Friday, July 17, 2009

A trip to the "nutritionist"

Did you know that if you live anywhere in Canada other than Quebec (thanks to Fon10 who noted that in Quebec "nutritionist" is indeed a protected term) you're a nutritionist?

That's because the term isn't protected by any type of regulatory body. If you want to put "Nutritionist" on your business card, go right ahead.

While I'm sure some "Nutritionists" are exceedingly good at what they do, knowledgeable, helpful and evidence based, unfortunately I'm sure that some are well represented by this week's Funny Friday video.

Oh, and don't think I'm being too smug here. There are crappy, quack doctors out there too which reminds me of one of my favourite jokes

Do you know what they call the person who graduates last in their class in medical school?

Have a great weekend!

[Hat tip to my friend and colleague Dr. Sara Kirk]