A Holistic Nutritionist is a natural health professional who focuses on a functional/holistic approach to health using evidence-based principles for lifestyle and diet. Instead taking a one size fits all methodology or focusing on a single aspect of the person or a single symptom; holistic nutritionists evaluate current diet habits in addition to the complete health history, emotional state and lifestyle habits of an individual to ascertain the root cause of his or her health issues.
Hallmarks of holistic nutrition include but are not limited to unprocessed, unrefined, organic, seasonal, and locally grown whole foods while incorporating mind/body/spirit lifestyle interventions to assist a client in reaching their wellness goals.
What a Holistic Nutritionist is Not
A Holistic Nutritionist is not legally permitted to represent themselves or carry out activities that are exclusive to the professions listed below unless they are also legally qualified in their location and carry the necessary credentials and/orlicensing to hold additional professional titles. A Holistic Nutritionist is not:
a medical doctor
a naturopathic doctor
a mental health counsellor, psychologist or therapist
a dietician or nutritionist
a personal trainer
Any other specialist or practitioner that a holistic nutritionist education and scope of practice does not cover by applicable laws and CAIN standards