Prospectus

  • Train as a Naturopathic Nutritionist with an acclaimed expert and author
  • Learn how to diagnose which foods, vitamins and herbs will be most helpful to an individual client or patient
  • Learn the six principles of disease origin, the naturopathic interpretation of symptoms, and how to design an effective detoxification program
  • Learn how to find and interpret research that will help in your healing work
  • Learn Linda Lazarides’ special methods for people who don’t respond to conventional weight control programmes

Who Will Benefit From This Course

  • Practitioners, students and teachers of CAM disciplines such as osteopathy, chiropractic, reflexology, herbal medicine, yoga
  • Healthcare workers and practitioners of conventional medicine
  • Those who are planning a CAM career
  • Those who are interested in improving their own or their family’s health
  • Those who are seeking new approaches to help their own medical condition or that of a family member
  • Those who would like to develop a firm foundation in order to write about CAM, health, nutrition and related subjects.

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What’s Different About This Naturopathy School?

Linda Lazarides believes that naturopathic nutrition has polarized into two camps. One of these teaches general healthy eating and that one diet fits all. The other restricts almost all its teachings to the ‘evidence-based’ medical model and the results of clinical trials which have been designed to fit a pharmaceutical model.

In Linda’s experience, doctors and scientists do not necessarily need us to copy their model. They just want to understand our reasons. Linda’s teachings aim to create a holistic bridge between old school naturopathy and the valuable lessons that we can learn from scientific research and clinical trials in our field.

However, these lessons should not always be taken at face value. Linda believes that the main difference between conventional and alternative approaches lies in how the research is interpreted. She teaches her students how to ‘join up the dots’ in such a way that scientific knowledge can be used to hone and refine individual naturopathic treatments.

In this course you will learn an eclectic approach to naturopathic nutrition, and protocols that will help you get the best results for every patient or client. If you are already qualified as a health practitioner you will find that our training takes your understanding of health and nutrition to a new level.

What Qualifications Will You Obtain?

After completing the course and successfully carrying out all monthly assignments plus a final dissertation, you will be awarded a Diploma entitling you to practise as a natural health consultant specializing in naturopathic nutrition.

The Modules

1. Is official health advice enough?
Naturopaths believe that current official health advice is not adequate, especially in the West, and does not reflect what research is really telling us. This module explores information from a larger number of medical publications than the few popular ones upon which current public health policy is based. In this introductory module you will learn the fundamentals of nutritional science, what constitutes a truly balanced diet, and how to design a healthy menu. You will discover what researchers are really saying, and learn how to keep up to date with valuable new information.

2 & 3. The origins of chronic disease
Before the discovery of antibiotics, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and typhus were some of the biggest health problems in the West. Now chronic degenerative diseases are our main public health challenge. Naturopaths believe that chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, thyroid problems, IBS and cancers start long before they begin to display symptoms. In these modules you will learn the six basic principles of disease origin, plus the true cost to health of modern environmental factors, certain food industry practices, cooking methods or medical treatments.

We will also explore the real differences between conventional and naturopathic medicine. We will look at the prejudices we have to overcome, and how we can improve our communication with conventional health-care workers and convey the message that naturopathic treatments are a serious treatment modality.

4. Food as medicine
Many foods are now known to have special medicinal properties. In this module you will learn the true, proven value of many individual foods and ingredients, and why they protect against and can even help to treat certain diseases.

5 & 6. Specific health problems and the naturopathic approach
These modules look at a wide range of ailments and diseases, and how to understand them from a naturopathic viewpoint. We will explore how knowledge gleaned from research studies and clinical trials can be used to reverse the metabolic processes which triggered the disease, with the aim of restoring wellness.

Conditions which will be covered include anaemias, eye and ear diseases, female hormonal problems, diabetes (type II) and metabolic syndrome, thyroid disorders, low immunity, birth defects, heart and artery disease, infertility, mental and behavioural illness, Alzheimer’s and senility, osteoporosis, pregnancy problems, post-natal depression, water retention, auto-immune diseases, digestive tract diseases, headache and migraine, sinusitis, arthritis and gout, kidney problems, lung diseases, skin diseases, urinary tract diseases, hepatitis, varicose veins, ageing, autism, cancers, chronic fatigue syndrome, epilepsy, gall-bladder disease, hyperactivity (ADHD), colds and flu, herpes, worms, male erectile dysfunction.

7. Weight loss issues
There is still a widely-held belief that calorie control and exercise are the answer to all weight loss problems. Many people who have faithfully followed this approach with no success know that this is not true. In this module you will learn why this approach does not always work, and how many other factors can disrupt metabolism and hinder weight and fat loss, especially in those aged over 45.

8 & 9. Practical naturopathic protocols
How to take a case history and follow up a case. Using a diagnostic questionnaire, clinical tests, food intolerance tests, therapeutic diets, detoxification, when to recommend lab tests, when to refer to other practitioners. This module also explores how to motivate your patients and clients and help them to overcome difficulties such as food aversions and food addictions.

10. Ethical, safety and legal issues
This module will look at issues such as drug-nutrient interactions, what to do if a client is taking prescription drugs, cautions when working with the seriously ill, and practice issues including professional insurance, advertising and permitted claims.

After Module 10 you will have four weeks to complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

All assignments are optional and need only be completed by those who wish to earn the school’s Diploma. There are ten monthly assignments (one for each module) plus a final end-of-course dissertation, all of which are submitted online.

Course Fee

The cost of this 1-year intensive course is currently 1,836 US dollars, payable in 12 monthly instalments of 153.00 USD each.

To calculate the cost in your own currency, use Google, e.g. enter “convert 1836 USD to GBP” in the Google search box.

How To Apply

Click here to apply for this course.

If you have any questions about our course, we will be glad to answer them by email;  please contact us here.

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