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PAST WEBINARS

On Wednesday, October 20 IHN hosted a 1 hour webinar with Kathrin Brunner — in her kitchen—as we followed along in ours—to ferment “Lime Curtido Kraut” and look at its deeply therapeutic benefits. While fermentation has gained in popularity over the years, there are many misconceptions about how they impact our microbiome and improve health. Knowing which type of ferment would benefit which type of condition, is essential to recommending them successfully in clinical practice.

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On Monday, October 4, IHN hosted a 1 hour webinar with Olivier Barré to discuss the intrinsic thermal properties of food and body constitution. He introduced and discussed the different views between Western and Eastern food, and how the differences or similarities can be used to your advantage in meal preparation. Learn a new approach to meal prepping and cooking, and help your clients get faster results.

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On Tuesday September 21, IHN hosted a 1 hour webinar with Baljinder Chhoker. During this webinar, we explored the pathology and stats of different issues surrounding blood sugar imbalances that can be seen in practice. Baljinder shares his extensive knowledge of supplements and helps you learn how to do a comparison of the products, including Designs for Health, Alpha Science, CanPrev, Dr. Reckeweg, and others, and why one would be a better choice than the other, for the same condition, including herbals, homeopathics, and nutraceuticals.

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On Tuesday, September 14, IHN hosted a 1 hour webinar with Lisa Pitel-Killah. She asked, “Do you use hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) in practice?” When analyzing HTMA you may think that if minerals are “within range” this is ideal; but there is more to the interpretation than just that! Lisa shares groundbreaking insights into the analysis and epidemic of Copper Toxicity that will change the way you interpret results and take your clinical recommendations to the next level.

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On Tuesday, August 17, IHN hosted a 1 hour webinar with Paul Demeda where we learned that there are thousands of chemicals in our environment, and studies show that we have hundreds of toxins in our blood. Toxins have been shown to contribute to a wide range of health conditions—both physical and mental. Even though detoxification protocols have been used for thousands of years to help remove disease-causing toxins, people still worry that they are dangerous, unpleasant, or just don’t work. This one-hour webinar will help take the mystery out of detoxification, so you can stop worrying and start clearing.

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On Tuesday June 29 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Digestive Health Practitioner Masterclass Continuing Education course. We joined Brett to learn how to fuse gut health, lab testing, and holistic nutrition to improve autoimmune client outcomes. Autoimmune disease is a collective term that includes over 120 different diseases. Due to the chronic and complex nature, autoimmune disease presents unique challenges for practitioners. Functional nutrition interventions can uncover and resolve the root causes of virtually all autoimmune disease, as well as help move clients out of symptom-management and into remission.

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On Monday May 21 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Nutrition and Mental Health Continuing Education course. Paul Demeda unpacked the idea that what you eat affects how you feel and is accepted by significant numbers of the public and healthcare professionals alike. It’s a pillar of mental health that is well supported by current research. However, food and nutrients are rarely considered as a key strategy for supporting cognitive, behavioural, and emotional well-being. Mental health issues are predictably an ever-increasing problem in today’s world. The mainstream medical approach has issues with ineffectiveness and unpleasant side effects, which leaves many sufferers turning to the holistic approach for better solutions.

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On Wednesday May 19 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Understanding Genetics For Improving Health Outcomes Continuing Education course. Dr. Rahul Kushwah discussed why mapping the human genome has by far been one of the biggest achievements of this century and has truly opened the doors to personalized medicine. Our genetic makeup not only impacts our risk for developing diseases, but also how we respond to diet and lifestyle factors. As such, dietary and lifestyle changes need to be catered based on individual DNA for maximum efficacy. During this hour, he discussed how genetics can be utilized to offer personalized approaches to improve one’s health and potentially to reduce the risk of developing chronic metabolic disorders. Holistic nutritionists are in an ideal position to offer DNA based, personalized nutritional plans to their clients to help them achieve their health goals. Plus, you can stay ahead of the competition and offer personalized healthcare.

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On Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Nutritional Therapy and Chronic Pain Continuing Education course. Vanessa Peacock BA, BSc (Nutritional Medicine), RNCP/ROHP shared on the topic of nutritional therapy for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a painful condition afflicting about 2% of Canadians, a large number of whom seek nutritional and alternative, complementary medicine to improve their health. Learn about how this condition presents, what is really going on in the body, and which are the most effective nutritional therapies to help manage its symptoms and improve health and vitality.

