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strength of the Registered Nutritional Consultant/Practitioner's
approach is grounded in the premise that no one diet is right
for everyone all the time. It is also important to realize that
there are no miracle nutrients that will cure all ills. Each person
is uniquely different, and each must exercise judgements as to
what is right for their own well-being. The services of a Registered
Nutritional Consultant/Practitioner (RNC/P) provides an excellent
starting place for an improved health program. Based on the foundation
that every person is biochemically unique, the RNC/P assesses
the individual's nutritional imbalances and weaknesses and makes
subsequent diet and nutritional support recommendations to help
the client build and maintain well-being.
Nutritional Consultant/Practitioners believe it is important to
eat a variety of foods to ensure all essential nutrients are included
in one's diet. A RNC/P will not only recommend dietary lifestyle
changes, but is also trained to design personalized dietary supplementation.
For example, some individuals are gluten-intolerant and must avoid
certain foods such as breads and pasta. Others may need to eat
alkaline foods while detoxifying. Environmental pollutants, metal
toxicity, parasites and allergies are among the other factors
that will be considered in constructing an effective individualized
Nutritional Consultant/Practitioner can provide guidance in making
sense out of conflicting theories of nutrition. As a professional
practitioner trained to provide individual and group education,
a RNC/P's counsel can include food intake evaluation, food selection
and preparation recommendations, supplementation recommendations,
education and the design of individualized diet programmes based
on an assessment of the body's symptoms.
Nutritional Consultant/Practitioners are highly trained professional
members of either the I.O.N.C. (International Organization of
Nutritional Consultants or the N.C.O.C. (Nutritional Consultants
Organization of Canada). They have achieved a Bachelor of Science
in Holistic Nutrition from an approved school or by training which
is deemed equivalent by the Board of Examiners of I.O.N.C. or
N.C.O.C. Every RNC/P must meet yearly educational upgrading requirements
before their registration will be renewed for the following year.
Educational Institutes recognized by the NCOC or IONC include:
The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, with several campuses
across Canada (1-800-569-9938); and The Edison Institute of Nutrition
(1-800-456-9313.) N.C.O.C., a voluntary, non-profit, incorporated
organization since 1983, independently assesses both schools and
individuals, and can give you further credentialing information.
Contact Patricia Raymond at 1-800-406-2703.
of receiving the services of a Registered Nutritional Consultant/Practitioner
includes guidance on weight normalization, pregnancy and lactation,
family nutrition, convalescence, understanding the use and abuse
of food supplements, making sense out of conflicting theories
of nutrition, understanding the consequences of specific food
choices, and learning how to make choices more appropriate to
one's needs. Visiting a RNC/P is all about making positive life
style changes to effect your quality of life.
Scott, RNC/P is a Registered Nutritional Consultant practicing
in Wallace , N.S. and Heather Sparrow RNC/P is a Registered Nutritional
Consultant and Program Director, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition,
Halifax, Nova Scotia. 902-462-0642, firstname.lastname@example.org
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