I fixed my fatigue and then published a book!
Karina, Nutritional Therapist
Working in the wrong corporate role left me feeling stressed and exhausted. I decided to fix my fatigue for good. Regaining my energy has enabled me to become a mother, clinician and author – I never thought this would happen.
My health deteriorated – I was constantly exhausted
Before studying at CNM, I was a senior HR business partner for a private equity consulting firm, working long hours in a stressful environment. It wasn’t the right career path for me, but I felt stuck and unfulfilled, and I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t fathom a way out – the thought of studying and working at the same time seemed impossible.
My health was suffering too. I was constantly fatigued and anxious and I felt so unwell. My sleep was dysregulated, my blood sugars were out of balance and I was experiencing regular panic attacks.
Flexible study programme so I could still work
I first heard about CNM through a friend. She spoke very highly of the college and told me how much she loved enjoyed there. This piqued my interest to find out more. What appealed to me most about CNM’s nutrition course was its holistic focus and the 200 hours of clinic. I loved all the lecturers and the practical tools we were given. Being able to learn about other areas of natural therapies such as herbal medicine and iridology was great too. I did the course over a 4-year period whilst working and pregnant – something I thought wasn’t possible. CNM’s flexible study programme enabled me to fit study around my work and personal commitments.
Studying nutrition helped me heal my body
Just before starting the course, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease. I learnt so much on the course to help heal my body and get my health back. Being able to talk to lecturers who are experienced practitioners and learn from them enabled me to try out different treatment protocols. I experimented with my diet, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies and teas, and other modalities such as acupuncture. Getting lots of opinions and expert advice from CNM staff meant I didn’t have to go to the US to take IV drugs. It was a complete game changer and transformed my life and health.
Being in the student clinic observing others and taking cases was fantastic. It was such an enthralling experience, both terrifying and wonderful in equal measure. You are given robust feedback from mentors and supervisors that helps build your confidence and expand your learning – it’s the best way to prepare yourself for clinic when you graduate.
Brimming with health and smashing goals
Since graduating, I’ve launched my nutrition clinic NOCO Health, written a book and had a baby – major milestones in my life that I couldn’t have achieved without regaining my energy and health. I’m using my skills as an executive coach along with my nutrition knowledge to help clients regain their health. I’m incredibly grateful for all the knowledge I gained at CNM – I feel like I’ve finally found my true calling.
My book – Fix your Fatigue – has already reached Amazon’s bestseller chart after launching a few weeks ago. After researching the book market, I discovered a niche as there were no other books quite like mine. I wrote a solid book proposal and pitched it to Penguin, a major publishing house, without a literary agent or large social media following. I was amazed when they liked my book idea and decided to publish it! I got a literary agent off the back of my book deal.
What this experience has taught me is that you really have to go for things and just make them happen. Don’t overthink it or second guess yourself; believe and trust you have all the knowledge you need to succeed. The only way you can become an expert is by going for things. Being able to educate and inspire others to make real change in their lives is incredibly rewarding.
My tips for writing a book
My advice for anyone wanting to write a book is to just get started. Adopt Tim Ferris’ principle of writing one line a day – that’s all it takes. One line is very achievable. Soon, all those lines will turn into chapters that form your book. Write without judgement and shut down your inner critic – let the words flow. Everyone has a USP, a unique story to share with the world. Do your research and find gaps in the market that your book could fill – this is what publishers are looking for.
Plan your business methodically
My tips for getting your nutrition business off the ground are to take a systematic approach and plan, plan, plan. Ensure you set up your clinic correctly and compliantly at the start; it saves a lot of time and hassle in the long term – get your accreditations, insurance and business tools organised first. Get a website up as soon as possible and don’t overthink it. So many people spend hours stressing about their website, wanting it to be perfect before they start. This is what stops them getting started. Your priority is to get clients in and having a website will help you do that.
Networking and having a mentor are essential
Align yourself with a supervisor or mentor as they can provide valuable support and insight, answer your questions and help problem-solve difficult situations. Create your own personal boardroom of mentors for different aspects of your business. Determine your skill gaps and find an expert in these areas from whom you can learn. It’s also really important to have a network of peers to connect with – a tribe of people to discuss things with and bounce ideas. Try to form a group with fellow students, join social media groups and go to in-person networking events.
Anything is possible when you put your mind to it
What I love most about practising is helping clients who are struggling with fatigue and helping them to turn their lives around – there is no better feeling and it’s hugely rewarding. So many people are desperate for help and support, and the NHS is on its knees without the time, budget or resources to help these people. We need to work collaboratively to support people with their health. I would love to see the current healthcare model in this country changed to one that is more patient-centred.
I’m excited to see what the future holds… I’d love to turn my book into a Netflix documentary, write more books and work with brands in the nutrition space. My belief is that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. CNM has been fantastic and I loved studying at the college. I highly recommend them to anyone thinking about studying nutrition or natural medicine.
My CNM course made it easy to change career
Milda, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
During my teenage years I struggled with eating disorders including bulimia and binge eating. Luckily, my family recommended I see a nutritional therapist. After just one week of tweaking my diet, I felt the best I had in years! This was my calling to learn more about nutrition
My CNM course made it easy to change career
I grew up in Lithuania, where folk medicine is still very much used by most households. Alongside drugs, GP’s in Lithuania also give you advice on how to manage your diet and what herbs to take. Since I was brought up in that setting, it made sense for me to deepen the knowledge of what I already knew.
I was looking for a flexible course that would support my career transition from being a sommelier to a nutritional therapist. I also wanted a well-established course with a holistic approach. CNM encompassed everything I needed for and more!
I now have the lifestyle I dreamed of
My qualification has allowed me to have the lifestyle I’ve always wanted. I can pick and choose my own hours and I’m so grateful I don’t have to be stuck in the office from 9 to 5 anymore!
I see clients in Bath and Bristol, supporting them with a variety of health issues, from digestion and stress to energy management. I coach people with bulimia and binge eating disorders as the valuable lessons I learnt myself can help others turn their lives around too.
I work my own hours and run a very successful practice
Gunilla, Homeopathy & Naturopathy
I used to give my children homeopathic remedies for minor ailments. I found them so effective that I decided to train to become a homeopath!
Natural medicine opened my eyes
Realising the healing potential of natural medicine really opened my eyes. Seeing how effective homeopathy was with my children made me want to learn more.
My clinic is booming
I found my CNM studies completely enthralling. Despite being in my 40s and having to fit study around running a home, a family and a job, I was addicted to what I was learning. I couldn’t wait for my next weekend of college to arrive, especially the clinical practice. After graduating, I quickly built up a reputation and now over 90% of my clients find me through word-of-mouth.
I’m my own boss
Being self-employed means I can work the hours I choose to fit around my family and lifestyle. What I love most about my job as homeopath is understanding what makes my clients tick.
CNM’s courses are the most well-rounded and up-to-date
Suzie, Naturopathic Nutrition
When comparing various nutrition courses, CNM’s was the most well-rounded, holistic and up-to-date course around. The clinical practice was also fantastic to get real life practice. My CNM lecturers were brilliant, always challenging and supporting us.
I was ready to see clients straightaway
Once qualified, I started to see clients straightaway. I soon realised how a paleo/primal approach to diet and lifestyle significantly helped whatever ailment my clients were dealing with. As a result, I became a huge paleo advocate and now my whole family follows a paleo lifestyle (including the dog and cats).
I launched my own healthy snack range
I launched my own range of healthy snacks, Primal Pantry, which are tasty, nutritious and made with whole foods. They are vegan and free from grains, dairy, refined sugars and vegetable oils. I could never have anticipated how popular the range would be – we sold 20,000 bars in the first two weeks after launching! I have the satisfaction of knowing that lots of people are benefitting from Primal Pantry’s commitment to real food, an approach that was highly emphasised at CNM.
I produced a book which became a global hit
Elizabeth, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy
My first book Eat Yourself Young became a global hit, translated into eight languages. I regularly write for the media and I’m a healthy eating guru on a TV show.
The health foundation I needed
CNM gave me the foundation of my knowledge in health, food and herbal medicine. All the teachers were amazing and so encouraging; they made me hungry for more knowledge and it was this hunger that has led me to where I am today. The great thing is I can keep coming back to CNM and learning more – the learning never ends! Thank you CNM.
Studying at CNM helped me get my life and health back
Nikki, Naturopathic Nutrition
I loved being a student at CNM. The lecturers had so much enthusiasm in their teaching and their deep knowledge was incredibly inspiring and motivating. In the three years I was at CNM, I learned more than I could have expected or hoped for. It was a challenging and thoroughly captivating journey that changed my whole life.
I wanted to be self-employed so I could have the flexibility to work when I wanted. Having always been interested in nutrition and natural therapies, once I started studying at CNM, I knew I was on the right path and this was career change I’d been looking for.
I desperately sought answers for my poor health
After university, I had a couple of stressful life events which led me down the route of orthorexia. I followed radical health trends which weren’t healthy at all and as a result, my health suffered. I experienced endometriosis, chronic UTI’s, acne, candida, anxiety, panic attacks and C. difficile. I was prescribed medication but my health only worsened. Symptoms kept recurring and new health problems appeared – I was left feeling let down.
The wake-up call I needed
When I lost two loved ones to cancer, I got a wake-up call and I realised how important it was to look after my health. I decided to learn more about nutrition and it was the best thing I ever did. I worked with a nutritional therapist for a year and together we slowly built my health back up again.
After seeing the positive effects that nutritional therapy had on my own health, I embarked on the biomedicine and nutrition course at CNM. I researched all the nutrition courses available and decided on CNM as it covered all bases for me: in-depth learning, good quality lecturers, face-to-face teaching and approved qualifications. Studying at CNM gave me access to incredible teachers and tools I could use to continue my good health journey and help others too.
CNM exceeded my expectations
I loved being a student at CNM. The lecturers had so much enthusiasm in their teaching and their deep knowledge was incredibly inspiring and motivating. The clinics were exciting and really prepared us for our own practice. In the three years I was at CNM, I learned more than I could have expected or hoped for. It was a challenging and thoroughly captivating journey that changed my whole life.
My business is booming
I’ve set up my own nutritional therapy business and I specialise in nutrigenomics and gut health. I’m already practising and doing well! I offer 1:1 nutritional therapy consultations at my clinic and I also run wellbeing talks for businesses.
If you’re interested in nutrition and supporting people with health conditions, then CNM provides you with all the tools you need to do this effectively and safely. It has motivated me to make positive changes in my life and fuelled my confidence to keep finding new adventures and challenges in life.
Fantastic facilities and flexible study options
Farah, Nutrition Graduate
To pay for my education, I had to continue working part-time whilst studying, so CNM’s flexible, part-time course structure suited me perfectly. The central London location and the fantastic facilities also drew me to the college.
I had a desire to help others
As a wellness centre business owner, my focus was on business and staff management. Working with some very talented wellness practitioners led me to want to become a practitioner myself. I had a desire to help others improve their health and wellbeing, as nature intended.
The clinical practice was invaluable
I chose to study nutritional therapy as eating well makes a real difference to maintaining optimum health. The practical experience I gained from the student clinic in my final year was invaluable and meant I was ready to hit the ground running and begin practicing professionally straight after graduation.
I found my true calling
I have finally found my calling; I’m now able help others find a balanced way of being healthy without the gimmicky and misleading diets touted by the media, which only lead to confusion. I work with private clients in my business, Integrity Nutrition and Health, and I’m also a visiting practitioner at 5-star wellness retreats and resorts globally, helping with food nutrition and various wellness programmes. I run community presentations/webinars on nutrition and wellness, and work with chefs using my global cuisine knowledge to encourage healthy ingredient choices.
I’m always expanding my knowledge
I love being a practitioner and helping clients experience positive results when addressing their health issues. I also enjoy learning something new every day; I read journals and research papers, and study whenever I can as it enables me to expand my abilities to become an exceptional practitioner.
Studying at CNM transformed my life
Katie, Naturopathic Nutrition
Words cannot express how much gratitude I have for CNM. Dreams and passions that I never thought would have been possible are now my reality.
So unwell I was bedbound
Pushing myself physically and mentally to achieve ‘perfection’ at a top ten university led me to becoming unwell and bedbound. From aged 18/19 onwards, I was diagnosed with a whole medley of conditions including CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome)/ ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), coeliac disease and IBS. I wasn’t getting anywhere with a mainstream approach, so I started to go down a more holistic route. I saw a naturopath and then a naturopathic nutritionist. It was during this time that I was able to complete my degree at a local university due to the improvements I was making.
Inspiring lectures and extensive clinical training
Having been able to take control of my own health, I was inspired to educate myself further and went on to train in Manchester at CNM. The fact there was a college in the North West made studying accessible to me. Being able to accrue over 200 hours of clinical experience on the course also appealed to me as I knew it would be invaluable training. I’ve met so many inspirational people along the way who are now friends for life. I particularly loved my first year of biomedicine – it sparked a deeper passion inside me that I didn’t know existed and provided a great foundational springboard to expand on knowledge in nutritional lectures and clinical experiences.
My dream career became a reality
Since graduating, I’ve just set up my own Nutritional Therapy practice where I specialise in chronic illness, particularly chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, IBS and ADHD. I’m also finishing my environmental medicine post-graduate course at CNM which has been transformational. I love helping and supporting people with their health. Running my own business has been dream of mine since attending CNM as it gives me total control over my work-life balance whilst also allowing me to make a positive difference to others.
Studying natural therapies has been a privilege. It allows you look at the body as a whole and realise how interconnected and intricate each body system is, and the power that nutritional choices can have on the body. The knowledge you learn from evidence-based approaches at CNM is so empowering and inspiring. Once you start on this journey, the desire for learning never fades.
My life and health have transformed since studying at CNM
Lucia, Nutrition Graduate
I feel so proud to have achieved a second qualification in my 30s, enabling me to change careers to do something I love where I can help improve the health of others.
An unhealthy lifestyle diminished my health
For many years I worked in fashion which was very stressful due to the long working hours and constant travelling. I grew tired of the emptiness of the fashion industry and wanted a career where I could help others through my knowledge. Having my own business and the freedom to work flexibly was also important to me.
I grew up in Italy where natural remedies are part of the culture. Even from a young age, I tried not to use too many medicines and instead focus on leading a healthy lifestyle and keeping active. My diet was balanced and I cooked from scratch using seasonal produce. I was lucky that my local pharmacy also had a herbalist and homeopath to advise on alternative natural remedies. However, when I moved to London in my 20s, I let my diet slip and didn’t use alternative medicines as they weren’t as accessible to me as in Italy. Over time the change in my lifestyle and stressful career resulted in low energy, insomnia and hormone imbalance. After little help from my GP, I reverted back to healthy nutrition and natural therapies to take control of my health and life again.
Studying at CNM was empowering, eye-opening and motivating
CNM’s holistic approach to nutrition and wellbeing and their extensive clinical practice hours is what attracted me to the college. The campus is also in a prime London location which is convenient to reach.
I especially loved how passionate and knowledgeable all of the lecturers were. It was great to have a range of lecturers for different topics in the first two years as it exposed me to diverse points of view and practicing styles. I also thoroughly loved the clinical practice; it was nerve wracking at first but felt so rewarding to have my first client and see how I helped them gain health. I also loved meeting new like-minded people during the course, some of whom have become very close friends.
I now have complete control over my health
My life has changed for the better since applying the knowledge I gained through CNM’s nutrition course. I’ve restored my energy levels and my hormones are balanced again. Just a week after receiving my nutrition diploma, I set up my online practice and I also consult for a company that specialises in nutrition. I’m so grateful that I now have total control over my health and career and that I can apply my knowledge to help improve other people’s lives too.
If you’re thinking about studying at CNM – don’t wait! Take ownership of your life and health now, it’s a decision you won’t regret.
A life changing course – I’m now doing a career I love!
Suzannah, Nutrition and Naturopathy Graduate
Understanding the healing power of food was life changing for me. When I discovered CNM, I knew from the course outline that it was the right college for me. Studying nutrition and naturopathy has enabled me to begin a new career helping others with their health.
Seeing a Naturopath gave me a new lease of life
After years of suffering with IBS and constant gut issues, I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and was prescribed steroids and other medication that caused me to experience multiple side effects. A few months later, my GP agreed I should come off the medication; I went to see a Naturopath instead. At that point I’d become intolerant to a long list of foods and thought I’d have to adhere to a strict diet forever. The naturopath addressed my diet and eliminated lots of foods; she also recommended supplements to reduce inflammation and heal my gut naturally.
I strictly followed the plan for twelve months before re-introducing foods again. It was so wonderful to feel well and no longer be constantly bloated, nauseous and exhausted. I was pain free and full of energy; this made me want to help others the way I’d been helped.
Incredible lecturers and clinic training
My first career was designing children’s clothes and maternity wear before becoming a full-time mum. Even though I loved my job as a designer, after a long break from it, I wanted a change. Studying at CNM enabled me to embark on a new career I’m passionate about; I highly recommend CNM to others looking to improve their health, help family members or start a new career.
The training at CNM was very thorough and professional. All the lecturers were incredible and the clinical training brought it all together for me. I love sharing the knowledge I’ve learnt with my clients (both from my studies at CNM and ongoing courses I attend) to improve and support their health and wellbeing.
