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(not so) Random Thoughts III - NJ needs us and we need you!

Posted Oct 23 2008 6:05pm

At this moment, NJ is trying to pass a bill that would only allow Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists to give nutritional advice. Holistic Health Counselors are certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

For those who may not completely understand what a Health Counselor is, here is a quick explanation:


Health Counselors create a highly supportive and safe space so that clients can get physically healthier, and transform their entire lives. With our guidance (usually within a 6 month program), clients will significantly improve their way of eating, deepen their personal relationships, become more physically fit, re-evaluate career choices and re-prioritize the most important things in life. When diet changes, everything changes. People often use poor dietary patterns, such as overeating, as a way to cover up feelings. Once the diet improves, emotions begin to awaken. Clients' lives shift on the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.


- taken from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Catalog 2008-2009

HHCs in NJ are in danger of not being able to practice. A new bill has been introduced that will prevent anyone without a license to dispense nutritional advice.

What can you do if you're in NJ - write to your leaders.....every voice will count!

IIN graduates can do the following:

1. Visit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/SelectMun.asp
2. Select the municipality of residence on the pull down list and click on “Find Representative(s)”.
3. Place a check next to your state senator and your two assemblypersons and click on “Select Your Representative(s)”.
4. Under “Subject”, select “Health-Professionals” and your personal information.
5. Enter the following text (or something else of your choice):

Subject: "Dietitian/Nutritionist Licensing Act."
A new legislation has been introduced to prevent Holistic Health Counselors from providing clients with valuable advice about nutrition. I ask that you make your voice heard in the legislature that you support the valuable work of Holistic Health Counselors and will oppose any such legislation.
Here is a link to an article from a New Jersey publication, one of many instances which substantiates that Holistic Health Counselors are making an invaluable contribution to the health of the residents of our state.

http://www.northjersey.com/business/careercenter/Get_a_taste_of_something_differ
I am graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC and they have provided me with an excellent education in nutrition and health counseling. The school brings to its students researchers and doctors who are at the forefront of nutrition research such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Deepak Chopra to only name a few. Graduates of this school are highly respected across the country and around the world.

My education gives me hope that we are at the cusp of a new era in wellness. Please allow that new era to unfold in New Jersey by ensuring that Holistic Health Counselors have the right and privilege to practice in our fine state. Please stand in support of Holistic Health professionals and the thousands of people we help.


6. Pass this onto any and all of the people you know.

Friends and family of graduates can do the following::

1. Visit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/SelectMun.asp
2. Select the municipality of residence on the pull down list and click on “Find Representative(s)”.
3. Place a check next to your state senator and your two assemblypersons and click on “Select Your Representative(s)”.
4. Under “Subject”, select “Health-Professionals” and your personal information.
5. Enter the following text (or something else of your choice):

Subject: "Dietitian/Nutritionist Licensing Act."
A new legislation has been introduced to prevent holistic health practitioners from providing clients with valuable advice about nutrition. I ask that you make your voice heard in the legislature that you support the valuable work of holistic health practitioners and will oppose any such legislation.

Here is a link to an article from a New Jersey publication of one of many instances which substantiates that Holistic Health Counselors are making an invaluable contribution to the health of the residents of our state.

http://www.northjersey.com/business/careercenter/Get_a_taste_of_something_differ

Please stand in support of Holistic Health professionals and the thousands of people they help.


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