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Brett Hawes CFMP, CNP

Department(s): Faculty

Brett is a Certified Clinical Holistic Nutritional Practitioner and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 16 years of clinical experience. He runs a cloud-based online clinic with a primary focus on chronic and complex digestive issues, hormone health and autoimmune disease.

He sits on the Science Advisory Board for Uforia Science (DNA-based supplementation and nutrigenomics), is the Chief Advising Clinician for The Detox Project (focus on glyphosate testing and detoxification) and also does product education for Mega Food, Botanica Health, Renew Life and Host Defense Mushrooms. His podcast, Holistic Health Masterclass, is ranked in the top 200 alternative health podcasts in the world – providing valuable health information to 1000’s of listeners in 57 countries.

Brett has been interviewed by CTV, Global TV, the Calgary Herald and Toronto Observer; and has also done presentations for the National Women’s’ Show, March Against Monsanto, the Toronto non-GMO Coalition, the Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and numerous podcasts and summits. He is considered an expert in the field of natural medicine and holistic health. In 2020 he was nominated as one of the “Top 100 Healthcare Leaders” by the IFAH. Brett has taught at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Toronto and Mississauga campuses for 14 years where he now works as a Student Clinic Advisor. Brett teaches Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals at Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online.

FN 001 Nutrition & Health: The Fundamentals
An introduction to the principles of nutrition as they relate to health and to the prevention of disease. This course provides a framework for the study of the basics of nutrition including; micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), the energy-yielding nutrients (Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins), metabolism, digestion, absorption and energy balance. This course will also look at lipids in detail: their functions, classification, dietary requirements, digestion & absorption, metabolism and links to the major fatal diseases, heart disease and cancer.