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Vanessa Peacock, BA, BSc (Nutritional Medicine) MSc.

Department(s): Faculty

Vanessa earned a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from Thames Valley University in London, England. Her practice emphasizes the need for a fully integrated and sustainable life style change to improve health and attain a truly holistic sense of well-being. With over 10 years of instructor experience in Canada, Japan and India and over 6 years’ experience in the Natural Health Products Industry as a product specialist at both the retail and manufacturing level. Vanessa teaches Nutrition & Health: The Fundamentals at Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Online program and Therapeutic Nutrition and Supplementation in Practice in the Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Online Continuing Education Department.

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.
NLS010 Nutrition through the Lifespan

Nutrient needs and nutritional status are explored using a life span model. Areas of emphasis include growth and development, high risk pediatric groups, infant childhood allergies and diseases. Womens’ and Mens’ health concerns and the nutrition challenges faced by our aging society will also be examined.