The information on this website is for informational purposes only and not to be considered as medical advice. This information is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any medical condition. Statements should not be taken as a substitute for medical advice from a licensed physician. It is recommended to consult with your physician before implementing any dietary or lifestyle changes. In using this website you accept the terms and conditions of this disclaimer.
You further acknowledge that you are completely responsible for any changes you make regarding your diet and health and will not hold Kariman Pierce, NTP/New Gratitude Nutrition/Gluten Free Primal/Kariman Pierce Nutritional Therapy liable for your own decisions or any results of your decisions.
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY GOALS
The fundamental goal of Nutritional Therapy is to encourage people to become knowledgeable about—and responsible for—their own health. An NTP helps individuals reach their optimal level of overall health by supporting and bringing balance to the five foundations: Digestion, Blood Sugar Regulation, Fatty Acid Balance, Mineral Balance, and Hydration. All five are built upon a single, solid base: a properly prepared, nutrient-dense diet. Nutritional Therapy is not designed, however, to treat any specific disease or medical condition.
A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is trained to evaluate your nutritional needs and make recommendations of dietary change, nutritional supplements and lifestyle support, not medical diagnoses or prescriptions. No comment or recommendation from your NTP should be construed as a medical diagnosis or prescription. As as a participant in Wellness Coaching you will work with your NTP to create and set clear and measurable goals as well as make a sincere commitment to make changes in your life. If you are not willing to make changes in how you eat and live, Nutritional Therapy is not the right approach for you. Since every human being is unique on a biochemical level, we cannot guarantee any specific result from our programs.
If you suffer from a medical, pathological or psychological condition, you need to consult with an appropriate healthcare provider. An NTP is not a substitute for your family physician or other appropriate healthcare provider. A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is not trained nor licensed to diagnose or treat medical/pathological/psychological conditions, illnesses, injuries, or diseases or prescribe medications. If you are under the care of another healthcare provider, it is important that you contact your other healthcare providers and alert them to your use of nutritional supplements that may be suggested by your NTP. 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 the NTP to such use, as well as to discuss any potential interactions between medications and nutritional products with your pharmacist. If you have any physical or emotional reaction to Nutritional Therapy recommended supplements, discontinue their 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.
Every client is a biochemical individual, and it is not possible to determine in advance how your body will react to the nutrients or supplements you need. It is sometimes necessary to adjust your program as we proceed until your body can begin to properly accept targeted nutrients geared to correct imbalances or deficiencies. Stay in contact with the NTP so they can stay abreast of your progress and provide the best course of action going forward. If your other healthcare providers have any questions regarding Nutritional Therapy, they are free to contact your NTP.
Updated: February 2018