Who is Maria Licandro?


I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and the owner of Lifetime Natural Nutrition. Along with my practice of over 18 years, I was a teacher at the CS.N.N. and have spoken to large and small audiences about the life-changing effects that nutrition can have on our bodies. I have also trained in many other supportive health modalities to understand the function of the body and its stressors. I am very committed to my work and I believe that the body has the possibility to heal if given the ingredients and tools to do so. The key to preventative and unstoppable health is in your hands.

Rewind – my Career…

You see I was not always in good health.  After my third child, I was diagnosed with cancer and had to have extensive surgery to remove a large tumor in my pelvis. I was told that chemo could not be offered in this case and was set up for radiation.  Unfortunately (or not), that option was also taken away from me once they saw the negative effect radiation could have on all my other organs in that area.  After 2 month stay in hospital to stabilize the area and then intensive rehab, I went through many medications to help deal with all the nerve damage in that area and suffered from unmanageable pain as the medications were fixing one thing but having a drastic effect on other areas of my body.  Once I was allowed to go home, I investigated natural ways and worked with a natural practitioner to help me rid my body of all the medications and to help my digestion and pain return to health.  The results of implementing the missing ingredients with natural remedies, yoga, and the change to a more whole foods diet came with positive, wonderful health changes. No medications were needed.  I could not believe how I was healing with each month.  I was so impressed I changed my career and went back to school and graduated with honors and a certificate in Food and Nutrition.  I opened my own health clinic and the rest is history.

I can relate…

Like most of you, I lead a very hectic life and can understand how health may take the back seat when tending to my 3 children, a husband, career, and caregiver for my aging parents. I experienced firsthand how important balance in life and making time for self-love and nurturing can save a life.

Fast Forward…

It is because of all my success with the clients I was fortunate to meet and work with, that I feel it is very important, and, my responsibility to enlighten others, like you who have visited my website for answers to improve your health.

It is my passion and honor to be able to guide my clients to return to optimum health.




Although there is plenty of information on natural alternatives to be learned, Maria provides a more personal and individual approach to health. She believes in teaching others about their own bodies, and, how to get to the root of their “dis-ease” and not just cover up their symptoms with a pill.

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

– Goethe

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Lifetime Natural Nutrition is a nutrition

We understand that healthy eating starts at home, which is why we offer unique services that inspire you and your family to find a healthier eating style. Whether your personal health goals includes weight management, chronic disease prevention, digestive disorders, hormonal issues, Cancer support or simply to transform your kitchen into a more inviting place to prepare healthy meals – we are here to help!  All consulting is centered on sound science, self-belief, and willingness to improve.

Q. Why see Maria Licandro R.H.N., R.N.C.P?

Ask yourself: What can nutrition do for me?

1) Improve your energy!

2) Eliminate digestive stress; gas bloating, constipation & irregularity.

3) Balance your weight, hormones, blood pressure, cholestrol, and immune system.

4) Prevent colds and flu, allergies, headaches,PMS and mood swings.

5) Strenghten your ability to deal with stress; prevent mid-day “energy crashes” or burnout.

What will Maria Licandro offer you?


1) A complete personal assessment to balance and support problem areas and an individual approach to health.

2) Nutritional recommendations based on your personal health goals and concerns, including food guidelines and when necessary, supplement guidelines.

3) A menu plan that meets your specific needs and healthy shopping tips.

4) A computer printout of your personal action plan towards better health.

The key to health is learning how to balance the challenges your body faces every day with the proper nutrients. Knowledge is power

Lifetime Natural Nutrition can provide you the necessary information to stay in balance.

Q. I have a terrible case of the “Winter Blues”. What can I do nutritionally?

A. You are not alone. Many individuals find our shorter and colder Canadian winter’s take a toll on their energy and moods. Fortunately, specific nutrition can help people go through the winter blues with less stress. There are certain nutritional vitamins in food and supplements that help balance certain hormones like cortisol (stress hormones) and serotonin (brain chemical) which can affect feelings of depression, lethargy, and lack of motivation that can interfere with daily activities.

Getting enough vitamin D from sunlight is important. Since we don’t get a lot of sunshine in the winter up here in Canada, a vitamin D supplement is recommended. Taken with a meal, a dose of 1,000 to 2000 IU daily is important. Vitamin B12 and folic acid are two other important nutrients that have been reported to help with moods, energy and stress. As with vitamin D supplements, you should consult with a nutritionist to determine the proper dosages for you and to address any deficiencies in your diet.

Maria Licandro R.N.C.P

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth – the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:

that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help open that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

– Goethe

To make an appointment, call 416-930-0902 or use the form below to email Maria!