION 1
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Brain structure and function

SESSION 2
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Brain nutrients and their roles

SESSION 3
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: GI track & mental health; Brain toxins

SESSION 4
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Brain function confounders

SESSION 5
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Brain function confounders (cont’d)

SESSION 6
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Brain function modulators; Mental health conditions

SESSION 7
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Mental health conditions (cont’d)

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

THE DAY BEFORE the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 7
— Sessions 2 to 7 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the first Friday that follows
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Naturally Designed Pregnancy & Early Childhood CEPEC

Instructor: Alexandra Hurtado BA, CNP, ND

This eight-session course focuses on our body’s natural ability to design and nurture a growing baby. We examine a number of key reasons the body deals with infertility, how to track fertility and enhance it. We look at supplementation, what is safe and what is not. We examine each trimester; look at labour and delivery of a healthy newborn and finally, the stages of feeding. We will focus on the best nutritional approach using scientific research, resources, and sound holistic practices.

Alexandra Hurtado continues to shine as a Continuing Education faculty member with an expertise that has supported those who’ve taken the course both professionally, and personally! This will mark her sixth successful year running the program twice a year, at both campuses. A generous volume of practice knowledge of infertility and reproductive care will be shared to allow participants of the course to explain the body’s complex processes in ways that clients can understand, relate to and comply with practitioner protocols for favourable outcomes!

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 8 Wednesdays
DATES:
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 | Nov 2, 9, 16, 23
TIME:
6:00 – 9:30pm Eastern / 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific
REQUIRED TEXT: The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health by Dr. Sat Dharam Kaur ND
FEE: $460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + HST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sept 28, 2022

SESSION 1
DATE: Wed Oct 5

CONCEPTS: Fertility Basics; Reproductive cycle, menses; Contraception methods; Basal body temp; Charting; Ovulation; Conception

SESSION 2
DATE: Wed Oct 12
CONCEPTS:
Infertility; Definition; Testing; Contributing conditions; Hormone imbalances (male & female); Treatment options

SESSION 3
DATE: Wed Oct 19
CONCEPTS: Pre-Pregnancy Planning; Supplementation; Pre-conception diet/cleanse; Detoxing your environment; Lab tests; Myths

SESSION 4
DATE: Wed Oct 26
CONCEPTS: Pregnancy: 1st & 2nd Trimester; Month to month nutritional support; Troubleshooting early pregnancy; Embryology; Medical follow-ups

SESSION 5
DATE: Wed Nov 2
CONCEPTS: Pregnancy 3rd Trimester; Month to month nutritional support; Troubleshooting late pregnancy; Fetal development; Medical follow-ups

SESSION 6
DATE: Wed Nov 9
CONCEPTS: Labour & Delivery; Supplementation & nutrition; Troubleshooting; Developing a holistic birth plan; What to have ready for baby

SESSION 7
DATE: Wed Nov 16
CONCEPTS: Newborn Health; Reducing the toxic load; Supplements; Troubleshooting health issues in early infancy; Breast vs. formulas

SESSION 8
DATE: Wed Nov 23
CONCEPTS: Pediatric Nutrition Supplementation; Nutrition through the first year; Commercial vs homemade foods.

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

THE DAY BEFORE the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/PowerPoint Presentation Session 1 of 8
— Sessions 2 to 8 will be sent to registered students after the first class
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF THE OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case-by-case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Applied Endocrinology CEHAE

Instructor: Linda Bazinet BSc, MSc

In this seven-session course, we will focus on hormones and their role in health and disease. Hormones are important in controlling all body activities including growth, metabolism, coping with stress, sleep cycles, digestion and reproduction. Some hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, melatonin and DHEA are commonly supplemented while others can be stimulated by appropriate nutrition. Many diseases are directly or indirectly affected by hormones including diabetes, hypo/hyperthyroidism, osteoporosis as well as the growth of cancers such as breast and prostate. Other topics covered include ketogenic diets, environmental estrogens, PMS, menopause, BPH, and appetite regulation by leptin and ghrelin.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 7 Tuesdays
DATES: May 17, 24, 31 | Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
TIME: 6:30 – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific
PRE-REQUISITE: Human Anatomy & Physiology HAP01 or Equivalent
REQUIRED TEXT: Endocrine Harmony by David W. Rowland
FEE: $460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 10, 2022

