About Us

Lisa Batson, CNP, Wellness Consultant
Lisa Batson is a Holistic Nutritionist and founder of her company Live Dynamic, which is about empowering people to strive for their full potential by moving toward health and balance in life.

Her first career was in the performing arts, where she learned the importance of finding balance in the physical and emotional aspects of one’s body. As a Holistic Nutritionist, Lisa thrives in one-on-one consultations with clients, where she loves establishing individualized programs for personalized dietary, health and lifestyle recommendations.

As a personal chef, Lisa has provided shopping and food preparation services to clients, preparing balanced and healthy meals for those with special needs or those who did not have the time to do so themselves. Having been a vegetarian for 10 years, Lisa has expanded her interest in holistic food preparation using whole and natural ingredients to create interesting and healthful dishes for friends, family and clients.

In future, Lisa plans to expand her knowledge of alternative medicine to include aspects of Energy Healing and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She believes whole-heartedly in the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit - has experiences in her own life that to heal of these things is to heal them all.

Food is who we are, and what we become - and understanding its connection to both our body and mind is to realize true power. Ultimately, Lisa hopes to educate and empower others to eat healthy and “Live Dynamic!”

Kimberly Davidson, CNP 
Kimberly Davidson graduated with First Class Honors and as Valedictorian from the leading Toronto school of nutrition, The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Now a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Kimberly focuses on sustainable food production and education catering to everyday families who are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle. 

Coming from an artistic background, Kimberly loves being creative in the kitchen, adapting her own techniques to the many skills she learned in the Holistic Food Preparation classes offered at IHN as well as her Authentic Thai Cooking program in Chang Mai, Thailand. That is why she chose Sprout Right, a nutrition consulting company specializing in pre and post-natal care for her co-op program. Kimberly began assisting with the Mommy Chef cooking classes for new parents, educating them on how to cook for their babies. Kimberly also runs cooking classes focusing on nutrition for kids at various elementary schools in the Toronto area for The Kids Craft Company as part of their lunch and after school programs.

Kimberly Ignas, CNP, NNCP 

Kimberly Ignas is Certified Holistic Nutritionist with a designation as a Natural Nutritional Coach and Practitioner. Kimberly has received her designation from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition with first class honours. She is also a graduate of Fanshawe College were she earned her diploma in Television Broadcasting. 

Kimberly has started her nutritional consulting practice, Appreciating Health, where she is a motivated achiever who is always looking to advance and expand her knowledge.  This is based by her experience from growing up in the country on animal and crop farm combined with her extensive knowledge she has learned from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and her over 10 years of experience in the fast pace Television and Communication Industry.  She has also trained through Metagenics Inc. to become a Certified FirstLine Therapist to help clients achieve better results with weight loss (fat loss) too managing Diabetes II. 

In combination with her practice she has worked in live television including live News shows, 3 children telethons and sporting events.  As well Kimberly has worked for the school at The Whole Life Expo, and has given consulting advice and foods demonstrations at shows like the Baby Time Show for Sprout Right.

Kimberly knows the importance of eating a whole food diet and staying connected with your food source and the world around you.  Kimberly wants to teach people about the importance of taking care of one’s self from the inside out. What you eat will reflect in your appearance and health.  With the right tools she believes anyone can stop with the negative thoughts and habits and start appreciating the Healthy Hottie in you.

Kimberly works one on one with clients, in small groups or through her blog http://appreciatinghealth.blogspot.com/

Feel free to contact her at appreciatinghealth@gmail.com.

Susan Jane Morton, CNP, NNCP
Susan Morton is a cancer survivor and a Certified Nutritional Practitioner who graduated with honours from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.  She is also registered with the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP).

After recovering from cancer, and having loved ones suffer with this dreaded disease, she decided to go back to school to learn all she could in the way of disease prevention.  The wealth of knowledge she gained over the two years while pursuing her designation as a holistic nutritionist gave her the tools and resources needed to help her husband fight prostate cancer the holistic way without chemotherapy and radiation.  Fred is currently healing by implementing the Gerson Therapy, a holistic approach to healing the body through eating a plant based diet.   Fred and Susan were asked to be in a documentary regarding the Gerson Therapy.  Two independent journalists – Sarah Mabrouk and Fred Lafargue, are filming their day-to-day activities.  They will be visiting every 3 months for the next two years documenting Fred’s progress.  Susan and Fred are honoured to be part of this documentary, and they hope this valuable information in regards to healing naturally, will reach as many people as possible.  Susan believes healing the body through cleansing and nutrition is the best way to truly heal and overcome disease.

Susan is the Holistic Nutritionist for BN Natural Food.  She helps clients reach their health and wellness goals by teaching them how the mind and body both need to heal, in order to achieve optimal health.  Susan also believes “you are what you eat” and tells her clients eating whole foods is the first step in enhancing the immune system which is our “army” for fighting disease.

