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I became a CNS in 1993. This became the vehicle for pursuing my interest in nutrition. Conceptually, I did not realize that I actually had been personalizing nutrition for years in order to salvage my own life, as I was afflicted with a severe case of Crohn's disease. In 2004 a dying child entered my life, as she was suffering from severe malnutrition secondary to Crohn's disease. I was able to personalize a diet and nutraceuticals for her. She is now 30 years old and has been in complete remission for16 years. That personalization and the credibility that the CNS credential provided me, gave me the drive to expand my efforts to all children afflicted with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Melvyn Grovit, DPM, MS, CNSCrohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
My career as a CNS has exceeded the goals that I made when I was considering the investment in my master's degree that would allow me to become a licensed nutritionist in Maryland. The CNS credential has opened doors that have given me access to professional growth opportunities in both clinical and higher educational areas. I am thrilled to have been published in a case study regarding the impact of mercury toxicity on brain health with Dr. Kogan at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine.
Julie Wendt, MS, LDN, CNSCognitive & Digestive Health
Opportunities with ANA & ACNPE have allowed me to help shape the organization and the broader field of personalized nutrition. The high standards of the CNS board certification has also helped me to become licensed. Having the CNS and being a professor and director at MUIH provide me with a strong platform to advocate for legislative change. My main professional goal is to serve our field by training the next generation of nutrition professionals and integrative and functionally oriented clinicians.