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 13, 20, 27 Mar 5, 19, 26 Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun 4
* No class on March 12 (March Break)
TIME: 6:30 – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific
FEE:
$870 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $45 + GST                                       
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2024

SESSION 1
DATE: 
Tues Feb 13
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 20
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 Feb 27
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 Feb 5
CONCEPTS: European colour analysis; Iris zones study (cont’d); Digestion, assimilation, elimination, nervous systems pathways

SESSION 5
DATE: Tues Mar 19
CONCEPTS: European colour analysis; Review previous studies; Common imbalances seen in the irides

SESSION 6 & 7
DATE: 
Tues Mar 26 & Tues Apr 2
CONCEPTS: European “cloth” constitutions; Rayid (personality study)

SESSION 8
DATE: 
Tues Apr 9
CONCEPTS: European constitutions (cont’d); The process of the iris analysis’ The 14 most common ailments

SESSION 9
DATE: 
Tues Apr 16
CONCEPTS: European constitutions review; Case studies – iris signs and markings

SESSION 10 & 11
DATE: 
Tues Apr 23 & Tue Apr 30
CONCEPT: Iris analysis (student photos); Pupil Tonus

SESSION 12, 13 & 14
DATE: 
Tues May 7, 14, 21
CONCEPTS: Pupil Tonus (cont’d); Sclerology

SESSION 15
DATE: 
Tues May 28
CONCEPT: Final exam review

SESSION 16
DATE: 
Tues Jun 4
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:
May 1, 8, 22, 29 | Jun 5, 12, 19
* No class on May 15
TIME: 6:30 – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Optimum Nutrition for the Mind by Patrick Holford
FEE: $510 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 26, 2024

SESSION 1
DATE: Wednesday May 1

CONCEPTS: Brain structure and function: Key concepts of brain health and mental health; Overview of brain structure and function; Key neurotransmitters – roles, promoters and modulators; The binary brain concept and relevance to mental health

SESSION 2
DATE: Wednesday May 8

CONCEPTS: Brain nutrients and their roles: Key brain nutrients and their roles in brain health including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, choleterol, amino acids; Fatty acid and eicosanoid metabolism and relevance to brain health; Basic brain health protocol

SESSION 3
DATE: Wednesday May 22

CONCEPTS: GI track and mental health—Brain toxins: Digestive health in the context of brain health and function; Dysbiosis, leaky gut, food sensitivities, brain toxins, food-derived opiates; Actions for addressing digestive tract issues

SESSION 4
DATE: Wednesday May 29

CONCEPTS: Contributing factors for brain function problems: Substances, contexts and conditions that have roles in the causation or promotion of brain and mental health issues including: environmental factors such as heavy metals and food additives; and metabolic factors such as inflammation, blood-sugar management, homocysteine, immune function, HPA axis, and thyroid function

SESSION 5
DATE: Wednesday Jun 5

CONCEPTS: Contributing factors for brain function problems (continued)

SESSION 6
DATE: Wednesday Jun 12

CONCEPTS: Brain function modulators; Mental health conditions: Key brain nutrients, substances, and other factors that promote brain health and function; Common mental health conditions including: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia

SESSION 7
DATE: Wednesday Jun 19

CONCEPTS: Mental health conditions (continued)

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:
TBD for October 2024
TIME:
6:00 – 9:00pm Eastern / 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pacific
REQUIRED TEXT: The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health by Dr. Sat Dharam Kaur ND
FEE: $510 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + HST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TBD

SESSION 1
DATE: Wed Oct 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SESSION 8
DATE: Wed Dec 
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: Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 | Jul 2, 9, 16
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: $510 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 28, 2024

SESSION 1
DATE: Tuesday June 4

MAIN CONCEPT: Introduction + Pituitary Hormones
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: Tuesday June 11

MAIN CONCEPT: Thyroid Metabolic Hormones + Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism
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: Tuesday June 18

