At the heart of Spiritual Nutrition is the understanding that there exists within each of us a symbiotic relationship between body, mind and spirit that, since the beginning of time, has forged our true identity. Throughout history, the wisest among us knew that true enlightenment was attainable when there exists a balance between the physical and the spiritual. When we nourish the body and the mind through proper nutrition and spiritual practice such as meditation, we feed our very essence and embrace our true potential. There is nothing we cannot accomplish.
Healthy living involves nourishing body, mind and spirit. I have learned that it is imperative to love your life, to treat your body right and to eat healthy foods, no matter what your mood. Let’s be real: we all do what we can do to the best of our abilities, and none of us are perfect. Eating properly and living well are challenges that are not always easy to overcome, and – trust me – it doesn’t happen overnight. I also believe that indulging in so-called forbidden foods is going to happen occasionally, especially during those special events like the holidays or other social celebrations. Do it without guilt. Being around family and friends while celebrating life and relationships is both sacred and a vital part of enjoying who we are. On these occasions, if you want to enjoy a delicious dessert, do so without feeling guilty. To beat yourself up or to feel as if you have in some way failed is counter-productive to our metabolism. In the end, this negativity will be a bigger problem than the actual food you eat. We must accept ourselves as we are. Having a natural healthy lifestyle starts with treating your body with love and respect by eating foods that are nutritious and good for you, but it also includes exercise, meditation, de-stressing and only using the purest and finest ingredients for your body, inside and out. Ultimately, it means loving who you are.
How does a diet differ from a lifestyle? A diet consists of a long list of all the foods not to eat and specific restrictions such as caloric reduction, no fat, low carbohydrate, high protein and other fads that are in today and out tomorrow. When we eat less than our body needs for survival, our metabolism kicks into hibernation mode and increases fat storage which can cause muscle tissue to breakdown. Diets just do not work. When we do lose weight it’s usually temporary and, for many, we end up less healthy than before the diet.
We have reduced the concept of eating to simply fueling our bodies the same way we fill up our vehicles at the gas station. We have forgotten that there exists a relationship between body, mind and spirit, and that what food does to the body it also does to the mind.
The concept of spiritual nutrition focuses on how what we eat affects our total being, physically as well as mentally. It considers what you are putting into your mouth and how that relates to your physiology, how your digestion works and how your body assimilates what is in the food you eat, your thoughts and emotions, your current health and immunity, and, of course, the lifestyle you want to pursue.
My goal is to teach you how to figure out the proper nutrition plan for you. When you read a nutrition guide or diet book you usually are reading what works for the author and perhaps a handful of others for whom that particular diet has shown some progress. Everyone’s needs are different, and each of us must consider a variety of different factors – age, sex, race, ancestry, spirituality, body shape, metabolism, current health condition, fitness level, etc. – that determines what is the best nutritional approach for who we are.
Spiritual nutrition bridges Eastern philosophies and Western science to achieve optimum health with the goal of connecting the body, mind and spirit through proper diet, exercise and meditation. It’s about learning what we are putting in our bodies and what our environment does to us without us even knowing. It’s about truly getting to know who we really are.
Together, our goal is to initiate your own personal journey of discovery to determine the perfect nutritional plan specific to your body’s needs using your own innate knowledge and intuition. This is where spirituality becomes a necessity in healthy living. You must learn to honour and trust your body so that you may tap into the wisdom that each of us already possesses, wisdom that will allow you to make your own decisions about what is best for you.
I am your guide. Your journey is just beginning…
Registered Holistic Nutritionist – Certified by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
Live Cell Microscopist – Certified by the Edison Institute of Nutrition
Meditation Instructor – Certified by the Naturality Path (in association with the Yoga Alliance of Canada)
What is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN)?
Though most of us realize the obvious benefits of a healthy diet and proper nutrition, the huge amount of
conflicting information available to the consumer is often confusing and simply overwhelming. A
Registered Holistic Nutritionist is your guide for successfully and safely navigating this maze of
Since each individual is biochemically unique, each of us has our own specific individual nutritional
imbalances and weaknesses. The RHN can develop a custom program based on your food preferences,
intolerances or sensitivities, lifestyle and genetic predispositions, introducing new dietary habits and
incorporating the latest nutritional breakthroughs. A holistic nutritionist also considers environmental
pollution, metal toxicity, and micro-organism imbalances when constructing a nutritional program.
The title “Holistic Nutritionist” is a term that is self-regulated by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
and the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHNPro). When considering advice
from a nutritionist, always ensure that the individual is both certified and registered – look for these
credentials: RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist), RHNC (Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant),
CHN (Certified Holistic Nutritionist), CHNC (Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant).
Programs Included in Holistic Nutrition
- Fundamentals of Nutrition
- Anatomy & Physiology, Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
- Advanced Nutrition Research
- Preventative Nutrition
- Pathology of Disease
- Body-Mind-Spirit Connection
- Nutrition and the Environment (eco-nutrition)
- Natural Supplementation
- Holistic Food Preparation
- Specialized Nutrition (children, seniors, athletes, etc.)