Family Herbalist


Botanical Medicine is used in every culture in the world.  More than 80% of the worlds’ population utilize herbs to support their health and wellness.  In this Certification course we train you on the comprehension and application of herbal medicine in all aspects of your life.

From our own backyard to the greenhouse, we literally walk you thru finding these herbal treasures on our video based herb walk.  We then take you to our kitchen to involve you in our hands on “how to” training as we prepare herbal remedies.

Those from beginner to advanced will glean knowledge as we discuss the primary uses of botanicals within all age groups…babies to seniors.

Professionals working in the complementary alternative medicine (CAM) field will be able to deepen their knowledge and understanding of botanical medicine.

A & P (10 credit hours)

Recognize, understand and use terms associated with the organization of the body, positional and directional vocabulary, planes of the body, and related anatomy and physiology. Further recognize the interrelationship of body systems and their homeostasis requirements. The Human Biological Systems are a foundational “must know” to obtain successful results.

The second section trains on the Symptoms of Visceral dis-ease. Visceral: Referring to the viscera, the internal organs of the body, specifically those within the chest (as the heart or lungs) or abdomen (as the liver, pancreas or intestines). In a figurative sense, something “visceral” is felt “deep down.” It is a “gut feeling.”

Nutrition (40+ credit hours)

This is a power packed course trained by Ashley Uchtman an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate and our Founder Angie Ates.  You will discern the nutrients and HOW they fuel the body.  By pulling this knowledge all together you will be able to create Bio- Individual programs for yourself and others.

Just a snapshot of what is covered in this over 7 hours of video training: (and over 170 pages of support documents)

Amino Acids –Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. There are 20 kinds of amino acids; these have been found to have various biological and chemical functions.

  • Origins of Amino Acid Fermentation:Amino-Acid-Producing Bacteria Screening and Strain Breeding
  • What is the Amino Acid Fermentation Process?
  • Safety of Amino Acids
  • Functions and Uses of Amino Acids

Over 30 eating strategies – This information will be the cornerstone of your nutritional plans as you guide yourself and others to optimal wellness.

Delivery Systems of Nutrients – What different “delivery” options pose as beneficial or not so much.  These sections on liposomal, sucrosomal and more delivery systems will aid you in finding the “right” supplement for yourself and others.

Chemist of Man- Body & Chemical Nutrients– the fundamental understanding of the interaction of micro and macro nutrients in an isolated or companion delivery method.

Collagen  Peptide Therapy– Collagen peptides are highly bioavailable. They act as building blocks, renewing bodily tissues, such as skin, bones and joints. Discover the proper application and when therapeutic amounts are beneficial.

Water Quality– Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. Learn what waters are really “wet” and which ones are “toxic” to the body.

Air Quality– Discover the 6 levels of air quality and what you can do to protect yourself and others.

Pillars of Health (1 credit hour)

6 levels of Health Your current level of health is a perfect reflection of how your body, mind and spirit is responding to the environment and lifestyle you have created for yourself.  Determine how these levels can be adjusted and transformed to support the well being of everyone.

Pharmacology (3 credit hours)

Our Family Nurse Practitioner Debbie Evans brings her clinical integrative experience to train on drug categories.  She shares the use of prescriptions and impact on the body systems and the Nutrient deficiencies that may occur with their use.   Pathology (3 credit hours) This  module is about Top disease names discussed from an integrated medical model.  Debbie Evans – FNP-BC teaches the disease conditions and processes alongside conventional etiology theories.   

Introduction to Homotoxicology (3 credit hours)

Homotoxicology, developed by the German doctor Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, is the scientific concept behind anti-homotoxic medicine.   Understanding this concept will aid you in creating a Bio-Individual program for your client and yourself. What you will learn: The basic principles of Homotoxicology The origin and history of the 6 phase table The dynamic of a disease in the 6 phase table The principle of disease evolution

Symptoms & Solutions

NOTE- ALL Symptom Solutions modules address the Etiology, Physiology, Pathology and Psychology of the group of Symptoms. This offers you an integrative approach to creating wellness plans for yourself or your clients.

