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I highly recommend Janice Dada if you are looking to improve your health and well being. I came to her after I had major intestinal surgery. My doctors were stymied as to why I was still in such miserable pain and chronic constipation months after the surgery. Janice worked with me in a patient non judgmental way and taught me about foods that are more conducive to a healthy digestion. She also recommended digestive enzymes, etc. that have helped me tremendously. 

I would go so far as to say that my doctors could learn a lot from Janice's approach. I turned to Janice after having had numerous tests including two CT scans and ultrasounds, blood tests, etc. 

I never felt pressured or judged. I only felt supported like she was totally in my corner.  She certainly got me back on track. Thank you Janice. 

I highly recommend her expertise!!

Private Client (5 Star Yelp Review)

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Did you know that the term “Nutritionist” is not protected in the state of California?  This means that anyone in the state of California may claim to be a nutritionist, regardless of education or training. Most states require licensing, but California has not passed a licensure law at this time. The California Business and Professions code allows anyone to call him or herself a nutritionist.

The term Registered Dietitian (RD) is a protected term. All RDs have 1) received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics or nutrition from an accredited college or university; 2) completed at least 1200 hours of supervised practice experiences at an accredited institution; 3) successfully completed the national Registration Examination for Dietitians; and 4) maintained recertification by completing at least 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years. Many RDs also have advanced degrees and specialized certifications. Therefore, RDs are the true nutrition experts and are most qualified to treat nutrition-relation disorders and help people plan healthy, balanced diets.  

While many so-called nutritionists provide advice that is not backed by sufficient research, Registered Dietitians are trained to critically evaluate research studies and tailor nutrition recommendations to match the most up-to-date research. RDs are trained to assess medical history, medications, supplements, and eating and exercise habits in order to provide their clients with safe and effective nutrition counseling to reach their health and fitness goals.

For more information about Registered Dietitians, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or the California Dietetic Association.

For information about health fraud, please visit the FDA’s website