What does a nutritionist do?
All too often I get asked this question. Let me clarify, people that seek help from a nutritionist often know plenty about their own health and are invested in making good decisions. People may choose to see a nutritionist because they have niggling issues with their health that they can’t solve by conventional methods, these people want to fix the issue rather than just putting a band-aid solution in place.
A good nutritionist will look at all aspects of the person’s life to ascertain what factors are causing or exacerbating the issue. It could be lifestyle considerations, nutrient deficiencies, food aversions, cultural or social factors just to touch on a few.
While correcting dietary imbalances is our mainstay and sets the foundation of our work, it is all those other little things that make us so valuable. The ability to adapt the changes recommended to suit the person sitting in front of us, the educational aspect of what we do. Working with someone to make change happen is never going to be as simple as us telling you to eat more broccoli.
It’s the reasoning behind that decision to recommend broccoli that is the most valuable tool. All too often people don’t explain adequately why they make recommendations. I don’t know about you, but if there isn’t a damn fine explanation as to why broccoli will help, the chances of me eating it are lessened. That is why I make a point of sharing my reasoning with you. Putting the ability to make powerful positive change back into your hands. Empowering you to be able to make decisions to help yourself, teaching you about how you can influence your own health.
Chances are, that if you are looking for a nutritionist, you are a switched on person who is wading through the excess of information and nonsense that is out there about food. You may have tried various different things to resolve the issue that you are struggling with. If you want to cut through the confusion and take matters back into your own hands, then I thoroughly recommend that you book an appointment today.