SESSION 1
DATE: Tues May 17

MAIN CONCEPT: Introduction + Pituitary Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Define hormone; Describe difference between local and general hormones; List the roles of the pituitary hormones (Growth Hormone, ADH, Oxytocin, Prolactin); Describe how their secretion is regulated; Discuss the benefits/risks of supplementing with GH

SESSION 2
DATE: Tues May 24

MAIN CONCEPT: Thyroid Metabolic Hormones + Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Understand the thyroid metabolic hormones (TSH, Thyroxine, Triiodo thyroxine); Describe how thyroid hormone is synthesized; Describe how TSH controls T3/T4 secretion; List several roles of the thyroid hormone; Describe symptoms of hyper and hypothyroidism; Describe the importance of calcium regulation; List the roles of parathyroid hormone and calcitonin; List risk factors for osteoporosis

SESSION 3
DATE: Tues May 31

MAIN CONCEPT: Adrenocortical Hormones + The Adrenal Medulla
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Describe the roles of aldosterone and cortisol; Describe symptoms and treatment of adrenal fatigue; Discuss the benefits of supplementing with DHEA; Describe the roles of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the fight or flight response

SESSION 4
DATE: Tues Jun 7

MAIN CONCEPT: The Pineal Gland and Melatonin + Pancreatic Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: List the roles of melatonin; Discuss natural ways to increase melatonin and the supplementation benefits; Describe the roles of insulin and glucagon on metabolism; Describe the metabolic effects of ketogenic diets; Describe short-term and long-term symptoms of diabetes mellites

SESSION 5
DATE: Tues Jun 14

MAIN CONCEPT: Gastrointestinal Hormones + Male Reproductive Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: List the roles of Cholecystokinin, gastrin and secretin; Describe sperm formation; List the roles of testosterone; Infertility; Discuss risk factors, symptoms and treatments for BPH and prostate cancer

SESSION 6
DATE: Tues Jun 21

MAIN CONCEPT: Female Reproductive Hormones + Environmental Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Describe the roles of estrogen/progesterone; Describe oogenesis and stages of the menstrual cycle; Describe types of PMS and possible treatments; Describe polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); Describe changes that occur during menopause; List sources and health effects of environmental hormones

SESSION 7
DATE: Tues Jun 28

MAIN CONCEPT: Appetite and Energy Balance
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: List roles of leptin and ghrelin

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

THE DAY BEFORE the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 7
— Sessions 2 to 7 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the first Friday that follows
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

 

Cooking with Cannabis | Education & Culinary Application CECWC

Instructor: Shawn Meirovici ND

Cannabis has been used as a medicine for centuries, but only recently has cannabis become mainstream as a treatment option. This course will provide an overview of cannabis, how it works in the body, and how to make your own cannabis preparations with CBD. CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis, that does not have a psychoactive effect. Participants will learn about the different types of cannabis, the various ways to consume it, and the potential benefits and side effects of cannabis use. The course will also cover safety and dosage information, and participants will learn how to create their own CBD infused oils, edibles, and topicals using cannabis extracts.

FORMAT: In-Person and/or Online, LIVE
* The in-person, on campus format will run if we have enough registrants, if not the course will be fully delivered online

LOCATION:
18 Wynford Dr. Suite 514 Toronto, Ontario (Northeast of Don Mills Rd. & Eglinton Ave.) and/or a Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 2 Day Weekend Intensive (10+ hours of material)

DATES: Saturday November 19 & Sunday November 20

TIME:
Both days 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
* There is a 1 hour for lunch, and 1 short break per morning and afternoon session each day

FEE: $322 + HST

REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES/SLIDES: $30 + GST

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 14, 2022

MAIN CONCEPTS

—Understanding cannabis phenotypes and chemotypes
—A review of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids
—History of cannabis preparations and the science of extraction
—Create a Cannabis (CBD) Infused Coconut Oil for cooking and baking
—A review of how cannabis works through the healing power of the Endocannabinoid System
—A review of dose and safety
—Create a Cannabis (CBD) Edible and (CBD) Topical Salve

Saturday November 19, 2022: 

