I almost went into a master's of nutrition program. I opted not to for a few reasons. I have friends who took the same route and are registered dieticians. Even though one of them follows a strict paleo diet he said he constantly has to bite his tongue at the office. They told me that if they were to recommend a paleo/primal style diet in their office they would get fired or potentially lose their license. A lot of registered dieticians work for hospitals/clinics/health clubs and a CW diet (USDA approved) is what they will most likely recommend to patients. I am not sure if this is correct but I also heard that registered dieticians are governed by the USDA. On the other hand I also know a couple people who are board certified holistic nutritionists and they seem to be a lot more open to different diets and use whole foods to help treat ailments. That was the path that made more sense to me, so I am now enrolled in a holistic nutrition program which starts next month.
"If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane
People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.