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What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?


Nutritionist vs. Dieititian Anyone can call him - or herself a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to holding a bachelor's degree, an RD or RDN must fulfill a specialty designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, pass a rigorous registration exam, and complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, foodservice orgranization or community agency. There is no standard definition for a "nutritionist". There is no qualification needed to be called a nutritionist. RDs are the nutrition experts in every imaginable food environment. All registered dietitians are nutritionists but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians.




What does Intergrative and Functional Dietitians Do?





What is the difference between Integrative Medicine, Integrative Registered Dietitian and Holistic Health?


Integrative Medicine - is the combination of practices and methods of alternative medicine with evidence based medicine. It is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between pracitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. Intergrative Registered Dietitians views food, eating, wellness, and exercise not just in terms of calories or weight loss, but in physical, emotional, metnal and spiritual terms. Holistic Health a concept that concerns for health requires a perception of the individuals as an integrated system rather than one or more separate parts including physical, mental, spiritual and emotional.




What is Functional Medicine?


Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and pracititioner in a therapeutic partnership. Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease.




What is Aromatheraphy?


Aromatheraphy is the use of essential oils to balalnce the body systems when there is an imbalance, reduce stress, and intergrate the mind, body, and spirit. Essentials oils are the distilled plant extracts that provide us with the scents and flavors associated with them. Living Healthy provides educational workshops and seminars on what essential oils are, how they work and how they can be used in your daily life.




What is Herbalism?


Herbalism is a branch of the healing sciences that deals with the therapeutic properties of herbs and their effects on the body. This system of natural health care has been used by every culture and handed down from one generation to another, thus making it a "traditional" form of medicine. The science and art of Herbal Medicine combine the knowledge of a plant's therapuetic parts and usage, the body systems upon which it acts and which companion plants to use for support. The trained herbalist can assist you in determining what herbs will help you achieve optimum health. Living Healthy provides educational workshops and seminars on how to incorporate herbs into your wellness progeam, even if you are taking prescription drugs or others holistic remedies and learn what herbs are important to keep readily available acute health situations.




Do you take Insurance?


Living Healthy does take insurance but not for the virtual intergrative & functional nutrition consultation programs. If you live in the metropolitan Atlanta Georgia, Living Healthy will be see you in person for a nutrition consultation based on insurance medical nutrition theraphy requirements. Insurance Plans Medical Nutrition Theraphy are not covered under intergrative & functional nutrition consultation programs. Intergrative & Functional Nutrition Consultation Virtual Programs are only for fee based clients, HSA and FSA paying clients. Click the Insurance Plans tab of this website for more details.




How do I order superior quality supplements?


You can order superior-quality supplements through FullScript. You can set up a FullScript account by browsing through the FullScript site. FullScript will bring your supplement order right to your door, and you will receive 15% off all orders. Visit by clicking the link to Fullscript - https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/livinghealthy




Do you do virtual consultations?


Yes, we do only for the Virtual Programs for pay fee clients, HSA and FSA clients. We can communicate through Zoom, phone calls, or Google Meet. All Metro-Atlanta, Gerogia insurance plan clients will have to meet in person based on Medical Nutrition Therapy guidelines.




What can I anticipate from my first consultation as an Insurance Client?


I will send an assessment form and a 2-day food journal, and the client must complete these forms before the appointment. I will ask questions based on the assessment form, their diagnosis, and a 2-day food journal. The nutritional plan will consist of the client's preferred goals and recommendations. First-time appointments are billed as an Initial Session and last approximately one hour. Follow-up Sessions last about 45 minutes. It is recommended that every client schedule at least one Follow-up Session, usually within one to two weeks after the Initial Session.




What can I anticipate from my first individual consultation with the Virtual Program?


First, I will conduct an in-depth assessment of your past and current medical history and review your primary concerns, diet, cultural health preferences, and lifestyle. At the end of the visit, I will go over recommendations for nutritional and herbal supplementation, essential oils, dietary suggestions, and lifestyle recommendations, along with any laboratory testing I recommend to get you healthy.




What can I expect from my first group consultation with the Virtual Program?


You can expect weekly video lessons, along with a workbook that you can use alongside the videos and keep you focused on what you need to put into practice. Weekly zoom calls with a small group of members walking alongside you as you work through your health setbacks. Private group chats to support you between calls and celebrate the little wins that you want to share. Ongoing access to the program materials so you can come back to it as often as you need to.