Enrolment onto our distance learning February 2020 intake for our Nutritional Therapy Diploma closes soon - don't miss out, click the Apply button now! Read more
Food as Fuel. A free bite-sized video series on food and the science of nutrition, brought to you by ION. Penultimate episode out 21st February. Read more
Our NTSAC course gives a solid grounding in the science related to nutrition. Find out how it helped Sue by watching her video. Read more
Learn how to appraise functional tests and use them judiciously in clinical practice Read more
Professor Linus Pauling, PhD, Nobel laureate
The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) was founded in 1984 by Patrick Holford with the support of twice Nobel Prize winner Professor Linus Pauling.____________________________
ION is a higher education institution. Established for thirty-five years ION is one of the most respected training bodies of its kind in Europe.Our flagship Nutritional Therapy diploma courses educate students to become registered Nutritional Therapists on accredited professional qualification programmes. We champion our graduates and the wider nutrition and healthcare industry with our professional CPD courses. Our nutrition clinic, food education days and magazine Optimum Nutrition support the public to make a positive impact on their lives with food.
For over 30 years the Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course has combined the latest theoretical knowledge from the science of nutrition with “real-world” clinical training to help you build an in-depth understanding of the role that nutrition plays in relation to human health and wellbeing.
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Learn how to take case histories more quickly and pinpoint more easily the biochemical imbalances leading to disease in your clients. Read more
Join special guests from across the world of nutrition including Patrick Holford, Heather Rosa, Jenny Tschiesche and Clemmie Macpherson at this lively and informative event Read more
This lively day will provide you with an introduction to the kegotenic diet and how to follow it safely. Read more
Whether you’re an elite athlete or go to the gym once a week, your body requires fuel when you exercise. We look at exactly what foods you should be eating and when Read more
Chris says: “The oatcakes of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire are soft and almost like crêpes...Here’s my recipe, which uses yeast rather than the baking powder typically used by commercial producers.” Read more
We chat to Chris Young, coordinator of the Real Bread Campaign, about the goals of this initiative, the meaning of ‘Real Bread’, and the ways in which we can get involved. Read more