Do you fancy learning more about the role of optimum nutrition in our daily lives?
Have you ever considered doing a short course in Nutrition, it could be much easier to achieve than you think and it really could improve your quality of life?
Who should consider such a course?
Whether you are a complementary health practitioner who wants to use nutrition to support a different naturopathic discipline, or perhaps you are someone who doesn’t want to enter the complementary health profession but instead simply wants to be nutritionally empowered to be able to prepare a comprehensive nutritional regime for family and friends, using dietary foods, supported by natural food supplements, rather than the mass marketed inorganic nutrient forms, from one easy to follow, information source that doesn’t constantly contradict itself, as we know from experience that no two books on nutrition ever seem to agree!
Nutrition and Health Certificate (section one)
Following the launch of Nutrigolds fully IEB accredited online, Nutrition and Health Course in 2010, this has become one of the most popular ways to learn and understand the real merits of Naturopathic Nutrition in the UK, which has the added bonus of being possible from the comfort of your own home at times to suit your lifestyle. Today everyone needs to know some basics of nutrition; we all know that we are what we eat, but do we really understand the nutritional value of what we are eating, see Dr Plaskett’s newsletter entitled Surviving the British Diet for more insight. We feel that this course will give you information that can make a big difference to your life in the short and long term.. The course is delivered entirely by distance learning and upon successful completion, leads to an IEB accredited certificate in nutrition from The Nutrigold Education Service. The course consists of twelve sections of written material and one textbook (Diet And Nutrition A Holistic Approach, by Rudolph Ballentime at an additional cost, currently £12.29 on Amazon), although we may introduce a second A & P book in time). In the course you will be guided from online course notes to the book text and back again in accordance with a straightforward program of study. There is no formal examination for you to worry about. However, at the end of certain sections you will be asked to complete a multiple choice questionnaire, which serves to check comprehension and coverage. These answers will be logged with us for our records. A certificate in Nutrition and Health will be issued to you if you have shown us that you have read and thoroughly understood the course content. This course also offers you access to an online student forum, so you can also have the opportunity to converse directly with like minded nutritional students.
Additional Ten hours contact training required if you want to be a Registered Nutritional Adviser with The FNTP. This can be achieved by attended 10 hours worth of our live nutritional webinars.
However, if you want to work as a Nutritional Advisor, ideally you need to consider joining a practitioner organisation, so you can have recognition within the profession. This IEB externally accredited course, with the addition of further ten hours attendance training is accepted by The Federation of Nutritional Therapists (FNTP) www.fntp.org.uk as an entry level to their organisation. Once you become a “Registered Nutritional Advisor” with the FNTP you can obtain access to the relevant insurance cover needed to actively function within this profession. Nutrigold will be offering a module that can allow you to achieve the required ten contact training hours. However, as there is no set date or geographical location for these days, these will be made available by Nutrigold at an agreed cost and location, subject to the student attendance levels.
Nutritionally supporting disease and illness (section two).
After completing the Nutrition & Health Course, you may think that you would like to take the subject further, but with a more clinical slant, to enable you to use nutrition within your practice. To help people move forward in this way. After students complete the online Nutrition & Health Course, we are currently developing a new section that can be simply added to the first section of the online Nutrition & Health Course which will deliver valuable information on how to employ traditional naturopathic techniques that deliver effective nutritional support for some of the more common health issues we see in the UK. This section will be a course of similar size and depth to the online Nutrition & Health Course, but is directed much more towards a nutritional clinical perspective. The aim here may be either to maintain existing good health or to improve the health of people with moderate health problems.
Nutrition and Health Certificate
Our course in nutrition and health will teach you basic nutritional principles and help you formulate healthy diets and set out well-informed programmes when faced with the bewildering array of nutritional supplements on the shelves today. Specifically, it will help you:
1. Gain a general understanding of the subject;
2. Grasp the fundamentals of the cell’s need for nutrients;
3. Appreciate the role of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals;
4. Understand the basics of how these nutrients work in the body;
5. Be aware of the enormous health benefits that can come from favourable dietary change;
6. Appreciate the merits of particular foods and nutrients.
This teaches the basic science of the bulk nutrients, protein, carbohydrate and fat. These are the suppliers of food energy, essential amino acids and fatty acids. You will want to understand these so as to manipulate them with skill.
This will illuminate the nature of the cell and explain how the energy of the cell is generated and what functions the cell must perform using that energy. It explains calories as units of energy measurement and the dynamic role of the enzymes in the cells.
This explains the importance of the controlled environment inside the cell. It particularly stresses how important it is to maintain the balance between sodium and potassium and between calcium and magnesium.
This shows you how the cell needs to remain vital and active and to maintain the integrity of its energy systems and enzymes. It stresses the cell’s need to excrete waste and toxic materials and to actively cleanse. This approach is both naturopathic and science-based.
This emphasises and explains the importance of micro minerals. It shows them in their role as enzyme activators and how they contribute in this way to cell energy and to maintaining the cell’s integrity and function. It explains the key roles and characteristics of individual micro minerals.
This covers the entire group of vitamins. It shows how they activate enzymes, contribute to cell energy and increase vitality. It explains their differing functions and characteristics.
This explains how the complex population of bacteria in the intestines contribute to maintaining vitality and health. In particular, it will become clear how these bacteria aid cleansing and the maintenance of a good environment within the body, which is so essential to good health. It includes how to nurture your own bowel flora organisms.
This identifies the ’suppressive’ foods – those which block the body’s elimination of toxins. It separates them from the ‘eliminative’ foods – those which enable or enhance the voiding of toxins. It gives the characteristics (in this respect) of the main food groups. It will tell you what problem foods to avoid and identify the acid-producing foods.
This provides a great deal of data on the composition of foods, their content and the main differences between them. This is a working mass of data to enable your own design of health-giving diets.
This is an introduction to allergies or intolerances – what they are; physical signs and symptoms, the most frequent; maskedhidden andor addictive allergies; causes of allergy – food, chemical, emotional and mental; stages of allergy; different types of allergy – fixed, variable, cyclic; managing allergies and sensitivities – how to handle them; rotation diets (including the rotation chart); allergy testing and its limitations; food additives and chemicals; the role of nutrition in all this.
This provides clear guidance on designing maintenance nutritional diets that, compared to most ordinary diets, should improve health.
This explains and demystifies the subject of vitamin and mineral supplements and their use. It enables you to design simple maintenance and health-giving programmes of supplementation