Proactive Health

November is Proactive Health Month. We’ll cover topics such as preventative health, weight control, and the role holistic nutrition plays. It is never too late to take action and start living your best life. See below for articles, recipes, tips and tricks from our wonderful community of holistic nutrition professionals.


The latest research confirms that the majority of chronic health conditions can improve when nutrition and lifestyle are well managed. Jess Sherman, R.H.N., explains the role and the perspective of Holistic Nutrition Practitioners when it comes to proactive health care. Click here to read the article.

  • Kombucha, Kimchi and Other Fermented Foods – Debora Palmieri, R.H.N., shares the benefits of fermented foods, and why preliminary scientific research says that they may play a role in disease prevention and may even have a positive effect on mental health.
  • Immune Boosters – Sleep, exercise, and eat your way to a stronger immune system. Staying healthy is a balance between immune boosters and immunity drainers. 

About Holistic Nutrition Professionals

Preventative Approach

  • Mental Health and Nutrition – In this podcast, Lesley Baker, C.H.N.C. shares some information on how mental health and nutrition are connected, as well as some practical tips you can apply to your life to move towards better health and wellbeing. 
  • Health Care vs. Disease Care – Raquel Barr, R.H.N., talks about her experience and the difference between health care and disease care in her blog post.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Jessica Mitton, C.H.N.C., talks about the various uses and benefits of apple cider vinegar. 

Instead of banana bread, try something new with CSNN grad Hannah Schmitt’s Almond Coconut Flour Loaf. It’s nutty, wholesome, and delicious cold or toasted. It also happens to be dairy and gluten-free.

This is such a classic comfort food. CSNN grad Delia Mota shares her recipe for homemade Bolognese sauce. Make a big batch and put it in the freezer for those nights when you need a quick and hearty dinner. 

Can you believe this creamy pasta dish is made without dairy? CSNN grad Alicia Heafey shares her recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo made with cauliflower and cashews. It’s packed with healthy fats, protein, and fibre. 

Move over avocado toast! It’s all about this delicious Kabocha Squash Toast with Caramelized Onions and Ricotta. This recipe is from Orsha Magyar, C.H.N. of Neurotrition. 

Colder days call for nourishing warming bowls of chili. Check out this simple recipe from Jessica Mitton, C.H.N.C. that is full of nutritional benefits. Healthy and cozy! 

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

CSNN Grad, Joanna Brown, shares her healthy version of the ever-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte. The real and wholesome ingredients used help support your immune system and wallet.

Recommended Resources

  • “Everyday Eats: Uncomplicated Recipes for Time-Starved Healthy Eaters” – Selina Rose Biscaro, R.H.N.
  • “ABCs of Food: Boost Your Energy, Confidence and Success with the Power of Nutrition” – Patricia Conlin, R.H.N.
  • “Hot Detox: A 21-Day Anti-Inflammatory Program to Heal Your Gut and Cleanse Your Body” – Julie Daniluk, R.H.N.
  • “No More Junk Food!: 80+ Delicious Recipes to Replace Popular Processed Foods” – Wendy McCallum, R.H.N.
  • “Cook Your Way to Health. Gluten-free and Dairy-free” – Paulette Ann Millis, R.H.N
  • “Feed Your Skin, Starve Your Wrinkles” – Allison Tannis, Bsc, MSc, R.H.N.

Immune Support Workshops

The Immune Support certificate package, one of two certificate packages available, gives students a more focused and scientific look of how to use their nutrition tools to support a weakened immune system, how to help prevent breast cancer and disease, and how to safely guide clients through a detoxifying protocol.

Not only will Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals and other Health Care Practitioners gain knowledge that is integral to their practice, but they will also earn successful completion certificates after each workshop plus a specialty certificate upon completion of a certificate package. 

I chose CSNN because I wanted a program based on science that tied in the body-mind-spirit connection because it really is all connected. When we ignore one facet of that connection we can not achieve optimal health.