Usually, it’s all about the food, but here’s a short break to discuss…well, people who discuss food. Maybe that’s not so much of a stretch?
Sometimes people choose a career. My career choose me. Since I’m from a Middle eastern family, food is pretty much the center of everything. Happy? Eat! Sad? Eat! Hungry? You get the idea. Food was always central, and my first language, so to speak. Becoming a nutritionist and dietitian was a natural choice.
As the years went by my own health issues began, I wondered if my diet could help, especially since many of my problems were gastrointestinal issues! More than one doctor gave up and said, well, you’re a dietitian, figure it out.
Initial allergy tests did little, but going gluten free was HUGE for tummy issues, pain, energy and more. Many allergy and food sensitivity tests later, I found that I had a lot of food triggers. I learned how to manage a gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, peanut free, shellfish free, corn free, sugar free diet and still make good, healthy food. Then it dawned on me that I’d unintentionally stumbled into a unique niche. It’s fascinating, fun, rewarding, and such a delight! I’m very lucky that I get to work with fabulous clients, discussing things that are always interesting to me. www.harriswholehealth.com
This post is in honor of National Registered Dietitian’s Day, which is March 11th. I didn’t have a clear vision of where I’d be as an RD, but it’s been a great journey. Please do check out sites of other RDs and give them a little love, too!
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Marjorie Geiser – RD Showcase for National Registered Dietitian Day – What we do
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Rebecca Scritchfield – Big Tips from a “Big Loser”
Anthony Sepe – RD Showcase: Registered Dietitian Day, March 11, 2009
Kathy Shattler – RD Showcase for Nutri-Care Consultation
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