Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ Scope of Practice
A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ (NTP) is a paraprofessional certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.® trained to evaluate a client’s nutritional needs and make recommendations of dietary change and nutritional supplementation based on the following:
• Client Interview
• Analysis of Client’s Food Journal
• Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire
• Functional Evaluation
• Lingual-Neuro Testing
A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ is not trained to provide medical diagnosis or treatment of any medical or pathological condition, illness, injury or disease. No recommendation or comment made by a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ should be construed as being medical advice or diagnosis.
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Although millions of people have used low-carb dieting without documented harm, there are some for whom a low-carb diet must be approached with caution. If you are taking medication to control your blood sugar or blood pressure and you start to greatly reduce your consumption of carbohydrates, you may need to quickly reduce the dosage and may need to discontinue these ‘meds’ altogether (oh Yeah!) This is to be done under the supervision of your doctor.
For anyone who has serious kidney disease, an increase in dietary protein can be a problem. If you have kidney disease you should consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.
Anyone who has any other serious illness such as unstable cardiovascular disease, cancer or liver disease need to exercise caution if making dietary changes. You should consult your doctor for guidance.