Integrative Nutrition

My name is Zohar Zemach Wilson, founder of the Alok Holistic Health Center. I’m grateful to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for making my dream come true and happy to share with you information about this one-of-a-kind school.

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is the only school in the world teaching all the different dietary theories. Everything from the traditional to the scientific; from the east to the west; from the ancient traditions of macrobiotics, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine to modern dietary theories like the USDA Healthy Eating Pyramid, the Zone, the South Beach Diet. The curriculum covers it all. You’ll learn from world-renowned medical doctors, bestselling authors, and gourmet chefs, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Barry Sears MD, Bernie Siegel MD, Annemarie Colbin, Michio Kushi, Paul Pitchford, David Wolfe, and many more.

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition® (IIN)
Teaching the Future of Nutrition

Are you ready to transform your mind, body and career with a world-class education that supports you on every level?

If it’s important to you to…

  • make healthier food and lifestyle choices
  • grow a meaningful business that fits your values
  • make a positive difference on a global scale

Then you owe it to yourself to give the Institute for Integrative Nutrition a closer look.

Since 1992, Integrative Nutrition has been the cutting-edge leader in holistic nutrition education. As the largest nutrition school in the world, we educate and transform the lives of our students with the world’s foremost experts in nutrition and wellness like Andrew Weil, MD, Arthur Agatston, MD, Barry Sears, PhD, Mark Hyman, MD and Geneen Roth, among many others.

Our curriculum teaches a wide variety of skills in health coaching, nutrition education, business management and healthy lifestyle choices. As a student, you’ll gain a clear understanding of the major dietary theories from Ayurveda to The Zone. Plus we’ll teach you how to integrate traditional nutrition philosophies with the most current health concepts -all while guiding your clients toward the healthiest life choices for them.

Career in a Year

We understand the excitement that comes with discovering your life purpose. So we’ve designed our Health Coach Training Program to empower each of our students with the confidence, knowledge and skills to create the healthy career and lifestyle they’ve always imagined. You can become a certified Health Coach in just one year through our online nutrition school!

Our Fast Track business training program will quickly set you on the path to success, making the transition from your present job (or your fresh new start) convenient, simple, and fun. Our partnership with Purchase College of The State University of New York (SUNY) means you will earn a certificate in Health Coaching and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that will advance your practice.

Earn While You Learn

Unlike other schools where you graduate with the burden of lingering debt, Integrative Nutrition arms you with tools to earn money as a Health Coach while you’re still a student. In fact, many of our students actually earn back their tuition before graduation! You will soon be getting paid to live the life you’ve always dreamed of!

Plus you’ll get group support from your Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who will act as your guide throughout the entire program. We are so much more than a nutrition school. At Integrative Nutrition, we offer you the chance to transform your mind, body, and career through our life-changing online course.

We are passionate about doing our part to end the global health crisis and we need people like YOU! Please join us today and become part of the solution.

For more information and to receive the new Program Guide email and put “Integrative Nutrition” in the subject line.

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) is the largest nutrition school in the world, offering you access to the world’s foremost authorities on health and nutrition, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Purchase College of the State University of New York, accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and a comprehensive education that will help you launch a promising career as a health counselor.

As a student in this innovative Professional Training Program, you will learn techniques to improve your own health, as well as the health of those around you… and the skills to become an agent for change in America’s (and the world’s) healthcare system.

There’s no one right way of eating. One person’s food is another person’s poison. The school teaches bio-individuality. You will learn to become an intuitive eater, listening to your body’s wisdom and deconstructing your cravings and health concerns. Eventually, as a certified health counselor, you will help others do the same as you take an active role in improving health and happiness in America and in the world.

You will find that this unique approach is unlike anything you’ve ever encountered. This is a place of profound learning, where every aspect of the curriculum has been thought through, tried, tested, and improved over the course of more than 25 years. The result is a comprehensive, cutting-edge, and informative experience that is motivating, inspiring, and highly enjoyable.

If you’re looking to make a career change, or simply trying to augment your income, the Professional Training Program is for you!

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, trains you to set up a business quickly—in fact, many students start seeing clients while they’re still in the program, and some have even been known to recoup their entire tuition before they graduate.

The course will help you to align your career with your personal values. You’ll receive all the support you’ll need to give lectures, give cooking classes, and lead local study chapters. You’ll also get all the tools you need to manage your business—from introductory forms to ways to track your finances.

Plus, you’ll have access to IIN’s online education forum and a personal health counselor who will work one-on-one with you throughout the program to help you get the most from your experience. And, as a graduate of the program, you’ll receive professionally designed business cards, brochure templates and a Web site to help you establish your counseling practice!

If you feel strongly about nutrition, lifestyle and wellness, then the Professional Training Program is for you!

IIN’s students are highly motivated, creative, passionate people who want to make their lives—and the lives of others—happier and healthier.

