Nutrition Schools

Find Nutrition Schools in the United States and Canada. Nutrition schools offer training and education in the principles of proper nutrition. Typically, nutrition schools will furnish students with the most up to date holistic and conventional science in relation to dietary intake and nutrition.While attending one of many nutrition schools, individuals will learn how to adequately address biochemical makeup of each client and how to create individualized health regimens applying proper diet, supplement and specific lifestyle suggestions.Nutrition schools may provide nutritionist certification programs, as well as Bachelor degree programs in becoming a professional dietician and nutritionist. By enrolling in nutrition schools, individuals can become professional members of the medical service community. Learning how to serve nutritional, lifestyle and total wellness needs of individuals and entire families, nutrition schools help future practitioners to improve overall health through assessment and analytical skills. Students enrolled in nutrition schools will also gain necessary skills to develop appropriate nutritional plans facilitating methods in counseling, monitoring and client support.Nutrition schools commonly include courses that consist of anatomy and physiology, functional nutrition; among many other related subjects. It is important to understand, too, that many states require licensure and/or certification; so it would be wise for prospective candidates to carefully review state requirements and course curriculums in nutrition schools to meet those requirements.Successful graduates of nutrition schools can anticipate a positive job market, as professional nutritionists may attain gainful employment in local, state and national governmental organizations; in addition to a large number of medical health care facilities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, professional nutritionists and dieticians, who have gained adequate training through any one of several nutrition schools, can expect lucrative earnings to over $50k annually on top end.To learn more about Nutrition schools, please feel free to peruse our Vocational Schools directory today at HolisticJunction.comFind your dream job! Let education within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore career school programs [] near you.Nutrition Schools© Copyright 2007The CollegeBound NetworkAll Rights ReservedNOTICE: Article(s) may be republished free of charge to relevant websites, as long as Copyright and Author Resource Box are included; and ALL Hyperlinks REMAIN intact and active.

High School and College Students – Take Charge of Your Mental Health

Campus Calm had the opportunity to speak with Ross Szabo, our Mental Health Survival expert, about ways to reduce the stigma surrounding student mental health. Szabo is the Director of Youth Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign (NMHAC).Campus Calm: What is mental health stigma and how does it prevent young people from seeking the help that they need?Ross Szabo: Stigma surrounding mental health stems from the stigma surrounding mental disorders. People think that if they talk about emotions it’s a sign of weakness. They’re embarrassed and ashamed and don’t really know how to talk about how they feel on a lot of levels. Beyond that, a lot of people are afraid of being labeled loony, or crazy, or psycho, or wacko. If they have an emotional problem, they’re afraid that people are going to judge them, talk about them differently and make them more of an outcast.There’s also a stigma around therapy. Some people feel as if they don’t have the time to work out their problems or they don’t want to burden someone or make their lives worse. Sometimes they don’t even have the words to describe how they feel. Ultimately, it’s a fear of weakness or that it won’t be something treatable that they can deal with.Campus Calm: Do you believe that it’s our generation’s responsibility and maybe even our calling to stop mental health shame?Ross Szabo: I think it’s about time that we start looking at mental health issues in a different way. We’ve highlighted these issues for a long time without nailing them. We told people to stop drinking, then we told them to stop doing drugs. There were movements to tell people to stop having sex. At the core of all those issues are mental health issues. If you’re having unsafe sex, it’s probably not because you like yourself. If you’re drinking a lot or doing a lot of drugs, it’s probably not because you care about yourself.It’s time that we focus on why people are doing destructive things. Young people are in a time period where this is possible. Earlier, we didn’t know enough about the brain or about these issues to do it. So I do think it’s time to do it.Campus Calm: What are some things that we can do on an individual level to help stop the shame?Ross Szabo: Individually, if you’re going through a rough time, know that talking about these issues and seeking help is a sign of strength- it’s not a sign of weakness. It’s not something you should keep hidden or silent just because of fear. Individually, we need to start being more upfront and having discussions around these things. The more confidence we have, the more we’re going to be able to stand up to people who still view these issues as stigma. Say, “No, you’re wrong. This isn’t a stigma. The brain is a part of the body and I’m going to try to get my brain healthy.”We can also help our friends and family members by reassuring them and helping them have the confidence to seek help when they’re going through a rough time.Campus Calm: Who needs to worry about mental health?Ross Szabo: There’s a whole spectrum involved in mental health and we all should be concerned with the spectrum. On the low end of the spectrum, people may deal with stress, pressure, or lack of sleep. All those things are going to affect someone’s ability to do a lot of things.Further down the spectrum, people may be dealing with death or divorce, physical or sexual abuse or very clearly defined problems. In those situations, people are going