I now run a successful practice, doing a job I love
After graduating, I set up my own private practice, Suzannah Jackson Nutrition, and I work from my private clinic in Kingston and The Private GP Group. Before this, I practised at Irrefutable Health and Grayshott Medical Spa on their seven-day health regime.
Following a functional medicine approach means I aim to get to the root cause of my client’s issues to support them with gut health, skin conditions, hormones, weight loss, chronic fatigue and post viral syndrome.
I’m incredibly lucky to be running a successful business and doing a job I love, working the hours I choose.
My health and life have completely transformed since studying nutrition
Karina, Nutrition Graduate
I was the Head of HR for a fast-growing Fintech company and I decided to change my career path for a number of reasons. I felt I wasn’t really fulfilled and I was stressed, tired and exhausted all the time.
I was so burnt out and needed a change so when lockdown hit, it was a chance to leave my job and pursue my dream of having my own business. I started NOCO Health, a nutrition clinic specialising in energy, stress, digestion and pre/post natal support as I am passionate about transforming people’s lives.
I’ve always suffered from terrible gastrointestinal issues and I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2014 and Lyme disease in 2018. On some occasions the gastrointestinal pain was so bad that I ended up in hospital and in 2018, I was sleeping for up to five hours during the day which went on for months. I was fed up of going to the doctors and being shipped out after five minutes, usually with a diagnosis I felt was incorrect or I was given a diagnosis too quickly without any testing or identification of the root cause.
My best friend was also diagnosed with terminal cancer in that same month so I signed up to the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) because I never want anyone to have to go through what she has. If I can help educate anyone to reduce the risk of that outcome in some small way, at least something positive will come out of this.
After a lot of research CNM’s course appealed to me due to its functional medicine approach, with a real emphasis on treating the root cause and not just the symptoms which I think is a really exciting and a game-changing field of nutritional science.
The quality of the teaching, course content and amount of clinic hours at CNM (which most other courses don’t offer) is excellent. What I loved most about the course was the people. I’ve made some wonderful friends, who I wouldn’t have ordinarily met, who are kind, inspiring and lovely to be around. I’ve also had some brilliant lecturers.
I’ve never really felt my body operated optimally and whilst I think a large part of this was due to working in stressful industries, I also think it’s because I didn’t have the knowledge that I now have to really change my health at a cellular level. Everything I’ve learnt so far has been life changing and I’m now feeling the best I’ve felt in years.
I run NOCO Health which has been years in the making. I really enjoy working with clients to fully understand why they have decided to come and see me and what their issues are. I genuinely believe that I can help reduce or eradicate entirely their symptoms by following an evidenced based nutrition and lifestyle protocol. I take a bespoke approach with all my clients as a one size fits all approach will not work. In addition, in my sphere as an executive coach, I also coach startups in the wellness industry to support them in their journey from their idea through to the launch of their business.
Starting my own business has enabled me to work flexibly and create a better lifestyle for myself and I can already see the benefits to my health and happiness. Three months ago I gave birth to my son William and this business will allow me to be a mother and a business owner.
Enrolling onto CNM’s Naturopathic Nutrition diploma is the best investment you can make for yourself. It is truly life changing.
CNM’s offers a truly unique holistic approach
Dominica, Graduate of Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Iridology
I had a gut feeling that CNM was the best place to study as it offered the holistic approach I wanted to share with my clients. This holistic aspect is missing from university training and most other courses.
My unhealthy lifestyle deteriorated my health
After moving from Poland to London in 2007, I launched a marketing company which grew really quickly and became a huge success. After a few years, my heath started to deteriorate and this was largely due to working so hard, not resting and burning the candle at both ends. I thought that having my own business would give me more freedom but it was the complete opposite. My lifestyle involved working 16-hour days, too much socialising, drinking excessive alcohol, smoking, eating unhealthy convenience food and little sleep; I was completely exhausted and not connected to my body at all.
I was plagued with constant chest infections and colds – this was my body’s way of telling me something was wrong. One day I woke up with severe eczema all over my face and neck; I was devastated and couldn’t believe it had happened. My cheeks and eyelids were red and inflamed; it was so painful and embarrassing. I had a workshop to run the day it happened; I cried all the way home afterwards as the eczema affected my performance and made me lose my confidence.
The wakeup call I needed
My poor health started to negatively affect my business and cashflow – this increased my stress levels further. After countless visits to the doctor, only to be prescribed steroid cream and medication, I felt lost and hopeless. Feeling emotionally drained, I had no energy to work. My GP recommended anti-depressants to get me back on my feet. I declined but it was a very interesting situation because as she was talking to me, I heard a voice telling me not to do it – this was the wakeup call I needed to take action.
A plant-based diet healed my eczema
When at home, I started researching myself and read lots of success stories about people who had overcome their health issues (including eczema) by eating a plant-based diet. After learning this, I changed my diet overnight; being Polish, this was incredibly hard for me as my diet consisted of lots of meat, dairy and fatty foods. It was the best decision I’ve ever made as I instantly felt better and my eczema improved.
Expanding my knowledge boosted my business
I started a blog to document my healing journey and share my recipes. In doing so, I rediscovered my passion for cooking which led me to start making my own plant-based patties and veggie burgers. This inspired me to run my own cooking workshops which became popular very quickly. People started asking me questions about digestion and what foods could be eaten for particular conditions. I didn’t know how to help them and this left me feeling deflated.
I soon enrolled on a health coaching course and this was the start of my learning experience, giving me insight into what is happening in the body. Once qualified, I started offering health coaching sessions – I finally felt I was on the right path. I love sharing how healing food can be so I went on to study nutrition, naturopathy and herbal medicine at CNM to learn how to nourish the body more.
Invaluable clinical training in a supportive environment
When I was looking for a herbal medicine course, I came across CNM’s website. I was so impressed by all the interesting information and courses on offer that I called up the college and enrolled on the course straightaway. What I loved most about the course was the clinics, they are crucial for learning. I don’t understand how other online courses give you a qualification with no clinical training. I also really enjoyed learning about Ayurveda and Iridology – for me this was lifechanging. I now build iridology into my practice. CNM’s training connected all the dots for me and also connected me with so many people; I had a wonderful group of peers and we are all still in touch. The key for me was learning about the root cause of diseases, it gave me the understanding of a fully holistic approach that I was looking for.
I found my true path and now love what I do
With all my skills and knowledge, I’ve been able to create my own unique programme which offers a fully integrative approach where I combine nutrition, detox, naturopathy, herbal medicine and iridology. I empower my clients to take full responsibility for their health and give them the knowledge so they can then share it with their family and friends.
I now run two companies: my private clinic, Wellness Alchemy, where I offer consultations, workshops and training. Due to my eczema, I was interested in skincare products and I began making my own creams and lotions. This soon developed into my own skincare company, Surrey Organics. You can find more information about me at http://dominicacollis.com.
I’ve recently started a new marketing role at CNM where I’ll be involved in researching and launching CNM courses in Poland and amongst Polish-speaking communities.
What I love most about my job is educating and empowering people by sharing my knowledge. Seeing my clients change for the better is so rewarding and gives me such a good feeling.
My advice to anyone thinking about studying natural therapies is to definitely study at CNM. The clinical training, support, staff and atmosphere are amazing. My big tip is to dedicate 15 minutes every day to read something and learn. Over time, this knowledge adds up and it really helped me to cement the knowledge, making the exams easier.
Thank you CNM for my amazing studying experience!
Yelena, Nutrition Graduate
What I enjoyed most about the course was the enriching variety of subjects and speakers, some of whom I found moving and lifechanging. The clinic days were also very helpful and insightful; I learnt a lot and I’m grateful for my experience at CNM.
I was fascinated by the impact food had on my body
I’ve always had a deep interest and passion for nutrition. I started doing fitness training when I was ten and then competing at fourteen. I was very curious about why certain foods impacted my body in different ways and I could feel the difference in my performance, dependent on the food I was eating.
This ignited my desire to study for a master’s in physical education. I immersed myself in the fields of biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, sports medicine and psychology for four years. It was a very nourishing time of discovery through training and studying. I went on to work as a sports coach, manager and a personal trainer at private health clubs and gyms.
Weekend study suited me perfectly
My interest in nutrition grew stronger, leading me to attend different seminars, expos, training days in the UK and abroad. I had the opportunity to go to many of the educational seminars at CNM. I enjoyed them immensely as the subjects were so diverse.
I made the decision to enrol on the Nutritional Therapy 3-year diploma at CNM. Due to my work commitments I was only able to study at the weekends, so CNM’s flexible study programme suited me perfectly.
My business has now transformed
I’m in the process of transforming my business to a personalised health and wellness practice for women and children, incorporating nutrition and laboratory testing as part of my services.
Studying at CNM has transformed every aspect of my life
Joy, Nutrition Graduate
There isn’t one area of my life that hasn’t been positively impacted by studying nutrition at CNM. Nutritional Therapy is my passion, my career, and what I’m now known for.
Nutrition was the key to my health issues
After suffering from chronic allergies, skin issues and digestive complaints for many years, it wasn’t until I learnt about nutrition that profound changes occurred in my health. I was inspired to study natural therapies after seeing a close family member recover from chronic fatigue syndrome by making nutrition and lifestyle changes despite being told they would have the condition for life and only given antidepressants to help. They are now thriving and brimming with energy – I’ve always wanted to champion this kind of change in other people’s lives.
The clinical hours set you up for success
Whilst I was looking at different colleges to study nutrition, I came across CNM which looked very impressive. I decided to find out more about the course as I loved the sound of it. The weekend study option offered by CNM Belfast suited me perfectly as I could continue working while studying.
The first year of biomedicine helped lay down the foundations for understanding how the body works – this knowledge is invaluable. I especially loved the clinical hours which commenced in my second year. I observed consultations for 100 hours and then undertook 100 clinical hours with my own clients; this level of clinical experience really sets you up for success when you graduate. You learn so much and get a true feel of what your future career could look like!
Changing people’s lives is so rewarding
I now run my own business, Joy Fuelled Nutrition, where I consult with clients privately. I also work out of a family run clinic alongside a Herbalist and a Kinesiologist. I specialise in gut health, skin health and autoimmunity, paired with relevant functional testing. I’m so inspired by clients who are ready and willing to do what they need to do to get their health back and overcome chronic illness. It’s so rewarding to see the difference I’ve been able to make to my client’s lives, enabling them get their health and quality of life back.
If like me, nutrition is your passion, CNM is a great way to grow and harness your skills. Studying at CNM equips you with a wealth of tools to succeed and make your dream career a reality.
CNM helped me transform my health and build a thriving career
Emma, Nutrition Graduate
My life has changed so much since studying at CNM. I’ve gained confidence in myself because I now understand how to look after my skin using nutrition.
Changing my diet resolved my chronic acne
I suffered from face and body acne in my early teens which continued into my early adulthood. I spent years trying every product on the market, hoping that something would help, but nothing ever did. I felt very uncomfortable in my skin and was constantly trying to hide it from the world. I wore baggy t-shirts and went on sunbeds to make my skin look darker so no one would notice my acne or scars.
In my mid-twenties, I learnt about the effects that dairy and sugar had on my body. After much research I embarked on an elimination diet for four weeks. By the end of the month, I not only looked amazing, I felt great too. In that moment I finally realised the impact that food has on my body; however, I didn’t know how it all linked together. This made me want to learn more so I could understand what was causing my breakouts and why.
Comprehensive modules in a supportive environment
In October 2017, I took a short course at CNM on natural skincare and nutrition and I was shocked to discover the link between nutrition and skin conditions. On the way out I picked up a leaflet on becoming a nutritional therapist and soon after, I booked a consultation to discuss training. I signed up to start the course in January 2018.
The detail CNM go into for each module is unbelievable – you learn so much! I especially loved the clinic training in the second year; being able to apply my knowledge and help people felt great. The people at CNM, both students and lecturers, are so supportive and welcoming. I really looked forward to studying and seeing everyone at the college on the weekends.
Studying nutrition has transformed my life
I’ve been able to build a thriving career I’m passionate about and help others. I specialise in acne and plan to branch out into other skin conditions as I believe many people are not informed about how nutrition affects their skin. I want to help people avoid the pitfalls I went through. As my knowledge increases, my health also improves. Knowing I have the ability to help someone look and feel better is the best feeling ever!
CNM’s courses are flexible, manageable and conveniently located
Kimberly, Nutrition Graduate
I loved that the course was part-time and spread over three years; it offered flexibility that other courses didn’t. The diploma felt manageable and achievable. CNM has a fantastic reputation and the college is conveniently located in central London.
Having a job where I could set my own hours was key
After working as an adoption and fostering social worker for many years, I took 18 months off after I had my son. When I went back to work, things didn’t feel the same; my job was demanding and my work-life balance wasn’t right. I wanted a job where I could set my own hours and have the flexibility to spend more time with my son. Food and nutrition had always been my passion so I went to a CNM open day and decided to do the naturopathic nutrition diploma.
Inspiring lecturers and excellent in-clinic training
Studying at CNM completely changed my life. All the topics were incredibly interesting, especially the nutrition modules, and I loved the practical component of the in-clinic training. Doing mock consults was a fantastic experience. All the lecturers are so inspiring and knowledgeable. I also met some lovely people who I’m still in contact with.
My nutrition qualification gave me an edge
I started my vegan food blog whilst studying to build an audience and a catalogue of recipes to share with clients when I graduated. Thinking about the marketing and business side early on has been pivotal in my business’ success. My blog gained a lot of traction which resulted in me being offered sponsorship deals.
Realising food photography was my strength (rather than consulting), I’ve focussed my business around food photography and styling. However, having my nutrition qualification has given me an edge and set my blog apart from the thousands of other blogs out there. I now work full-time as a food photographer and recipe developer, and I also teach food styling and food photography. I do a lot of sponsored content and influencer work too, promoting products for brands. I do all this from home, working my own hours. My job allows me to be very creative and no two days are the same; I also get to spend lots of quality time with my son.
CNM offers a solid foundation in nutrition and health
My advice to anyone thinking about studying nutrition at CNM is to go for it as the knowledge you gain is invaluable. Even if you don’t want to practice, you can use it to improve your own health. The course gives you a solid foundation in how the body works, nutrition and healthy living. Think about your end goal from the outset – what do you want to achieve and how will your business look? When you know this, you can start brainstorming and put plans in place to make it happen.
An incredibly supportive community of likeminded people
Korina, Nutrition Graduate
I was attracted to CNM because of their holistic and naturopathic approach to health and the 200 hours of clinical practice they offer. I enjoyed being surrounded by likeminded individuals, students and teachers, all of whom shared the same passions and interests as me.
I found my life purpose
For over ten years, I worked as a marketing insights practitioner finding consumer insights to unlock consumer growth of products. The most profound insight of my career was discovering the power of nature and food, and its ability to prevent chronic disease and support health. I also realised that people want to eat healthier, but quite often, they are confused by all the conflicting information and they don’t know how to change their diet. Knowing this shifted my life purpose into something more meaningful; to support people in achieving long-lasting health through the power of food, breathing and movement.
I’m a cancer thriver, not a survivor
In June 2016, I was diagnosed with Diffused B Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer. Although I underwent conventional treatments (chemotherapy, autologous bone marrow transplant), I felt the need to support my body by changing my diet and lifestyle. After relapsing once in 2017, the changes were essential if I wanted to stay in remission.
My interest in natural therapies started through experimentation on myself. I saw Nutritional Therapist Jo Gamble who supported me with nutrition and lifestyle interventions. I knew I was on the right path when I saw what a profound effect the dietary and lifestyle changes had made; my quality of life had improved and I was thriving, despite the hideous side-effects of the chemotherapy. I now describe myself as a cancer thriver, not a survivor. Going through this experience made me want to share my knowledge with others in the hope of supporting them through the debilitating journey of cancer.
CNM is supportive and nurturing
What I loved about CNM’s nutrition course was the emphasis on scientific rigour, underpinned not only in the lectures but also in the expectations from our assignments and the clinical practice. I received so much support from the staff and teachers throughout my illness. CNM is more than a college, it’s a supportive community of likeminded individuals who are passionate about nutrition and the healing power of nature.
I help add years to my client’s lives
My experience at CNM made me reconsider my life purpose. I’ve set up my nutritional practice and I mainly work with clients in my home country Greece where Nutritional Therapy is still emerging. I’ve received positive feedback from my clients on how I’ve changed their lives and made them feel well in their bodies. I now not only add more years to my client’s lives but most importantly, I help add more life into their years.
CNM has changed my life and health dramatically!
Natasha, Nutrition Graduate
Juggling study with full-time work was a challenge but it taught me how much I can achieve if I put my mind to something. CNM is a wonderful place to study. The lecturers are truly amazing and fountains of knowledge!
My health struggles led me to studying at CNM
Before studying nutrition, I always felt like there was something missing and that my job lacked passion. I wanted to help people but didn’t know how. I quit my job and went travelling in India for six months to find my feet and discover what I truly desired in life. Upon my return, I had a eureka moment and the answer came to me.
My own health struggles led me on a journey. After healing myself naturally, I became fascinated by the impact that food has on the body and the science behind nutrition.
