Paul Demeda CNP
Paul graduated with a BFA from the Visual Arts program at York University. He has a Certificate of Achievement in the Teacher/Trainer of Adults Program at Centennial College. Paul holds a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition.
During his eighteen-year career in the design and marketing industry, Paul worked for many design studios and advertising agencies in Toronto, producing annual reports and a variety of complex print material. He incorporates his education and design experience as well as his past on-stage experience as a musician and performer into facilitating a well-structured, dynamic classroom experience. Paul has a nutritional consulting practice at the D’Avignon Digestive Health Centre in Toronto. As a nutritional consultant, Paul specializes in working with people who are facing health challenges. He helps his clients achieve optimal health by focusing on improving nutrition, reducing environmental exposures to toxins, and encouraging beneficial lifestyle choices. Paul became passionate about nutrition and helping others as a result of developing and successfully overcoming debilitating multiple chemical sensitivities. He brings that passion to his consulting practice and to his classes at IHN. Paul teaches Nutrition for Holistic Practitioners at Centennial College in Toronto as part of the Holistic Practitioners program. Paul teaches Preventative Healthcare and Nutrition & Health: The Fundamentals in the core curriculum program at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. In the Continuing Education Department of IHN Paul teaches Nutrition & Mental Health and Clinical Detoxification.
FN 001 Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals
An introduction to the principles of nutrition as they relate to health and to the prevention of disease. This course provides a framework for the study of the basics of nutrition including; micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), the energy-yielding nutrients (Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins), metabolism, digestion, absorption and energy balance. This course will also look at lipids in detail: their functions, classification, dietary requirements, digestion & absorption, metabolism and links to the major fatal diseases, heart disease and cancer.
Nutrition & Mental Health CENMH
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.
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.