Nutrition and lifestyle changes have an incredible impact on your overall well-being and health. By making small modifications over time towards a healthier and more sustainable life, not all at once, you can go from feeling ‘okay’ most days to feeling fabulous every day. “let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food” - this has been seen again and again by positive results – healing from digestive issues, emotional over eating, anxiety, depression and all without the need for meds.
What is nutrition? Simply put, nutrition is the study of food at
work in our bodies, our source of energy, for which our nutrients can
function. Think of your nutrition as the building blocks of
life. A nutritionist will help you to get the best ‘building blocks’
for your life.
The term “nutritionist” is very ambiguous. Nutritionists comprise
varying levels of education, from no education to a degree,
certification or license. Types of nutritionists include certified
clinical nutritionist (CCN), certified nutritional Practitioners
(CNP), certified nutritional consultant (CNC) and certified nutritional
specialist (CNS). Only the latter requires vigorous
training similar to the CCN. Certified clinical nutritionists,
Nutritionists, and registered dietitians, RDs, both hold educational
degrees but differ in philosophy and technique with the client.
Dietitians focus on caloric intake and the food pyramid while
clinical nutritionists concentrate on how the body reacts to the
absorption, digestion and assimilation of food. The Nutritionist’s
approach to diet structure is developed according to what is best
for the individual as opposed to the standard recommendation for the
general public or for all people experiencing a particular
health concern. Rather than strictly advocating a pyramid or
food-group-style diet, the Nutritionist will determine the healthiest
and most effective program for the individual according to the
latest nutrition research and the unique make-up of the individual.