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Andrew Johnson is a member of the BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy), NTC (Nutritional Therapy Council), AMH (Association of Master Herbalists), CNHC (Complementary & Natural Health Council), IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine). He practises in the UK.
I decided to to train with the College of Dietary Therapy with Dr Lawrence Plaskett and Barbara Wren. At the same time I opened a health food shop in Tiverton, Devon and also started training as a homeopath. After a year a gave up the homeopathic training but I completed my Dietary Therapy Diploma in 1984. Whilst doing this training I also worked on myself and again most of my symptoms cleared up again. This was really the start and since then I have continued to train, including in herbal medicine (qualifying as a Master herbalist), Iridology and in Kinesiology, also in Ayurveda, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and several other therapies. I still continue to be fascinated by this area and attend regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses every year.
I value a holistic approach and have learned a range of skills that allow me to work in this way. I believe health and other problems are often complex and can, for example, be partly emotional, partly physical or partly due to influences of the environment. Due to this I use an integrated approach calling upon a range of therapies and also sometimes recommending help from other practitioners.