Nutrition diploma course UK
Healing Diets Nutrition diploma course

Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant Diploma Course


This unique course combines online training in the therapeutic use of food/nutrition for healing, and creative, fully integrated hands-on learning; an experiential journey into the effectiveness of food as medicine within the life of each student.

Learn the simplicity of creating healing diets programmes with creative inspiration, based on the principles of true nutrition, the unique needs of each individual and within the context of personal circumstances and goals.

Expand into healing diets for balancing the inner ecology, cleansing and rejuvenation, longevity, life phases, beauty, emotional well being, mental clarity and support for evolution of consciousness. 

Discover how your food buying choices either support quality of life and sustainability, or political and corporate agendas and, further, affect soil health, the environment, accessibility of nutrient dense, and thus healing food, and more.

Each lesson covers a facet of Healing Diets in-depth, and creative, experiential assignments help student to integrate this knowledge for personal self healing and effective practice.

This course will teach you far more than you ever imagined about the use of food for healing, and will ground this knowledge through your own personal experience.

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Healing Diets Diploma Student Group Photo

This unique course combines online training in the therapeutic use of food/nutrition for healing, and creative, fully integrated hands-on learning; an experiential journey into the effectiveness of food as medicine within the life of each student.

Learn the simplicity of creating healing diets programmes with creative inspiration, based on the principles of true nutrition, the unique needs of each individual and within the context of personal circumstances and goals.

Expand into healing diets for balancing the inner ecology, cleansing and rejuvenation, longevity, life phases, beauty, emotional well being, mental clarity and support for evolution of consciousness. 

Discover how your food buying choices either support quality of life and sustainability, or political and corporate agendas and, further, affect soil health, the environment, accessibility of nutrient dense, and thus healing food, and more.

Each lesson covers a facet of Healing Diets in-depth, and creative, experiential assignments help student to integrate this knowledge for personal self healing and effective practice.

This course will teach you far more than you ever imagined about the use of food for healing, and will ground this knowledge through your own personal experience.


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  • Course Structure

    The Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant Diploma consists of:

    • Healing Diets Coach online course - 12 Lessons - 540 pages
    • Healing Diets 10 Day Immersion Training
    • Self Healing Module

    Each lesson covers a facet of Healing Diets in-depth and has a series of assignments that are designed to help you to process the information through reading, research and writing, and experiential self healing, as well as creative projects to develop your future practice.

    The Healing Diets Immersion can be attended at any point during your studies (see below for immersion details)

    Mentoring and support is provided by Bonny Casel as you progress through your studies.

    The Healing Diets Coach online course is accredited by the AADP and graduates receive the Healing Diets Coach certificate and qualify as a board certified Holistic Health Practitioner.
    When students complete the online studies, immersion training and self healing module, they also receive the Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant Diploma, and qualify as a board certified Alternative Medical Practitioner with the AAMA

  • Course Fees and Payment Options

    Students begin their studies by enrolling in the Healing Diet Coach online course.

    There are two options for enrollment:


    1. Our time-payment option is 12 monthly payments, due on the first of each month. With this option, you will receive one lesson a month for 12 months.
    2. We also offer a discounted payment in full option. With this option, you will receive the entire course at the time of enrollment.

    Time Payment: 12 monthly payments of £90
    Payment in Full: £850


    The Healing Diets Immersion
    Offered every one to two years in London.

    10 day Healing Diets Immersion: £1600 includes lunch


    The Self Healing Module
    This can be undertaken at any point in your studies, but you are strongly encouraged to enroll in this module early on in your studies so that you can have this personal perspective as you progress with your learning.

    Self Healing Module: £400

  • FAQ

    Can I begin with the Healing Diets online studies and choose attend the Healing Diets Immersion at a later date for the Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant diploma?
    Yes! You are welcome to begin with online certification training and, if at a later date, you would like to continue your studies to diploma level by attending Immersion Trainings, undertaking the Self Healing module and, if applicable, attending Clinical Training, then your online studies will be applied in full towards diploma training.

