How the Body Works


How the Body Works offers students an introduction into human anatomy, physiology and diseases. It covers all body systems and provides a naturopathic insight into the understanding of health and illness. Whether you have decided on a new career path or are just interested to know how the body functions, CNM has created this course for everyone.

The How the Body Works course is available as a stand-alone short course, as well as being part of the Natural Chef and Health Coach Diploma Courses.

This course answers some of Health’s biggest questions:

  • How does the Immune System work and how to improve it?
  • How does the Digestive System work and how is food is digested?
  • How to support the body’s detox process?
  • What causes problems such as poor bowel movements, IBS, colitis and acidic reflux?
  • How does the heart and blood circulation work?
  • What is Candida and what effect does it have on the immune system?
  • What is behind fertility problems and painful periods?
  • What are the warning symptoms and signs of the body?
  • When do you need to refer to an expert?
  • How can Nutrition, Herbs, Acupuncture, Homeopathic Remedies
    and Lifestyle change improve overall health?


This course covers 14 in-depth lectures, which introduces you to each body system that makes up the human body.

How the Body Works acknowledges that we are all different and the need for an individual approach to health.

There has never been a better time to begin your natural health education with an understanding of how the body works . After completion of this course, you can take your journey further to learn how you can improve your own health, the wellbeing of your family and potentially setting the foundation for a career where you can support the health of others.


CNM Certificate in How the Body Works.


Continuous Professional Development (CPD): This course is worth 80 CPD points awarded by the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).

Student Experience


“I’ve recently completed the “How the Body Works” online course. Let me just tell you just HOW inspiring it was, I loved every nano second of it and much like a favourite book, did not want to get to the last page. The way things are explained is so fascinating and engaging.”

- Veronica, Student


“I loved it! I must say, no other program I looked at applying to had this beautifully in-depth "how the body works" section, they were all focusing on trend diets, cleanses and completely skipping over the basics of the body. I eagerly soaked up all of this information and found it to be utterly fascinating. Thank you for putting together such an interesting class”

- Lauren, Student