The first module introduces you to the course and takes you through each stage of digestion from the first bite to the end product.
You’ll understand the fundamental reasons of why having a well-functioning digestive system, fuelled by nutritious whole food, impacts every part of our physical and emotional well-being.
You will:- Learn which organs are involved and their participation in the network of converting food to fuel.
Where It All Begins
Liver & Gallbladder
Gut & The Immune System
Gut-Brain Axis (GBA)
Stress & Digestion
Natural Digestive Aids
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Prebiotics and Probiotics
Digesting Legumes, Grains & Nuts
Benefits of Bone Broth
This module takes you through an overview of carbohydrates before delving deep into the fascinating subject of carbohydrate types and their power to influence homeostasis.
As you explore and gain clarity around the structures of simple and complex carbohydrate foods, you’ll discover how each is processed differently.
You will:- Understand why certain carbohydrates are damaging, while others are life-giving sources of energy.
An Overview on Carbohydrates
Glycaemic Index (GI)
Glycaemic Load (GL)
Types of Sugar
Alternative Sugars and Natural Sweeteners
What is Gluten?
Foods and Products Gluten Can Be Found In
In this module, you will discover why protein is the first nutrient required and how foods containing it inform the cellular structure of our bodies what to do.
There will be detailed information for the types of protein the body needs daily to thrive.
You will:- Learn the important facts of proteins involved in body structure and systems.
Role of Protein in Body
You are Biologically Unique
Proteins Intricate Involvement in the Body
How Much Protein Do We Need Daily?
Why Are They Called Amino Acids?
Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids
Animal and Seafood Complete Protein
Plant-Based Complete Protein
Complementing Plant Foods that Create a Complete Protein
Plant-Based Protein Meals
Creating Nutrient Diverse Plant Protein Meals
Ideas for Grain and Legume Partnerships
Ideas for Legume and Nuts/Seeds Partnerships
Complementing Sweet Treats
This module will deepen your understanding of the body’s intelligence through the fundamentals of why it doesn’t thrive without good fats.
In simplistic terms, you will see the strategy of how it metabolises different types of fat we eat every day and learn what fats are essential for nourishment and good health.
You will:- Discover all the different types of fats and where they come from.
Overview on Fats
Fact on Fats Finding Mission
Why Do We Need to Eat Fat?
Lipids Family Tree
Chemistry of Lipids
Role of Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Long Chain Fatty Acids
Medium Chain Fatty Acids
Short Chain Fatty Acids
The Energy Stores of Fat
Saturated Fats (SFAs)
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFAs)
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs)
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Omega-3 (Linolenic Acid)
Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid)
Ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6
Artificial Trans Fatty Acids
The Brain – Chewing the Fat
Standout Beneficial Foodie Fats
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Through this module, you will arrive at an established knowledge of the power play vitamins have as co-workers in getting nutrients into the cells of the body for better health.
You’ll become familiar with the important purpose of antioxidants and understand their relationship with free radicals.
You will:- Reaffirm how food choices influence our genes and vice versa.
Antioxidants & Free Radicals
The Dangers of Antioxidant Synthetic Supplements
Vitamin Supplements in General
Water-Soluble Vitamins: C and B-complex
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
B9 (Folate/Folic Acid)
Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E & K
The landscape of this module takes you through macro and micro minerals, all of which are playing a role in our vitality.
As we move through, you will discover what interferes with mineral uptake into the cells and the synergy each mineral has with other nutrients.
You will:- Understand the importance of electrolytes.
The Importance of Mineralised Soil
Bones of the Body
Microminerals or Trace Elements
Mind Body Connection
This intriguing module will open up opportunities to understand the biological effects stress conveys to inhibit the resources of the body for nourishment from food.
Find knowledgeable information about our emotions, the language of the body, how we feel, and the language of the mind.
You will:- Find scientific reasons behind the connections of the body and the mind.
Clear the Decks
The Conscious and Subconscious Mind
The Nature of Emotions
The Difference Between Feelings and Emotions
Holistic Ways to Help Reduce Stress
The Importance of Sleep
What Happens When We Sleep
Creating a Space to Support Sleep
Using the Breath to Detoxify the Body
Breathing Techniques Demonstrated
The Power of a Healthy Relationship with Food
Social Media and the Modern-Day Diet
The Intuition of the Body
Within this module, you will discover why water is life and the way hydration is obtained and assisted into the cells of the body for use.
We will take a closer look at the body’s own detoxification systems and the contribution of foods in hydration.
