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Staying Well - Naturally

3 Hour CE Course

Average rating based on the following evaluation questions:

  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

Enrollment Options

Fully Online Materials and Test

Contents: online manual; plus online multiple-choice test


Materials and Test Shipped to You

Contents: Manual and workbook with multiple-choice test shipped to you.



Got that tired, run-down feeling? Learn easy, effective ways to support and strengthen your immune system through nutrition, dietary supplements, herbs and lifestyle choices.

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Content Outline

Stress, the Immune System and the Body/Mind

Natural Resistance and the Immune System
  • The Role of Nutrition in Immunity 
  • Herbal Boosts to the Immune System

Lifestyle, Environmental and Psychosocial Boosts

  • Massage, Aromatherapy and Other Body/Mind Supports

Resources for Further Study

What Are "Alternatives" and Why Are They Important? 1 hour
The Perils of Antibiotic Use
0.25 hour

Care and Feeding of the Immune System Diet Structures for Health

1.25 hour  
Open-book Test and Course Evaluation  0.5 hour
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This course was very informative and convenient to complete at home


Excellent for personal health reference as well as waiting room reference for clients to look at if they choose to pick it up and read while waiting. Great education for current media misinformation. Thank you!

Ann Fowlkes Cyrus

I truly enjoyed this CEU! It was very informative and useful for me.

N. Vavra, LMT, NCTMB

I really liked this course. Easy to understand and also apply to daily life.

Dawn Hannon, CMT

The information was great. I have always wanted to know about some alternatives to antibiotics. I do not like to take pills, so this course was great. I learned a lot from it.

Jennifer Epperson

There was excellent information regarding diet and supplements which I did not know prior to taking the course.

Jennifer Hill LMT Las Vegas, NV

I really liked this course.

Joshua K. Young

I found this course to be filled with useful information, which will not only benefit my practice, but also my personal well-being. It will be used upon patient request.

Laura Bond

It was a very interesting course. I learned a lot.

Laurie Causer , LMT

I have just experienced a year in a Wellness Program. This material was a great supplement to our Nutrition Portion.


Very interesting and written in a clear, concise manner.

Linda Yarosh, NCTMB, Bodywork & Massage of Somerset Hils, Cheste

Product arrived as promised, convenient course, thorough, and very useful.

M. Wright, LMT

Informative, concise, well-organized.

Margaret Curtis

Very interesting, concise course with very good references.

Maryann Hosmer

This course reinforced many of the things I already knew and filled in many of the blanks I had about good health and my immune system.

Paula J Thomas, LMT, NCTMB, Romeoville, IL

Excellent course, excellent information on herbs.

Rachel S. Broad, LMT Nashua, NH.

Course was well organized with useful data that can be applied to real life

Rita Taylor, LMT The Butterfly Rainbow Center Sioux Falls, SD

The course offered helpful knowledge to pass along to clients


I loved the information on nutrition and wellness. The content of this lesson is information that every individual should be knowledgeable of and was quite a wonderful refresher for me.

Stacy Long, LMT Dixon, IL

This is a very easy way to obtain CE credits.

Tasia Marie Winans

I enjoyed this course as a refresher in nutrition and even used it to teach my 12 year old daughter about nutrition.

Victoria J. Pendley, LMT, NMT Fayette, Al

This is my 2nd course & I'm very satisfied!

Diane Oropeza, LMT

Very informative. There were things that I didn't know about herbs that are very helpful.

Virginia Adams, LMT

The course was very helpful and informative.

Chunxiao Wu, LMT, NCTMB

Excellent course. I was introduced to a lot of new information and information that I knew prior to this course but was unsure of was clarified. I will definitely refer back to the course material to make my own lifestyle changes.

Pamela Wilson, LMT

Very informative course. Thank you for yet another fabulous course of study!!

Carlene Pfeister, LMT

I found the information valuable to me AND my clients. Thank you

Deborah Tysinger, LMT, NCTMB

Loved this course!! Have been on a health kick, lately, and this was very informative. Thanks so much!!

