About our holistic cooking course


Hi, my name is Roger Green and I am the Director of Academy Healing Nutrition, established for over 35 years. Over this time, I have met thousands of students willing to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and health. Our holistic nutrition course change lifestyle and diet to improve your health and wellbeing. Much more than a cooking course, this implies a life change taking responsability for your own wellbeing


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Let’s ask a question.

What is holistic nutrition?

Our Holistic Health Practitioner program draws on Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and cultures of longevity to teach students a “food as medicine” approach to health.

What does it take to master self-healing?  How can we live a long vital life without pain, ailments and degenerative disease? At the Academy, we teach important life skills that allow you to:

  • cultivate a balanced mental attitude 
  • develop adaptability 
  • master food as medicine
  • embrace the mind and body connection
  • connect with a supportive lifestyle 
  • find your community, soul group and life purpose 
  • study ancient teachings and modern science
  • integrate practical skills for daily life 

“He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty”
~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Drawing on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Taoist tonic herbalism, Ayurveda, Blue Zone diets, modern nutritional breakthroughs and our practical cooking classes, we provide an in-depth and flexible approach focused on an individual’s constitutional and health needs. We aim to get you in touch with your own healing ability, intuition and wisdom.

There is NO dogma, fads, extremes, or calorie counting.

This is self-mastery. This is how we become truly free human beings.

We tackle health issues, cultural trends and myths and empower our graduates are empowered with clarity, willpower and passion to achieve their life’s goals and ambitions. We have lively in-house trainings, a rare occurrence in this day and age of so many online programs.  Our cooking classes create a fun, hands-on forum for experiencing the healing effects of the Longevity Diet across several platforms: sensorial, emotional, intellectual, and social.

If you’re ready to feel better, look younger, regain your health and vitality and qualify as a nutrition and lifestyle coach who can make a difference in this world, then you’re ready for Academy Healing Nutrition!

Life is a transformative process‚ a process of cultivation, experience and refinement. When we learn new ideas with practical applications, they gradually replace the negative patterns that previously led to illness and separation from the flow of life.

The Academy is one of the longest established, and most comprehensive, natural healing curriculums in the world, with branches in London and Prague. It has been well crafted and refined over 35 years.
We teach a wide range of topics, from ancient traditions to new frontiers in nutrition, all grounded by our practical cooking classes.

Holistic Health Practitioner program

Our Holistic Health Practitioner program teaches students:

• An introduction to Natural Healing
• The ingredients of the Longevity Diet
• Cooking with the ingredients of the    Longevity Diet
• Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine and food energetics
• Learning about constitutional body types
• Being your own doctor
• Health Assessment
• The Barefoot Doctor techniques
• Home remedies
• Taoist tonic herbalism
• Superfood elixirs and medicinal mushrooms
• Cutting edge supplements
• Principles of a longevity lifestyle
• Meditation, massage, body work and exercises
• Counseling and cultivating client rapport
• Business development

“As a health-supportive private chef for the past decade, I thought I was ‘in the know’ in terms of the healing properties of food and overall diet. But after just two weekends in the Academy of Healing Nutrition course, my work as a chef has been enhanced tenfold. I wish I had done this program years ago.”~ Carlin, NYC graduate

Healing Nutrition:

Food as Medicine

Food affects our ability to maintain a healthy weight, regulate our moods, prevent the loss of vital life force and recover from disease. A balanced diet promotes harmony in all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Therein lies the essence of the Longevity Diet. It is healing and rejuvenating, grounded in simple, whole, nutrient-rich foods. It is a deeply nourishing, combining time-honored culinary traditions supported by scientific research.

Cooking classes topics include: the proper preparation of foods * seasonal menu planning * knife skills * the truth about fats and oils * cooking with sea vegetables * strengthening soups and stocks * dietary guidelines and dangers * cleanse, detox and rebuild * rejuvenating tonics and teas * probiotic foods and recipes * the Kitchen Pharmacy * the Whole Soy Story * fortifying breakfast recipes * wholesome desserts * cooking with Chinese longevity herbs * superfood elixirs * how to be a successful vegetarian and vegan * how to use animal foods * how to eat for your constitutional body type * how to adapt diets to individual needs * strategies for family meals * time saving ideas.

Feast on all the wonderful healing recipes and special dishes prepared in class!

Students also receive our extensive recipe workbooks.

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Philosophy, Healing

and Longevity


Learn the principles of natural healing and longevity. Discover Traditional Chinese Medicine. Understand the healing wisdom of food energetics. Learn how to apply Yin, Yang, and Five Element Theory, the ancient science of Ayurveda medicine, and cutting edge Western nutrition.

