Nicole Di Nardo, CNP NNCP
Nicole Di Nardo is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Iridologist with experience working in natural health clinics both in Toronto and England. She is an honours graduate of The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners.
The founder of Nicole Nutrition, she counsels clients on a wide range of digestive disorders and stress-related conditions. She is also the in-house nutritionist for cardiologist Dr. Nicoletta Bonafede, counselling on heart-healthy diets and lifestyle.
Nicole specializes in therapeutic cooking and in helping clients take control of their health, starting in the kitchen. She teaches cooking classes at The Depanneur in Toronto and hosts corporate wellness seminars to companies large and small. Nicole brings her enthusiasm for clinical nutrition and healing foods to teaching Symptomatology part 1 and Comparative Diets at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s North York & Mississauga campuses.
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.
CD 011 Comparative Diets
This course provides information about the holistic principles of food dynamics and their application for optimal health and well-being. Students learn and assess the many therapeutic benefits and limitations of several alternative diet approaches including: low-fat diets (Pritikin and Ornish), high protein diets (Dr. Atkins, Protein Power, Zone, Carbohydrate Addict), Glycemic Index and longevity diets (Macrobiotics, Okinawa). Various vegetarian plans are discussed with an emphasis on understanding protein complementation and Natural Hygeine diets (Hippocrates, Fruitarian, Juicing). The course will also address general cleansing diets for caffeine, alcohol and nicotine detoxing. With the knowledge gained in this course students will be able to evaluate and design customized health-promoting diets and lifestyle programs for any individual.