Is the NTP Program Right for You?

Is the NTP Program Right for You?


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Is the NTP Program Right for You?

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Do you find yourself being the go-to for health and nutrition advice in your friendship or family circles? Does your passion for nutrition often result in hours spent geeking out over the latest nutrition articles and scientific discoveries? Whether you’re a fitness instructor, stay-at-home parent, healthcare professional, or merely want to further your nutrition knowledge, our courses are designed for you. As a student of the NTA, you’ll gain practical, effective tools to educate and heal the world through holistic and sustainable practices in food and wellness. The global wellness industry has quickly become a lucrative trade, gaining over $4.2 trillion in profit since 2017, $702.1 billion of which fell under the category of “Healthy Eating, Nutrition and Weight Loss” (Global Wellness Institute). This statistic is projected to grow exponentially in 2019, making your career outlook promising. Your community needs your expertise as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

Can I take the program while maintaining a full-time job?

Don’t take our word for it, see what our recent Nutritional Therapy Practitioner graduate, Brittany Depies has to say,
“The program is definitely doable with a full-time job. With good time management and self discipline, you can hold a full-time job and complete the program…and still have time to have a social life.”
And Marisa Faye,
“As a health professional who develops and delivers trainings on how to prioritize individual health at work and at home, about mid-way through the program I was skeptical about my own ability to balance life, work and the NTP program. However, that’s also when things began to click in how intertwined all the curriculum is, and putting in an equal amount of time at the beginning of the program really paid off. I recommend creating a schedule, a certain number of hours each week to focus on learning, and stick to that. If you’re passionate and interested, you’ll find that studying this enriches your life rather than detracting from it.”

I haven’t been in school in several years, will I be able to keep up?

Here’s what Austin King from the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program has to say,
“Even if it’s been a while since you’ve been in school, the brain will adapt quickly to reading & remembering things. Plus if you’re passionate it will make it all the more easier!”

Are you ready to begin your journey?

Learn more about our program:

Still have some pressing questions? Speak to one of our Admissions Advisors. They’re here to help you determine if the NTP program fits your vision for your practice! You can reach them through the chat feature on the bottom right side of this page, by email NTA@nutritionaltherapy.com, or simply by calling (800)-918-9798.

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10 Garbanzo Bean Recipes: Not Just Hummus!

10 Garbanzo Bean Recipes: Not Just Hummus!


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10 Garbanzo Bean Recipes: Not Just Hummus!

10 Garbanzo Bean Recipes
Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are an inexpensive and nutrient packed option for protein. Hummus is all the rage but what about the other ways to incorporate chickpeas into a recipe? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite garbanzo bean recipes to share with you. Some come from our grads and some are from respected recipe gurus in our community. Keto-ers and AIP-ers (Autoimmune Paleo), no fear! We’ve included a couple recipe for you as well, nightshade-free and low-carb that will cure your garbanzo bean cravings.

Nutrition Facts

According to Healthline, a 1-ounce (28-gram) serving provides the following nutrients (1):

  • Calories: 46
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Folate: 12% of the RDI
  • Iron: 4% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 5% of the RDI
  • Copper: 5% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 14% of the RDI

Chickpea Veggie Bowl

Garbanzo Bean Recipe Cait Crowell
Try our amazing grad, Cait Crowell’s super refreshing spin on garbanzo beans!
Get the full recipe on WhatCaitAte.com

Chickpea Brown Rice Burgers

Garbanzo Bean Recipe Fresh Roots Health 2
Not much comes close to the taste of a juicy burger but somehow Ali Beck, NTP has mastered the Chickpea burger.
Get the full recipe on FreshRootsHealth.com

Caramelized Onion Hummus

Garbanzo Bean Recipes Peace Love And Low Carb
Maybe you’re following a Keto but craving that tahini and garlic combo. Try Kyndra Holley from Peace Love and Low Carb’s chickpea-free hummus!
Get the full recipe on PeaceLoveAndLowCarb
Garbanzo Bean Recipe Fresh Roots Health
We couldn’t help but share another clever and delicious recipe from our grad, Ali Beck, NTP. If you’re on a budget but craving a tuna sandwich, try this recipe!
Get the full recipe on FreshRootsHealth.com

