What kind of training do Nutritional Consultants receive?
Certified Nutritional Consultants by the American Association of Nutritional Consultants receive training that include physiology, anatomy, nutrient deficiency development, clinical nutrition, chemical toxicity assessment, detoxification and lifestyle counseling.
Are nutritional consultants doctors?
No. Nutritional Consultants are not licensed as medical doctors. We do not practice medicine and do not diagnose or treat diseases or medical conditions. We focus our practice on promoting health and optimal organ function. Our services are not meant to substitute or replace those of a licensed physician and clients in our practice are advised to be under the care of a licensed physician wherever they reside.
Do nutritional consultants prescribe medications?
No. Nutritional Consultants are not licensed doctors, and do not prescribe or make recommendations about prescription medications or controlled substances. We use natural, noninvasive methods such as whole food nutrition, herbs, food-based supplements, detoxification, stress management techniques and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal function and health.
Should I stop taking my medications?
Always consult with your prescribing physician before making any changes in your medication, including dosage adjustments.
Do you take insurance?
We do not accept insurance. We accept Visa, Mastercard and personal checks (for in-person clients only).
Do you work with people outside of the San Francisco Bay Area?
Yes, we offer long-distance consultation (no international) via telephone, Skype audio or Skype video for those who live outside of the San Francisco, Bay Area. We’ve worked successfully with clients all over the United States.
How long will my nutritional program take?
The answer to this question depends on several factors, including the complexity of your condition, how long you’ve had it, and how much time, energy and attention you’re willing to devote to your nutritional program. In general, nutritional programs for chronic illnesses last between three and six months, but most start seeing improvement within the first month. Nutritional clients may elect to continue with a maintenance program after their initial nutritional plan is finished.
How much will our nutritional program after the initial Nutritional Case Evaluation cost?
This depends on several factors, including the complexity of your health issues, the extent of lab testing required, the combination of supplements, herbs and other therapies needed during your nutritional program, and the number of consultations you receive.
Please see the Services section for a complete description of the services we offer and our rates.