Scope of Practice of an RHN-Holistic Nutritionist

What do I do as ab RHN-Holistic Nutritionist?? Read on my friend, read on!!

My services as an RHN-Holistic Nutritionist are grounded in the following principles:

  1. Acknowledgement that each person is biochemically distinct and has unique nutritional needs;
  2. Awareness of the meaning of holistic nutrition; the interrelationship of mind, body and spirit; and the importance of addressing these interactive factors which are unique to each individual;
  3. Promotion of whole, locally grown and organic foods; sustainable farming practices; and the necessity of living in a non-toxic environment;
  4. Understanding that prevention and self-responsibilty are fundamental to any successful health care program;
  5. Recognition that supplementation is not a substitute for wholesome, nutritious foods but that it may be helpful in recommended form, dose, and frequency;
  6. Respect for clients and for their wellness goals, personal tastes, morals, social, and life values;
  7. Acceptance of the unique contribution of other health care providers, and the need to work co-operatively with them regardless whether they are of holistic or allopathic background.
  8. The main services provided by me, and RHN-Holistic Nutritionist include the following:
    • Document my clients goals, needs, and plans;
    • Evaluate my clients for selection, preparation and intake;
    • Evaluate my clients lifestyle and overall feeling of well-being;
    • Evaluate my clients use of dietary supplements;
    • Identify my clients nutritional imbalance(s) and lifestyle habits;
    • Work with other health care professionals, if applicable, in order to determine all nutritional and lifestyle-changing needs of my client, including referring my client to other health care professionals as deemed appropriate;
    • Support the progress of my clients by creating an individualized wellness program, which will include the use of whole, nutrient-dense foods; menu plans; natural source supplements; and lifestyle modifications-including the use of non-toxic, environmentally friendly household/personal products;
    • Provide further guidance to my client if necessary, by explaining food labels, and offering food preparation and shopping tips;
    • Guide my client in the implementation of a long term personal health plan, provide education when necessary, and offer ongoing assessments;
    • Monitor my clients personal health plan in order to reinforce participation in the achievement of health goals;
    • Acts as a community educator to the public and to other health care professionals, developing curriculum, preparing manuals, writing articles, publishing books, and teaching;
    • Promote health discussions in schools, workplaces, and community agencies;
    • Bring holistic nutrition knowledge, principles, and philosophy to other professions.
If you actually read that, congratulations, you're a champ. I know it may seem little silly to put this on, but this is exactly what my career consists of, and I thought I would let everyone out there know that this is what I do. And this is what I love to do. 

If you're feeling a little down in the dumps about your health, if you're in a mid-life-crisis, having digestive or hormonal disturbances, lack of energy, experiencing brain-fog, or feeling toxic and congested, an RHN-Holisitc Nutritionist can help you with that. By living a holistic lifestyle, and I have managed to get my digestive issues under control, bring balance to my mental health, learned how to manage stress levels, and all-in-all, have started living a healthy and happy life. 

Whenever you're ready for your journey, I'll be here; waiting to guide and teach you how to live a happy and holistic life.


Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am an RHN-Holistic Nutritionist. The health information contained herein is to share my knowledge and recipes. Any information provided is not intended to treat or cure any disease, or to replace any discussions with a health care provider. You, the reader, are personally responsible for ensuring the safe application of anything described herein. Read the Scope of Practice, as well as the Code of Ethics of an RHN-Holistic Nutritionist.

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