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Clinical Nutritionist Course Reading list

(Depending on where you purchase your books, the average costs can range from $400 - $600 for the full program. We recommend shopping on or to ensure you find the lowest prices.)


(Purchasing textbooks can be expensive. Before purchasing, please check your public library system and/or interlibrary loan at your local college. You may be able to rent textbooks throughout the duration of your studies.)

  • Neuroscience (3rd edition) by Sinauer Associates, Incorporated.  ISBN 0878937250
  • Human Biology (13th edition) by Mader & Windelspecht. ISBN 0073525480
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology by Elaine N. Marieb and Katja N. Hoehn. ISBN 0321743261

(The following Herbology textbooks can be purchased when you start module 3)

  • Culpeper's Complete Herbal by Nicholas Culpeper.  ISBN  0572002033
  • PDR for Herbal Medicines by PDR Staff and Medical Economics Staff.  ISBN  1563632926
  • The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs by Mark Arnold Blumenthal, Bernd Wollschlaeger and Joseph Blumenthal.  ISBN  3131323914

Reference Books
(These books are not mandatory to purchase. However, they will provide to you excellent references for your practice. The books listed in bold are highly recommended.)

  • The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton.  ISBN 1401923119
  • Peak Performance Bible: How to Look Great, Feel Great, and Perform Better in the Gym, at Work, and in Bed by Earl Mindell.  ISBN 0743204379
  • Dr. Earl Mindell's Natural Remedies for 101 Ailments by Earl Mindell.  ISBN 1591200288
  • Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century by Hester Mundis and Earl Mindell.  ISBN 0446607029
  • Powerful Therapy for Challenging Brain Disorders by David Perlmutter.  ISBN  0963587412
  • Natural Detoxification: The Complete Guide to Clearing Your Body of Toxins by Jacqueline Krohn and Frances Taylor.  ISBN  0881791873
  • Revitalize Your Hormones: Dr. Dale's 7 Steps to a Happier, Healthier, and Sexier You by Theresa Dale.  ISBN  0471655554
  • Transform Your Emotional DNA: Understanding the Blueprint of Your Life by Theresa Dale.  ISBN  0965294765
  • Your Body Can Talk: Learning to Listen to What Your Body Knows and Needs by Susan L. Levy and Carol Lehr.  ISBN 0934252688
  • Juice Fasting and Detoxification: Use the Healing Power of Fresh Juice to Feel Young and Look Great by Steve Meyerowitz.  ISBN  1878736655
  • Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price.  ISBN  0879838167
  • The Raw Truth: The Art of Preparing Living Foods by Jeremy Safron.  ISBN  1587611724
  • The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M., II Campbell.  ISBN  1932100385
  • Rational Phytotherapy: A Reference Guide for Physicians and Pharmacists by Rudolf Hänsel, Mark Blumenthal, V. E. Tyler and Volker Schulz.  ISBN  3642074065
  • Botanical Medicine: Efficacy, Quality Assurance, and Regulation by Daniel Eskinazi.  ISBN  0585277982

Other references

  • Medical Encyclopedia Online:
  • Balancing Body Chemistry: (This document is part of your online training.) You will learn specific education about various blood and urine chemistry tests, optimum reference ranges used for nutritional evaluation. 
  • Optimal Reference Range Chart: (This document is part of your online training.) Please email admissions ( to obtain a copy.

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