What is a Nutritionist?
A Nutritionist will usually have completed a tertiary qualification in any number of fields, including nutrition, food science and public health. The main role of a nutritionist is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about health and food choices.
A nutritionist is an expert and can advise you on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Should I see one?
There are so many reasons to see a nutritionist such as:
- To learn about nutritional healing and using food as medicine
- To learn about what foods you should be eating
- To increase energy levels
- To learn what nutritional gaps you may need to fill
- To lose weight and keep it off
- To understand what superfoods you should be eating and why
- To address any of the conditions stated below
- Preventative medicine
- Holistic food preparation
Conditions it can benefit
Correct nutrition as advised by a qualified nutritionist can be used to enhance an enormous range of conditions including:
- Digestive disorders including inflammatory bowel disease
- Eyes, ears, nose and throat problems
- Viral, bacterial and fungal infections
- Dermatological skin problems
- Pregnancy supports, preconception support, health issues during and after pregnancy
- Sleeping problems
- Cardiovascular and vascular issues
- Respiratory problems including asthma
- Female and male reproductive conditions
- Endocrine imbalances including thyroid disorders
- Genitourinary issues including urinary tract infections and prostate problems
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Mood disorders
- Neurological disorders including ADD/ADHD, autism, dementia and memory loss
- Much more