1-Pot Chickpea Shakshuka

Garbanzo Bean Recipe Minimalist Baker
Minimal ingredients, maximum flavor! Dana from Minimalist Baker has got it going on with this 1-pot shakshuka.
Get the full recipe on MinimalistBaker.com

Sprouted Hummus

Garbanzo Bean Recipe Nourished Kitchen
Sprouting garbanzo beans helps to enhance the amino acids available in them. This simple garlic hummus recipe by our grad, Nourished Kitchen will nourish your body and tastebuds.
Get the full recipe on NourishedKitchen.com

Green Pea and Garbanzo Bean Falafel

Garbanzo Bean Recipe Small Eats
Who doesn’t love some Greek falafel every now and again? Aimée from Small Eats delivers are delightful recipe that doesn’t require deep frying ensuring that the nutrients stay intact.
Get the full recipe on Small-Eats.com

Instant Pot Chicken Tagine

Garbanzo Bean Recipe Sustainable Dish
Garbanzo beans can add a delightful texture and accent to your dishes. Check out Diana Rodgers, RD, NTP of Sustainable Dish’s quick instant pot recipe.
Get the full recipe on SustainableDish.com

AIP Cauliflower Hummus

Garbanzo Bean Recipe Unbound Wellness
AIP-ers, we told you there would be options for you! Missing out on hummus can be a bummer. Cure your craving with our grad, Michelle Hoover, NTP’s AIP Cauliflower Hummus.
Get the full recipe on UnboundWellness.com

Sprouted Pizza Hummus

Garbanzo Bean Recipe What Great Grandma Ate
Who needs an excuse to munch on pizza-flavored hummus? Sign us up! Check out Jean Choi, NTP’s sprouted hummus recipe.
Get the full recipe on WhatGreatGrandmaAte.com
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  • + How to eat a properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole foods diet.
  • + Why you are not just what you eat, but what you actually absorb.
  • + How to balance blood sugar and increase energy.
  • + Why you need healthy fats and cholesterol in your diet.
  • + The critical roles of minerals and how to get more in your diet.
  • + Why water is the most important nutrient and how to best hydrate.
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Creating a Conference with Diversity and Inclusivity from the Ground Up: Watch Alina Brown, NTP and Daniele Della Valle, NTP in this Interview Replay

Creating a Conference with Diversity and Inclusivity from the Ground Up: Watch Alina Brown, NTP and Daniele Della Valle, NTP in this Interview Replay


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Creating a Conference with Diversity and Inclusivity from the Ground Up: Watch Alina Brown, NTP and Daniele Della Valle, NTP in this Interview Replay

WellnessCon Alina Brown

In this Facebook Live, you’ll learn:

  • + How Alina became interested in holistic health  

  • + What WellnessCon is and what her inspiration for starting it was

  • + The importance of a gathering centered around promoting diversity & inclusivity within the wellness community

  • + The process of planning a conference

  • + Alina’s biggest goal or aspiration for WellnessCon

  • + Advice for those who want to do something like WellnessCon




Learn more about Alina Brown, NTP

Alina Brown

Alina Brown is the CEO of WellnessCon, an annual outdoor wellness conference dedicated to promoting diversity in the wellness space while fostering community for wellness lovers, wellness influencers, and conscious companies. She is also a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who spends most of her days creating video content for her Wellness YouTube channel called ‘Alina Alive,’ where she helps her 22,000+ subscribers take practical steps to deepen their wellness journeys. Alina truly believes that just as nature works synergistically to foster diverse rainforests and deep-sea life, we as humans can best thrive and achieve optimal health synergistically through working together. 


You can find Alina through her website: AlinaAlive.com, on Facebook, or Instagram

You can stay tuned with WellnessCon through the website: wellnesscon.co, on Facebook, or Instagram




Want to learn more about our foundations?

