Alumni Profile: Lorie Crawford
As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional, Lorie works with clients toward getting to the root cause of the illness or imbalance and help the body to heal itself. She bases her recommendations on a variety of symptoms that represent often in the early stages of illness. She makes suggestions for lifestyle changes, food choices and supplement suggestions. To implement these suggestions often, clients need education in understanding the relationship between their symptoms & their nutritional needs; assistance with meal planning; accessing foods in our remote location and cooking skills, which is part of the practice of a holistic nutrition professional.
“CSNN’s Natural Nutrition program broadened the resources that I can offer to clients who are seeking to find wellness through complementary health care.”
As a member of the health care community, 60% of client referrals are from physicians, nurse practitioners and complementary health care providers in Yellowknife. Lorie routinely teaches nutrition and herbal medicine classes to a variety of health care programs at Aurora College. She delivers seminars to corporate clients in Yellowknife. Workshops on health topics & nutrition are delivered regularly at the Yellowknife’s only yoga studio, Taiga Yoga & Therapies.
To meet the diverse health needs of clients who reside in the smaller communities in the NWT, Lorie offers distance services in both nutrition and herbal medicine.
Before entering CSNN, Lorie’s career was focused in the fields of nursing and herbal medicine. As a Master’s prepared Registered Nurse, she taught on the faculty of nursing at Aurora College, Yellowknife, NWT for 14 years. Her clinical specialty is mental health/ psychiatric nursing with a keen interest in the role culture plays in a person’s experience illness. Her interest in complementary medicine, directed her to complete a four year herbal medicine program which allowed her to qualify to be a member of the esteemed National Institute of Medical Herbalists.