The advanced course is aimed at health practitioners (General Practitioners, Doctors, Osteopaths, Nurses, Herbalists, etc.) that already have a solid background knowledge of the basics of human science and are looking for further knowledge in how to apply functional nutrition through a safe framework of understanding the connections between the human body’s mechanistic and biochemical systems.
Advanced Course Part 1
£250 to enroll which includes £50 of food supplements (subject to successful completion of the course)
What do you study?
Module 1 – Introduction to Functional Nutrition: This module introduces you to functional nutrition as part of a model of health care for the 21st century. This model integrates the best components of established and emerging knowledge and practices to self-empower individuals towards improving their own health by providing routes to resolution. This approach to health also engages both client and practitioner in a healing and therapeutic partnership. Sounds good? Well it is and this functional nutrition model is the basis of your nutrihub advanced course training.
Module 2 – Functional Nutrition Principles & Application: This module explores the body’s biochemical and metabolic systems in light of functional nutrition principles. We address two key areas that underpin all facets of our health; namely (1) Structure and function of the cell membrane and (2) Cellular synthesis of ATP, and how these biochemical processes are perturbed and damaged through toxin exposure. You will also learn about the fundamental clinical imbalances as recognised by the functional nutrition framework. Remember that the goal of health is more than an absence of frank disease! Creating a dynamic balance throughout the body requires a comprehensive grounding in organ and system function.
Module 3 – The Human Body & Systems Through a Functional Nutrition Lens: In this module we outline the major organs and physiological and biochemical systems in the body. This will enable you to develop an understanding of the intricate but fundamental connections between detoxification, gastrointestinal, immune, hormonal, structural and psychological systems. This is a vital tenet of functional nutrition, as for many years genetic individuality was thought to underpin how a person’s health manifests but we now know that environmental and lifestyle impacts, as well as toxic exposure and load, also play key roles. That is to say, genetic predisposition is influenced by our external and internal environment, (i.e. the principle of epigenetics), and this is the cornerstone in health and disease processes, as demonstrated by the myriad influences that determine 21st century risk conditions such as liver disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and depression.
Module 4 – Food as Therapy: This final module takes you through how foods can specifically, synergistically and/or cumulatively affect organs, tissues and systems in the body, from either excess or deficiencies. We will also explore nutrient functionality with regards to health and investigate some of the dysfunctional properties of foods that contribute to different disease processes. This module will build your knowledge about food as therapy enabling you to advance your studies if you so wish with Part 2 of this nutrihub advanced course.