Nutritionists

A nutritionist is an expert who counsels on food matters and its impact on health, both positive and negative. There are specific types of nutritionists including sports nutritionist, public health nutritionist, clinical nutritionist and nutritional scientist. Most often, the term ‘dietician’ and ‘nutritionist’ are used interchangeably, which should not always be the case. This is because, in many places, nutritionists do not require a degree to deem themselves as professionals and they are largely self-taught, unlike dieticians. Nutritionists are required to understand their patients’ needs, plan meal charts, follow up with their patients and monitor the changes on their body. They are not only found in multi-specialty hospitals but also have their own clinics and some even practice from their residences or are put up at educational institutions like schools and colleges. With the onset of various diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, anorexia and obesity, the need for these specialists are on the rise. All over the world, there are several professional associations like the Nutrition Society of India and the Association for Nutrition who work towards regulating the body of nutritionists in their respective countries and around the world. Here is a compilation of biographies of some of the most famous nutritionists. To learn more fascinating facts and details about them, read their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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John Harvey Kellogg
(Doctor, Inventor)

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Birthdate: February 26, 1852
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tyrone Township, Michigan, United States
Died: December 14, 1943
Physician, nutritionist, and businessman John Harvey Kellogg served as the director of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, which was a combination of a European spa, a hydrotherapy center, a hospital, and a hotel. He believed in biologic living. However, he is best remembered as the inventor of corn flakes.

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Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
(Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist, Nutritionist)

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Birthdate: August 12, 1737
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montdidier
Died: December 17, 1813

While in prison, in the aftermath of the Seven Years’ War, army pharmacist Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was forced to eat potatoes, which were considered fit only for prison ration and animal feed back then. Parmentier later persuaded the Paris Faculty of Medicine to declare potatoes edible and popularized them in France.

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C. W. Post
(Nutritionist)

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Birthdate: October 26, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: May 9, 1914

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Anna Lewandowska
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Birthdate: September 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

A professional karate artist and personal trainer, Anna Lewandowska is also the wife of the Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. Anna has 4 world championship and 6 European championship medals in her kitty. She has also released a fitness book and owns her own make-up and health food brands.

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Michael Greger
(General Practitioner)

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Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: America

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Susan Powter
(Motivational Speaker, Nutritionist & Author)

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Birthdate: December 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Susan Powter moved from Australia to the U.S. with her parents at 10. While coping with her first divorce, she had gained weight, which eventually motivated her to become a fitness enthusiast. Now a prominent nutritionist, fitness blogger, and talk-show host, she is known for her catchphrase "Stop the Insanity!"

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Caldwell Esselstyn
(Nutritionist, Rower)

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Birthdate: December 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Dean Ornish
(Physician)

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Birthdate: July 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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Russell Blaylock
(Nutritionist, Neurosurgeon)

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Birthdate: November 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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John Boyd Orr
(Teacher)

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Birthdate: September 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kilmaurs, Scotland
Died: June 25, 1971

Apart from being a scientist and physician, John Boyd Orr also conducted ground-breaking research on nutrition. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was known for his campaigns to end world hunger, had also served the British army and navy as a medical officer. He was later knighted, too.

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Elsie Widdowson
(Nutritionist)

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Birthdate: October 21, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 14, 2000

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Dennis Robert Hoagland
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Birthdate: April 2, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Golden, Colorado, United States
Died: 1949 AD

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Nevin S. Scrimshaw
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Birthdate: January 20, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 8, 2013

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Sarah Thomas
(Fashion model)

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Birthdate: March 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Swardeston, England
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