Cassandra Patmanidis H.B.Sc, H.B.S.W, CNP, RNCP, ROHP
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
The word diet stems from the Greek root diaita meaning “a way of life”. Sadly, today the word has become an entangled mess of guilt, shame and self-blame, and has so deeply damaged people’s love for themselves and their taste for life. Cassandra acknowledges that the love and acceptance of one’s self is crucial to successfully creating a nourishing relationship with food. For a much needed call of action, Cassandra created her Holistic Nutrition Consulting practice, For The Love of Me.
Cassandra’s first hand experience of working with food as medicine has fueled her passion for natural health and desire to share what she knows with anyone who wants to listen. Anybody who knows her well would say that she stands a little bit taller and her eyes get that much brighter with anything nutrition related. Her goal is simply to share what she knows about the power of nutrition on living happier and healthier.
Cassandra’s passion to connect with others was formally honed by attaining her Honours Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major in Psychology and Exceptionality in Human Learning from the University of Toronto. As she wanted to reach people that much deeper, she completed an intensive Social Work program at Lakehead University where she earned her Honours Bachelor of Social Work. She completed her practicum at a leading Eating Disorder support centre in Toronto where she not only developed a relapse prevention therapy group, but she gained profound insight regarding the complex nature and relationship of food. After learning the importance of psychological balance and the human need of support and connection she felt there was an important area of learning that was missing… nutrition. Cassandra attended The Institute of Holistic Nutrition where she received her designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner with first class honours. It is where she also returned to, but as a faculty member and taught Nutritional Pathology.
Cassandra came full circle by becoming a Holistic Nutritionist; her range of education, knowledge and passion truly encompasses a Holistic philosophy. She provides and facilitates a comprehensive range of support while recognizing each individual as unique. Cassandra motivates and guides others to attain a better quality of life and wellbeing that is exclusive to them.