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The Role Nutritionists are Playing in Improving Health

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 31, 2016

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates

This idea that food should be our medicine is not a new one. In fact, it is the cornerstone of a modern day nutritionist's work. The role of a nutritionist is to help prevent disease and promote good health by encouraging an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating habits.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Alan M. Batt MSc CCP

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 24, 2016

Alan is an Irish educated paramedic with previous experience in a variety of settings in Ireland, Europe, North America and the Middle East. He is adjunct faculty with Portland Community College, faculty in the paramedic programs at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada and a Paramedic Educator with Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is also a Prehospital Emergency Care and First Aid Program Manager with the International Committee of the Red Cross. He provides consultancy services to a number of organizations worldwide on research, clinical governance and educational matters. He is an editor and peer-reviewer for several publications including the Irish Journal of Paramedicine, and has affiliations with several organizations around the world as a paramedic researcher. 

Alan joins the Functional Nutrition instructor team to bring his expertise of research to the program. As a functional nutritionist, it is vitally important to discern between science-based and non science-based research. Alan has a background in teaching paramedics, and for the Functional Nutrition program he teaches the Research and Evidence-Based Practice for Nutritional Therapy course in Term 1. 

Alan also teaches in the Foundations of Clinical Research program in the modules Good Clinical Practice and Overview of Study Design.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare, Clinical Research

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, DN-C, RH

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 03, 2015

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, Yogaraj (Ayurveda), DN-C, RH, LMT, NCTMB, CC, NAMAPM, has over 40 years of experience in holistic medicine, and is one of the foremost natural healing experts in North America. Khalsa is President Emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, and is a respected teacher, writer and lecturer. (Read full professional bio on his website.)

K.P. Khalsa teaches in the Functional Nutrition and Herbalism programs at the PCC Institute for Health Professionals.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the CLIMB Team, Meet the IHP Team, Integrative Healthcare

Are You Ready for a Career in Herbalism?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on July 23, 2015

Do you have an innate curiosity about integrative and complementary medicine and the incorporation of plants in that healing modality? A career in herbalism might be the choice for you.  

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare

Is a Nutritional Therapy Program Right for Me?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 08, 2015

The Institute for Health Professionals’ Functional Nutrition is approved by the National Association of Nutritional Professionals. The course series is taught over four terms and covers all of the following topics: assessment techniques, physical health and fitness, biochemical and pathophysiology of foods, ayurvedics and traditional Chinese medicine/herbology, business practice and ethics, nutritional research and resources, nutritional counseling, and buying, cooking, and storing food.

In this article we’ll take a closer look at determining if a nutritional therapy certification is right for you.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

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