Nutrition Advisor
Course Teacher

Teacher movies and audio lectures

The list below does not include teachers and tutors that run the live events that accompany the course: teaching webinars, discussion groups, online clinics, tutor group meetings and tutorials etc.


Unit 1

Movie Presentations
Amino Acids Karen Carman 15m59s
Blood Glucose Control Mary Sharma 18m59s
Digestion - A Journey Vicky Simon 19m12s
Digestive System Shona Shires 22m27s
Introduction Karen Carman 5m14s
Protein Only Diet Justine Evans 21m23s
Movie Lectures    
Carbohydrates part 1 Mary Sharma
Carbohydrates part 2 
Mary Sharma
Fats part 1
Mary Sharma
Fats part 2
Mary Sharma
Fats part 3
Mary Sharma
Fats part 4
Mary Sharma
Proteins Mary Sharma

Unit 2

Movie Presentations    
Acid Alkaline Balance Karen Carman 15m26s
Calcium and Magnesium Karen Carman 18m47s
Introduction Sarah Hanratty 1m31s
Iodine Sarah Hanratty 7m26s
Pyroluria Mary Sharma 15m15s
Vitamin D Sarah Hanratty 6m24s
Water and Electrolyte Balance Mary Sharma 19m31s
Movie Lectures    
Electrolytes part 1 Mary Sharma 12m
Electrolytes part 2 Mary Sharma 6m
Microminerals part 1 Mary Sharma 10m
Microminerals part 2 Mary Sharma 13m
Vitamins Mary Sharma 15m
Water part 1 Mary Sharma 10m
Water part 2
Mary Sharma 11m

Unit 3

Movie Presentations    
Introduction Justine Evans 5m55s
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Karen Carman 18m0s
Pregnancy and Preconception Sarah Hanratty 14m17s
The Paleo Diet Sarah Hanratty 11m13s
Movie Lectures    
Nutrition & Health part 1 Mary Sharma 17m
Nutrition & Health part 2
Mary Sharma 7m
Nutrition & Health part 3
Mary Sharma 14m
Nutrition & Health part 4
Mary Sharma 8m
Nutrition & Health part 5
Mary Sharma 15m
From Food to Fork Mary Sharma 28m
Preservation & Storage Mary Sharma 18m
Holistic Life Styles Mary Sharma 24m
Evolution of Human Nutrition Mary Sharma 15m
History of Nutrition
Mary Sharma 15m
Nutrition through Life Stages Mary Sharma 15m
The Nutrition Gap Mary Sharma 3m
Blood Sugar Balancing Karen Carman 1h 9m
Supporting Fertility Karen Carman 1h 10m
Phytonutrients & Superfoods Karen Carman 1h 2m
Alzeimers & Dementia Karen Carmen 1h 6m
Childhood Nutrition Karen Carmen 1h 126m

Unit 4

Movie Presentations    
Abdominal massage, castor oil packs, ginger, enemas 1 Justine Evans 22m23s
Abdominal massage, castor oil packs, ginger, enemas 2
Justine Evans 8m56s
Abdominal massage, castor oil packs, ginger, enemas 3
Justine Evans 19m54s
Bowel Flora and the Microbiome 1 Mary Sharma 11m36s
Bowel Flora and the Microbiome 2
Mary Sharma 12m13s
Oral Allergy Syndrome Justine Evans 21m12s
Wheat and Dairy Karen Carman 15m50s
Movie Lectures    
Nutrition & Health cont. part 1
Mary Sharma 14m
Nutrition & Health cont. part 2
Mary Sharma 12m
Nutrition & Health cont. part 3
Mary Sharma 8m
Marvelous Microbiome part 1 Karen Carman 1h 15m
Marvelous Microbiome part 2
Karen Carman 1h 19m
Candidiasis, Yeast & Fungal
Karen Carman 55m
Loving Your Liver
Karen Carman 
1h 17m
Allergies Mary Sharma 3h 32m
Allergies & Intolerances
Karen Carman 1h 17m
Allergies Case Studies Mary Sharma 37m

Teacher biographies

The following teachers provided material and lectures for the Nutrition Advisor Course.

 Mary Sharma

Mary Sharma
Mary became a nutritional therapist in 2002 after training with the Plaskett College of Nutritional medicine. Since then she has trained in many disciplines including homotoxicology, Iridology and Ayurveda.

