Gut Health

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Designed for individuals currently certified in a holistic wellness field, this module can also be added on to your Holistic Health and Life Coach program to give you additional skills and marketability. In partnership with the Holistic Wellness Coaching Academy, join the Natural Wellness Academy at the forefront of this cutting-edge field. Demand for trained gut health professionals is growing as patients and integrative physicians seek expert coaches to guide individuals toward improved gut health.

Summary: The gut health program consists of 40 hours spread across 4 learning experiences of guided self-study, research, webinars, teleconferences, one-on-one mentoring, and a final project. Each learning experience features a multidimensional learning plan, which consists of a reading from the main textbook, online research, videos, webinars and teleconferences. All of the information (other than the textbook, which will be mailed to you) can be accessed through the online portal.

Final Project: Each student will explore one of the emerging areas of study around the Gut and report on research into the topic, to be shared among current and future students. Alternatovely, they can work on marketable projects or materials for their coaching projects. Students will receive guidance regarding an adequate topic for their final project and will be mentored throughout the process.

Objectives:

  • Describe in detail the definitions and functions of the Gut, Gut Health, the Microbiome, and their effects on overall Mind and Body Wellness.
  • Utilize Gut Health knowledge to develop Gut wellness plans for clients and demonstrate effective coaching of clients through detoxification, dietary, and lifestyle changes.

Curriculum and Topics Covered

  • Defining the Gut and Microbiome
    • Organs and systems comprising the Gut
    • Function of the Gut
  • The Gut’s connection to disease
    • Inflammation
    • The Gut and chronic disease
  • Factors contributing to Gut wellness
    • Lifestyle and Gut wellness
    • Gut-irritating foods
    • Other factors that affect gut health, such as stress and environmental toxicity
    • Frame of mind and relationship to overall wellness
  • Gut bacteria, balance, origins and importance
    • Prebiotics vs. probiotics
    • Bacterial quantity and quality
    • Understanding how the immune system works and how it functions within the Gut
  • The Gut-Brain connection
    • The Enteric Nervous System (the “brain in the gut”)
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Gut-brain communications
    • The effects of bacteria on behaviors
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
    • Allergies vs. intolerances
    • Autoimmunity
    • Common food irritants
    • External factors
    • Symptoms of intolerances
  • Coaching clients through Gut health
    • Client questionnaire and intake
    • Determining the individual’s gut issues
    • Facilitating workshops on gut health
    • Protocols for detoxifying and reset
    • How to approach clients on gut wellness
    • Helping clients understand digestive connections
  • Common digestive disorders
    • IBS
    • Laky gut
    • Celiac disease
    • Autoimmune and thyroid conditions
    • Crohn’s disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • H. Pylori
  • Dietary protocols and individuality
    • Develop an understanding of the varying dietary combinations and avoidances for different conditions
    • Learn 5 different eating protocols recommended for auto-immune, thyroid, gut and digestive conditions
    • Guiding clients through listening to their own body’s cues

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Connect with one of our mentors for a free consultation on our programs and scholarships and get a free bonus! Bio-Individuality teaches us that not everyone gets the same results from a diet or eating philosophy. Instead of studying 100 different diets, our students focus on two in a fun and engaging research project, which is shared with the other students in a compilation study. Request free information and receive one of our Bio-Individuality Compilation Studies!

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Cortney Cameron (Technical Director)

Cortney holds a B.A. in earth science from Duke University and an M.S. in earth science from North Carolina Central University, where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow from 2015 to 2017.

She has published and presented several scientific papers and abstracts in hydrology, seismology, and data analysis. She has also published poems, creative works, and articles in venues such as The Professional Geologist, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Teen Newsweek, and EARTH Magazine.

Cortney is currently completing an MBA through Pedago's Smart.ly platform. She also earned an associate's degree from Wilkes Community College with a focus on health studies and was a certified EMT.

Cortney's main roles with the Natural Wellness Academy website are website management and assisting with business development plans. She is also creating several courses for the academy and hopes to utilize her scientific training to bring a complementary scientific perspective to the Academy's offerings.

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