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    Quote Originally Posted by upupandaway View Post
    I know that there's a post and a podcast question on Balanced Bites about becoming a nutritionist - maybe there'll be some useful detail there? Also, I thought Robb Wolf was designing some kind of paleo nutrition cert to be available online? (Maybe he's too busy lecturing the army currently?!)

    I saw a tweet recently from a London crossfit gym recommending a certain nutritionist, saying she specialised in paleo. So maybe you could find someone who's working now and see if they'll share with you how they trained.

    I used to work with a woman who was studying holistic/naturopathic nutrition in London - she thought cow's milk was the devil but loved goat dairy and was addicted to biscuits.
    That's actually great info: thanks Upup!

    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    I can't see how people would want to do something like this. I would rather give out earnest information for free, than get paid for advice. Plus, the unwritten contract that comes along with it. Whatever goes wrong with that person you dispense advice to, is immediately your fault even if it's entirely unrelated.
    Well, people are going to go to someone with their health concerns: they may as well have the option to go to someone who has a different approach. And, sad fact: people rarely appreciate something unless it costs them!

    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    All depends on how long or how much school your willing to do. Chiropractic (DC) CAN be into nutrition and hormones, but thats via continuing education. The upside to chiro over naturopath is that chiropractors are licensed to diagnose and treat in all 50 states, while naturopaths only have 19. Otherwise, I would say it sounds like naturopathic doctor (ND) would be more up your alley. Do realize that with either of those the course load is intense. I mean your still talking work.4 year college and 4 year doctorate work. Basically equivalent hours as the MD programs.

    You could do this:

    Functional Medicine University - The Leader in Online Training in Functional Diagnostic Medicine

    If you are not a licensed health professional then your use of the knowledge may be a bit more limited though. PM me if you are interested. I'm actually taking some of the modules through here.
    Thanks for the info NH! Looks interesting. I'll check it out properly.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    YogaBare, I'm wondering if you might check out local colleges and universities to see if any have a certificate or degree where you can design your own major. While you might never be able to technically be a licensed nutritionist, you would have a degree that you could put on business cards, blogs, publications, etc.
    Do you mean a degree in anything? I already have a BA and a post grad...
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    Here Here - exact reason why I am not a 'practising' nutritionist - in Australia, nutrition degrees follow the SAD way - and as we all know here, this is already a proven fallicy.
    I do like j3nn's comments though on Chiropractic - chiropractic looks at our whole innate body so a great area to get into whereby you can advise people on nutrition as well as the whole understanding of ones body.
    For me, I 'advise' people on how to heal their body and/or lose weight with eating 'real' foods as I have 20years of research knowledge along with many years of clinical work.
    Go for it, gain knowledge through reading reading reading, researching etc etc - try and find an area/person/business that you can assist with the day to day advising of clients - perhaps find a nutritionist that only follows the latest research rather than the SAD way, see if you can work along side this person to learn more.

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