At Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, our nutritionists in Melbourne look at nutrition from every angle. This allows us to provide our clients with a comprehensive range of services designed to improve health and wellness.
A client will typically visit a nutritionist with a goal in mind, whether it’s to lose weight, increase chances of conception or simply improve eating habits. Nutritionists typically provide tailored advice for clients based on a considered, holistic view of their lifestyle, their dietary habits and their overall health in order to help them best achieve their health and wellness goals.
The nutritionist then formulates a nutrition plan based on the client’s needs and monitors their progress over time. They might make adjustments to the plan if progress has stalled or ground to a halt.
While some might use the terms interchangeably, there are in fact some differences between a nutritionist and a dietitian that are worth highlighting.
Nutritionists will typically have some form of tertiary qualification in the field, usually in an area like public health, nutrition or food science. They will often find employment in the fields of public health nutrition, research, community health promotion and food technology.
A dietitian is tertiary qualified in food, nutrition and dietetics. As part of their tertiary qualifications, they will have undertaken supervised and formally assessed professional stints in public health nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management. Dietitians can typically work in the same field as nutritionists, but with their additional qualifications they can also work in private practice, hospitals and the medical nutrition industry.
At Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, we offer the option of visiting a nutritionist as we believe this is a more natural approach
These two fields have enough perceived overlap that they often get confused for each other. The key difference between the two is that a nutritionist works specifically with nutritional medicines such as vitamins, minerals and neutraceuticals. A nutritionist will also generally prescribe changes to diet and lifestyle as the key approach to restoring a patient’s health. Whereas a naturopath will typically opt for prescribing herbal medicines first and foremost. A nutritionist will also generally prescribe changes to diet and lifestyle as the key approach to restoring a patient’s health. Both might incorporate the other’s tools of treatment occasionally, but only as a secondary measure or as a supplement to their treatment approaches.
The nutritionists at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic are able to help people of all ages and backgrounds achieve their health and wellness goals by devising tailored nutrition plans. We can assist with:
Whatever your particular nutritional requirements are, our qualified and experienced nutritionist in Melbourne will work with you to create a detailed yet practical nutrition plan that helps you meet your health and wellness outcomes.
FODMAP is an acronym that stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These names refer to particular carbohydrates found in food that some people – particularly those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome – have trouble digesting properly. A nutritionist can help you determine whether you have intolerances to food products containing any of these carbohydrates by running FODMAP tests. Speak to one of our nutritionists in Melbourne about FODMAP testing today.
In addition to accommodating the needs of locals needing a nutritionist in Melbourne, Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic also provides a wealth of additional health and wellness services.
Come to us when you’re looking for:
To learn more about any of our services or to make an appointment with our nutritionist in Melbourne, call us on (03) 9686 2566.