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Holistic Nutrition


Unlock optimal well-being with personalized Holistic Nutrition


Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by conflicting diet advice and endless health trends? Ashley Travassos, a highly skilled Holistic Nutritionist, is here to guide you toward optimal well-being with a customized approach tailored to your unique needs.


Why Choose Holistic Nutrition?

Holistic nutrition goes beyond fad diets and one-size-fits-all approaches.  We understand that no two bodies are the same. What works for one person may not work for another. That's why our approach is all about personalization and addressing the root causes rather than treating symptoms.


By combining the healing powers of nature, including food, herbs, natural supplementation, and lifestyle modifications, Ashley creates a comprehensive Personalized Holistic Nutrition Protocol designed to optimize your health and vitality.

Say goodbye to confusion and frustration about what to eat, when to eat, and which supplements to take. We provide the clarity and guidance you need to nourish your body in the most effective way.

Benefits of Holistic Nutrition

By embracing holistic nutrition, you can experience a wide range of benefits tailored to your specific goals:

  • Weight Loss: Shed those extra pounds and achieve your ideal body weight.

  • Increased Energy: Say goodbye to fatigue and welcome a new level of vitality.

  • Improved Digestion: Address digestive issues and promote a healthy gut.

  • Enhanced Immune System: Strengthen your body's natural defense mechanisms.

  • Decreased Symptoms: Alleviate nagging symptoms that have been holding you back.

  • Overall Well-being: Experience a renewed sense of well-being and balance.

Choose the Path That Suits You





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If you're seeking a personalized meal plan based on your food preferences and dietary sensitivities, this option is perfect for you.


Our expert nutritionist will craft a carefully curated meal plan, taking into account your unique tastes, lifestyle, and any specific dietary restrictions you may have.


Experience the joy of eating delicious, nourishing meals that align with your individual needs.

Book Your Holistic Nutrition Session Today

Are you ready to take charge of your health and unlock your full potential? Book a personalized Holistic Nutrition session at Kulhay Wellness Centre and start your journey towards vibrant health and well-being. Our nutritionist will guide you every step of the way, providing you with the tools and knowledge to make sustainable lifestyle changes.

Don't wait any longer. Invest in your health today and experience the transformative power of holistic nutrition.


Are Holistic Nutritionists covered by insurance?

There are many insurance companies that recognize and cover Holistic Nutrition services. Here is a list of insurance companies that have covered services for previous clients: 

  • Manulife

  • Great West Life

  • Johnson Retired Teachers of Ontario

  • Blue Cross Insurance

  • Green Shield Canada

  • Industrial Alliance

  • Co-OperatorsInsurance

  • SunLife (ExtendedBenefits)

  • TD Canada (FlexBenefits)

  • iA Financial Group, GreenShield Canada

  • Equitable Life Insurance

  • ClaimSecure Inc.


These companies, as well as a few smaller insurers, all require the client/employer to have chosen ‘nutritional counselling’ as a policy option. Please review your policy and/or speak to a representative from your insurance company to see if you have coverage for 'nutritional counselling'.  Ashley's designations are:

• CNP (Certified Nutritional Practitioner)
• NNCP (Natural Nutrition - Clinical Practitioner)


*Note: If RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) is covered, then she will be covered as well.


You can contact your insurance company or your HR department to ask if these services can be added to Extended Benefits Plans. It’s easy! Email Ashley and ask for the Holistic Nutrition Insurance Coverage Request letter template outlining what she does as CNP and how she will work with you.

If I'm seeing a Naturopath, should I also see a Holistic Nutritionist?

Nutritionists are great to see ALONGSIDE a naturopath because we can offer a more individualized experience. Compared to Naturopaths, Nutritionists can offer more help if you are trying to change your diet and lifestyle. They can offer more detailed answers to your questions along with ongoing email support, motivation for sticking with your protocol, and modifications to your program when necessary. 

Naturopaths are often too busy with other patients to provide this intensive level of care, but it's the perfect role for a nutritionist with the proper training. So, even if you're working with a Naturopath, you may want to consider working with a skilled nutritionist to get the support you need to change habits and follow through with protocols successfully.