Our intention for Symptoms & Solutions is to provide you the “roadmap” and Template to discover the “underlying” issue(s) versus a Green Medicine approach. Simply put… train to learn WHY symptoms are presenting and resolve THAT issue versus bags of supplements to cover up the symptoms “naturally”!

Allergies/Sensitivities  (4 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • Nutritional Solutions for Food Sensitivities and Intolerances.
  • At Home “Sensitivity” testing at your fingertips
  • Etiology that includes the Immune system response and the Gut microbiome.
  • How antibodies are made in our Adaptive Immune System and WHY you need to know.
  • Discover how Seasonal allergies are tied to Liver – The Spring Organ and Lung – The Fall organ and the solutions for these Seasonal allergies.

Candida/Parasites/Probiotics  (5 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • 5 R’s Strategy for a successful Candida cleanse protocol
  • Candida Yeast Questionnaire and Eating Strategies
  • 10 signs of a Parasite Issues
  • Early and late stage herbs to rid the body of intestinal parasites
  • Full moon and new moon timing implications
  • Probiotics and pre bionics special uses such as the Proven Studies of using Boulardii for intestinal inflammation instead of steroid use.

Respiratory Issues  (3 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • Medical concepts integrated with holistic views
  • Bronchial remedy DIY using kitchen staples
  • Botanical remedies that work for acute care and long term care plans
  • The Most common Etiologies for the Respiratory system
  • TCM integration with mushroom therapy and ginseng differences that could mean the difference between results or damage.
  • Psychology implicated in respiratory dis-ease

Childrens Challenges & Solutions  (6 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • Sensitivity testing at home to use anytime with anyone.
  • Herbal tool kit from burns to sore throats to fevers, colic, reflux, teething and more
  • Herbal dosing for children of all ages
  • Eating strategies for a healthy child
  • How to use hydrotherapy with your child for consistent results.

Note: Request CEU Certificate in Cart - Includes Emailed Completion Certificate (Add $27)

Tools & Techniques

Our Tools and Techniques are divided into 2 categories – either a “finding the cause tool” or a Therapy technique. These serve as an introduction into clinical practice as we provide the C.A.R.E road map to integrating the knowledge for practical use now.

Each module offers a Directed research practicum providing clinical hands on experience. The quantitative reasoning approach from over 20 different experienced Practitioners will provide you with the varied data analysis you need for success.

Aromatherapy  (6 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • Skin type carriers
  • Dilution rates and WHY it matters
  • Safe oil for children and pregnancy
  • Therapeutic uses for circulation, emotional balancing and more
  • Caution oils

Detoxification Methods (6 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • Toxic overload facts and stats
  • Etiology and Pathology of toxins and our body
  • Immune system response
  • How extracellular matrix impacts a true cleanse
  • TH1 and TH2 Lymphocytes and how this impacts your detox
  • Phase 1 & 2 detoxification pathways and their implication in MTHFR
  • Emotional detoxification and it WILL happen!
  • Working with a clearing reactions and why they happen
  • Over 15 detox and cleanse methods discussed
  • The “R’s” of detoxing and how to implement their use
  • Support remedies using color therapy, herbs, flower remedies, sound therapy and more

Enzyme Therapy (4 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • The course teaches on the importance of enzymes in nutrition their classifications
  • Sources of Enzymes within the body systems and their activity
  • Using Enzymes in an interactive wellness plan
  • Digestive vs proteolytic enzyme therapy
  • Optimal pH range for breakdown of substrates

Flower remedies (8 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • To classify the 7 emotional groups alongside their support remedy when creating a wellness plan.
  • Clinical use questionnaire to involve the client in their first step of emotional healing
  • How to make your own flower remedy
  • At a glance body mapping with flower remedies
  • Symptoms and their remedy solutions…teeth grinding…lower back pain and more