Anatasia Pumphrey, LMT

I loved the course content and felt it was relevant for not only my practice but my personal well being!

Diana Guilfoyle, LMT

Course contains good info to use and pass on.

Brenda Eiland, LMT

Very Informative! I enjoyed learning more about the different aspects of vitamins and herbs and their positive and negative effects on the body.

Tiffany Simmons, LMT, NCTMB

I really enjoyed the material on all the heath matter, and nutrition. It will help me take ever further action aginst fighting off infections & illness that may take place in my body, and if they do, better ways to deal with it

Torrie Blake Martin, LMT

Very informative and interesting course. Great information that I can use in my personal life as well as in my practice.

Heather Dillon, LMT

Very interesting and helpful information. Learned several new things which will help me be healthier and I can pass on to my clients as well. THANK YOU!

Judy DiRuggiero, LMT, NCTMB

I learned new information, as well as validation about wellness practices I was already familiar with. The rules for FDA's and use of herbs changes frequently as new data comes out, so it was good to learn about what is currently recommended.

Evelyn Garcia, LMT, NCTMB

The information in this course was good. I am glad that the over-use antibiotics was discussed and that the use of vitamins and herbs was recommended. We need more information like this regarding natural remedies rather than the use of prescriptions with all of the side effects that the MD's push.

Kathy Peters, LMT

Another compliment to my massage practice in educating my clients, invaluable and appreciated information!

Angela Van Sickle, LMT

Wow, this course was great!

Karen Moore, LMT

This was an interesting course. I learned some valuable things that I did not know.

Rita Caracciolo, LMT

Great basic information. I happened to already know this info but it was a good refresher. I find this knowledge personally valuable and I'm sure this knowledge makes me a healthier person and thus benefits my clients.

Annie White, LMT

I enjoyed reviewing this lesson's content. It was a great reminder that I need to continue to reinforce the importance of balanced nutrition in terms of warding off chronic illness.

Donna Piket, LMT

I found this course to be very informative and interesting. Things I thought I knew, I was able to gain more knowledge and I feel more confident about sharing with my clients in my practice.

Patricia Woodby, LMT

This was a great refresher course for my personal use and can be shared with my clients as it applies.

Connie Strub, LMT, NCTMB

Excellent! I enjoyed reading the material so much, it didn't feel like I was studying! The information is presented clearly and in an organized manner, easy to understand, and very interesting.

Kerstin Usher, LMT

I learned very useful things about the mind, body and nutrition in this course.

Melissa Sewell, LMT

I enjoyed the information and the way it was presented. I learned a lot and I am very grateful for the specifics regarding diet and contraindications

Karen Loden, LMT

Very informative! Will be useing this information to help the cancer patients I give massages to.

Lindsay Isamoyer, LMT, NCTMB

This was an excellent course with very beneficial information. Easy to follow and digest.

Mark Bell, LMT, NCTMB

This was exactly what I hoped for. Easy intake of important information and it didnt consume my whole day. This makes required continuing education a little less stress full. Thanks!

Laura Rylott, LMT

This was VERY educational. Not only will this info help me in my practice but it will also help me keep my family healthy!! Thank you!!

Kelly Mitchell, LMT

Great thorough information on how our body's benefit from being smart & taking care of ourselves....mentally, physically, spiritually!!!

Robin Warren, LMT

Easy to read and learn. essential to practice these guidelines when wirking with many clients a day.

Tracey Morris, LMT

I truly enjoyed the course. Thank you

Megan Martinez, LMT

Nice reference for basic information to tell clients about keeping their immune systems healthy.

Teresa Larsen, RMT

I really enjoyed this class. It was very interesting to me and I enjoy sharing the knowledge. Thank you for such a great study.

Ellen Whitman, LMT

Very informative for both myself, my clients and my students. Succinct and easy to understand.

Annette Schuster, LMT

Interesting information that I can use in my personal life and that of my family.

Stacy Sumpman, CMT

Interesting information that I can use in my personal life and that of my family.

Patricia Luckey, CMT

Quick, easy, and informative!

