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My name is Nonie De Long and I’m an Orthomolecular Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and student of Homeopathy. My first love was the intersection between theology and social justice issues as they merge in community development initiatives, which I was studying at university when my young son became increasingly mentally ill. By the tender age of 7 he was extremely violent, paranoid, obsessive, tangential, and incapable of learning or self-regulation and was given his first mental health diagnosis. For years he was unable to attend school or enjoy any normal activities. I was forced to suspend everything to find him help, as mainstream medical interventions only made him sicker. After years of searching, I found orthomolecular psychiatry and it transformed him – and our lives – and drew me in. The change was miraculous, such that by high school my son was a model, honour roll student and anti-bullying activist. I returned to study this incredible medicine and now operate a consulting practice where I specialize in nutritional and orthomolecular interventions (incorporating herbs and homeopathics where indicated) for mental, emotional, and physical health issues. My vision is to create a truly integrative and supportive mental health care system in Canada to facilitate dignity and quality of life for those troubled by mental and emotional illness in our society.

ROHP, RNCP, CNP, FDN

Nonie De Long

Orthomolecular Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Herbalist, Writer, Student of Homeopathy


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  • What is a nutritionist?
  • What is an orthomolecular nutritionist?
  • What is functional medicine?
  • What is herbalism?
  • What is homeopathy?
  • What is Mood Food?
  • What is the cost?
What is a nutritionist?

A nutritionist is someone who believes that the food and nutrients and toxins you consume affect your health deeply. Consequently they teach people which foods are healthiest, how to find them, how to read labels to avoid lesser ingredients, and how to prepare the foods to be delicious and enjoyable.

Clients are always amazed that I am not a kale salad nutritionist! I take traditional foods and reinvent them to make them healthy AND delicious. Sign up for a cooking class to learn how easy it can be!


What is an orthomolecular nutritionist?

An Orthomolecular Nutritionist is someone who uses nutrients in supplement form as an adjunct to foods for optimal health. Food alone is not enough when people have long standing imbalances (disease) and deficiencies due to poor lifestyle or compromised digestion and assimilation, or hereditary weaknesses in specific organs, giving them greater than normal need for certain nutrients. Thus, supplements are targeted to address imbalances in biochemistry. This medicine began in the 1950’s by a young Canadian psychiatrist and biochemist, Dr. Abram Hoffer, who found ways to use large doses of nutrients to reverse many serious health problems.

To continue this research Dr. Hoffer founded The Canadian and the International Societies for Orthomolecular Medicine. There is also an annual conference, featuring pioneering physicians from around the world who are dedicated to researching the link between biochemistry and disease treatment. Hoffer also began the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (JOM), dedicated to peer reviewed research in the field. Archives are available online.

I believe Orthomolecular Medicine is the medicine of the future. We will use food and food based nutrients as first-line medical intervention rather than dangerous, outrageously priced, addictive, and suppressing pharmaceuticals wherever possible. As a nutritionist I am uniquely informed and impassioned about Orthomolecular psychiatry and nutrition because it was Dr.. Hoffer who tutored me in how to successfully treat my son.


What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is orthomolecular medicine by a different name. A functional medicine practitioner uses various laboratory diagnostic tools as well as clinical assessment tools to determine biochemical imbalances in the body, using a scale that is more sensitive than that of M.D.’s. For example, they can detect diabetes or hypothyroidism before they reach the threshold for formal diagnosis. Functional medicine has great results treating health imbalances that are not corrected by mainstream medical care because it addresses the root imbalances driving disease. It also offers the added advantage of addressing disease patterns before they are full blown and difficult to turn around.

Functional medicine practitioners use computer programs that take the assorted laboratory data and create an assessment profile of each client with treatment suggestions to guide their treatment recommendations. Supplements are recommended based on the imbalances. This is very beneficial for clients to give a clear understanding of the specific treatment program. It also enables the practitioner to track progress through measurable data.

My clients are tested via hair, serum, saliva, breath, and urine analysis (as needed) and receive a detailed printed explanation of any imbalances and treatment recommendations.


What is herbalism?

Herbalism is the study and use of herbs medicinally. It’s ancient and most of the world’s population still uses herbal medicine as the primary form of medical care. Herbal medicine is very gentle, yet potent, and many pharmaceuticals are derived from active ingredients in plants. For example, nattokinase from natto is used to remove plaque from arterial walls. Red yeast rice extract is used to do the same. The active ingredient in aspirin is taken from willowbark. Saw palmetto contains an ingredient known to shrink the prostate by impacting DHT. Red clover rids the blood of excess testosterone and is great in balancing teen hormonal issues in males. There are thousands more examples.

