What Does A Nutritionist Do?
- What does a nutritionist do?
- What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietician?
- Will a nutrition consultation benefit me?
- How many consultations and follow-ups will be needed?
- I am under a doctor for a health problem, is nutrition advice still suitable?
- Diagnosis of food allergies
- Do you do telephone consultations?
Q. What does a Nutritionist do?
Nutritionists create and apply scientific knowledge to promote an understanding of the effects of diet on health and well-being. The Nutrition Society is the learned society for Nutritionists of which Karryne Hodgkinson is a member. The Association for Nutritionists is a regulating body to which Camilla belongs. Only those with recognised degrees can be members of these societies'.
Q. What is the difference between a Nutritionist and a Dietician?
Different titles are used to describe professionals working in the field of nutrition. There is a lot of common ground and overlap in the areas of practice. Nutritionists work in public health, government, industry, sports, education, the media and charities supporting the collection and communication of information about food and health. Nutritionists also provide general guidance to individuals about eating to support good health. Many dieticians work in hospitals and clinics advising people in need of therapeutic diets, but they also work in many areas of public health through improving food choices.
Q. How do I know if a nutrition consultation would be beneficial to me?
Most people will benefit from improving their diet. Even the healthiest eaters may have dietary needs that aren't being addressed as they are not aware of them. Consultations are suitable for all ages and can help a huge range of health problems.
Q. How many consultations are needed and are follow-ups needed?
Everyone is different. Some people may need just a general diet check and so one consultation is enough. However for specific conditions you may need a number of follow-ups in order to make appropriate changes. Nutrition change is gradual but it will take you to your optimum health.
Q. I am under a doctor for a health problem, is nutrition advice still suitable?
Absolutely. Nutrition is not alternative; our advice is not based on fads or fiction but real best evidence for health. It complements medical treatment and may help in the uptake of medication.
Q. Diagnosis of food allergies
If an allergy is suspected you will be referred to your doctor for medical advice. Food allergies can be a serious health condition. We can help you after diagnosis. Food intolerances and sensitivities can be investigated which can be done using certain diets or we can refer you to a reputable allergy tester.
Q. Do we prescribe supplements?
Diet is the fundamental part of our programmes and the focus is very much on enjoying healthy food. However, short-term supplement use may be beneficial in some cases to help address a particular problem.
Q. Do you carry out telephone consultations?
Winterslow consultation room or home visits are the most appropriate arrangement but when this is not possible then telephone consultations are possible. It is preferable to see you in person for the first consultation but follow-up telephonic sessions can be arranged.
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