    How is the online study structured?
    There are 12 lessons in the Healing Diets online course, and each lesson contains between 40 and 60 pages of detailed study material, with additional links, video and/or recommended reading, depending on the lesson.
    Assignments combine reading, research and writing, with creative projects and experiential self healing. Assignments for each lesson are sent together as a group for marking and feedback. If your assignments do not reach the standard required, then you are given the opportunity to develop your work and resubmit your assignments.

    How do I get help if I have a question?
    Help with questions is readily available by contacting Bonny Casel by email. If the questions are more complex, then Bonny will set up a time to speak with you on Skype.

    Is there a deadline for competing the course?
    Individual online courses must be completed within three years, although you can apply for an extension with extenuating circumstances. If a student has not sent in an assignment in six months, the student file is placed on hold for a further six months before being closed. There is a £100 fee to reactivate a student file that is on hold. Once a student file has been closed, the student file is deleted to comply with data protection laws.

    Is the Healing Diets online course accredited?
    Each of our courses are accredited and you can view details of accreditation on our website by following this link.

    Are the online courses accredited internationally?
    Each country has its own requirements and there is no accreditation available that is ‘international.’ Most countries do not regulate the practice of natural medicine, and you can freely practice without requiring board examinations or professional memberships. Some countries do require an examination in their own language, for example in Germany there is an examination required for all practitioners who make health recommendations, regardless of your qualifications. School of Natural Medicine graduates practice all over the world and we have never had a graduate who has been unable to practice and/ or teach in their home country.

    Will I be able to obtain practice insurance upon graduation?
    School of Natural Medicine UK graduates can obtain discounted block insurance from Balens insurance company in the UK, or with an insurance company in your own country. Professional memberships also frequently offer reduced fee insurance options.

    I have further questions about the courses. How do I reach the school?
    You can reach the school directly using the contact form on our website.
    To arrange a Skype call, email the school to make an appointment. The school Skype address is PureHealthSNM.
    You can also arrange a time to speak with Bonny Casel by telephone. Email the school using the contact form to schedule a time.

    When can I begin my studies?
    We have open enrollment, so you can begin your studies as soon as you wish!

  • Online Course Topics

    How the body utilises water in cell, organ, gland and systemic function.
    The effects of dehydration
    Water fasting: history, theory and practice
    Water quality, structure and preservation
    Water as a container for intention
    Juice fasting: history, theory and practice. Methods of juicing
    Liquitarian Diets
    Green drinks
    Produce hygiene
    Nutritional and medicinal properties of fruits and vegetables
    Disease progression: enervation, toxemia, irritation, inflammation, ulceration, induration, fungation
    Steps to overcoming disease
    The eliminative organs and how to support them with diet, herbs and naturopathic treatments
    Detox symptoms and naturopathic treatments
    Bowel Cleansing: theory and practice
    Digestive health and longevity
    In-depth study of the digestive system and enteric nervous system
    Liver and gallbladder cleansing: theory and practice
    Stomach cleansing and healing
    Nutritional support for body organs, systems and glands
    Kidney stone cleansing and urinary system support
    Wheatgrass, chlorophyl and Rejuvelac: benefits and use
    Purification Diet
    Food combining
    Alkaline diet: effects of pH on body cells, organs, glands and systems, and on mental and emotional health
    Minerals, vitamins, proteins, starch, fats, sugars, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, pre and probiotics, and life force in food and their roles in body function
    Diet and the immune system
    Lymphatic cleansing
    Diet and the nervous system
    Transition diets
    Low glycemic diets
    Healing food habits: mealtime stories, food addiction, emotional eating and other eating disorders
    Oils and fats: raw, vegetable, nut and seed, methods of extraction, effects on health
    Creating a healing diets kitchen: tools, cookware
    Conscious Eating: awareness, presentation, environment
    Menu inspiration
    Five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether and their relationship with diet
    Biological humours of Vata, Pita and Kapha
    Prana, Tejas and Ojas
    The six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent
    Healing spices: dosha balancing and medicinal benefits of culinary spices
    The three Gunas and diet
    Living foods: history, benefits and practice
    Fermented foods and drinks

