Does Your Website Have an Abandoned Blog?

Does Your Website Have an Abandoned Blog?

Is your website tainted by an abandoned blog? Prospective customers who visit your site may be put off when they see the last post was six months ago. Or maybe there were just a few haphazard posts before your blogging efforts faded away completely.

Whether you need to resuscitate a dying blog or you’re just taking a proactive step to guard against blog fade, these five strategies will keep your blog going strong and show your clients how much you care. [Read more…]

IONC Regulation Meetings – Update July 2017

IONC Government Regulation/Recognition Meetings – Update July  2017
IONC met with the Ministry of Health on regulation and recognition of Nutritional Consultants on May 18, 2017.  IONC is the initiator of these Government discussions on behalf holistic nutritionists irrespective of designation and/or professional association affiliation.  This dialogue is now going before the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) to consider our appropriateness for inclusion in the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) or alternate mechanism.  IONC  in collaboration with its professional members, educational institutions, insurance providers and other industry stake holders, has for over 30 years contributed to helping make Ontario and Canada a healthier country.

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Leaving a legacy for ISF


The following post is an open letter from ISF Board of Director Chair Rosalie Moscoe.

At the end of the post please read the bolded

leaving a legacy for ISF.


Dear ISF/ION stakeholders,

As Chair of the Board of Directors, International Schizophrenia Foundation, ISF, I have some important news about the ISF that I need to share with you. For the past year, we on the Board of Directors have been assessing future directions for the ISF and its many programs, including the OMT annual conference and Journal (JOM).

Our greatest challenge has been attracting donations and grants to the ISF. We learned that we needed to consolidate the many faces of ISF, as there was great confusion among our stakeholders and in the marketplace at large, as to whom we were and what differentiated us. [Read more…]

An Introduction to Probiotics Dr Nigel Plummer

IONC is proud to be a recognized education partner with Seroyal


Seroyal Continuing Medical Education (CME) program for  healthcare professionals includes live programming,courses and one-day intensives, webinars and audio programs, enabling healthcare professionals to come together throughout North America in the pursuit of lifelong learning in a manner that is interactive, accessible and affordable.

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Thank you Seroyal for sharing  a brand-new five-part video series featuring Dr. Nigel Plummer, researcher and formulator of Genestra HMF probiotics.

Part 1

An Introduction to Probiotics

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10th Annual Microcurrent Conference St. Petersburg, Florida Sept 30 – Oct 2nd

micro-1A report by  Catherine Carleton Fitchett R. Ac, ROHP

2016 – 10th Annual Microcurrent Conference

St. Petersburg, Florida Sept 30 – Oct 2nd

Micro-current is called ‘the Medicine of the Future’ and is a powerful healing modality.  I had the pleasure of attending the conference workshops and case presentations last week-end in St. Petes Florida.  (The weather was unsettled with many thunderstorms but nothing like Hurricane Matthew that the Florida east coast is now bracing for.)

Microcurrent therapy uses extremely low level electrical currents (microcurrents) to restore cellular function.  Each tissue in the body has its own signature electrical frequency and it can become disturbed by injury or disease.

At the cellular level, microcurrent therapy increases ATP production, the energy that fuels all biochemical functions in the body. It also increases protein synthesis for tissue repair.  The improved blood flow and reduction in inflammation reduces pain and muscle spasms and increases range of motion.

In yet other applications, Microcurrent stimulates innately the stem cells present in our own body and affects growth factors for all types of tissue regeneration. Muscle, ligament, bone, cartilage, blood, and adult stem-cell production all respond to electric and electromagnetic fields.

Every event in the body, either normal or pathological produces electrical changes, and alteration of the magnetic field in the spaces around the body  — referred to as The Bioenergetic Matrix.  This matrix is the interconnected network of extracellular, cellular and intracellular material that makes up the liquid crystalline molecular architecture of the body.

Dr. Allen Berger, a key presenter at the conference, lectured on the Bioenergetic Matrix and states:  “The body is a liquid crystal semiconductor antenna that exchanges frequencies between itself and its environment.  Liquid crystals typically undergo rapid changes in orientation when exposed to electric (and magnetic ) fields.  Biological liquid crystals carry static electric charges and are therefore also influenced by pH, salt concentration and dielectric constant of the solvent … (they are) ‘tunable responsive systems.   The matrix then constitutes a continuum that connects all parts of the body both mechanically and electronically.  Every force applied to the body, every movement, every biological event, every chemical exposure, every electromagnetic field, causes the liquid crystal molecular matrix to generate electronic signals that extend to and communicate with every part of the body.  The level of electrical activity in the matrix is directly correlated with health and vitality.“

Dr Berger went on to discuss types of interference fields and their affect on the entire matrix system.  Interference fields include:  injuries, scars, infections, toxins, implants, exogenous energies, emotions, thoughts etc .   Body symptoms he describes as often being remote aspects of body wide patterns of compensation to these interference field triggers and for lasting healing to occur, interference fields must be eliminated.

Interestingly, Microcurrent stimulates the Matrix and Acupuncture works via the Matrix. This helps explain why distal needling points affect seemingly unrelated  tissue or organs far removed from the actual needling site.   Berger says “Underneath the points…vessel-nerve bundles penetrate the fascia and bring a cylinder made of proteoglycans of the extracellular matrix with them.   As a result of their electrolability, proteoglycans react to every type of stimulus with depolarization, and can transmit these as chain reactions in the matrix system over great distances.  “

There were many other presenters covering a wide number of microcurrent therapy applications including treatment for chronic eye diseases, osteoporosis and fractures, post-traumatic stress disorder, sports injuries and concussions, stem cell therapy and pain conditions.

The date for next year’s 11th Annual Micro-current Conference is Oct 6-8, 2017 to be held at the Dolphin Inn Resort, St. Petes Beach, Florida.

Catherine Carleton-Fitchett, R. Ac, ROHP

General Manager, IONC


5 Ways to Get Your Whole Team Excited to Blog

team-excited-to-blogDo you work in a clinic, practice or facility with other nutritional consultants or complementary wellness practitioners? Wouldn’t it be more fun – and less work – if everyone was contributing to your blog? Linda Dessau of Content Mastery Guide offers five ways to drum up enthusiasm for blogging. [Read more…]

How to Use Your Blog For Networking and Referrals

woman-whispering-textSome of your blog readers will never be in a position to hire you, but they’re still important to your business. By sharing valuable expertise on your blog, you will attract both customers and referrals. Learn more in this guest post from Linda Dessau of Content Mastery Guide [Read more…]

How to Keep Blogging Consistently

got-it-done-checkmark-textHow often should you blog? Wellness blogging expert Linda Dessau recommends that you set a schedule you’ll be able to manage right from the start, maybe just once or twice a month. Then you can build up to publishing a new post every week. Here are Linda’s productivity tips that will help you keep whatever blogging schedule you’ve set for yourself. [Read more…]

Laboratory tests from FLUIDS iQ



Introducing Canada’s state of the art wellness laboratory, FLUIDS iQ, offering tests for food sensitivities (IgG), IBS\IBD, salivary hormones and the revolutionary Zonulin test for intestinal permeability (“Leaky Gut”).   [Read more…]

How to Write Helpful Instructions in Recipes and Blog Posts

blank-recipe-card-ionc-fullHow to Write Helpful Instructions in Recipes and Blog Posts

When you take the time to write clear instructions, you increase the chances of helping your reader succeed. After getting such good results from your ideas, they will come back for more. Learn more in this latest guest post from Linda Dessau of Content Mastery Guide. [Read more…]