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Nutritional Counselling Program you can learn in the comfort of your own home.

Total Health School of Nutrition is proud to offer a comprehensive, 1 1/2 year diploma program in nutritional counseling, through distance learning.

The Total Health School of Nutrition Nutritional Consulting Program consists of 4 modules with 4 subjects in each module, given over a 78 week time period. To ensure the end date of this time period is met, each student will be given a personal schedule with specific due dates indicated for all open-book tests (16 total) and the final exam. Once students have completed a module, the subsequent module will be sent to them.

Program Outline:


Module 1:

TH101 Depression:   
Depression:  "Depression, the way out", by Dr. Nedley

Through this course, the student will learn “How to tell if your lack of energy is due to depression, or another cause”, “The surprising effects of depression”, “Eight reversible factors that can cause depression”, “Which foods can improve your energy level”, “The benefits and risks of each antidepressant medication”, “Which herbs can improve mood, concentration and energy”, “How to reduce the symptoms of antidepressant medication withdrawal”, “How to calm your nerves without medication”, “Ways to change your attitude and actions”, “How research in the last decade provides the keys to unlocking depression’s mysteries”, “How to manage good and bad stress”, “The role nutrition plays in the brain’s ability to manufacture serotonin and other neurotransmitters”, “The best types of exercise to improve brain function”, “How to increase your chances of living depression free—without depending on medications or counseling”, “A life saving plan for change”, “Many other profitable, beneficial truths”.

TH102 Anatomy/Physiology:   
Anatomy/Physiology: "The Human Body in Health and Disease", by Barbara Janson Cohen   (MSc level)

A Masters of Science level of information will be presented to the student through a textbook and open book exam.   This course presents an excellent primer on normal anatomy and physiology, the interrelationships between structure and function, and the effects of disease on all body systems.

TH103 Digestion:   
Digestion:  "Eating Alive II", by Dr. John Matson

“Why was I not sick and now I am?”  These are questions that patients often ask and doctors often don’t answer.  Students will learn how digestion can affect the way we feel, think, and react.  Basically, digestion is the core or the center to our health and can affect every organ and sense of the body!  Other topics will be covered including the use of mercury and vaccinations.  

TH104 Diabetes:   
Diabetes: "Defeating Diabetes", by Brenda Davis, RD

Many people with Type 2 Diabetes believe their disease is a permanent condition.  They assume the best they can hope for is good management of their diabetes, including a complicated diet complete with charts, scales, and special “diabetic” foods.  Students will learn about the reports of dramatic improvements, and even reversal, of type 2 diabetes giving new hope to people with this disease.  They will learn to recognize that type 2 diabetes is not the result of a lack of insulin, but the product of diet and lifestyle choices that cause the body to become resistant to insulin.  Each student will be guided through the practical steps needed to construct a diet and lifestyle that really works for each of their future clients.


Module 2:

TH205 Biochemistry:   
Biochemistry: "An Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students", Workbook (BSc level)

Students will learn the principles of chemistry essential to learning biology.  Presented through a student workbook, students will master the basic facts, concepts, and terminology of chemistry needed to understand biological processes and to excel in the knowledge of various life science courses.

TH206 Preventative Nutrition:   
Prevention Nutrition:  "Proof Positive", by Dr. Nedley

This is an excellent course providing facts in a scientific and balanced manner, teaching “how to reliably combat disease and achieve optimal health through nutrition and lifestyle.”   Contents include:  Principles for optimal health, Cancer prevention, Heart Disease and how to clean out blocked arteries, The great meat and protein myth…including fish, Animal Diseases, Sugar and Diabetes, Melatonin, Milk…Friend or Foe?, The Frontal Lobe of the brain, Stress, AIDS and HIV, Smoking, Drinking alcohol, Dealing with bad habits and addictions, Nutrition and the Environment, Prevention and Treatment.

TH207 Nutritional Symptomatology:   
Nutritional Symptomatology: “Assessing BioChemical Individuality” by Dr. David Rowland, PhD
Students will consult with ten clients using the style of “symptomatology”. 

Based on various symptoms and combination of symptoms, students will learn how to determine deficiencies or excesses of specific vitamins, minerals, protein and other factors.  Symptomatology is especially helpful at finding subclinical conditions that do not show up on conventional laboratory tests.   Long before disease may present itself, there are indications that things may not be working as well as they used to.  These may merely be pesky little discomforts and inconveniences…things that we take for granted, not realizing that nutrition may be involved.

