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. At Western, I showed a special interest in sport injuries, becoming a member of the football team’s sport medicine crew. After graduating University, I began working as a fitness coach, qualifying as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist helping clients reach their physical goals. Over time, I realized that a key to reaching optimal physical strength included key therapeutic nutrition, and became a Certified Nutritional Practitioner. I run a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. As a recognized leader in his field, I teach Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and am the first Canadian nutritionist to be accepted into the Institute of Functional Medicine where I am currently pursuing my certification as an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). My focus on evidence based nutrition has enabled me to be a featured presenter for the Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, Canadian Holistic Nutrition Conference, Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, as well as one of the few natural health care practitioners invited to speak at the annual Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Symposium.
Another one of my passions is herbal medicine. After doing an intensive internship at the herbal sanctuary United Plant Savers, in Ohio, I realized the importance of working hands-on with the remedies I was prescribing. With the understanding of herbal medicine, supplementation, and therapeutic nutrition, I have furthered the art of herbal medicine by formulating an Elixir blend and Digestive Bitters.
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Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist, is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification and therapeutic supplementation. He runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. As a leader in his field, Josh teaches Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and is the first Canadian nutritionist to be accepted into the Institute of Functional Medicine where he is currently pursuing his certification as an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Josh is a noted expert for various media outlets including CTV News and CityTV.