Mary's interest in nutrition started many years earlier, in her teens when her mother used nutrition to support herself whilst coming off of the many drugs that she had been prescribed for her spinal tumour a few years earlier. This was the 1970’s when there was little knowledge about nutrition or even alternative medicine. It was several years later, after the birth of her first child, that Mary discovered a small course in ‘Allergy Therapy’ which taught muscle resistance testing to identify food sensitivities. This course taught Mary how to test effectively for food and chemical sensitivities and how to assist people with dietary changes so that they could return to health. However, the course did not fully answer her questions as to why people had become intolerant to certain foods or chemicals in the first place.It was at this point, whilst still training in Allergy therapy that Mary was told of a short correspondence course in Nutrition. This course began to answer questions for her such as why people got ill, how we can give our children a healthier future and how good nutrition was at the base of optimal health.

Mary has been in private practice since 1994 and works along-side many other disciplines. Mary's passion is now to offer training in naturopathic medicine so that other practitioners can bring this message to their clients and make this a healthier, happier place to live.


 Bill craster

Bill Craster
Sadly Bill passed away in March 2018. However his teachings live on through his wonderful contribution to this course. After qualifying as a Dietary Therapist, Bill worked in a Natural Health Centre in Devon for some years, comparing notes with Homeopaths, Osteopaths, Massage and Aromatherapists and gaining a well-rounded insight into what might be described as a philosophy of natural health. Bill loved Nutrition because it is a fascinating subject that has it's roots quite literally in the very ground we inhabit and yet it is capable of giving rise to the most ungrounded aspirations. Bill was, for some thirty years, a student of meditation, one of the most basic tenets of which is mindfulness. The most basic question to ask anyone worried about their own nutrition is "do you enjoy eating?" This question needs some mindfulness in order to answer it truthfully, because we all tend to eat with our attention elsewhere and we need the strong sensations of sweet, sour, hot and cold to remind us that we're eating at all.

"Our bodies are actually equipped with much subtler sensors which can tell us whether the food is doing us any good, and if we are able to "listen" to the sensors then we can truly learn to enjoy our food." It is this cultivation of enjoyment of food that lies at the heart of his philosophy of nutrition.


Karen Carman Nutrition Tutor

Karen Carman
Karen Carman, originally trained as a Speech and Language Therapist, Karen’s interest in the power of nutritional healing was sparked after it brought her own health back to balance following period of prolonged illness. Realising this was the career for her Karen then qualified as a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist in 2001.   Keen to further her knowledge she later qualified with diplomas in Child Nutrition, Allergy Therapy and as a Women’s Health Practitioner. Exploring the psychological elements of nutrition and how our emotional and core beliefs can affect our food choices is central to the way Karen works. Karen now runs a busy private practice in Monmouthshire, weaving it around her family life.


 Mani Norland

Course Director: Mani Norland RSHom
Mani Norland is Managing Director of The School of Health and Principal of the School of Homeopathy. Mani trained as a homeopath with the School of Homeopathy. Mani is a founding member of Homeopathy Course Providers Forum and a founding member of the 4Homeopathy (the pro homeopathy group of 11 organsations in the UK). With this group Mani has been instrumental in the re-branding of homeopathy in the UK with the development of a new logo, celebrity campaigns and media intervention. Mani also teaches students in the 4th year about setting up in practice. In his ‘other life’ Mani worked in London as a brand and business consultant for over 10 years. He advised board level directors on business creation, vision and image. Mani is passionate about the positive promotion of homeopathy to the general public. He has written many consumer-facing articles on homeopathy and been interviewed on BBC radio several times.


 Amanda Norland

Course Manager: Amanda Norland BA(Hons)
Amanda Norland is a Director of The School of Health. She is also Course Manager for the Homeopathy First-Aid Course. One of her principal roles is to look after the wellbeing of the students. Amanda is responsible for the The School of Health network of Tutors and Supervisors. She studied homeopathy at the School of Homeopathy. As well as running the business, she also nurtures her homeopathy practice. Prior to taking up her position with The School of Health, Amanda trained as a designer and worked in Bristol and London. Her role led her into talent management at 20|20, where she was responsible for a team of over 20 designers.


"It is the cultivation of enjoyment of food that lies at the heart of my philosophy of nutrition"

Prices & enrol online

Nutrition Advisor Course Yr 1

Nutrition Advisor Course Yr 1

Price includes:
Nutrition Advisor Course study guide
Units 1-4
Movie lectures
Core books
Tutor marking
Discussion groups
Online clinics
Tutor group meetings
1.5 year study period (can be done in 9-12 months)
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