Whether you want to lose weight, better understand the glycemic index, manage a disease such as osteoporosis or improve depression symptoms, a local nutritionist can be an asset to your healthcare team. A local nutritionist is a health provider who has taken additional training and education in nutritional science. There is a definitive connection between your physical and mental health, so a local nutritionist can help you understand how your diet affects your overall well-being. If you have a mental health condition, your local nutritionist can help you understand more about how your diet can help. They may work with your local family physician to help you manage your health and nutrition plan.