I wanted to manage my PCOS naturally, not rely on medication
From aged sixteen onwards, I suffered from painful stomach cramps and amenorrhoea. I was referred to a specialist who diagnosed me with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and prescribed me Metformin (a type 2 diabetes drug) and birth control pills. I was also offered surgery to remove the cysts and a series of laser hair removal sessions. Living on medication and birth control wasn’t the long-term solution I wanted. So, after lots of research and with the help of my mum (who is a nurse), I looked into alternative remedies. However, as I was very young, nothing changed until after I came back to the UK from living abroad.
Changing my diet and lifestyle transformed my health
Whilst living abroad I developed an unhealthy lifestyle of binge drinking and poor eating habits; both of which made me put on weight. This led to me developing more painful cysts. Medical professionals were hesitant to do further surgery so I had to figure out a way of coping with PCOS without needing constant medical assistance. After returning to the UK at 23, I decided to enrol at CNM. During my studies I gradually began to sort out my diet, supplement with specific nutrients and exercise regularly. Within a few years, my periods came back which was amazing.
My cycle is now regular and I have clear skin!
I loved learning about biomedicine in the first year before getting stuck into nutrition as it helped me understand what is happening in the body and why. The emphasis on science and evidence-based nutrition was fascinating. My whole outlook on food and illness has changed completely, and without CNM, I wouldn’t have had the knowledge and experience I do now to support my own health condition. Implementing what I’ve learnt at CNM has transformed my health. After suffering with irregular periods for 10 years, I now have a regular cycle and my skin has completely cleared up.
Studying at CNM has been a life-changing journey
Since graduating, I’ve set up my own clinical practice from a private medical centre; however, I also offer virtual consultation from home so I can help clients around the world. What I enjoy most is getting to the root cause of a client’s health issue. The moment my clients start to see a change is so rewarding, especially if their health issues have been ongoing for years.
Studying at CNM has been such an incredible life-changing journey, and it’s not only impacted my health, but others too. I truly believe the more nutritionists there are with the knowledge taught by CNM, the more it could change the way our world sees health, food and medicine. I’m now in peak health and feel amazing. The most incredible thing is that I’m at my ideal weight and I have a healthy menstrual cycle.
Thanks to CNM, I’m now changing so many lives through nutrition
Martin, Nutrition Graduate
Graduating from CNM has changed my life in so many ways. I’m now fortunate enough to work full-time as a Nutritional Therapist, allowing me to change so many people’s lives. I love seeing a client come in for a follow-up with a smile on their face, telling me they’ve never felt better, after making the changes I recommended.
My lifestyle was negatively affecting my health
I’ve been fortunate enough to play music professionally since my teens, however, the travel, late nights and beige foods started to take a toll on my health. Poor sleep, low mood and terrible energy levels had become my normal and I knew something needed to change.
CNM’s course is very comprehensive
I started looking into nutrition and came across CNM. From my research, I felt CNM’s Naturopathic Nutrition diploma was the best course to study to enable me to build a clinical practice. The course not only educated me on science and how the body works, but it also taught me how to work with clients and guide them towards better health.
Excellent lecturers and peer support
I found CNM exciting, enlightening and engaging. One of the main things I loved about the college was the fact that all the lecturers had clinical experience. This really added value to my learning experience and helped put the theory into a real-life context, even before I started in the student clinic. The support I received from other students was fantastic; most of us had been out of education for several years, so the bond we formed was really special.
I now run two busy clinics
I now run a clinic specialising is digestive health, with two clinic locations in the North West (Wilmslow and Central Manchester). I also run nutrition workshops at the Maggie’s Cancer charity for those going through cancer treatment. I’m part of the Healthpath team where I analyse a variety of test reports and design protocols for their clients. Every now and then (when I have the time), I run workshops on food fermentation.
Flexible study that fitted around my work and lifestyle
Matthew, Nutrition Graduate
What attracted me to CNM was the immediate warming nature of the team and the guest lecturers. Being able to attend lectures and clinical practice on the weekends was a huge bonus as I was very busy working full-time Monday to Friday.
CNM’s training was completely different to university
After training in Sports and Exercise Sciences at University and doing a Postgraduate in Sports and Exercise Nutrition, I became a Sports Nutritionist. I was interested to understand a different perspective and look at the body in terms of systems so I decided to study the Naturopathic Nutrition diploma at CNM. I wanted to diversify my practice and be able to work in private healthcare in the corporate wellness sector as a Nutritional Therapist. The Naturopathic Nutrition training offered at CNM was completely different to the way I was trained at university.
The clinical practice was invaluable
Whenever I set foot in the college, I felt a sense of calm and anticipation to sit back, listen and learn. I found the final year clinical practice extremely valuable as it enabled me to learn from experienced practitioners and my peers. The real-time problem solving that took place in my final year allowed me to put science and anecdotal evidence into practice. After studying nutrition with CNM you have the wonderful opportunity to establish a nutrition business online or in person and set up your own clinic. You also have the opportunity to work as a Nutritional Therapist in a business.
My job is now so varied and interesting
I now work as a Nutritional Therapist for Nuffield Health part-time and I run a nutrition consultancy service online where I deliver 1-2-1 consultations remotely and create content for business in the form of nutrition education. I also host a podcast called Big Feed Up HQ which focuses on nutrition, movement and outdoor experiences. I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without gaining insurance to practice through studying with CNM.
Studying at CNM transformed my health and life
Eleanor, Nutrition Graduate
The hands-on learning experience at CNM and the true passion that every lecturer has for their field of expertise is what I loved most about the course.
The course changed my life
I suffered from severe gut problems, acne and hormone-related conditions and wanted to gain in-depth knowledge about what was going on in my body to understand how I could help myself.
Studying CNM’s Naturopathic Nutrition course completely changed my life. I enrolled on the course thinking I was going to learn about different types of foods and why they are good for you. Instead, I discovered, uncovered and investigated my own health worries further and through my own knowledge, power and understanding, I’ve been able to heal my body and understand my symptoms. This is something I thought would never be possible.
Each CNM lecturer has a true passion for the field
What really attracted me to CNM’s Nutrition course is how thorough the course is. It doesn’t just teach you about food, it also explains the complete biological and chemistry understanding of the human body that is equal to, or even more in-depth than what is taught in some medical establishments. The hands-on learning experience and the true passion that every lecturer has for the nutrition field is what I loved the most about my studies. The fact I was also able to use evidence based research and findings to support my learning highlighted how important nutrition is for our health.
The power of nutrition inspired me to help others
I now have my own practice called Well Nourished Nutrition (http://www.wellnourished.me/) where I see clients on a one-to-one basis to support them with their health and wellness journey. As someone who has been affected by gut, hormone and acne related conditions, I understand the impact these health conditions can have on your life. I want to support people to get to the bottom of their symptoms to empower them to reach their optimal wellbeing. As well as seeing clients, I also run programmes, write e-books and organise events for people to take part in. I’m also a freelance digital and publication content producer, applying my passion for writing to support brands and publications.
There is nothing more powerful than hearing someone say that you have made a difference to their health and that they can see the benefits of your hard work and commitment. I also love being able to use the qualification how I want to, and choose a path that works for me.
An incredibly supportive college with such inspiring
Jo, Nutrition Graduate
If you’re curious about health and nutrition, consider studying with CNM. Even if you don’t want to practice, you’ll leave feeling so in awe of your incredible body and you will be equipped to take the very best care of it. You’re never too old to learn something new!
I was in constant pain
I started to suffer with a very bad back and nerve pain. Some days I found it hard to walk or sleep; it was soul destroying. I got through the days with over-the-counter pain relief and spinal injections; I constantly looked pale with dark rings under my eyes. My focus on food began when juicing had just become fashionable and I went on a week-long juicing retreat. The positive impact that nutrition had on my body soon became clear.
Changing my diet was a real turning point
I decided to try acupuncture and explore nutrition and lifestyle changes. I started to feel so much better and this was a real light bulb moment for me. I then made the decision to study nutrition, so I began looking for courses. I found CNM on a Google search and went to meet a college representative to discuss the course in more detail. I was so excited at the thought of starting and signed up to the 3-year diploma as soon as I could.
Inspiring lectures with an amazing group of peers
After years of studying via distance learning, I was ready to meet other students on a regular basis and I loved the fact that CNM involved time at the college with other students. I was so lucky to study with an amazing group of people. Every lecture inspired me to learn more about the subject. I also loved the final year student clinics; even though they were nerve wracking at the beginning, the clinics gave me the confidence to be able to practice on my own. We had incredible clinical support from our clinic supervisors and peers.
I got to the root cause of my symptoms
The course has helped me to focus on my health and realise the importance of healing my body in a holistic way. I’ve been able to get to the root cause of my ill health, rather than just silencing my symptoms which has been so powerful. I now have the skill-set to help others and empower them to take charge of their health which is an amazing feeling.
I now empower others to make positive changes
Since graduating, I’ve set up a private clinic at home called Vitalife Nutrition. I create recipes and meal plans for other clinics and therapists. I’m constantly learning new things, following the latest research and reading everything I can about nutrition. I love helping clients understand how their body works and empowering them to take the first step towards positive change.
Studying at CNM was life-changing, inspiring and exciting
Alex, Naturopathic Nutrition
I chose CNM because the college is so well-recognised and respected in the health industry. The high standard of teaching was evident from the outset. The real-life practice in the student clinic was brilliant as it prepared me for practicing immediately after graduating.
Studying nutrition changed my life
I decided to follow my dreams and study nutrition after a life-changing event which made me reassess my life. As a chef and cookery teacher, I’d always been into food but my passion was health and nutrition. After successfully overcoming my own health issues, I wanted to learn how to help others using natural therapies.
I now teach others how to eat healthily
My CNM studies were life-changing, inspiring and exciting. I loved learning about the principles of functional medicine and addressing the underlying cause of a client’s condition. I’m now practicing as a naturopath and nutritional therapist with clinics in Balham and central London. The feedback I get from my clients inspires and encourages me. Being able to combine my nutrition knowledge with my former chef experience enables me to show my clients practical ways to improve their diet. I’m passionate about my job and I’ll never stop learning. It’s so rewarding helping people to make improvements to their health.
Studying nutrition has been so lifechanging; knowledge truly is power!
Alicia , Nutrition Graduate
I was really impressed when I visited the college for a tour; I also liked the setup of weekly lectures and observing the nutrition clinics. The syllabus was very comprehensive and the course content was amazing; I never expected to learn so much. Every module was incredibly riveting and enriching.
Studying nutrition elevated my business credentials
I’ve always worked in the food industry, in my own business and as a freelance development chef, so my decision to study at CNM was to continue my learning and progress further in my profession. As a recipe developer I became really interested in nutrition and I felt a need to explore this further. Being able to improve my knowledge and understanding of food could only be a good thing.
I’m the owner and curator of Lifebox Food, one of the leading health and wellbeing subscription boxes in the UK and Europe. With so much misleading information out there and dubious advertising from food brands, I felt it was really important to embark on a nutrition qualification to help ensure our customers could trust Lifebox and my judgement on the products included in the boxes. I also wanted customers to feel enriched by the health and wellbeing information we give out with each box.
I wanted to help nourish people from the inside out
Having suffered from a period of ill health myself, I began to notice that everyone I spoke to – friends and family – all had an ailment of some sort. It got me thinking about the importance of nutrition and the role it plays in our physical and mental health. This was the driving force that made me want to study nutrition; I wanted to help people understand their bodies so they can nourish themselves from the inside out.
Learning how the body works was so eye-opening
After struggling with my health in the past, learning about how our bodies work on a physiological level and the impact that nutrition and lifestyle choices have on the body has been so eye-opening. It has totally changed my mentality towards food and health, and this will never change. It’s also awakened my desire to work with clients in a therapeutic capacity to help people feel their best. Establishing relationships with clients has been more rewarding than I ever could have imagined, and this all started in the CNM clinic.
I help make a difference to people’s lives
I’m now seeing clients for nutritional therapy and corporate nutrition, as well continuing to do freelance recipe development and running Lifebox. What I love most about practicing is being able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients and feel like I’m making a difference to their quality of life and outlook. By educating clients to understand their bodies more and seeing them feel so empowered is such a wonderful thing!
Studying at CNM completely changed my life
Mays, Nutrition Graduate
The lecturers were amazing and so inspiring. What I learnt really changed my life for the better and changed me as a person.
Switching to a plant-based diet cleared up my health issues
I worked as an advertising producer for 18 years but I became unhappy and dissatisfied with my very stressful corporate career. I was teaching yoga on the side but it wasn’t enough. I knew it was my calling to be in service and to not work in such a stressful environment that negatively impacted my health.
During my yoga teacher training in India eight years ago, I was introduced to a month of raw vegan food and to the concept of conscious clean eating which changed my life. Before that I ate a standard western diet, drank alcohol and had lots of late nights; as a result I suffered from some serious gut health, skin and mood issues. Eating a natural, plant-based diet while doing my yoga training for a month increased my energy levels and I felt amazing. So, I naturally transitioned to a plant-based diet and I also dabbled in raw veganism too. Slowly all my health issues cleared up and I also developed a keen interest in health and nutrition. I started studying and researching myself and then contemplated doing a course.
The course is so unique
A friend recommended CNM’s Naturopathic Nutrition diploma to me and I was looking at it for many years before I signed up – I was travelling a lot back in those days so it was a big commitment to stay in London for three years. But eventually I enrolled on the course and I’ve never looked back. What I loved about the course was the naturopathic element to it; I’m a big believer in the healing powers of nature and having looked at other courses, none of them had this important holistic element.
I found my calling and now do a job I love
I signed up for the course initially for my own interests; I never thought I would quit my advertising job and become a nutritionist. However, by the start of the third year, I knew there was no turning back and that I’d found my calling. I then left my job in advertising and launched my clinic as soon as I qualified. I can honestly say I’ve never been happier. Being able to help people every day and change their lives for the better is so rewarding and brings me so much joy on a daily basis.
I help people transform their lives
I have a clinic in East London but I mostly work virtually now. I also host webinars and group weight loss programmes and run an NHS-funded weight loss programme in Tower Hamlets. A lot of my clients come to me with burn-out, stress, insomnia and anxiety often linking to gut problems so I help them overcome these issues as well as specialising in plant-based nutrition. I also teach yoga and meditation and host transformational wellness retreats.
I love helping people transform their lives and feel great inside and out. I work holistically and look at the overall mind body soul connection; their diet, lifestyle, connection to others, spiritual connection and purpose.
CNM’s training has made me a confident and competent practitioner
Zoë, Nutrition Graduate
I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved at CNM, both personally and academically, and I am grateful for the opportunities it has given me. I love being able to educate and empower my clients; enabling them to explore their health status and achieve optimal wellbeing.
I wanted to help myself and my family
I began my studies at CNM following a long-standing interest in nutrition. I had worked in IT since leaving university but I never felt that spreadsheets and storage solutions were my true calling. After my dad had a heart attack, I started to read about nutrition as I wanted to find out how I could help him and what preventative health measures I could use for myself and my family.
The clinical practice brought the knowledge to life
I particularly wanted classroom-based learning and I was attracted to CNM’s emphasis on clinical practice. For me, the clinical training was essential as it enabled me to feel competent and confident enough to apply the knowledge in real-life. I enjoyed learning about the science of nutrition and seeing this knowledge really come to life during clinic days. Leading and observing in clinic was an absolute privilege.
The career change I was desperately seeking
I quickly realised that nutrition was an area I wanted to work in and during my third year, I left my IT job to concentrate on my studies. I’m now the assistant manager for Amaranth, an award-winning wellness store based in Manchester. I also offer client nutrition consultations from Amaranth’s treatment rooms as part of my own business, Step Back Nutrition. In the future, I would like to specialise in the fields of autism and ADHD. I believe everyone can benefit from nutritional therapy and I’m delighted to be a part of this growing industry.
“Studying with CNM is one of the greatest experiences you’ll ever have.”
Kelly, Naturopathic Nutrition
I worked for many years in events and marketing which was very stressful. My diet was poor, I lived off ready meals, pastries, crisps and coffee. I had suffered long-term with IBS, eczema and adult acne after coming off the pill for 15 years. I was run down and kept getting ill all the time. After countless trips to the GP and fruitless medical testing to get to the bottom of it all, I was so confused and upset as to why my body was completely out of sync. I’d finally met my tipping point. From then on, I decided to start taking my health into my own hands and exploring ways to improve my symptoms.
I was sure that my poor diet and prolonged hormonal contraception were not good for my body and wanted to make changes to my diet and lifestyle. Whilst talking to a friend, the topic of nutrition came up and it really resonated with me. There I was, struggling to enjoy full health and stumbling across Naturopathic Nutrition was like an epiphany moment. I could get to the root cause of my symptoms, and improve my health through food; a win-win! I went on to research different functional medicine degrees and realised none of them had any real-life clinical experience. CNM’s 200 clinical hours meant I would be confident in my own practice as soon as I graduated. It was a huge bonus to have so much real life clinical experience rather than just academic learning and case studies.
Within a week I had quit my job in events and enrolled on the Nutritional Therapy course at CNM. I also trained as a yoga teacher so that I could work teaching this whilst studying, as this was more in line with the holistic path I was choosing.