You will:- Understand the signs of dehydration and ways to combat it.
Hydration for Health
Fluid Regulation / Water In - Water Out
Causes of Dehydration
Signs of Dehydration
Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of Water Per Day
Water Retention in the Body
Signs of Water Retention
Causes of Water Retention
Natural Ways to Relieve Water Retention
Contribution of Water from Foods
Best Foods for Hydration
Detoxification Systems of the Body
Where the Body Stores Toxins
Lymph and the Immune System
Ways to Stimulate Lymphatic Flow
Functions of the Kidneys
Skin Body Brushing Technique
As you journey through this module, you will understand that the fundamental currency of the body is energy.
Gain understanding about the adrenal glands and the relationship between cortisol – the stress hormone involved in the regulation of metabolism, and insulin – the fat-storage hormone.
You will:- Investigate what interferes with weight loss.
The Endocrine System
Hormones and Body Weight
The Primary Glands of the Endocrine System
Adrenal Glands - Adrenaline
Adrenal Insufficiency (AI)
Energy Expenditure (EE)
How Energy is Released - ATP
How to Replenish ATP
Units of Energy
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Waist-to-Hip Ratio (WHR)
Body Fat Distribution
The Landing Pad - Self Care
Fatty Liver Disease
Through this module, you will gain product knowledge about how to be selective when shopping for food, body and cleaning products.
Become wise about what to look out for even if products have a health endorsement claim.
Journeying through this module will help you to be savvy about processed foods.
You will:- Learn how to interpret food labels for the truth of what is in a product.
Legalities of Food Labelling
Information Required on Food Labels
A Closer Look at What is in a Product
Nutrition Information Panel (NIP)
Heath Star Rating (HSR) System
Health Agency Logos
Artificial V’s Natural Food Flavours
Sugars and Artificial Sweeteners
Genetically Modified Food
Synthetic Chemicals in Skin Care
Our Home Environments
This module takes you through the fundamentals of creating meal plans and the elements involved in the process.
You’ll become familiar with the foundations of eight diet types, from Paleo to Vegan. Using your newly acquired confidence, you will be able to recognise the nutritional fundamentals of each one.
You will:- Be shown examples of meal plans.
The Purpose of Meal Plans
Ensures Nutritious Meals
Engages Time Scheduling
Reduces Stress Around Meals
Reduces Pre-dinner Snacking
Reduces Food Costs
Limits Food Waste
Creating Meal Plans
Creating a Meal Plan for Clients
Meal Plan Assessment/Questionnaire for Clients
Choose a Meal Plan Template
Know What Meals you are Planning
Review the Weekly Schedule
Re-stocking Kitchen Items
Definition of Plant-Based
Fundamentals of the Vegetarian Diet
Fundamentals of the Vegan Diet
Fundamentals of the Paleo Diet
Fundamentals of the Keto (Ketogenic) Diet
Fundamentals of the Flexitarian Diet
Fundamentals of the Whole-food Plant-based (WFPB) Diet
Fundamentals of the Mediterranean Diet
Fundamentals of the Low-FODMAP Diet
Sprouting to Increase Nutrient Density
Developing Meal Plans for Clients
Nourishing Snack Ideas
Guide to Creating a Balanced Plate of Nutrient Diversity
Creating a Diverse Rainbow Nourishment Bowl (RNB)
Four Day Flexitarian Meal Plan
Four Day Vegan Meal Plan
Four Day Paleo Meal Plan
Starting Your Own Nutrition Practice
If you have decided to become a professional Nutrition Consultant, or still considering it, going through this module will take you through the fundamentals of creating your own practice.
There is a wealth of information here to inspire you and help guide you through creating a unique brand as a Nutritionist.
Even if you have no intention of using this course to start your own nutrition practice, the assignment tasks are tailored to invite you to discover more about yourself and the fun of creating one, if only on paper.
You will:- Learn how to put together a business plan.
Starting Your Own Business
Your Business Overview
Business Environment and Competition
Sales and Marketing
Setting Up Your Business
Business and Domain Names
Developing an Aesthetic
Branding My Business – Where Do I Begin?
Planning Your Website
Your Personal Brand
Choosing The Right Platforms
Social Media Marketing
Setting Up Your Consultant Nutritionist Practice
Establishing A Functional Office
Conducting A Client Consultation
Money Matters & Financial Health
How Much Will I Charge?
How Do I Know If My Business Is A Success?
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