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Retired Correspondence Courses

The Certified Herbal Consultant Program Specific Certified Herbal Consultant Courses Schedule of Live Classes and Events

The following courses are no longer available. Check individual courses to see if they have been replaced or are being updated.

Retired Natural Health Consultant Courses


Applied Aromatherapy

Applied Aromatherapy

This course, co-developed and taught by Kimberly Balas with L. Carl Robinson and Steven Horne, covers the use of essential oils for physical and emotional health through an easy-to-understand application. Determine which oil(s) works best for each individual. Includes instruction on tongue and pulse diagnosis and solar plexus response testing. You will need to purchase a set of single essential oils from NSP to complete this course. This course was part of our CHC program.

This course has is out of date and has been discontinued.

Basic Health Assessment

Basic Health Assessment

This is a comprehensive overview of energetic health assessment. It covers an user-friendly model for health from the standpoint of basic diagnosis. Instruction is given on how to do muscle response testing (applied kinesiology) to test the various organs and systems of the body and determine whether they are overactive, underactive, contracted or loose. Learn to establish the root of a person’s problems by isolating primary weaknesses with muscle testing.
This class teaches a system of glandular body typing which covers seven major glandular body types. The process of taking a case history is discussed and the basic principles of pulse and tongue diagnosis are covered.Available as a correspondence course, this course was part of our CHC program.

This Course is out of date and has been discontinued. It will be replaced by Energetic Approaches to Health Assessment

Constitutional Iridology - Discontinued

This course covers all the fundamentals of iris analysis, both physical and emotional. It utilizes a constitutional approach to the iris that takes in the iris as a whole rather than getting caught up in minute details. This course synthesizes elements of Bernard Jensen’s approach to iridology with German constitutional iridology and Rayid Iridology.

This course is out of date and has been replaced by Practical Iridology

Hitting the Target with Herbs

Hitting the Target with Herbs

Four videos of a special class on “targeting” herbal remedies taught by Steven Horne, accompanied by a syllabus and a copy of Matthew Woods’ Book of Herbal Wisdom. This approach provides a more precise understanding in selecting herbal remedies.This course was part of our CHC program.

This course is out of date and has been discontinued

Therapy for Common Ailments

This course is out of date and been replaced by Dr. Mom - Dr. Dad

Natural Health Consultant Program

The Natural Health Consultant was retired April 30, 2007 and is no longer available. Certifications for the courses and the entire program will be accepted until April 20, 2008. The credits earned in the Natural Health Consultant Program can be applied as electives in the Certified Herbal Consultant Program.

This program was designed to provide instruction in specific areas of natural health consulting which add to the concepts presented in the core curriculum of the CHC program. This certification was earned by five courses.

Activating the Healing Response

Steven Horne

Course Description: The nervous and glandular systems are the control systems of the body. They help regulate all the other processes of the body through three types chemical messengers endocrine hormones, paracrine hormones (which include neurotransmitters) and autocrine hormones. This course discusses how these chemical messengers work and how to balance them using herbs, nutrition and other natural means.

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The Blood Type Approach to Herbal Consulting

Kimberly Balas, N.D.

Course Description: In addition to providing practical information about nutritional consulting with each of the four blood types, this course also provides basic information about setting up and promoting a natural health and herbal consulting business. Topics covered include setting up your business, developing clients, record keeping, legal considerations, basic principles of natural health, and creative ways to use herbs.

About the Instructor: Kimberly Balas holds an N.D. and a Ph.D. in nutrition from Clayton College. She is a board-certified naturopath and a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. She is on the board of directors of the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association (IIPA). A regular contributor to Nature’s Field, she has also developed a course in Natural Applications of Blood Chemistry and is able to integrate sound principles of science and biochemistry with natural medicine in a thought-provoking and useful manner.

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Living Longer and Loving It: How to Prevent, Stop, and Reverse the Aging Process

by Alex Duarte, O.D., Ph.D.

Course Description: This course discusses theories of why we age and the symptoms that accompany aging. It presents information on how various nutrients and hormones (including deer antler velvet/IGF-1) may help stop or reverse the aging process. The course also prevents information on women’s health issues such as PMS, menopause, and breast cancer. Strategies are also presented for reversing osteoporosis and arthritis, as well as natural remedies for sexual enhancement, depression and cardiovascular disease.

About the Instructor: Dr. Alex Duarte is a nationally recognized lecturer, author, and radio/TV personality who has produced 15 groundbreaking books on nutrition and health topics. He holds a doctorate degree in nutrition and is a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Preventives. He is a doctor of Optometry.

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Mastering Modern Herbal Medicine

Lamar Wiscombe, M.H.

Course Description: Although a knowledge of plant chemistry isn’t essential to knowing how to use herbs, it is very valuable for understanding why herbs work, how they affect the body, and being able to explain their actions to other people. This course helps a person understand basic plant chemistry, herbal energetics, plant preparations, and properties of medicinal plants in an interesting and fun manner. It also helps the student learn how to understand herbal research and legal issues.

About the Instructor: LaMar Wiscombe is a graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy and holds an Herbalist degree from Dominion College. He has been Manager of Education at Nature’s Sunshine Products, and Senior Education and Training Specialist at Nature’s Way. He has lectured on herbs and natural health products throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and has been a frequent guest on radio programs and health shows.

