Yesterday after work, I had a 30 minute “Get Acquainted” conference call with Erin Peisach of Nutrition by Erin ((Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified LEAP Therapist). We discussed my current symptoms and ailments, what my goals are and what her approach would be to tackle this.
My gut health y’all – I need professional intervention. & certainly not from someone who got a certificate through NASM or another physical training company. I need a LEGIT nutritionist or dietitian who is registered by the state with EXTENSIVE training. Insert Erin.
I used HealthProfs.com, a website where you can search ANY health professional in your area. There are so many filters based on what type of professional you are looking for (acupuncturist, dentist, physical therapist, dietitian); and then more filters like what style approach (holistic, clinical, etc), treatment techniques, gender, and most importantly what your symptoms are.
My choices were:
Nutritionist/Dietitian – Registered Dietitian – Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Digestive Issues – Depression – Weight Management
My options narrowed and I started reviewing their profiles and their websites. One in particular stood out for me.
I’m sure you can see what it was…
I just knew from there, she was the one.
So I’m officially working with a Registered Dietitian to work through my gut problems. I am so excited to finally tackle and not just mask the symptoms that I’ve been living with, essentially, for my whole life.
Dietitian vs. Nutritionist:
“Many people mistakenly use the terms “dietitian” and “nutritionist” interchangeably. Although these two professions are undoubtedly related, they maintain distinctive qualities. The biggest difference between dietitians and nutritionists lies in the legal restrictions that each title carries. Only nutritionists that become registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) may legally declare themselves as dietitians or more precisely, registered dietitians (RDs).
Unlike dietitians, the nutritionist profession is much less protected under the law. In fact, nutritionists that do not intend to use the titles of “dietitian” or “registered dietitian” are often free from government regulation. Some states may require nutritionists to obtain an occupational license from a Board of Nutrition, while other states allow individuals to practice as nutritionists without any previous education, training or work experience.”
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RDN credential:
Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to 12 months in length.
Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR’s website at www.cdrnet.org.
Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.