Holistic Nutrition

Essential - Nourishing - Practical

Where ancient wisdom meets modern science to nourish your body and mind.

"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."

This quotation is credited to Hippocrates and is as valid today as it was in ancient times. Our food contains the fundamental elements and basic building blocks to support our bodies. From the moment we are conceived to the day we die, we rely upon food to nourish us.
Nutrition is the foundation of our health. So simple a truth, yet so often overlooked by conventional medicine. It’s rarely discussed at home or school. Everyone agrees that we need good nutrition, but so, so many people have no idea what that means or how to achieve it.

Good nutrition is vital for normal growth and development, maintenance of our cells, detoxification processes, and a healthy brain and nervous system. It is necessary for our health, longevity, and quality of life. The knowledge of good nutrition and healthy eating empowers us to take responsibility for our own health and the health of our families. This can translate into fewer doctor’s visits, potentially longer life, and increased quality of life.

This class series is appropriate for the beginner as well as the advanced student. It covers the basics of good nutrition and more. We include a discussion of traditional foodways as well as the science of nutrition.

Classes in the Holistic Nutrition Course:
  • Concepts in Nutrition
  • The Six Basic Nutrients
  • Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins
  • Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Specific Dietary Approaches


Support Materials

access to the extensive presentation slides by Phyllis D. Light


16.5 hours of teaching


Certificate included
(see more below)

Pay Once = One Year Access

1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss

This is for you if you...

want to definitively understand the major nutrients and food sources of each.
want to know about traditional foodways as well as the science of nutrition.
want to learn how to apply this sound advice while not breaking the bank! (Phyllis teaches from real, practical experience!)

Upon completion, you will...

be better able to identify when an ailment is caused by a nutrient deficiency or needs help from herbs.
understand the effects of nutrient deficiencies or excesses.
be able to help yourself, family, friends and clients from a much more holistic perspective.


Phyllis D. Light, MA 

As 4th generation herbalist, Phyllis started with lessons from her grandmother who taught from her Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for 30+ years. She is the author of Southern Folk Medicine and co-author of Traditional Western Herbalism Pulse Evaluation.

Certificate Included

  • How to Get a Certificate

    • Complete course materials
    • Pass the test with a grade of 70% or better
    • Save or print your certificate!

    Available with subscription and individual course purchases.

  • Accreditation hours

    This course is a total of 23.1 accredited hours
    • 23.1 hours Nutrition and Medical Terminology

    *Please check with your accrediting agency whether they will accept accredited hours or certificates from the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism
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Holistic Nutrition

All the herbs in the world (or pharmaceuticals for that matter) if the body does not have the basic materials to build and repair.

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