Registered Holistic Nutritionist
A Holistic Nutritionist conducts an integrated health approach to your diet to optimize mental and physical health through diet and lifestyle. Holistic nutrition encompasses the whole individual from a physical, nutritional, emotional, mental, spiritual and environmental perspective, and complies with the principles of healthy food choices as part of a balanced lifestyle with minimal stress. A Holistic Nutritionist’s approach to wellness is to harness the healing power of natural foods and products to address health issues and prevent disease, and to encourage practicing moderation in all areas of life. A holistic nutritionist can make recommendations for balancing your diet and optimizing your health by incorporating more whole foods – local and organic where possible, avoiding environmental toxins, and using certain diagnostic tests to reveal your individual nutritional status. Nutritionists provide nutritional counselling to teach you the fundamentals of healthy living and how to self-monitor your diet.
Registered Holistic Nutritionists are professionals trained by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) through a 1 to 2 year program to learn to successfully educate others about the benefits of good nutrition.
Registered Dieticians are food and nutrition experts who can assess your needs and provide advice on healthy eating habits and nutritional issues. Dieticians provide advice and treatment plans based on scientific studies and evidence. They can explain and delve deeper into nutrition issues you may face, assess your dietary and health needs, develop specific meal plans, gauge the effects of those meal plans and keep up to date with the latest research in nutritional and food sciences. Dieticians apply and distribute knowledge about food and nutrition based on your lifestyle and preferences. Separating fact from fiction and distinguishing a healthy eating plan from those that don’t provide optimal nourishment, dieticians translate and tailor scientific research into guidance suited to your individual needs.
The majority of registered dieticians work in the treatment and prevention of chronic disease in hospitals, clinics or private practices.
Dieticians have a four-year university degree in foods and nutrition from an accredited university program and hundreds of hours of supervised, hands-on training. Registered Dieticians are provincially regulated health professionals.
Registered Dietician session – 1 session of 45 minutes ($100)