Before you choose the services of a Nutritional Therapist, please read the following information FULLY and CAREFULLY.
My basic goal is to encourage you to become knowledgeable about and responsible for your own health, and to bring it to a personal optimal level. Nutritional Therapy is designed to improve your optimum health, absent of other non-nutritional complicating factors, and requires a sincere commitment from you, possible lifestyle changes and a positive attitude. A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is not trained to provide medical diagnoses, medical codes or file insurance documentation. No comment or recommendation should be construed as inferring or implying a medical diagnosis. Since every human being is unique I cannot guarantee any specific result from my programs.
If you suffer from a medical or pathological condition, you need to consult with an appropriate medical provider. A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is not a substitute for your family physician or other appropriate healthcare provider. A Nutritional Therapist is not trained or licensed to diagnose or treat pathological conditions, illnesses, injuries or disease.
If you are under the care of another healthcare provider, it is important that you inform your other healthcare providers of your use of nutritional supplements. Nutritional Therapy may be a beneficial adjunct to more traditional care, and it may also alter your need for medication,so it is important you always keep your physician informed of changes in your nutritional program.
If you are using medications of any kind,you are required to alert your Nutritional Therapist to such use, as well as to discuss any potential interactions between medications and nutritional products with your pharmacist and prescribing physician.
Laboratory testing is performed to determine areas of dysfunction and opportunities for healing, not in diagnosis or treatment. Lab testing can help reveal nutritional deficiencies and weaknesses and assist in guiding the process of rebalancing the systems of the body.
Every client is an individual and it is not possible to determine in advance how your system will react to the nutritional protocols and or the supplements you need. It is sometimes necessary to adjust your program as we proceed until your body can begin to properly accept the changes and the products geared to correct the imbalance. It is your responsibility to do your part by using your nutritional guidelines, exercise your body and mind sufficiently to bring your emotions into a positive balance, eat a proper diet, get plenty of rest and learn about nutrition. If you have any physical or emotional reaction to nutritional therapy, discontinue use immediately and contact your NTP to ascertain if the reaction is adverse or an indication of the natural course of the body’s adjustment to the therapy (a healing reaction).
Scheduling and Fees
We understand that our clients have busy schedules and we take pride in not keeping you waiting and not keeping you longer than planned. Your Initial Consultation will be 60 minutes and include a discussion of this disclaimer/ agreement, a 3 day food journal, initial interview and an online nutritional assessment questionnaire. Your next appointment will be 60 minutes and we will do your Functional Evaluation. After that we have a 30 minute consultation to discuss the results of these two appointments and to go through your individualised protocol. Please be on time. Payment is due at time of appointment. EFTPOS facilities are available. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please do so 24hrs in advance otherwise you will have to pay the full amount of your appointment. Nutritional Therapy is not covered by insurance and all costs are the sole responsibility of the client.
A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is an unregistered health practitioner. Unregistered Health Practitioners include all health practitioners who are not required to be registered under the National Law. All Health Workers in New Zealand, including unregistered health practitioners, have to follow the rules established under the National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers (New Zealand). A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is trained by the Nutritional Therapy Association Inc.® which provides a certificate of completion to students who have successfully met all course requirements, including a written and practical exam. A Nutritional Therapist must be a member of a professional body, participate in continuing education programs and have professional insurance.