Nicole Di Nardo CNP
Nicole Di Nardo is an evidence-based nutritional practitioner with extensive experience working in natural health clinics both in Toronto and England. She is an honours graduate of the Holistic Nutritionist program at IHN and member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners.
Nicole specializes in cardiovascular health, digestive conditions and intuitive-eating for long-term weight management.
She currently works at the office of cardiologist Dr. Nicoletta Bonafede, counselling on nutrition and lifestyle changes for heart health.
Nicole has experience working with elite athletes acting as the official team nutritionist for BCN Sports - Barcelona Football Academy in Ontario and the Ontario League One Soccer Team Sanjaxx Lions.
As an educator, Nicole has presented nutritional Lunch & Learns to both large companies and intimate groups promoting workplace wellness.
Nicole also has a strong background in culinary nutrition. She crafts individualized meal plans with original recipes that are easy to prepare, satiating and fit perfectly into any busy lifestyle.
"Thank you Nicole for getting me started on this weight loss journey. I am currently down 20 pounds and continuing to look forward one day at a time. Your positive attitude and informed guidance was crucial in helping me to make subtle ongoing changes that have had a huge difference in my eating habits, personal attitude, well-being and overall health. I am still amazed (and thrilled) that I can enjoy avocados, eggs and dark chocolate everyday! I am truly grateful and I know that the changes I made with you are now part of my daily routines".
"I first met Nicole when she was living in the UK and held a talk on 'Eating for Happiness'. It was a fascinating evening, and as she mentioned the importance of quality sleep for general wellbeing, something I hadn’t experienced for years, I booked a one-to-one consultation.
After a comprehensive chat about my lifestyle and medical history, followed by the completion and analysis of a long and thorough questionnaire, Nicole quickly set to work to address my poor sleep, poor energy levels and lack of motivation to do very much at all. With bespoke recipes and plenty of information and instruction I was set on a course of healthy eating and the supplements I needed.
I duly stocked my cupboards with the healthy foods Nicole suggested, cut right back on the sugary things I’d always relied on, drank more water daily, took the supplements, and in a very short time I started to notice the differences: deeper and longer sleep so I wake up feeling refreshed; the return of my energy and motivation to do things; brain fog gone; aches and pains far, far less than they were.
We continue to have follow up meetings on Skype, now concentrating on strengthening my bones and joints and helping me beat the sugar cravings that I still give in to from time to time and then deeply regret, and I have no doubt that Nicole will get me where I want to be.
I have no hesitation in recommending Nicole. She uses her extensive knowledge of nutrition to gently but firmly guide you to what suits your needs, and it’s clear that it really is her mission to make you well."
"Nicole Di Nardo is one of the easiest holistic nutritionists to work with because she is truly caring and understanding of what your needs are and how it must fit into your daily life. Whether it be for prenatal, newborn or adults. She has provided me with several strategies for my newborn daughter who was having constant hives and doctors had told me she was just 'sensitive'. With her help and to my relief I was able to rid my daughter of the hives within a few short weeks. She has also assisted me in getting relief from complicated gastrointestinal and autoimmune disorders which have been problematic for years."
"Consulting with Nicole was one of the best decisions I've made! She really listened to my problems as well as my health goals and was able to provide realistic solutions and suggestions. Since adopting the lifestyle changes she proposed , I finally feel as though I have control over my nutritional well being. Couldn't be happier with my results !"
"I've been having digestive issues for some time. Basically experiencing pain or some level of discomfort anytime I ate anything. It was starting to affect my life and mood negatively, so I knew I was going to have to make some changes to my lifestyle.
Nicole is one of the most patient and down to earth people I've ever met. In addition to possessing a wealth of nutrition based knowledge, she is also a tremendous cook and an ever inspiring source of recipes and suggestions for nourishing foods.After seeing Nicole I feel much better, and much more aware that everything I put into my body has it's effect."
"I consulted Nicole after I was told that I had Candida. I had been suffering from this bacterial overgrowth for quite some time and was ready to face it head on. She educated me on which foods to eliminate from my diet and which to eat more regularly. She taught me how to prepare simple, nutrient dense meals that would help me get through the work day and my two hour boxing classes. She was incredibly compassionate and understanding of my emotional stresses throughout the process. Nicole's guidance in changing my diet has changed my life for the better. I have infinite energy, I sleep through the night and wake up feeling refreshed (the list goes on). I feel like the best version of myself. I absolutely recommend Nicole as your holistic nutritionist and ultimately as your life coach. "
"Nicole is so lovely, easy to talk to and professional. She explained the links between nutrition and its impact, positively and negatively, on physical and mental health in a way that was easy to understand. We loved her passion for natural remedies too! The personal protocol which she created after a personal assessment has given us a clear plan of action. Improvements have already been noticed; feeling more energetic, more balance and positive and noticing a strengthening immune system. Would highly recommend!!"
-Paul A. UK, Age 30