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Corrie Rabbe, BA (Hons), CNP

Department(s): Faculty

Corrie Rabbe graduated from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with First Class Honours. She is also a Certified Herbalist from the Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Centre.

Corrie received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Environmental Studies program at Carleton University. She worked for animal welfare, conservation, and environmental non-profit organizations for over 15 years before becoming a CNP. She is passionate about sharing the message that a healthy ecosystem is needed for a healthy body, right down to the microbiome. Corrie is also a fermented food expert, having studied with Sandor Katz.

Corrie conducts educational workshops on Gut Health, Fermented Foods, and Herbalism through her company Radical Health. She has led and worked with a number of community organizations including Just Food, Transition Ottawa, and Permaculture Ottawa. In her spare time, Corrie can be found at her cottage working on her permaculture gardens and beekeeping. Corrie teaches Biological Chemistry, Body Metabolism, and Herbal Medicine for the Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online.

BC001 Biological Chemistry
This introduction to chemistry will aid understanding towards the nature of atomic structure, qualitative chemical reactions and how they originate in our environment and other living organisms. This course will also cover nomenclature, isomerism, main functional groups, properties and characteristics of organic compounds including an introduction to the physical, structural and biological properties of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.
BM002 Body Metabolism
Nutrition is intimately linked with body metabolism. The goal of this course is to give you an understanding of what the body does with the food we eat. We begin with a detailed study of enzymes including the importance of vitamins and minerals. We then examine metabolic reactions used to obtain energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat as well as reactions used to rid our body of wastes such as urea and uric acid. The key role of the liver in metabolism will be emphasized throughout the course. Other topics will include digestive hormones, production of lactic acid, lipid carriers and the effects of low carbohydrate diets, including the effect on insulin/glucagon ratio, gluconeogenesis, ketosis and more.
HM008 Herbal Medicine
Learn the healing and rejuvenating effects of medicinal herbs. Special emphasis is placed on herbal terminology, levels of application (including tonics, heroics and specifics), chronic condition application, remedies for stress, detoxification and antiviral, antibiotic and immune stimulating herbs.