Hi, I’m Nissrine,

Like most women, I wear many hats. Besides being a Holistic Nutritionist and self care advocate for all, I’m also a recipe developer, a plant centric whole food lover, a wife, and a mother (in no particular order), but above all I'm a woman on a life long journey to achieving my own personal ohm.

As a Holistic Nutritionist my goal is to empower you to eat well and live a more balanced and happy life by educating you about the benefits of natural nutrition and the powerful mind body spirit connection in ways that are relevant to you. I’ll give you the tools you need to make healthy choices and I’ll show you how to make lasting changes to your dietary habits, lifestyle and self-care routine at your own pace and on your own terms. It’s not a quick fix, it takes time, effort, determination and a real change in mindset and everyday habits, but the results are undeniably worth it.

Learn more about my services here.

Xo, Nissrine

 

The holisticniss philosophy

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NOURISH YOUR BODY RIGHT

Diet is not one size fits all. The science of nutrition while valid, is very black and white, but how each of us reacts to foods, and our individual needs varies based on genetics, pathological conditions, lifestyle, and stage of life. However, one thing is for certain, and it’s that Michael Pollan hit it right on the nose when he said “eat real food, mostly plants, not too much”. Whether your diet is vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo, macrobiotic (or other), if there’s one philosophy they can all agree on it’s that whole foods and plants are essential to good health. My goal is to show you just how easy it is to use a natural whole foods plant centric diet to support a healthy lifestyle.

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LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

Life is made up of a collection of moments, big and small and time is fleeting. Living your best life is about finding pleasure in the mundane and peace in the storm, doing the things that make your heart and soul happy, and living up to your true potential. Living your best life is not about comparing yourself to others, it’s not about living up to other people’s expectations but rather, living life on your own terms, and walking to your own tune. It’s about respecting your individuality without disrepecting and harming others. Practice gratitude, learn to be present, live on your own terms, stop comparing yourself to others and remember to laugh out loud, especially when it feels like there’s not much to laugh about.

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PAMPER YOURSELF SILLY

We live in an age when self care has become trendy but the reality is that it’s not a fad, it’s our birth right and we owe it to ourselves. Self care is not about expensive spa treaments, gym memberships and fancy routines. Sure, it involves all of those things, but the essence of self care is nurturing the mind, body and soul, it’s self awareness, investing time and energy in yourself, it’s about learning to love yourself truly, madly, deeply (in the famous words of Savage Garden). Pamper yourself silly is about showing you how to give yourself the same standard of care you give to others and empowering you to make yourself a priority by giving yourself permission to fill your cup first.


 

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Frequently asked questions

What is holistic nutrition?

Holistic Nutrition is the practice of supporting well being at the wholistic level (360 degrees); recognizing the mind, body, spirit connection and the importance of addressing these interactive factors which are unique to each individual. It recognizes that we are more than the sum of our parts.

What is natural nutrition?

Natural nutrition is the practice of eating a whole food diet, limiting processed and refined foods, in favour of eating foods as close to their natural state as possible. It’s not about fad diets, restrictions and deprivation, but rather developing a healthy relationship with food as a form of nourishment, self love and self care.

What is your approach?

I do not promote a specific diet, count calories, ask you to weigh portions or give you rigid meal plans to follow.  My focus is on educating and empowering you to nourish your body right, live your best life and pamper yourself silly so you can feel amazing.  

As we work together, you’ll learn:

  • to nourish your body right based on the principles of natural nutrition;

  • to eat mindfully and intuitively by tuning in to your body’s unique needs;

  • to stock your pantry and refrigerator with wholesome nutritious foods that will take the guess work out of meal preparation;

  • new cooking methods and meal planning techniques that will simplify your life;

  • to prepare your favourite foods in alternative ways, whether you have allergies, an intolerance, or simply want to eliminate/reduce your consumption of certain foods;

  • to prepare food from scratch, even without a recipe;

  • the importance of the mind body spirit connection for overall well being;

  • tips and tricks to manage stress and take care of yourself emotionally, mentally and physically so you can live your best life and pamper yourself silly.

If you still have questions about my approach and services, contact me at info@holisticniss.com to learn more about what I do and how I can help you.

Is working with HolisticNiss right for me?

Working with HolisticNiss is right for you if you’re ready to take responsibility for your own state of well being but need specific guidance and direction in goal setting and getting started, a step by step action plan to follow with lifestyle recommendations and meal planning guidance, and one on one support and motivation along the way.

It isn’t right for you if you’re looking for someone to heal or fix your health condition through nutrition.

HolisticNiss DOES NOT run lab tests, diagnose, cure, heal or treat any medical condition. Information and advice provided by HolisticNiss is based on the science of nutrition and the powerful mind body spirit connection, is intended for general health and well being purposes only and can be used to complement, not replace, the advice of a healthcare provider.

Where did you get your training? 

I got my training as a Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition where I studied the science of nutrition and learned about the powerful mind body spirit connection.

Through my course work, assignments and practical case work, I learned to help individuals achieve their personal health goals and regain balance, through dietary and lifestyle adjustments.

Where did you learn to cook?

Cooking and eating nutritious, delicious food is my passion.  I am a self taught home chef and spent years developing recipes that I shared in a food blog and on my Instagram account.   I love creating new recipes and using new preparation techniques, but I also love revisiting the classics to make them more nutrient dense without sacrificing their deliciousness.  I am inspired by local, seasonal ingredients, my Lebanese heritage, my Canadian upbringing and my love of Italian food and I can show you how to prepare healthy whole food meals and snacks that you and your family will enjoy.