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Alternative Health Courses – Some Training Options

Posted on June 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

Programs like iridology, herbal therapy, reflexology, massage and Reiki are all popular forms of alternative health courses available today. Though each educational program varies in length and curriculum, some of these alternative health classes can be completed in as little time as a few weeks.

For instance, if you are interested in taking alternative health courses in iridology, these holistic health programs are commonly offered through weekend workshops or seminars; and can be completed over the course of three weekends. Alternative health programs in iridology focus primarily on the study of the iris; including instruction on the history of iridology, iris photography, anatomy and physiology, topographic iris mapping, and more. Students pursuing education in iridology have the potential to earn certification as a professional iridologist, and will have gained essential skills to identify specific markers on the iris which may indicate health problems. More of a diagnostic practice, many alternative health courses in iridology are often complemented with herbal medicine and supplement training.

Herbal medicine training is also one of many courses that students may take as an independent study or as part of other holistic health curriculums like iridology, naturopathy, homeopathy, and Oriental medicine. Once students have successfully completed all educational requirements of an herbal medicine program, they may be eligible for entry-level positions as herbal medicine therapists, homeopathic practitioners, natural healthcare providers, or Ayurvedic therapists. Of course there are a number of alternative health courses in plant medicine that are optionally designed for the organic home gardener and home health remedies – these classes can be completed through a holistic workshop or home study program.

Reflexology instruction is commonly offered as part of alternative health education in massage therapy, or as an independent certification program. Based on the philosophies and theories of energy healing, reflexology is a touch therapy that is applied to specific pressure points on the soles of the feet, hands, and on the ears.

If you are more committed to an in-depth healing arts education, alternative health courses in massage therapy may be right for you. Massage therapy programs typically range between 300 and 500 hours, but may well exceed these training hours in more advanced curriculums. General studies involve anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and assorted massage modalities like deep tissue massage, sports massage, and Swedish massage, among others.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in learning more about alternative health options, let professional training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore alternative health courses near you.

Alternative Health Courses – Some Training Options

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Natural Health Higher Education – The Ticket to a Successful Career in the Field of Health

Posted on June 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

Would you like to create a superior and truly fulfilling career as a holistic natural health professional, helping people to become truly healthy? Can you imagine yourself helping thousands of people while living your true purpose in life? Can you picture the joy and satisfaction this would bring to you and those you care about? My doctorate degree in Health and Natural Healing has made all of that a reality in my life.

The greatest preparation for becoming a highly effective health educator, counselor and/or doctor is the personal experience gained in overcoming illness and building new health via the tenets of natural health science. I was provided with this experience. Desperately searching for a solution to a long, devastating illness (ulcerative colitis), in 1983 I discovered a Doctor of Natural Hygiene, Dr. Laurence Galant. He eventually helped me resurrect and reclaim my life without medicine. With his assistance, and my studies of several Natural Hygiene books written by Drs. Herbert M. Shelton and T. C. Fry, I learned what I consider my primary life lessons.

Upon healing and creating a new healthful lifestyle, Dr. Galant urged me to take a natural health course. I ordered a course and studied it diligently, with no other purpose than health maintenance. The foundation for my knowledge of health science was laid by my study of that course, a few books by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton and magazines by Dr. T. C. Fry. I resumed my career in environmental engineering and didn’t envision ever becoming a natural health counselor or doctor.

When I expressed to Dr. Galant my belief that there was no future for me in holistic natural health education, he said: “David, with your rare information and wisdom, some day people will be flocking to you for help-you’ll be magnetic!” Still, I could not see it. But, from the moment I began my natural healing, I had a burning passion to shout out the healing wonders of Natural Hygiene to the entire world; I wanted everyone to overcome their suffering via natural living.

That passion simmered for years and, eventually, could not be contained. After I was laid off my last engineering job in 1992, health education became my new pursuit, and in 2006 my career was capped with a Ph.D. in Natural Healing and Health. My health counseling career exploded forth via that prestigious credentials, and I have made a good living as a self-employed natural health counselor and entrepreneur, even in these tough economic times. Dr. Galant was right!