Each week I was so excited to come to college. The scientific and clinical diversity of the course, as well as the holistic approach to wellness, really made me feel I would be able to make a difference in people’s lives. Taking into account not only someone’s physical and mental health but also their family, work and social life truly makes nutritional therapy a unique complementary practise. Understanding that as practitioners, we are a sounding board for our clients to offload their deepest worries, fears and health concerns is both an important privilege and a gateway for us to help them improve their life in every way possible.
I found studying with CNM life-changing, exciting and rewarding. I also loved the community I gained over the years; creating a network of colleagues who became friends. Since graduating I am working with both private clients in Harley Street as well as corporate nutrition in the workplace.
I find it so fulfilling that I am able to offer two forms of service, through my practice, The Natural Balance. I work both one-on-one with private clients, (in particular with women who have hormonal imbalances and IBS, much like I did) as well as in the corporate environment, improving workplace wellbeing.
In the workplace I offer talks and workshops to educate and emphasise how nutrition helps with energy, focus, motivation and stress. I do a lot of work providing employees with the tools they need to understand what makes up a healthy diet and how to improve energy and sleep hygiene patterns.
I love sharing the knowledge that enables people to help themselves. It’s incredibly rewarding when I see my clients’ symptoms improve. It’s amazing how making small changes can produce such big results. I hope that by sharing my story, it can give others hope that they too can live a better life with full health.
Nutrition has changed my life in every way possible. I think, feel, look and sleep better and I am constantly rewarded when I am able to help those around me to live a better life. Whether you are interested in learning more about nutrition and health for yourself, to help someone you know, or even to become a practitioner, studying with CNM is one of the greatest experiences you’ll ever have. The knowledge you gain is invaluable and the ability to help others is everlasting.
I’m the strongest and healthiest I’ve ever been
Adam, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
After years of being crippled with severe Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and dosed up on medication with adverse side effects, I decided to take ownership of my health.
I needed to make changes quickly
My health was at an all-time low and I knew I needed to do something about it. What stood out to me most about studying acupuncture at CNM was the fact that the course is combined with Naturopathy. I also got to study all the naturopathic principles which was fascinating.
I studied multiple subjects together
Studying at CNM was mind-expanding, stimulating and enriching – I’m so grateful to my teachers for passing their wisdom onto me. I really loved the all people I met at CNM; it’s a college brimming with talent, knowledge and dedication. Over 4 years, I studied biomedicine, Chinese medicine theory, applied acupuncture techniques, ancillary techniques and naturopathic principles on a part-time basis. No other college offers this mix of study and I’m proud to call myself a Naturopathic Acupuncturist. Undertaking this breadth of study has enabled me to offer a wide range of services to my clients.
My health and clinic are thriving
Studying naturopathy and acupuncture has changed my life because it gave me the tools to manage my own health. I’m now the strongest and healthiest I’ve ever been. Two weeks after graduating, I set up my own acupuncture clinic with three colleagues from my course. Being able to start making a tangible difference to other people’s lives so soon after graduating was mind-blowing.
The clinic has continued to grow and we’ve recently opened a new location to accommodate our ever-growing client list. I love working alongside colleagues I know and trust. Applying what I’ve learnt to benefit and support people to make positive changes in their health gives me a deep sense of satisfaction and gratitude.
The story of how Adam returned to health is featured in the August 2018 edition of WDDTY Magazine. You can read the feature here
Studying at CNM completely transformed my life!
Carli, Naturopathic Nutrition
The nutrition course at CNM gave me an incredible sense of purpose. I’m no longer stressed and miserable, instead, I’m excited to get up in the morning as I can help make a difference to someone’s life.
I was at breaking point
After 10 years of chronic stress and working long hours, with no work-life balance, I decided I needed a change. I was at breaking point – running on adrenaline, not eating properly and experiencing chest pains. I was exhausted, my hair was thinning and I struggled with acne and hormone imbalance.
The wake-up call I needed
I attended a nutrition event that my trainers (two CNM graduates) were running. After listening to what they had to say and following their protocols, my health and perspective on life transformed. It was a huge wake up call. I finally understood the damage I was doing to my body and how I needed to fix it. I also realised I had a huge desire to help others. Having heard lots of great things about CNM, I decided to join.
I healed my body from the inside out
The clinical experience of observing and working with clients was fascinating and fulfilling. It challenged me, pushed me outside of my comfort zone and gave me an incredible sense of purpose.
The CNM course emphasises the need to tackle the root cause of symptoms. This was so true in my life as I needed to address my stress and align with my core values.
I’m no longer stressed and miserable
Studying at CNM set the course of my life and gave me an incredible sense of purpose. I’m so happy to be on a path where I’m excited to get up in the morning because I can make a difference to someone’s health and wellbeing.
CNM’s course led to my dream career
Sarah, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy
As a teenager I suffered with terrible acne and poor skin. Not understanding the underlying cause, I tried every lotion and potion under the sun, but nothing helped. I then turned to nutrition.
The pill made my symptoms worse
My GP put me on the contraceptive pill in an attempt to balance my hormones and improve my acne. This made my health and skin worse. I had mood swings, I felt depressed and I was suffering from endless bouts of thrush and irregular periods. Eventually, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. My teenage years were miserable.
The course saved my life!
I went to see a naturopath who helped me with my hormonal issues. I soon started to feel better and this inspired me to learn everything I could about natural therapies. I enrolled at CNM which saved my life – now I have my health back and my dream career! I get to do something I love every day and help so many people with my knowledge.
Such a supportive community
CNM has such an involved and supportive community. The sheer diversity of the topics was fascinating and inspired me greatly. It was amazing to meet and learn from the people who are experts in their field.
I can’t imagine a life without herbs
I now run a busy clinic in Cornwall and I’m fortunate to be able to support people with a wide range of health issues. I can’t imagine living a life without herbs or the knowledge I gained from taking the CNM course.
When I made my peace with food, nutrition became my passion
Karolina, Naturopathic Nutrition
I wanted to study a prestigious and well-recognised diploma so I enrolled at CNM as I’d heard the courses were fantastic.
I was overweight and addicted to sugar
I had a turbulent relationship with food growing up. As a teenager I battled with anorexia nervosa and then when I started my busy corporate job, I lived off coffee and sugary foods. After I had my children, I became overweight, fatigued and addicted to sugar. I tried every diet possible to lose weight but nothing worked. It wasn’t until I realised that eating unprocessed, unrefined and chemical-free foods was all I needed to maintain my weight that something clicked. I then decided to study nutrition. After I made my peace with food, nutrition became my passion.
I could fit study around my family and work
With three children, I needed a study programme to fit around my family and not the other way around – CNM allowed me to do just this. Leaving the corporate world behind and re-training in nutrition has been a life-altering decision. I loved that I could see my own clients in the student clinic as it gave me the much-needed experience to prepare me for future clinic practice. The learning process was definitely worth the effort.
Choosing when I work has been life-changing
Straight after graduating, I founded my practice in North West London. I see patients in clinic but I also offer online consultations via Skype. I can choose when I work and I’m able to schedule my day around my kids’ school, which means I don’t miss anything happening in their lives. It’s not only my clients who have benefitted from my knowledge, my family are also eating healthier! I consider myself very lucky to have transformed my passion into a way of living.
CNM was hugely educational and inspiring
Vivien, Naturopathic Nutrition
Studying at CNM turned my health around and inspired me to work in this field. If you’re interested in health and wellness or you’re trying to improve your health naturally, then CNM is for you. The knowledge you receive is priceless.
I had no period, terrible acne and severe hair loss
At 18, I was diagnosed with PCOS. I stopped menstruating, I developed cystic acne and my hair started to fall out at a rapid rate. I went to see numerous specialists and GP’s about my symptoms, especially the hair loss, but my concerns were always dismissed. When I asked if nutrition or lifestyle could be contributing to my symptoms, I was told they wouldn’t be. As a young woman, experiencing acne and hair loss was very distressing and I wanted to rid myself of these symptoms as soon as possible. I opted for the oral contraceptive pill as doctors told me this would help my skin. Instead, I ended up with depression, severe acne breakouts, night leg pains/cramps, further hair loss, food sensitivities, hives, digestive problems, dermatitis and anxiety. I discovered through research that these were very common with this medication. I now know after studying nutrition and becoming a nutritional therapist, that my poor health was directly related to how I was living my life.
My symptoms disappeared when I changed my diet
I was inspired to study nutrition after working with my nutritionist Dee Brereton Patel, a former CNM graduate. After listening to what she had to say, I was so motivated to improve my health that I radically changed my whole lifestyle and stopped taking the pill. I went on a gluten and dairy-free, nutrient-dense diet and took supplements to support my skin, gut and hormones. The results were amazing – my menstrual cycle returned, the cystic acne cleared up, my hair grew back and I overcame depression and anxiety. As the treatment progressed, my struggles with gut dysbiosis, bacterial overgrowth and parasites (which were identified through functional lab testing) resolved and I stopped suffering with digestive problems.
The food I eat and the supplements I take, support my health and keep me well. If I deviate from my lifestyle or eat foods that don’t work for my body, old symptoms flare up. Now whenever I deal with the occasional health issue, I use ‘food as medicine’. I wake up every day feeling energised and positive about life. I’m so grateful every month when I get my period as it’s a reflection of my health and fertility.
I’ve learnt life-long skills to keep me healthy
What I loved most about CNM was the ‘whole body approach’ to wellness – this really resonated with me. CNM students are trained to identify root causes, not just look at diet or count calories. We take into consideration the person’s relationships, emotions, environmental exposures and health history. I loved connecting with inspiring students and lecturers and seeing people’s positive life transformations in the clinics. I made great, like-minded friends and learnt how to take care of my body for the rest of my life.
I love my job and life now!
I now specialise in women’s health, hormones, PCOS and gut health. My plan is to help as many women as possible find answers to their health issues and get the support they need. I wholeheartedly agree with the quote “If you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life.” This is so true for me.
CNM changed my life
Lauren, Naturopathic Nutrition
What attracted me most to CNM was the combination of academic learning and clinical training, as well as the flexible study programme. I could study part-time whilst also working. CNM enabled me to have the lifestyle I always desired and launch my dream nutrition business.
I was told my case was incurable
I became very unwell with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome during my second year at university. After seeing various GP’s and specialists who all told me that my case was incurable, I was left feeling completely hopeless. After doing some research myself, I discovered that changing my diet and lifestyle could help relieve my symptoms and improve my overall wellbeing. This opened a door for me and I couldn’t wait to learn more about nutrition and how the body works. When I left university, I enrolled at CNM where I studied Naturopathy and Nutrition.
CNM transformed my health and life
What I loved about the course at CNM was that it helped me to understand how important diet and lifestyle is to maintaining health and wellbeing. The course gave me the tools I needed to make decisions about my own health and also provided me clinical training to work with clients in a clinical setting. CNM provides excellent resources and help you to develop your skills to become a confident practitioner.
I now have my dream nutrition business
CNM changed my life because it enabled me to have a lifestyle I always desired. I launched my dream business in nutrition, coaching people to become the healthiest versions of themselves. I co-founded my own wellness brand, ARDERE, with my sister. We provide expert nutritional advice, offer healthy recipes and sell 100% organic natural wax aromatherapy candles.
CNM allowed me to turn my passion into a career
Mariana, Naturopathic Nutrition
My studies were enjoyable, insightful and sociable! CNM offered both mid-week and weekend classes, with the added flexibility of doing much of the work remotely. This enabled me to work around my family’s needs.
Changing my daughter’s diet stopped her hospital visits
I decided to study with CNM after experiencing the impact food and nutrition had on my little girl’s health. She was very poorly between the ages of one and three, with frequent trips to the hospital due to recurrent chest infections and asthma-like symptoms. She had to take corticosteroids and antibiotics, plus use a variety of inhalers. We never received any nutrition or lifestyle advice. I was so frustrated as all we were doing was managing my daughter’s symptoms with medication and not actually seeing any progress in her health.
I consulted a nutritional therapist and worked with her to modify my daughter’s diet by removing allergens and improving her gut microbiome. She got progressively better – her colds became less frequent and problematic and within 6 months she no longer needed inhalers. Now she is a very healthy and active child. We keep a ‘reliever’ inhaler at home as a safety precaution, just in case she catches a bad cold.
Studying remotely gave me flexibility
My daughter’s experience was an eye-opener for me and I decided to re-train to become a nutritional therapist. I wanted to know how to manage and improve my own family’s health, and help educate others. I was also looking for a career that offered me flexibility to fit my hours around the school schedule. CNM offered both mid-week and weekend classes in Manchester, with the added flexibility of doing much of the work remotely. The fact that the college also operates from other cities around the country meant that, if necessary, lectures and clinics could be attended at other locations. They offered a package that enabled me to work around my family’s needs.
CNM provides a supportive network
My studies were enjoyable, insightful and sociable. I met so many amazing students on the course from diverse backgrounds and with different motives for studying. We became friends and still have a mutually supportive network. I also really enjoyed the fact that we were taught by different lecturers depending on the subject being covered. This gave me a good insight into different research methods and clinic styles. What I learnt at CNM has allowed me to turn my passion into a fulfilling career.
I now inspire families globally to eat better
When I graduated, I started working as a nutritional therapist at an existing long-established clinic as well as setting up my own clinic. What I love about practising is the people I get to work with and being part of their health journey. No two days are the same; there is always a new challenge and new areas to explore. My knowledge and continuous research and personal development in the field allows me to help others. I regularly record and post videos on YouTube to show parents how they can encourage their children to make better choices when it comes to food.
CNM was an awakening and pioneering journey
Eloise, Naturopathic Nutrition
Studying at CNM opened up a whole new world to me and I loved learning something new every day. Aside from the knowledge, the relationships I formed with my fellow students and tutors has been invaluable. CNM connected me to many like-minded people for which I’m very grateful.
My CNM qualification has opened so many doors
Kezra, Naturopathic Nutrition
Taking the plunge to study at CNM has been one of the greatest and most valuable achievements I’ve accomplished. I loved the content and felt so inspired by the lectures.
An accredited qualification was important
After working in the care sector for many years, I decided to study nutrition at CNM as I wanted an accredited qualification that would allow me to practice as a recognised practitioner with a holistic approach. I loved the balance between the clinical scientific content and the holistic/naturopathic/functional approach – this has made me an ever-curious practitioner committed to lifelong learning. The large number of clinic hours at CNM helped transition me into clinical practice easily.
My CNM diploma has opened so many doors
My qualification has opened so many doors for me and I’m excited to find out where my career will take me. I’m currently working for myself from two London clinics where I see a large variety of health conditions. I have a particular interest in women’s health and hormone disorders such as PCOS and Endometriosis.
I co-founded my own health food business
I’m also using my nutrition knowledge as a Director of The Nude Spoon, a company which I co-founded to make healthy, organic, dairy-free ice cream for the retail and catering market.
As a nutritional therapist I find it so rewarding to be able to make a difference to peoples’ lives. I love being able to schedule appointments around my family life and earn enough by working part-time.
I gained confidence to follow my dream
The course took my health to the next level and it equipped me with the knowledge and skills to be a confident and successful practitioner. It also enabled me to follow my dream of building a career doing something I’m truly passionate about. I feel very honoured to be making such a positive contribution to healthcare.
A career that’s not just a job, but my life
Corina, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy
My health was affected by two chronic conditions: PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and post viral fatigue following two bouts of glandular fever in my teens. I studied at CNM to get myself well again.
Superb training with expert lecturers
After years of working in the fashion industry, I wanted a career change. My goal was to help myself and improve my family’s health. I enrolled at CNM to study herbal medicine combined with naturopathy. Studying alongside like-minded people was amazing and the standard of training was superb. The lecturers are experts in their fields, empowering us with their knowledge.
My health has dramatically improved
By achieving my diplomas I’ve fulfilled my dream of being in a position to help and educate society. I feel like a totally different person as I’ve used herbs, acupuncture and a healthy lifestyle to bring about dramatic improvements in my own health. I have a real sense of purpose now, knowing I can positively change someone’s health.
I explored herbal remedies in India
Since graduating, I’ve worked on a herbal farm in Tasmania and travelled through India to learn more about home remedies. I’m now setting up my herbal clinic in central London and I’m working on some other very exciting projects.
CNM opens doors of opportunity
Jo, Naturopathic Nutrition
CNM provided me with a brilliant breadth of knowledge and skills, opening up multiple opportunities for me. I now have my own private practice and I co-founded Smart Infused Füd, the UK’s first children’s frozen food range focused on mental health and wellbeing.
I studied around my full-time job
I’ve always had a passion for food, nutrition and how the human body works. Whilst my job in television was interesting and enjoyable, I felt my heart lay elsewhere. I was keen to train for a career I felt passionate about and one where I could help myself, my family and others to feel better.
What attracted me to CNM was the holistic approach and the flexible study programme, which allowed me to study around my full-time job. The course was in-depth, engaging and empowering. My CNM qualification has opened up amazing doors of opportunity for me.
My children have never been healthier
I adore my work. I love sharing my knowledge and educating people in areas which are often confusing or overwhelming. It feels amazing to be able to offer personalised nutrition advice which helps people make informed decisions and become responsible for their own health. Studying nutrition has been hugely encouraging as a mother and has enabled me to help my children in the best way possible.
I have clients in 6 continents
Rebecca, Naturopathic Nutrition
CNM changed my life completely – I now run my own business and my health has transformed. My experience at CNM was jaw-dropping, enlightening and life altering. I always wanted to work for myself, I just didn’t know how.
