Firstly, what does it mean to be a nutritionist?
A fully qualified nutritionist will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science/health science majoring in nutrition (or, previously, an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine). Seeing a qualified nutritionist makes sure that the advice you receive is safe, evidence-based, and tailored to your personal needs.
Nutritionists have an in-depth understanding of the human body and disease, and the complex role that food plays in our health. You might want to see a nutritionist to:
- Increase general health and wellbeing
- Decrease stress
- Increase energy
- Safely make diet changes (for health or ethical reasons)
- Support your body through an illness
- Support particular body systems to prevent illness
- … just to name a few!
Nutritionists also have the benefit of time – the 1-hour initial consultation allows time to assess your full health history, discover what may be causing symptoms, and address what might be preventing you from achieving optimal health.
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