Herbology 1 (5 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • History of herbs as botanical medicine
  • Remedy approaches by body systems
  • Physiological herbal actions
  • Classification of medicinal plants
  • Relate types of herbs to the system they most affect
  • Nutritional Herbology- using Kitchen spices

Herbology 2 (5 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • Clinical uses -How Herbology fits within your practice
  • Join our video based Herb walk where we show you in the wild what herbs are growing around us
  • How to use the different applications of herbs and WHY some are better than others
  • Create herbal blends and products, from ointments to fomentations with our hands on approach as you join us in the kitchen
  • Create and use herbal remedies for women, babies, and children, including natural remedies for common problems such as colic and diaper rash

Hydrotherapy (Bathology)  (3 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • Scientific evidence based abstract based on the Effects of hydrotherapy on various systems of the body.
  • Homemade Oxygen bath recipes for you to create your own spa treatments
  • Therapies using compresses and fomentations and kitchen spices
  • Herbal baths and their therapeutic uses for multiple imbalances
  • How to utilize steam, ice and hot / cold therapy to benefit the client.

Introduction to Mycology (3 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • Identification and Antifungal Susceptibility of Medically Important Fungi
  • A Global Look at Mycology and the Antifungal therapies from around the world
  • Mycoses-Clinical Groupings for Fungal Infections

Introduction to Gemmotherapy  (3 credit hours)

Gemmotherapy is a therapeutic method which uses plant bud extracts and other embryonic vegetal tissues, freshly harvested from the growing plant. Raw material is prepared by maceration in a mix of water, glycerin, and alcohol.  We discuss over 80 “gems” in this module and their symptoms.

Herbal First Aid (3 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • This course contains valuable emergency health care information from Heart Attack, Asthma and Seizure “jumper cable” methods of support
  • How to customize your own Natural First Aid Kit.
  • Medicinal Food Applications for first aid care
  • Kitchen spices that work in acute care situations
  • Table salt for poison ivy…and so much more

MRT/Kinesiology  (8 credit hours)

A useful course concerning the art of muscle testing for dietary and nutritional needs.

Content: Muscle testing for optimal wellness, procedures before starting the muscle test assessment, how to muscle test, anatomical testing points, things to know, testing kits and supplements, complementary assessment and therapy tools.

What will you learn:

  • The biblical connection with MRT
  • 10 life applications for MRT
  • Science based theory of MRT / Kinesiology
  • 6 kinds of MRT and when to use them
  • The history of the Pendulum and Dowsing
  • How to use a pendulum and dowsing methods
  • Test points on the body and how to integrate into your practice or at home
  • 3 techniques to support a person balanced Polarity
  • 5 stages of a Nutrient Deficiency and why that matters
  • What can interfere with MRT/Kinesiology
  • What is the Question to state…not ask.

TCM-Eastern Medicine  (7 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • 12 main meridians and WHY you should utilize them with yourself or others
  • Applying the the Seasons of TCM into your wellness plans
  • Considerations of the 5 elements and organ relationships when choosing a supplement
  • Emotional Psychology and its impact on the health model.

The Business of Natural Health Consultations  (3 credit hours)

What will you learn:

  • Health consulting and Business skills
  • Tools to aid your success during a consultation -Signs & Symptoms Survey, Adrenal Fatigue Survey and Candida Assessment
  • How to – video based- I show you how to ask the questions during a consult
  • Fundamentals of how your office space presents

Ayurvedic Medicine (5 credit hours)

Discovering the key concepts of the Philosophy, Principles and Practices of Ayurveda.

What will you learn:

  • The physical, physiological, psychological aspects of Constitutional typing in Ayurveda.
  • Integrating Aromatherapy, Color therapy, and Chakra Balancing with Doshas balancing
  • Understanding the Food Guidelines and constitutional Kitchari Recipes
  • 6 tastes and 5 elements and how they apply to creating wellness plans