Optimal Digestion for Life | Nutritional Symptomatology

Hosted by Josh Gitalis, BA(Hons), CNP, RNCP

What many of us don’t know is that we build health and—we build disease. It’s a progression either way. At some point of our lives we have all experienced digestive upset. Typically, most people see this is a bad thing and seek medical help or take an over the counter drug to rid them of their ailment. What people do not understand is that they are only suppressing the issue.

In this public talk, Josh speaks about understanding symptomatology, the slope of health and how to optimize your health and your body’s nutrients. He speaks in great detail on optimal absorption and how good digestion is crucial for sustaining life. A symptom, like a digestive upset, is the body’s way of communicating that something is wrong. Symptomatology is a clinical assessment of nutritional and biological imbalances. Common digestive problems, their physical and emotional components, and natural solutions are discussed.

The material shared by Josh Gitalis, BA (Hons), CNP, RNCP, in this Open House lecture, is part of the Nutritional Symptomatology Part 1 course at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN). Nutritional Symptomatology Part 1 and 18 other courses, make up the full curriculum required to obtain a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition and earn the exclusive designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). IHN has four campuses across Canada located in Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver and Ottawa.

IHN’s Nutritional Symptomatology Part I course description: Understand the clinical assessment of nutritional status by interpreting physiological symptoms and their relationships to nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Learn the inter-relationships that exist between nutrients and how these play a critical role in determining optimal nutritional requirements. Students will develop foundational as well as specific protocols for balanced nutritional health. Students will understand how physiological symptoms reflect and determine one’s nutritional status. Students will learn the essential principles of biochemical individuality and how this plays a critical role in determining optimal nutritional requirements, specific nutritional deficiencies and toxicities.

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