(Greek > Latin: a suffix; one who believes in; one who is engaged in; someone who does something)
Nutritionists can help patients with special needs; such as, devising healthy diets to control allergies, health problems, a desire for increased energy, or weight changes.
Some nutritionists in private practices are well-trained, hold a degree, and are licensed; however, depending on state law, a person using the title may not be trained or licensed at all.
2. A person who is opposing or hindering the spread of new ideas and new social or political developments: Mr. Johnson, the prime minister of the country, was considered to be an obscurantist who was continually operating under a cloak of secrecy.
An occultist is someone who practices any of the secret mystic arts; such as magic, Theosophy, mysticism, or spiritualism.