MH and NHC

alfalfaDouble-Diploma Program
Master Herbalist & Natural Health Consultant, M.H. & N.H.C.

A powerful combination exists in this double-diploma. A Natural Health Consultant is someone who uses all available information on lifestyle, health background, diet, and health challenges to determine the needs of men, women, and children. Herbs have a primary role in correcting imbalances in most offices. As a Master Herbalist you will be fully prepared to meet the challenges your clients are facing.

Our online instructor-led Case Studies are both unique and valuable. They will help prepare you for the critical thinking skills needed to make appropriate choices and recommendations. The Functional Anatomy study group is designed to give you an understanding of how the body systems work as a whole unit and what our body systems require to function properly.

“I think that this was a great boost! It really helps to go over everything point by point! Now I am putting the puzzle pieces into a semblence of the big picture:) Today’s class has me excited for the Herbal Reference Project.” – student response after her first Case Study class

This Herbal Project was prepared by Darlene Jorgens. She went above and beyond our expectations and we suspect she approaches all areas of life with the same focus and excellence. Herbal Preparation Projects SG31 – 2 Comfrey

Requirements include 13 books, 3 projects, and 6 Study Groups. Estimated time to complete this program is 24 months. 60 credit hours/960 study hours. The estimated time is a guideline. It is possible to finish much earlier if you have the time to devote to your studies. Some students will need to extend the time by several months.

Tuition Paid in Full: $2,400.00 (includes $150 non-refundable application fee).

Installments: $2,500.00 ($150 non-refundable application fee as a down payment and $117.50 per month for 20 months).



Phase One Studies
Estimated Time: 6 months

G110 Gut & Psychology Syndrome
G210 Anatomy & Physiology
G300 Disease Prevention
G310 Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs
SG10 Study Group: Functional Anatomy
(Homework: Our Body at Work)
SG20 Study Group: Nutrition
(Homework: Nutrition & Health)

Phase Three Studies
Estimated Time: 6 months

G450 Chinese Medicine & Herbs
G440 Properties & Formulas
G460 Medical Herbalism
SG22 Study Group: Client Case Studies
(Homework: Client Profiles #2)

Phase Two Studies
Estimated Time: 6 months

G400 Herbal Preparations
SG31 Herbal Preparation Projects
G420 Men & Herbs
G430 Women & Herbs
SG30 Herbal Reference Project
SG21 Study Group: Client Case Studies
(Homework: Client Profiles #1)

Phase Four Studies
Estimated Time: 6 months

G610 Blood Chemistry
G600 Kinesiology
G800 Business Book
SG23 Study Group: Autoimmune
SG25 Study Group: Parasites
SG80 Business Building Project
(Homework: Open for Business)

Phase One Studies 

gaps G110 Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, Schizophrenia by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride: The GAPS Nutritional Protocol will help you with all digestive disorders, autoimmune disease, eating disorders, epilepsy, failure to thrive, childhood disease, problems with development, and much more”.
G210-anatomy G210 Anatomy and Physiology by Ross and Wilson 11th OR 12th edition: Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by over 400 extensive clear, colour illustrations. Carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text which omits the unnecessary detail that can confuse the student new to the subject.
neversick G300 Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis (2002): This is a book that everyone (including your clients) should read. There is only One Disease: Malfunctioning cells. All cell malfunction can be reduced to Two Causes: Deficiency and Toxicity. By addressing the Two Causes through the Six Pathways (Nutrition, Toxin, Psychological, Physical, Genetic, Medical) almost all disease can be prevented or reversed.
natphysician G310 The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies by Mark Stengler (2010): Herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathics… It is a great reference book and will provide you with the base knowledge needed for your program. Mark Stengler is a naturopathic physician with extensive experience practicing and studying natural therapies.
girl-books Student Profile (required before entering into Study Groups): The questions in the profile focus on your goals, work history, strengths and weaknesses, talents and gifts, learning stlye and other items that will help us determine your needs. We will also need a photograph for your student file.
man-computer SG10 Functional Anatomy Study Group: 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting
Required Reading: Download “Our Body at Work”
This class is primarily focused on function. We will discuss what takes place in the body as a whole and answer questions like: How does the function of the liver affect sex hormones? How does the removal of the gallbladder affect fat-soluble vitamins? What minerals are required for thyroid function?
girl-computer SG20 Nutrition & Health Study Group: 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting
We will be discussing and clarifying the nutritional information you have been studying during this phase and how it applies to you and your future clients.


