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Angela Wright BSc, CNP

Department(s): Faculty

Ange received her Certified Nutritional Practitioner designation in 2005 at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Toronto campus. She also holds an Honours Degree in Science (Environmental) from the University of Waterloo. Her private practice, Align Nutrition, has been operated since 2005, first in Ontario and then British Columbia. Align Nutrition took a break for the five years Ange was Lead Nutritionist at InspireHealth Supportive Cancer Care in Vancouver, becoming immersed in the world of cancer support/recovery/prevention through healthful nutrition and stress reframing. Currently Ange lives in Kelowna BC and consults with Nature’s Fare Markets.
Ange’s specialties include personalized attention, education and coaching to ensure clients and students are able to adopt changes in an inspired and permanent way. She is also a seasoned presenter. Ange has taught Comparative Diets and Symptomatology Part 1 at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Vancouver campus and now teaches Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals, Nutritional Symptomatology Parts 1 & 2 with Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online.
FN 001 Nutrition & Health: The Fundamentals

Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals changes the lens for how the world of health and healing is viewed. It sets the stage for the examination of nature’s power within the holistic paradigm. It is IHN’s foundational course, providing students with an understanding of “food as information” and orthomolecular concepts in the prevention of disease and the acquisition of optimal health. Fundamentals offers students a framework for the study of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), energy-yielding nutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins), metabolism, digestion, absorption, and energy balance. The syllabus provides an in-depth analysis of their functions, classification and dietary requirements within an evidence-based model. This course teaches the mechanics and principles of essential nutrients for restoring the body’s ability to heal.

Learning Outcomes
• Assess the relationship between soil, cell, environment and human health
• Identify the structure and function of the GI tract, common digestive disorders, and links to major fatal diseases that are restored through the gut
• Explain functions of macronutrients and micronutrients, their requirements, sources, reasons for deficiencies, and use in disease prevention
• Understand the importance of water, antioxidants and detoxification
• The knowledge of how isolated nutrient interventions work against acute and chronic health condition
Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals is a foundational axis course that lays the groundwork of knowing how to determine root cause—a key tenant of functional nutrition. This course stresses the importance of knowing “by which mechanism” essential nutrients orchestrate ideal physiological functions and optimal health.

NS 003 Nutritional Symptomatology Part I

Nutritional Symptomatology Part 1 introduces students to the foundations of clinical nutrition by interpreting physiological symptoms and their relationships to nutritional deficiencies, excesses and toxicities. This course introduces the interrelationships of nutrients and the critical role they play in determining optimal health. Students will develop foundational, as well as condition specific, protocols to restore the body’s balance. This course trains students to understand how physiological symptoms reflect and determine an individual’s nutritional status. Concepts taught include the essential principles of biochemical individuality through i.e. genetics, environment, microbiome, to see each client, and themselves, as truly unique. Students are taught to produce, and are evaluated on, the completion of clinical case study sets.

Learning Outcomes:

• Gain insight into physiological symptoms associated with nutrient deficiency
• Develop professional food, supplement, lifestyle and detox protocols as they relate to specific clinical symptoms
• Learn detailed explanations of underlying causes of disease and their relationship to food from a cellular to systems perspective
• Understand how to develop comprehensive strategies with a focus on natural remedies for resolving common and complex issues

Nutritional Symptomatology Part 1 explores the process of holding consultations using a variety of practitioner-level assessment tools to move clients towards favourable outcomes. Students learn the critical role that biochemical individuality plays in determining results-based personalized nutrition.

NS 003 Nutritional Symptomatology Part 2

Nutritional Symptomatology Part 2 is an advanced course that builds on the foundational knowledge gained in Nutritional Symptomatology Part 1. This course provides students with a thorough knowledge of the underlying causes of disease and methods to prevent and address them. Practical assessment tools such as the Nutribody Questionnaire, complete Lifestyle and Health History Assessment Forms (i.e. diet, supplementation, medications, activity levels, habits, work, sleep, stress, mindset), pH Testing, Basal Temperature Tests and Hormonal Testing are discussed in their application to clinical nutrition. This course covers complicated symptomatology that informs the development of supplementation, diet, and lifestyle protocols for more complex conditions, including digestive challenges like leaky gut, dysbiosis, and inflammatory bowel states, endocrine dysfunctions with focus on estrogen dominance, adrenals and thyroid, liver and kidney detoxification/support as well as immune system issues, including autoimmune diseases and cancer. Students are taught and evaluated on the design of intricate clinical protocols addressing chronic health conditions.

Learning Outcomes

• Research and prepare specific strategic plans targeted to resolve chronic conditions to restore homeostasis from a diseased to a healthy state
• How to put together all the pieces of your client’s puzzle through what they write on forms and what shows from assessments. Learn to tune in to the complete picture and connecting the dots. Build skills in increasing compliance.
• Why opening the doors to the channels of elimination (kidneys, bowel, skin, lungs, liver, and lymphatic) is a crucial first step in healing
• Furthering the knowledge on optimizing digestion and clearing waste through the pathways of elimination
• Implementation of the five steps to heal the gut concept of, “remove, replace, reinoculated, repair and rebalance”, through the use of customized supplementation (micronutrients, herbals, phytochemicals, homeopathy), lifestyle, environment, and diet
• How to asses hormonal imbalances and best approach to overcome various conditions linked to hormone dysregulation and autoimmune diseases
• Become comfortable with addressing various cancer scenarios, where a supportive or integrative approach may be quite beneficial to the client
• How to develop a multifaceted strategy to resolve many common and complex client cases

• When to propose other healing modalities, such as (but not limited to) colon hydrotherapy, coffee enemas, lymphatic massages, CBT, somatic therapy, reflexology, acupuncture, breathwork, and stress reduction modalities that may be helpful for clients

Nutritional Symptomatology Part 2 strengthens protocols developed by practitioners who are trained in advanced clinical assessment tools. This course highlights the necessity for critical thinking and evidence-based research in application to chronic health concerns.