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How Can I Find a Dietician in My Area ?

When looking for a dietician in your area, probably the quickest way is to look in the yellow pages, under “Dieticians.” I just did that and there were skads in there.

Your doctor can tell you, as well; he can refer you out. He works with, right there in his office, in many cases, a dietician, or he works with another medical staffer who does know.

Also, getting hold of your insurance company is a good idea, to find out who participates in your area. Call your local clinic or hospital, and just quickly speak with someone in the E.R., as there are registered dieticians on staff, there. Friends and family can help you find a dietician in your area, too.
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Would a Dietician Recommend McDonalds Salads?

The short answer to this question is no, as McDonald’s salads are very high in sodium if they are ordered with meat. The chicken in the Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken has 960 mg of sodium, and the same salad with crispy chicken has 920 mg of sodium. Eliminating the chicken from the salad drops the sodium level to 150 mg. Sodium is easy to get in any diet, and the amount of sodium the meat adds to these salads is excessive.

The amount of calories found in McDonald’s Salads is reasonable if the meat is removed and averages about 150 calories for the premium salads. Adding croutons adds only 60 more calories, which is also quite reasonable. The only other danger lies in the dressings available. Avoid the Creamy Caesar or Ranch dressings, which are 190 and 170 calories, respectively. Go with the Creamy Southwest dressing (100 calories) instead.

The lower-calorie dressings, the Low-Fat Italian and Low-Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette are great as far as calories go, but are ridiculously high in sodium at 730 mg. The Creamy Southwest dressing has only 340 mg of sodium, which is not bad if used in a premium salad with no meat.

What’s the Difference Between a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and an Accredited Nutritionist ?

A Comparison between Holistic nutrition studies and accredited nutrition studies.

How do you distinguish between Holistic and traditional accredited nutritionists?
The use of herbs, natural vitamins and minerals for supplement along with the alterations to diet to live a healthy life is a key component of a holistic nutritionist’s philosophy. The traditional nutritionist degree that is accredited by the American Dietetic Association focuses on the issues of healthy living as well as food safety and research.

What are the Degrees and Accreditation Comparison between the Holistic and traditional nutritionists’ studies?
Unlike the traditional accredited nutritionist degrees, holistic nutrition degrees are available through many institutions in the wellness nutrition areas; however, there are only a few that may have accreditation for holistic studies. The accreditation of holistic nutrition is from organizations outside the medical accreditation organizations of the American Dietetic Association. On the other hand, the traditional nutrition is accredited through ADA who also requires a registration testing process for certification for dietitians in nutritional degree programs.
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SoZo Coffeeberry, a Great Functional Beverage

SoZo is a polyphenol-rich nutritional supplement beverage that has been scientifically
designed to incorporate a full spectrum of the most antioxidant-laden fruit and vegetable
whole food powders and extracts available in the whole world. SoZo is a hand-picked
combination of well-studied freeze dried whole foods, fruit and vegetable concentrates, and
effective, patented ingredients.

The following are polyphenols and phenolic acids are present in SoZo:

Ellagic acid: shown to be effective at preventing DNA oxidation

Antocyanins: shown to offer neuroprotective benefits and anti-inflammatory benefits

Chlorogenic Acids: shown to inhibit oxidation of LDL (oxLDL is the most harmful form)

Proanthocyanins: shown to have beneficial anticancer and cardioprotective properties

SoZo contains the follow whole food concentrate and patented ingredients:

Coffeeberry whole coffee fruit extract – Coffeeberry whole coffee fruit is the king of
the “superfruits”. Coffeeberry represents the most exciting new development in coffee
technology since freeze dried coffee crystals. This exciting patented and trademarked
technology produces a one-of-a-kind coffee fruit extract that, in acute discovery clinical
trials, has been shown to increase Peroxinase 1, (PON-1), a beneficial human blood
enzyme that published research has associated with management of oxidative stress,
oxidized LDL, longevity and severity of coronary artery disease. Whole coffee fruit is
known to contain high levels of various isomers of chlorogentic acid, ferulic acid, and
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