Take our free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101. In 7 days, you will learn:

  • + How to eat a properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole foods diet.
  • Why you are not just what you eat, but what you actually absorb.
  • How to balance blood sugar and increase energy.
  • Why you need healthy fats and cholesterol in your diet.
  • The critical roles of minerals and how to get more in your diet.
  • Why water is the most important nutrient and how to best hydrate.
  • The NTA Manifesto & how to learn more about Nutritional Therapy.

Sign up today!


Faces of the NTA: Meet Leanne Scott

Faces of the NTA: Meet Leanne Scott


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Faces of the NTA: Meet Leanne Scott


Faces Of The Nta Meet Leanne Scott

Learn More About Leanne Scott


How long have you worked for the NTA? What is your role?

I have been working with the NTA since 2015 as the NTA’s International Representative and Lead Instructor. I am also the Director of the NTA Australia/ New Zealand



What attracted you to work at the NTA?

Funny story, but it was a little like being unexpectedly tapped on the shoulder by the universe. 7 years ago if I would have been told this is what I would be doing I would never have believed it.

As a student from Australia it was a big decision for me to fly 3 times to the USA to do the program but after considerable research I realized there was just nothing here that offered a program like the NTA. But I really didn’t realize the impact that would have on me until 2 hours into my first workshop as a student. I had been so blown away by the content of the program and our team of Instructors (Gray Graham was my Lead Instructor) that when we began learning about our upcoming Community Outreach Project in class, I literally felt like I was tapped on the shoulder and I stood up and announced I already knew what my project would be – bringing the NTA to Australia!

Well, I honestly don’t know how it happened but I suddenly became an unstoppable force of nature and worked every day for 2 years to make that happen- in 2015 the NTA became a global program offering its first international venue in Australia.

Some days I wonder what universal forces orchestrated all of this but I am so glad they did and every day I wake up loving my job and excited to see where this journey takes me.


Leanne Scott - FCA


What do you love about working for the NTA?

I’ve never met a group of people more passionate and more committed to helping others. I mean every single person is as determined and as passionate as each other. Our teams are also so incredibly supportive of one another. It’s such an honor to be part of such an incredible organization.



What are you most proud about accomplishing in your time at the NTA to date?

In March 2015 we launched our first inaugural NTP class internationally, bringing a new paradigm of Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioners to Australia. Since then we have expanded to five venues across Australia and New Zealand. I am so honored to be able to continue to grow our community globally.


Leanne Scott with kids


Describe the NTA in three words?

Committed, Heart-centered, Dynamic



Describe yourself in three words

Committed, Heart-centered, Goof-off



What do you love the most about our community?

Oh my gosh where do I start? The passion!! How our community doesn’t hesitate to jump right in and support each other in times of need. I have yet to see another community as connected and supportive as ours. I feel so blessed to be part of it!



What is your favorite fat?

Do I have to pick just one?? Tough call but I suppose Duck Fat is at the top of my list.



What is your least favorite food?

There’s really nothing I won’t eat as long its nutrient dense properly prepared whole real food. My only caveat would be tripe. If it’s not prepared right it can scar you for life but when it has been- it’s AMAZING!!



What’s your most used cookbook or recipe blog and why?

Honestly now days my own meals are quite simple and I wouldn’t say I rely on any particular cookbooks unless my kids are in the mood to create something unusual. One thing I do love to do is try any new recipes that our students or graduates create- that’s really fun!

I like to try them all and not play favorites. The list would be too long to post here!!

What are you reading (or listening to) right now?

Right this very second I am listening to:

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran Beyond Biocentrism by Robert Lanza

and reading:

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginary Realm by Stephen Harrold Bruhner When Spirit Leaps – by Bonnie Greenwell

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE our Australian Podcaster and Associate Instructor Leah Williamson and her Low Carb Conversations Podcast!!



In your mind, what are the biggest challenges the holistic health community faces?

Such a timely question!! I think historically one of our greatest challenges has been fragmentation within the greater health and wellness community.

