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ISMET - Formación en salud y terapias naturales University Expert in Naturopathic Diet Therapy. Specialty in Phytotherapy or Orthomolecular. Online / Online
ISMET - Formación en salud y terapias naturales

University Expert in Naturopathic Diet Therapy. Specialty in Phytotherapy or Orthomolecular. Online / Online

10 Months


Part time

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EUR 2,535

Distance Learning, On-Campus




September 2018 / Duration 1 academic year (10 months) / Face-to-face mode. Barcelona, ​​Spain)
October 2018 and February 2019 / Duration 1 academic year (10 months) / Online mode


Year after year the number of therapists and people who have an interest in both young people and families for a healthier diet and a healthier health care is increasing. Proof of this is the growing number of companies in the food, naturist and pharmaceutical sectors that are offering the market products that coexist with this new philosophy of healthy and healthy life and at the same time the television channels are broadcasting programs that promote a healthy life .

Diet therapy is the therapy that is based on the prevention and improvement of diseases or the elimination of their symptoms, through the foods that we eat or those that we eliminate from the diet.

Not only must take into account the nutritional properties, also we must consider the manipulations and processes to which food is subject, as well as the methods of cultivation or aging of the plants or animals that we ingest.

Since prehistory, animals have been able to regulate food intake to correct imbalances in health or to attenuate symptoms, an example of this can be found in our pets, which by "instinct", are purged by eating certain plants or by doing fasting, when they feel bad.

Humans have not lost this instinct at all, the problem is that we do not listen to our organism, who has not felt at a certain moment rejection for a food, has taken it, and subsequently it has been wrong, or in certain occasions you have the need to drink, something sweet, or salty.

Diet therapy is used very frequently by allopathic medicine, and almost always, in Holistic medicine, although not always with the same criteria.

For this holistic therapies take into account the denaturation that occurs in certain forms of preparation or preservation of food such as, for example, the use of microwaves, fried or smoked.

On the other hand it is increasingly demanding greater knowledge on the part of society for a healthier diet accompanied by the use of nutritional supplements such as medicinal plants.

Therefore, the student decides in this expert university program if he wants to specialize with Phytotherapy (medicinal plants) or orthomolecular therapy (nutritional supplements).

Therefore, this program seeks that people who develop it acquire some knowledge about orthomolecular therapy to know its positive effects as well as its contraindications according to the person taking into account that more and more pharmacies and parapharmacies offer these nutritional supplements.

In the same way those who decide on medicinal plants are a very topical market, since their consumption is high and the sales produced are so high that they require a labor market of specialists who direct their efforts towards a greater knowledge of medicinal plants and, of course, to inform about the benefits and risks that may derive from their consumption.

You can request the validation of credits for the own Master in Naturopathy and Parapharmacy (60 ECTS), for the own university expert in orthomolecular therapy (24 ECTS), for the university expert in phytotherapy (24 ECTS); as long as the admission requirements of each title are met.


Once the program has finished (725 hours between classes and personal work - for classroom attendance 232 hours in class) and having passed the evaluation tests, two diplomas issued by:

  • A) "University expert in naturopathic diet therapy and its relationship with herbal medicine" (29 ECTS credits) or Option B) University expert in naturopathic diet therapy and its relationship with orthomolecular therapy "(29 ECTS credits)
  • ISMET: Option A) " Expert in naturopathic diet therapy and its relationship with herbal medicine" or Option B) Expert in naturopathic diet therapy and its relationship with orthomolecular therapy "- (own and private title).

Access to studies

The admission of each candidate will be evaluated by an academic committee.

Admission requirements:

A) Students with university qualifications (Diploma, Bachelor or Degree in any area of ​​knowledge): provide a certified photocopy of the title or, failing that, a certified or original photocopy of the payment of the fees for issue of the degree. For students coming from a country that is not a member of the Treaty of Bologna, they must provide the title or the certificate of completion of the studies with the apostille of the beech.

