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Toronto Holistic Nutritionist Laurie McPhail

Laurie McPhail,


  • became a believer in the life-changing power of nutrition after a 20 year career in finance left her overweight and suffering from high blood pressure and chronic respiratory ailments; not relishing the prospect of pills and puffers in perpetuity, she revamped her diet and lifestyle and was astonished by how rapidly her body healed
  • was inspired to learn and educate others about the power of food as medicine; she earned her diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, completing over 700 hours of in-class instruction and 100 hours of professional cooperative experience to become a Certified Nutritional Practitioner
  • graduated with the Certificate of Exemplary Achievement (a perfect grade point average)
  • is a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (Natural Nutrition – Clinical Practitioner)


  • designing customized, progressive diet, supplementation and lifestyle protocols to restore biochemical and physiological balance and enhance health and well-being
  • comprehensive knowledge of biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, body metabolism and disease pathology
  • additional certification in endocrinology, blood sugar management, supplementation and understanding lab diagnostics in clinical practice
  • experienced in herbal medicine, meditation and Ayurvedic approaches to wellness
  • knowledgeable in holistic food preparation, meal planning and therapeutic diets
  • works in compassionate, therapeutic partnership with clients to develop the ideal “recipe” to nourish body and mind, restoring energy and enthusiasm for life