A nutritionist is anyone who has an education in nutritional science. Many individuals learn about nutrition to complement and reinforce their other education and health care services — such as nurses, physician assistants or personal trainers.
A registered dietitian, however, has a four-year degree in dietetics or nutritional science, after which she completed an accredited supervised practicum. A dietitian must pass a national exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD). Your nutritionist in Brooklyn is an RD who followed a rigorous training schedule and adheres to continuing education requirements.
The Role of Holistic Nutrition
Recently, with the population’s increased focus on holistic medicine, another certification group has come to the forefront. This group has created the title Holistic Nutritionist. The term defines a way of practicing medicine that takes into account the whole person — physical, mental, social and familial.
A dietitian who practices holistic nutrition focuses on natural and organic foods. Additionally, holistic supplements are often incorporated into your daily routine and diet. A dietitian and a holistic nutritionist can help you focus on dealing with chronic health conditions as well.
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