Did you know that in Australia there are no government regulations to call yourself a 'Nutritionist'? Yep, anyone can claim to be a Nutritionist, regardless of their level of education. So how do you know who are qualified?
It's easy actually...all the Nutritionists on MojoGuru meet our strict education and qualification standards and quality certified by us.
Nutritionists are specifically trained in the science of food nutrition and how food impacts our health. This includes how we ingest, digest, absorb, and move nutrients around our body, as well as how and what is stored and excreted. It's more than that though, it also addresses our environmental, psychological and behavioural relationship with food.
A properly qualified Nutritionist can advise you on issues such as food intolerances, allergies, cholesterol, illnesses, obesity and overall energy/performance levels and more.
We're all different but we all need the correct balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water to feel and function at our best. Do yourself a huge favour and book a consultation with one of MojoGuru's quality certified Nutritionists today. Your body will thank you for it!
Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) includes a wide variety of treatments based on the nutritional status of the patient. The intensity of the therapy varies greatly, ranging from a few changes in dietary intake to tube or intravenous feeding.
Medical nutrition therapy may be useful in treating or controlling heart disease, diabetes, AIDS, cancer, kidney disease and many other health related conditions. While often used as part of a palliative care treatment, relatively healthy people may also use this therapy for minor dietary adjustments. Complementary nutrition therapy optimizes nutritional health in order to enhance medical care and treatment. Medical nutrition therapy is not a cure for terminal illness but can improve a patient's quality of life.
According to The American Dietetic Association medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle counseling are integral components of medical treatment for the management of selected conditions. Numerous chronic medical conditions respond to medical nutrition therapy; however, pharmacotherapy may be needed to achieve control. In some cases, medical nutrition therapy and pharmacotherapy may need to be initiated simultaneously. Medical nutrition therapy is critical to the management of a variety of chronic diseases, is effective in managing disease, and is cost-effective.
Promising uses of medical nutrition therapy for the future reside in a vast array of conditions, such as supplying proper nutrients to people with HIV/AIDS and cancer, or possibly helping to decrease the prevalence of type II diabetes.
Society may be aware of the impact diet has on disease prevention but far fewer people are aware that changes in diet may be able to help speed the recovery process and control diseases. The scope of medical nutrition therapy makes it very challenging to draw any firm conclusions regarding its safety or efficacy, as it may be practiced in any number of ways for a variety of conditions. Nevertheless, this therapy appears relatively safe when used under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional and/or dietician.
Patients with a variety of medical conditions may benefit from medical nutrition therapy. Conditions and symptoms that have been studied include dry skin, joint pain, indigestion, heartburn, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, hypertension, gestational diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, depression, thyroid disease, food allergies, chronic fatigue, menopausal symptoms, HIV/AIDS, kidney failure, eating disorders, pregnancy, wound healing, psoriasis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and post-surgical therapy.
Studies conducted on the effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy in the treatment of diabetes have shown positive results. Medical nutrition therapy has not only improved diabetes, but also the well being of the patients treated. Today there is no one "diabetic" diet. The recommended diet is a dietary prescription based on nutrition assessment and treatment goals of an individual patient. Thus, medical nutrition therapy for people with diabetes is often individualized, with consideration given to usual eating habits and other lifestyle factors.
Although eating disorders fall under the category of psychiatric diagnoses, there are a number of nutritional and medical issues that require the expertise of a registered dietitian. Medical nutrition therapy provided by a registered dietitian trained in the area of eating disorders may play a significant role in the treatment and management of eating disorders.
Note: MojoGuru does not recommend any treatment, therapy or particular provider. We do not recommend that you self-diagnose. If you are suffering from a health condition and before starting a new treatment or therapy, we do recommend that you first consult a GP. More