Are you eager to learn more about natural health? The Natural Wellness online study program is the perfect place to begin. This introductory option covers the essentials of herbalism, aromatherapy, nutrition, natural health philosophy, natural preparations and prevention with an emphasis on practical, evidence-based techniques. Like all of our programs, this course teaches reliable and effective natural health from a Biblical perspective, and is completely self paced, perfect for your busy lifestyle!
The program provides 95 study hours and can be completed in 3-4 months. Upon completion, you will have a wealth of information and ideas to transform your lifestyle into a natural, holistic one. Each of the Natural Wellness program's 8 units were taken from our other courses, which makes your transition to another course upon completion simple and effortless and each program includes a $50 certificate you can use towards our Family Herbalism program! (Please note: There are no physical books or materials included with this program registration.)
This course is also suitable for an advanced homeschooled high schooler and fits perfectly into a single school semester.
Registration for the Natural Wellness course includes:
- 4 months of access to the student portal, which includes online lectures, downloads, projects to complete, online self testing, and support
- Discounted admission to all Vintage Remedies events
- Discounts on all Vintage Remedies products and services
- 25% off at Mountain Rose Herbs during program completion
- 10% off at From Nature With Love during program completion
- 20% off essential oils from J&M Botanicals during program completion
Program cost is $79. Upon purchase, you will receive an email with our purchase agreement and some paperwork to complete. You will then be provided access to the online system with 4 months to access the materials. To finish this program, you will also need copies of The Handbook of Vintage Remedies and The Vintage Remedies Guide to Real Food.
1. Germ v Terrain Theory
Our introductory unit provides a solid foundation in natural wellness philosophy that is necessary for all holistic care. This unit covers the popular germ theory, including its origins, prevailing thoughts and flaws, contrasting it with the more proactive terrain theory, which focuses on health and prevention.
2. Holistic Nutrition
Learn how food affects our health in a real and measurable way during this unit. With a focus on real, unprocessed food, this unit includes both foundational info on healthy eating, plus additional study about food debates and the scientific understanding of the role of diet in healing.
3. Botanical Medicine Safety
The most important aspect of any wellness program is to establish the safe and effective use of any remedy that is being studied. This unit covers the essential elements of safety when using natural remedies and supplements, including information about contraindications, interactions, and how to dose little ones in your family.
4. Herbal Home Use
Phytotherapy treatment measures in the home are dramatically different then conventional measures. This unit covers important elements to botanical family care such as diagnostic skills, recording and interpreting illness progression, evaluating health history, symptomology, detoxification, fasting, flushing and evaluating medicine chest staples.
This unit introduces the field of pharmacognosy and includes a medica materia. Many herbal actions are also included. It is a condensed version of the expanded herbalism units in our advanced courses, designed to help our students implement these principles right away.
6. Essentials of Aromatherapy
This unit is similar in layout to the herbology unit, but focuses on aromatherapy. It provides a solid foundation into the study of aromatherapy, with a medica materia for essential oils. Topics also include history, practice and purchasing guidelines.
7. Natural Preparations
Creating homemade preparations saves money, enables you to develop a formula specific to your needs, and is a fun and enjoyable hobby! This unit covers the basics of homemade natural preparations and includes over 2 dozen handouts with formulas for herbal remedies, aromatherapeutic preparations and household supplies.
**During this program, you'll also study over 150 individual foods with an emphasis on nutritional healing.**