The Total Nutrition Diva, also affectionately known as Dar, is a certified Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Live Blood Analyst, (CBA), and Health Product Knowledge Expert. She can look at a client’s blood under a microscope to see how it is processing nutrients, determine how balanced the entire digestive system is functioning, the overall health of the client, and make supplement recommendations that best work for their unique makeup. "Understanding your health is all about understanding how your body is able to absorb nutrients". Darpan’s health knowledge and protocols have had clients seek her out from across the globe.
A philanthropist, partnering and supporting many local charities the Total Nutrition Diva is always on the go yet somehow manages to remain present for each life touches.
The Nutritionist On Call™ naturally evolved from a series of conversations with clients, who wanted more frequent access to her expertise over shorter periods of time, remotely or in person. Naturally, her creative and intuitive ingenue had her come up with this service responsible for her many clients that she has succeeded in healing and helping thrive.
At home, the Total Nutrition Diva is the mother of three beautiful children who keep her very busy, and inspire her daily. Her eleven year old daughter started her own business in 2016, formulating her own natural lip and body balms. Following in her mother's footsteps, the initiative raises money for children and pets in need. Her two boys always keep her thinking outside the box and can often times be found helping out mum by giving her an extra hand with the Wellness centre she orchestrates.
Here is a snippet of our interview with her, as featured on her new podcast:
How did you get started?
I worked at a Natural Emporium- it was my grandfather's store in Ottawa. When I came to Canada as a foreign student, I began working with him while completing high school. I thought I wanted to become a pharmacologist, but during a co-op program at a pharmacy I soon realized that it was not the path I wanted to pursue. In a way my experience there did help to confirm for me that I loved helping people, and I wanted to be in the health industry.
I decided to change gears and go into what was inherent for me. With full enthusiasm, I enrolled in a Nutrition program at the Canadian School of Nutrition, IHN, and went on to pursue various continuing education courses, ranging from botany and aromatherapy, Live Blood Analysis and plant therapies.
I was 19 when I started my first business and went on to buy my first health store at age 21!
What's your favourite part of what you do?
I love the analysis that accompanies Live blood. Blood never lies. It gives me deep insights into what's going on inside the body. I combine that with qualitative information I gather from my clients, and then I'm able to best guide them back onto the path of wellness.
I love that moment when an 'aha' happens, and I feel as though I've made a lasting impact.
What's one best piece of advice for everyone?
Listen to your body!
We're so busy, always on the go, working, that we forget about ourselves. Especially women. Women take on everything with enthusiasm, but often forget to take time to assess what is and isn’t working for us personally.
I ask my clients, ‘how do you feel when you're eating?’
Most often they say they don't know.
We must change that, because Awareness is essential on the path to health. All of the minor changes that happen affect the major organs. We must pay more attention and attune ourselves to our internal health.
Your body has ways of making you listen if you don't listen.
What do you feel the world needs today?
Understanding. I feel the world needs to heal.
We can achieve this through mindfulness, compassion and forgiveness.
Disease is dis-ease manifested in the body, from the cumulative effects of letting yourself stay consumed with heavy negative emotions and trauma that ultimately result in one detaching from their connection between mind, body and spirit.
Remember, healers are not just to here to heal you, but to help you understand and teach you, and empower you to heal yourself!