Ultimately, the cells in our bodies are built from the raw materials we eat. The more suitable our food choices are to our specific requirements, the better cell structures we can build. Since every person is bio-chemically unique, individual nutritional imbalances and weaknesses must be assessed.
The Main Focus of Nutritional Counselling is Wellness and Building Health
Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP) and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner(ROHP) are designations given by the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC) to a qualified healthcare professional that specializes in maintaining or restoring biochemistry and physiology in the body for optimum health and well-being. As a guideline RNCPs must complete a minimum 1000 hours training and ROHPs 2000 hours training in Natural Nutrition from an approved Educational facility before being granted RNCP or ROHP designation.These hours are primarily comprised of in class or on line teaching hours but may also include case studies, exams, reports and assignments.
All Curriculums of our approved schools have been individually assessed by our Board of Directors and Education advisors and meet or exceed our strict education standards. To maintain these standards approved schools must renew annually with IONC to remain on our approved school listing.
All Professional members of IONC are required to hold Liability insurance and upgrade their education annually.
An ROHP or RNCP will introduce new dietary habits, incorporating the latest nutritional breakthroughs, and are trained to design personalized dietary supplement programs to achieve optimal health and well being.
Environmental pollution, metal toxicity, micro-organism imbalances and food sensitivities are factors among others that must be considered in constructing a nutritional program.
Nutritional Consulting is not a regulated profession. However, IONC was established in 1983 to assure the public that practitioners are meeting high educational standards. The designation “Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner”and Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner signifies a nutritional practitioner who has met the standards of the IONC – a voluntary, independent, non-profit association.