C.N.P. (Certified Nutritional Practitioner,” is a professional trained in natural nutrition and complementary therapies whose primary goal is to educate people about the health benefits of optimal nutrition. A holistic approach to proper nutrition encourages education on how to develop a diet that incorporates natural and organic foods, natural supplements and food treatments for chronic health conditions.
A fundamental principle of holistic nutrition is that food provides the necessary energy needed for our bodies to properly function, and also supplies the nutrients that are required to build and regenerate bone, muscle, fat and blood. These nutrients derived from food are crucial for the natural processes that constantly take place inside the body. Holistic nutrition involves the components of macronutrients, which include carbohydrates, protein and fats; and micronutrients, which include vitamins, minerals and fiber. These components all play an important role in how the body functions and are essential to a complete, balanced diet.
The main services provided by a C.N.P. include the following:
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B2