Choosing a naturopath or nutritionist
There are a number of qualities to look for when selecting a naturopath or nutritionist. So what should you look for when it comes to selecting the person you are putting in charge to help you with your most valuable asset?
My top qualities are listed below, let me know in the comments what you think is most important.
- Is a qualified professional with a university degree
- Someone who listens & investigates
- Has access to a range of pathology labs for blood work, stool tests etc
- Offers a range of options to suit your budget & preferences
- Takes a detailed health history & reviews previous test results
- Practices what they preach! Yes many experts might sound like they have great advice, but does it look like they follow it?
- Someone who knows from experience – how can someone help you if they don’t have a real understanding of the issue?
Health Care Provider
If your healthcare provider isn’t thoroughly looking into concerns you have it’s time to find a professional who listens, investigates & provides options unique to your situation. Not dismisses your concerns or says it’s ‘just’ stress or anxiety or god forbid insinuates you are a hypochondriac.
You know your body better than anyone else & you are the one who suffers by doing nothing.
By nutritionist Chrissy
Chrissy is a university qualified nutritionist who graduated with honours at La Trobe University in Melbourne. One of her favourite hobbies is to read the scientific literature on how to optimise health. When she’s not reading, writing or working she’s with her 3 children outdoors, practicing yoga, jogging or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Chrissy has overcome some debilitating chronic health issues (low mood, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, very bad acne to name a few) with the power of nutrients and correcting gut health, at 39 she now feels better than she did in her 20’s.