Student Case Studies

Three Nutrition students share their study stories...

 

Ruth Preece Nutrition Course Student

                   Ruth Preece Nutrition Course Student

I have already advised someone to do the Nutrition Therapist course and have encouraged others to explore - especially as the course is so well rounded!

Ruth Preece on the Nutrition Therapist Course

I wanted to study a course in Natural Health because I was so disillusioned with mainstream health treatments- or should I say illness treatments! I wanted to be GAPS practitioner (gut and psychology syndrome) and study with Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride so I had to have natural health qualifications and be practising before applying. So combining Homeopathy with Nutritional Therapy was a perfect entrance to the GAPs training which I have now qualified in too.

As a child I had asthma and hay fever and I always wanted to be a nurse. I did nurse training and had my children but I still had asthma. It was not until I changed my diet that I stopped getting asthma and I realised that none of the treatments I had received had helped me. But I did realise that within my body I had the capacity to heal myself.

The Nutrition Therapist course changed my outlook on food and made me question everything. It also gave me the confidence to speak to people and really helped me be less critical and judgemental.

I found the whole course inspiring and the book lists very useful. The detailed tutor feedback on each assignment was enjoyable but also really thought provoking and helpful. The DVDs were exceptionally helpful. What I liked was that the movie lectures overlapped the course content and were not just the course content ‘acted’ out. They really made me think and research more.  I really appreciated being able to work at my own pace but I also really enjoyed the 3 day attendance for the clinical experience. I now have colleagues whose knowledge is science based and I feel mine is well balanced. I have already started giving seminars and will be starting drop-in sessions in central London soon. I already have a few clients and I intend to grow my business so I can continue to work when I retire.

I have already advised someone to do the Nutrition Therapist course and have encouraged others to explore - especially as the course is so well rounded!

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Nutrition Student Beth Wilson

Nutrition Student Beth Wilson

I thought the course was absolutely worth it and I would highly recommend it. I particularly liked the questions that involved coming up with recommendations for friends and clients based on symptoms and their diets.

Beth Wilson on the Nutrition Advisor Course

I am a gardener by profession and have been a vegetarian and more recently a vegan and have always been interested in leading a healthy, active life and how food and drink and can affect our bodies. I feel that modern day living, so often saturated with processed foods and void of exercise, must be taking a toll on people in numerous ways. For me the Nutrition Advisor course was a very obvious first step to understanding how the choices we make may harm or heal us. I am definitely more mindful of what I eat and studying the course has allowed me to recognize the potential deficiencies in myself and come up with food-based solutions to give me a well-rounded and nourishing diet. Historically there have been several instances where alternative or natural therapies have replaced my need to go to the doctor, so I strongly believe that with preventative steps, based on looking after ourselves and making healthy diet and lifestyle choices we can become our own health practitioners. I am a real advocate of taking responsibility for myself!

Because I enjoy food I have often found myself wondering how the fundamental building blocks of each meal contribute to well-being. The course was spot on for me in terms of scope, depth and applicability to my own life. Despite it being a distance-learning, self-paced course with the obvious benefits of working independently and being able to take my time to look into things which really interested me, I enjoyed knowing that there were like-minded people out there with the same mentality and desire to understand health through nutrition.

I really liked the format of the course, completing assignments at my own pace and with no pressure to rush through to a deadline. I also thought that the questions themselves allowed for thorough researching into the many corners of the nutrition world. I particularly liked the questions that involved coming up with recommendations for friends and clients based on symptoms and their diets. I believe it acted as a strong cross-over to the real world where no two people have the same constitution or digestive strength! Such questions really inspired me and allowed me to understand that there is a whole array of underlying issues that may need to be addressed.

The online portal, course handbook and textbooks were all excellent resources to have. Having a personal tutor was a brilliant system which allowed me to ask questions and have discussions so that I could get a clearer picture when necessary. Being able to submit assignments online was straightforward and results were always fed back to me within a week.  It also meant I could easily assess where I was up to and I had ready access to my tutor’s contact details for easy communication. My tutor always responded rapidly and her answers often opened doors for further enquiry, which was brilliant. For the time being I don’t plan to use this qualification career-wise – but it is nice to know I could go on and train a little more and become a nutritional therapist if I wanted to. But I will use it for personal understanding and advising friends and family. It will be part of my healthy life style and the principles I learned on the course will no doubt be the foundation of a dedicated choice of foods. I also really liked the closed Facebook page where we as a group could all post interesting articles or comments and get help. It was perfect for bouncing ideas off other students and sharing resources. I thought the course was absolutely worth it and I would highly recommend it.   

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Alenka Dolzan Nutrition Student

Nutrition Course Student Alenka

So, if I were to meet someone else who was thinking about doing the Nutrition for Home Course I would say it is definitely worth doing - the knowledge gained is life-changing!

Alenka  Dolzan on the Nutrition for Home Course

I first encountered The School of Health when I attended the Homeopathy Research Institute’s international research conference in Barcelona - since then I had wanted to study either a homeopathy or nutrition course with them. So I decided to sign up for The School of Health 3 day clinical nutrition course with Mary Sharma. I then realised that the School’s Nutrition for Home course would provide me with the opportunity to fill in the basic gaps and support my learning. Through conversations with the patients I have seen both in the pharmacy and in my homeopathic practice it was becoming apparent that some people were making bad decisions about their diet and nutrition, which may even lead to chronic illness, and that they needed some help.

My background is working for 20 years in a pharmacy in Slovenia and since 2011 we have been able to supply homeopathic remedies. I trained in basic homeopathy fifteen years ago and did further study with George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy and also did the Level 1 course in Bach Flower Remedies. I initially wanted to enrol in a homeopathy course at the School of Homeopathy but was enticed by the various nutrition courses instead and realised that I probably already had sufficient working knowledge of homeopathy but that there were gaps in my nutrition knowledge. I am the president of the Homeopathic section of the Slovenian Pharmaceutical Society where I can organise courses and lectures.

I really enjoyed the Nutrition for Home Course. All the information in the course is based on experience and presented in an easily-understandable way. It is very well organised, systematic and concentrated. It has helped me both personally and professionally. The tutor was perfect, very professional and open for discussion. Professionally, it has helped me talk to patients about life-style choices: how to encourage them to feel better, more energetic and to make good decisions about their diet with respect to their daily activities. It has helped with patients who are obese or have hormone imbalances or digestive problems and much more! Personally it has helped me with my family. I have three growing boys and a husband who may get burned out and I can offer them scientific evidence on how to manage their nutritional status through careful consumption to keep them healthy. My dream is to open my own holistic practice where I will have quality time with patients of all ages who need my help. In my busy pharmacy I still do not have enough time to do it all to my satisfaction.  Before I do that I may come back for more and refresh my knowledge! I found the English countryside an ideal location for deep learning without distraction.  So, if I were to meet someone else who was thinking about doing the Nutrition for Home Course I would say it is definitely worth doing - the knowledge gained is life-changing!

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I thought the course was absolutely worth it and I would highly recommend it. I particularly liked the questions that involved coming up with recommendations for friends and clients based on symptoms and diets.

Beth Wilson
So, if I were to meet someone else who was thinking about doing the Nutrition for Home Course I would say it is definitely worth doing - the knowledge gained is life-changing!

Alenka Dolzan
The Nutrition Therapist course changed my outlook on food and made me question everything. It also gave me the confidence to speak to people and really helped me be less critical and judgemental.

Ruth Preece