Sarah Sikes, LMT

The material was very interesting. Definatelly, a reminder that a healthy diet is very important. It also taught me things I didn't know. Thank you!

Tana Bos, LMT

Wonderful! This was very informative and broken down in a clear way that makes it easy to reference later. I appreciate all of the references to extra resources I can use for more in-depth learning. Thank you!

Christen Mandrack, LMT

This course was well-formatted, and full of helpful information.

Laura Murphey, LMT

I will probably keep this for furture reference for my own well being. I need to step up my healthy game.

Justine White, LMT

This course met my professional needs as well as personal.

Kellie Stockton, LMT, NCTMB

Great course, all from the comfort of my home after a long day of massaging.

Elizabeth Reyes, LMT

It was very interesting and I enjoyed gaining the knowledge that i did.

Heidi Bailey, LMT

I especially found the "Wellness is..." segment of the course interesting. The course strengthened my knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle choices and will have a profound effect on what I put into my body and the bodies of my family.

Lorraine Douglas, LMT

It certainly helps when you are learning about something you are interested in! Thank you :D

Sharon Steiner, RMT, NCTMB

I rated 10 on all aspects of this course. A score that was well deserved. Well Done!!!

Yolanda Turner, LMT

I really enjoyed the content and structure.

Dawn Uncapher, LMT

Excellent guide! Thanks for the course.

Cindy Burns

Excellent, professional, well done. I appreciate the in-text references, and the mention of the author's name and credentials. The material was interesting and informative. A good value.

Jeanne Lindsay

This course was an eye opener for me in terms of different methods to improve the immune system. It was detailed, informative and very structured. I loved it!!! I would surely use the suggestions in my practice. Thank you for a great course!

Nora Sasson, LMT

I took this course on the basis of self care not for my clients. It was an eye opener for myself and I will be using the information in this course for my own self care regimen.

Faith Patterson, LMT

Thank you for making the material interesting and relevant!

Sabrina Rajkumar, LMT

I will print the recipes that are in the course to use and experience them first hand. Thank you!

Kristin Kraemer, LMT

This is a great CEU which contains valuable information about foods, vitamins, herbs and many other important ways to improve health and well-being. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Vickie Sweeney, LMT, CA

I found this course to be extremely informative and helpful.

Leigh Warren, LMT

Thank you for the opportunity to take "Staying Well--Naturally" online AND at a discounted rate. Easy to understand and relevant in todays world. Thanks again! LJ

Leslie Jaquish, LMT

Yes, I will use this for myself as well as to educate my clients from this day forward.

Robin A. Schafer, LMT

Even though it was a short course, it was very on target. Nice overview on boosting immunity safely and on the different approaches involved.

Joy L. Hawknis, LMT

I enjoyed the course on "Staying well - Naturally". It was a good refresher for me on the importance of a healthy diet and proper hydration so I am able to perform at my best. Thank you!

Wendy Jo Phelps, LMT

I love content like what was covered in this course. I can totally use it not only as advice for my clients but for my own life as well! Thank you!

Michael Beckett, LMT

It was great to be able to use a course like this to learn, and at my own pace. The information sunk in much better this way and will translate into my practice much more efficiently because of it.

Kati Barnes, LMT

I loved this course! It was interesting, informative, well written, and very useful! Most interesting online course I have taken!

Nancy Johnson, LMT, NCTMB

Very complete. Short but informative with great information. Even though some of it is, in some cases, already known, its great as a refresher, reminding you of information that is conversation pieces for our clients.

Electra L. Westmoreland, LMT, NCTMB

Very precise, to the point and refined, excellent reference sheet to keep handy.

David Jason Erickson, LMT, NCTMB

Loved the course! The reading material followed along with testing.

Jules OKeefe, LMT, NCTMB

I love herbs and using them to heal so I can ensure my clients now!

Glenda Bea McArthur, LMT

Excellent course! In-depth information furnished in a clear, concise format. I will definitely recommend this course to fellow Therapists.

Suzanne Phipps

I loved this course, it was fun and awesome. I really learned a lot. I highly recommend this course.

