Rebecca Bonneteau, CNM graduate

Rebecca Bonneteau explains how the College Of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) helped her understand her eczema – and turned her into a teacher, helping clients find freedom from this skin condition…

I went back to school to learn about the body so I could fix myself. I was born with chronic eczema and, because of it, was prescribed long-term steroids and antibiotics, which led to a number of serious complications and my health deteriorated in my teens and 20s.

Now, in my 30s, my life is all about preventing what happened to me from happening to other children who are prescribed steroids for eczema at a very early age. I am taking back control of my body.

Suppressing the chronic inflammation over the years has led to bone density issues. I was also diagnosed with atypical cells and large lumps in my breasts. Now, through consistent detoxification, I no longer have any atypical cells and the lumps have shrunk dramatically. I’m still detoxing as I know how important it is, but the eczema has virtually gone.

Taking back control over my health

My experience at CNM was jaw dropping and life-changing. What attracted me to the course were the practical, supervised clinic days. I especially loved the grounding I received in biomedicine. CNM has helped me piece together my health history. If my parents had known, when I was a child, what I learned at CNM I would never have had the health issues I endured while growing up.

I also always wanted to work for myself, I just didn’t know how. Now, thanks to CNM, I run my own business and I’m well on my way to eliminating my health issues. My life has completely changed since graduating and I am now doing what I feel is my life’s purpose.

Helping others thanks to CNM

I now support families who have children with eczema to figure out the root of the problem and teach them how to dig it out. I run an online practice and employ three others to support the work I do. Incredibly, I have clients on six continents across the world.

Every day is a new adventure; running my own business brings challenges but the life-changing testimonials I receive are all worth it, and I love the thank-you notes I receive from children and parents I’ve helped saying how their lives have improved. It feels good to help!

CNM has a 22-year track record training successful natural health practitioners, in class and online, with colleges across the UK and Ireland. To find out more, visit or call 01342 777 747.

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