I create custom herbal teas and tinctures for clients to address imbalances and weaknesses and improve health conditions naturally.


What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an entire medical system, with its own medicines. Homeopathy is based on the law of similars, that is, like cures like. The medicines are used to stimulate the vital force within the client to overcome the disease on their own and these medicines can be used for acute and chronic illness, as well as to palliate at end of life or during trauma. It takes a good degree of skill and mastery to prescribe successfully, but when a homeopath is successful the results are truly astounding.

No other system of medicine is as powerful at bringing about complete amelioration of illness, in my clinical and personal experience. Because of this varied toolkit, I am uniquely able to help people with complex health issues.


What is Mood Food?

Mood Food is what I call the diet I have developed. It’s been perfected after over a decade of experimentation and clinical success, and helps people who have gluten intolerance, leaky gut, all sorts of digestive and bowel woes, food intolerances, chronic inflammation of any sort (all “itis” diseases: arthritis, colitis, pancreatitis, etc.), yeast conditions, chronic low immunity, type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome and blood pressure and heart issues, and mood and mental health imbalances. Moreover, skin, sleep, bone health, and mental clarity will all improve.

The goal isn’t weight loss but healthy weight is a side effect of optimal health. Many people are skinny and lean but plagued by health problems, nonetheless. You want a diet that makes you healthy for a rich life, in which a good figure is just a natural consequence.

It is also a diet that is respectful of nature and our place in it, and which supports sustainable farming, produces very little toxic waste, boycots agribusiness, mono-cropping, pesticides, dishonest food labeling and all sorts of nefarious food stuff goings-on – all simply by opting out. The food I teach clients to eat is all natural and can be largely gotten from a farmer – bypassing the need to guess at sourcing. For necessary store-bought products I share info on responsible purchasing as I come across it, including online sourcing that cuts out the need to even leave your home.

Surprising to some, it is also delicious and easy to maintain once you have gotten a meal plan down. There is no restriction on how much you eat. This is a diet you can truly maintain for life and not feel you are missing out or starving yourself of something better. Contact me or become a client to learn more about the diet and what it can do for you.


What is the cost?

I work with clients for a minimum of 6 months to address 1-2 health problems. Most health problems can be addressed successfully in that time, For complex mental health, addiction, and autoimmune issues the client will see results in that time but another 6 months may be necessary. Weight loss time frames depend on the amount of weight to lose and the drive of the client to follow through and make recommended changes.

The initial fee is $1000 – broken into $750 for various testing & $250 for the assessment, supplement directions, nutrition outline, and herbal and homeopathic direction. (Comparatively, this testing through a naturopath has cost me 900-1200, plus the consultation fee, with no nutritional guidance; the cost of a herbalist consult ranges from 100-250; the cost of a homeopathic intake consult is usually around 175-200; nutrition intakes usually cost 100-200. Clients get all this in one with me.) Clients then pay a fee per month (minimum 6 months) to work together to implement the outline. This fee is determined by the client’s individual needs.

Femme Fit clients pay $500 per month, as do mental health and addiction clients. Clients with uncomplicated chronic conditions pay 200 per month. Clients with an acute condition needing a one time consult (ie: children’s ear infection, poison ivy, skin rash, digestive or sleep issue, injury or trauma) can pay $200 for the consult and recommendation without the 6 month agreement.

We check in weekly and clients are given weekly audio/video learning tools and recipes – to help implement changes at home. Clients are also able to participate in cooking classes I offer at half cost and host no cost cooking classes in their home with 5 paying participants. At the end of the 6 months clients are equipped with accurate information to address their health concern. They know how to read labels, how to avoid and substitute for unhealthy foods, how to source ethical meat, how to meal plan, prep, and cook, and how to use supplements and superfoods.  They will have addressed 1-2 health concerns and will have improved body weight and mass, and notice improved energy and mental/ emotional health. Clients are encouraged to retest to assess changes in biochemistry and direct supplementation going forward at the 6 month mark, but it is not mandatory. This is an optional service and the fee is $750. At this point clients have all the tools to master their dietary health on a day to day basis.

Femme Fitt clients will have the added benefit of understanding key exercise concepts and myths and have clear plans for minimal effort and maximum results with exercise, with opportunities to connect with others in group exercise in the community.

All prices are subject to applicable taxes.

Herbal and homeopathic remedies, supplements, and in person classes are extra, but evaluations and recommendations for these will be included in the fees. Some health care plans include nutrition expenses under preventative health care.



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