What is an Integrative Nutritionist?
Integrate- to combine with another so that they may become whole.
Nutrition- the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health.
Nutritionist- a person who studies or is an expert in nutrition.
Integrative Nutritionist- a person who studies all nutrition practices taking a holistic approach on health and wellness.
What's the difference between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian?
Nutritionists are not as well regulated as Dietitians are. If you are calling yourself a Dietician, you are a Registered Dietitian. If you are calling yourself a Nutritionist it could mean anything from someone who likes to learn about food to someone with a PhD in the field of Nutrition. This is because the qualifications for title of Nutritionist range state to state. To see what the laws are in your state and to learn more about professional credentials check out this website. This is a great site to reference to determine if you are working with a professional. The two most common certifications for any diet or nutrition related fields are the CNS and RD.
Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)- A nutritional professional with an advanced degree (graduate or doctorate) and 1000 supervised internship hours. They must pass the Certified Nutrition Specialist Exam. Certified Nutrition Specialist work therapeutically with food, supplements, and lifestyle to support each individual client heal the root cause of disease or illness. A dietitian can sit for the CNS exam after they acquire at least a graduate degree in the field of nutrition. However, a CNS does not have to be a Registered Dietitian because they have acquired at least a Masters Degree in the field through other routs. Taylor is a CNS.
Registered Dietitian (RD)- A food and dietary professional, usually with a four year bachelors degree and 900-1200 dietetic internship hours. They must pass the Dietetics Registration Exam. Registered Dietitians work with diet plans to guide people to functional health. Registered Dietitians are not Certified Nutrition Specialists; they are Dietitians until they go through advanced schooling and pass the CNS.
Health Coach- A Health Coach is a person who can give general recommendations around food and lifestyle. Anyone can call themselves a health coach with current laws. There are certifications available that vary school to school but it is not legally necessary to have one. Health Coaches are not Dietitians or Nutritionists.
How can I help you?
A well balance diet and lifestyle can support:
Allergies (Seasonal & Food)
Conception: Fertility/Infertility, Pre-Conception Planning, Pregnancy, Lactation
Diabetes I & II
Digestive Health: Indigestion, Acid Reflux, IBS, Constipation, Diarrhea, Bloating, Intestinal Permeability, Irregular Stools
General Health and Wellness
Immune Support/Disease Prevention
Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, SAD, Memory Loss, Brain Fog, Irritability
Skin Health: Acne, Eczema, Rashes
Women's Health: PMS/PMDD, Menopause, Menstrual Issues
And just about anything else you can think of. Food is fuel, it is building blocks, it is life. How are you refueling and rebuilding?