The School of Natural Healing
The School of Natural Healing
Since 1953
Healing Through Knowledge and Truth
Who is Dr. Christopher?
John Raymond Christopher was born in November 1909 to European parents.  He was left in a Salt Lake City, Utah orphanage and adopted by Leander and Melissa Christopher. 

Born with advanced rheumatoid arthritis, he endured excruciating pain. As a child, he sometimes walked with a cane or was confined to a wheelchair. He also developed hardening of the arteries and a nearly fatal case of croup.  Doctors of his day proclaimed that he would never reach the age of thirty.

One day his mother asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up.

“I’m going to be a doctor!” he answered without hesitation.

“Oh Raymond!” his mother laughed.   “How can you be a doctor?  You can’t stand the sight of blood.  You’ve never been able to slay the rabbits you raise for food, and you run from the kitchen whenever I raise the old butcher knife to a chicken.  What kind of doctor would that be?”
The School of Natural Healing curriculum consists of 22 course levels ranging from beginner all the way up to Master Herbalist.  All courses are provided online so you can do them in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.  You can take just one course, or go all the way through to achieve your Master Herbalist Certification. 

The first course, Family Herbalist, is the starting point to mastery of your own health and is a prerequisite for all courses that follow. The Family Herbalist course syllabus is comprised of five information-packed sections that will give you the knowledge you need to take full control of your family’s health care.  You really can become your own primary care provider.
What is The School of Natural Healing?
Enjoy another timeless video of Dr. Christopher teaching.
There was a moment’s pause before he answered this time, “Mother, I will be able to heal people without cutting them up.  There will be natural ways of doing it.”

His interest in natural healing grew when he saw naturopathic healing cure his mother of dropsy and diabetes. His own health dramatically increased when he learned about and began following a healthy diet.  After overcoming cancer using natural methods his enthusiasm to share this information grew tremendously.

Ray went on to study herbology and natural healing in Canada, Iowa and Los Angeles.  He is hailed as America's foremost herbalist.  His books and research are studied by herbalists worldwide.
Dr. John R. Christopher founded The School of Natural Healing in 1953.  Since then, many of the world’s top herbalists and naturopathic healers have become instructors and contributors to the program and it has become the means for thousands of students to begin or further their herbal knowledge and wisdom.

Taking charge of your family's health is safe, rewarding and satisfying. However, many people become overwhelmed at the prospect of engaging in herbal study.  There is a lot of information out there, knowing where to even begin can sometimes feel very daunting.
At The School of Natural Healing we will show you that you can become your own doctor. In the comfort of your own home, you can become a qualified healer and teacher in less than 2 years by studying only one hour per day .

Our courses are designed to teach herbalism from the ground up. We begin with foundational understandings of natural methodologies and progress through the many aspects of herbal healing, including herb identification, horticulture, medicinal usage's, methods of preparation and more.

Students who complete the Master Herbalist program are prepared to take care of themselves and their families, and educate others in natural healing methods.

Our School curriculum and philosophy is built upon the understanding and practice of four fundamental principles:

1. Preventative Nutrition
2. Eradicating the Cause of Disease
3. Healing the Body through Natural Methods
4. Education
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