HIV / AIDS Assistance
NHC has received
its second consecutive Ryan White Title I Grant—enabling
the HIV/AIDS community to avail itself of the natural health therapies
to assist with the toxic side-effects of HIV drugs. Read more.
Webinars with Vital Connection
NHC offers vibrant, informative on-line training in a wide variety of holistic modalities, including certifications in aromatherapy, flower essences and crystals.Read more.
Wholistic food options Educator Certification
The Wholistic Food Options Educator certification offers an extensive education
in all facets of health and healing. Please call us for information on
this exciting new certification. Classes are being offered now that can
be applied toward the certification, so please also check our calendar and sign up today!
Wholistic Food Options Classes
Conscious Choices in Eating 101, 102
Learn why each person has their OWN dietary needs. Find out what
foods are potentially appropriate for you and your way of life. Explore
the issues of emotional eating, familial eating patterns, addictive eating
patterns and coping eating patterns. Learn to work with food in a friendly
and individualistic manner.
To Eat or Not To Eat 101, 102
Once you realize how food affects your life, you can then learn to
explore how the same foods affect you differently depending on what life
activities you are engaged in. What is appropriate for a lazy Sunday
afternoon is totally different from what you had for that long hike you
took on Saturday. In Conscious Choices in Eating, you became conscious
of how food affected you in your daily physical, emotional, mental and
spiritual balance. Now is the time to bring that consciousness to realization
in learning to look at food as the real fuel for all that you chose to
Enzymes 101, 102
Enzymes are the spark of life. Without them, life would not exist. They are the workers that make your body function. Although the action of enzymes cannot be seen, it is the driving force behind virtually every biochemical process that occurs in the body. There are literally hundreds of thousands of enzymes active in every organ, tissue, and fluid, and each has its own function. Enzymes activate our muscles, stimulate our nerves, make our hearts beat, keep us breathing and even help us think. These complex biochemical substances are also able to convert nutrients from food to strong, healthy bodies.
There are three distinct types of enzymes: food enzymes which are contained in all raw food; digestive enzymes which are secreted by the body to digest food; metabolic enzymes which run other biochemical processes. If nay enzymes in your body are out of balance or lacking, the digestive system doesn’t work correctly any more. This is when acid reflux, indigestion, ulcers, irritable bowel and so much more happens. But really, even though you may not be aware of it, this is when ANYTHING can go out of balance (wrong) in the body – causing ill-health.
Through gentle palpation of the body and feet, the practitioner can determine the organ/systems that are out of balance and then educate you about the appropriate enzymes and food choices that will assist in bringing the body back into balance.
Enzymes 201, 202
After working with various case studies from the knowledge gained
in Enzymes 101 and 102, you will focus on refining your palpation skills.
Since being able to recognize the correct muscle tension and texture
is the basis for a good evaluation, careful testing and questioning of
the clients will be actively addressed in these classes.
Once the student is proficient in their palpation skills, it is essential
to address the ability to correctly evaluate the information gathered.
The day will be spent in careful review of all of the practicum case
studies the students have done thus far - in group with their fellow
students and under the supervision of the teacher.
Natural Sources of Vitamins and Minerals
Many times the stressors of living life cause vitamin and mineral
deficiencies in the body. As Americans, we take too many multiple vitamins,
minerals and other supplements- often times overdosing on these supposed
health aids. The healthier way is to find natural options through food,
herbs and natural additives to enhance the diet. Self-prescribing is
also another challenge that is a common occurrence. You will find out
how a supplement deficiency or overdose affects the body.
Re-creating the Kitchen
How many foods, staples, cooking utensils and implements are in your
kitchen that you haven’t used for the past two years? If it has
gotten that far and you haven’t done anything about it, it is time
to empty all of your cabinets, clean out the refrigerator and freezer,
and figure out how you really want to cook and eat! After taking
Conscious Choices in Eating and To Eat or Not to Eat, you will
now have the ability to eliminate wasted food and space in your kitchen
and make it a healthy kitchen.
Nutrition Case Taking
Case taking skills are the foundation of any successful healthcare
practice. Although these skills vary in each modality, in-take with nutrition
is a bigger challenge than in other modalities. There are special forms
and skills that are necessary to develop good rapport and acquire excellent
background knowledge from your client.
Part of the Wholistic Food Options Educator certification is to obtain
a certification in hypnosis. More info
on Hypnosis Certification.
For more information on Wholistic Food Options Educator certifications please
contact us or view our calendar.
What is a Holistic Healthcare Evaluation?
It is important to address all aspects of life
that affect keeping the body, emotions, mind and spirit in a healthy,
balanced state. Because of the stressors of society, job, home, family,
finances, etc., it is easy to upset that balance. Most people are unaware
when imbalances affect the body, much less the mind and emotions.
In the Holistic Healthcare Evaluation, the Master Health Care
Practitioner addresses all levels of health and how they affect each
other. If the emotional is out of balance, all other levels of health
can eventually follow. The practitioner will assist the client to review
his/her health on all levels, assess what needs to be addresses first
and then long term, educate the client on healthier options of dealing
with the life stressors and set out short and long term protocols necessary
to make the appropriate changes in a manner that can fit into the client's
life style and desired goals. Homework will be suggested to the client
so that they have actual goals to attain before the next session. The
client will then be directed to the modalities of healing that will
best assist over the next year.
Start your healing today... contact
a private holistic healthcare evaluation.