“Let food be thy medicine” is the essence of this course. Our approach to nutrition teaches students how to eat healthy with whole foods rather than receive nutrients through supplementation. Whole foods are unprocessed and unrefined foods, similar to how they are found in nature, which typically do not contain additives like salt, fats, sugars, and stabilizers. You will learn which foods contain which nutrients, as well as learn about the energetics of food. This course is unique in that it provides students with a strong foundation in modern nutrition and Asian traditions including Ayurveda. It is a vegetarian and vegan based nutrition course
You will also learn traditional uses for foods in medicine. For example, you will understand how adzuki beans help restore adrenal function, why leafy greens food will clear the liver and detoxify the body and many other food as medicine tips from all over the world. We will help you to understand Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine and their theories that some foods can heat a person up or cool them down, provide an extra earth element in the body or foods that can clear blockages or stagnation in the liver and so many other interesting ways of looking at health.
In addition, you will study the most prevalent causes of death in the modern world—heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—and how diet plays a crucial role in preventing and reversing these diseases. Most pharmaceutical companies and food corporations focus on isolating specific nutrients and turning them into pill form or fortifying otherwise nutrient-lacking food rather than promoting a whole food diet. The problem with this approach is that humans require several nutrients that work in conjunction with each other to support a healthy lifestyle, and when scientist isolate vitamins and minerals they also do not consider that they these nutrients may not be as effective taken separately. Whereas a holistic approach is to provide the information on how to obtain a complex combination of nutrients by eating a wide variety of fresh and unprocessed, primarily plant-based foods and dispelling the protein myth. (Download a free chart on vegetarian sources and combinations of complete protein here).
We also take you into some of the larger issues of nutrition and how food affects our planet. The author John Robbins elaborates on the effects of food choices on the earth’s environment and other living creatures. He also shows you how food corporations with vested interests have been manipulating people with false claims and half-truths about nutritional information distributed in schools and for doctors.
Major topics covered:
- Ayurvedic Nutrition
- Wholefood Nutrition
- Scientific Nutrition
- Food as Medicine
- Ayurvedic Medical Theories
- Chinese Medical Theory
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Politics and Natural Medicine
- Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition
Upon completion of this course, you will be a certified Whole Food Nutrition Consultant. With the knowledge gained from this course you will be able to educate your clients and family on how to incorporate nutritious, balanced foods into a realistic diet plan to help them reach their health goals, whether it’s permanent weight loss, more energy and/or improved body function. In addition, this program will also provide information on how to make appropriate lifestyle changes to reduce the incidence of developing disease and increase overall quality of life.
Price: AUD $795 (Not including textbooks)
Duration: 9 months to complete
Correspondence Course: Self-paced with access to instructor tutor
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This is an exciting and versatile nutrition course that can be used as a stand alone course or combined with our other distance learning courses to make you a more holistically minded health practitioner. The Whole Food Nutrition course is one of five sections of our Holistic Naturopathy Diploma course. Completing the Whole Food Nutrition course will also give you credit if you want to go on to complete our Naturopathic program.