Dr. Matthew Nagra ND
Dr. Nagra is a Naturopathic Doctor dedicated to providing the latest evidence-based nutrition information to his patients and students. His clinical practice is based in Vancouver, BC. While his health journey began many years earlier, in 2018 he graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine after having completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology at the University of Victoria. Beyond his medical training, he is certified in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University and has written articles for Dr. T Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies while also volunteering for Nutritionfacts.org, an excellent source of evidence-based nutrition information. He is a passionate advocate of plant-based nutrition and believes we can take control of our health with a whole foods, plant-based diet. Dr. Nagra teaches Fitness and Sports Nutrition at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Vancouver campus.
FSN 013 Fitness and Sports Nutrition
The main focus of this course is the role of nutrition in fitness and sports. Methods are focused on where nutrition can help maximize muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility; through building muscle and reducing fat. Techniques for guiding athletes in proper nutrition in training, and effective methods to prevent dehydration and sports related injuries due to insufficient nutrient levels. Real case studies are examined, exploring leading methods & techniques in optimizing sports performance with proper nutrition.