to have to find what works best for them and deal with it. Further down, people my be dealing with mental disorders like depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and anxiety disorders. In those situations, again, they’re going to have to find what works best for them.Mental health is something that affects everyone. It’s something that everyone needs to be aware of and everyone should definitely work on. No one is except from mental health. We need to do a better job of helping people understand what mental health is.Campus Calm: Why is it so dangerous to think that we can and should control our problems all by ourselves instead of seeking help?Ross Szabo: Anytime someone tries to deal with something solely on their own, they may not be able to identify all the issues that are going on. They also may not be able to get through it alone. It’s also good to have other people to be objective and available to help make the issues a little clearer to understand or to help you do things that you may not be able to do. People who keep their issues bottled up inside may have them come out in other areas of their lives that they’re not even aware of like in their friendships or relationships.Campus Calm: There’s a lot of self-hate involved in mental health problems. So what are some healthy ways to develop a positive self-image that has nothing to do with our outward successes, our failures, or how we look on paper?Ross Szabo: The hard thing about self-hate is identifying where it comes from. From my own personal life, my self-hatred came first from outside events and then once it was internalized it grew bigger because I was putting that pressure on myself. For a lot of young people, self-hatred can start externally. It can be from a rough experience with a parent, divorce, or death. It could come from an event that a person couldn’t explain so they turned the anger toward themselves. Once self-hatred starts, it snowballs. Once you hate yourself, pretty much the next time something happens it gets easier and easier to hate yourself.Healing starts with identification and then talking about that event that started your self-hate. The next step is to find something you do like about yourself. One of the hardest things I faced with my self-hatred was because I hated myself so much it was hard for me to even admit that I liked one thing about myself. Once I found that one thing that I liked about myself, I was able to build from there to the point where I was able to find one hour of one day where I didn’t hate myself. This is a process that’s not going to go away overnight though. It’s going to take time and you’re going to have setbacks along the way, but don’t let those setbacks define your whole recovery.Campus Calm: What can you say about the dangers of self-medicating your stress with alcohol, cigarettes, unhealthy foods and even shopping -retail therapy?Ross Szabo: Self-medication is a quick fix to a really long-term problem and it’s not going to take the problem away. When my mind was racing endlessly because of bipolar disorder, my initial feeling was that I just needed to shut my mind down and that was drink until I passed out. While it would shut my mind down that night it certainly wouldn’t be a long-term solution. Plus, alcohol is a depressant so now it’s going to bring out depression and other things. So all these quick fixes are not to solve your problems and in many ways, they’re going to further complicate them. Finding a healthy release like exercise, Yoga, writing or whatever it may be is going to be much more beneficial in helping you find where your need for self-medication is coming from, and also remove the process of self-medicating.Campus Calm: What can you say about the lack of sleep high school and college students get today?Ross Szabo: Many young people today have a whole routine that doesn’t allow them to sleep. There’s this new competition in high schools and colleges where students are saying, “I have three papers this week and two exams and I didn’t sleep last night and I’m not going to sleep tonight.” The next person is like, “I have four papers and three tests and I didn’t sleep the last two nights. It’s a competition of who can be the most stressed out, but there’s not a competition of who can be healthy. No one’s saying, “I got my work done two weeks ago and I’m cool.”When I do my presentations, I ask students how many hours of sleep they get every night. The averages I’ve seen in well over 200,000 students are four to six hours of sleep per night. The military found that the easiest way to break down someone they’re trying to interrogate is not to keep them awake for 24 hours a day, but rather to only allow them to sleep two to five hours per day. In some ways, young people today are torturing themselves and they don’t realize it. The best way to get sleep is to not procrastinate and then act like you’re so freaked out at the last second. A lot of kids are so concerned with having the best paper, and getting into the best schools that they sacrifice so much of their lives to do it.Campus Calm: What are some things that high schools and college campuses can do to help reduce the stigma of mental health for their students & promote campus wellness?Ross Szabo: The most important thing colleges can do is to start to have public education campaigns on campus that address these issues. Most colleges will tell their students not to drink, not to do drugs, not to have sex, but they won’t touch the mental health concerns. They can use the same model they’re using with these issues to talk about mental health. Let students know during orientation what mental health issues are, where the counseling center is, what they can do about these things and why they should do these things. Colleges can also start organizations and groups that continue the education. There are peer-to-peer groups like Active Minds on campus. Depending on how far high schools and colleges want to take this, they can work with their counseling centers to do mailings home to parents and other things to really address these issues on a much wider scale.

