What is a nutritionist?
According to Wikipedia, “A nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health. In some jurisdictions, nutritionists are recognized health care professionals who have undergone post-secondary educational programs in the sciences and have studied nutrients and other components of food in depth. In other contexts, the title “nutritionist” is not subject to professional regulation; any person may call themselves a nutrition expert, even if they are wholly self-taught.” Select a nutritionist in San Antonio with the highest credentials!
What are my options?
Always look for a “nutritionist” in San Antonio with the credentials that show they have the training necessary to help you reach your goals. San Antonio nutritionists that are doctors (Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Medical doctors) are licensed to draw blood and have the training to evaluate your blood work, which is the “window” to your health. They are able to look at your blood work and understand the information it provides, all the way to the cellular level. If you need a diet plan, a dietitian may be a logical choice. They work with schools and hospitals to set meal plans to make sure students and patients are getting good nutritious meals. Naturopaths are good sources for nutritional guidance, but they are not licensed in Texas, so make sure to check their credentials. In San Antonio and Texas, anyone can claim to be a Naturopath or nutritionist.
Post doctoral certification takes the practice of nutrition to it’s highest level. For example, The American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN), certifies thatnutritionist/doctors(Chiropractors, Osteopaths, PhDs and Medical doctors)have hundreds of hours of training in addition to their doctoral degrees. The American Board of Chiropractic Internists (ABCI) is an organization that performs a similar function, but is specific to the chiropractic profession. Dr. Lewis is unique in San Antonio, and she is one of only a hand full of nutritionist/doctors in Texas that maintains both doctorate level certifications. When choosing your nutritionist, in San Antonio, call Dr. Doreen Lewis at 210-490-9169.
First Line Therapy
FirstLine Therapy is a therapeutic lifestyle change, or lifestyle modification, program. Designed by health care professionals, FirstLine Therapy has been shown remarkably successful in helping individuals like you return to a path of extended health.
This is not a weight reduction program-it’s a disease reduction program. While weight loss often occurs, it’s only secondary to the primary goal helping you achieve and maintain a healthy body composition (lean-muscle-to-fat ratio) to improve health, manage disease, feel better, and reduce your risk to more serious conditions. For First Line Therapy in San Antonio call nutritionist and doctor, Doreen Lewis, DC, at 210-490-9169.