• Introduction to the course (5-10min)
• Cannabis the Plant, Drug & Medicine: exploring Phenotypes, Chemotypes, Cannabinoids and Terpenes (2-hours)
• Lunch Break (1-hour)
• History of Edible Cannabis preparations and the Science of Extraction (1-hour)
• Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil Practicum (2-hous)

Sunday November 20, 2022

• How cannabis works: The Endocannabinoid System (1-hours)
• Lunch Break (1-hour)
• Dose and Safety (1-hour)
• Topical and Edible Practicum (2-hours)

COURSE CULINARY MATERIALS

Students may have most of these materials and ingredients at home, but an average cost for each registrant is approximately $50

—7-10 grams cannabis flower
—Coconut Oil
—Pyrex glass measuring cups 500ml X2
—Cooking thermometer
—Fine Mesh strainer
—Heating element
—Spoon
—Cheese Cloth
—Granulated Sugar
—Unsweetened cocoa powder
—Milk or milk substitute
—Nut butter
—Kosher salt
—Old-fashioned oats
—Olive oil
—Beeswax
—Lavender oil
—Mixing bowl
—Glass jars or salve tins for storage
—Refrigerator

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING CANNABIS FLOWER

Cannabis flower can be purchased two ways in Ontario:

1. Through the Ontario Cannabis Store www.ocs.ca
2. By visiting your local cannabis dispensary (look for a government of Ontario sign in the window)

If you do not have a cannabis grinder, you may find it easier to purchase milled or pre-ground cannabis flower. There are many options to choose from so read the description and select something that resonated with you personally. A “bud-tender” at your local dispensary may also be able to guide you to a suitable product.

COURSE EQUIPMENT

Students can consider purchasing a single hot plate for $25 or borrow one for the weekend if you are registered for the in-class course

WEBINAR FOR THIS COURSE:

To Be Determined
*watch for details in the IHN Weekly Digest, or if you are not an IHN student or graduate, please feel free to join our IHN This Week e-newsletter where you will get details about this webinar.

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

The day before the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation for both days
— Recording of both days will be accessible for 1-month to registered students after the intensive ends

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays (recordings) of the course with or without earning the Certificate of Completion. We can accommodate schedules on a case-by-case basis. If there is a test or exam scheduled, students must make an exception for attending LIVE on test or exam evening. If they are not able, students must make arrangements with the IHN administration to proctor the test or exam. If students do not need/want a Certificate of Completion the test or exam does not need to be written. For more information please contact Julia Rickert at julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

CAN’T ATTEND LIVE?

Even if you are within our time zones and still can’t attend the LIVE classes, you can learn through recordings sent directly to you the day after the LIVE class. You will be able to join the class online community group and have your emailed-in questions answered by faculty during the next class. You will have access to all of the recordings throughout the entire run of the course, and 30 days after the course ends. For more information please contact Jenn-Marie Quinn at jquinn@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Supplementation in Clinical Practice CESCP | Spring

Instructor: Baljinder Chhoker BSc, CST, BT

This course will focus on the supplements available on the market and how to determine what to use clinically. With so many supplement companies, similar looking products, what should be used when will be thoroughly covered. We will discuss appropriate products for common health conditions such as inflammation, cardiovascular disease and hormone imbalance, and decipher between the many similar formulations for each. Dosing based on maintenance and therapeutic values will be discussed, as well as selecting between nutraceuticals, botanicals, and homeopathics. Many product samples will be provided to each student in this course who will be developing supplement protocols in their clinical practices.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 9 Wednesdays
DATES: May 18, 25 | June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | July 6, 13 2022
TIME: 6:30 – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific
REQUIRED TEXT: Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Michael Murray ND & Joseph Pizzorno ND
FEE: 
$460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES:
$30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 13, 2022

SESSION 1
DATE: Wed May 18

CONCEPTS: Introduction; Companies; Binding Methods; Labels, Dosages; Nutraceuticals, Herbals; Homeopathics, Gemmotherapy; Topicals

SESSION 2
DATE: Wed May 25

CONCEPTS: Vitamins; Magnesium; Essential Fatty Acids; Probiotics; Digestive Enzymes

