Program: MH and Natural Health Consultant

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  • Delve into case studies & health strategies
  • Learn the science of herbal medicine-making
  • Acquire techniques for setting up your new office & working with clients
  • Enhancing your research & studies utilizing the resources in the “Tool Kit”
  • …and Hang out in the Student Lounge, Herb Garden, or even check out the Bulletin Board!
    There’s a lot to learn and do right here at Genesis School of Natural Health!

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  • Study Group Schedule
  • Links for Ordering Books
  • Student Supplement Account Opportunities
  • Recommended Reading
  • Information on Electrol Dermal Testing (EDS/EAV)

Newest Class Notes: Menstruum & Math for Herbalists

The addition of professional Master Herbalist program to your NHC program is perfect for a well-rounded education in natural health studies. 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.  

This program makes you eligible to apply for Board Certification with The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board.

Requirements include 15 books/manuals, 2 projects, 1 DVD, and 3 online classes. Estimated time to complete this program is 24 months. 57 credit hours/912 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. A Student Profile and picture is required for your student folder.


  1. The Test Questions are in a PDF format – it will not let you enter the answers but, you may print the test and fill in the answers for your personal files. Just download the test and either read from your computer or print so you can fill in the answer sheet.
  2. The Test Answer Sheet is in a word document format that mac or pc computers can open. Download this document – it is where you will type in your answers, save, and email the answer sheet to Megan Lackey:


You may sign up for class at any time during your studies. Classes are offered every other month and you only need to attend once but may join a class more than once. Most classes last about 2 hours.

SG10 Functional Anatomy 
Class Notes: Functional Anatomy
Study Group Schedule

SG22 Client Case Studies #3 & #4 

  1. Karen – Case Study  
  2. Cole – Case Study
    Study Group Schedule

Quarterly Online Class
Teacher’s choice online class! These classes are optional and are limited to the first 25 students that sign up. Classes will be recorded and added to the student resource pages for those unable to attend.


Estimated Time: 6 months

A student profile and picture is required for your student folder. All information is confidential. Having goals and a mission will help you stay focused!
Download: Student Profile  


Botany in a Day (6th edition/2013)
by Thomas J. Elpel

  1. G415: Test Questions: Botany
  2. G415: Answer Sheet: Botany

Never Be Sick Again
by Raymond Francis (2002)

  1. G300: Test Questions: Never Sick
  2. G300: Answer Sheet: Never Sick

Nutrition & Health
by Sharlene Peterson

  1. G200: Nutrition & Health Manual
  2. G200: Test Questions: Nutrition
  3. G200: Answer Sheet: Nutrition

Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements
by Darlene Jorgens (2019)

  1. M310 Manual: Available Soon!
  2. M310 Test Questions: Available Soon!
  3. M310 Answer Sheet: Available Soon!

SG30 Herbal Reference Project: This project will become a valuable reference guide for your office. It is a simple system that expands with your knowledge about herbs. This project can and should be started as soon as you are reading herbal books. You do not need to list every herb you have studied – include those that “spoke” to you, the herbs that when you were reading them really caught your attention as something you would want to use in your office with clients. Directions: Herbal Reference Project 


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Herbal ABC’s (2018)
Dr. Sharol Marie Tilgner
**This test and answer sheet was revised 10/20/19 – please discard previous downloads! 

  1. G350: Test Questions: Herbal ABC’s (Rvsd)
  2. G350: Answer Sheet: Herbal ABC’s (Rvsd)

Gut and Psychology Syndrome
by Dr. Natasha McBride (2010 revised ed.)

  1. G110: Test Questions: GAPS
  2. G110: Answer Sheet: GAPS
The Autoimmune Epidemic
by Donna Jackson Nakazawa (2009)
This book may have a different looking cover.
  1. G100: Test Questions: Autoimmune
  2. G100: Answer Sheet: Autoimmune

Women’s Herbs Women’s Health
by C. Hobbs and Kathi Keville (2007)

  1. G430: Test Questions: Women
  2. G430: Answer Sheet: Women 


M230 Autoimmune Diseases
We are rewriting our Autoimmune Diseases class into a manual with case studies. The manual and short test will be available soon.
  1. M230: Autoimmune Diseases Manual: Available Soon! 
  2. M230: Test Questions: Available Soon!  
  3. M230: Test Answer Sheet: Available Soon!


Estimated Time: 6 months

School of Natural Healing
by Dr. John R. Christopher

  1. G440: Test Questions: Natural Healing
  2. G440: Answer Sheet: Natural Healing 

M240 Lyme Disease Study Group
We are rewriting our Lyme disease class into a manual with case studies. The manual and short test will be available soon.
Current Class Notes: Lyme Disease

The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook
by James Green (2000)

  1. G400: Test Questions: Herbal Maker
  2. G400: Answer Sheet: Herbal Maker 

SG31 Herbal Preparation Projects
Herbal medicine making project! You will prepare one tincture and one project of choice (salve, decoction, oil infusion…).
Download Directions: Herbal Preparation Project

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  1. G460: Test Questions: Medical Herbalism
  2. G460: Answer Sheet: Medical Herbalism

“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.”


The Earthwise Herbal Repertory: The Definitive Practitioner’s Guide by Matthew Wood (2016)
  1. G470: Test Questions: Earthwise Repertory 
  2. G470: Answer Sheet: Earthwise Repertory

“Matthew Wood takes the guesswork out of the application of medicinal plants and provides an invaluable cross-reference of constitutional types, energetic categories, and specific symptoms that helps the herbalist narrow down the number of possible remedies for a specific condition.”

Basic Blood Chemistry by Sharlene Peterson
  1. M610: Basic Blood Chemistry Manual
  2. M610: Test Questions: Blood Chemistry
  3. M610: Answer Sheet: Blood Chemistry
M250 Parasites of Human Interest
We are rewriting our parasite class into a manual with case studies. The manual and short test will be available soon.
Current Class Notes: Parasites

Muscle Testing For Your Health DVD
by David J.Getoff
  1. G600: Test Questions: Muscle Testing
  2. G600: Answer Sheet: Muscle Testing


If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you may call Megan Lackey at: 775-385-3242 or use the contact form on the website.