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What’s the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

The core difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is to do with their level of education and what they focus on in their practice. In a nutshell, a dietitian typically studies 4-5 years at university along with a practical work experience of 6 months or more in a clinical setting. A nutritionist’s university degree is typically shorter in duration.

In practice, a nutritionist will work towards prevention of disease, while a dietitian works towards prevention and treatment of illness. Both nutritionists and dietitians make dietary recommendations based on current scientifically-proven knowledge.


What is naturopathy? How does it work with dietetics and nutrition?

Naturopathy is a holistic practice based on the principle that the body has -- given the right conditions -- the ability to heal itself. When we combine naturopathy with the science of dietetics and nutrition we get the perfect blend of science-based expertise aligned with a holistic approach to health and wellbeing! This approach is ideal for those who maybe suffering from diet-related issues such as:nutrition-image

  • Over, or under weight
  • Eating disorders
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Food allergies
  • Celiac disease
  • Digestion problems
  • Pregnancy-related digestion issues
  • Breastfeeding
  • Type II diabetes
  • Parasites


Book a session with our dietitian today.

Dietetics…. coming soon to Growing Bones!

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