Hector Reyes NNCP
Hector Reyes first started learning about herbs, acupuncture and folk remedies in his native country of Mexico. In 1996, he completed his studies in Nutrition at the Canadian Nutrition Institute where he became a Nutritional Consultant. Over the past 18 years, Hector has gained experience as a retail supplement manager, regional representative and trainer for herbal companies, trainer coordinator, and educational consultant. Working in the health food industry has afforded him the opportunity to attend many seminars, webinars, teleconferences, staff training sessions, and health shows which have all enriched his experience as a Nutritionist.
In 2006, Hector started his own consulting company, Yerba Professionals, which represented high quality health products for professional practitioners and health food stores. Recently, he received training in Bio-feedback software systems through BioMeridian and NanoSRT companies.
Hector believes that nutrition and supplementation play an important role in achieving overall health alongside the mindset that health is a whole unity of components which include food, environment, thoughts, and emotions as well as psychological, physiological, and spiritual factors. He is currently registered with CANNP (Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners) as a NNCP.
Hector teaches Nutritional Symptomatology and Preventive Health Care at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Ottawa Campus.
NS 003 Nutritional Symptomatology Part I
Understand the clinical assessment of nutritional status by interpreting physiological symptoms and their relationships to nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Learn the inter-relationships that exist between nutrients and how these play a critical role in determining optimal nutritional requirements. Students will develop foundational as well as specific protocols for balanced nutritional health. Students will understand how physiological symptoms reflect and determine one’s nutritional status. Students will learn the essential principles of biochemical individuality and how this plays a critical role in determining optimal nutritional requirements, specific nutritional deficiencies and toxicities.
PHC 005 Preventive Health Care
Nutrition is positioned as a significant factor in the prevention of many disease states. Learn how proper nutrition can protect against, reverse and/or retard many ailments including: osteoporosis, diabetes, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure, arthritis, cancer, anemia, kidney disease and colon cancer. Current research developments on phytochemicals, antioxidants and nutraceuticals will be explored.