Nutrition & Diet

Nutrition and DietHow we eat effects our physical, emotional and spiritual health.  Normandale's diet and nutrition courses are taught by experts in nutrition, naturopathic medicine, and other holistic modalities.

Holistic Nutrition Certificate

This certificate focuses on real nutrition to nourish the body, mind and spirit. It answers questions such as: Which foods are highest in particular nutrients and how do they function in the body? What are the seven most deficient nutrients in the American diet? How does the nutrient value of wild foods compare to that of marketed foods? When do nutritional supplements become advisable? Which nutrients support good mood, nervous calm, immunity, bone density, sound sleep, and endocrine function? You can sign up for one or all of the courses. Register for all classes to earn the certificate or take individual classes. 

Traditional Diets and the Modern-American Diet (Part 1 & 2)
This class will focus on the hunter-forager diets of indigenous peoples compared to the modern-American diet and federal dietary recommendations. The seven major nutrient deficiencies of the modern-American diet will also be reviewed.

Macronutrients (Part 1 & 2)

This class will explore the four major macronutrients-water, protein, lipids (fats), and carbohydrates.

Vitamins (Part 1 & 2)

This class will discuss individual vitamins and how they nourish the whole person. Quasivitamins-compounds recognized as vitamins by some nations other than the U.S.A. (vitamins B13, T, and U-will also be covered).


This class will discuss individual minerals, major food sources, supplemental forms, and optimal amounts.

Healing Applications of Nutrition

This class will focus on how particular foods and supplements can be utilized to support health in the face of serious challenges such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, depression, anxiety, insomnia, endocrine issues, and bone density.

Register for the Holistic Nutrition Certificate or individual classes