We all get so passionate about we believe in and sometimes we forget that irregardless of our differences in opinion we are all here for the same reason, the same cause – to help others.

Right now we are facing something even more significant that is impacting not just our community but everyone – the right to HAVE an opinion and the right to decide whats right for our bodies.

Now more than ever I think we must overcome our historical differences and fragmentation and work together to simply preserve this right for ourselves, our families and our communities. It’s going to take every single one of us working together to make this happen.


Leanne Scott with kids 2



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14 Reasons to Stay Hydrated: Early and Late Signs of Dehydration

14 Reasons to Stay Hydrated: Early and Late Signs of Dehydration


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14 Reasons to Stay Hydrated: Early and Late Signs of Dehydration

14 Reasons To Stay Hydrated
Why do you need to stay hydrated? Water is the most important nutrient. It makes up about 60% of yout total human body mass (in an average adult, that equates to 10-13 gallons of water) and is required for numerous body processes. (Popkin, D’Anci, & Rosenberg, 2010) You can go eight weeks without food, but only days without water.
Unfortunately, dehydration happens to be one of the most common deficiencies. Consuming an adequate amount of water is critical for proper hydration and overall health, so drink up! 

14 Reasons to Stay Hydrated:

  1. Improves oxygen delivery to cells
  2. Transports nutrients
  3. Enables cellular hydration
  4. Moistens oxygen for easier breathing
  5. Cushions bones and joints
  6. Absorbs shocks to joints and organs
  7. Regulates body temperature
  8. Removes wastes
  9. Flushes toxins
  10. Prevents tissues from sticking
  11. Lubricates joints
  12. Improves cell‐to‐cell communications
  13. Maintains normal electrical properties of cells
  14. Empowers the body’s natural healing process

The body can produce about 8% of its daily water needs through metabolic processes. The remaining 92% must be ingested through the foods we eat and the beverages we drink.

What Is Dehydration?

Water is one of the most common nutritional deficiency in the American population. If the body’s water content drops by as little as 2%, it will cause fatigue. A drop of 10% will cause significant digestive, cardiovascular, immune, and musculoskeletal health problems. Losses greater than 10% can cause death. Here are some signs of dehydration:


Early Signs of Dehydration:

  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Cravings
  • Cramps
  • Headaches

Mature Signs of Dehydration:

  • Heartburn
  • Joint Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Constipation
  • Colitis

How to Stay Hydrated

Like with nutrition, water needs are always bio-individual. Some individuals will need more water than others in hotter temperatures, during intense physical activity, or when experiencing intense stress, blood sugar dysregulation, and so on. While the quantity of water intake should be tailored to each person, NTPs and NTCs are instructed to ensure that their clients practice the following water consumption habits:


  • Add a pinch of sea salt to your water: Sea salt contains dozens of minerals, including the electrolytes calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium that help you better absorb and utilize the water you drink.
  • Sip, don’t chug: The body can only process a limited amount of water at a time. You will be able to absorb and utilize the water you drink more efficiently if you take small sips over a longer period of time.
  • Drink most of your water away from meals: Sipping a little water with meals is fine but try to consume most of your water between meals to avoid diluting stomach acid and negatively impacting digestion. Thoroughly chewing each bite will help provide most of the lubrication needed throughout the meal.
  • Drink clean water: Get your water from clean, reliable sources and use a good water filter system for water that you drink or bathe in. 

4 Ways To Stay Hydrated



Optimal health requires daily consumption of sufficient water since the human body does not store water long-term. We’re not camels after all! Water is the most important nutrient and makes up about 60% of our body weight. Adequate hydration is necessary for basic human function. There are many ways to stay hydrated like adding a pinch of sea salt to your water. Before you grab a cup coffee to get you through the midday dip, try hydrating first. Your body will thank you!


The information in this article was drawn from the NTA curriculum and other reputable sources. 


Popkin, B. M., D’Anci, K. E., & Rosenberg, I. H. (2010, Aug 01).
Water, hydration, and health. Nutrition Reviews, 68(8), pp. 439-458.



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