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Institute of Holistic Nutrition

Upcoming Courses  

Possible Diploma course in the summer

Adv Reflexology - Friday Apr 29
Hand Reflexology - Wed Mar 23
                          Mon Jun 6

Indian Head Massage - May 9 & 13
Windsor, Ontario
Diploma course - Apr 16, 17, 30,
                         May 6, 7
Yarmouth, NS
Diploma course - Apr 28,29,30 & May 6,7


Halifax, NS
Diploma course - Aug 29 - Sep 2
Hand Reflexology - Sat Sep 3

Indian Head Massage - Sep 4, 5


St Johns, Newfoundland
Diploma course - Jun 12 - 16
Summerside, PEI
Diploma course - June 20 - 24


 Metatarsalgia is a conditions that describes generalized pain at the bottom or 'balls' of the feet, or simply called pain in the forefoot.  As we walk, our forefoot joints flex, twist and turn.  Three specific and common conditions associated with metatarsalgia - Morton's Syndrome/Neuroma, Joint Head Pain and Interdigital Neuroma are described below.


Morton's Syndrome 

These conditions occur when the first tow is shorter relative to the second toe.  This leads to excess pressure being placed on the ball of the second toe and/or pinching of a nerve between the 3rd and 4th toes.  Effects are tender joint of the second toe, sharp shooting pain in the area of the toes, possible numbness or pins and needles sensation in the toes and excess pressure on the second toe causing callous formation.


Metatarsal Joint Pain

Any or a combination of the following can contribute to joint pain in the ball of the foot: flat feet, high arched feet, toe deformities, osteoporosis and arthritis and direct trauma to the joints.  Effects are increased pressure causing callousing under the ball of the foot, joint tenderness or stiffness, change in walking pattern to avoid pain, increased potential for stress fractures, site of ulceration for diabetics, sensation similar to walking on a pebble when going barefoot.


Interdigital Neuroma

This condition can be described as pinching of a nerve between the toes from pointy toed shoes, high heeled shoes, flat feet, high arched feet or old worn out shoes.  Effects are pain in the toe area that feels like an electric shock, numbness, pins and needles and tendency to remove shoes whenever possible for relief.


Remedies for all these conditions could be changing footwear, having semi-rigid orthotics fitted but first and foremost, visiting a certified Pedorthist who will look after you.


Footsteps Newsletter - Spring 2011

Hello everyone,

I am writing this just as we are about to 'spring' into our next season, my favourite one.  I am just waiting for the spring flowers in the garden, then I will be happy.  Spring is a time for refreshing, renewing, cleansing and we can all do that with our lives and our businesses.

Take some time to look at what you are doing, whether you are happy with it, how you can improve on it, how you can grow you client base.  This is a real time for trying something new, sometimes we just need to take that leap of faith, that goes for us all.
We have had a busy year, a full class in Toronto that started in January and also in March and we are looking to be in St Johns, Newfoundland for the first time ever in June of this year.  We are also building on the growing number of students graduating in Nova Scotia and continuing teaching in Halifax and Yarmouth.
I hope you all have a fabulous spring, with lots of new growth.  Hope to see you soon, Janet
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Institute of Holistic Nutrition 


With lives already overflowing with work and family, many people are turning to knowledgeable alternative medicine practitioners to help them sort through the media-driven health hype and guide them towards a well-researched, nutritionally sound way of living. Graduates of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN) provide such a role. They are educated partners qualified to devise a personalized and holistic health scheme that integrates and honors the physical, emotional, environmental and spiritual aspects of an individual's life. IHN is a private college that offers an intensive 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time program based on a university-level curriculum with locations in Ontario and British Columbia.


If you are in Ontario, check out their upcoming Open House

May 14 - Wynford Drive, Toronto

May 28 - City Centre Drive,Mississauga



Breaking the Rules in Business &

Making It with Social Media


Instructor Melissa Ramos CNP (Hons.), D.Ac.


Getting exposure has never been so easy and, better yet, free... until now. During this 1-day intensive workshop you will receive hands-on tools as a practitioner on how to take your business to the next level. We will uncover the myths of social media and how to leverage this exposure to create a marketing campaign that will help you network and increase your brand awareness. We will go through the following:

  • Facebook: Getting people to sign up, incentives, giveaways, networking, and the differences between groups and fan pages.

  • Twitter: How to gain exposure by following groups, creating hash tags, giving thanks, and networking with others to drive business.

  • Blogs: How to increase traffic to your site by blogging, having others come to you, interaction, avatars, joining the blogging community, and the importance of timing.

  • Search engine optimization (SEO):What Google looks for and how to organically get people to your site without spending a penny.

  • How to build a successful online campaign by working smarter, not harder.

You will receive a hands-on approach through this visual workshop that will provide you with the tools you need to begin NOW.


Location:                                          Fee: $180 +HST

IHN North York Campus

18 Wynford Drive, Suite 514

North YorkON  M3C 3S2


Date & Time:                                  Course Notes:

Saturday, April 30, 2011               $20 +GST

9:00am - 4:00pm



Registration Deadline:

Friday, April 22, 2011 

To register, please call the school at (416) 386-0940. 


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