I was plagued with chronic eczema
I was born with chronic eczema and suffered with it my whole life. Now in my 30’s I’m taking back control of my body. As a result of using steroids and antibiotics long-term, I’m now dealing with a number of serious health complications. Suppressing chronic inflammation over the years led to bone density issues later on. I was also diagnosed with atypical cells and large lumps in my breasts.
My skin is now clear through detoxing
Since studying at CNM and learning about nutrition, I’ve managed to turn my health around. Through consistent detoxification, I no longer have any atypical cells and the lumps in my breasts have shrunk dramatically. I’m still detoxing as I know how important it is to look after my body. You would never guess I ever had eczema!
I now help others with their eczema
I went back to school (CNM) to learn about the body so I could fix myself! Now my life is all about preventing my fate by helping the millions of children prescribed steroids for eczema at a very early age. What attracted me to CNM was the fact that I got to do supervised clinic days for practical experience. I loved the grounding the course gave me in biomedicine.
I run a global online practice
My life has completely changed since graduating and I love my job. I support families who have children with eczema to figure out the root of the problem and teach them how to dig it out. I run an online practice and employ 3 others to support my work. I have clients in 6 out of the 7 continents around the world. CNM has been the launchpad for my career change. Without the support and education, I wouldn’t be able to do the work I do today.
I published my own health book when I graduated
Ciara, Naturopathic Nutrition
The course was comprehensive, enjoyable and affirming – I loved every minute of it! With the skills I learnt at CNM, I’ve been able to publish my own nutrition and yoga book.
A course designed just for me
I already had some knowledge of nutrition, having grown up with a mother interested in natural health. When looking for nutrition courses, I stumbled across the CNM course and it immediately resonated with me. It felt like the course had been designed just for me! I loved the lecturers and meeting like-minded people, some of whom have become very good friends. The course enriched my knowledge and helped me understand the intricate nature of therapeutic rapport and how key it is to build trust and confidence with your clients.
I started my dream wellness business
I was still working full-time in private banking when I started at CNM, however, I knew in my heart there was so much more I had to offer in this lifetime. I was eventually able to resign from my job and start my dream wellness business. Having also qualified as a yoga teacher, I set up my business, Wholly Aligned, which draws upon the wisdom of nutrition and yoga to help people reconnect with their mind, body and soul – ultimately to awaken their inner physician.
I turned my passion for wellness into a career
Amie, Naturopathic Nutrition
The flexible weekend study programme and varied course content is why I chose to study at CNM. The extensive clinic training helped prepare me for clinical practice. The support and friendships I made at CNM have had an everlasting, positive impact on me.
I was told I’d never have children
I started experiencing problematic menses when I was 14. I was subsequently diagnosed with PCOS at 19 which involved numerous visits to GP’s, gynaecologists and endocrinologists. I was prescribed the contraceptive pill, metformin, the coil, antidepressants and many painkillers for my painful periods. No nutrition or lifestyle advice was ever offered to me. I gained lots of weight and my periods eventually stopped altogether. I developed acne, low mood and liver problems, which worsened through poor dietary choices at university. One gynaecologist told me (after an ovarian scan) that I was unlikely to ever be able to conceive naturally.
Nutrition was the solution to my PCOS
My mum inspired me to try natural therapies. At first, I wasn’t interested at all. Despite my lack of interest and the GP telling her to stop putting ‘faddy diet ideas’ into my head, she persevered and continued to convince me. Eventually an interest sparked within me. I remember her taking me into Waterstones to choose some nutrition books – Marilyn Glenville’s books were a real turning point for me. It’s entirely thanks to my mum that I found the solution to my PCOS. After years of living in denial, I knew that I was the only person who could make changes so I started researching the effects of diet and exercise. I didn’t want to feel miserable anymore!
By changing my diet, I now have 3 children
I had a lot of weight to lose so I removed all refined sugars and carbohydrates from my diet, replacing them with plenty of vegetables instead. I also exercised at the campus gym daily and started taking herbal supplements. Within four months, I’d lost two stone. For once in my life I started to listen to my body. As the weight shed, my periods returned and my skin and energy improved. My body shape changed completely and this was the motivation to keep me going. I’ve kept my weight to an optimal level and this has been key to maintaining hormonal balance. I’ve been able to have three children without any issues – something I thought was never possible!
I could study and raise a family
What attracted me to CNM was the flexible study programme and exciting course content. I loved the foundation year of biochemistry, anatomy and physiology – it really helped me to understand how the body works. The transformation between year one and year three of the course, in terms of knowledge, confidence and ability was amazing. My year group was fantastic, many of us studying as mature students.
The whole experience was rewarding, inspiring and fascinating. I feel part of a big, supportive community where the opportunity to keep learning through events and webinars continues. I didn’t think it was going to be possible to study again after having children, however, the course structure at CNM allowed me to ease myself back into education and achieve the career I wish I’d always had. I qualified in the same week as having my third child! Being able to fit education and career around my family makes it all the more enjoyable. My children have been on the journey with me and they’re also benefitting from my knowledge.
I now empower other women
My CNM qualification has opened up a whole new world to me. When I graduated, I founded Surrey Nutrition, my nutritional therapy clinic where I focus on women’s health. Being able to help women who feel so disempowered and unheard is a real privilege. I love my job as I can help make a difference to women’s lives by educating and supporting them back to health. I remember what it was like to feel like them and not get the help you need.
I ate myself healthy
Terry, Naturopathic Nutrition
The course inspired me to combine my chef skills with my newfound passion for nutrition. I created my own recipe book with healthy recipes and lifestyle tips fuelled by the correct nutritional protocols.
My health was deteriorating fast
I was plagued with severe acne and constant mouth ulcers. Conventional treatments didn’t work and my health deteriorated; this is when I started to investigate what was causing my health problems. My thought process shifted and I wondered if what I was eating – or more importantly, not eating – was the cause of my symptoms.
I’ve written 2 books and transformed my health
I enrolled on a three-year, part-time nutrition diploma with CNM, Belfast. Going back to school was daunting, however, I was hungry for the knowledge. I bought a juicer and a smoothie machine and started consuming more fruit and vegetables. I also went to see a nutritionist. By making small dietary adjustments my presenting symptoms all but disappeared. It was transformational! The course inspired me to combine my chef skills with my newfound passion for nutrition to create my own recipe book. My new book Super Nutrition is my life’s work; it outlines the ways I’ve used nutrition and my passion for food to heal my body and mind.
My practice is constantly expanding and flourishing
Janet, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
Over the years, I’ve had M.E, breast cancer and other health problems, all of which I tried to treat conventionally. Looking back as a naturopath, I can see that work stress, a marital breakdown and family bereavement all played a part in my poor health. It wasn’t until I studied at CNM that my health turned around.
I could study at my own pace
I heard about CNM’s holistic approach to health so I began studying naturopathy and herbal medicine part-time whilst working and dealing with my M.E. The course was amazing, inspiring and intense.
My nutrition business keeps growing
After graduating, I began practicing right away. Interest is growing in natural therapies and I’m consistently expanding my business. I even have a waitlist now as I’m so booked up! I’m passionate about what I do and I love being a naturopath. I feel so lucky to be in the position I’m in and help others based on my own experience and knowledge.
I love being my own boss
Daniela, Naturopathic Nutrition
I was at a crossroads in my life; I’d just had a miscarriage and needed a new focus. I decided to study nutrition and chose CNM because I loved its naturopathic foundation.
I was ignited by the lectures
I loved studying at CNM. I met so many inspiring people and made many friends for life. The camaraderie amongst my peers was so uplifting. The lecturers are very knowledgeable and abreast of current research, they ignited my passion for learning. My new-found knowledge of nutrition has helped me and my family achieve a greater level of health. I used to yo-yo diet and follow faddy diets but now I know how to fuel my body with real foods.
I’m already busy and earning well
When I qualified, I set up in clinic as a nutritional therapist and I’m now my own boss. I’m already busy and earning good money. I can choose to evolve my business in any way I wish, depending on where my interests take me. Knowing I have the flexibility to work around my children and home life and stay in touch with my clients from anywhere in the world is the best feeling ever.
I teach, write and host a nutrition radio show
I teach food tech and nutrition to pupils at a local school, assist at the CNM student clinic, write for a health magazine, host a nutrition show on a radio station and speak at wellness events. The opportunities keep rolling in!
Studying at CNM was the best investment I ever made!
Lenka, Naturopathic Nutrition
I loved studying at CNM as it showed me the most natural and powerful way to health – through our diet.
Our genes are not our destiny
As a former nurse, I was looking to build on my knowledge and learn how to prevent western diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. I refused to believe that genes are our destiny and there is little we can do to stay healthy.
Studying was a huge positive turning point
Studying at CNM was a turning point in my life as it opened my eyes to the impact my food choices had on my health. After every lecture, I went home buzzing with new information and the urge to research further. I used my new-found knowledge to help myself, my family and friends.
When I graduated, I set up my own practice where I help people overcome addictions to refined foods. My clients may have weight issues, cravings, lack of energy and low self-esteem. I love showing them simple steps they can take to revamp their body and their health.
I now have a career with real purpose
Julie, Naturopathic Nutrition
I studied nutrition to ensure I had a sustainable future career. I wanted a rewarding job which allowed me to make a real difference to people’s health. Studying after the age of 50 has given me a new lease of life – it’s opened so many doors and given me a real sense of purpose.
My quest for answers turned into a career
When my mother was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, I was horrified that she didn’t receive any nutritional advice which may have given her a better quality of life. When she passed away, I read everything I could get my hands on related to how diet and lifestyle impacts health and disease. At the time I was busy with my life and work, but I knew that one day, I’d make my quest for nutritional knowledge and answers into a career.
I was inspired every single day
I enrolled at CNM because of the sheer scope of the course. Studying at a college focused on the naturopathic approach brought me the opportunity to connect with so many like-minded people, lecturers and students. Everyone had special stories to tell and a passion for health – I was constantly inspired, challenged and motivated.
I’m the go-to person for corporate wellness
Since graduating, I’ve set up my own home-based practice and I work alongside a local GP. I run specialised nutrition courses and training at a skincare company and provide a corporate wellness consultancy service to local companies. As a naturopathic nutritional therapist, I love being able to positively impact people’s health through education.
CNM study helped me recover after cancer
Nicky, Naturopathic Nutrition
My CNM journey has been one of inspiration, self-discovery and personal growth. Having access to knowledgeable and passionate lecturers was such a gift.
Getting cancer was my wake-up call
My life was turned upside down when my health deteriorated and I burnt out. Up until that point, I had had zero knowledge or interest in food. Food was just fuel and I was living on ready meals and sugary snacks. Following a diagnosis of bladder cancer, I realised I had to start taking responsibility for my health. My poor diet, coupled with a stressful lifestyle had created perfect storm!
The course was affordable and flexible
I attended a CNM’s Nutrition for Everyday Living weekend course which I loved, so I enrolled in the full nutrition diploma. I wanted to learn how to recover my health. The part-time study and affordable course fees were attractive, plus the course content was fascinating.
Being pain-free was a profound moment
Six months into my course, I had a very bad reaction to my final cancer treatment. I was in agony, taking lots of pain killers and barely able to crawl out of the house. I knew I couldn’t give up on my studies; it gave me focus to keep going. I was learning so much about the body including how cancer works and the dietary changes I needed to make to get well again. I learned to listen to my body. Two years later when sitting in the cafeteria at college, I had the emotional realisation that I was no longer in pain and my health was improving – it was a profound moment.
My dream job in Thailand
After graduating, I hit the ground running and practiced as a nutritional therapist at a retreat in Thailand for three months. I now have my own home-based private practice. I also work in clinics teaching groups of pre-diabetic people how they can prevent the onset of diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle. I offer nutrition and yoga workshops and run wellbeing talks at local creative companies. I’m planning to offer wellness retreats, in the UK and abroad, to harness the power of sunshine and encompass the adventure of travelling. The power of good nutrition and our body’s ability to heal is incredible and people deserve to know it!
I make a difference to people’s wellbeing
Pia, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
I worked as a pharmacist and biochemist in biomedical research nearly 20 years before embarking on my natural medicine journey. I wish I’d done it sooner!
Learning about Eastern medicine was mind-blowing
A friend of mine started a course at CNM and shortly after, she enthusiastically told me about it. I thought it sounded great so I signed up myself. I wanted to study a topic that was far-removed from my daily occupation. When it got to the point where I needed to choose my specialism, I surprised myself by opting for acupuncture. Eastern medicine was so different to my belief system and western education but I absolutely loved the research and hands-on clinical aspect.
Changing careers was so easy!
I gradually reduced my hours at work and then started my own clinic soon after I graduated. I’m now a full-time practitioner which I love. CNM’s course enabled me to become my own master in a field I’m very excited by. I feel I can make a significant difference to people’s wellbeing.
Positively impacting someone’s life is hugely rewarding
Fiona, Naturopathic Nutrition
I went from journalist to nutritionist and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done! Working sensible hours and being my own boss has been life-changing.
I wanted to be my own boss
After years of working as a journalist, I realised I wanted to do a job with sensible hours and be my own boss. I’d always been interested in nutrition, so I went along to the CNM open evening and signed up to the nutrition diploma that evening.
The impact food has on our bodies
My older sister became quite ill when she was in her late twenties. She would wake up in the morning shaking, sometimes vomiting, and she was frequently anxious. My mother, who is a forward-thinking GP, suggested she cut out gluten as she knew intolerances could manifest as neurological symptoms. My sister did and she was back to normal within a week. Observing my sister’s experience made me realise how powerful an effect our food has on our health. I wanted to learn more so I could help my family and others.
Studying at CNM changed my life
What attracted me to CNM was the exceptional amount of clinic hours. I knew I wanted to work with people, so I was keen to get all the clinic training I could. Knowing the theory is one thing but applying it to individuals is quite another. The variety of lecturers and the relationships I formed with fellow students also made my study journey so special.
My experience at CNM was fascinating, stimulating and empowering – it changed my life profoundly. I’ve embarked on a new career and it’s really shifted my own relationship with food. Knowing exactly how our bodies respond to what we eat makes you discover the joy (and power) of nourishing yourself. I thought I was healthy before, but now I feel so much more vibrant.
I’m excited to get up in the morning!
I’m now practising as a nutritional therapist, with several arms to my business. I work with private clients, write for various publications, consult for brands and deliver workplace talks. It’s hugely rewarding to know that I’m having a positive impact on someone’s life, however small or large. It makes me excited to get up every morning!
Learning about naturopathy really opened my eyes
Despina, Naturopathic Nutrition
I joined CNM due to my fascination with natural therapies. I was excited to learn something different to what I’d studied in the past. Although I started with the nutrition course, I soon became enthralled with naturopathy and decided to enrol in this too.
Studying naturopathy gave me an edge
I dove deep into the courses and although it was overwhelming at times, our patient lecturers and lively class participation made absorbing the material achievable. Studying naturopathic principles, I soon realised that everything I was learning would be very valuable to me and would differentiate me from a nutrition graduate.
The plethora of topics is amazing
I learnt a whole range of skills, from detoxification methods to tongue, nail and face diagnostics. It was a complete eye-opener for me. The plethora of knowledge available to us as practitioners to help our clients reach optimal health is amazing. Learning how to deliver this information in a clinical setting was one of the best things about CNM – the clinical training is outstanding.
I’m a more enlightened practitioner
Even though the workload of taking two courses together was more demanding, the diverse range of topics and the practical nature of the naturopathy course made it easy to study. I would highly recommend anyone studying nutrition to also do the naturopathy course – you will be a more enlightened practitioner.
I’m a GP who studied nutrition
Dr Laura, Naturopathic Nutrition
I qualified from medical school in 1991 and have been practicing as a GP ever since. I’ve always been interested in complementary medicine and having an open-minded, holistic approach with my patients.
There had to be another way
Whilst conventional medicine is fantastic and lifesaving for many patients, I felt there had to be another way to tackle some health problems without the endless prescriptions of drugs, which can often do more harm than good. Fruitless referrals to hospital specialists, who seemed to only focus on one part of the body, used to leave my patients no closer to understanding their problems. I began to suspect that many patients’ problems had a connection with their food or their gut, so I started looking for a course to help me understand food as medicine.
Getting to the root cause
The idea of a naturopathic approach is what attracted me to CNM. Nutrition is placed firmly in the context of a person’s individual lifestyle and experience. Focussing on finding underlying drivers to a problem and developing individualised solutions is key to health. I wanted a quality course where I could meet other people, collaborate, share ideas and foster relationships over time, rather than do an online or short course.
Brimming with ideas to help my patients
The CNM course is of a very high standard; it’s structured, well-paced and thorough. There are opportunities to critically evaluate the evidence behind the headlines. Lecturers are informed and experienced. I loved attending lectures to gain new ideas and support from my fellow students. I’ve met many interesting people from a diverse variety of backgrounds. It has set me on a new path which is constantly exciting and rewarding. I enjoyed bringing ideas back to my own patients and fellow doctors which led to fantastic and positive results.
Food is our medicine
Food is the medicine we consume three times a day, yet my conventional medical training in nutrition was very limited. I’m constantly amazed by what I did not appreciate before the course. I’m excited to be involved in cutting-edge ideas for health in the future.
