International Students – Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

About the Course

What is Naturopathic Nutrition?

Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions.

CNM students learn about the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment, and the energetic side of food as well.

Thousands of years ago, master healers in China perceived a way to classify food and disease according to simple, easily observed patterns; one eats cooling foods for overheated conditions, and warming foods are best for people who feel too cold. Detoxifying foods are for those who carry an excess of toxins, and building foods are good for deficient persons, and so on.

The traditional Chinese and East Indian Ayurvedic systems have been used with pinpoint accuracy to diagnose disease conditions, and to categorise foods as medicine.

The CNM Diploma Course in Naturopathic Nutrition brings together authentic traditions of Oriental medicine with current, Western research-based nutrition.

Why Study Naturopathic Nutrition with The CNM?

The CNM Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course provides high quality training that equips graduates to build highly successful practices. It is carefully structured so each study unit builds on the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills, and reach their full potential as professional nutritionists. Students are strongly encouraged to develop their own unique style of consultation and practise.


HSC or GCSE, or equivalent academic and/or work experience.

If you are able to demonstrate previous study or work experience you may apply to gain exemptions from some units. Please contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for direct enrolment.

Year 1 – Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study

Biomedicine Study

  • Medical terminology, cells, tissues, embryology
  • Anatomy, physiology, pathology
  • Clinical diagnostic, differential diagnosis
  • Examination methods
  • Infectious Diseases

Naturopathy Study

  • Naturopathy
  • TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) 1
  • Chinese diagnostic
  • Face
  • Tongue
  • Pulse
  • Nail
  • Abdominal Diagnostic
  • Naturopathy
  • Fasting, Diet, Nutrition
  • Introduction to Homeopathy
  • Introduction to Herbal Medicine
  • Iridology
  • History of Iridology
  • Technique of Examination
  • Topography of the Iris
  • Constitution, Disposition and Diathesis
  • Pupil Phenomena
  • Study of the signs
  • Study of pigments

Year 2 – Naturopathic Nutrition and Naturopathic Principles

Naturopathic Nutrition Specialist

Year 2 – The Building Blocks of Nutrition

Water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, superfoods (spirulina, algaes, wheat and barley grass, propolis, aloe vera, etc).


  • Fibre
  • Flowers
  • Bee and Flower pollen
  • Fruits
  • Grains
  • Vegetables (legumes, sprouts)
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Dairy products
  • Seafood
  • Poultry and eggs
  • Meats
  • Beverages
  • Herbs
  • Teas and infusions
  • Spices

Types of Diets

  • Carnivorous
  • Lacto-ovo
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Macrobiotic
  • Raw foods
  • Fruitarian
  • Rainbow diet
  • Atkins diet
  • Weight loss diet
  • Blood types
  • Low calorie diet
  • Food preparation
  • Cultural diets
  • Over/under eating
  • Acid/alkaline balance
  • Food combining


  • Chemicals
  • Food additives
  • Air
  • Water
  • Food processing and storage
  • Sweeteners
  • Flavourings
  • Colourings
  • Preservatives
  • Food irradiation
  • Electro pollution


  • Juicing
  • Bowel-liver-kidney cleanses
  • Parasite programmes
  • Gerson Therapy
  • Fasting
  • Enemas
  • Colonic irrigation
  • Exercises

Energy of Foods

  • Chinese and Ayurvedic principles
  • The laws of cure
  • Suppression of diseases

Naturopathic Principles

  • Naturopathy & Detoxification
  • Bach Flower Therapy
  • Tissue Salts

Year 3 – Nutritional Applications for Diseases


  • Digestive and metabolic disorders
  • Muscular skeletal disorders
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Autoimmune and infectious diseases
  • Respiratory and urinary disorders
  • Skin diseases
  • Diseases of the senses
  • Mental and eating disorders
  • Female and male health problems
  • Diseases of babies and the elderly
  • Chronic disorders


  • Case taking
  • Follow up
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Clinic Management
  • Public relations
  • Setting up a business


  • Functional tests
  • Liver and parasite tests
  • Tests for allergies
  • Candida and yeast
  • Biochemical urine and saliva tests
  • Diagnosis of face, tongue, hair and nails


  • CNM Diploma in Naturopathy
  • CNM Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition


Please contact our registration advisors for exact course pricing, discounts, and financing options.


  • Examining Body – CNM
  • Awarding Body – CNM

How to Apply

We advise you to first contact us and discuss your personal needs and goals. We can then assist you in tailoring a study schedule that suits your lifestyle and commitments. Our course advisors are knowledgable, friendly, and deal with students from all walks of life – please call us at +44 (0)1342 410 505, use our contact form, or email

Admissions Contact

José Llaguno

+44 (0)1342 410 505

Unit 1, Bulrushes Farm
Coombe Hill Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 4LZ
T: (+44) 1342 410 505
F: (+44) 1342 410 909

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