TH208 Allergies:   
Allergies:“Allergies, Disease in Disguise”, by Carolee Bateson-Koch, DC, ND & “The Ultimate Lemon Cleanse”, by Darlene Blaney, PhD, NCP, and Angela Poch, NC.

This course, filled with comprehensive reference material, will teach how to evaluate what foods may cause sensitivities, the way to go about eliminating those elements that may be causing the problem, and preventing food allergies. Students will learn how to recognize a food allergy, what specific foods to avoid, what diseases could be related to allergies, and simple plans to follow to bring diet under control. 

The body depends on the pH balance of its blood. This course will teach the student how to strive for and achieve the optimum balance between an alkaline and acidic environment through diet. They will learn how to help revitalize and maintain a person’s health through the experience of cleansing the body of impurities and normalize digestion and metabolism, ridding the body of harmful bacteria, yeast and molds, and increasing in alkaline foods.


Module 3:

TH309 Pediatrics:   
Pediatrics: "Raising Vegetarian Children", by Vasanto Melina, RD and Joanne Stepaniak, RD
 “Vegetarianism is more than just a dietary decision; it’s a lifestyle choice.” 

As a new parent, one might be concerned about raising their baby on a vegetarian diet, or as a parent who consumes meat, overwhelmed by a child’s decision to become a vegetarian.  Every parent regardless of his or her dietary preference, needs to feel secure knowing they can achieve “healthy harmony” in a vegetarian household. Students will feel confident with the knowledge they gain from this course to consult with parents and children, helping them to determine a well-balanced, calorie efficient diet based on a vegetarian diet.    

TH310 Sports Nutrition:   
Sports Nutrition: "The Complete Athlete" by John Winterdyk, PhD & Karen Jensen, ND

An integrated approach to fitness, nutrition and natural health.  The student will learn how to attain optimum performance by developing sport-specific skills, the ideal synthesis of diet, physical training, self-knowledge, mental discipline and a sheer love of exercise. The student will then learn how to transfer this knowledge into developing a personalized training program based on their clients abilities and goals, perfecting various physical techniques, preparing nutritious, energy-boosting meals and snacks, preventing and treating injuries with herbs and other natural methods, as well as reducing mental and physical stress, and overcoming self-doubt and staying motivated! 

TH311 Natural Remedies:   
Natural Remedies:“Hydrotherapy, Simple Treatments for Common Ailments, by Clarence Dail, M.D. and Charles Thomas, Ph.D., & “Charcoal, Startling New Facts About the World’s Most Powerful Clinical Adsorbent”, by Agatha Thrash, M.D. and Calvin Thrash, M.D., & “Amazing Charcoal, the Universal Antidote”, by C. Gary Hullquist, MD.

Learn techniques using simple, natural means to overcome disease.  Hydrotherapy, massage, garlic, charcoal and other physiologically based remedies are explained and outlined in detail.  The textbook for this course is used as a textbook in the training of Lifestyle Counselors, Massage Therapists, and other health professionals looking for an authoritative source teaching the principles of simple remedies. 

TH312 The Benefits of Water:  
The Benefits of Water: "Water, The Ultimate Cure",by Steve Meyerowitz,  "You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty!"by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.

Water can relieve a stunning range of medical conditions.  Simply adjusting your fluid and salt intakes can help you treat and prevent dozens of diseases, avoid costly prescription drugs, and enjoy vibrant new health.  Students will learn of the different signals of thirst and chronic dehydration in the body, how much water and salt the body needs each day to stay healthy, why other beverages such as coffee, tea, or sodas cannot be substituted for water, how to naturally lessen, even eliminate, symptoms of asthma and allergies, how to help prevent life-threatening conditions such as heart failure, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer, how hypertension may be treated naturally, without diuretics or medication, why water is the key to losing weight without dieting, and how to hydrate the skin to combat premature aging!


Module 4:

TH413 Clinical Nutrition & Research:  
Clinical Nutrition and Research: "Foods that Fight Pain", by Dr. Neil Barnard

This course is designed to assist the student in understanding the field of clinical nutrition and the evidence that nutritional factors do play either a causative or preventative role in illness.  Students will achieve an understanding to common terminology used in scientific study, the possible limitations of all clinical research and its results, an awareness of possible political bias and to exercise the students role of reasoning and common sense in this matter.