I now have a career where I’m fulfilled
Hannah, Naturopathic Nutrition
I was a solicitor at a large commercial law firm. It was so stressful and unfulfilling. I was looking for a career change, to do something that lights me up and improves my family’s health. I’m so happy I found CNM!
Changing my diet stopped my allergies
I read a lot about how certain foods can trigger allergies and started experimenting on myself. When I got results in only a couple of days, I was hooked on the topic and decided to study nutrition. Coming from a medical family, I always thought it must be rewarding to help people regain their health.
I can work internationally
I was attracted by the multicultural education available at CNM and the fact that CNM diplomas are widely accredited, as I planned to work in different countries. Meeting like-minded lecturers and students was great. Practicing at the student clinic helped me ease into my new profession.
It changed my relationship with food
Studying Nutrition changed my whole life, my food choices and the way I think about health. When I qualified in 2016, I left my full-time job in advertising and started to build my own practice. I mainly focus on women’s health, digestive health and sports nutrition. I really enjoy researching topics and writing articles about them.
I choose my working hours
This interest made it possible for me to participate in a blog competition and win an internship at a fantastic retreat in Malta. I love the flexibility of my job and that I can choose my own working hours. Most of all, I enjoy meeting different people and helping them achieve their goals.
I adore helping people achieve their health goals
Viktória, Naturopathic Nutrition
I started to get allergies when I moved to London in my late twenties. I didn’t want to become dependent on medication so I instinctively tried to find the root cause of my symptoms and decided to study nutrition.
Changing my diet stopped my allergies
I read a lot about how certain foods can trigger allergies and started experimenting on myself. When I got results in only a couple of days, I was hooked on the topic and decided to study nutrition. Coming from a medical family, I always thought it must be rewarding to help people regain their health.
I can work internationally
I was attracted by the multicultural education available at CNM and the fact that CNM diplomas are widely accredited, as I planned to work in different countries. Meeting like-minded lecturers and students was great. Practicing at the student clinic helped me ease into my new profession.
It changed my relationship with food
Studying Nutrition changed my whole life, my food choices and the way I think about health. When I qualified in 2016, I left my full-time job in advertising and started to build my own practice. I mainly focus on women’s health, digestive health and sports nutrition. I really enjoy researching topics and writing articles about them.
I choose my working hours
This interest made it possible for me to participate in a blog competition and win an internship at a fantastic retreat in Malta. I love the flexibility of my job and that I can choose my own working hours. Most of all, I enjoy meeting different people and helping them achieve their goals.
The course has changed my life!
Richard, Naturopathic Nutrition
The frustration and traumatic loss of losing my father from a heart attack when I was 15 inspired me to study nutrition.
Dietary advice could have saved him
At no point during my father’s ill health had doctors ever sat down with him to explain what else he could do other than be dosed with drugs. He was never offered any diet and lifestyle advice. I decided to study nutrition so I could help promote wellbeing to others.
I studied to improve my own health
Before CNM I worked in a corporate environment which was stressful and unfulfilling. I wanted to follow my interest and passion for food and good health so I could help improve my own health and the health of my family.
The course is so comprehensive
I loved the scope of learning at CNM, it was comprehensive and covered all types of illnesses. It’s so important to be able to understand 21st century diseases and ailments, and how much we can turn them around through diet and lifestyle.
My life and health have transformed
The course has changed my life in so many ways. I’ve lost two stones in weight; my health has improved and I’m much more motivated and confident. Since graduating I’ve been practicing in London and Derbyshire. I see a range of clients who suffer with anything from severe autoimmune problems to wanting to lose weight. It’s a full spectrum and no two people are the same. Good nutrition can make a massive difference to their health and I love being able to help them to see improvements so quickly.
I overcame chronic fatigue and now help others
Rebecca, Naturopathic Nutrition
When I was looking to study nutrition, I investigated what was on offer and found that most courses were heavily based on pharmaceutical or food company research. I enrolled at CNM because their approach is very natural and holistic.
I was wheelchair-bound and incurable
I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Lyme disease at the age of 13. I went from being a top-grade student to being so poorly that I was only able to attend a part-time ‘special school’ in a wheelchair – and only when I felt well enough. I was told my condition was incurable. However, through my own research, I realised the power of nutrition and natural remedies.
The course allowed me to go at my own pace
I loved CNM’s holistic approach to wellness. The foundation in biomedicine was also fantastic! Being able to study at weekends meant I could rest during the week which was important when I was so ill. The students at CNM are all likeminded; they’re there because they want to be there and we all support each other. My Director of Studies was really helpful and supportive.
I’m wheelchair free and now lead a normal life
I managed to heal myself through nutrition and diet. Understanding what my body needed to overcome chronic fatigue was mind-blowing. Now I lead a normal life and I have a busy social life with no fatigue or pain. The wheelchair is long gone!
I work hours to suit me
I opened my clinic straight after graduating and it’s now thriving. I’m so busy but I’m able to work the hours that suit me. I run detox programs and specialise in chronic fatigue. When clients see how my health has transformed, they are filled with hope and can’t wait to get started. Practising doesn’t feel like work to me and I love seeing my clients’ progression.
I feel more empowered than ever
Jennifer, Naturopathic Nutrition
Following periods of high stress and several antibiotic-treated infections, I developed symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I didn’t want to take medication for the rest of my life so I decided to study natural medicine.
I didn’t want to take medication for life
When my GP told me at the age of 24 that I might need over-the-counter medication for life to manage my IBS symptoms, I instinctually knew there must be another way. This led me to research natural remedies and ways to support my digestive health from within. I soon stumbled across the training offered by CNM.
Retraining was the best decision I made
With a growing interest in supporting myself and my family’s health through nutrition, I decided to change my career path. I wanted to retrain so I could work doing something I loved while fitting work around those that mattered the most.
The support from CNM continued post-graduation
What attracted me to CNM was its emphasis on clinical practice. Without the skills I learnt in clinic, under the supervision of highly skilled and experienced teachers, I don’t think I would have gone on to practice so successfully. The support I’ve had from CNM since graduating has been excellent. I’m still in contact the other students from my class and we continue to support each other.
I now feel strong and empowered
As the mother of three young children, I practice part-time in a local complementary health clinic, seeing clients for a wide range of health issues. Doing the course changed my life so much as I went from feeling frustrated with my health in my mid 20’s to feeling stronger and empowered in my 30’s. It’s allowed me to have a career that I can fit around raising my children, creating the work-life-family balance I was desperately seeking.
I learned more at CNM than I did during my PHD
Atilla, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
I trained as a social scientist and studied for many years for my PhD. After undertaking such a practical, hands-on course at CNM, I couldn’t see myself ever doing another theory-based degree again. I realised I needed to follow my heart and help people in a tangible way.
The clinic hours prepared me for practice
I developed an interest in acupuncture after receiving treatments myself. CNM was recommended to me by a friend who had studied there and was very happy with her experience. I was particularly attracted by CNM’s emphasis on providing hands-on training in acupuncture as every student has to complete 400 clinical hours prior to graduating.
What I most loved about my CNM course was the wealth of experience amongst teachers and the diverse approaches to acupuncture they bring to the course. This gave me many ideas about the kind of practitioner I’d like to become and how I could develop professionally post-graduation.
Volunteering has given me excellent experience
I’m now seeing clients at a well-established clinic and I also volunteer at a community acupuncture clinic which is a great way to gain more hands-on experience. As I’d like to teach acupuncture in the future, I’ve signed up to CNM’s Assistant Clinical Supervisor programme where I’ll get to oversee students in the acupuncture clinic.
Studying at CNM was the best decision I made!
Neringa, Naturopathic Nutrition
My husband and I had been trying for family for over five years with no success. It was a very stressful time. I felt constantly fatigued, had a poor diet and my weight kept fluctuating. Studying at CNM helped me get pregnant!
I was told IVF was the only way
After undergoing lots of tests, doctors couldn’t find a reason why we couldn’t conceive. My GP told me that IVF would be the only way we’d be able to have a family. I decided to go ahead with IVF but just before the first cycle, I realised it felt wrong and I couldn’t go through with it. I felt awful telling my husband that we might never have children.
I fell pregnant when I changed my diet
By chance, I started talking to a girl in my local health store who was a student at CNM. She said it was a great college and recommended I study nutrition to help address my health issues. Not only did I enrol in CNM’s fascinating course, I also used my college contacts to see a nutritionist and herbalist. I was given a detailed naturopathic plan including extra support for my thyroid. I also received appropriate herbs and lifestyle advice.
I was 100% compliant with my treatment plan and in a couple of months I noticed significant changes. My mood and digestive difficulties improved, my hair stopped falling out and within six months I fell pregnant. Despite being told my uterus lining was thin and it wouldn’t be easy to carry a baby to term, my pregnancy was great and I felt fantastic.
Studying nutrition changed my life completely
My experience at CNM was wonderful and I tell everyone about it. Studying was one of the best decisions I ever made! The more I learnt about nutrition, the more astonished I was to discover how it can heal the body.
I have the family I always dreamed of
My life has changed 100% since studying – I now have two beautiful, super-healthy daughters. I see clients at my home office in Kensington and I love everything about practicing and improving people’s lives. I specialise in weight loss and energy nutrition, helping others overcome the same issues I had. It’s fantastic being my own boss as I can work around my family.
I’ll always reccomend CNM to potential students
Brina, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
Graduating from CNM as a naturopathic acupuncturist more than 15 years ago set me on a new career path and empowered me in a way I’d never expected.
Reading nutrition books opened my eyes
I was working in IT when I started reading books on nutrition and natural therapies in an effort to treat my own difficult health problems. I started practicing massage and manual lymph drainage and it became obvious to me that I should go on to train further in natural health.
The course content was very extensive
CNM’s course in naturopathy and acupuncture was exactly the type of course I was looking for. The course had lots of nutrition and naturopathy content which was very exciting. Learning about the underlying causes of disease, toxicity, diet and lifestyle was a huge revelation to me and I loved it. I always recommend CNM to potential students.
CNM’s holistic ethos and hands-on approach appealed to me
Mara, Naturopathic Nutrition
After a career in banking I decided to follow my passion for nutrition and helping people support their health. It was the best thing I ever did!
I found the meaning to my life
Suffering with digestive issues and allergies to many allopathic medicines led me to look for alternative solutions. I soon realised that nutrition would be part of my life forever as I’d developed an extreme interest in it. I’d finally found the meaning to my life and I decided to turn it into a career to help the others.
I loved CNM’s hands-on approach
What appealed to me most about the courses at CNM was the holistic ethos and hands-on approach of the college. Being able to understand how the body works and get a foundation in biology first also drew me to the course. The lectures are well laid out and the tutors are experienced, always backing up their teaching with scientific research.
My time at CNM was so inspiring and I was excited to attend my classes. Despite the large volume of information taught, the lectures were always interesting and easy to understand. CNM gave me the confidence and tools to start practising as soon as I graduated.
I’m now in charge of my life
CNM’s courses are of a high standard and their approach is professional and captivating. Studying nutrition has drastically changed my lifestyle habits and given me a real confidence boost. I now feel in charge of my life and can make changes to improve my health at any time. CNM is a fantastic place to meet people and make friends. There is a great sense of collaboration and support which is priceless.
I’ve created my own nutrition programmes
I hold private consultations in a clinic in London and online. I specialise in gastric and digestive issues, women’s health and stress and anxiety. I’ve also teamed up with a friend from CNM to create a nutritional programme for corporate clients. I cherish the contact with my clients, knowing I can help them make positive changes in their lives.
Thanks to CNM, my life has taken an exciting new path
Habib, Naturopathic Nutrition
I enrolled in CNM’s nutrition course purely for personal interest, but I loved it so much that I’m now a practising nutritional therapist.
Life had taken its toll on me
Working long hours and going through divorce took a heavy toll on me physically and emotionally. I started comfort eating which led to me to become borderline obese, fatigued and in pain constantly.
I transformed my health with whole foods
Unhappy with where I was at, I started researching nutrition and cleaned up my diet. I ate organic, whole foods and it transformed my health. I studied my nutrition diploma part-time so I could still work. I loved the flexible study options and the support I got from the college, lecturers and my classmates. I’ve made friends for life and we regularly catch up to discuss nutrition, good clinic practice and share recipes!
I now have a life I’m happy with
Qualifying has allowed me to set up my own business, something I’ve always wanted to do. I now have my own nutrition practice, helping clients to get to the root cause of their health issues. I’m also an Assistant Clinic Supervisor at CNM, which allows me to keep up-to-date with the latest clinic practices and help students to gain lifelong clinic skills. The knowledge I gained at CNM has given me an enjoyable and happy path in life.
I love everything about my job, especially meeting new people
Gabi, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathic Nutrition
CNM is a professional, well-organised and well-run course that offers the opportunity to study with some of the best teachers around.
CNM is well-connected overseas
When I enrolled in the herbal medicine course at CNM, I started to learn about the ‘magical’ properties of plants and I quickly became fascinated. The course is well-structured and CNM have great connections overseas, which opens up job opportunities in many different fields. I was grateful for the open communication from the Director of Studies who was able to provide good guidance over the years.
I love choosing my own work hours
I’ve been lucky as I’ve had a busy practice since I graduated. I love my job! Working with natural medicines, meeting new people and choosing my own working hours is perfect. I always look for opportunities to speak with people and get my name out there.
Having MS made me appreciate health
Dom, Naturopathic Nutrition
My CNM qualification has given me the chance to create a brighter future for myself – something I could have only dreamed of a few years ago
My life came to a grinding halt
I was studying music technology with the aim of working as a DJ / music producer. I was living an unhealthy lifestyle, with late nights and a fast food diet. I was then diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and had to move back home with my mum.
I was on medication and constantly sick
To control the MS flare-ups, I was put on a drug which suppressed my immune system, leading to me being constantly poorly. I got meningitis and was in hospital for some time. I soon realised the importance of health and this kickstarted my fascination with natural therapies, which then led me on to study nutrition.
My MS has radically improved
My CNM education has changed my life infinitely. The knowledge I’ve learnt has empowered me as I can now support my health appropriately. I no longer experience half as many MS symptoms. Since graduating, I’ve set up my own clinic as well as practicing at another wellness centre. I love being my own boss.
Moving to London to study at CNM was the best thing I did
Tautvile, Naturopathic Nutrition
CNM’s course ticked all my boxes so I moved to London from Lithuania to study naturopathic nutrition..
Getting to the root cause provides answers
I was working as a lawyer but I became increasingly interested in nutrition after seeing how changing my diet improved my health, skin and energy levels. Focusing on the root cause of symptoms was amazing – the course gave me so much knowledge.
I’ve published a book and have my own TV show
I quit my job six months after graduating so I could open my own clinic. I’ve been self-employed ever since. I now work between Lithuania and London. I have a weekly magazine column about nutrition and its effect on health and I’ve published my first book ‘Balance in everyday life’. I even have a small TV show in Lithuania about wellness.
I can now spread my knowledge to others
I have the best career ever and I love helping others experience improvements in their health. Being able to spread my knowledge brings me so much joy. I thank CNM for my amazing profession!
Studying with CNM changed my life
Ruth, Naturopathic Nutrition
Studying something you’re passionate about makes all the difference. I now have a career I love and flexible working hours to fit around my family.
I became obsessed with healing foods
I’ve always had an interest in eating well and being active, however, when I fell ill, I started researching the benefits healthy food had on the body. I became obsessed with the topic so I decided to take up nutrition as full-time career.
I could study at different college locations
The flexibility of CNM’s course made it manageable for me to work as the director of a PR agency at the same time as studying nutrition. I live in Brighton but I was working in London so I studied at both colleges, depending on timetables, which was fantastic.
Clinic practice brought the theory to life
I really enjoyed studying at CNM, especially when we started to see clients in clinic. It brought the theory to life and it was very rewarding helping people feel better. I also made some really good friends on the course as it was full of like-minded people.
I now have work/life balance
Studying has totally changed my life. I left PR and started up my own nutrition practice, working from home and other locations in Brighton. I’ve subsequently had twin girls so my chosen career has enabled me to have a very flexible working life while looking after the children.
CNM turned me into a practitioner
Claire, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
I didn’t just want to have academic knowledge; I wanted a course that would teach me to be a practitioner. CNM did exactly this!
Acupuncture helped me fall pregnant
Faced with fertility issues, I had acupuncture to increase my chances of conceiving. After successfully falling pregnant, I decided to retrain in acupuncture myself. My main consideration when choosing somewhere to study was that they had to be accredited with the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board. CNM stood out as it allowed me to study part-time and it also offered extensive clinical hours.
CNM’s acupuncture training is unique
When I enrolled in CNM’s diploma course in naturopathic acupuncture, I was unaware of how unique the CNM training was. You become an acupuncturist and a naturopath at the same time. I quickly realised that a multi-modality approach can help people more extensively. My comprehensive training has made me an effective practitioner as I can also support my clients with dietary and lifestyle advice.
Helping relieve people’s pain is so rewarding
Since qualifying, I’ve started my own practice and I love the flexibility it gives me to work around my family. I do a lot of work with pain management for various conditions. I volunteer one morning a week at a hospice, where ‘difficult pain’ patients are referred to me.
