News from the College of Naturopathic Medicine
Eat chocolate to lower your BMI?
In the news this week it has been said that those who eat chocolate on more days of the week than average were statistically likely to have a lower BMI.
Gemma Hurditch, Nutritional Therapist and CNM's Director of Nutrition, gives her thoughts on BMI (Body Mass Index).
"In my opinion the BMI calculator is a limited tool, I don’t like how it focus’s on weight rather than what is making up the weight – as we know muscle weighs more than fat.
"If someone is confused or unsure as to whether or not they are in a healthy weight range I think a fat percentage calculation is going to give much more relevant information, and same goes for weight loss programmes – for example some people put on weight when they start exercising, which wouldn’t correspond with them becoming less healthy."
Studying at CNM
CNM student turns her passion into a new career. Julie Dodd graduated from CNM Birmingham in 2010 and is now a successful Nutritional Therapist with her own business.
“For 30 years I worked hard as a senior manager in a big energy firm but some years ago I started to grow tired of the faceless corporate world and decided to look for a new challenge. Food, cooking and health have always been a passion for me so I started to look at courses over a period of two years. On hearing about CNM, I arranged a chat with the Director of Studies and then attended a lecture – that was the moment I knew this was the course for me.
“My time at CNM was fascinating, the calibre of teaching was outstanding and after starting off doing the course for my own personal interest, I soon realised that I could make a living doing something I’m passionate about. In my final year of studies I was made redundant, which turned out to be a blessing as I could focus on my studies and concentrate on starting up my business. I’m thrilled to be a practicing Nutritional Therapist and love CNM so much I’m now an assistant clinic supervisor!
For more about the Naturopathic Nutrition course, click here
Shortcourses at the College of Naturopathic Medicine
Nutrition for Everyday Living
New nutrition shortcourse in Brighton, 30th May
12 week course, every Wednesday evening
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Starts Wednesday 30th May 2012
St. Nicholas Road, Brighton
Call 01342 410 505 or email Ami to book your place now
Next fasting week starts 23rd May, London
The key features of this course: Over seven evenings this course will allow you to undertake a safe and effective home-based fast under the guidance of fasting expert Zoë Palmer-Wright.
Book online or call on 01342 306264
Natural Skincare short course
28th - 29th April Practical techniques will be demonstrated for safe, natural and effective skincare including those which help to refresh and preserve good skin and how to deal with problem skin.
Book online or call on 01342 306264
Starts 21st April, London. Iridology is used as part of the diagnostic repertoire that can complement both natural and orthodox medicine. It's safe, gentle, and non-invasive and is a useful tool to the practitioner wishing to provide a truly personalised and holistic service to their patients.
Email Nelly or call 01342 306264 for further info
CNM Open Evening at The Guarana Bar, Brighton 19th April
Find out how you could turn your passion for nutrition into a new career studying with CNM in Brighton.
Also enjoy live juicing and tastings with experts, where you can discover the amazing range of health benefits you could enjoy through juicing!
Thursday 19th April
6.30pm - 8.30pm
To reserve a place just call 01342 410 505 or email
CNM Open Weekend
21st - 22nd April, London. Our open weekend is packed with a line up of fantastic speakers including:
Saturday 21st April:
10.00am – 11.00am Heart Disease, a New Perspective
Fabrice Leu, Naturopath, Switzerland
11.30am – 12.30pm How Fit is Your Probiotic Barry Smith, Chairman of Symprove
1.30pm – 2.30pm The CNM Training Concept
Gemma Hurditch, Naturopath
3.00pm – 4.00pm Dairy or No Dairy?
Juliet Gellatley, founder of Viva!
4.30pm – 5.30pm Acupuncture, Diagnosing by Looking
Paul Johnson, Acupuncturist
And much more on Sunday 22nd April - click here for details
Free DVD set worth over £400
CNM are offering a FREE Biomedicine DVD SET to all students who enrol for a Diploma Course before
Thursday 5th April.
T&C's conditions apply, call 01342 410 505 for details
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