Growing your nutrition practice: Do I need a mentor?

August 3, 2015 | 4 Comments on Growing your nutrition practice: Do I need a mentor?

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 | Leave a response

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 | Leave a response

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 | 2 Comments on What does a holistic nutritionist do?

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 | Leave a response

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 | 2 Comments on How To Create A Business Plan For Nutrition Practices

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 | 93 Comments on Why your detox is making you sick: The dangers of aggressive detoxing.

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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New Principles of Food Combining

April 25, 2015 | 41 Comments on New Principles of Food Combining

In 1985 we were introduced to “proper” food combining by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond in Fit for Life. For many years we have been taught that proper combining of foods optimizes the digestive processes. It has long been thought that eating a variety of foods together can interfere with the digestion of certain others. For example, fruits were to be eaten on their own to avoid fermentation. Grains were to be eaten separately from proteins. Likewise, it is possible to eat foods which enhance the digestion or, at least, do not interfere with the digestion of the others. For example, proteins were to be eaten with non-starchy vegetables.  “Grazing” every 2 hours, with six smaller meals a day has also ...

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Look where Edison graduate Liza Rowan is taking her business and nutrition knowledge!!

February 12, 2015 | Leave a response

Firstly, I just want to say that through my studies at EIN, and particularly the case studies, I realised that I truly had found my passion. I really wanted to do nothing else but motivate and educate people to take control of their own health and happiness. Upon graduating, I wasn’t sure of the exact direction I wanted to go in, apart from the above ‘calling’. Here in Singapore, once people heard I was a nutritionist, and particularly of “Holistic” background, they become extremely interested and asked many questions. So I decided to devise my own course which would give some technical knowledge around macro and micronutrients, along with much practical advice on reading labels, understanding organics, GMO, and so ...

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Hormonal Health

January 17, 2015 | Leave a response

If you want to improve your hormones, the first thing to do is to improve your food intake and possibly add nutritional supplements that can support hormone manufacturing. Hormones are made from nutrients with the help of enzymes which require minerals. So what is the good food?  The food that people ate in the Palaeolithic times before agriculture existed. This includes fresh vegetables, if possible, organic not canned or those with preservatives and pesticides. Pasture raised meat, chicken, wild caught fish cooked at a low temperature. Estrogens, androgens, progesterone and others of the steroid family all come from the precursor Cholesterol. Although it doesn’t have good press since the mid 80’s, cholesterol is a vital substance. The body produces the ...

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