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As every certified profession, the job of Nutritionist has its legal implications, legal boundaries and pitfalls. The main pitfall for Nutritionist is to consider the holistic nutrition as the medical therapy.
Nutrition consultant is a legally constituted profession. Holders of corresponding certificates have to meet definite standards; they have their professional rights and duties. In the section “Legal implementations” of the web-site of International Organization of Nutritional Consultants the following information can be found:
“Holders of ROHP and RNCP certificates … have the right to provide educational information to their clients about diet and nutritional support for building and maintaining nutritional well-being. They are not permitted to diagnose or prescribe for illness of any kind.” (IONC Online, 2010)
In simple words it means that nutritional consultant is not a doctor, and he or she can help improving somebody’s health but can’t treat medically, even though a Nutritional Consultant may have a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Ryan Harrison, Holistic Health educator, writes about hardships on working by NC with the patients who talk about their ailments. His recommendation is following: Read the rest of this entry »