SESSION 3
DATE: Wed June 1

CONCEPTS: Greens; Proteins; Sports Nutrition

SESSION 4
DATE: Wed June 8

CONCEPTS: Digestive Health; Detoxification

SESSION 5
DATE: Wed June 15

CONCEPTS: Cardiovascular Health; Diabetes Health

SESSION 6
DATE: Wed June 22

CONCEPTS: Inflammation + Trauma; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis

SESSION 7
DATE: Wed June 29

CONCEPTS: Stress; Sleep; Immunity

SESSION 8
DATE: Wed July 6

CONCEPTS: Women’s Health; Men’s Health; Weight Loss

SESSION 9
DATE: Wed July 13

CONCEPTS: Memory; Children’s Health

COMPARE THIS COURSE TO:

Therapeutic Nutrition and Supplementation in Practice with Vanessa Peacock

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

The day before the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 9
— Sessions 2 to 9 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the first Friday that follows
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Supplementation in Clinical Practice CESCP | Fall

Instructor: Baljinder Chhoker BSc, CST, BT

This course will focus on the supplements available on the market and how to determine what to use clinically. With so many supplement companies, similar looking products, what should be used when will be thoroughly covered. We will discuss appropriate products for common health conditions such as inflammation, cardiovascular disease and hormone imbalance, and decipher between the many similar formulations for each. Dosing based on maintenance and therapeutic values will be discussed, as well as selecting between nutraceuticals, botanicals, and homeopathics. Many product samples will be provided to each student in this course who will be developing supplement protocols in their clinical practices.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 9 Tuesdays
DATES: Oct 11, 18, 25 | Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Dec 6
TIME: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific
REQUIRED TEXT: Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Michael Murray ND & Joseph Pizzorno ND
FEE: 
$460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES:
$30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 27, 2022

SESSION 1
DATE: Tues Oct 11

CONCEPTS: Introduction; Companies; Binding Methods; Labels, Dosages; Nutraceuticals, Herbals; Homeopathics, Gemmotherapy; Topicals

SESSION 2
DATE: Tues Oct 18

CONCEPTS: Vitamins; Magnesium; Essential Fatty Acids; Probiotics; Digestive Enzymes

SESSION 3
DATE: Tues Oct 25

CONCEPTS: Greens; Proteins; Sports Nutrition

SESSION 4
DATE: Tues Nov 1

CONCEPTS: Digestive Health; Detoxification

SESSION 5
DATE: Tues Nov 8

CONCEPTS: Cardiovascular Health; Diabetes Health

SESSION 6
DATE: Tues Nov 15

CONCEPTS: Inflammation + Trauma; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis

SESSION 7
DATE: Tues Nov 22

CONCEPTS: Stress; Sleep; Immunity

SESSION 8
DATE: Tues Nov 29

CONCEPTS: Women’s Health; Men’s Health; Weight Loss

SESSION 9
DATE: Wed Dec 6

CONCEPTS: Memory; Children’s Health

COMPARE THIS COURSE TO:

Therapeutic Nutrition and Supplementation in Practice with Vanessa Peacock

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

The day before the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 9
— Sessions 2 to 9 will be sent to registered students after the first class

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF THE EASTERN TIME ZONE?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Blood Sugar Management in Clinical Practice CEBSM

Instructor: Jill Hillhouse BPHE, CNP, RNT

This course will help both new and established practitioners understand the foundational importance of blood sugar management in their clients. This course will examine the entire spectrum of blood sugar imbalance from hypoglycaemia to insulin resistance and diabetes and how it impacts every organ system as well as its role in all the main chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia. Symptomatology and targeted lab values will be assessed and applied in the development of comprehensive protocols and treatment plans that include food, supplements and lifestyle modifications.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 7 Tuesdays
DATES: TBD for 2022
TIME: 6:30 – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific
RECOMMENDED TEXTS:
The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution by Jill Hillhouse CNP with Lisa Cantkier
Diabetes Solution by Dr. Bernstein MD
Master Your Diabetes by Dr. Mona Morstein ND
FEE:
$460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TBD for 2022

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

The day before the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 7
— Sessions 2 to 7 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the first Friday that follows
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Clinical Detoxification CECDC