Phase Two Studies 

herbalmaker G400 The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook by James Green (2000): A practical manual and informative guide on the basic preparation of herbal medicines. It includes very detailed recipes and instructions. James Green covers growing, gathering, drying, curing, and how to make extracts, glycerites, salves, lotions, elixirs, and much more!
herbproject SG31 Herbal Preparation Projects – Learning how to use fresh or dried herbs and a few simple ingredients to create your own formulas will spark your creativity and confidence. You will be able to choose the 2 projects that interest you the most.
maleherbal G420 The Male Herbal by James Green (2nd Ed. 2007): Great recommendations for/about men and boys and the tools they need to create or maintain physical and emotional health. One of the tools he offers is based on a constitutional model. Are you a Monarch, Seer or a Warrior? This book emphasizes prevention and health with sensitivity and wisdom.

G430 Women’s Herbs Women’s Health by Christopher Hobbs and Kathi Keville: A valuable sourcebook for understanding hormones, mood disorders, PMS, menstruation and anemia, vaginal and urinary tract infections, cervical dysplasia, endometriosis, fibroids and cycts, menopause, and more. They define the conditions and explain the medical approaches but they also offer suggestions for natural healing through diet, lifestyle, supplements, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy.


book-plant SG30 Herbal Reference Project: This study-group project will become a valuable reference guide for your office. It is a simple system that expands with your knowledge about herbs. The same system can be used with supplements and homeopathics.
girl-study SG21 Study Group – Client Case Studies : 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting
Required Reading: Download “Client Profiles #1
During our study groups you will learn how to determine which questions to ask and how to determine what your client needs. Your homework will include all the information that is known about a specific person. During class we will talk about how to use the information, what additional questions you would like to ask, and what should be done for the client.

Phase Three Studies 

jeremyross G450 A Clinical Materia Medica, 120 Herbs in Western Use, Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine by Jeremy Ross: The Clinical Materia Medica discusses the properties, actions, and uses for 120 herbs. With over 700 herb pairs (comparing herbs for Chinese syndromesand herb pairs for western disorders) this is an extensive and valuable book.
Talk to us before ordering, we will lead you to the best pricing.
drChristopher G440 School of Natural Healing (Centennial OR 15th Edition) by Dr. John R. Christopher: This book is worth every penny! It contains an in-depth study of over 100 herbs complete with medicinal and therapeutic actions, multiple formulations for each herb, case histories, preparation, dosage, administration and much more. If you are familiar with the supplements Dr. Christopher’s Formulas, you will appreciate that is edition contains all of his formulas.
Note: Talk to us before ordering, we will lead you to the best pricing.
G460-medicalherbalism G460 Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman (2003): Medical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications.

SG22 Study Group – Client Case Studies : 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting

Required Reading: Download “Client Profiles #2 During our study groups you will learn how to determine which questions to ask and how to determine what your client needs. Your homework will include all the information that is known about a specific person. During class we will talk about how to use the information, what additional questions you would like to ask, and what should be done for the client.


Phase Four Studies 

blood G610 Blood Chemistry Manual  by Sharlene Peterson, download: Blood tests primarily show patterns. Your clients will often bring a copy of their blood tests and on occasion you may suggest they get one. This manual is a compilation from several sources to help determine which nutritional substances or diet changes may be needed.
G600-muscletesting G600 The Ultimate Healing System, Illustrated Guide to Muscle Testing and Nutrition by Donald Lepore (1998): A comprehensive guide to biokinesiology and nutritional therapy. The Lepore Technique includes therapy with vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and homeopathic remedies. This easy-to-understand, fully-illustrated guide is a must for anyone interested in alternative healing.
G800-business G800 Starting a Business as a Natural Health Consultant Kay K. Larson (2011): Kay K. Larson This books covers the basics in many topics such as credentials, legal issues, malpractice insurance, forms, assessment systems, marketing, compliance, appointment structuring, the two things never to do with a new client and much more. NOTE: Order from – they have the right version and it is about $18.00. Some site are listing some other version and asking $50-70!

SG23 Study Group: Autoimmune Diseases  1.5 hours using GoToMeeting

With dozens of diseases now categorized as autoimmune this is an important study. It is vital that natural health professionals explore the many paths that may lead to a dysfunctional immune system.


SG25 Study Group: Human Parasites of Interest 

Parasites are very common. A quick internet search for detox formulas and parasite formulas will bring up thousands of websites with many claims. But what is a parasite? We will explore the most common species of parasites and discuss the remedies as well as how to heal the damage that they cause.


SG80 Business Building Project

Required Reading: Download “Business Package”
The book you read has some good ideas but I am also going to share with you what has worked in my office. We have several downloads to help with the many details of building a business. These downloads include topics such as inventory, business software, decisions for social marketing, client symptom forms, follow-up protocols and more.

Double Diploma Program: Master Herbalist & Natural Health Consultant

Tuition Paid in Full: $2,400.00 (includes $150 non-refundable application fee).

Installments: $2,500.00 ($150 non-refundable application fee as a down payment and $117.50 per month for 20 months).