It’s so special when you see a clients’ face when their pain disappears ten seconds after placing the acupuncture needles in the right locations. I also love being able to help my family and friends, who can now experience the benefits of acupuncture for themselves.
Plagued with chronic migraines led me to study nutrition
Nicola, Naturopathic Nutrition
I suffered with chronic migraines for years. After seeing a nutritional therapist, I was astounded at how much better I felt after changing my diet and taking supplements. This was a major turning point for me so I decided to study nutrition.
Studying with like-minded people is amazing
After ridding myself of migraines, I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of how health and nutrition are linked. I chose to study at CNM as the course was very comprehensive and I could study part-time. The quality of teaching is outstanding and it was great being in a network of like-minded people.
I now manage practitioner programmes
The course was incredible and took my career in a completely different direction. I’m now doing something I’m passionate about. I work at Solgar, a nutritional supplement company, managing their practitioner programmes which I absolutely love. Learning new things every day and researching a variety of health topics means I never get bored!
I now practice on a tropical island!
Luca, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
CNM’s great reputation and the flexibility of studying part-time were what drew me to the college. I now live on a tropical island and have the lifestyle I was striving for.
Time to change my priorities
After 15 years of corporate jobs, I began to re-evaluate my values and priorities in life. I decided I wanted to pursue a different type of lifestyle and change careers. I come from a family of therapists in Italy so studying nutrition felt like a natural progression for me.
Diverse teaching models
I loved the diverse range of teachers I met through the CNM course, it gave us exposure to different opinions and views on nutrition. The course was non-dogmatic and teachers had diverse experiences with varied models which they applied to nutrition – each client was seen as unique.
I manage a wellness centre in Thailand
My CNM qualification has allowed me to become self-employed and location independent. My business model is a Skype-based, online practice where I consult with clients globally. For three days a week, I work as a health manager in a detox and wellness centre in Thailand, with lots of face-to-face interactions with international clients. I also run health talks and orientations on a weekly basis.
Living on a tropical island with a slower pace of life is the lifestyle I was always striving for. Thailand has a rich tradition of indigenous therapies and healing so my CNM qualification is highly valued here.
Acupuncture inspired my career change
Jane, Naturopathic Nutrition
After my masters and PhD, I worked as a scientist for many years. After experiencing the beneficial effects of acupuncture, I decided to change careers and become an acupuncturist.
The naturopathy training was a bonus
CNM’s course offered me an integrated and thorough approach to acupuncture, meaning I also qualified as a naturopath which was a real bonus. I loved learning about the energetics of food and lifestyle factors to support the body, in addition to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I gained the necessary tools and knowledge to help real life clients.
I practice at four clinics
The course was challenging but our class had lots of fun. I’ve learnt lifelong skills and CNM gave me the confidence I needed for clinic. I love my job and I now practice acupuncture at four clinics in East Sussex. I often work with women with fertility issues, helping them on their pregnancy journey which is absolutely amazing.
I’m a regular guest speaker on TV and radio
Fiona, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
I chose to study at CNM because of the holistic focus of the course. Being able to study and work at the same time was also a big pull. My qualification has opened so many doors!
The clinic hours prepared me for success
I loved studying at CNM – the lectures were inspirational and the extensive clinic hours prepared me to become a successful nutritional therapist. I love my job and all the opportunities it has brought me. Knowing I’ve personally been able to change people’s lives for the better is a fantastic feeling.
I can now empower others
It’s immensely rewarding to get feedback from clients who come to me with health issues, who afterwards report they’ve never felt better. My role as a nutritionist is to empower my clients to make dietary and lifestyle changes to help them achieve optimal health.
I’ve had endless opportunities
In addition to my clinical practice, I also work with natural food companies to produce videos and publicity material explaining the health benefits of their products. I’m a regular guest speaker on nutrition for Sky News and Made in Bristol TV. I’ve also featured in national and international newspapers and magazines and on the radio. I’m a guest speaker for Bristol University’s undergraduate medical program, presenting case studies showing how nutrition has helped my clients. I’ve had so many opportunities since studying at CNM.
CNM empowered me to improve my health
Daniela, Naturopathic Nutrition
I’m now medication and symptom-free. Studying at CNM empowered me to take control of my health and now I can help others do the same.
I didn’t want to take medication for life
After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I needed to do something about my health. I suffered with extreme fatigue and incredibly painful and swollen joints which was impacting my work as a freelance photographer. I didn’t want to take medication so I began researching alternative ways of managing my disease.
I now lead a symptom-free life
I chose CNM’s naturopathic nutrition course due to its holistic approach to nutrition. The weekend study programme and being able to attend college in Brighton were also major factors. What I loved most about the course was the inspirational tutors – their wealth of knowledge motivated me immensely. The support and understanding from my peers helped me make changes to my diet and lifestyle – I now lead a medication-free, symptom-free life.
I choose my own work hours
I run my practice from home as well as from a gym. I write recipes for my blog and I’m also a food photographer. I now have the flexibility to choose my own work hours – things couldn’t be better for me.
I now have my own nutrition TV show
Afshan, Naturopathic Nutrition
I loved everything about CNM’s course: the in-depth teaching, the amazing lecturers and the ongoing support from clinic supervisors. I now have my own TV show Eat Rite for Life on DM Global where I teach people how to have a healthy relationship with food.
I was suffering in silence
For many years I suffered in silence with low energy and fatigue. I tried conventional treatments with very limited success. I then discovered I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition. I soon realised that Hashimoto’s is exacerbated by poor diet. I was eating a high-sugar and gluten-based diet which was impacting my health. I needed to make dietary and lifestyle changes to manage my symptoms, so I decided to study nutrition.
The course gave me a new life!
CNM’s holistic approach and flexible study programme is what attracted me to the course. I loved every part of the course; it gave me a new life! I now have my own TV show where I get to inspire thousands of people to eat better. CNM taught me to seek knowledge and spread it wherever possible, so that’s exactly what I’m doing!
Helping people every day is so satisfying
Adam, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy
I set up in practice immediately after graduating and it’s wonderful to be able to help people on a daily basis.
I was disillusioned by pharma
After gaining a BSc in Biochemistry, I worked in pharmaceutical marketing before becoming disillusioned with the pharma-led model of healthcare. I decided to change my career completely and opted for herbal medicine as it combined my scientific background with my interest in natural health.
CNM was so refreshing
Studying at weekends whilst working full-time was hard work, but it was highly rewarding. Being around other like-minded people and wonderful lecturers was very invigorating. I highly recommend CNM training because it’s based on naturopathic practices and the herbal medicine course offers training in Western, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students are trained to be confident practitioners.
I’ve never felt better!
Bea, Naturopathic Nutrition
I wanted an interesting career that I loved, which also offered the flexibility of self-employment. Becoming a nutritional therapist has allowed me to do this.
Perfect balance of theory and practical
I was lucky to learn about the healing properties of plants and herbs from an early age from family members. I always wanted to train in natural therapies but it wasn’t until after I had my children that I decided to enrol at CNM. What appealed to me most at the CNM course was the balance between theory and practical. The extensive clinic hours were a real bonus.
I now balance motherhood and career
Qualifying as a nutritional therapist has enabled me to balance motherhood with my career, giving me the flexibility I wanted. I operate my practice from two centres in Edinburgh, and I love getting to the root of health issues and guiding clients to optimum health. It’s very rewarding when you open people’s eyes to better nutrition and a healthier lifestyle. I’m proud to be a course consultant for CNM Edinburgh, educating prospective students on the options offered by CNM.
I’ve written a healthy cookbook for families
Lohralee, Naturopathic Nutrition
By studying at CNM, I can now inspire families around the world with my knowledge and healthy recipes. I’m so grateful for everything I’ve learnt.
CNM’s course was the perfect fit
I was working as a model in New York when I started reading nutrition books as I was interested in detoxification and eating for your blood type. When I moved to London, one of my dear friends was studying at CNM and she really enjoyed the course. I was fascinated with the subject and it was something I really wanted to do myself. CNM’s nutrition diploma seemed like the perfect fit for me. It was an in-depth and incredibly interesting course.
I inspire families to eat healthy
Before taking the course, I didn’t grasp how much eating a nutritionally balanced diet can make you feel better. I used to be so depleted in energy but through clean eating, I’m now very energised. As mother of three, I have the tools to help my husband and children eat healthily. I love cooking with the children and teaching them about food. I’ve written a healthy cookbook for kids and families – I love inspiring people to make healthy changes in their lives.
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A study plan that worked around my family
Bea, Naturopathic Nutrition
My son was only three months old when I started the course – CNM helped me find a study plan to work for me.
The connection between diet and fertility
I’ve struggled with hormone, skin and blood sugar issues since I was a teenager. I had no idea my poor health could be related to diet and nutrition. When trying to conceive, I picked up a few books which explained the connection between diet and fertility – it was then the penny dropped! After changing my diet and having a course of acupuncture, I fell pregnant with my second child. This inspired me to study nutrition.
I felt like me again
I loved studying again as it gave me the opportunity to step out of family life and be me again. Spending time with people of different ages, situations and backgrounds, all of whom were passionate about nutrition, was amazing. CNM lecturers are very knowledgeable with extensive clinical experience. Learning how to take a set of symptoms and work out the underlying causes was fascinating.
My award-winning health shop and clinic
I now run a busy health shop and clinic where we have a wide range of products and therapies on offer. We have three registered nutritional therapists at the clinic (two of whom graduated from CNM and one lecturer from CNM) in addition to holistic therapists, acupuncturists and a homeopath. We love promoting health and nutrition to the wider community. The store has recently won a number of awards including Best Independent Retailer (UK) and The Best Local Shop.
I fell in love with the positive atmosphere at CNM
Gry, Naturopathic Nutrition
I experienced acupuncture during my travels to Asia, so I when I saw a flyer for CNM’s acupuncture course, I attended an open day. I fell in love with the positive atmosphere at CNM and their holistic approach to keep healthy and happy.
The best time of my life
I taught music and Danish for more than 10 years, which I enjoyed, but my voice couldn’t cope with the strain, so I knew I had to find a new career. Once I started the CNM course, I was hooked. Having engaging and passionate teachers and fantastic fellow students has given me some of the best times of my life.
I could study around my family
I studied while my children were little and I’m glad I managed to make it work due to the flexible study hours. After graduating, I immediately started working hours to suit my commitments. With young children and a husband who travels the world, it still works. It’s beautiful and rewarding to share with people what acupuncture and naturopathy can do. It makes me happy and humble every day.
Studying at CNM has been life changing
Sofia, Naturopathic Nutrition
Illness became part of my identity and I forgot what it felt like to feel alive and well.
It wasn’t until I learnt about the healing power of foods that my health improved. This led me to study nutritional therapy.
The healing power of food
My health began to deteriorate after I had my son. I suffered with severe brain fog, low mood, weight problems, skin rashes, food sensitivities, joint pain, bloating, ear infections, fatigue and hypothyroidism. I was eventually diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. In a bid to resolve my health issues, I started researching natural ways of healing and I learnt about the medicinal properties of food. I made changes to my diet, which gave me a feeling of control. I lost weight, felt more energised and my health started to improve. Realising the healing power of food is what led me to study nutritional therapy.
A new level of awareness
I chose to study at CNM because I wanted to learn how to use ‘food as medicine’ from a biochemical and energetic perspective. Being a mother and juggling a part-time job, CNM’s flexible schedule allowed me to successfully complete my studies. The course brought me a new level of awareness on how nutrition affects our health physically, mentally and emotionally. I also loved meeting like-minded people who are now much-loved friends.
The best investment I made
Studying at CNM has been life changing. It is by far the best investment I’ve ever made in my health and knowledge. It’s allowed me to work as a nutritional therapist with confidence. Sharing my knowledge and inspiring people to make dietary and lifestyle changes to gain better health is highly rewarding.
I now run retreats
I now have my own wellness business, Blossom and Heal Nutrition. I see clients privately and also host retreats in a beautiful Swedish Manor house. I’m also writing articles and recipes for a respected Swedish Journal.
Studying at CNM has been a rewarding journey
Emma, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy
Weaving art, science, tradition and up-to-date evidence-based medicine has been mind-blowing. Studying at CNM has been a rewarding journey and I’ve learnt how to live a healthier life.
Encouraged to be unique
I chose CNM because it allowed me to study of both naturopathy and herbal medicine together. I loved the part-time flexible study programme, the support from teachers, staff and fellow students and the life-long friendships I made. The eclectic nature and range of teaching styles was fantastic. We were encouraged to become unique, individual and creative practitioners with our intuition intact.
Serving the local community
I live on a smallholding on the Isle of Anglesey, tending the land for pesticide-free vegetables, fruits and herbs to serve the local community. I’ve also set up a practice as a naturopath, herbalist and holistic lifestyle coach. Helping to restore people’s health, after years of problems or pain, has been very rewarding. My CNM training means I can offer them quality, personalised healthcare with long-term benefits and lasting results.
Changing career transformed every aspect of my life
Deborah, Naturopathic Nutrition
During my 30’s my health started to deteriorate. After years of battling, I realised I needed to make some changes, including my career. I wanted to help people make positive changes in their lives.
Searching for a fulfilling career
Years of pressure and stress had taken its toll on me. Deciding to leave my job was an easy decision, but choosing what to do afterwards was more challenging. I wanted a profession where I could really help people make positive changes in their lives. Finally, I decided on studying nutrition. I spent a while looking for the perfect course. I needed a flexible course that was local and could fit around my work. It also needed to be fully accredited. After a lengthy discussion with CNM’s Director of Studies in Manchester, I enrolled at CNM.
The people at CNM made it
What I loved about CNM was the people; our lecturers, the Director of Studies, the clinic supervisors and my fellow students. Studying can be challenging, but I got through it with all their support, humour and humanity. I’ve met some brilliant people and I’m still in touch with many of my fellow students.
Changing careers changed my life!
My life has completely transformed over the last few years. Changing career had a big impact on every aspect of my wellbeing. I’m still on the journey to optimal health, but the knowledge I’ve gained from studying and practicing has helped me immensely. Being able to support others with their health is such a privilege.
I enjoyed every minute of my studies!
Maya, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy
I loved CNM as soon as I walked through the door. The naturopathic approach attracted me to the college as no other colleges I looked at offered this type of training.
A vibrant student clinic
The best part about studying at CNM was the student clinic; there was always such a great energy there. I enjoyed every minute of my studies and I would highly recommend CNM. As a naturopath and herbalist, I’m now in a position to help people and it feels amazing!
CNM gave me the confidence to change careers
Linda, Naturopathic Nutrition
Studying at CNM gave me the practical skills and confidence to start a new career and run my own clinical practice.
A journey of discovery
My father-in-law’s battle with cancer set me on a journey of discovery; I started to read anything I could get my hands on related to nutrition. This is how I stumbled across CNM.
Studying didn’t disrupt my family life
CNM’s course emphasises the practical side of nutritional therapy as well as the science behind it. I was able to study at weekends in Bristol which minimised the disruption to my family. I also met some amazing and inspirational people at CNM, both lecturers and students, many of whom have become friends.
I now have a job I love
Since graduating, I’ve been running my own clinic helping clients unlock and achieve their optimal health potential. My naturopathic nutrition diploma has empowered me to do a job I love which works around my family.
CNM’s course stood out from the crowd
Ewura-ama, Naturopathic Nutrition
I especially loved being able to put the theory into practice at the student clinic. Seeing people’s health improve after making changes to their diet was extremely rewarding.
Such a comprehensive course
I was attracted to natural therapies as it complemented my work as a fitness instructor. I also love food so discovering why certain foods and nutrients are essential for health was appealing. I chose to study nutrition at CNM as I felt the syllabus was comprehensive and exciting.
The profound impact food has
Studying nutrition helped me to overcome some personal challenges, including teenage vulnerability to body ideals presented in the media. I realised eating is about principles rather than rules; we should feed our bodies nutritionally and provide what it needs. Learning that food has a direct impact on brain development, cognition, memory, behaviour and motivation was profound.
I work with a high-profile food blogger
I’m working with a high-profile food blogger offering her clients online nutritional therapy consultations. I’m also seeing my own clients and working on my website and blog which will feature recipe ideas for nutritious and tasty home-cooked meals.
I highly recommend studying at CNM
Kate, Naturopathic Nutrition
The course gave me in-depth knowledge of nutrition and a naturopathic approach of how to achieve good health.
Changing my diet was the key to heatlh
After years of stress, my health began to suffer. It wasn’t until I moved to Australia for a few years that I realised a diet full of fresh food, exercise and plenty of sunshine made me feel better. Once back in the UK, I decided to study naturopathic nutrition at CNM to learn more about the link between diet and health.
I got the confidence I needed
The combination of lectures and clinic hours was a fantastic as it helped me apply all the knowledge I was learning. Meeting people with a variety of health problems in clinic gave me the confidence to practice when I qualified.
I now offer wellbeing workshops
After the course, I worked at a yoga and detox retreat. Now I work with businesses delivering wellbeing days, combining holistic health advice with creative cooking. Many employees are overworked, stressed and energy zapped, so I show them how to make changes to their diet to improve their health. I also offer private consultations and workshops.
I empower people to make healthier choices
Jem, Naturopathic Nutrition
Before studying at CNM, I worked at a detox and yoga meditation retreat in Portugal. My experience of supporting people to heal whilst detoxing was profound and made me want to learn more!
