Feb. 19, 2018

What is a Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Nutritional Therapist.

I get asked this all the time. Here's my take on it.

A nutritionist is anybody who claims to be an expert in the field of nutrition. This is a broad description because some nutritionists have not studied, meaning they are not appropriately qualified and do not belong to a governing body. When taking advice from a nutritionist always check they have studied, are registered and belong to a governing body. 

A dietitian is somebody who has a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Dietitians generally work with the NHS, although some will work directly with the public. I am not a dietitian.

A nutritional therapist is somebody who is appropriately qualified and has a recognized qualification in Nutritional Therapy. Nutritional therapists usually work in private practice offering bespoke health plans, using nutrition and lifestyle interventions to help support the body towards maintaining health. I am a qualified and registered nutritional therapist. I also refer to myself as a nutritionist because many people are not aware of what a nutritional therapist is. When taking advice from a nutritional therapist always check they have appropriately qualification, amd they are registered and belong to a regulated governing body.

As a nutritional therapist I specialized in weight management, hormonal health, stress and digestion.