Linda was born and raised in Rwanda with a Dad from Belgium and Mum from Belgium and DRC. Her roots in the African culture helped her understand how plants and nutrition were used for health.
When some of her close family members were struggling with their health, Linda went back to her roots and began digging into natural solutions for their remedies. As she learned, she began to apply them herself. Linda noticed her own body made a drastic turn and she began to live symptom free from asthma that she had had since childhood. She also noticed that her bad hay fever and the resulting skin conditions that began in her 20’s and 30’s changed. She no longer suffers from those things nor is she dependent upon antihistamines and medications.
The older she gets, the longer she applies holistic strategies of diet and lifestyle, the better she feels! She has conquered menopause without complications or uncontrolled symptoms. She hasn’t put on weight, she sleeps well and her energy levels are better than in her 30’s!
Linda is a U.K. Level 6 Registered Nutritional Therapist. What is that exactly?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science to support health. Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools (questionnaires, nutrient screenings, history intake and functional tests) to assess and identify potential nutritional and physiological imbalances that may be contributing to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This allows them to create a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan for their clients including therapeutic diets, functional foods, practitioner grade supplements and lifestyle interventions.
The largest differences between a Registered Dietician and a Registered Nutritional Therapist are their focus and their approach. RDs often work in a clinical setting and are licensed to assess, diagnose and treat nutritional problems. Their approach to healing is mainly focused on nutrition. A Registered Nutritional Therapist uses a holistic, whole body approach when addressing client health goals. Nutrition is one aspect of their therapeutic plans.
There are many paths to the title “nutritionist” or even “nutritional therapist.” Many of those paths are not regulated nor require any particular level of education or qualification. In contrast, a Registered Nutritional Therapist has studied at a degree level and is licensed through a regulatory body giving them a high level of education and qualification to help clients through holistic nutritional and lifestyle solutions.