Mentor/counselor – designated by staff of the UHSS
Time frame for completion at discretion of the mentor/counselor (3-4 weeks is recommended)
To provide a sound fundamental overview of the principles of the art and science of nutrition.
One can find a vast array of quotes in many cultures throughout history relating to the importance of diet and food intake as well as negative associated with abuse. Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine once said, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”. This course covers the benefits of proper selection, preparation and combination of foods and supplemental derivatives which will help one to maintain, protect and enhance health. Nutritional protocols to help reverse disease will also be studied. Many illnesses are directly attributable to unhealthy lifestyles and poor and/or improper food and nutrient intake.
The training that many health care providers receive in nutrition is often overlooked and insufficient. In the greater part of the “developed” world, incentive to teaching such practices is rare and often overlooked. If one is to give care/counseling to persons wishing to protect health, a foundational knowledge in this particular area is essential.
Upon completion of this course, the student will become familiar with the foundational, biochemical, and molecular components of different food groups, develop an appreciation for optimal food group combinations (and which groups should not be combined) especially those applicable to ones specific needs, assist with the choice of nutritional protocols designed to best satisfy their own needs and help counsel those who present before them. This will include the implementation of optimal protocols which will address the various health challenges of an individual placing confidence in the wisdom of the Certified Wellness Counselor. Food selection, preparation and cooking instruction courses will be provided by highly respected, knowledgeable teachers in the field.