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On Monday May 17 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Fermentation Foundations—Traditions and Trends Continuing Education course. Kathrin Brunner and Andrew Hodge, where participants followed along, made “Dilly Kraut”. During the lesson, they took an in-depth look at the deeply therapeutic benefits of fermented foods. While fermentation has gained in popularity over the years, there are many misconceptions about how they impact our microbiomes and are used to improve health. Knowing which type of ferment, would benefit which type of condition, is essential to recommending them successfully in clinical practice. Moreover, store-bought commercial versions are often misleading and lack the health benefits of those that are traditionally made.

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On Wednesday May 16 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Herbal Pharmacology and Plant Based Medicine Making Intensive Masterclass Continuing Education course. Dr. Fiona Smulders, ND shared her favourite herbal allies for stress, anxiety, and burnout recovery. We are exposed to many stressors in our daily life that take a toll on our energy, mood, and quality of life. Herbal medicine is a powerful tool that can help build resilience and regain energy and vitality.

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On Wednesday April 21 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Supplementation in Clinical Practice Continuing Education course. Dr. Baljinder Chhoker BSc, ND, CST, BT explores the topic of how unhealthy blood sugar levels occur when sugar levels in the blood are constantly elevated or lowered, often leading to Type 2 Diabetes, of which the incidence is rapidly increasing. Hyperglycemia increases the risk of many serious health concerns, including issues with the heart, kidneys, nerves and eyes. Baljinder removes the confusion out of choosing supplements available for blood sugar balancing and supporting other complications. He provided insightful and practical information by comparing the key supplements and how to safely and effectively recommend them to improve your own health and that of your clients. Explore the pathology and statistics of different issues seen in clinical practice surrounding sleep, stress, and anxiety. Baljinder shared his extensive knowledge of available supplements and helps you learn how to do a comparative of the products and brands—and why one would be a better choice than the other for the same condition, including herbals, homeopathic, and nutraceuticals.

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On Tuesday April 20 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Applied Endocrinology Continuing Education course. Linda Bazinet BSc, MSc brought us on a journey through the fascinating world of melatonin. Best known for its effects on sleep, melatonin is involved in much more. Described by Descartes as the “seat of the soul”, the pineal gland produces melatonin in response to nerve impulses from the optic tract via the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). This small hormone is mighty – not only is it key in circadian rhythm, but it also affects mood, fertility, and immunity. In addition, melatonin is a powerful antioxidant that can cross the blood-brain barrier and has neuroprotective effects.

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On Tuesday April 13 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Understanding Cannabis in Clinical Practice Continuing Education course. Dr. Shawn Meirovici ND covered material from his new micro course to educate the public. He covered the foundations of choosing and using common cannabis products from the recreational market as well as a look at strains, cannabinoids, terpenes, methods of administration, along with safety and dosing. This information is essential for those wanting to make an informed decision about their cannabis purchase.

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On Tuesday February 9 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar excerpt from their Understanding Lab Diagnostics in Clinical Practice Continuing Education course. Dr. David Duizer ND discussed disrupting metabolism and slowing metabolic rate, mental/emotional distress and disordered eating habits, and how popular weight loss programs often cause more harm than good. Sustainable, reliable and effective weight loss programs need to be individualized. This individualization comes from understanding how to properly analyze metabolism and calorie burning efficiency. David outlines a holistic approach to metabolism assessment and treatment. Through clinical laboratory and functional testing Dr. Duizer is able to determine high value targets for rapid metabolic improvements and efficient weight loss. 

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On Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1-hour webinar excerpt from their Applied Iridology in Professional Practice Continuing Education course. Robert Tomilson takes us on a journey through a fascinating exploration of the Iris and Sclera of the eyes. Observe how to detect weakness in the body long before it manifests as disease. Iridology is a quick, accurate, non-invasive, and painless method of health analysis through the examination of the iris and a perfect “marriage” with any nutritional practice. The iris consists of tiny nerve fibers known as trabecula that reveal the body’s constitution, inherent weakness, level of health, and the transitions that take place in a person’s body according to the way they live. Discover how a simple step-by-step process can not only give you deep insights into various health issues but also maximize your marketability and thoroughly impress your clients.

