Welcome to our 2021 Continuing Education Certificate Courses
They are a wonderful way to upgrade your skills and keep abreast of current trends, research and applications in Holistic Nutrition. These courses qualify in meeting all upgrading requirements for both the IONC and CANNP. IHN’s doors are warmly open to all Holistic Nutritionists as well as other professional practitioners working in the diverse and exciting field of alternative and traditional medicine. We look forward to sharing an enlightening and enriching on campus experience. General participants with a strong interest in these advanced Holistic Nutrition topics are also welcome to enroll.
Holistic Food Preparation—Around The World CEHFP
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,
Fermentation Foundations—Traditions & Trends CEFFT
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.
FAT LOSS – Researched & Practical Applications to Live a LEAN Life CEFLA
This course incorporates scientific and logical approaches to losing fat the right way. It will distill the myths and hype surrounding this battle against body fat accumulation. Participants will learn the role macronutrients play in metabolism, fat cell anatomy, endocrine function, health markers that contribute to obesity, dietary manipulations that increase fat burning, exercise protocols, research based dietary weight management supplements and recipes and meal plans for a lean body.
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,
Homeopathy for Beginners CEHFB
Instructor: Edith Kunszt CNP, RNCP, ROHP, DiHom
This course offers abundant information about the practical applications of homeopathic principles and the utilization of the Twelve Cell Salts of Dr. W. Schussler. Students will study 50 commonly used homeopathic remedies to address imbalances of digestion, headaches, colds, coughs, allergies, female issues and first aid situations. The history and method of preparation and the utilization of Schussler cell salts will be covered in detail.
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.
Nutrition & Mental Health CENMH
Instructor: Melissa Blackburn Borg CNP, RNCP, ROHP
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.
Understanding Genetics for Improving Health Outcomes CEUGH
Instructor: Dr. Rahul Kushwah BSc. (Honours) Ph.D.
This course is intended to provide the tools that holistic nutritionists can use to deliver personalized healthcare to their clients, catered to their genetic makeup. Genetics plays a very robust role in nutrition, detoxification, weight loss and overall health and wellness. Genetics can be used not only to improve the health of the clients but also to develop DNA based nutritional plans that can potentially prevent the development of chronic diseases.
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,
Advanced Herbal Therapeutics CEAHT
Herbal Therapeutics looks deeply into disease conditions likely to be met in today’s world. Knowledge of advanced research along with well-established, traditional uses of plants will allow for participants to compound complete protocols for any illness, whether chronic or acute, even if never before encountered. Participants will be involved in discussion of real-life case studies and formulation of all aspects of treatment, with the emphasis on herbal combinations,
Understanding Cannabis in Clinical Practice CEUCC
Instructor: Shawn Meirovici ND
Cannabis is now part of everyday conversation. Your friends, family and clients will be reading, talking and eventually asking you about it. This four week, eight session course will equip you with the knowledge and critical reasoning skills to confidently respond to inquiries concerning cannabis and be able to point your cannabis curious clients in the right direction. You will leave this course with a solid understanding of cannabis the herb,
Supplementation in Clinical Practice CESCP
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.
Clinical Detoxification CECDC
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.
Blood Sugar Management in Clinical Practice CEBSM
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.
Energy Medicine CEEMP
This course explores practical applications of energy medicine, to be utilized for yourself and with clients in practice, including code of ethics for the practitioner who is learning how to work with subtle energies. The practitioner will learn how to better ground themselves, connect with their own Highest Intelligence within, and maintain healthy boundaries for self and with others. Course applications include muscle testing,
Energy Medicine CEEMT
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in Energy Medicine.
Instructor: Deborra Cameron
Energy Medicine explores practical applications for energy medicine, which can be utilized both for yourself and with clients in practice. The applications that will be taught include energy testing, distance healing, and the releasing of energy disturbances/blocks creating allergies, meridian testing and correcting imbalances. Within this course the practitioner will learn how to better ground themselves and connect to their own highest intelligence,
Herbal Pharmacology & Plant Based Medicine Making Intensive CEHPM
Instructor: Dr. Fiona Smulders B.Kin, ND
The practice of herbal medicine is both healing and transformative towards its practitioners and its patients. This four-day herbal intensive has been designed to deepen the Holistic Nutritionist’s knowledge of plant constituents, pharmacology, and medicine making using a fun and ‘hands-on-herbal’ approach. Building off of material from HM008, each session will focus on empowering your ability to formulate and create natural and effective herbal remedies for common clinical conditions right from home.