IIN is the only nutrition school in the world that teaches all the dietary theories from Eastern to Western, ancient to modern, traditional to innovative. The guest speakers are the nation’s leading health and wellness authorities and include authors, alternative practitioners and scientists. They hail from different disciplines, backgrounds, and viewpoints to offer the students a diverse education that distinguishes The Institute for Integrative Nutrition from all other programs.

At IIN they are proud that they’ve been able to effect change in the American landscape. IIN was instrumental in New York City’s recent ban on Trans fats, and IIN graduates have been behind some of the largest social and cultural movements of the last 20 years.

In addition, IIN studies address the fundamental concepts, issues and ethics of eating in a modern world, and bridge the gap between nutrition and personal growth by teaching a concept that IIN calls primary food. Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, fulfilling careers and a spiritual practice all feed our souls and satisfy our hunger for living.

If you’d like to double your income, get more marketing and business development training and be able to answer nutrition questions with confidence, then the Professional Training Program is for you!

Unlike other nutrition programs, IIN offers business and marketing training to help you increase your client base while you’re still a student. IIN also provides you with a Web site, professionally designed business cards, a comprehensive workbook and access to a community of support that includes online networking and access to others in your field… all as part of the cost of the program!

In addition, IIN’s special partnership with SUNY Purchase, part of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive state university system, allows you to earn Continuing Education Units to advance your practice, while IIN’s long-standing relationship with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners ensures you’ll be board certified.

If you’re looking to combine your clinical training with a holistic approach that offers your patients the best available health care, then the Professional Training Program is for you!

Backed by SUNY Purchase, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is the only school of its kind. IIN teaches all the different dietary theories—from Eastern to Western, ancient to modern—and the guest speakers are world-renowned physicians at the forefront of integrative medicine and healing.

IIN’s guest speakers include

  • Walter Willet, MD, Chairman of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • Andrew Weil, MD, founder and Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at University of Arizona
  • Barry Sears, MD, biochemist and nutrition specialist who founded the Zone Diet
  • Deepak Chopra, MD, Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in La Jolla, Ca
  • Neal Barnard, MD, Founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Alternative Therapies in Health

The Integrative Nutrition Distance Learning Program

Welcome to the future of nutrition.
For the first time ever, you can experience Integrative Nutrition right where you live. Get certified as a health counselor and start a new career, from your own home. It’s Integrative Nutrition’s same amazing program with more access and flexibility.

Study with world leaders in health and wellness. You’ll receive audio and video classes with top experts in nutrition and wellness. You’ll study with guest speakers including Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, MD, David Wolfe, and Mark Hyman, MD. You’ll gain the skills to start your health counseling practice at your computer or on-the-go.

Why Choose Integrative Nutrition
Many of our prospective students are sure that they want to study nutrition, but they’re not sure whether to pursue a traditional Registered Dietitian program, or a certificate program that takes less time and costs less money. Choosing the right nutrition school is an important decision. See what makes us different from other nutrition programs.


With the Distance Learning option, you’ll experience:

  • Cutting-Edge Nutrition Curriculum: Study at the only school in the world teaching over 100 dietary theories. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each theory, so you can guide clients to find what diet works for them.
  • Warm Up Program: Start learning as soon as you enroll. You’ll receive welcome materials, your personal website, Focus Classes and Warm Up Classes that will introduce you to fundamental nutrition concepts and the Integrative Nutrition curriculum.
  • Online Education Forums: 24/7 access to students and staff in the Integrative Nutrition community. Forum topics include over 100 dietary theories, business support, new recipe ideas and more. You’ll always have access to this virtual learning space, even after you graduate.
  • Business Training: By following the simple steps in the Fast Track program, many students earn back their tuition by the time they graduate.
  • Focus Classes: Download specific topics on nutrition like “Energetics of food,” “Raw foods” and “Probiotics” to your computer or iPad to listen at your convenience.
  • Customizable Website: Integrative Nutrition provides each student with a health counseling website when they enroll. When you’re ready to work with clients, you’ll have all the tools you need. As your practice develops, you can edit and personalize the website in a way that works best for you.
  • Books, CDs and health supportive items: When you enroll, you’ll receive a package of welcome materials, including books, Integrative Nutrition’s Healthy Shopping, Healthy Cooking and Natural Ovens DVD, as well as health supportive items and food samples.
  • Online Testing: All testing is completed online.
  • Technical Support: Integrative Nutrition technical staff available to support you with any questions.
  • National certification: Once you graduate, you will qualify for a national certification by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, an independent association for holistic healthcare professionals. For details, visit their website at

Get the tools to start your career as a Health Coach.


The Integrative Nutrition curriculum teaches a wide variety of skills in business, counseling, nutrition and lifestyle choices

You’ll learn how to work with clients in a one-on-one setting, run group programs and workshops in settings such as corporations, spas, health clubs, doctors’ offices, schools and more.

The school covers cutting-edge nutrition concepts and modern health issues that you won’t always find in a traditional nutrition program, including:

Nutrition Concepts
No one diet works for everyone. Integrative Nutrition explores different ways of eating in order to create a personalized approach that is appropriate for the individual depending on their age, health, activity level, where they live, personal tastes and preferences.