I now have a greater awareness
I loved CNM’s holistic approach and the breadth of information covered in their course. The flexibility of the study programme allowed me to continue working full-time. Having now qualified, I’m much better equipped to treat and support people on a whole new level. I have greater awareness of the root causes of disease and how to treat these with diet and lifestyle.
I’m a detox expert and author
I work as a personal detox coach and retreat manager where I can fully support people through a deep detox process so they can find balance and heal. I’ve published a book called The Juice Habit Made Easy which offers tips for juicing and healthy juice recipes. It was inspired by the thousands of people I’ve supported with their juice fasts.
I help clients regain their zest for life
Emily, Naturopathic Nutrition
I was studying archaeology and prehistoric human nutrition when losing my mum to cancer shifted my thinking. It opened my eyes to the importance of natural nutrition and made me determined to help others.
The extensive clinic hours stood out
I wanted to attend a nutritional therapy course that embraced food as medicine and which had a good balance between academic and practical learning. CNM’s 200+ clinic hours stood out to me immediately.
It was the platform I needed to shine
The course gave me the fresh start I was looking for after the trauma of losing my mum. It was the platform I needed to launch a new career in a field I was passionate about. Learning how the mind and body work together and the healing power of nutrition, along with how to put this knowledge into practice was amazing.
So many opportunities have come my way
As soon as I qualified, I got a full-time job in the clinical nutrition team at BioCare. I’ve also set up my own private practice and I’m an assistant clinic supervisor at CNM Birmingham. I’m embracing every opportunity and challenge which comes my way and I’m loving it. Helping clients regain their zest for life is deeply fulfilling.
My career is so rewarding, both personally and financially
Amanda, Acupuncture & Naturopathy
Despite only qualifying 6 months ago, I work 5 days a week in my own clinics, treating patients with acupuncture and naturopathy. It’s personally and financially rewarding.
CNM has excellent lecturers
CNM’s acupuncture course was so worthwhile. I looked at several courses when deciding where to study but I chose CNM as naturopathy was also part of the course. I’m convinced the results I see in clinic are due to the excellent lecturers at CNM and because my naturopathy training helps educate people on how to improve their health. My days are now spent making people feel better – I cannot imagine a better career choice!
I’m in demand doing a career I adore
Sally, Naturopathic Nutrition
My CNM qualification has opened so many doors. I work at Nelsons Natural WorId and regularly contribute to health magazines and newspapers. It’s great to be in demand doing something you love!
A naturopathic approach was important
Getting my own health back on track with the help of a nutritionist was where my journey started. As I became more interested in how diet impacts our health, my career in banking seemed less fulfilling, so I decided to retrain as a natural health practitioner. I researched courses and enrolled in CNM’s naturopathic nutrition course due to their weekend classes and flexible study options. The naturopathic approach was also very important to me.
I was petrified of studying again
Having left school many years before, committing to study again was a big step. The thought of learning anatomy and physiology petrified me. Studying was a challenge, but it was worth it! We had the most amazing and inspiring naturopathic lecturers who explained things brilliantly and the student clinics were outstanding. The sense of achievement I gained when I graduated was huge and it gave me more self-confidence.
I went from adrenally fatigued to energised!
Aira, Naturopathic Nutrition
I was working in the city as a lawyer at a very busy practice. My working days often dragged on into nights and my Blackberry was ruling my life. Studying nutrition was the change I desperately needed.
I ran myself into the ground
I was sleep deprived, stressed and my back hurt from long hours sitting at a desk. When I took time off to reflect it became clear to me there was no way back. I resigned and left my job with immediate effect. I trained as a yoga teacher and set up a small catering company whilst trying to heal myself from adrenal exhaustion, low thyroid function and digestive problems.
The lecturers are incredibly inspiring
Along the way I met some practitioners who told me about CNM. Studying natural medicine seemed like a natural progression for me so I enrolled in the nutrition and naturopathy courses at CNM. I liked the structure of the courses as they allowed me to carry on working. The clinic hours were another bonus. The lecturers were absolutely fantastic and I’m grateful for their inspiration and knowledge sharing.
The answers I was looking for
When I think about my old life in the city, it feels like a distant memory. So much changed in the three years I was at CNM; I met lots wonderful people and I got the answers I was looking for.
I never want to stop learning
I now work with private clients both in London and remotely. I also run wellness seminars and workshops. I’m about to launch my first detox group programme and I’m working on a special project with a supplement company. I am extending my studies further into the field of the functional medicine – the learning in this fascinating field never stops.
I’m a GP who trained as a naturopath
Carole, Naturopathic Nutrition
Through studying naturopathic principles and iridology, I’m now able to help patient’s get to the root cause of their health problems.
I had unresolving symptoms
Whilst training to be a doctor in my 20’s, I became very unwell. I had surgery and took lots of antibiotics. Although the medical approach dealt with the initial problem, I was left with a cluster of symptoms which I did not understand: migraine, arthralgia, fatigue and gut disturbance. I nearly didn’t make it through my medical training. It was only when I met a nutritional therapist, I learned I had a bacterial imbalance in my gut, food intolerances and adrenal fatigue.
My health improved in six weeks
I was put on a therapeutic programme which involved dietary changes and herbal medicine. Within six weeks the symptoms disappeared and my health improved. This experience led me to study alternative therapies alongside my medical training. I felt the Western medicine paradigm needed to embrace a more holistic approach to health to promote true healing.
A phenomenal course
I attended a CNM seminar about how negative attitudes affect our brain and health. This left a long-lasting impression on me so I enrolled in the naturopathy diploma. My approach to medicine transformed during my naturopathy study at CNM. The course has a very scientific foundation with the key principles of naturopathy at its core. I was very impressed with the course content and the lecturers – their passion for their subjects was so inspiring.
I run a very successful health and wellbeing project
Adam, Naturopathic Nutrition
Rather than focusing on short term solutions, I believe in working with people more broadly, ultimately encouraging and educating them to become their own health practitioner.
CNM offered complete flexibility
I had just turned 19 when I enrolled in the CNM nutrition diploma. CNM was recommended to me and I was very impressed with the programme they offered. I wanted to learn in a classroom environment engaging with others, however, I also needed a flexible study programme that allowed me to manage my travel commitments easily – CNM offered both of these options.
I empower people to regain control
After graduating, I became a nutritional therapist in a rather unique way. I work with a regional drug and alcohol charity, on projects ranging from addiction recovery to youth crime and disorder. The project was so successful we were awarded funding by The National Lottery Trust. Empowering people to take control of their own health is the most important and exciting part of what I do.
CNM gave me the step up I needed
Eli, Naturopathic Nutrition
The in-depth study of body systems and insight into human health at CNM was fascinating. The clinic hours were invaluable and the weekend lectures were so convenient.
I wanted to broaden my knowledge
I was working as marketing coordinator for Essential, a large vegan and vegetarian organic food wholesaler. I studied nutrition at CNM to be more effective in my role. I also wanted to find answers to some health issues I was experiencing. I had severe abdominal pains and my GP was unable to help. I sought guidance from a natural health practitioner who advised me to change my diet and lifestyle and take some supplements. My health and wellbeing improved dramatically as did my interest in the healing properties of food.
A new level of personal health
My studies at CNM have been extremely beneficial for my job and I apply the knowledge every day – in product labelling, talking to customers, creating press releases and writing articles. I’ve also reached a new level of personal health and fitness which has positively impacted my life. I wholeheartedly recommend the course to anyone with an interest in natural whole foods, health or nutrition.
I combine personal training with nutrition
Keris, Naturopathic Nutrition
A big realisation for me was learning that nutrition impacts body composition far more than exercise does. You can exercise all you want, but if your nutrition is poor, your body shape won’t change.
Medication made me worse
I became a Personal Trainer in a bid to maintain my weight. Whilst exercise helped me lose some weight, it didn’t resolve my health issues. I had bad skin and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The medication I took left me with dreadful digestive issues and I was soon diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The medication was not addressing the underlying cause of my conditions.
It opened my eyes
I attended a short nutrition course in Sweden which really opened my eyes to the value of alternative and functional medicine. I researched nutrition courses in the UK and came across CNM so I decided to enrol.
Changing my diet transformed my health
Studying naturopathic nutrition provided me with a clearer understanding of how nutrition impacts hormonal balance. I soon realised that many of the foods I considered healthy were actually making my symptoms worse. When I changed my diet, my health transformed. My PCOS has disappeared and I’m now a healthy weight with glowing skin.
I launched my own supplement company
Gurjit, Naturopathic Nutrition
I believe everyone should make health a priority, because when you feel well, everything else in life falls into place.
My turning point
Before studying at CNM, I worked in an unhealthy office environment and I became very unwell. I found a fantastic naturopath who helped me regain my health. This was a turning point for me. I knew I had the power to change my health, I just needed to learn how. I resigned from job and enrolled in CNM’s nutritional therapy course. My class was fantastic and we worked so well together, having fun along the way. We were lucky to have such interesting and well-informed lecturers.
I love the challenge
After graduating, I launched my own supplement company with a range of vitamins and minerals. Our supplements are ethical, vegetarian and UK-manufactured with no preservatives or additives. I love the challenge and it keeps me busy!
I run my own raw food workshops
Sarah, Naturopathic Nutrition
I educate people on nutrition in a fun and creative way through my workshops. It’s an incredibly rewarding job!
Faddy diets didn’t shift my weight
When I was younger, I was two stone overweight which led me to try many diets and fads. It wasn’t until my early twenties when I read about detoxing, that I realised healthy living was more important than weight loss. I changed my eating habits and I soon lost weight naturally; I felt more empowered, vibrant, happy and energised.
Learning from successful clinicians
My interest in nutrition continued to grow so I decided to retrain. I came across CNM in a health magazine and I was really interested in the naturopathic approach of their teaching. The clinical practice included in the training also appealed to me. The flexible study options enabled me to continue working full-time and it was great being part of a likeminded group of people. Learning from successful clinicians was very inspiring and made me want to pursue a career in nutrition.
My job is so rewarding!
I now have my own successful home-based nutrition practice. I also run raw food and raw chocolate workshops to educate people on nutrition in a fun and creative way. It’s an incredibly rewarding job! I love working for myself as it gives me flexibility around my family life.
The practical training sets CNM apart from other colleges
Sarah, Naturopathic Nutrition
Studying and juggling a family was challenging but CNM’s flexible study programme made it easier for me.
A natural approach worked for my family
I’ve always been interested in having a healthy lifestyle since living in Germany, Switzerland and Romania. All these countries use a natural approach to health. Doctors typically prescribe natural remedies instead of medication; things like arnica and fennel tea are common-place treatments. Whenever my children or I had a cold or flu, the doctor devised specific diet plans for us which worked brilliantly!
CNM stood out by a mile
When I returned to the UK with three children, I came across CNM at the Organic Food Fair in Bristol. The course fitted my needs perfectly. Other colleges seemed to be heavily theory-based whereas CNM offered theory as well as lots of practical training. I studied naturopathic nutrition at CNM on a part-time basis, with weekend study. I enjoyed every minute of the course. Meeting other likeminded people and training in student clinics was fantastic.
Since completing my training, I’ve set up my own nutritional therapy business and I continue to use my knowledge at home too. My studies have reinforced the fact that this is how I want to live my life and I want to educate others to do the same.
I’m a health speaker and writer
Emma, Naturopathic Nutrition
Learning about the healing power of food changed my life. I now educate people on how they can incorporate healthy foods into their diet.
Nutrition changed my life
I first became fascinated with the healing power of food when on a fasting and detox retreat in Thailand. It changed my life and made me realise that our health can be transformed by what we eat. When I returned to the UK, I enrolled in a raw food chef course and studied nutrition and naturopathy at CNM.
I teach others to be their best self
I now have a successful private practice in London and I’m a regular guest speaker at Snowsfields Wellness. I facilitate nutrition workshops where I teach people how to incorporate amazingly healthy foods into their diet. I also write for Get Fresh! magazine and I’m a nutritional consultant for Higher Nature supplements.
I can now offer my clients more than medication
Bav, Naturopathic Nutrition
I trained as a pharmacist as I wanted to help people but my advice was limited. I studied nutrition to broaden my knowledge so I could offer more than medication.
CNM provided the inspiration I needed
It wasn’t until I came across CNM that I found what I was looking for. I met with the Director of Studies and he gave me a real understanding of naturopathy and the power of natural medicine. This inspired me to enrol in the course.
Studying turned my life around
Since graduating, I’ve been practicing as a nutritional therapist alongside my pharmaceutical career. The course turned my life around because I realised that I had control over my health and wellbeing. I now work to prevent illness and stay well naturally. I can offer my clients diversity and a greater awareness about their health.
As a chef, I combine my love of cooking with my knowledge of food
Iza, Naturopathic Nutrition
I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been and I now inspire others to cook tasty, nutritious food.
The healing power of food
As a candida sufferer, I’ve always been interested in natural therapies. Through my own research, I devised a specific diet plan to help manage my condition, which had a dramatic impact on my health. Experiencing the healing power of food first-hand, I joined CNM to study naturopathic nutrition. I wanted to challenge myself and learn more about how I could use food as medicine and CNM was exactly what I was looking for.
I now inspire others
Since qualifying, I created my company La Cuizine, which allows me to combine my love for cooking and my knowledge of food. I cater events with delicious and nutritious food and I also teach cooking classes. I’m able to use my knowledge to teach people practical nutrition skills.
I lecture and work full-time as a nutritional therapist and naturopath
Jacquie, Naturopathic Nutrition and Naturopathy
For anyone thinking about studying CNM, do it! The industry is growing and there are so many career options available to you.
I best decision I made
Deciding to re-train in natural health was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I have always been fascinated by how the body works and nutrition seemed the most obvious route to take because it’s the starting block for good health. I chose CNM due to their naturopathic approach and the flexibility they offered. I didn’t have to give up my job to study which was really important for me.
CNM springboarded my career
Now I work full-time as a nutritional therapist and naturopath. I’m also a lecturer at CNM in Brighton. Working with CNM has boosted my career and put me in touch with some leading industry professionals.
I have a fantastic career which combines all of my skills
Geraldine, Naturopathic Nutrition
I love being self-employed and running my own business. No two days are the same; one day I could be in clinic and the next day I could be flying off to a new retreat abroad!
Nothing worked on my skin
I suffered with acne and psoriasis from a young age which is why I decided to train as a beauty and massage therapist. Despite trying numerous products, nothing worked on my skin. I started researching the cause of skin conditions and learned about the impact diet has on skin. I changed my own diet, cutting down on sugar, and it had a dramatic effect.
Uncovering the root cause of skin issues
I enrolled at CNM after meeting Hermann Keppler, the CNM Principal, at CAM Expo. The flexible payment options made it feasible to study, despite not having the funds at the time. I loved my time at CNM and the knowledge I gained during the course has been invaluable. I now have a fantastic career which combines all of my skills, both in beauty and nutrition. I’m able to get to the root cause of skin conditions and offer clients a well-rounded approach.
I went from crutches to running triathlons
Angela, Naturopathic Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy
My health journey has taken me from being crippled on crutches to running a triathlon. Studying Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine at CNM helped me do it.
I thought I’d never walk pain-free
I used to be a county gymnast but at the age of 19, my knee swelled up so much that I could only walk with crutches. After twenty years of multiple painful operations and a cocktail of powerful anti-inflammatory drugs, I began to lose hope of ever being able to walk pain-free. I was told I’d have to take medication for the rest of my life to be able to walk – this horrified me. It was then I decided to embark on a journey to find an alternative way to heal myself.
The support from staff was phenomenal
I started studying at CNM when I was aged 43. It was a tough call. Studying for three diplomas and working full-time was hard, but everyone at CNM was fantastic and they helped me get through the challenges. The flexibility of being able to study and attend clinics at different locations around the UK was amazing as it enabled me to fit the study around my busy life. I learnt so much at CNM, not only for my own health, but to be able to help others with theirs.
I’m now pain-free and running triathlons
I don’t have the words to express how much studying at CNM has changed my life. I went from being in so much pain and taking a ridiculous amount of medication, to be being pain-free, running a triathlon and having a successful naturopathic clinic. Having studied three diplomas, I can now offer my clients a complete wellbeing package. Being able to inspire people to make positive changes in their lives is so rewarding.
I can make a difference in the world
Joni, Naturopathic Nutrition
I needed to address my weight and health so I threw myself into fitness which led me to studying nutrition at CNM.
CNM’s reviews spoke for themselves
Once I had reaped the benefits of changing my diet and lifestyle, I knew I wanted to learn more so I could swap my career in finance to one which allowed to help others transform their health. I researched the nutrition courses on offer, reading lots of reviews and testimonials, before I decided to enrol at CNM. As CNM was the leading college for natural medicine, it was an obvious choice. I’m so glad I did!
The community vibe is so positive
I loved the staff’s passion for holistic therapies and helping people, especially my lecturers. There’s a real sense of community at CNM and I always came out full of positivity, even when learning about complex diseases.
I’m making a difference to people’s health
Now I’m qualified, I practice as a nutritional therapist in Poole. I love knowing I can support people with their health. The feedback I get from my clients is really encouraging and it inspires me to carry on learning every day. Studying gave me sense of purpose, I really believe I can make a difference in the world.