Nutrition According to Traditional Chinese Medicine
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.
Jumpstart Your Clinical Nutrition Practice CECNP
Instructor: Dr. Jessica Eastman, ND
Becoming a successful practitioner is about finding your voice, aligning your practice with your authentic values, and confidently grounding into your knowledge and expertise. This weekend intensive is designed to bridge the gap between student and practitioner for nutrition professionals who are embarking on the journey to build a clinical practice. This course will focus on conducting initial visits, assessing client conditions and needs, building logical and effective treatment plans,
Nutritional Iridology CENIC
Instructor: Diane Blackburn PhD, DNM, Cert. IIPA Iridologist & Instructor
The science and art of Iridology is based on the careful observation of one of the most complicated tissue structure of the body – the eye. It is estimated that some 200 differentiating signs may be charted in the individual iris. The goal of the science and art of Iridology is to understand the essence of a client, to get to the root causes of dis-ease or disease and to help him/her return to or maintain health.
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,
Therapeutic Nutrition & Supplementation in Practice CETNS
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.
Energy Medicine for Women CEEMW
Instructor: Angelika Bendrich CNP, Reiki Master
This course offers specific Energy Medicine tips and techniques for working with the female client. We focus on teaching your patient how to keep her energy flowing in healthy patterns as first resort, prevention of imbalance, restoration and maintenance of energy and hormonal balance. Receive hands-on healing exercises, practical energy medicine and intuitive development exercises. Whether you are interested in launching an energy healing practice or incorporate energy healing into the practice the curriculum offers in-depth,
Energy Medicine Level 2 CEEMP2
With foundation work laid out in level 1, this next level will expand a practitioner’s awareness to deeper investigate hands-on healing. This course will give you the ability to clear energy of the chakras and all areas of the physical body, as well as the ethereal energy fields. Practitioners will learn the power of added breath work to further support these hands on healing techniques.
Understanding Eating Disorders for Nutritional Practitioners CEUED
Instructor: Dr. Natalie Mulligan BSc, ND
As a holistic nutritionist, you will encounter clients with eating disorders or disordered eating tendencies in your practice. In this eight session course, you will learn about how to work with them so that you feel comfortable and prepared. We will examine a range of conditions from a macroscopic perspective, learning about the individual presentations of different behaviours around food as well as from a microscopic perspective,
Understanding Lab Diagnostics In Clinical Practice CEULD
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,
Optimal Client Outcomes – Applied Mindset Principles in Clinical Practice CEOCO
Instructor: Marlene Hynd CNP, NNCP
The goal of this course is to provide holistic nutritionists with practical tools to address the profoundly important, evidence-based, connection between mindset and physical health. Beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviours greatly affect stress physiology, which in turn impacts digestion, weight, immunity, mood, energy and much more. Help your clients become aware of their mind’s messages and understand how their limiting beliefs, thoughts and emotions are catalysts for lasting change.
Herbal Medicine Making CEHMM
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in Herbal Medicine Making Herbal Medicine Making runs once a year at the Ottawa Campus.
Instructor: Rebecca Graves CH, CH
Medicine Making is the skill that bridges herbal knowledge and the understanding of human health and well-being. Understanding the effectiveness of different modalities of herbal medicines, and when and how to use them, will allow students to achieve the best results in promoting healing and health for their clients.
Understanding Lab Diagnostics in Clinical Practice CEULD
Instructor: Dr. Andrea Proulx ND, RAc
As a holistic nutrition graduate, you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop powerful nutritional and supplemental protocols for your clients based on dietary and lifestyle assessments. However, in order to make a truly holistic and individualized assessment, it is critical to be able to understand and interpret laboratory tests. These tests provide important, and often crucial information that allows health care practitioners to scrape below the surface and uncover information that can help you make the best informed therapeutic decisions for your clients leading to the best possible outcomes.
Blood Sugar Management in Clinical Practice CEBSM
Participants receive a Certificate of Completion in Blood Sugar Management in Clinical Practice. Blood Sugar Management in Clinical Practice runs once a year at the Ottawa Campus.
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 hypoglycemia 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,