I am passionate about training practitioners to understand the basic principles of naturopathy and to be able to apply this knowledge in their practice.
I am involved in the following courses:
Nutritional Therapist course (level 1):
I am the lead tutor and co-author of The School of Health’s correspondence Nutritional Therapist course. The course is fully accredited by the Federation of Nutritional Therapist Practitioners (FNTP) and includes basic information on macro and micronutrients, allergies, PNEI, hormonal imbalances, detoxification, supplementation, fasting, acid and alkaline balance, adrenal fatigue, dietary analysis, naturopathic philosophy, naturopathic nutrition and much more. The course includes a 3 day training event and leads to being able to register with the FNTP as a Nutritional Therapist. It is a good stepping stone to the bigger courses in Nutritional Therapy and Naturopathic medicine. It is a standalone course and leads to a qualification in Nutritional therapy or can be used towards higher qualifications in naturopathic medicine and nutritional therapy. Students on this course can also attend courses with The Classical Kinesiology Institute and learn valuable kinesiology techniques to use in practice alongside Nutritional Therapy.
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This course includes Ayurveda: philosophy, anatomy, physiology, Doshas, Dhatus, Agni and Ama, 6 stages of the disease process; Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle; 5 element Chinese Medicine and how this can be used to identify energy imbalances in clients, living naturally with the seasons, 5 Element diet and lifestyle; Tibetan Medicine: philosophy, the three mental poisons, three humours, the effect of the mind upon the body, Tibetan seven body constituents and three waste products, seasonal changes and recommended diets; Unani Medicine: history, practice, humours, temperaments, diet and lifestyle; Homeopathy: philosophy, miasms, law of cure and simple classical prescribing; Homotoxicology and the 6 phase table and course of disease; Naturopathy: history, philosophy and practice and how it relates to homeopathy and Eastern Medicine; Psychosocial skills: history of psychology and how the mind affects the body, adrenal fatigue, PNEI, and constitutions/personality types; Hydrotherapy: history, philosophy and simple practical techniques; An introduction to Iridology: recognising major iris signs and the main constitutions; Dentistry and Health: the effects of dental procedures on health, connections between health of the body and oral health, teeth and meridian connections.
This course is perfect for any therapist wanting to understand more about alternative medicine and truly understand the root of disease. It can be done after the level 1 or 2 Nutritional Therapist course or as an adjunct for another discipline. It is a standalone course because it studies Eastern Medicine in depth and then relates this to our current understanding of Western Medicine. Accreditation will be sought with the General Naturopathic council for this course to count towards a diploma in naturopathic medicine.
Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine (level 2):
This course is naturopathic in its approach and includes all the core elements of Nutritional Therapy and Nutrition Practitioner as laid down by the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA) and British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT). The course includes the study of the macronutrients and micronutrients in detail, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, western nutrition, anti-nutrients, dietary analysis, human microbiome, acid and alkaline, biological systems and nutrition, PNEI, Allergies and the stress response (Hans Selye, McEwen), inflammation as a healing response; drugs and pharmacology; herbalism, types of diet, Drug interactions, detoxification, constitutions, supplementation, case taking, functional medicine in detail, and much more. The course includes a dissertation. This course will seek accreditation with NNA and BANT and will then count towards a naturopathic diploma (ND).
This course differs from other Nutritional Therapy courses because it approaches each subject naturopathically and then relates it to our current understanding of modern and functional medicine. Successful students will therefore have the required knowledge to work in both areas and a depth of understanding which will support them in their practice of Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy.
Gloucester College Foundation Degree in Health and Complementary Therapies:
I teach the nutrition module for Gloucester College for their Foundation Degree in Health and Complementary Therapies.