Company Policies & Disclaimer
Purchasing Nutrition Packages
All services and products must be paid online prior to the initial visit through Doug Cook RD’s payment methods unless otherwise arranged. Packages must be paid in full.
A detailed receipt will be prepared which can be taken to your insurance provided for reimbursement.
Payments can be made via paypal, credit card, cheque made payable to Doug Cook, or by e-money transfer.
Cancellation and Expiration
Services and packages are non-transferable, non-refundable and expire:
- 3 months for the Diet & Supplement Tune-Up
- 6 months for the Healthy Eating & Therapeutic Nutrition Package
after the date of your first session for that package. The date of expiration cannot be extended should you not be able to complete your sessions unless otherwise agreed to by Doug Cook, RD. It is your responsibility to ensure you book your appointments before the expiry date of your package.
A 24 hour notice is required to reschedule or to cancel all appointments; any reschedule or cancelled appointments with less than a 24 hour notice will be considered billed in full. If the appointment is a follow-up session as part of a package, the follow-up session will be lost.
Privacy and Consent
By agreeing to see Doug Cook RD and to use the services of Doug Cook RD, you are consenting to the collection and use of personal and medical information by Doug Cook RD, for the purposes of a nutritional and health assessment and counselling. The information you provide, is protected under, and subject to, Ontario’s Privacy Legislation and the Regulated Health Professions Act of Ontario.
The total contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Doug Cook RD, unless otherwise noted. This blog and website is not a substitute for professional medical advice nor is the information on this blog and website intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.
Although scientifically accurate and evidence-based [which can be found in the scientific literature, i.e. PubMed etc.] , all information, materials and data available through this blog and website are for general informational and educational purposes only. It is intended as a way to impart knowledge and information from the independent research and investigation of Doug Cook RD. Doug Cook RD encourages you [and all readers] to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and analysis and discussion with any and all of your health care providers as indicated.
Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked.
The use of the content, products, and/or material on this website & blog are not a substitute for medical or other health care professional services. Consult competent and licensed health professionals to answer your specific questions [i.e. medical doctor, pharmacist, dentist, registered massage therapist, naturopathic doctor etc.]. The information presented on this website & blog, is in no way intended as medical advice, or as a substitute for, medical counselling or care from a licensed medical doctor. The information should be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician. Your physician should be aware of all medical conditions that you may have, as well as the medications or supplements you may be taking. If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult with your doctor or primary care provider.
Doug Cook RD does not advocate the use of any particular healthcare protocol but believes the information on this website & blog should be available to the public for educational and informational purposes. Doug Cook RD and authors are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed on this website & blog.
The information on this website & blog is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or nutritional assessment, counselling, or advice.
Should the reader have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any procedures, information or preparations mentioned, Doug Cook RD strongly suggests consulting your physician or other professional healthcare adviser before using or applying any of the information on this website & blog.
The information [including mechanisms of action and dosages], and product descriptions on natural health products, or supplements, appearing on this website & blog are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to provide medical advice nor be considered treatment to individuals or their respective medical conditions. Consult with your physician if you have any health concerns, and before initiating any changes to diet, exercise, supplement, or other lifestyle changes.
The natural health products, or supplements, on this website & blog have Natural Product Numbers (NPN) where appropriate and are routinely tested for quality assurance and stability purposes as outlined by the Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada.
Learn more about the regulation of natural health products in Canada.