Nutritionist or Dietician?
Over on the cooking forum quiet a few people recommend that I see a nutritionist to help me follow doctor's orders of getting on a low cholesterol diet and loosing weight. Each said they had been to one and it really helped them. I checked the definition of a nutritionist and a dietician and found that practically anyone can call themselves a nutritionist but a dietician must be licensed and certified in both. I was just wondering if anyone of you have ever gone to either and did you find it worthwhile?
I called the only dietician in the phone directory and she told me that the law here will not let her practice without a prescription from the client's doctor. I have called my dcotor and asked him to fax her a prescription but I'm wondering if it is really going to be worth it since it is not covered by insurance. She said the visit would be $40. I feel I am pretty knowledgeable but I do have questions I would like answered by an expert.