After being a Biology instructor at several higher education institutions throughout the Vancouver Mainland, and seeing how Nutrition has impacted my family, I decided to follow a long-time dream to apply my knowledge of Biology and become a Nutritional Coach. I decided to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the program with which I envision the need of people to let their bodies heal naturally.
As many people, I have had health issues in the past. Among those, I struggled with plant fascitis. After many treatments of all sorts, from acupuncture to prolotherapy, from insoles to special shoes, that went on and on for a while and were expensive, I decided to take a closer look at my digestion. I have struggled with this problem for years. Where was the connection between my digestion and plantar fascitis? What did my digestion have to do with my feet? Well, it was simple, it cleared up! I was able to hike that summer with my family and it was so much fun. I do believe that many of our health issues have to do with what we ingest, how we digest it, and how it is absorbed so that it provides energy.
And so, we have changed the way we eat at home, and it has been an amazing journey. I believe that we all have the right to wellness and health, and that our bodies are capable of self-healing. That is why I have called my business naturesheal – Natural Healing Nutrition.
I am a graduate from The University of British Columbia with a Ph.D. in Botany, as well as from the University of Mexico with an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in Biology. I also graduated in 2011 from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition where I got the title of Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN). I am also a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP) with which I have earned the designation of NNCP (Natural Nutritional Coach and Practitioner). I am an IN BALANCE Certified Consultant (IBCC). I have continued my professional development, and have finished a course to become a Cancer Holistic Coach Practitioner (CHCP), as well as a biotherapeutic drainage certified consultant and a training on NES Health and incorporate this into my practice. I am confidential, professional, and provide a wellness solution to your lifestyle and health.
Registered Holistic Nutritionists (RHNs) are professionals trained in Natural Nutrition and complementary therapies, whose principal function is to educate both individuals or groups about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition. RHNs institute preventive health care programs in private practice or working with other health care professionals.
I am a deeply committed holistic health practitioner, who is very enthusiastic and dedicated to her clients and practice. This comes from my strong belief in the power of natural nutrition and the amazing ability of the human body to heal. My goal is to empower my clients through education while guiding them through their journey to healing and wellness. This allows clients to learn and listen to their bodies so that they can become independent and be their own wellness guide.
“I look forward to assisting you in achieving optimum wellness.”
- Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) – Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN)
- Natural Nutritional Coach and Practitioner (NNCP) – Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP)
- IN BALANCE Certified Consultant (IBCC)
- Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioner (CHCP) – Edison Institute of Nutrition
- Biotherapeutic Drainage (BTD) Certified Practitioner
- NES Health Practitioner
- Metabolic Balance Certificate
- PIDP – Provincial Instructors Diploma Program in Adult Education
- PhD Botany – The University of British Columbia
- MSc Biology – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- BSc Biology – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Alicia Mazari-Andersen, RHN,NNCP,IBCC,CHCP,PhD
I invite you to see this TV interview I had with “The Immigrants Magazine” in Vancouver. It tells my story as an immigrant and what I do as a nutritionist.