Who is a Holistic Nutritionist?

What is a Holistic Nutritionist? Are they different from a Dietician or Nutritionist?

Holistic nutritionists are dedicated professionals who educate their clients about the health benefits of natural nutrition. Holistic nutrition is a special combination of modern science and time tested wisdom based on the philosophy that each person has unique nutritional requirements.

Holistic nutritional consultants typically evaluate their clients nutritional needs by identifying symptoms that indicate health imbalances. They then provide individualized health plans, which include nutrient dense foods, lifestyle recommendations and/ or natural supplements in order to help bring the clients health back to a state of equilibrium. Holistic nutritional consultants assess their client’s health through one-on-one consultations and focused questionnaires and then provide health and lifestyle recommendations that are tailored to the individual’s needs.

Holistic nutritional consultants create individual meal plans and recipes for their clients, teach them to decode food labels to help them make optimal food choices and provide them with food shopping advice and information. They assess their clients stress, exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption, sleep, relaxation and overall lifestyle practices. They monitor their clients progress towards their health goals. Most importantly, holistic nutritional consultants encourage self-responsibility by empowering clients through personalized education and information.

Holistic nutritional consultants are conscientious and well informed about connections between the environment, toxins, food products, preparation, and the resulting quality of food. They recommend Whole Foods that are natural, alive and good quality, and which supports sustainable farming practices and a healthy environment.

Holistic nutritionists are educated on the functions of the digestive, immune and other whole body systems. They are trained to recognize food intolerances and allergies, blood sugar fluctuations, and the multiple causes of inflammation, which are the source of many health conditions. As such, holistic nutritionists are valuable resources.

Holistic nutritional consultants complete a comprehensive program which includes extensive case studies. They have a strict scope of practice and code of ethics. As well, there is a disciplinary Ave. For investigating and resolving health issues. They work well with and alongside both allopathic and alternative healthcare practitioners.

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