The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is a higher education institution that trains registered nutritional therapists on fully accredited professional qualification programmes.
Founded in by 1984 by Patrick Holford with the support of twice Nobel Prize winner Dr Linus Pauling, ION has been successfully training nutritional therapists for more than 30 years and is recognised as one of the most respected training bodies of its kind in Europe.
Through all our activities we promote the principles of optimum nutrition as complementary to orthodox medicine, focusing on prevention of disorders through healthy eating and reducing reliance on remedial medicine.
Through our work and as a charity we can increase awareness and provide evidenced based information to the public on the benefits of nutrition to health and wellbeing.
We do this in a number of ways:
ION is a forward-looking institution and our dedicated, expert team are continuously looking for new ways to deliver our services. We currently work across multiple platforms, enabling us to work with and train people from around the globe, not just those based in the UK.
Visit our courses, our e-learning and our teaching team pages.
Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course Nutritional Therapy Science Access Course Academic faculty