With a background in nursing, the study of health and the human body is familiar to me. My specialization in paediatric oncology has raised questions about food’s role in disease, and my experience working in a university clinic has instigated concerns regarding balanced nutrition and its effect on the body. Both have demonstrated to me a breakdown in our society’s lifestyles resulting in disease, fatigue, mental health crises, and an overall diminished well being. Aside from my professional life, the health complications of several close family members has triggered a heightened response to these issues and diligence to ensure that our bodies receive quality nourishment and sustenance in order to function optimally. The more exposure I have gained, the more passionate I have become about insisting upon a diet that is complete, holistic, and beneficial.
As a result of these passions and curiosities, I have decided to once again pack my bookbag and head to school. In September I will be attending the Institute of Holistic Nutrition here in Toronto. I couldn't be more excited!
My goal in attending the Institute of Holistic Nutrition is to gain a greater understanding of the correlation between micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, ingredients, and our body’s response to them. I would like to define what it means to eat well, shed light on the importance of making healthy choices when it comes to our diet, and educate those around me about the value of food and nutrition. I would like to inspire others to explore the biochemical and psychological impact of our eating habits in their own lives, while intertwining the social, emotional, spiritual, and aesthetic qualities of food. Equipped with information that will fuel the underlying purpose of our food consumption, I am confident that we will continue to foster a revolutionary attitude regarding the way we think about eating. I am eager to discover new ways to emphasize health, energy, and happiness in our lives, and can think of no better way to do this than to focus my attention on the basic needs our body requires – food.
I am definitely nervous about my time management, as I will still be maintaining full-time hours at my job, and attending night school twice a week. However life has a way of working these things out, and I trust we will adjust accordingly.
So if you notice things are a bit quiet on cocojenalle, please be patient with me and know that good things are coming as a result. More updates to come!