Dr. Larissa van As ND

Dr. Larissa van As is a naturopathic physician located in Burnaby & North Vancouver. Her practice focuses on chronic pain, women’s health & skin care. Prior to naturopathic school she competed at the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships in Ice Dance. Her own experience working with a naturopathic doctor on chronic injuries & nutrition ultimately inspired her to become a naturopathic doctor herself. Larissa teaches Nutritional Pathology and Human Anatomy & Physiology at the IHN Vancouver campus.

  • NP 07 Nutritional Pathology

    This course provides a thorough understanding in the study of the traits, causes and effects of disease, as seen in the structure and workings of the Human body. The course will focus on the several body systems, including the etiology of various disease states and effective recognition of the various nutritional factors involved with the disease process. Pathology and symptomatology of various conditions that will be covered include those that affect the digestive, gastrointestinal, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, musculo-skeletal, immune and nervous systems. Students will also learn proper terminology involved in identifying various disease conditions.

  • HAP 01 Human Anatomy and Physiology

    This course includes the study of normal anatomy and physiology of the human body, beginning with the structure and function of the cell and continuing with the organization of the cell into organs. Specific topics covered will be transport mechanisms, the lymphatic system, the gastrointestinal tract, the endocrine system and the reproductive system. The interrelationship between systems will be explored with a focus on integrative and homeostatic control mechanisms.