Primary Food
We are fed not only by food but by other factors in our lives. Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career and a spiritual practice can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life.

Deconstructing Cravings
Many people believe cravings are a problem, but cravings play a critical role in understanding what the body needs. You will learn why people desire certain foods, like chocolate, French fries and coffee and when to give into these cravings.


Crowding Out
Most nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. Crowding out adds more healthy food to your diet rather than cutting back on the foods you enjoy.

Energetics of Food
All food has distinct qualities and energetic properties that affect your body depending on where, when and how it’s grown and prepared. The program discusses different foods and how growing conditions affect the way you feel.

Food/Mood Connection
Scientific research and personal experience both demonstrate that what we eat affects how we think, feel and act. Integrative Nutrition will give you the tools so you can deconstruct why you feel a certain way after eating a certain food.

Certain foods are powerful enough to help you lower cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and improve your mood. You will learn about the powerful, antioxidant rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains that will boost your health and improve your mood.

Nutrition Science
You’ll review science and anatomy to gain an understanding of how our bodies function and why certain dietary habits work and don’t work for individuals. You’ll learn about:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Blood sugar & glucose
  • Digestive system
  • Toxins
  • Thyroid health
  • Genetic influence on diet
  • Metabolism

Modern Health Issues
American Health Crisis
Rates of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease continue to increase. We spend an exorbitant amount of money on medications and operations and virtually nothing on prevention, education and holistic health. Learn how you can help reverse this trend.

Food Corporations
Food corporations are big business; the fast food and restaurant industries generate billions of dollars in annual sales. Learn how companies spend their advertising dollars to influence the public to buy their products.

Government Policies
Why are unhealthy foods cheaper than healthy foods? Learn about government subsidies, campaign contributions and the pros and cons of the USDA food pyramid.

Literally meaning, “low glucose levels in the blood,” this condition is a precursor to diabetes. A poor diet can cause a breakdown in the body’s ability to manage blood glucose, causing a rollercoaster effect on energy.

Organic vs. Non-Organic Foods
Discover the difference between organic and non-organic commercially raised produce and how both methods affect your overall health.

Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are prevalent in America today with many types of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating disorder and orthorexia nervosa.

School Food
School food has long been blamed as the number one cause of childhood obesity. It’s no wonder with the vending machine candy bars and processed food. You will learn about the different programs being developed in schools and how you can make a difference.

Professional Practice
Fast Track
With the Integrative Nutrition business coaching and Fast Track program you’ll get the tools to grow your practice even after you graduate. You’ll learn:

  • Attracting perfect clients
  • Elevator speech
  • Goal planning
  • Money management
  • Referral building
  • Registering your business
  • Advanced health counseling
  • Client retention
  • Closing the deal
  • Contracts & handouts
  • Internet presence
  • Networking

Health Counseling
You’ll be trained in the art of listening in order to hear your clients’ every need and learn how to effectively guide them through a 6-month program to reach their health goals. Through this training you will also learn how to effectively run a professional Health Counseling business. Topics include:

  • Art of listening
  • Beginner’s mind
  • Communicating about diet
  • Consultation demonstrations
  • 6-month program
  • Ethics of caring
  • Magic of mirroring
  • Oppression theory
  • Releasing emotions
  • Corporate wellness
  • Group programs
  • Counselor/client relationship
  • Working with children and teens

Healthy Lifestyle
You’ll learn to eat healthier and live happier with tools you gain in school, so you can offer the same to your clients. You’ll cover:

  • 7 points of easy cooking
  • Designing your future
  • Family relationships
  • Food quality & quantity
  • Self-care
  • Seasonal cooking
  • Achieving balance
  • Attitude and energy of the cook
  • Circle of life
  • Condiments
  • Food selection
  • Healthy snacks
  • Intimacy, love, touch
  • Simple eating

If you feel that this program might be for you and would like more information, simply email and put “Integrative Nutrition” in the subject line.

The following is the Confession story by Zohar Zemach Wilson, Director of Alok Holistic Health, about his personal experience at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.


i used to be a suit
working in an office
for corporate america

until a friend told me about a school
the institute for integrative nutrition

went for an orientation at the school
it was free and they even served
delicious organic dinner

a bold guy in black blazer led the evening
he told info i’ve never heard before
he was funny
very entertaining
the two hours flew by
felt like seeing a show

i was searching for my skepticism
to hold me back from enrolling in this school
but my skepticism was too busy
getting a third helping of the veggie pate
leaving me on my own to sign up for the school

the rest is history

had amazing year at this school
everyday that passed
i realized that life will never be the same
there was no way back into the matrix

quit my office job
started my own holistic health practice

now my income comes with love
and instead of 3 weeks holiday a year
i have 3 months holiday

the institute for integrative nutrition claims
that they are the only school of its kind in the world
mamma mia, they are so right

Zohar Zemach Wilson
Founder & Director of Alok Holistic Health
Graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition

For more information and to receive the new Program Guide email and put “Integrative Nutrition” in the subject line

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