Getting older is a fact of life, and at some point, we will come face to face with a health issue. And while it’s possible to curb the ill effects of issues like kidney disease or high blood pressure, there’s no way to banish these conditions entirely, and sooner or later the specter of old, ugly symptoms is bound to make itself known again. Sounds scary, right? It’s time to find a nutrition expert!
The logical thing to do is spend some time searching good ol’ Google for signs of hope. But with all the hyped-up breakthrough cure-alls being hawked on every corner of the Internet, it’s important for consumers to keep in mind this slogan, popularized in the 1950s by the Better Business Bureau: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
Fortunately, there are experts out there whom you can really trust to help exorcise your health demons: registered dietitians, like the ones featured here on 2 Your Health. To learn more about the qualifications of RDs and the skill sets they can bring to your table, check out “What an RDN Can Do For You” by Karen Ansel over at eatright.org, the website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.