Instructor: Paul Demeda CNP

This course is designed to help practitioners effectively use detoxification to support health and wellbeing. Participants will learn the key mechanisms of detoxification by body organs and tissues, as well as body requirements for safe and effective detoxification. This course will include examination of sources of toxicity; foods, supplements and procedures that support detoxification; and detoxification protocols currently used by health professionals. Course content will be supported with clinical evidence and published research. Participants will leave this course with comprehensive, useable course notes. Step-by-step protocols and evaluations for assessing toxicity as well as other issues relevant to detoxification will clearly be outlined for use in clinic.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION:
Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 7 Wednesdays
DATES:
Dates in September 2023 Coming Soon
TIME:
6:30 – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Michael Murray ND & Joseph Pizzorno ND
FEE: $460 + HST
DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TBD

SESSION 1
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Introduction; Overview: detoxification systems, detoxification enzymes

SESSION 2
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Detoxification Enzymes: Phase 1, 2, 3; Variability; Introduction to Toxins

SESSION 3
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Toxin Exposure

SESSION 4
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Important Toxins; Assessments

SESSION 5
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Detoxification Protocols

SESSION 6
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Detoxification Protocols (ctnd.)

SESSION 7:
DATE: TBD

CONCEPTS: Detoxification Protocols (ctnd.)

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

THE DAY BEFORE the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 7
— Sessions 2 to 7 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the first Friday that follows
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Nutrition According to Traditional Chinese Medicine CENCM

Instructor: Olivier Barre PHD Biochemistry, TCM

This five session course provides students with a basic understanding of TCM principles and fundamental concepts. Students will learn to utilize the energetic properties of foods, by applying obtained insights into tastes, colours, herbs, and spices. By employing strategies involving concepts such as temperature properties, yin and yang constitutions, cooking methods (effects on food properties), pathologies and treatments, students will understand and be capable to personalized meal plan to restore/implement healthy energy within their client’s body. These additional skills and tools will enhance the ability of a Holistic Nutritionist to design personalized protocols to help their clients reach their desired health and nutritional goals. This course also provides students an opportunity to work together with TCM practitioners to provide integrative care.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE
LOCATION: Zoom Classroom
SESSIONS: 5 Mondays
DATES: Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7 + 14 
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Eastern / 3:00 – 6:00 pm Pacific 
FEE: $375 + GST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $25 + GST
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Healing with whole foods by Paul Pitchford

SESSION 1: Fundamentals 1
DATE: Monday October 17, 2022

CONCEPTS: The origins and history of Traditional Chinese Medicine; The workings of Yin/Yang theory and its relationship to body systems; Introduction of the 5 Elements Theory as operating throughout the body

SESSION 2: Fundamentals 2
DATE: Monday October 24, 2022
CONCEPTS: The 5 Zang Organs and their roles, functions and implications in the body; How the Vital Substances (Qi, Blood) are produced

SESSION 3: Pathophysiology & Food Properties
DATE: Monday October 31, 2022
 
CONCEPTS: Etiology and Pathogenesis; Learn how the 5 Colours influence organs and body systems; Incorporating the 5 Flavours into meal preparation for optimal health

SESSION 4: Food Properties 1
DATE: Monday November 7, 2022
CONCEPTS: The intrinsic thermal property of food to impact Yin/Yang and how cooking methods are linked to hot and cold distinctions

SESSION 5: Food Properties 2
DATE: Monday November 14, 2022

CONCEPTS: Seasonal consumption of food to optimize health; Case Studies Examples, Q & A

WEBINAR FOR THIS COURSE:

To Be Determined
*watch for details in the IHN Weekly Digest, or if you are not an IHN student or graduate, please feel free to join our IHN This Week e-newsletter where you will get details about this webinar.

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

The day before the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with quiz dates and case study assignment
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 5
— Sessions 2 to 5 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the Friday that follows
— Recordings of each session are sent to registered students the following day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays (recordings) of the course with or without earning the Certificate of Completion. We can accommodate schedules on a case-by-case basis. If there is a test or exam scheduled, students must make an exception for attending LIVE on test or exam evening. If they are not able, students must make arrangements with the IHN administration to proctor the test or exam. If students do not need/want a Certificate of Completion the test or exam does not need to be written. For more information please contact Julia Rickert at julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

CAN’T ATTEND LIVE?

