The whole nutrition field can be pretty confusing. It's almost impossible to use social media without being bombarded with a range of different health messages. Juice cleanses, detox diets, nutritional supplements, 28 Day programs promising weight loss, paleo and keto diets, low FODMAP plans and people hating on dairy. It's hard to keep up with it all and to know who to turn to for advice.
In Australia, the nutrition field is not very well regulated. Someone calling themselves a Nutritionist might have done a 6-week online course, a weekend intensive course, an undergraduate or postgraduate university degree, or not have formally studied nutrition at all.
It always pays to check the qualifications of the person you are accepting advice from.
Nutritionist v Dietician
Dieticians are tertiary qualified and are required to be registered with a formal body in Australia. They work in private practice, hospitals and the medical industry. They are better suited to tr...