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  • "Thank you again for the most remarkable education. I have never felt so satisfied and content with my path of life!" Sarah D., 2018 Grad

  • This was one of the most amazing lectures offered by CCHM (Kanan Patel’s Post Grad lecture, 2018)! I wasn't bored for 1 second; it was interactive, integrative, informative and absolutely mind-blowing...

  • “This year was not only a challenge, but had unexpected obstacles. The faculty really pulled through with providing us with what we needed to keep things going. And here we are!  I think I speak for all the students when I say thank you to the CCHM team for helping us pull through...
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  • Hi Kim, I want to thank you again for an amazing weekend!  I learned so much & really appreciate your straight forward teaching style. --Gwen K. Post Grad participant 2020-2021

  • Hi Kim, my name is Martina and I was one of the post grad students you had this weekend for CCHM. Thank you!! Your teachings in the webinar were fascinating, invaluable, insightful and humbling. I have so much to learn!  --Martina M.

  • I am writing to express my gratitude for being able to attend and take part in your wonderful in class program at CCHM.  The whole process from beginning to end what a long one for me, but the last 3 years of class have flown by. Before choosing a school...
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  • Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The perspective of case taking that we learned this weekend was exactly what we needed at this stage of our homeopathy training. I will always appreciate and be grateful to you for showing me this path.

  • This Acute role play course was such a great learning experience and also a lot of fun! The actors were playing their patient roles so well.  And the learning experience is not over for me because I took a lot of notes for every case and after submitting my own...
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  • I've finished the video cases - they were great, I learned so much and Monica was such a positive resource.  I really felt she cared about how I was doing and guided me without making me feel incompetent.

  • Thank you so much!  I just returned from Hawaii and can’t wait to get started. I asked Kim Elia to lecture for the organization that I am president of, (The International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists).  He knocked it out of the park!  Totally Awesome!  Several of my Canadian pharmacist...
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Natural Skin Health

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By Nadine F., Melville, Sask.

I grew up with Alternative Therapies like Massage, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Herbs, Homeopathic Remedies and healing arts. It is in my nature to reach for the natural remedy to alleviate a physical or psychological symptom first instead of treating it with conventional medicine.

It is my passion to study and search for new alternative healing remedies and incorporate them into my personal and professional lifestyle. My personal experience with Homeopathic remedies started when I was going for treatments with a Kinesionics practitioner as a teenager. I learned to respect and listen to my body .He showed me how to use Sarsaparilla root and Iodium to treat hypothyroidism and endometriosis among other things.

Homeopathy has enriched my life in so many wonderful ways. As a Mom it’s my “go to” for teething pain, common cold and coughs and speeding up healing recovery without the side effects that conventional medicine comes with. I strongly believe you are what you put into your body.

I grew up on an organic farm where I learned the importance of purity in your food and water. My Dad uses the moon phases to seed his crop. I learned to incorporate the moon phases into my personal life. I did different experiments with homemade facial masks, and skin care products ,cutting hair and baking.

In my Cosmetology class in high school I studied the skin and its internal clock and how to treat it with natural remedies. Who knew that the skin has its own personal clock each day? It is the largest organ which is too often overlooked and misunderstood. I made awesome facial masks with fresh herbs and simple food ingredients that worked.

The possibilities are endless with natural remedies. You just have to experiment and be open to the results. Those are all principles that were instilled by my parents and I am grateful for that.

In my clinic I encourage my patients to think outside the box. As a Registered Massage Therapist , I make sure that my patients are aware of their body and its messages. With simple assessments ,body awareness and treatments one can achieve great recoveries.

Working with the doctors here in town has challenged and encouraged me to go deeper into medicine. What kind of doctor would I like to be? I want to be the kind of doctor that takes time for their patients and listens to their needs. I don’t want to treat just the symptoms, I want to treat the body as a whole. Body, Mind and Spirit are all to be considered when looking at the ailment because all three are directly affected with each other.

When the student is ready the teacher will appear is a great philosophy of mine. I have been very fortunate in my studies of massage, reiki, touch for health, infant massage, esthetics and reflexology, to have acquired a great deal of knowledge and wisdom that was passed on through exceptional teachers. Homeopathy is another great tool in my toolbox. It’s the missing puzzle piece in my life. I want to become a homeopathic doctor to help and enrich other people’s lives. I am excited and looking forward to starting this journey.

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