Additives in food its effect on our health and well-being


Maintaining our health and well-being is a priority to enjoying a full and active lifestyle. Food plays a key role in ensuring our mental, emotional and physical well-being. Studies have shown that the rise in irritable bowel related diseases, and mental health are linked to the addition and rise of additives in our food chain and the quality of the food we choose to eat. 

Today it is more of a case of knowing and understanding what are you really eating and how to safely navigate the world of food, food additives, preservatives, enhancers, flavouring agents, sweeteners, emulsifying agents, stabilizers and more that infiltrate our daily diets. 

Additives, refined, processed and modified foods are affecting our children's behaviour, learning ability, mood, mental and physical health. Parents are exhausted and overwhelmed by unexplained out of control behaviour of children. 

Did you know the effects of food additives, refined, processed and modified food can include;

  • irritability, explosive anger, frustration, restlessness, difficulty falling asleep
  • mood swings, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, crying, inability to cope with everyday things
  • inattention, difficulty concentrating or debilitating fatigue, fidgety behaviour, agitation or aggression 
  • speech delay, learning difficulties, hitting, biting, kicking (self or others) 
  • eczema, itchy skin rashes, swelling of the lips, sore throat, dry flaking skin. 
  • reflux, colic, stomach aches, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhoea, sneaky poos, sticky poos, bedwetting
  • headaches or migraines
  • frequent colds, flu, bronchitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis; stuffy or runny nose, constant throat clearing, cough or asthma
  • sore joints, arthritis, heart palpitations, arrhythmia, pressure in the chest area.
Course Outline 

This short one day course looks at;

  • Food - what are you really eating? 
  • understanding food behaviour, learning, growth and development 
  • additives and preservatives - the impact on health and wellbeing 

It also gives participants do-able effective strategies on how to navigate the world of food and all that's added. 

Study Options

One day face-to-face class

Professional Development

The College of Natural Healing is accredited with the Australian Traditional Medical Society to deliver Continuing Professional Development courses. For each hour of study you may be awarded 1 CPE point. The College will issue a record of attainment on successful completion of this unit.  

AQF & ASQA Notification 

The Additives in food its effect on our health and well-being course is not a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Qualification Framework, it does not lead to the issuance of AQF certification documentation and the College of Natural Healing is not registered by ASQA to deliver this particular course.


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