Traditional foods are making an overwhelming comeback and for a good reason – they have incredible health benefits and have been used for hundreds and…Read More
Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist642 King Street West, Suite 200
I am a clinical nutritionist and functional medicine specialist. Though my practice is based in Toronto, thanks to modern technology, my client base extends worldwide. I have had the privilege of teaching clinical nutrition for several natural health colleges and am the first Canadian nutritionist to be accepted into the Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program, where I am currently pursuing certification as an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). I also appear as an expert for various media outlets including CTV News and CityTV.
What sets me apart from most nutritionists is my passion for science and a thorough understanding of the human body, which enables me to treat the root cause of imbalance, rather than Band-Aid the symptoms. This allows me to understand the approach taken in conventional medicine, enables me to read blood work and essentially leverage the best of what modern science can offer, while working with the body’s natural healing mechanisms and using therapeutic nutrition as the key to healing.
I have always been fascinated with the fields of health and the human body. I began studies in these areas at The University of Western Ontario, receiving an honors degree in kinesiology and working on the football team’s sports medicine crew. When I began discovering the world of natural nutrition and the power food and therapeutic nutrition has on maintaining health, resolving acute health challenges and even reversing long-term, chronic health conditions, I was hooked.
I am honoured to be part of the faculty of The Academy of Culinary Nutrition, where I can share my passion for both functional medicine, nutrition, traditional herbal remedies and the latest in modern elixir craft.