Hello! You can call me Dani, although my full name is Danielle Ganassini. I am a Holistic Nutritionist (Certified Nutritional Practitioner, CNP) and Integrative Health Practitioner (IHP) with a bachelor's degree in Medical Science (BSc).
I am passionate about health and wellness and have been studying it since 2008. In 2008 I went to the University of Toronto to study Psychology with the intention of progressing to medical school. After two years I decided that path didn't feel aligned with me and I wanted to travel so I became a flight attendant and enjoyed the perks for 5 years. During that time I took courses in chemistry while deciding what program felt right to me. I decided to return to school, moved to the Niagara region, and attended Brock University. I got my honours degree in Medical Science and took all of the pharmacology and nutrition courses available as I enjoyed them most of all. I really loved learning the intricacies of the human body.
Upon graduation, I decided to attend the Institute of Holistic Nutrition where we looked at nutrition and health with a more holistic view. We studied herbal medicine, ayurvedic medicine, and energy medicine, while specializing in nutrition throughout the lifespan (pregnancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and seniors), for athletes, and for specific pathologies. I graduated with First Class Honours and was also the class valedictorian. Shortly thereafter I became certified as an Integrative Health Practitioner to really blend my conventional foundation with the holistic approach to optimize the best of both worlds. As a perpetual student, I continue to study with my current focus on laboratory testing through IHP Level 2.
In my free time I love to travel. Japan & hawaii have been some of my favourite destinations so far. Living an environmentally friendly life is also very important to me and I try to live as low waste as possible. I also have lots of experience with plant-based diets as I've been primarily plant-based for close to a decade.
Now I help people feel their best through my expertise blending my conventional western medical science foundation with the holistic approach of eastern modalities and functional medicine of the "alternative" health realm. If you're a complete beginner to the holistic approach or if you're looking to optimize your health book a consultation with me to get started.
Together, we will nourish your mind, body, and spirit.