Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition (IPTN)

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Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition (IPTN)


Accepting new patients?
Yes, patients/clients
Accepting new opportunities? Yes...
Speaking / Help a Reporter, Surprise me!
Roles - Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Treatment Team
Healthcare Provider (Tailors treatment to individual needs), MNT informed Clinician (Collaborates on nutrition guidance), Prescriber (Manages medication adjustments), Metabolic Health Coach (Facilitates dietary & lifestyle changes)
Medical conditions:
General metabolic health, Diabetes, Type 2, Diabetes, Type 1, Obesity / Metabolic Syndrome / Insulin Resistance
Medical Nutrition Therapies
Therapeutic nutrition, evidence-based
Cultural competencies...
Indigenous / First Peoples / Native American
Metabolic Health - generalist, Nutrition
Virtual or In-person?
Office Address
British Columbia

IPTN prepares health professionals to safely prescribe therapeutic nutrition. Includes all nutritional approaches with evidence-base for treating chronic disease. Their annual report is an excellent read. Active, curated discussion among clinicians. This Canadian charity makes all its information available for free.

Theme for 2023 "Everyone should know" that Diabetes remission is possible.

Focused on professional education for healthcare providers.  

What is Therapeutic Nutrition?

"Therapeutic nutrition is a way for people to use personalized evidence-based eating strategies to reduce or reverse specific chronic conditions or symptoms of a chronic disease."

IPTN's Annual virtual conferences - Therapeutic Nutrition &

  • Diabetes remission (2020, 2021, 2023)
  • Type 1 Diabetes (2022)

Community of Practice

  • Free on-line forum for practitioners and advocates.  Must register first. They're respectful with their email.
  • Type 2 Diabetes Network resources. Part of British Columbia's Patient Safety & Quality Council

Professional training & certifications in Therapeutic Nutrition

  • Level 1: Foundations  - 12 hours
  • Level 2: Skill Building Workshops - 6 hours

Tracts specific to dietitians, pharmacists, physicians, & nurses. Coming soon for physicians

Monthly Webinars

Over 3 years of past webinars.

Diabetes Remission (is) Possible 

Excellent, free consumer education resource developed with public funding and Canadian government support.

IPTN's Annual Report

Insightful overview of their first 6 years.


Cecile Seth | November 3, 2022
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