Holistic Nutrition takes into account all aspects of an individual’s life and considers how these factors may be contributing to one's health concerns and/or supporting or inhibiting their health and wellness goals. “Busy” is a way of life these days and sometimes busyness leads to issues presenting as digestive complaints, increased stress and anxiety, insomnia, blood sugar imbalances, joint pain, allergies, hormone disruption, skin conditions, cravings for sugar and caffeine and weight gain. Holistic Nutrition practitioners go beyond symptom management, seeking out the underlying suspected cause(s) of these imbalances and from there, work to correct them by providing appropriate diet and lifestyle remediation along with natural supplement recommendations, to facilitate the process. It is this intention that supports the body’s natural ability to heal, promoting and ensuring long-term, lasting results.

Graduates from IHN receive a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition and have earned the designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP), with full qualifications to receive the Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP) designation from the IONC or the Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (NNCP) designation from the CANNP upon application. To receive their diploma, graduates must complete 19 courses and over 700 in-class hours, along with a mandatory 100-hour professional co-op experience. IHN's key curriculum courses include: Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals, Ayurveda, Biological Chemistry, Human Anatomy + Physiology, Herbal Medicine, Body Metabolism, Nutritional Pathology, Preventative Healthcare, Advanced Nutritional Research, Nutritional Symptomatology I + II, Professional Practice and Holistic Food Preparation. Working with a trained practitioner is always recommended.