You can create a truly rewarding career as a health professional, whether in the healing arts, as an educator, counselor, doctor or a combination of these. You can help those challenged with illness to become truly healthy and free of medical other therapeutic misadventures by understanding and exploiting their own self-healing powers. You can build up your practice to a level where people are flocking to you, even in lean economic times, because you’ve earned a reputation for helping a multitude of people effectively overcome disease without shortcuts, gimmicks, products or other delusional and expensive practices. You can help them resurrect their lives and feel new joie de vivre. You can feel great about a career wherein you truly help people, serving as a model for the best that a doctor can be. (Remember: the true definition of “doctor” is “teacher”.)

If you are truly passionate about a career in the field of natural health, a proper education in health science will serve you well. You’ll be highly effective in helping people become and stay well in comparison to those who only offer medicinal remedies.

Natural Hygiene is simply the one and only science of holistic natural health. It stands alone as the proven way to help people, because it is the study and application of the biological laws of Nature. This course of study is the most empowering and yields the best results. My clients love me because I teach the truth, they get results beyond their expectations, they save bundles of money, overcome suffering and sing new songs of joy. When we learn Nature’s laws and provide our true requisites of health, we unerringly meet with healing success and create happy outcomes. Now, that’s the hallmark of a truly excellent and fulfilling career!

by David Klein, Ph.D., H.D.


What Is an Appropriate Age to Begin Certain Health Lessons in Today’s Classrooms

Posted on June 5, 2019 in Uncategorized


The topics in a health class are so different today compared to even ten years ago. Topics used to be simple and scratch the surface topics: food and nutrition, puberty, sex education, marriage, etc. The question that is being raised today is at what grade should certain topics be taught? Kids are growing up so quickly now, even though they still have an elementary school mentality. When did kids stop being young and carefree, where their biggest concern was where do we play after school, the park or the play yard, and turn into how old should I be when I have sex, or is it OK to drink and smoke cigarettes. What is the cool thing to do and at what age? Health education has taken on more scenarios that used to be appropriate at the high school level. Now more than ever, health education and societal pressures need to be brought down to the elementary level. The question is how young do we start educating our students on mature topics.

In today’s world thanks to the media, TV and music idols, the cosmetic industry and a host of other influences, kids today are beginning to learn about things at a much younger age. This becomes a conundrum for a school district. At what grade level should we begin teaching our youngsters about sex education for example? Certainly where we live can be a determinant as to when to begin such delicate topics. There are children who live in inner city areas that are becoming pregnant by the fifth grade. They are babies themselves. Let’s look at their role models. Their mothers may have gotten pregnant at a young age; there is a good possibility that there is no father. The cards they are dealt have not been kind. We can look to a suburban area and see a similar scenario. Everyone wants a boyfriend, but what does a girl have to do to have one and at what sacrifice? Parents are more of a friend to their child than a parent to their kids today. We live in an immediate gratification society. Kids want a cell phone, they get a cell phone. They want a car when they are seventeen, they get a car. It is no longer taboo to wait until you are married to have sex. Girls and boys are growing up much sooner than years past. Children will do whatever it takes to fit in. They don’t have time to be kids anymore. It seems they go from childhood to adulthood. Puberty anymore seems like the topic that has become a “let’s just touch the surface” of this subject.

It is important to begin bringing certain subjects in health down to lower grades. I know in many districts, letters are sent home to the parent if a controversial subject is going to be covered. It is a parent’s right to say no to have their son or daughter taught something that they feel their child may not understand or are too young. School districts and teachers are caught in a very precarious position. There is no doubt that Health Education has become a subject with many hot button issues that need to be covered. I would think that having these issues taught at a younger age in a tasteful manner can only lead to young adults making the right choices for themselves.