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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.

  • 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.
  • Heart Healthy Foods – Michelle Waithe, R.H.N., explains why “incorporating a few delicious heart healthy foods and making some simple lifestyle changes can help you have a healthy, strong heart for life.”

About Holistic Nutrition Professionals

Preventative Approach

  • 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.
  • So Is It Wrong To Want To Lose Weight? – Weight loss is a complicated subject these days. Jackie Reimche, R.H.N., simply explains her answer to this question fraught with complexities.

Healthy Fall Foods

Move over, pumpkin! Allison Tannis, R.H.N., shares the inside scoop on what new research is saying is the best food to harvest this fall.

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.

Turmeric Chai Latte

CSNN Grad, Melanie Robinson, shares a water-based turmeric chai latte recipe that rivals  traditional milk- or nut-based turmeric lattes. So warming and healthy!

Autumn Pumpkin Loaf

Can’t get enough pumpkin? CSNN Grad and Canadian Olympic Figure Skating Champion Meagan Duhamel, R.H.N., shares her yummy and seasonal loaf recipe.

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

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.