Terms of Engagement between the ION Nutritional Therapist and client
Good nutrition helps build the body's natural strength and resistance; however, no claim is made as to the efficacy of any nutritional protocols. It should be noted that the degree of benefit obtainable from Nutritional Therapy might vary between clients with similar health problems and following a similar Nutritional Therapy programme.
The ION Nutritional Therapist
Nutritional advice will be tailored to support medically established, diagnosed conditions and/or health concerns identified and agreed between both parties.
Nutritional therapists are not permitted to diagnose, or claim to treat, medical conditions. Nutritional advice is not a substitute for, professional medical advice and/or treatment.
NB: the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice govern standards of professional practice in Nutritional Therapy.
You are responsible for contacting your GP about any health concerns.
If you are not being treated by your GP, you should still advise him/her that you are receiving nutritional therapy.
If you are receiving treatment from your GP, other medical providers or complementary therapist you should advise them of any nutritional strategy provided by a nutritional therapist. This is necessary because of any possible reaction between medication/treatment and the nutritional programme.
It is important that you tell your nutritional therapist about any medical diagnosis, medication, herbal medicine, or food supplements, you are taking as this may affect the nutritional programme.
If you are unclear about any areas of the agreed nutritional therapy
programme including supplementation and timeframes you should contact your nutritional therapist promptly for clarification.
You must contact your nutritional therapist should you wish to continue any specified dietary or supplement programme for longer than the agreed period, to avoid any potential adverse reactions.
You are advised to report any concerns about Nutritional Therapy promptly to your nutritional therapist for discussion and action.