Beta Me’s Ethos & Treatment Areas
Your Nutrition practitioner Danielle Catherine, adopts a person-centred approach to caring for your health
By understanding that each person is unique, despite common health complaints, a treatment is designed just for you.
Quality assurance is guarantee through the use of evidence-based nutritional practice to support your body’s natural ability to heal and energise itself, incorporating dietary inclusions and exclusions, and supplementation where needed.
Nutritionist Danielle remains up-to-date with the latest research to ensure effective treatment outcomes.
Appreciation of both orthodox and traditional techniques ensures treatments are guided with your best interests at heart.
Thorough investigative consultations allow for a deeper understanding of your body’s health and how we, together, can optimise it to be ‘beta’, for you to live the happy, healthy and fulfilled life that you deserve.
Danielle believes not in diet, but in a lifestyle centred around quality nutrition and eating habits..
What level of study does a Qualified Nutritionist undertake?
Three years of a Bachelors Degree in Health Science Nutritional Medicine studying subjects that include the following and more:
- Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Advanced Human Nutrition
- Medicinal Food Science
- Psychology & Counselling
- Sociology of Food
- Clinical Science
- Sports Nutrition
- Dietary Planning Across the Lifespan
- Public Health
- and more…
Additionally, Practical Clinic hours must be completed.
At the completion of studies, a Qualified Nutritionists learning does not stop. To maintain accreditation a Nutritionist must continue to undertake continued professional education called CPE. This is to ensure that your practitioner remains up-to-date with the latest research and continues to expand on their skills.
What is the difference between a Qualified Clinical Nutritionist and a Dietitian (Accredited Practicing Dietician)?
Honestly, if you find a truly Qualified Nutritionist who has completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science that specialises in Nutrition and Dietetics there is not a lot of difference between the two. Unfortunately there are many short courses in nutrition that people can do, that require no formal clinical experience hours that also allow those people to call themselves nutritionists. My tip is to always check a persons formal qualifications. To view Danielle Catherine’s qualifications please visit the ‘About Danielle Catherine page’.
The major differences between Qualified Nutritionists and Dieticians is their treatment protocols and dieticians often receive recognition from many governing bodies and associations.
Both Qualified Nutritionists and Accredited Practising Dieticians however, can treat the same health conditions with dietary interventions and are equally as qualified and knowledgeable in their fields.
What is Dietetics?
Dietetics is defined as knowledge concerned with the diet and how it effects health and its practical application of a scientific understanding of nutrition.
Areas regularly presented for nutritional treatment include:
- Weight loss/ Weight gain
- Intolerances/ Allergies (food, environmental and seasonal related)
- Gastrointestinal/ Digestive complaints (gastro-oesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel disease)
- Nutritional Deficiencies including anaemia
- Eating Disorders
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)/ High Cholesterol
- Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes / Overweight
- Stress/ fatigue/ anxiety/ PTSD
- Adrenal Health/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Eating disorders
- Thyroid conditions
- Autoimmune Support/ Multiple Sclerosis/ Coeliac Disease
- Hormonal dysregulation (e.g. PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, low libido, fertility, menopause)
- Functional pathology conducted at additional cost