Long ago T.A. Edison had predicted, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of human frame, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” One can wander through and wonder at the change in thinking that is being brought about in the world of health and medicine.Nutrition study belongs to the latest stream of natural medicine and focuses upon the effects of diet on the health. Students study how bad diet increases health problems while tempered modified diet has curative effects – even in the instances of deadly illnesses. Nutritional courses are offered in all natural medicine schools. In some this subject is considered to be the main with the prime focus on teaching theory of diet like macrobiotcs. In general nutritionists are engaged in consultancy, either attached to a clinic or individually. Some conduct research with whole-food firms. Others teach or author books. There are many who focus on preparation of nutritious menus and operate as chefs in spas and eateries serving whole-foods. Thus there is career possibilities are wide for those specializing in nutrition with its many branches dealing with family-nutrition, sports-nutrition etc. Some are employed in schools or large firms like Google Nutrition. Career options are versatile prospering on wellness-industry. The degrees depend upon the type of school. Some universities offer master’s degree in nutrition. For those interested in natural medicine the best choice is to opt for whole-foods or foods that are as much as possible unaltered from its natural state. Holistic medicine stream also fits in nutrition courses. Some of the courses are planned to be a part of continued education for the licensed operators so as to expand the scope of their learning. The demand for nutritional approach has increased corresponding to a staggering rise in obesity, diabetes, hearth problems. It is has led to a growing demand for qualified nutritionists to help people to eat correctly and remain healthy. In most nutrition courses the basic teaching consists of dietetics, fitness food and management of food service systems. It would cover the basics like nutrition, foods, biochemistry together with chemistry, physiology as well as biology. For a nutritionist who opt for private practice it would of help to attend business together with psychology courses to get ready for the responsibilities. There are electives to choose from – statistics, sociology, mathematics and or economics. After obtaining a degree, one can proceed to get a master’s degree and then research on alternative medicine, advances in science of nutrition, immunology in nutrition, and experiments in nutrition – among many others. Advanced degree would be conducive for getting higher paid jobs in institutions. Till 2007 the American Dietetic Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education approved 281 bachelor’s and 22 master’s degree programmes. As per Bureau of Labor Statistics the job prospects for nutritionists are good – 9% increase by 2016 marking a spike of 57,000 jobs to 62,000. There are online courses one can avail of after obtaining a high school degree or GED.
Nutrition is Taking Mankind Back to Nature and Into a Future of Hope
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