Phylis Kendall

Loved this course. Easy to follow and lots of reminders as well as some great new information that will help my family. Thank you for adding this course to your site!

Rachel Silfvast

Easy Read, great review and provides something new to learn! And Fun!

Deborah Caudle, CMT

This is a great course! It's wonderful reference resource and has lots of good info in it. The material is presented with supporting research so you can do a deeper exploration if you want. The material is easy to read and understand. It could easily be presented to a client. I would recommend this course to everyone.

Helen Mason, LMBT

Very interesting with good information. I enjoyed this course very much. Reading time went quickly. Thank you.

Lorena Sue Boyce, LMT, BCTMB

This is my go-to for on-line classes. They have met my needs and the classes have been very helpful. This course made me more aware of things I already knew but needed to review. I think all of us would benefit from this class.

Zelma McCamish, LMT

Excellent Study. The information was very interesting and I loved the whole study. Thanks.

Kathleen Bostinto, LMT

Another great, informative and engaging class... Thank you!!!

Cheryl Matteo-Kerney, CMT, BCTMB

Interesting material. Reinforced how important it is to understand the immune system, and how to take care of ourselves naturally...the better way!

Ellen Moore, LMBT

Very easy to understand, interesting and informative.

Cynthia E. Hoffmeister, LMT

This course was concise, informative and easy to follow. Thank you! Such valuable information.

Sarah Etzler

I've been a massage therapist for 20+ years and found this course to be very helpful that I am going to recommend it to my friends and family as a resource to living Well and not just for the license credits-bravo!

Par Loomis, LMT, BCTMB

This is by far the most informative material I have studied on self-health. It was enjoyable to study/read the info, which was presented in a concise and logical way. Thank you for this course. I will definitely recommend this course, among others, and the IIHS organization for MT CEU's.

Nancy Langan, LMT

This was very informative. Would like to see a more in-depth class on this same subject.

Suzanne Cote-Egusa, BCTMB

I found this course particularly informative and reinforcing of my own studies in nutrition.

William Leone, LMT

Love this one! Thank you!

Christine Roach, LMT

As always, your courses are very insightful and full of knowledge. I truly enjoy taking these courses and appreciate course work in written form as I need to underline important information. This course was short enough so that I could make a paper copy. My next course is too long to copy so I must adjust and read the material on line. This is challenging to me but may not be for others.

Pamela Maryanski, LMT

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify at least three nutritional approaches that support immune system function.
  2. Identify at least three dietary supplements that support immune system function.
  3. Identify at least three psychosocial factors that support immune system function.
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Sample Text

"Echinacea is one of the most widely used and heavily studied immune-boosting herbs in the world. There are many different varieties that have health benefits. The root, stem, leaves and flower may be used. Echinacea boosts the white cells’ ability to surround and destroy bacterial and viral invaders and stimulates the lymphatic system to clean up waste material and toxins (Mowrey, 1986). It is a potent T-cell stimulator that has been used effectively in treating colds, flu, bronchitis, whooping cough, tonsillitis, Candida and upper respiratory infections (Foster, 1991). The following are key points about Echinacea:

  • Choose standardized extracts of 2.4% to 3.5% echinacosides
  • Stimulates the immune system and boosts the production of interferon
  • Reduces the duration and severity of colds, flu’s and other infections
  • Can be taken orally or applied topically around wounds.
  • For colds and flu, take up to 200 mg five times a day
  • For other infections, take 200 mg three or four times a day
  • Not to be used for more than eight weeks
  • This is not a replacement for antibiotics but it can be used to complement them

Echinacea can over stimulate the immune system and worsen autoimmune problems, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. It is contraindicated for people who are allergic to the daisy family. There are no known side effects other than the two listed above." (Staying Well: Alternatives to Antibiotics, by Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB(2008)

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Sample Test Question

1.            ______________ is one of the most widely used and heavily studied immune-boosting herbs in the world, but it can over stimulate the immune system and worsen autoimmune problems, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. and it is contraindicated for people who are allergic to the daisy family.

  1. garlic
  2. echinacea
  3. ginseng
  4. goldenseal
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