MAIN CONCEPT: Adrenocortical Hormones + The Adrenal Medulla
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: Tuesday June 25

MAIN CONCEPT: The Pineal Gland and Melatonin + Pancreatic Hormones
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: Tuesday July 2

MAIN CONCEPT: Gastrointestinal Hormones + Male Reproductive Hormones
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: Tuesday July 9

MAIN CONCEPT: Female Reproductive Hormones + Environmental Hormones
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: Tuesday July 16

MAIN CONCEPT: Appetite and Energy Balance
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: Contact julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com for details on sessions and questions

TIME: Two days 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
* There is a 30 minute lunch break, and 1 short break per morning and afternoon session each day

FEE: $422 + HST

REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES/SLIDES: $30 + GST

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: N/A

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

Day 1 To Be Announced 

• 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)

Day 2 To Be Announced 

• 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 8, 15, 22, 29 | Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 | Jul 3
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: 
$510 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES:
$30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2024

SESSION 1
DATE: Wed May 8

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

SESSION 2
DATE: Wed May 15

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

SESSION 3
DATE: Wed May 22

CONCEPTS: Greens; Proteins; Sports Nutrition

SESSION 4
DATE: Wed May 29

CONCEPTS: Digestive Health; Detoxification

SESSION 5
DATE: Wed June 5

CONCEPTS: Cardiovascular Health; Diabetes Health

SESSION 6
DATE: Wed June 12

CONCEPTS: Inflammation + Trauma; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis

SESSION 7
DATE: Wed June 19

CONCEPTS: Stress; Sleep; Immunity

SESSION 8
DATE: Wed July 26

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

SESSION 9
DATE: Wed July 3

CONCEPTS: Memory; Children’s Health

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

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

—  Zoom Login and Password
—  A copy of the Course Outline with test and assignment dates
—  Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1+2 (no front/back cover)
— The balance of the sessions, along with session 1+2, will be resent with IHN’s front and back cover, and Course Outline so the student has the entire printed package, amalgamated.
—Signing the Copyright Waiver gives registrants access to recordings for all of the session for two months after the course ends. The Copyright Waiver is in effect, in perpetuity

There will be a Professional Line Grab Bag available at the end of the course!

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 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 
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: 
$510 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES:
$30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 25, 2024

SESSION 1
DATE: Tues Oct 1

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

SESSION 2
DATE: Tues Oct 8

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

SESSION 3
DATE: Tues Oct 15

CONCEPTS: Greens; Proteins; Sports Nutrition

SESSION 4
DATE: Tues Oct 22

CONCEPTS: Digestive Health; Detoxification

SESSION 5
DATE: Tues Oct 29

CONCEPTS: Cardiovascular Health; Diabetes Health

SESSION 6
DATE: Tues Nov 5

CONCEPTS: Inflammation + Trauma; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis

SESSION 7
DATE: Tues Nov 12

CONCEPTS: Stress; Sleep; Immunity

SESSION 8
DATE: Tues Nov 19

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

SESSION 9
DATE: Wed Nov 26

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

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. Paul updates the current course material with stronger and more relevant content every year to make it tighter and more practical.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION:
Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 7 Wednesdays
DATES:
Sep 11, 18 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
* No class on Sep 25
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: $510 + HST
DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 4, 2024

SESSION 1
DATE: Wed Sep 11

CONCEPTS: Introduction and Overview: Detoxification and detoxification concepts; Detoxification systems, organs and tissues; Actions of detoxification enzymes

SESSION 2
DATE: Wed Sep 18

CONCEPTS: Detoxification Enzymes: Phase 1, 2, 3; Variability; Introduction to Toxins
Introduction to detoxification and detoxification concepts continued, individual variability in detoxification capacity; Introduction to toxins, effects of toxin exposures, important toxins

