Educate Yourself In Health And Wellness

Mar 23, 2009

I am just returning from beautiful Vancouver, WA, just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR where I had the opportunity to address hundreds of health care practitioners at the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTP) Conference. My keynote address, “Are You a Copperhead? The Surprising Connection Between Copper and Mental Health” was received with great interest!

As I did last week I would like to share another great resource with you, especailly for any who are considering furthering their pursuit of education in health and wellness.

The Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. is an independent vocational school based in Olympia, Washington. NTA trains practitioners to address nutrition from a holistic perspective. As the food pyramid continues to crumble, the NTT program offers a clear alternative to the grain-based, low fat nightmare that is the official diet of modern America.

There are three unique aspects of the NTT program. First is the allegiance to the teachings of such pioneering greats as Dr. Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis A. Pottenger, considered to be two of the greatest scientific minds ever to research nutrition, food supplies and their effects on modern society. Their work creates the basis for NTA’s core belief in properly prepared, nutrient dense whole foods. Second is NTA’s fundamental belief in bio-individuality; that every person’s genetic and geographical history contributes to their nutritional needs. Third is their use of a system of evaluative measurements that helps identify each person’s specific nutritional weaknesses which allows the practitioner to develop individual protocols designed to nourish and restore vibrant health.

The graduates of the Nutritional Therapist Training Program participate in a rigorous course covering such topics as Anatomy, Physiology, basic chemistry concepts, and the science of foods and their nutritional components. They also learn how to identify and address imbalances in the body and how to intervene with nutrition to improve overall health and wellness.

To date over 800 Nutritional Therapy Practitioners in 36 states have been trained and certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Graduates have found opportunities to work in the offices of other healthcare professionals, established private practices as nutritional consultants or simply used what they have learned to improve the health of family and friends. NTA has also certified numerous healthcare professionals such as chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists, who have integrated nutritional therapy into their existing practices. For more information on how to enroll in the Nutritional Therapy Training Program or to receive a complementary DVD and information packet, contact the Nutritional Therapy Association at (800) 918-9798 or visit Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Training.

Have a lovely week!

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  1. Coralyn Loomis

    I am currently a personal trainer and I am considering a training in nutrition. I don’t want to become a nutritionist since the degree is vigorous and I’d rather consult. I came across an ad in a local magazine for the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. to become a nutritional therapist practitioner training. Can you explain this certification more to me and explain what my career choices would be with this certification?


    That article was a wake-up call for me. I mean I’ve read about that like hundred times but this time is different
    in some way. Thanks for writing this stuff.


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