Starting on your Path
Reaching healthy goals can be a lifelong pursuit.
The first step is often the hardest one to follow because of the commitment required to follow through.
Adopting a Positive Outlook
Our thoughts effect the way we feel.
Positive thoughts generate positive feelings. Negative thoughts diminish a sense of well being by lowering our overall energy.
Adopting a positive outlook means examining belief systems and deciding which are healthy to follow.
Aaron Ander CNP, ROHP
Certified Nutritional Practitioner
Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner
Diploma in Holistic Iridology
Welcome to my professional home page. I am so glad you decided to learn about your health. I have made it my life’s work to study health, practice healthy living, and teaching others how to take charge of their health.
Aaron Ander lives in Nelson BC. Originally from Toronto, Aaron studied at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and is a Board member of the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants of Canada.
Locally, Aaron has coordinated research into the lived experience of poverty for Nelson at its Best, and their end poverty initiative. He is currently enrolled at the University of Victoria to complete his Bachelors of Health and Community Services, and has recently completed his associates degree at Selkirk College.
Iridology and Nutrition
Holistic Health Consulting
In practice since 2003
Offices in Nelson and
First 30 Minutes Free
Lets get to know each other and begin the conversation. My goal for our telephone meeting is to explore what your health needs are and to begin a process of deciding what path is right for you.
Have you ever calculated your
out of pocket health care expenses?
Expenses add up!
From health insurance, to clinical appointments like massage, chiropractics, and physiotherapy, to nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals,and other health products.
Consider how much you spend on your groceries, and items that you prioritize because of their health benefits, dieting ingredients, and specialty foods. Also consider items like gym memberships, air and water filter units, and cosmetics for skin, hair, and nails. Add up all these expenses and ask your self these questions:
Am I healthier now?
Will I be healthier as a result?
I can save you money on health, helping you to choose the right nutritional supplements for you, with referrals to the right health practitioners with a diet plan that supports your health.
Each year, Canadians spend on average between $1000-$3000 on basic health care out of pocket for health insurance premiums, dental visits, and pharmaceutical drugs. Add to that any private practitioner partially covered by insurance, or ones not covered at all. Special dietary items, nutritional supplements, or products recommended by a naturopathic doctor add up each month.
Invest in your health
With an overwhelming selection of health products, it helps to know what will pay dividends. It is always wise to consult about which products are right for you, and to get as much information as you can to make knowledgeable and informed choices.
For each dollar you spend on your health, consider the investment into your future life.
Preventative health is cost effective, proactive, and smart. We do so by education and through knowledge and caring about your unique self.
I am not a Naturopathic Doctor
In British Columbia and in Canada, Naturopathic Doctors are regulated as physicians who can diagnose and treat disease. Aaron Ander is a Certified Nutritional Consultant, and a Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner, and has certificates in Nutrition and Mental Health, Mental Health and Addictions, and Holistic Iridology. Instead of diagnosis, Aaron provides Holistic Health assessments and treats symptoms of imbalance in the body based on health history and information seen in the iris of the eyes. Aaron cannot diagnose disease or treat disease as a Naturopathic Doctor would.
What do the designations Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNP) and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner™ (ROHP) mean?
CNP is granted to graduates from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition that receive a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition.
In British Columbia, holistic nutrition is an unregulated profession, with many practitioners throughout the province. Membership in an association like the IONC offers assurances that members have a high level of integrity in their professional practices to maintain good standing.
Registered Dietitian vs. Holistic Nutritionist
Do I need to ask my family Doctor before the consult?
Medical Treatment can continue alongside new foods and supplements. Holistic nutrition addresses symptom of body imbalance that can be corrected by supporting the nourishment of vital organs, and the restoration of nutrient sufficiency.
Is this service psychotherapy or counseling?
Counseling is a general term that applies to any kind of counselor who provides direct support for mental health. Psychotherapy is “therapy” for your “psyche”. Aaron’s education is Holistic and draws on several disciplines that together view mental health in a context that includes the physical body, emotional wellness and self-care, thoughts and beliefs, and leads us to an overall experience of peace, serenity, and overall well-being.
Please continue to follow medical advice and keep counsel with your family doctor.
No Barrier Health Care
I will not turn away clients on the basis of prejudice, discrimination, or undue biases. My ideal client is one who is ready to make positive changes to their lives, their attitudes, and their relationship to their body and mind, for a more healthy one.
As a practitioner I can also help to advocate for my clients while navigating complex health concerns, through an integrative and complimentary approach, working with your medical team. I am glad to work alongside your medical and alternative practitioners to find ways that can enhance the success of you healing.
Are you experiencing financial hardship?
Please contact with me to figure out a way to make these fees more realistic for you. No person will be turned away on financial terms alone.
In practice since 2005, based in Nelson British Columbia
For a confidential discussion about planning a healthy life
New clients start free with a 30 minute phone call