What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietician?

It's crucial to recognize the shared commitment to the transformative power of nutrition in maintaining and restoring health. Both professions share the responsibility of translating the complexities of nutrition science into practical guidance that individuals can apply to their lives. They are both educators, providing information and motivation for those striving to overcome health challenges and lead healthier lives.

Educational Background: In the journey to becoming a dietitian (R.D.), one typically completes a Bachelor of Science Degree program with additional training and job experience. This path includes elective courses that provide a well-rounded university education. On the other hand, certified nutritional practitioners (C.N.P), particularly through institutions like the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN), receive specialized education in nutrition. The IHN is registered and recognized as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. The diploma program offered by IHN is not only recognized and approved by the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC) but also the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP). The designation C.N.P is exclusively earned by IHN graduates. This designation signifies a high level of education and expertise in the field of holistic nutrition. It's important to acknowledge that both dietitians and certified nutritional practitioners bring valuable skills to the table, with the C.N.P's education being deeply focused on holistic nutrition.


Scope of Practice: Registered dietitians often work in traditional healthcare settings and government-funded organizations, while certified nutritional practitioners, like Ashley, are commonly found in naturopathic medical clinics, wellness retreats, fitness centers, and private practice. They may even operate online practices. One critical distinction is that dietitians can perform blood tests, whereas C.N.Ps, adhering to their Code of Ethics, do not perform such tests but rather refer clients to medical professionals for specialized tests. The evolving trend toward collaboration between medical and naturopathic professions benefits clients, as it combines both conventional and holistic approaches to healthcare.

Protected Titles: The title of "dietitian" is protected across Canada, similar to titles like physician, nurse, and pharmacist. In some provinces, the title "nutritionist" is also protected, ensuring a clear distinction between certified nutritional practitioners and other nutritionists. However, it's vital to remember that "nutritionist" is not a protected title in Ontario, and anyone can legally provide nutrition information and call themselves a nutritionist. Therefore, it's important to work with someone who calls themselves a nutritionist with the proper education and credentials. Certified nutritional practitioners bring extensive education and expertise to their practice, ensuring you receive guidance from a qualified and knowledgeable professional.

Cost of Services: Services from dietitians are often covered by provincial healthcare programs, while nutritionists' fees are generally not covered. Nevertheless, many employer health insurance plans now include coverage for holistic nutrition services, making it more accessible and affordable for individuals to explore alternative healthcare options.

Recommendations: One significant advantage of working with a certified nutritional practitioner (C.N.P) is the flexibility to offer personalized dietary recommendations tailored to individual needs, free from rigid government guidelines. C.N.Ps can recommend dietary modifications based on comprehensive symptom analysis and, if necessary, advise on vitamin and mineral supplements. Additionally, they consider lifestyle and spiritual aspects, recognizing their role in overall well-being. This comprehensive approach accounts for more than just dietary needs and provides a well-rounded perspective on health. As the Canadian Food Guide undergoes revision to reflect modern dietary understanding, holistic nutritionists like Ashley will continue to offer guidance that aligns with current scientific knowledge, emphasizing balanced portions and natural food recommendations for optimal health.

Why is it important to work with a nutritionist with proper education?

In Ontario, the title "nutritionist" is not a protected title, meaning anyone can legally provide nutrition information and call themselves a nutritionist. This lack of regulation highlights the significance of seeking out a nutritionist with the appropriate education and credentials.


When you work with a certified nutritional practitioner (C.N.P), such as one educated through the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN), you are assured that your nutritionist has undergone specialized training in holistic nutrition.  This training includes the rigorous curriculum of the IHN's Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition, which is recognized and approved by esteemed educational standards bodies like the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC) and the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP). The C.N.P designation is exclusive to IHN graduates, signifying a high level of education and expertise in the field of holistic nutrition. Therefore, choosing a nutritionist with proper education ensures that you receive guidance from a qualified and knowledgeable professional, committed to your overall well-being.


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