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Metabolic Typing:
Discovering the Seven Metabolic Types for a Customized Nutritional Program

by Kimberly Balas

Course Description: No single nutritional program will work for everyone because each individual is biochemically unique. Metabolic typing helps identify whether a person is a sympathetic or parasympathetic metabolizer to determine the nutritional program that will be best for their unique needs. This practical course explains how to develop a nutritional program for each client using blood chemistry and provides extensive instruction on the benefits of enzymes.

About the Instructor: Kimberly Balas holds an N.D. and a Ph.D. in nutrition from Clayton College. She is a board-certified naturopath and a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. She is on the board of directors of the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association (IIPA). A regular contributor to Nature’s Field, she has also developed a course in Natural Applications of Blood Chemistry and is able to integrate sound principles of science and biochemistry with natural medicine in a thought-provoking and useful manner.

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Solving the Mystery of Autoimmune Disease

Michael Corrigan

Course Description: This course addresses the rapidly growing problem of autoimmune diseases. It provides an overview of immune function and the role of intestinal flora (probiotics) and essential fatty acids in health. The use and benefits of adaptagens are also covered. The course concludes with a list of 16 autoimmune diseases with supplements and other natural therapies that may be of benefit in these conditions.

About the Instructor: Michael Corrigan is an herbalist and natural products educator with 25 years of experience in traditional western herbalism and modern phytotherapy. He has studied and traveled with Dr. John R. Christopher and has also completed studies with Dominion Herbal College and Wild Rose College.

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Syndrome X: The Dysmetabolic Syndrome

by Hugo Rodier, M.D.

Course Description: Research is demonstrating that the ever-growing problems of obesity and diabetes, as well as circulatory and immune problems are linked to a metabolic imbalance being dubbed syndrome X. Dr. Rodier explains how hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance are contributing to a variety of health problems and presents treatment protocols that have valid scientific evidence behind them. He also presents case studies showing how these supplements and therapies have helped in real life situations.

About the Instructor: Dr. Hugo Rodier, M.D. is a recognized authority in nutritional and integrative medicine and psycho-neuro immunology. Dr. Rodier has done extensive research in standard medical journals to document the benefits of natural therapies. He is a member of the editorial board of the Utah Medical Association and is chairman of the Utah Medical Association’s Environmental Committee. He teaches integrative medicine and the University of Utah Medical School.

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Prescription Drugs and Natural Alternatives

Clell Fowles

Course Description: This course begins with a history of western medicine and the role of the FDA in regulating modern medicine. The course goes through each system of the body discussing some common health problems associated with that system and the drugs used to treat them. Common side effects are noted for each class of drugs, as well as viable natural alternatives.

About the Instructor: Clell Fowels is a registered pharmacist who graduated with an emphasis in Medical Chemistry. In his 13 years as a practicing pharmacist, he concentrated on studying nutritional supplements and conducting clinical and research. He is a strong advocate for the use of herbs and supplements as viable alternatives to prescription drugs. He has also formulated nutritional supplements such as SugarReg and Blood Pressurex.

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Natural Remedies for Common Ailments

by Hugo Rodier, M.D.

Course Description: Modern scientific research is documenting the validity of many natural remedies and healing modalities. This course presents scientific documentation of natural therapies for common health problems such as: gastrointestinal problems, arthritis, asthma, allergies, cardiovascular problems, neurodegenerative diseases, depression and anxiety, cancer, fatigue and gynecological problems.

About the Instructor: Dr. Hugo Rodier, M.D. is a recognized authority in nutritional and integrative medicine and psycho-neuro immunology. Dr. Rodier has done extensive research in standard medical journals to document the benefits of natural therapies. He is a member of the editorial board of the Utah Medical Association and is chairman of the Utah Medical Association’s Environmental Committee. He teaches integrative medicine and the University of Utah Medical School.

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A Simple Approach to Blood Chemistry
The Answers are in the Blood

Course Description: See the bigger picture of the root cause of all imbalanes, Understand why the normal ranges aren't sufficient. How to determine which organ or gland is being effected by blood chemistry. Learn which NSP products will bring organs and glands back to balance.

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Love Your Body Beautiful by Steven Horne & Deanna Hansen.

Course Description:

  • Would you like to learn how to flatten your stomach without exercising or going on a diet?
  • Would you like to know how to give yourself a face lift and take 5-10 years off your appearance?
  • Would you like to know how to gently reshape your body so that you feel more comfortable and happy with your physical appearance?
  • Have you struggled to lose weight from certain parts of your body, but have been unable to succeed?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then take this unique class and learn how to love your body to greater health and beauty.

Team taught by Steven Horne, professional herbalist and natural health instructor, and Deanna Hansen, certified athletic therapist, this class will teach you the Dhyanna Technique, a method Deanna developed for resculpturing your body. You’ll also learn keys about nutrition and detoxification for health and weight loss, and receive tools to help you shift your attitude about your body. You'll also learn about nutrition and detoxification for health and weight loss, and receive tools to help you shift your attitude about your body, learning to loe it and feel comfortable with it.

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