What are they Key Courses Required to Become a Holistic Nutritionist?

September 7, 2015 |

What are the Key Courses Required to Become a Holistic Nutritionist? When choosing a program to become a certified nutritionist, it is important to select an online nutrition course that provides a comprehensive view that combines the latest scientific findings in nutritional practice. A good place to start studying nutrition is to take an introductory

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3 Healthy Summer BBQ Recipes your Guests will Love

August 17, 2015 |

We all love to get outdoors to enjoy the pleasant weather in the summertime, and inviting friends over for a barbeque is part of the summer tradition. With a little creativity, vegetarian cookout menus can be part of a healthy diet for optimum health and wellness. When you plan your healthy summer barbeque recipes, make sure to purchase only fresh, organic ingredients that do not contain GMO’s. Here are some vegetarian barbeque recipes for veggi burgers, shish kabobs and apple walnut salad you will want to try: Irresistible Bean and Vegetable Burgers Here is a delicious recipe that uses adzuki beans, black-eyed peas and carrots. Ingredients: ½ cup adzuki beans ½ cup black-eyed peas 1 onion, finely chopped ½ teaspoon ...

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Live Cell Microscopy: Assessment Tool for Nutrition Practitioners

August 10, 2015 |

With advanced technology nutritionists can now use live cell microscopy as an assessment tool. The technique was developed over 140 years ago and came into its own with the introduction of the video camera and monitor, which allow for the observation of immediate test results. Holistic nutritionists use this advanced technique to assess the state of a client’s overall health. Live cell microscopy training gives nutritionists the tools to see what is going on within the body and use the test results to create effective and individualized nutrition plans. When choosing a live cell microscopy course, it is important to have an experienced practitioner who will communicate technical material in a nurturing learning environment using the best equipment. What is ...

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Growing your nutrition practice: Do I need a mentor?

August 3, 2015 |

Starting your own business as a nutritionist can be the dream of a lifetime. To become successful, you may want to offer such services as workshops and group classes in addition to individual nutritional counseling. You may be enterprising enough to provide consultation services to local organizations and businesses. While there are many benefits to being your own boss and going it alone in private practice, having the support of an experienced mentor can make a big difference when you want to start or grow your business. Mentorship has become an indispensable element of natural health care practice for many looking to grow their practice. The Edison Institute of Nutrition offers an effective mentorship program for new holistic nutritionist transitioning ...

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Online Nutrition Certifications: The Benefits Of Studying Online

July 27, 2015 |

Evidence is mounting that online learning for nutrition certification is just as effective as more traditional classroom settings. Certainly, taking a course online in the comfort of your own home has great appeal and advantages for busy people who need flexibility in their schedules. There are many other benefits to distance learning as well, for young people just starting out to working professionals and those who are interested in changing career paths. Lower Costs, More Choices Online career programs are generally a good deal more affordable than in person classwork. Students can choose from variety of nutrition programs, from introductory coursework to programs leading to a practitioner diploma or an advanced diploma. Flexibility Taking nutrition courses online gives you the ...

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Nature and Health: Take a Walk in the Forest and Call Me in the Morning

July 23, 2015 |

Look deep into nature and then you’ll understand everything better - Albert Einstein Why do we feel calmer and happier when we are outdoors in nature? One theory suggests that we are intuitively connected to nature since it’s in our DNA.   The indigenous people of our planet believe that humans are but one aspect of nature and therefore not just passive observers of it. Our role is to participate as part of the ecosystem. There has been a lot of research coming out of Japan regarding the health benefits of walking through nature. In 1982 the Forest Agency of Japan promoted the practice of ‘Shinrin-yoku’ or ‘forest bathing’ to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Since 67% of the land in Japan is ...

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What does a holistic nutritionist do?

July 20, 2015 |

A Holistic Nutritionist Job Description Holistic Nutritionists help clients by creating an individualized plan for healthy eating. A Holistic Nutritionists job description includes duties such as assessing the clients’ health needs, counseling them on healthy eating habits, and developing customized meal plans with an eye toward the client’s food preferences and food costs. Holistic Nutritionists

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Career Opportunities For Nutritionists

July 13, 2015 |

The demand for nutritional consultants is growing substantially. Nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who advise their clients about eating well to live a healthy lifestyle and to correct the underlying cause of their health challenges. These healthcare professionals provide individualized evaluations and recommendations for foods and various supplementation. They may also help people achieve

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How To Create A Business Plan For Nutrition Practices

July 6, 2015 |

Starting your own nutrition business is an exciting step, and it helps to stay organized by creating a detailed business plan. Creating a nutrition business plan may sound a bit intimidating, but chances are the document will contain aspects that you have already addressed. Your business plan will clearly state your business objectives and give you the best opportunity to stay on target with strategies to grow your business. The plan will give you a picture of the market and business processes, and enable you to prioritize as your nutrition business develops. You can use the business plan for your nutrition practice to set milestones and track results so you can adjust your goals and strategies accordingly. These are the ...

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Why your detox is making you sick: The dangers of aggressive detoxing.

May 26, 2015 |

I can't tell you how many people have told me that a "detox" protocol made them feel extremely ill. They take detox supplements, pills or tinctures, and within a few hours they suffer dizziness, diarrhea, chills, outbreaks or even vomiting. These symptoms range from mild to severe, depending on the person and what they've taken. Such is the legacy of what I'm calling "extreme detox supplements" that seem to be designed to cause as much suffering as possible while framing it all as a "healing crisis." I've always had a problem with the idea that such symptoms are routinely explained away as a healing crisis; as if you must suffer before you can heal. In this must-read article, I'm going ...

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