Frequently Asked Questions
Do you promote any kind of specific diet?
I do not subscribe to any particular diet. Rather, dietary recommendations are based on the specific needs, constraints and ethics of the client.
In this way, I am able to support the needs of those following a vegetarian, vegan or other dietary regimen.
What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritional Therapist?
A 'Dietitian' has specific training according to a public health model, applying standard protocols to treat disease across the general population, often in a hospital setting.
A Nutritional Therapist tailors an intervention to the specific needs of the individual through Personalised Nutrition. We seek to improve the underlying causes of health conditions holistically according to the Functional Medicine model. A Nutritional Therapist is well positioned to work with chronic health conditions and prevention of disease.
How can I know if a practitioner is well qualified?
As 'Nutritionist', 'Nutritional Therapist' and 'Health Coach' are NOT protected designations, these titles do NOT indicate a practitioner's training and qualifications.
One way to determine a practitioner's qualifications is registration with a professional body, such as the UK's BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapists) and CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council). Registration with these bodies denotes extensive training in the theory and practice of nutritional therapy and adherence with strict professional standards.
Protected designations include:
Registered Nutritionist mBANT and
Registered Nutritional Therapist mBANT
My designation as a Registered Nutritionist mBANT indicates compliance with BANT and CNHC professional requirements of extensive training and strict professional standards.
Upon completion of my MSc, when I will return to seeing clients, my designation will be that of a Registered Nutritional Therapist mBANT, denoting clinical practice.
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