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On Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1-hour webinar excerpt from their Supplementation in Clinical Practice Continuing Education course. Baljinder Chhoker took the confusion out of choosing supplements—providing insightful and practical information by comparing the key supplements available for stress, anxiety and sleep. All people handle stress differently, some tense up, while others are able to maintain an easygoing demeanor. For those who find themselves about to crumble under the pressure of stress–losing their focus and clarity–their daily life gets severely impacted. You will learn how to safely and effectively recommend these supplements to improve your own health and that of your clients. The discussion includes exploring the pathology and stats of different issues surrounding sleep, stress and anxiety that will be seen in practice as well as how to do a comparative of the products, including Genestra, CanPrev, Dr. Reckeweg, and others, and why one would be a better choice than the other, for the same condition. Herbals, homeopathics and nutraceuticals are reviewed.

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On Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 PM ET IHN hosted a 1-hour webinar, where Brett Hawes shared the root causes that drive leaky gut and autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease is a collective term that includes over 120 known health conditions. While specific autoimmune diseases differ from one another, they all involve multiple symptoms orbiting around common root causes. Doctors usually rely on a handful of standard drug therapies geared toward symptom management with little focus on getting to the root cause. One of the main root causes of autoimmune disease is leaky gut. The presentation explained what leaky gut actually is, accurate detection methods, what causes it and how it is involved with autoimmune disease. Targeted dietary, lifestyle and supplement interventions that heal the gut, normalize the immune response and drastically reduce flare-ups was taught.

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On Wednesday August 19 at 7:00 PM ET IHN hosted a 90 minute webinar, exclusively for a peer to peer discussion. Brett Hawes shared the five main root causes that drive all autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease is a collective term that includes over 120 different diseases. Due to the chronic and complex nature, autoimmune disease presents unique challenges for clinicians – detecting root causes, identifying a therapeutic starting point, and developing a structured health road map being the most common. Clients are often burnt out and frustrated by the time they see a holistic practitioner. This is because standard treatment focuses on core areas like pain and inflammation management, steroid therapy and immunosuppressants, with little regard for root cause resolution. Brett discussed the five main root causes that drive all autoimmune diseases and to break the cycle to drastically reduce symptoms and flare ups, make significant inroads into managing and reversing autoimmune disease holistically and naturally. Brett shared his unique approach based on his “perfect storm” framework, teaching practitioners what core areas to home in on to get positive clinical outcomes.

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On Monday, June 15 at 7:00 PM ET IHN hosted a 1 hour webinar, where Andréa Proulx took a deep dive into thyroid lab testing. The thyroid is a sensitive gland that regulates many biochemical pathways affecting metabolism and weight, mood and energy, and optimizes many hormones including playing a role in fertility. Learn how common laboratory testing for thyroid function may not offer a complete picture of thyroid health and function. Andréa discussed a variety of thyroid tests and the potential pitfalls of interpretation of the results. Students and practitioners got a better understanding of what to look for on thyroid lab results and how to make more informed treatment decisions.

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On Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour Q&A with Dr. Shawn Meriovici ND. In this follow-up to his March 11th webinar, this interactive exchange will further explore the topic of Cannabis dosing and the different methods of administration. This Q&A is for you if (1) you are a health care professional, and (2) you have unanswered questions or want to know more after attending or watching the replay of, Dr. Meirovici’s March webinar, or (3) you have questions about Dr. Meirovici’s upcoming 4-week Continuing Education course, Understanding Cannabis in Clinical Practice. Dr. Meirovici’s March 11th webinar was made public, and is still available for replay on Youtube. This Q&A will not be available for replay, so you must register and attend live to benefit from Dr. Meirovici sharing his wealth of knowledge in this way.

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On Friday, June 12 at 11:00 AM ET IHN hosted a 1 hour webinar, where Vanessa Peacock sorted out the confusion surrounding diets, supplements, and the immune system, especially in the age of COVID-19. The webinar discussed the immune system, the organs involved, how it functions, which nutrients and supplements support it, and which ones can decrease it. The most important factors in the diet’s influence on the immune system were covered, as well as evidence for nutritional supplements (vitamin, minerals, herbs and dosing), in supporting optimal immune function.

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On Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar where Olivier Barré discussed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)—the cooking methods used and the implications of those methods on food properties. Students and practitioners will greatly benefit from the information presented, not only by incorporating the knowledge into clinical practice as well as applying the but also applying the for personal use. This lecture included examples on how to prepare the food and the benefits of this preparation according to TCM. How to achieve the desirable effects needed for clients was also discussed.