SESSION 3
DATE: Wed Oct 2

CONCEPTS: Toxin Exposure: Important toxins (continued); Assessing toxin exposures: general assessment of toxicity, toxin assessments from detoxification experts

SESSION 4
DATE: Wed Oct 9

CONCEPTS: Important Toxins; Assessing toxin exposures (continued)

SESSION 5
DATE: Wed Oct 16

CONCEPTS: Detoxification Protocols: Protocols for addressing general toxicity, heavy metals and other toxins; Examination detoxification protocols from orthomolecular and functional medicine detoxification professionals; Lymphatic system support and relevance to detoxification

SESSION 6
DATE: Wed Oct 23

CONCEPTS: Advanced and targeted Detoxification Protocols (continued)

SESSION 7:
DATE: Wed Oct 30

CONCEPTS: Advanced and targeted Detoxification Protocols (continued)

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

Understanding Lab Diagnostics in Clinical Practice CEULD | Winter

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: 8 Tuesdays
DATES: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 | Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024
TIME: 3:00 – 6:00pm Pacific / 6:00 – 9:00pm Eastern
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic Tests—Dr. David has the 4th Canadian edition in his practice but the text is in its 7th or 8th edition. All of the information that you need will be on the PowerPoint slides but it’s nice to have the digital or hard copy version as a clinical reference. You can buy most versions on Amazon.
FEE: $510 + GST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 30, 2024

SESSION 1
DATE: Tuesday Feb 6

MAIN CONCEPT: Introduction + Cardiovascular
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: Tuesday Feb 13

MAIN CONCEPT: Diabetes + Thyroid + Hormones
Glucose, insulin, and continuous glucose monitoring; The complete thyroid panel, functional thyroid assessment

SESSION 3
DATE: Tuesday Feb 20

MAIN CONCEPT: Hormones
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 4
DATE: Tuesday Feb 27

MAIN CONCEPT: Digestive + Immune System
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 5
DATE: Tuesday Mar 5

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

SESSION 6
DATE: Tuesday Mar 12

MAIN CONCEPT: Adrenal + Kidney + Bladder
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 7
DATE: Tuesday Mar 19

MAIN CONCEPT: Joints/Bones + Chronic Fatigue + Nutrient Deficiency Review
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 8
DATE: Tuesday Mar 26
MAIN CONCEPT: Neurologic + Cancer
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 8
— Sessions 2 to 8 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

Understanding Lab Diagnostics in Clinical Practice CEULD | Summer

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: 8 Thursdays
DATES: Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 | Jul 11, 18, 25 | Aug 1 2024
* No Class on July 4
TIME: 3:00 – 6:00pm Pacific / 6:00 – 9:00pm Eastern
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic Tests—Dr. David has the 4th Canadian edition in his practice but the text is in its 7th or 8th edition. All of the information that you need will be on the PowerPoint slides but it’s nice to have the digital or hard copy version as a clinical reference. You can buy most versions on Amazon.
FEE: $510 + GST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 24, 2024

SESSION 1
DATE: Thursday Jun 6

MAIN CONCEPT: Introduction + Cardiovascular
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: Thursday Jun 13

MAIN CONCEPT: Diabetes + Thyroid + Hormones
Glucose, insulin, and continuous glucose monitoring; The complete thyroid panel, functional thyroid assessment

SESSION 3
DATE: Thursday Jun 20

MAIN CONCEPT: Hormones
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 4
DATE: Thursday Jun 27

MAIN CONCEPT: Digestive + Immune System
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 5
DATE: Thursday Jul 11

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

SESSION 6
DATE: Thursday Jul 18

MAIN CONCEPT: Adrenal + Kidney + Bladder
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 7
DATE: Thursday Jul 25

MAIN CONCEPT: Joints/Bones + Chronic Fatigue + Nutrient Deficiency Review
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 8
DATE: Thursday Aug 1
MAIN CONCEPT: Neurologic + Cancer
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 8
— Sessions 2 to 8 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 Briski at julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

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