What Body Type Are You? Learn What Lifestyle is Best For Your Body Type

If the fashion designers and media hype had their way everyone would look the same. Thin, even gaunt, we are told is attractive. We will be loved and happy if we are thin. Of course, we all know this isn’t true, just ask any model and they will tell you it can be hell emotionally and physically keeping their figure at a size 6. A whole generation suffering from eating disorders is the result of this dangerous designer fixation. We all see the images in the media or television and this conveys the message of how we are supposed to look, ads enforce these images with false promises that “you too can have a body like this!” and we believe it, time and time again. When the desired goals aren’t reached we’re made to believe we have failed, which in turn grows into low self-esteem. So what do we do? EAT! In a vicious cycle that can eventually make us very ill. We need to put these images into prospective and realize that most of the population just do not have the genetic predisposition to look like the models in the magazines, plus most images are now adjusted by computers to look better than they actually are, so how can we ever win!The fact is we are not all meant to be thin. In some cultures around the world, a woman is looked upon as beautiful if she is voluptuous and curvaceous. If we look at renaissance paintings of beautiful women they were definitely not thin. Editors of fashion magazines are beginning to understand that the average woman cannot relate to the dazzling celebrities and rail-thin models and are beginning to use models with a fuller figure.In May 2004, Glamour Magazine broke a cardinal rule by putting the sizable Queen Latifah on the cover. It outsold the May 2003 cover, which featured svelte actresses Halle Berry and Rebecca Romijn. Dove recently started an ad campaign featuring “real” women — ranging from size 6 to 14 — that shows them wearing only bras, panties and big smiles on billboards, bus stops and trains in Chicago, New York, and other cities. Jane Keltner, fashion news editor at Teen Vogue, said, “We try to use all shapes and sizes, but we’re especially interested in their sense of personal expression and style.”Brittany Harper, is a plus-sized 20-year-old who has competed in and won several beauty pageants against average-sized girls in the US said she’s pleased to see bigger women in magazines. “I think maybe seeing someone like me in a magazine makes you realize that you don’t have to be skinny to be pretty,” she said. “People see skinny girls in magazines and they think that’s what normal is when it’s not the case.” Harper said she started entering the pageants because she was shy and self-conscious but now she’s happy with her body.So what is your body type?Modern science has categorized body types into three groups;Ectomorphs: The skinny person with a linear appearance, small muscles, ultra fast metabolism, low body fat, narrow shoulders, hips and waist.Mesomorphs: The naturally muscular person with wide shoulders, small waist, athletic build, low body fat percentage with a healthy metabolism.Endomorphs: The naturally large person characterised with a round face, wide hips, big bones, slow metabolism and high number of fat cells.These three categories sound very much like the body types found in the ancient preventive medicine from India called Ayurveda. They also placed body types into three categories, but they linked them to the elements and called them Vata, Pitta and Kapha and also associated them with psychological characteristics also.Vata types are very similar to Ectomorphs. They can be very tall or very short, with thin bony limbs. They walk quickly, talk quickly and find it difficult to sleep. The skin is thin and dry, eyes small, as is the mouth with thin lips. They find it difficult to gain weight, which can cause health problems. They can be creative, enthusiastic people who can be generous. They avoid confrontation. Fearful, worrisome and anxious they are into questioning, theorizing and over-analysis. Often dissatisfied with and unable to sustain friendships, they spend money quickly, often on trivial things.Pitta types are similar to Mesomorphs with a moderately well developed physique with muscular limbs. Later on in life they do have a tendency to gain weight around the thighs and hips. There speech is loud, strong, precise, and convincing. The skin is fair and tends to burn easily in the sun with freckles, many moles, and a tendency to rashes. Their eyes are either light blue, light gray or hazel in color, with an intense luster, which get red in summer or after bathing. They can be ambitious, confident and focused, but have a tendency to become jealous and aggressive by nature. Argumentative, but with a sense of humour, their selective memory makes them fast learners. Moderately passionate in their sexual pursuits, they spend moderately, usually on luxuries.Kapha types are similar to Endomorphs with a