August 8, 2018


Note from our Executive Director: Nicole Hodson

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What is Holistic Nutrition?

“What is Holistic Nutrition?” I get asked this question a lot when I tell people what I do for a living. I tell them the basics; that holistic nutrition is about using food as medicine while integrating the body, mind and spirit.

Of course, we know it’s much more than that. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a deliberate choice every moment of every day to treat my body and the bodies of those I love with reverence. It means that I carefully source and select everything I buy for me, my husband, my family and friends. And it means that I choose a lifestyle as close to nature as I can get.

A little inspiration.
Truth be told, I knew I wanted to write an article about the meaning of holistic nutrition but wasn’t quite sure how to convey all the thoughts floating around in my head. It’s hard to boil down your life’s purpose and passion into a one-page article. So, I stepped away to give my brain a break.

I’m a foodie. I read, listen to, and watch as much as I can about food, food history, and of course nutrition. One of my favorite pastimes is curling up with a good cookbook and reading it from beginning to end. Recently I discovered a Netflix series titled, “Chef’s Table” where one world renowned chef is featured in each episode. I like this series because the chefs are from all around the world. There’s something new to learn every time I watch!

Timing is everything.
So, I turned on the TV and settled in for a brain break. The first episode was about an American pastry chef whose deep connection to the foods and traditions of Indonesia inspired him, among other things, to use medicinal herbs in his exotic desserts. Interesting, for sure. But what came after really caught me by surprise.

The next episode was about a Buddhist nun from South Korea who’s gained attention on the world culinary stage for cooking (of all things!) monastery or, “temple food,” as she calls it. The opening subtitle, with Jeong Kwan’s calm and quiet voice in the background was, “With food we can share and communicate our emotions.” Now we’re talking!

Intoxicated, I watched this unassuming woman describe her connection to the food she grows and prepares. The scenes of her praying, cooking, exercising and randomly planting starts in her garden were mesmerizing. She spoke of temple food being deeply connected to spiritual energy, and how certain ingredients are never used because they interfere with meditation. Instead, temple food is meant to keep the mind calm and static.

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Calling All Speakers 
Tuscon, AZ | May 16-19, 2019

Proposal Application Opens Today!

To be considered as a speaker for the 2019 Annual Conference, please click here  to read the instructions and then complete the proposal application form.

Proposal application deadline is September 14, 2018

Please be aware that NANP has a highly-educated membership, many at PhD level and many with several years experience in their field. We also have student-members. Our intent is to select presenters who will allow our student-members to stretch, while teaching our advanced professionals something new.

Welcome to the Team!

Sarah Lee is the newest addition to the NANP team.  She is currently pursuing a degree in Human Resource Management from Sacramento City College.  

As the Certifications Assistant Sarah makes sure candidate's exam applications and credentialing are processed accurately, in accordance with NANP's standards, and in a timely manner.  

When not at work Sarah enjoys traveling to new, exciting places and spending as much time outdoors as possible. 


Personalized Glycemic
Control Using the Gut
Microbiome - Drs. Eran Elinav
and Eran Segal

Join us for a webinar on August 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM PST. 

Learning Objectives:

1. To describe the importance and demonstrate the interpersonal variability in post meal glycemic responses
2. To apply dietary and lifestyle factors that influence the postprandial response for practical patient recommendations.
3. To apply predictive technology as a tool to improve meal planning recommendations for patients.

Register now!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NANP Member Forum

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Supplements for bone health for a preschooler


Lymphocytic Colitis Protocol 

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If it’s happening in the world of holistic nutrtion or health, we’re probably covering it.

We like to think of our blog as a free, educational resource for Holistic Nutrition Professionals, Allied Health Professionals, Students, Exhibitors, and Vendors!

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