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  • Does Carol file or take my insurance?

Carol does not file or take any insurance as she is not a physician, and cannot make any medical diagnosis.

  • How will I know where to start?

If you are not sure, you can always sign up for the Q & A package with Carol. If you really need to talk with her, send her a quick email at and she will be glad to do a 15 minute free consultation.

  • What is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist?

A certified clinical nutritionist (CCN) is a health care professional who has completed post-graduate training in clinical nutrition  and biochemistry.  CCN’s have strict requirements for maintaining continuing education and must test for re-certification every five years.  CCN’s are trained to use laboratory testing to see which nutrients are not functioning in the body. Nutrition care plans are designed to help bring lab values back into the optimal range.

  • How can I work with Carol?

Carol works with clients via telephone calls or video sessions. All consultations are done remotely.

  • What is a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?

Both titles are one in the same, just recently Nutritionist was added to Registered Dietitian.  The Registered Dietitian (RD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential is a legally protected title that can be used only by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission of Dietetic Registration from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Is there a difference between a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist?

Yes, there is a difference. While the Registered Dietitian can call themselves a nutritionist, not all nutritionists are Registered Dietitians.  Some states such as Pennslyvania have licensure laws that define the range of practice for someone using the designation “nutritionist”.  Other states, however, anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist” regardless of their education or training.  Many people call themselves a nutritionist and may have completed only an online course or weekend training.

  • What are the qualifications of a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

    • Must have a bachelor’s/master’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Coursework, including food and nutrition sciences, business, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, and chemistry.
    • Completed 900 hours of an accredited supervised program in health-care facility, community agency or food service corporation.
    • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.
    • Completes continuing education to maintain registration. Must test for recertification every 5 years.
  • Are all Registered Dietitians holistic minded?

No, not all Registered Dietitians are holistic minded.  But there is a practice group within the American Dietetics Association called Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) and Carol is a member. DIFM is a specialty practice group of nutrition practitioners whose core philosophy centers around a holistic, personalized approach to health and healing.  These Registered Dietitians  integrate a variety of nutrition therapies including whole foods, lab work, tailored supplements and mind body modalities into clinical practice.