thick, well-developed frame and large, limbs. They are typically more heavily boned and carry more fat than muscle. Generally their legs are shorter than their bodies. Fat stores will accumulate around their stomachs, and their breasts may be larger than “the norm”. There voices are often pleasant, deep and resonant with low, slow, rhythmic speech. The skin is often cool to the touch and smooth. The face is large, as are the eyes with large, full lips. They make caring individuals, who are patient, compassionate and grounded. Quite passionate, they love to spend money on others.Most of us of a mixture of two body types and by identifying the kind of body type(s) you are will help you understand why even with diet and exercise you cannot change what you were born with – just as you can’t grow any taller once you are an adult. What the emphasis should be placed on is not what shape you are but are you physically healthy and content with who you are?The practice of Ayurveda turned keeping these body types or different constitutions balanced into a science. They incorporated different lifestyles for different body types; exercise, diet, environment, work, relationships. They also took into consideration that we are not just a body, but a mind also. Our minds and bodies are linked, if we “feel good” in our heads, invariably our bodies will be in good health also, and visa versa.VATA LIFESTYLEEXERCISE
Routine is very important to keep Vata people balanced and healthy. Whatever exercise you do remember your energy should remain even, steady and consistent. Hiking is a good exercise just so long as you remember to take your time and be aware of your surroundings. Yoga poses of course are great, particularly Lotus, Lion, Tree, Triangle, Cobra, Forward bends and Corpse (relax for at least 20 minutes)DIET
Stay away from salads, raw and cold foods that have been in the fridge forever. Hearty soups and casseroles, fresh bread and butter. Stick with fresh, warm, moist and nourishing.MIND
Focused, still and grounded. Try to be in the moment. Remain calm. Learn to meditate, listen to some soothing music at the end of the day. Think through what you want to say before you say it! Learn to quiet the mind with deep breathing or pranayama, which can be learnt at yoga classes.ROUTINE
Get into a steady routine, especially with meals and sleeping patterns. Get plenty of rest and relaxation.
Aim for stability and serenity in your daily routine.KEYWORDS
Calm, slow, steady, grounding, strengthening and consistentPITTA LIFESTYLEEXERCISE
Be careful not to exert yourself to the extent that too much heat is generated in the body. Focus on exercise like swimming, Thai Chi, calming and cooling Yoga poses like Triangle, Tree, Fish, Staff, Half Moon always finish with relaxation.DIET
Stay away from hot, spicy, salty foods. Avoid stimulants. Go for moderation!MIND
Try to remain calm in stressful situations. Do not take on too many projects. Remain receptive, but detached. Aware, but not critical.ROUTINE
Early to bed, early to rise. Plan ahead. Give yourself a lunch break. DO not work too late.KEY WORDS
Moderation, cooling, relaxing, gentle, forgiving and tolerantKAPHA LIFESTYLEEXERCISE
Kapha exercise should be stimulating and active, increasing metabolism and circulation. Care must be taken not to overstrain though! Whatever you choose, do it every day. Fast walking, pilates, yoga. Great poses are Lion, Downward Dog, Bridge, Shoulder Stand, Plow, Extended hand to toeDIET
Raw foods, such as salads, or semi cooked such as veggies cooked in a wok. Pungent foods such as garlic, ginger, kale, mustard, tomatoes and peppers are very good also. No iced drinks please.MIND
Try to unburden yourself from the past. Move forward and feel positive about every aspect of yourself.ROUTINE
Kapha’s should try to vary their routine. Try not to sleep too much. Get out there and show the world how dynamic you can be.KEY WORDS
Stimulating, drive, warming, energizing, experiencing and releasingLearn to love yourself for who you are, not who you wish to be. Acknowledge that you need to improve your health or weight but believe that you will do what you can to be the best you can possibly be. The constant pressure and stress of trying to turn yourself into someone you physically cannot be will stop and it’ll be an enormous weight off the shoulders, you’ll be surprised at how good it will make you feel and how this can help drive your motivation to make realistic improvements. When we understand and appreciate our bodies, we are able to work with them, not against them! Many of us have a tendency to look at our bad points, however once you start to accept who you really are it will be easier to focus on the positive side more. Try making a list of all the positive things you’ve done or what you like about your self (both physical and mental). Practice running these positives through your mind regularly, and try a new lifestyle that matches your constitution and see what changes happen within a few short weeks.