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On Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1-hour webinar where Angelo Greco dove into the importance of being in nutritional ketosis, the reasons why people will partake in this specific diet and the implications to health and wellness. From the main fuels utilized to the conditions in which being in ketosis will improve health, this lecture will cover the basics on how to properly apply this diet. Other topics that will be discussed include ketones used as fuel, macronutrient ratios and modifications to the diet, benefits of ketosis and the main foods consumed to promote ketosis.

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On Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour presentation, as Baljinder Chhoker took the confusion out of choosing supplements—providing insightful and practical information on how to enhance recovery from trauma, sports injuries and arthritis with supplements, for use for yourself and in clinical practice. With so many supplementation companies and each having similar products for various conditions, how do you choose the correct one for your clients? You will learn how to safely and effectively recommend these supplements to improve your own health and the health of your clients

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On Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour presentation where Shawn Meriovici explored the topic of Cannabis dosing and the different methods of administration. There are no precise doses or established uniform dosing schedules for products such as fresh marijuana, smoked/vaporized marijuana, or Cannabis oil. Naturopathic Doctor Shawn Meirovici has been counselling patients on the medical use of Cannabis for over 5 years. He will be sharing his experience and knowledge when it comes to establishing safe and effective doses for patients and how the method of administration influences patient response. This information is extremely valuable for healthcare practitioners working with patients using Cannabis and for individuals who may be using Cannabis themselves.

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On Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar with Dr. Rahul Kushwah discussing how genetics can be utilized to offer personalized approaches to improve one’s health and potentially reduce the risk of developing chronic metabolic disorders. Our genetic makeup not only impacts our risk for developing diseases, but also our risk for nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances, how we respond to physical activities, detoxification pathways, weight loss, hormonal metabolism, and a host of other factors. As such, dietary and lifestyle changes need to be catered based on individual DNA for maximum efficacy. Holistic nutritionists are in an ideal position to offer DNA based personalized nutritional plans to their clients to help them achieve their health goals. Moreover, this allows holistic nutritionists to stay ahead of the competition and offer personalized healthcare.

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On Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar on a journey through the fascinating world of melatonin. Best known for its effects on sleep, melatonin is involved in much more. Described by Descartes as the “seat of the soul”, the pineal gland produces melatonin in response to nerve impulses from the optic tract via the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). This small hormone is mighty – not only is it key in circadian rhythm, it also affects mood, fertility and immunity; in addition melatonin is a powerful antioxidant that can cross the blood-brain barrier and has neuroprotective effects.

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On Thursday​ February 6 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar​ on the Biochemic Tissue Salts, also known as The Cell Salts or Schuessler Salts. Edith Kunszt discusses the practical utilization of the Schuessler cell salts in nutritional therapy as a safe and effective modality for all life stages, including pregnancy and lactation, as well as an adjunct to complementary and conventional medical treatment. Students and practitioners will greatly benefit from the information presented, not only by incorporating the knowledge into clinical practice, but also for personal use. She will briefly discuss the history of Schuessler’s salts, methods of preparation, dilution, and dosage guidelines and focus on a few select Tissue Salts for nervous system and memory support.

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On Wednesday February 12 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1 hour webinar on Nutrition and Mental Health. Listen in as Melissa uncovers key considerations for holistically addressing mental health. Mental health is field that is radically changing as people are moving away from traditional methods and looking to natural solutions for managing mental health disorders. Greater understanding is being put on finding the root, biological causes of all mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, dementia and addiction as we begin to see these more as symptoms of an unbalanced body. Nutrient deficiencies, genetics, bio-types and inflammation must be addressed for improving mental health outcomes.

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On Wednesday​, January 22 at 7:00 PM ET IHN held a 1​ hour webinar​, with Robert Tomilson, as he uncovered iris markings indicating various gastrointestinal disorders, blood sugar imbalance and inflammatory conditions in the body. Studies have shown that 65% of all the nerves in the brain are connected to the eyes by way of the optic nerve, optic thalami and spinal cord. The iris consists of tiny nerve fibres​, known as trabecula​, that reveal the body’s constitution, inherent weakness, level of health and the transitions. Changes in the body’s physiology can be seen in the iris several years before disease can be detected medically.

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In November IHN hosted our fall Open Houses at all four IHN campuses. Those who were not able to make it asked if we could hold encore presentations of a few popular lectures through a webinar. We were more than happy to oblige! IHN’s founder will open the education followed by three faculty members from our campuses in abridged versions of their Open House talks where they share powerful course content that has been transforming lives and careers for 24 years!

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