What should I look for in a nutritionist?
In general a well-trained nutrition counselor should be able to help with the following diet-related problems, among others: weight control (loss and gain), heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, hiatal hernia, high blood cholesterol, food allergies, gout and digestive disorders..
Do I need a referral for a nutritionist?
Currently, only a handful of the 46 state laws that regulate dietitians or nutritionists through licensure, statutory certification or registration explicitly require a referral or physician order.
What is the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist?
Dietitians work with healthy and sick people while nutritionists are limited to healthy individuals only. Dietitians are trained professionals who promote nutritional well-being and treat medical conditions through medical nutrition therapy.
Is it better to be a nutritionist or dietitian?
Dietitian vs. Nutritionist Education Comparison. The word dietitians typically refers to registered dietitians (RD). Compared with nutritionists, the main difference is that RDs tend to have more education and credentials.
What happens when you see a nutritionist?
We’ll review your medical history, including any medications and supplements you’re currently taking. Then we’ll delve into your lifestyle to get a sense of your stress levels, sleep patterns, energy levels, exercise, and gastrointestinal function.