The Faculty

Mary SharmaMary Sharma
Teacher, Tutor & Course Author

Mary has been interested in natural medicine since her teenage years. She trained initially in Allergy Therapy and then continued her search for an answer to the cause of disease with further training in nutritional medicine, naturopathic medicine, Homotoxicology, iridology and Ayurveda, and, most recently, Tibetan medicine. Mary is particularly interested in the interactions between the endocrine system, immune system and central nervous system (psychoneuroimmunology). Whilst she has trained in medical sciences, and keeps up to date with the latest research, her roots are in naturopathic medicine which she finds always provides an answer to the cause of illness. Scientific research just validates the old wisdom.

Mary runs a busy practice in Stroud and Nailsworth, combining the various disciplines that she is trained in. She is helping the School of Health develop its nutritional courses and has also written the School of Health Naturopathic course. She writes and delivers courses, articles and lectures in nutritional therapy and Eastern nutrition and the various disciplines covered by naturopathy. 

Mary is passionate about passing on the knowledge that she has accumulated over the years in order that students can be inspired to become practitioners and help people improve their health. Mary loves enthusiastic students and will do whatever she can to help them become successful practitioners. The best part of being a tutor for Mary is empowering students to realise their full potential, helping them learn to question everything holistically and seeing the interconnectedness of everything they are learning. 

Mary's training in Allergy Therapy left too many unanswered questions for her. The nutritional training that she did answered many of those questions regarding health and also led her into training in Homotoxicology, which looked at the scientific basis for naturopathy and the humours of Eastern medicine. Training in Ayurvedic medicine gave her an in-depth understanding of not just health and disease processes but also different character types. This training has been invaluable in her busy clinic because she is able to tailor her consultation to the individual concerned. More recently she is furthering her knowledge by training in Tibetan medicine.  

Mary grew up in Gloucestershire and loves the sea when she can get near it. She has Indian in laws who have taught her a lot about an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle and her mother-in-law has taught her traditional Punjabi cooking, which she enjoys regularly. Mary has three children, all adults now, whom she remains close to. She has three cats that she adores and who really seem to run the house! Mary loves her work and her naturally inquisitive mind means that she is always studying something new. 

  • Naturopathic Diploma: General Naturopathic Council
  • Diploma in Nutritional Medicine: Plaskett Nutritional Medicine College
  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapeutics: Plaskett Nutritional Medicine College
  • Nutritional Therapy Council Certificate
  • Diploma in Homotoxicology: Academy of Homotoxicology
  • Diploma in Allergy Therapy: Prestberries Farm training centre
  • Diploma in Iridology: Plaskett Nutritional Medicine College
  • Ayurveda Diet and Lifestyle Consultant: Ayurveda Pura Academy
  • NAET training: NAET UK, basic and advanced courses
  • Kinesiology: Various courses: Classical School of Kinesiology Leicester
  • General Naturopathic Council
  • British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
  • Naturopathic Nutrition Association
  • Nutritional Therapy Council
  • British Register of Complementary Practitioners (Homotoxicology)
  • British Complementary Medical Association (Allergy Therapy)
  • Registered NAET practitioner with NAET UK
  • Complementary Natural Healthcare Council
  • British Institute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy (Allery Therapy)
  • Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists
  • Ayurvedic Practitioner Association
  • Register of Allergy Therapists

"Think outside the box and question everything!"

Think outside the box and question everything!