Category Archives: Clinical

Clinical nutrition: A better dose of medicine.


Clinical nutrition is an exciting career. It blends the elements that we need to manage the most: our eating habits. Many a times a lot of our so called branded dangers are related to the way we eat. Doctors call this “lifestyle habits” and they are related to our classic manner in which we treat ourselves to food. Our maybe in the way we overindulge.

Diabetes, heart diseases and hypertension which together combine to eliminate more people per year than the so called nuclear wars are dubbed as the silent killers of our population. And once they are diagnosed a long term solution is only possible by the way we correct our eating habits. It requires a lot of painful changes in which the patient and his whole family have to make long reaching changes in their food management. Many a times as painful as is dieting to lose weight.

“lifestyle habits”

Indian clinics are very good at diagnosing these ailments but doctors can only spend a cursory amount of time helping us correct the way we eat and manage our problems in the long term. So at this point Enter : Clinical Nutritionists. This profession has various sub specialisations and people can even specialise in managing special ailments like Cardiac clinical nutritionists, diabetic nutritionist etc… It is a course widely available in USA and is now getting popular in India too. Clinical nutritionists help patients in correcting their food habits and is one of a special branch of people who are in Allied Health Care systems.

Clinical Nutritionist
Clinical Nutritionist

A clinical nutritionist can further opt to become a Registered Dietitian and proceed to work at better hospitals and manage the health and recovery of critical care patients. It needs a person to be very serious in terms of managing patients and advising them on a constant basis on their dietary habits.

So for many of  you who are interested in this profession there is an ample opportunity in India as we move towards better and more progressive health systems and professionally managed traits in healthcare management. Time to look at this very seriously as hospitals are feeling the need of these people every day. It is a good specialisation for nurses, Pharmacists…and other professions. The courses are at available at Undergraduate and Post Graduate levels.

Ajesh Kamania

Career guidance counsellor.


The Leit Motif of Career Jumps.

Sometimes I need to explain!!

So here goes. The meaning of the word is Leit Motif--whose meaning is the guiding theme or the main underlying idea of the title I have chosen for this new blogging adventure. The undercurrent that I want to  swim through this is by giving young readers fresh thinking, new ideas, immense motivation and tips on right Career Moves.

Will this take me up, or down or across. Will I succeed or fail if I chose this Career or that.  Will I eventually come out tops or sink to the bottom. Is this the right decision for my long term goals or not? Everyone seeking a career choice comes across these monstrosities often enough. Sometimes even in mid-course. What to do?

Career Jumps is created with the thought of providing Career thoughts, Career ideas, Good Careers and all sorts of Professional ideas for young people on the go. It is going to have as its Leit Motif about how to rise to the top in ones Career by making wise and well informed Career choices. It will highlight new Career options and how to achieve them.

It is my sincere hope that young minds will use this blog to get a better flight to their flourishing dreams and enable the matter to be used as a Springboard from which a young person will emerge more stronger and purposefully driven.

Ajesh Kamania