B) Students without university degree: the profile of the candidate will be evaluated by a commission between UCAM and ISMET to decide if the student is admitted or not to the program (minimum work experience of two years in the field of demonstrable study).

Course program


Unit 1. Initial assessment of emergency assistance

Unit 2. Application of life support techniques

Unit 3. Application of immobilization and mobilization procedures

Unit 4.Application of psychological support and self-control techniques


Unit 1. Recognition of the general organization of the organism.

Unit 2. Location of anatomical structures.

Unit 3. Identification of the general aspects of the pathology.


Unit 1. Naturist focus on different food groups.

-Dairy products, Cereals, Pulses, Meats, Fish, Seaweed, Germinated, Mushrooms, Fruits, Vegetables, Fatty foods, Dry fruit, oil seeds and Beverages.

Unit 2. The importance of nutrition in health

-Cristine and dietitian and its general characteristics.

-Problems related to nutritional deficiencies and excesses.

Unit 3. The Mediterranean diet, the detoxifying diet and the vegetarian diet

Unit 4. Different dietary views

-Paul Carton

-Bircher Benner

-The crudivorismo


-Herbert Shelton

-Diet d'Hi and Antidieta


-Museum Kousmine

-The Anthroposophical Diet

-Diet therapy according to blood groups

-Energy diet therapy.

Unit 5. Macrobiotics, diet therapy according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Unit 6. Diet therapy according to Ayurvedic Medicine.

Unit 7. Fasting and restrictive diets: therapeutic fasting, Monodietas, Chromatic diet

Unit 8. Personalized diet therapy

-Valuation of nutritional status and eating habits

-Valuation of the psycho-emotional state and its involvement in the diet.

-Basic principles for a balanced and personalized diet.

-Diet therapy applied to different stages of life: Recommendations for the healthy adult, in pregnancy, in childhood, in adolescence, in the climacteric and in the third age. Dietary recommendations on health problems:

-Overweight and obesity



-To support the problems of the immune system; Cardiovascular system; osteoarticular system; digestive system, respiratory system; genitourinary system, etc.

-Healthy food.


Unit 1. Introduction to herbal medicine

»Definition of therapy. Historical evolution in the use of phytotherapy. Botanical systematics. (Introduction). Taxonomy Classification. Nomenclature. Different parts of the plant used in herbal medicine. Terminology in phytotherapy.

Unit 2 Raw material. Galenic forms and forms of preparation. Routes of administration.

" Raw material. Concentration of active ingredients. Harvest. Conservation. Galenic formulation in herbal medicine. Forms of preparation. Routes of administration.

Unit 3 Chemical components in phytotherapy

»Activity of the components: Active principles and substances with nutritional interest. Chemical nature

Unit 4 Prescription in herbal medicine

»Therapeutic strategy in herbal medicine according to the naturist criterion. Simple and composite presentations. Choice of prescription according to age, clinical syndrome and administration schedule. Rules for the prescription of compound phytotherapy. Presentations and posologies. Treatment duration. Optimization of phytotherapy intake orally. The contraindications and the prudential rules in each system or pathology. The individual sensitivity. Interactions between phytotherapy and drugs.

Unit 5 Medicinal plants

Unit 6 Potential applications in herbal medicine

»Drainage and detoxification of the organism.

»Plants for: the respiratory system, eye diseases, immune system, digestive system, with cardiovascular action, dermatological affections, the excretory and genitourinary system, the musculoskeletal system, the reproductive system, the nervous system, endocrine affections.

»Useful plants in the stage of pregnancy, lactation and pediatrics.

»Principles of treatment and prescription in complex conditions and multiple pathologies. The phases and periodic reviews. The prescriptions according to the evolution.


Unit 1. Introduction to Ortomolecular Therapy.

Unit 2 Vitamins and substances analogous to vitamins.