TH414 Environmental Pollution:   
“The Future of Food”, by Deborah Koons Garcia

This DVD documentary offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. “The Future of Food” examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.

TH415 Jurisprudence:  
Jurisprudence: "How to give Nutritional Advice Legally", by David Rowland

This course will outline many of the legal restrictions on what a nutritional consultant may say or do in the sharing of health information.  Ignorance to these regulations may put a Nutritional Consultants future into serious jeopardy.  The textbook used in this course was written from a Canadian perspective; however it has some application to other jurisdictions as well.  This is an ideal course for any student wishing to practice as a Nutritional Consultant giving him/her the courage and knowledge required to do so.

TH416 Spiritual Health:   
Spiritual Health: "Holistic Health Holistic Hoax?", by Richard J.B. Willis  

An outline of understanding of the various “Holistic Health Practices” from ground level up.  This course will highlight the therapies which are reasonably well know, and provide useful references for more detailed study if desired.  Included are quotes from original sources, or commentaries on them, relating to specific practices.  This course will help the student to make wise choices when choosing various therapies in their nutrition practice. 

*Texts subject to change with upgrades in course material…

Course outline subject to change.



"I would recommend this school to anyone who would like to learn more about their body and how lifestyle affects it. The Total Health School of Nutrition was the best thing I did for my families well being and professional educational upgrading. I loved the material that was covered and my instructor was quick to answer any of my questions. I would recommend this school to anyone who would like to learn more about their body and how lifestyle affects it."

Angela Poch, N.C.


"I completed my Nutritional Consulting Course in 2008 after approximately one year.  The amount of knowledge surpassed my expectations and I was so blessed by what I learned.  In my current employment I have found the knowledge gained to open many avenues in reaching people.  God has a plan to use this avenue of training as a witness for this world in crisis.  The health message is the right arm of faith and I know that the enjoyment and direction and guidance I received while taking this course, and the fulfillment in completing it, confirms that God's Hand is in this.  There are so many alternative health movements that further corrupt God's plan for health, and I am grateful that there was a course that I could take that was Christian-based and whose primary goal was for a witness in truth and spiritual and physical health."

Orti Weich.  Hanna, Alberta

"Now it's been over 30 years since I graduated from Technical Engineering. Not to say I haven't been learning over that period of time, however this is putting my nose back into books that are not design engineering related. I will say that over the last 8 years, I have been paying very close attention to my diet. I've always been an exerciser through jogging, squash, hockey & baseball, but some health issues in my early 40's knocked at my bodies door and made me to start paying attention. My wife is an OR nurse and 35 years into her career got interested in taking care of our lifestyle, partly because my situation and for her own health also. For 8+ years she volunteered as a director for the CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) program. During that time she asked me for help with the audio/visual part of the program being I had some equipment and a little experience.
So that exposed me to the information being taught. Not just once but twice per year for at least 5 of those years. So I thoroughly went through the program many times.
As noted above, I was and am not involved in the medical or nutrition fields. I learned a little about cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels and also a little about saturated fats, omega 3's and, refined foods. When I learned of a course that was lifestyle focused, plant & Christian based and correspondence oriented, I decided I needed to find time to try to absorb what I could.

This course has given me a vehicle to enter the arena of information, and shown me how to find the answers to many of the problems every day people run into today. Living in a medical family, where my wife & her mother and our youngest son are registered nurses, her father, brother & our oldest son being medical doctors, along with other medical people in the family, I've heard many times that none of them were taught nutrition in medical training. Yet our family physicians & specialists are very good at diagnosing the ill, unfortunately they are mostly confined to prescribing us a pill because that's what they have been taught. Consequently leaving the root/cause of the problem untouched but just treating the symptom.

I have been enjoying this program immensely and I would recommend this hands on course to anyone who needs and wants help in taking control of their own health. It has shown me just how much effort it takes to achieve a level of knowledge compared to when I was in my teens and twenties. But I will make it through (Inorganic, Organic & Biochemistry) and the rest with God's help & I hope to use the information when completed as a nutrition consultant where ever I can help make a difference as it has helped me.

In the next few years as I contemplate retiring from full time in my career position, I may do some consulting to this concrete industry I am employed in. That will give me time to look for involvement in nutrition consultation or employment."

Lloyd Steinke, AScT, CET

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