Naturopathic nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine. It also focuses on the importance of detoxification and cleansing, as only fully-functioning organs are able to absorb and utilise nutrients optimally.
Interest in nutrition seems to be at an all-time high, both for health and cosmetic reasons. The upsurge in many chronic conditions, diseases and allergies, is increasingly being linked to diet and lifestyle. Lifestyle habits and the industrialisation of our food supply have changed the human diet on such an epic scale that there’s a clear need for highly trained Nutritional Therapists who can help people make the right dietary choices to maximise their health.
Why study Nutrition at CNM?
CNM offers a unique Diploma Course in Naturopathic Nutrition, which is classroom based and can be studied part time at CNM colleges across the UK. Naturopathic nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine. It also focuses on the importance of detoxification and cleansing, as only fully-functioning organs are able to absorb and utilise nutrients optimally. A holistic approach is taken to the whole person, so instead of simply addressing a set of symptoms, CNM students seek to identify the cause of the problem so that they know how best to help support recovery and prevent recurrence of problems. As CNM graduates and practicing Nutritional Therapists, their role is primarily that of an educator, helping people to take responsibility for their own health.
CNM’s course combines the latest western research-based nutrition together with authentic traditions of oriental medicine. So, as well as the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment, students also learn about the energetic side of food and about traditional Chinese and East Indian Ayurvedic systems which have been used with pinpoint accuracy to diagnose energetic imbalances.
The course is carefully structured so that each study unit builds on the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills so they can reach their full potential as successful Nutritional Therapists. Unless students come from a health background, their CNM training starts with a Biomedicine Course. Students can fast track their way through this by joining a CNM Summer School if they wish. Otherwise, a modular study system allows them to join classes at various points throughout the year. CNM’s specific Nutrition study is for two years, part time. There is also an option to study for an additional Diploma in Naturopathy, which can be done alongside the Nutrition study.
As the UK’s leading training provider in a range of natural therapies, CNM qualifications are widely recognized internationally. 80% of CNM graduates are practicing. The majority of graduates set up a clinical practice alone, or as a partner. Others work within the natural health industry, including for health food or supplement companies or in health media.
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