“I believe everything happens for a reason.  My cancer experience changed my path in life and now I’m dedicated to helping others regain their health.  This fall I will be working towards my Certification as a Registered Cancer Coach, and I’m hoping within the next year to transition into a full time practice with my main focus on helping clients heal from active cancer, and as well,  to teach prevention".

You may contact Susan at secondchancenutrition@gmail.com or 905 995-4791.

Ilona Napravnik, CNP

Ilona Napravnik completed an intensive two year program at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition to attain her designation as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner.  Ilona began studying the benefits of nutrition in 1999, shortly after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and seeing first hand the impact proper nutrition has on the body.  

Yvette Rochelle Pritchard, CNP, NNCP 

Yvette Rochelle Pritchard is combining 30 years of executive sales experience where she maintained a loyal and satisfied clientele from the corporate and non-corporate worlds, with a passion for nutrition. For 10 of those years she ran her own successful business where she was trusted by companies like Nestle Canada who relied on her to move their highly sensitive brands of excess inventories into safe markets. Yvette’s desire to re-educate has been a constant theme but it was not until a line in one of Dr. Christiane Northrup’s books that propelled her into action leading her to the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Here she acquired the title of Certified Nutritional Practitioner with first class honours.

If you would like to instil a sense of wellness back into your life through weight loss, or by gaining control of perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms or by increasing your iron so getting out of bed in the morning is not cursed, let Yvette’s devotion for results get you there. Learn how to gain control of cravings by improving food choices and begin walking the path that leads to living your best life.

She discovered her passion for helping people and talent for calm decision making at the age of 5 when she dialled 911 after her 3 year old brother got his head stuck in between the bars of a chair. Suffering from food allergies since a little girl, Yvette took matters into her own hands in 1995 by eliminating sugar, coffee, wheat and egg yolk all at once. It was extremely hard at first as those who have done so can attest, but this new way of eating translated into a love of research for proper nutrition. She has recently treated her own iron and hormone imbalance issues with great success.

Denise A. Rodrigues, RNCP, ROHP, NNCP 

Denise Rodrigues is the founder of Wholesome You Nutrition Inc. She graduated with honours from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto and is both a Certified and Registered Nutritionist with International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC) and is also registered with the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP). To complement her wellness practice, Denise is also a Reiki II Practitioner.

Prior to her experience as a Holistic Practitioner, Denise succeeded a 14 year career in banking and finance based in two different countries where she
got the opportunity to see and experience firsthand, what the fast paced corporate world offered. During this period of her life, Denise found it very challenging to balance her personal and professional life where she could feel completely satisfied and have fun in her life.

Denise decided it was now time for a real change in direction. It just happened......since Denise had concentrated science background; she realized that what she was doing was completely unrelated to what she originally studied for in college all those years ago. Thus the idea of returning to school and specializing in holistic health and wellness materialized and this used her science expertise. Then Wholesome You Nutrition emerged and here we promise to do our best to keep YOU happy, healthy and fulfilled.

Take care of your body, you live there for all of your life, without health and vitality, we have nothing!

To learn what you can  benefit from, please contact Denise at denise@wholesomeyounutrition.ca

To serve in love and light.
xoxoxo Denise

Maria E. Roldan, RNCP, ROHP, NNCP 
Maria is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who graduated with first class honours from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. She is also registered with the Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners (CANNP) and the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC).

After a decade of suffering from severe health issues, Maria decided to see her health challenges as an opportunity to learn, grow and help others. She thought that going back to school was the answer that would give her the tools to take control of her health. While pursuing her designation in nutritional counselling, Maria made dietary and lifestyle changes and today, she is not only healthy but also happy and proud to have found a new career that she is so passionate about.

Maria is a firm believer in natural approaches to health and sees nutrition as a great way to nurture the relationship between mind, body and soul. Having experienced the challenges and rewards of her own healing journey, Maria is now a compassionate practitioner whose main goal is to educate and support her clients in their path to rediscover their health. She currently has a private nutritional consulting practice in Markham.

Maria also holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, a graduate degree in Political Studies and had a successful 13-year-career in the Information Technology field, where she had the opportunity to work for large multinational companies in three different countries. She is also a yoga enthusiast and practices meditation on a daily basis.

“A mix of both worlds”, as she likes to call herself, Maria is compassionate, positive, intuitive and has a genuine interest to help others, while at the same time being a results oriented, assertive and analytical person determined to help as many people as possible to feel great and be healthy.

You can contact her at maria@rediscoveryourhealth.com
Hayley Shwaizer, CNP
Hayley Shwaizer is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, food and fitness enthusiast. Her interest in the field of Nutrition began while studying business in College. As the Vice-President of the Athletic Council, she helped develop health programs for the student body. After graduating, she took a position at Nature's Emporium Wholistic Market where she was introduced to the wider concepts of the natural approach to healthy living. She completed her certification at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, where she took her focus of overcoming her own food sensitivities and chronic health challenges and has expanded it to helping others. With a passion for soccer, the environment and preparing delicious healthy meals, this foodie is bursting to share her knowledge with you and educate you on how you can take control of your health.