Holistic Nutrition is about the connection between mind, body, and spirit. Finding balance between all these areas is the key for achieving the optimal state of health and happiness. Check below for articles, tips & tricks, and tasty recipes from our community of holistic nutrition professionals. 

A summery healthy pasta salad, perfect for a picnic, lunches, or anytime! We love the salty bite of capers and feta mixed with fresh veggies. Have you tried this? What are some of your favourite pasta salads? Recipe from Catherine Switzer, R.H.N.

Cauliflower is such a versatile ingredient with great nutritional benefits. Here’s another easy and tasty recipe to try this summer. It’s made in the oven, not fryer, and you can serve it with any dipping sauce you like. Recipe from Lara Frendjian, R.H.N.

Rich, smooth, and silky vegetarian pate made with mushrooms! This recipe is from Olesia Guts, this year’s winner of the Danielle Perrault Trailblazer Award from the CSNN Alumni Association. She has shown enthusiasm and involvement in the holistic nutrition industry. As a holistic nutrition practitioner and professional French-trained chef, her recipes are gourmet-tasting with your health in mind.

Food affects your mental health and nutrition also can affect your brain. Healthy mind and brain to go with a healthy body. Everything is connected. Learn more about which foods can help (or hinder) your mood. 

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges that affect people of all ages and from all walks of life. Holistic lifestyle and good nutrition work together to help manage anxiety, says research. These are simple things you can start doing today.

Our bodies naturally detox, but we can support these things in simple ways. It’s about maintaining balance, removing stressors as best we can, and helping to alleviate the negative effects of our modern lives in order to function better (mentally and physically). Post from Caroline Chow, R.H.N.

You may already watch TV or take a bath to help unwind and destress, but what about taking a creative approach? These activities can be incorporated into our self-care routine to enhance our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.

Are you taking advantage of your breath? Deep breathing techniques and breathwork have positive benefits on your overall health and wellbeing. It can help with better sleep, your muscles, staying mentally present, lowering cortisol levels, and more. Read this article to learn more about deep breathing and as a part of a holistic approach to health and wellness. Some techniques and resources are also shared.

Karissa Gibson, C.H.N.C., shares this feedback from one of her favourite courses from the Natural Nutrition Program: “My favourite course has been body mind spirit because I think the connection between our gut and our brain is profound and it helped validate my interest in combining nutrition and mental health. How could the food we put in our body not impact our mental health? My passion has been ignited!”


  • Nourish Your Wellbeing to Beat Burnout – Article from Sharon K. Summerfield, R.H.N. teaches you about different strategies to nourish your wellbeing, including some lifestyle and nutrition tips.
  • Benefits of Meditation – A simple and free practice that can bring you increased happiness, calmness, and clarity. Read the story of how Lori Moore, R.H.N. got started and how you can incorporate it into your daily life.
  • An Introduction to Breathwork and Healthy Breathing – Obviously breathing is essential, but how often do you consider your breath and its role in your health and its effect on your state of being? Breathing has an impact on your physical, mental, and emotional state. Matt Wiebe, C.H.N.C. walks us through breathwork and some techniques to try.
  • Mind-Body-Spirit: What Does It Really Mean? – Rachel Murray, R.H.N., shares why we need to consider Mind, Body, and Spirit with equal importance when addressing health concerns, in order to truly obtain our greatest state of health and happiness.
  • Soulful Eating – More than just mindful, eating can be positive and transformational. Let’s put the soul back in eating with not just mindfulness but also celebration. Ian Dalwood, C.H.N. shares the effect of stress on our eating and some tips for better mealtimes.
  • Anxiety and Digestive Health are Related – When you are stressed and anxious, digestion takes a back seat. Heather Lillico, R.H.N. takes a look at the connection between anxiety and gut health and shares some tips on how to optimize your system.
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A sweet and refreshing summery berry dessert. This cake is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. You can also switch it by trying other fresh fruits like sliced peaches in this cake. Yum! Recipe from Laura Brining, R.H.N. 

Your makeup routine can actually be your self-care ritual while also nurturing your self-expression and creativity. It also gives you a sense of control. Karissa Gibson, C.H.N. shares her unique insight on how to be mindful with makeup and how it can benefit your wellbeing.

As the warmer weather hits, look to this refreshing gazpacho recipe. This is a cold soup made with beautiful seasonal vegetables, perfect as an appetizer or a palate cleanser, or a light lunch. Recipe from Ashley Madden, C.H.N. 

Several things can be disruptive to your normal body functions that contribute to lack of energy, such as poor diet and other lifestyle factors. This article from Nicole Biletski, C.H.N.C. offers some tips to apply to help you feel more energized.

For days when you feel overwhelmed and you just don’t want to cook, but you need something good for you, this is a simple way to prepare spaghetti squash that ticks all the boxes. This is rich in B vitamins, potassium, and great for your health. Recipe from Julie Sparkes, R.H.N.

Eat the rainbow! These tacos are so colourful and flavourful with just a touch of spice. Not only will they brighten your plate but it’ll brighten your spirits too! Try this delicious and nutritious recipe from Nicole Kaumanns, R.H.N.

As a Holistic Nutrition professional, Sisley works with clients to improve their overall health but also focus on skin issues such as acne. There are so many career paths after CSNN!

What is your weekend ritual? Maybe try spending some making pancakes for the family, or even just yourself. These nutrient-dense pancakes can also help support brain health. Recipe from Sharon Summerfield, R.H.N.

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Changing Negative Thoughts

“A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think.” Learn how to help combat negative thinking via Psychology Today.

I chose CSNN’s program because of its exceptional reputation and focus on the mind-body-spirit connection. I appreciated their combination of proven science and time-tested wisdom, a combination that’s tough to find in the nutrition world.