    Sprouting
    Dehydrating foods
    Use of nuts and seeds in healing diets
    Raw food diets: transitioning to raw, raw food preparation, nutrient density, raw challenges
    Assimilation of nutrient
    Diet for babies and children
    Diet for adolescence
    Diet for preparing for pregnancy, pregnancy and nursing
    Diet for health building and recovery
    Diet for those on medication, chemotherapy and radiation therapy
    Diet for menopause
    Diet for the elderly
    Food and conditions for increasing beauty
    Nutrient density for athletes
    Food and consciousness: emotions, brain function, depression, anxiety, gut health, etc.
    Tissue Salts
    Parasite cleansing
    Vegan diet: philosophy, practical application and menu inspiration
    Health consequences of eating animal products
    Environmental consequences of eating animal products
    Social consequences of eating animal products
    Economic consequences of eating animal products
    Meat, dairy and egg replacers in recipes
    Vegan and vegetarian baking
    Food and Ethics
    Factory farming
    Genetically modified foods; health, environmental and economic/societal costs
    The seed industry
    Corporate food, the FDA, AMA, Federal Government, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, etc
    Litigation and school lunches
    Subsidised GMO farmers vs. penalised organic farmers
    Slave labour in the food industry
    Codex Alimentarius
    Food additives
    Public Research - Private Gain: funding for food research/funding policies
    Changing food policies
    Food Sovereignty
    Soil and Health
    Organic farming: Biodynamics and Permaculture
    Self Healing
    Creating a practice
    Creating a consultation space
    Practice promotion, websites, marketing
    Practice Ethics and Code of Conduct
    Consultation skills
    Mind Maps
    Healing Diets program creation

  • Healing Diets Immersion Training
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    The Healing Diets Immersion is an delicious, delightful hands-on education in raw food preparation that provides the foundation for inspired, creative use of therapeutic nutrient dense foods.

    Students participate in establishing the rhythms of a living raw foods kitchen, including sprouting and fermentation, a range of dehydrating projects, juicing, green drinks, raw desserts, sauces, nut and seed butters, and more.

    Over the course of 10 days, food preparation moves from cleansing to health building, culminating in gourmet raw food preparation. Exploration of culinary herbs and spices add to this foundation for increased flavour, support for health issues and focused balancing of the Doshas. Each day students prepare and enjoy a living foods feast, along with a range of lightly cooked vegan dishes.

    Practical time in the kitchen is interspersed with lectures that explore different facets of the material taught in the Healing Diets and Quantum Botanicals online courses, with a focus on integrating healing diets studies with mind-body healing and evolution of consciousness.

    In this Immersion you will learn skills to bring magic and inspiration into your relationship with food, along with the foundation to share this knowledge with others.

  • Self Healing Module

    The Self Healing Module consists of:

    • Consultation (in person or by Skype)
    • A three to four step programme, that can be undertaken at your own pace, includes dietary changes, a cleanse or fast, experience with the transitional diet, experience with nutrient dense health building, flower essences, essential oils and supportive therapies that you can do at home.
    • Recommendations may also be made to experience the benefits of other natural healing modalities.
    • Support by email and/or Skype as you progress through Self Healing.
    • Students keep a Self Healing journal that they can continue throughout their studies.
    • The Self Healing Immersion is a three month programme, but many students choose to continue throughout their studies, integrating and experiencing cleanses, approaches to food preparation, and emotional healing as they progress through their studies.
    • Herbal Formulae, Flower Essences, Essential Oils, etc. are purchased independently. Recommendations are given for quality sources, or student can blend their own formulae if they wish.
    • Students are required to begin their Self Healing prior to attending Immersion Trainings.

    The Self Healing Immersion is a core part of School of Natural Medicine, UK training. Here each student has the opportunity to personally experience the complete system of mind-body plant medicine that we teach.

    The focus of the Self Healing Immersion is on direct experience of dietary changes, herbs, essential oils and flower essences, supported by life style changes and natural therapies.

    Each student explores emotional and mental patterns that contribute to overall health through felt sense, mind-mapping, journaling and direct perception. Students learn about their own mind-body strengths and weakness, how they process life experience and physically, mentally and emotionally, and how to achieve lasting health and wellness through balancing periodic cleansing and health building, with transitional ‘centre point’ preventative care.