Vitamins and vitaminoids Classification of vitamins and vitaminoids. Antivitamins Units and measurements. Hypovitaminosis and hypervitaminosis. Hypovitaminosis and deficiency disease. Hypervitaminosis, toxicity and excess. Synergy Fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin A. Vitamin D. Vitamin E. Vitamin K. Vitamins. Water soluble Denomination. General characteristics and applications of the B vitamins. Vitamin B1. Riboflavin or vitamin B2. Vitamin B3 Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5. Vitamin B6 Inositol Hill or vitamin B7. Vitamin B8 or biotin. Vitamin B9. B12 vitamin. Vitamin C. Vitaminoids and substances analogous to vitamins. Para-amino-benzoic acid (PABA). Orotic acid Bioflavonoids

Unit 3 Minerals and oligoelements.

General characteristics of minerals. Introduction. Mineral composition of the adult human body. Classification of minerals. Mineral content of foods. Bioavailability Recommended contribution and needs. Orthomolecular mineral therapy. Galenic and therapeutic mineral forms. Mineral management. Caution with minerals. Minerals Calcium. Match. Sulfur. Potassium. Magnesium. Iron. Fluorine. Zinc. Silicon. Copper. Selenium. Manganese. Iodo. Chrome. Cobalt. Lithium

Unit 4 Proteins and Amino Acids.

Definition of concepts. Definition of protein and amino acid. Biological value of proteins. Basic functions of proteins. Supplementation with amino acids. Prudential rules for supplementation with isolated amino acids. Functions and therapeutic action of amino acids. Arginine Cysteine Phenylalanine Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Glycine Glutamine Lysine L Methionine. Ornithine Proline Taurine. Tyrosine Tryptophan Branched chain amino acids (BCAA): Leucine, isoleucine and valine. L- Carnitine. L - Glutathione (Glutathione O GSH). Phosphatidylserine (PS)

Unit 5 Enzymotherapy and probiotics

Definition of concepts. Enzyme therapy Introduction. Therapy. Examples of enzymes. Systemic administration Dosage. Therapeutic action Interactions and side effects. Toxicity and contraindications. Enzymotherapy and weight loss. Probiotics Definition. Therapy. Functions Applications

Unit 6 Essential Fatty Acids.

Characteristics. Metabolism. Lack of AGE. General functions of the AGE. The prostaglandins. Applications of the AGE. Omega 6 series: GLA source. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Therapeutics with AGE. Oils rich in AGE. Pink primrose oil. Linseed oil. Wheat germ oil.

Unit 7 Special supplements.

Caprylic acid. Therapy. Applications. Quercetin Therapy. Applications. Coenzyme Q10. Therapy. Applications.

Professional outings

Work in natural therapy centers, polyclinics with health professionals, wellness centers. In aesthetic clinics, in residences or day centers for the elderly. Food processing industries. Consulting-consulting companies in the field of food, nutrition and dietetics. Collective canteens, catering services, hotels, day care centers, schools, residences for the elderly. Gyms and aesthetic clinics and personal image. Centers for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating ...). In parapharmacies, pharmacies and dietetic establishments, in addition to large surfaces.


The students of ISMET have a tutor, to which they can go in case of schedule changes, difficulty to follow up on subjects, personalized advice, professional development, among others.

Additional services

Promotions and special prices in other courses. Computer room with Internet connection. Service sale material. Special promotions at the ISMET therapy center. Academic advice by the studies tutor. Therapies in practices for the students. ISMETalumni, alumni association. Job vacancies Advice on the exercise of the profession at the tax, labor, accounting, marketing, communication, LOPD, insurance RCP, others.

Face-to-face modality


  • Intensive in mornings afternoons or Saturdays intensive.
  • Some subjects can also be taken in afternoons, or Online mode. There is the possibility of combining several modalities, check availability of each subject.

Online mode

Online Methodology, check availability of each subject.

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