What Is Orthomolecular Holistic  Nutrition

  • Orthomolecular Holistic Nutrition is an integrative, science-based nutrition and client centered approach that addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms

  • Orthomolecular Nutrition aims to heal through nutritional supplementation

  • It combines scientific research with traditional practices

  • It is a comprehensive understanding of human nutrition and it's role in health and disease

  • It applies scientific principles to practical nutritional advice

  • It is nutrition from a focus that recognizes the uniqueness of every individual

Registered Advantages

There are many advantages to consulting with a Nutritionist who is Registered with a Professional Organization, including:

  • Registration indicates that they are educated in natural/holistic nutrition, conducting a professional practice, and continuing to learn and grown in the field

  • Nutritionist under a certified Diploma from an Approved School

  • 1000-3000 hour course including teaching hours, case studies, exams, reports, assignments and clinical practice

  • Nutritionist working within an established Code of Ethics and a defined Scope of Practice

  • Access to Drug/Herb interactions for a safer protocol

  • Continuously participating in Continuing Education

  • Sometimes Covered under certain Insurance Plans 

  • Exposed to current research findings

How A Holistic Nutritionist Can Help You

  • Nutrition consults including support in: diabetes, hormonal issues, cardiovascular disease, food intollerances/allergies, weight loss/weight gain, general nutrition, fatigue etc.

  • Nutrient Check/ Heavy Metal Check

  • Sports nutrition

  • Reaching SMART goals

  • Menu planning/meal prepping/grocery shopping help

  • Properly transitioning into vegetarianism/veganism

  • Uncover skin issues

  • Pre/postnatal nutrition

  • Pediatric nutrition

  • Detoxification

  • Digestion/elimination problems

  • Overall Optimum health

  • Supplement recommendations

  • Lifestyle recommendations

  • Drug/herb interactions and nutrient depletion check

Scope of Practice

As a NNCP (Natural Nutrition – Clinical Practitioner) you are able to assess nutritional imbalances and weaknesses, and thereby educate individuals and groups to help them build and maintain nutritional well-being.

You encourage clients to discuss their choices with their medical professional and to take responsibility for their own unique nutritional requirements.

You always maintain confidentiality regarding client information, conducting yourself with the utmost professionalism and moral character.

As per the legal restrictions of your profession, you do not diagnose illness or provide therapy to relieve illness. Nor do you engage in tissue penetration, collection of specimens from the body, use medical instrumentation or radiation.

You never recommend that anyone leave their present medical professional or stop taking prescribed medications and in fact, encourage them to seek help from a licensed physician for the treatment of ailments or disease.

You do not claim or advertise a substance as a treatment, cure or preventative for any disease or disorder.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in compliance with the laws of the province in which you practice.

Code of Ethics

​As members of the IONC, ROHPs and RNCPs commit to the following:

  1. ROHPs/RNCPs are honest at all times, and comply legally with various municipal, provincial and federal government laws and regulations.

  2. ROHPs/RNCPs maintain competency and practice safely within their scope of practice and training.

  3. ROHPs/RNCPs treat clients with integrity, and respect the clients’ rights to make informed choices about their healthcare.

  4. ROHPs/RNCPs educate the public about Orthomolecular and Holistic nutrition, providing accurate information about nutrition, diet and lifestyle.

  5. ROHPs/RNCPs educate clients regarding specific diet options and nutritional support to help build and maintain nutritional well-being.

  6. ROHPs/RNPCs assess nutritional imbalances through bodily symptoms to support their clients’ unique nutritional requirements..

  7. ROHPs/RNCPs do not treat or diagnose disease.

  8. ROHPs/RNCPs do not perform controlled acts without legal authority.

  9. ROHPs/RNCPs do not advise clients to adjust or stop medications or discontinue seeing a medical professional.

  10. ROHPs/RNCPs respect and value the importance of confidentiality and privacy issues and are diligent with the collection of client’s private information in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

  11. ROHPs/RNCPs participate in professional development activities adhering to IONC renewal policy guidelines.

  12. ROHPs/RNCPs interact with colleagues, other health professionals and clients in a polite and constructive manner reflecting integrity and accountability.

Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners

Code of Ethics

1. Natural Nutritionists conduct themselves with integrity, honesty and fairness.
2. Natural Nutritionists practice safely, competently and legally.
3. Natural Nutritionist educate clients and promote vibrant health through natural
eating and the use of natural supplements and healthy lifestyle choices.
4. Natural Nutritionist do not diagnose diseases, dysfunctions or disorders.
5. Natural Nutritionist do not treat diseases, dysfunctions or disorders, nor provide
therapy to relieve illness.
6. Natural Nutritionists do not perform any medical intervention including tissue
penetration, radiation, collection of human specimens or medical instrumentation.
7. Natural Nutritionists respect the client’s right to make choices.
8. Natural Nutritionists place the client’s best interests as their primary obligation.
9. Natural Nutritionists respect the values and abilities of colleagues and other
members of the client’s professional team, and never recommends that anyone
discontinue seeing a medical doctor or discontinue taking medications.
10. Natural Nutritionists respect confidentiality and privacy.


Standard 1 A Natural Nutritionist assumes accountability and responsibility in the
provision of competent, safe, ethical and professional practice.
Standard 2 A Natural Nutritionist communicates and interacts clearly and effectively with
individuals and groups.
Standard 3 A Natural Nutritionist applies current research and best practice findings
when delivering services.
Standard 4 A Natural Nutritionist practicing in the area of direct client care effectively
provides services to achieve appropriate goals.
Standard 5 A Natural Nutritionist practicing in the area of community and population
health effectively provides food and nutrition initiatives that meet the needs of individuals
and communities.
Standard 6 A Natural Nutritionist practices in compliance with federal and provincial laws
and regulations.