Even if you are within our time zones and still can’t attend the LIVE classes, you can learn through recordings sent directly to you the day after the LIVE class. You will be able to join the class online community group and have your emailed-in questions answered by faculty during the next class. You will have access to all of the recordings throughout the entire run of the course, and 30 days after the course ends. For more information please contact Jenn-Marie Quinn at jquinn@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies 

Understanding Lab Diagnostics in Clinical Practice CEULD

Instructor: Dr. David Duizer, ND

As a holistic nutritionist, you have the knowledge and skills to develop powerful protocols for your clients. However, to make your assessment truly holistic, you must have an understanding of diagnostic and laboratory tests. These tests provide valuable insight into the unique state of each client and offer an objective measure of client progress. This course covers the basics of blood, urine and saliva testing, including tests for liver, kidney and digestion, thyroid and adrenal function, lipid disorders, diabetes, heavy metals and more. Students will gain the knowledge to confidently interpret laboratory results and incorporate them into a holistic plan to increase health outcomes.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 7 Wednesdays
DATES: Feb 8, 15, 22 | Mar 1, 8, 22, 29
TIME: 3:00 – 6:00pm Pacific / 6:00 – 9:00pm Eastern
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic Tests (Canadian First Edition)
FEE: $460 + GST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TBD

SESSION 1
DATE: Wed Feb 8

MAIN CONCEPT: Introduction + Cardiovascular
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Introduction to laboratory medicine; Introduction to functional assessments; Introduction to the systems approach; Understanding the cardiovascular assessment – lipids, inflammation, glucose control, nutrient deficiencies; Conditions – high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack risk reduction

SESSION 2
DATE: Wed Feb 15

MAIN CONCEPT: Diabetes + Thyroid + Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Glucose, insulin, and continuous glucose monitoring; The complete thyroid panel, functional thyroid assessment; Blood, urine, and saliva hormone assessments – timing and interpretation; Fertility and pregnancy testing; Conditions – weight gain, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, PMS, low testosterone, menopause

SESSION 3
DATE: Wed Feb 22

MAIN CONCEPT: Digestive + Immune System
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Food allergy, intolerance, and sensitivity testing; Leaky gut testing, histamine, and diamine Candida Testing; Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis and GI Map; Ova and Parasites; Conditions – IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac disease, GERD, allergies, eczema, psoriasis

SESSION 4
DATE: Wed Mar 1

MAIN CONCEPT: Liver + Gallbladder + Pancreas
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Liver function testing; Gastric and pancreatic function testing; Conditions: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis, gallstones, chronic pancreatitis, functional elevated liver enzymes

SESSION 5
DATE: Wed Mar 8

MAIN CONCEPT: Adrenal + Kidney + Bladder
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Urinalysis, urine toxicology screen and basic renal functioning; Renal disease and renal function testing; Serum Chemistry – Electrolytes; Adrenal panels – timing, medium and optimization; Conditions: adrenal insufficiency, kidney infections, nephritis, polycystic kidney disease, bladder infections, anxiety

SESSION 6
DATE: Wed Mar 22

MAIN CONCEPT: Joints/Bones + Chronic Fatigue + Nutrient Deficiency Review
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Introduction to hematology; CBC, iron, B12, homocysteine; Vitamin and Mineral Testing; Heavy Metal Testing – Hair Mineral Analysis; Mold Toxicity Testing; Conditions: osteoporosis, muscle and ligament injuries, fatigue, depression, insomnia

SESSION 7
DATE: Wed Mar 29

MAIN CONCEPT: Neurologic + Cancer
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Neurotransmitter testing; Tumor marker assessments; Screening exams; Metabolism markers; Conditions: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, series of different types of cancers, MS, GB, MG

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

THE DAY BEFORE the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 7
— Sessions 2 to 7 will be sent to registered students after the first class, before the session
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF THE PACIFIC TIME ZONE?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert at julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies

