Many of you have already experienced herbal medicine’s positive effect on your health. We hope that through our courses and membership, you gain tools to take an even greater role in your own well-being. However, please note that due to legal and time restraints, neither Audrey nor our staff can provide you with personal health advice.
Students and website users are invited to discuss health-related topics in the public and private forums, Facebook group(s), or blog posts and to provide their own insights and experiences. However, the comments of students and website users are subjective and do not represent Gaia Chef. No forum post, Facebook post, or website comment should be considered health advice. You are responsible for consulting a medical professional before trying any new herb or remedy mentioned on the website or any related forum.
The content on our website, the membership, and in our online courses is for educational purposes only. Although we try our best to provide useful and accurate information, you are responsible to do your own research to verify information before relying on it. Audrey is a trained chef and home herbalist, but none of our staff are licensed or registered healthcare practitioners. We cannot diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines legally; we are not medical doctors. We will, however, recommend or suggest medicinal herbs for various health complaints, as we believe in the safety and efficacy of botanical medicine.
The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.
Ultimately, you are responsible for your own health. As with conventional medicine, herbal medicine is vast and complex, and must be used responsibly. People react differently to different remedies. Some herbs are contraindicated with certain pharmaceutical drugs. Further, some helpful herbs may be confused with harmful and/or deadly substances.
There are many plants and mushrooms that can make you sick, or are deadly poisonous. Be 100% sure of the identity of the plant before you harvest any herb, plant, or mushroom. Additionally, sometimes a new food, even properly identified, can cause an unusual reaction -- ranging from gastric intolerance to a full-blown allergy. It is your responsibility to make sure you are harvesting the correct plant or mushroom, and it is your choice to try any new food. We cannot be responsible for incorrect identification or reactions to plants or fungi.
You are responsible for your own choices. This includes but is not limited to the ingestion, application, or other use of alcohol or any poisonous, toxic, or allergenic substance. In the event that you are not of legal age to consume alcohol, Gaia Chef recommends that you refrain from the purchase, consumption, or use of alcohol in your studies. If you elect to disregard such recommendation, you do so at your own risk, and Gaia Chef accepts no liability relating to or arising from your activities.
Gaia Chef cannot predict how a remedy will work for you. Always refer to your medical care provider for questions about your health.