AHN Schedules

AHN Schedules - Ottawa

CSNN Ottawa is happy to offer a variety of Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops via Zoom. For the full 2021-2022 AHN workshop schedule starting this fall, click here.

AN118 Safe & Effective Supplementation

Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021
Time: Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Andrea Bartels

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This workshop provides a comprehensive reference that offers easy access to the latest information about clinically relevant laboratory and diagnostic procedures. It explains each laboratory and diagnostic test with related information, test descriptions, illustrations and examples. Understanding the purpose of specific diagnostics, and how to interpret their results can validate symptomatology findings and help students to make more informed recommendations to clients.

AN115 An Advanced Course in Detoxification

Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 2021
Time: Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Andrea Bartels

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Every day people are exposed to thousands of exogenous and endogenous toxins, from pesticides and power lines to the products of our own metabolisms, thoughts and emotions; all of these toxins place dangerous stress on the immune system. This workshop, therefore, helps us to gain a deep understanding of this topic by (1) defining toxicity, detoxification, drainage and the different types of toxins to which we are exposed; (2) reviewing the organs of detoxification; (3) discussing disorders that arise as a result of toxicity; and (4) describing methods that can be used to safely detoxify the body.

AN107 Ayurveda

Dates: November 22, 29, December 6, 13, 2021
Time: Monday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Andrea Bartels

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This workshop introduces the student to the Ayurvedic principles of health and nutrition. It explains Ayurvedic anatomy and explores how the attributes of foods, daily rituals and seasonal eating can be used to maintain and restore balance to particular body types or Dhatus. Extensive menu preparations and traditional Ayurvedic recipes are included to facilitate the development of meal plans specific to the individual body types.

AN101A Immunology

Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2022
Time: Friday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Alla Makarova

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This advanced nutrition workshop takes a more focused and scientific look at the potential for nutrition to enhance and replenish a weakened immune system. Topics of discussion include, amongst others; (1) the interrelationships between the immune system and individual organ systems; (2) age-related changes to the immune system; (3) alkalinizing and detoxification protocols; (4) the principles of psychoneuroimmunology; and (5) dietary protocols used to help control inflammation, build the immune system and help prevent disease. The workshop concludes with an explanation of the specialized cancer treatment program, Gerson Therapy.

AN102 Nutrition & Mental Health (Part 1) - Mood Disorders

Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022
Time: Thursday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Nayeer Salem

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This workshop focuses on the intricate connection between nutritional deficiencies and mood disorders. It discusses the link between mood and such things as amino acids, endorphins, neurotransmitters, hypoglycemia, allergies, thyroid function, adrenal function, and genetics. It explains how to differentiate between false moods and true emotions and explores the types of disorders for which “The Mood Cure” is and is not appropriate. The information provided will help students better determine suitable nutritional approaches to take with clients suffering illnesses such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

AN110 Nutrition & Pharmacology

Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 2022
Time: Friday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Alla Makarova

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This workshop introduces students to the general principles of pharmacology. Its primary aim is to inform students of the mechanism(s) of action, biochemical and physiological effects, adverse reactions, and therapeutic uses of the most important drug(s) in each pharmacological class. The medications selected for study are those most relevant to the Natural Nutrition program – those that affect the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.

AN119 Mindfulness and the Neuropsychoendocrinology of Regulating Eating

Dates: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 2022
Time: Friday evenings, 5:30pm – 9:00pm (Virtual)
Instructor: Alla Makarova

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Though there remains a lot that is not known about the regulation of food intake and the science of mindfulness, understanding some of what has been discovered can awaken us to ways we might modify unwanted eating and lifestyle behaviors. Accordingly, this workshop explores what research has revealed about (1) the neuropsychoendocrinology of regulating food intake to maintain optimal energy balance and body weight; (2) the science and effects of mindfulness; and (3) mindful eating practices that can help change unhealthy eating behaviours. To facilitate the embodiment of this information, mindful eating practices are incorporated throughout the workshop: during each lesson and as homework.

AN111 Understanding Breast Cancer

Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 30, 2022
Time: Monday evenings, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Andrea Bartels

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This workshop concentrates on helping prevent cancer, specifically breast cancer. The participants will gain an understanding of the basic processes of breast cancer. In addition, there will be detailed information on the effects of foods on the body in order to alkalize the organs and tissues. Other information will include optimal supplementation, as well as the mind/body/spirit aspect of cancer, i.e., how our emotions, thoughts, actions and reactions affect the body on the molecular level. Approaching breast cancer from a position of knowledge, rather than fear, is the guiding principle for this workshop.

AN116 Professional Self Development

Dates: June 6 and 13, 2022
Time: Monday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Shawna McCusker, R.H.N.

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What makes a person a successful alternative health practitioner? Is it solely the development of a sound resume and/or business plan or is there more to it than that? This workshop addresses the “more to it than that” aspect of professional development. It addresses personal limitations, therapeutic communications and ethics – the relational aspects of a practice. In order to be successful practitioners, to find the place where our joy meets the world’s need, we have to continually work on ourselves – to become more aware – to develop a self that can be in right relationship with others. That is what this workshop is dedicated to doing – fostering self development and right relationship.

Contact Information

CSNN Ottawa
250 City Centre Ave, Suite 603
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6K7


Branch Manager
Natalie Rivier, R.H.N

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First Tues. of each month – 7-8:30pm
Last Thurs. of each month – 10:30am-12pm
1 – on – 1 appointments available by request.

Note: The September 30 session has been moved to September 29. December 30 has been moved to December 16.

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