Have you ever wondered?

  • Why are the 20 herbs I take with each meal making no difference?

  • How do I compensate for my lack of a gall bladder?

  • How can I stop the high blood sugar train from running over me?

  • Why do I get every cold that comes along?

  • Is everyone allergic to peanuts?

  • Is there such a thing as wheat belly and if so, how do I get rid of it?

  • Why is the thyroid gland balanced on paper but not in reality?

  • What are the consequences of genetic modification?

  • Why do the bugs chase me down and why am I so sensitive to their bites?

  • Can I be a healthy vegetarian? Why am I so STRESSED!?

If you would like answers to any or all of these questions, you may need to spend some time with Elaine Newkirk and take the Fundamentals of Nutrition course.

Students who complete this class will know how to correct the diet to provide nutrient needs. Perhaps more importantly, you will learn what is needed to digest and absorb the nutrients from that diet.
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About the instructor

  • Elaine Newkirk

    Elaine Newkirk

    Elaine combines 45 years of studying, 25 years as a Naturopathic Doctor, 30 years as a Nurse and 20 years of teaching natural health to gather the information presented at this seminar.    She lives a heartfelt life in upstate New York on her family “farm” and enjoys all types of creating, gardening and grandchildren.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Learn how your food choices and your ability to digest those foods make all the difference in your health.

  • This class is designed to answer questions on a fundamental level but will also connect-the-dots for the advanced practitioner.

  • Students will learn the fundamentals needed to really understand diet (what we eat), the anatomy of digestion (how we transform it), and how to utilize those nutrients to function at peak performance.

  • Our modern source of food is already lacking in nutrients and the components to digest them properly. How and where does this happen? We will discuss some of the main contributing factors so that you can avoid the consequences.

  • The basic anatomy of digestion will be addressed with an emphasis on how malnutrition makes digestion dysfunctional. We will then take a detailed walk through the digestive system identifying the parts and functions that need to work properly to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Those deficiencies are a major contributing factor to common health complaints like painful muscles, burning stomach and constipation, to name a few.

  • We will identify the connection between immune system stress and malfunction.

  • The nutritional components of each food category, where you get that food, deficiency symptoms and what is needed to digest it will be covered. The importance of vitamins and minerals and their interconnection with proteins, fats, and carbohydrates will be discussed so that students will recognize that diet, digestion and enzymes are dependent on each other.

  • Although designed for the person new to natural health, concepts will be presented that will change the way you view health and clarify your decision making.

Upon completion, students receive a digital Certificate of Completion issued through Accredible.com which offers the options of printing or sharing your accomplishment through email, LinkedIn, or many other options.

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Course curriculum

Learn how your food choices and your ability to digest those foods make all the difference in your health.

Course bonuses

Advantages to taking our online courses

  • On your own time

    Life is busy. You can still learn without committing a whole weekend at a time away from your family.

  • On any device

    Our courses are available to view on any device that can stream from the internet. Your desktop, tablet, phone, even a smart TV.

  • Lifetime access

    You can repeat and review any part of the course for as long as it is available on our site.