Who is the dietician?
A dietician is a recognised health professional with a higher education (college or university). During his/her studies, a dietitian acquires knowledge not only of nutrition but also of anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology. With this knowledge, he can help the patients who come to him to understand the processes taking place in their bodies. After a detailed assessment of dietary habits, the dietitian helps both healthy and sick people to develop a personalised, balanced, long-term sustainable diet that contributes to maintaining or improving health.
You can consult a dietitian for any nutritional issues such as bloating, reflux, digestive problems, contaminated small bowel syndrome, food allergies or intolerances, insulin resistance, diabetes, overweight or excess thinness. But you can also consult a dietitian if you are lost in the maze of contradictory information on the internet and want to make a healthy diet based on reliable information.
Dietetic advice process
During the first 60-minute dietetic consultation, the main focus is on health and physical condition, as well as nutritional habits and circumstances, followed by setting the most achievable goals for the patient. Dietetic therapy is a longer process and includes follow-up, i.e. at least one follow-up consultation. During the follow-up, the dietitian will re-take the nutritional history or, if the patient has kept a food diary, check it and discuss further goals with the patient.