Topics include: characteristics of Traditional Diets * an East/West comparison * the Cultures of Longevity * Dr. Weston Price theories * Longevity Diet concepts * recovery from serious illness * an exploration of Taoist philosophy * modern Macrobiotics and Ayurvedic medicine * the behavioral impacts of foods * Dietary Therapy * digestion * practical ways to conquer sugar and other cravings * Food Energetics * The Three Treasures * Yin and Yang theory * The Doctrine of Signatures * the power of flavor * acid and alkaline balance * healing foods for common ailments * home remedies * cutting edge longevity supplements and how they work.

Health Assessment

Learn time-tested health assessment skills. Discover intriguing diagnostic tools that will help you pinpoint the best actions to facilitate healing. Develop the facility to diagnose any state of energy imbalance. Detailed discussion, self-guided tests and course materials will enable you to master and practice these effective techniques.

Topics include: learning to assess your own condition * discovering your constitutional body type * identifying the stages of illness and development of spirit * recognizing signs and symptoms * understanding the Four Examinations; Tongue and Face Diagnosis; the Body Landscape; the Eight Traditional Questions and Patterns; the Four Deficiencies; the Seven Emotions * investigating the organs and their pathologies * exploring Qi and the environment * learning Ayurvedic health assessment * rooting ourselves in the Bigger Picture.

"By observing myself‚ others and their diseases are revealed to me. By observing symptoms, one gathers knowledge about internal disturbances."~Nei Ching, Ancient Chinese Text of Internal Medicine

Training in Mind/Body Techniques

Expand your knowledge and skills in holistic methods. Experience techniques that will empower you to enrich your overall sense of wellbeing. Learn body-centered practices to help strengthen the food-body-spirit connection. Discover safe, effective, mind/body practices to share with your clients.

Mind/Body topics includeEmpty Mind * Waking the Tiger * Ayurvedic cleansing techniques * chakra energy * Do-In exercise program * ginger compress treatment * moxa treatments * Shiatsu massage * acupressure points * aromatherapy * hot and cold compresses * yogic breath * visualization, affirmations and healing Meditations.

Health can be defined as a state of balance and harmony in body and mind. Illness, in contrast, arises when mind and body have fallen out of balance.

Career Development

As a graduate of the Academy Healing Nutrition, not only will you have the power to heal yourself, you’ll have the tools to coach others through their step-by-step transition to a longer, healthier life. A health coach is a master of communicating how to achieve habit change. When clients are ready to make a shift, you can guide and keep them motivated for a lasting result. Health Coaching is one of the most exciting industries to be in and it is emotionally, spiritually and financially rewarding.

Career Development topics: creating your mission and life purpose * defining your business identity * goal setting and action planning.

Building Your Practice

There’s never been a better time to practice Healing Nutrition. As a Health Coach, you can build your own distinct practice, grounded in your own unique talents, creativity, and knowledge. You will be qualified to coach your clients in these powerful practices which bring them sustained good health and energy.

Additionally, you will offer your clients encouraging motivation in their transition to the Longevity Diet, support in dismantling negative habits, and guidance in soul-nurturing life-style techniques. Specific services you might decide to offer include:

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  • A Complete Dietary Assessment and Personalized Health Plan
  • Healing Recipes and Remedies for: mood, focus, energy, beauty, PMS, menopause, IBS, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, weight loss, cravings, candida, cancer prevention and remission, insomnia, allergies, skin ailments and more
  • Menu Planning Techniques
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Group Workshops
  • Health Food Store Tours
  • Creating a Kitchen Detox

Topics include: The Elements of a 3/6/9-Month Coaching Program * How to Build and Sustain Your Practice * How to Create an Effective Counseling Relationship * Establishing Rapport * Home Remedies and Natural Prescriptions * Marketing Strategies * Signature Stories * Pricing Strategies * How to Turn a Contact into a Client * How to Attract and Retain Clientele

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You’ll also receive: training in preparing client record forms and questionnaires * worksheets * legal disclaimers * hundreds of recipes * creative and nourishing meal plans

Upon completion of this program and graduation, you will receive your Holistic Health Coach certificate. In addition, you will qualify to obtain accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and from other associations around the world.

The Academy’s faculty have an average of 35 years of experience in health education and coach. We were among the first trainings to establish the following professional practices:

Take the next Step! We look forward to your joining us.

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- New York - 

East 53rd Street
Between 2nd - 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10022

Subway at 51st/53rd/Lexington:
6 E M trains

Phone: 1.646.812.0091

In house training starts October each year
Online training available

- London - 

Phone: +44 (0) 77079 74508

Website: www.academyhealingnutrition.uk

In house training starts March each year
Online training available

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