Therapeutic Nutrition & Supplementation in Practice CETNS

Instructor: Vanessa Peacock BSc (Nutritional Medicine), RNCP/ROHP

This course helps practitioners make sense of the vast amount of research and public dialogue on therapeutic nutrition and supplementation. It is designed for health care practitioners interested in increasing their knowledge of using foods and supplements therapeutically. We will discuss the scientifically supported healing properties of each supplement and therapeutic/super food, their basic mechanism of action, and highlight the best evidence-based interventions for common health conditions they can improve and/or heal. Protocols will include recommendations for usage, dosages, interrelationships and interactions with other nutrients, and contraindications. Participants will learn which nutrients drugs deplete, which supplements can reduce these side effects, and what to look for in choosing quality supplements.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE
LOCATION: Zoom Classroom
SESSIONS:
8 Tuesdays
DATES: Apr 11, 18, 25 | May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
TIME: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pacific
* Most of our courses begin in the evening (Eastern time, Canada) but since Vanessa is currently in Berlin, Germany doing her PhD, and is 6 hours ahead of our time zone, we are starting earlier to accommodate the time difference.
REQUIRED TEXT: Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, by Michael Murray ND & Joseph Pizzorno ND
FEE: $460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + HST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 5, 2023

SESSION 1 &2
DATE: Tuesday April 11 & 18
ADVANCED CONCEPTS:
Topics in Supplementation; What to look for in general in supplements and Vitamin Supplementation; Mineral Supplementation and Drug Interactions
CONCEPTS: Issues/Controversy in the Supplement industry; What to look for in a supplement (source, excipients), and compliance issues; Overview of the functions of vitamins, health indications, and dosages: RDAs versus ODA; Food sources; Drug-Nutrient Depletions; Drug–supplement interaction; To supplement or not to supplement –absorption and toxicity issues; Overview of the functions of minerals, health indications and dosages: RDAs versus ODA; Food sources; Drug-Nutrient Depletions; Drug–supplement interactions; To supplement or not to supplement –absorption and toxicity issues.

SESSION 3 & 4
DATE: Tuesday April 25 & May 2
ADVANCED CONCEPTS:
Macro Nutrient And Digestive Supplements 2; Other Non-Nutrient Supplements; Other Non-Nutrient Supplements part 2 + Uses/Age-Specific Supplementation
CONCEPTS: Protein and Amino Acid supplementation; Fatty acid supplements; Digestive Enzymes and HCl replacement; Probiotics; Fiber Supplements; Collagen/Hyaluronic acid; Accessory Nutrients; Medicinal Herbs; Medicinal Mushrooms; Juicing/Green drinks; Superfoods; Pediatric supplementation

SESSION 5 & 6
DATE: Tuesday May 9 & 16
ADVANCED CONCEPT: Supplements/therapeutic diets for Specific Conditions
CONCEPTS: Barriers to treatment and Health Maintenance; Mental health disorders (Depression, ADHD, Autism, Addiction, Schizophrenia); Cardio/neurovascular disease/diabetes; Arthritis (RA, OA, Fibromyalgia)

SESSION 7 & 8
DATE: Tuesday May 23 & 30
ADVANCED CONCEPT: Supplements/therapeutic diets For Specific Conditions
CONCEPTS: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS, CD, UC); Lung disorders (Asthma); Endocrine disorders (Hypothyroidism, PMS, Menopause); Skin Disorders (Acne, Eczema); Obesity and Cancer

WEBINAR FOR THIS COURSE:

Tuesday March 21 2023, 2:00 pm Eastern
*watch for details in the IHN Weekly Digest, or if you are not an IHN student or graduate, please feel free to join our IHN This Week e-newsletter where you will get details about this webinar.

COMPARE THIS COURSE TO:

Supplementation in Clinical Practice with Baljinder Chhoker

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

The day before the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/PowerPoint Presentation Session 1 of 8
— Sessions 2 to 8 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the Friday that follows
— Recordings of each session are sent to registered students the following day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays (recordings) of the course with or without earning the Certificate of Completion. We can accommodate schedules on a case-by-case basis. If there is a test or exam scheduled, students must make an exception for attending LIVE on test or exam evening. If they are not able, students must make arrangements with the IHN administration to proctor the test or exam. If students do not need/want a Certificate of Completion the test or exam does not need to be written. For more information please contact Julia Rickert at julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

CAN’T ATTEND LIVE?

Even if you are within our time zones and still can’t attend the LIVE classes, you can learn through recordings sent directly to you the day after the LIVE class. You will be able to join the class online community group and have your emailed-in questions answered by faculty during the next class. You will have access to all of the recordings throughout the entire run of the course, and 30 days after the course ends. For more information please contact Jenn-Marie Quinn at jquinn@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Please review Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies