The intent of any training, classes, coaching, Q&A whether live or recorded is purely educational and designed to follow the functional medicine & nutrition principles of supporting the natural physiological and biochemical processes of the human body.
Functional Medicine Academy, Inc is not a medical office and does not accept insurance nor take patients. It is an educational, training and event company. As always, perform your due diligence. Always practice only up to the scope of your license in accordance with local, state and federal/national laws regardless of information presented as there are a wide range of practitioners and various licenses in class.
The FMA and associated seminars, the contents of the slides, binders and any information Dr. Brandy Zachary, DC, IFMCP provides is intended for healthcare practitioners and is for educational purposes only. All information is holistic in nature, focusing on the natural physiological properties of the human body with the intent to support the body with quality food, nutrition and lifestyle modifications. This is not intended to be considered a complete or comprehensive training on all subjects mentioned and it is understood that each audience member has already received medical and/or nutrition training and will continue receiving any necessary training to remain competent in their field.
None of the information taught in any of Dr. Zachary’s seminars has been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or any other medical body. She does not aim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The contents is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Practitioners must always use their own discretion, perform their own research, rely on their own clinical experience and practice according to their scope of practice and the limits of their license.
Any other end users reading or experiencing the seminars need to not disregard, or delay in obtaining, medical advice for any medical condition they may have, and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions. Always consult with your medical practitioner before changing your diet or consuming any supplementation or herbs, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.
Dr. Zachary has no financial incentive to endorse any type of food, nutrient, supplementation, herb, nutraceutical, medication, specific product, therapeutic modality or lifestyle changes that may be mentioned within the seminar training and will share from the perspective of what she has seen in her clinical practice or through educational efforts. It is the responsibility of each attendee, reader, listener or viewer to perform their own research regarding any clinical or supplemental recommendations and then, and only then, exercise use if appropriate. Occasionally she may share an affiliate link (particularly if it offers a discount to an FMA member) and you may choose to use the affiliate link (which may result in a commission to FMA) or to go directly to the website, service, or provider shared. Use your own discretion and due diligence when researching any services or products whether recommended by FMA or not.
Brandy Zachary is a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), is not a medical doctor (MD) and doesn't diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Reading the Functional Medicine Academy website does not mean that you are a patient of Dr. Zachary or Body Love Cafe, it does not mean you are a coaching client of Dr. Zachary or Functional Medicine Academy.
Before making any changes to your diet, prescription medications, lifestyle or exercise activities, make sure to check with your medical doctor first.
There are ZERO returns as these are digital courses that can be accessed online with course material downloaded. Significant effort went into producing this content. DO NOT BUY any courses unless you are certain you want it. Paying for the course indicates AGREEMENT and UNDERSTANDING that there is a ZERO REFUND POLICY.
The only exception to this policy would be if you purchased a coaching session and have NOT used it, you may receive a refund within the first 30 days.
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Purchasing any program requires acceptance and agreement of all terms for FMA classes on the Member Vault FMA learning platform, on the FMA website (this site) and our zero return policy.
This agreement includes the following and by the act of purchase, sign up or usage/viewing of FMA course you agree to the following:
Access to paid courses is for 24 months unless otherwise specified.
You will use your login/password only for YOUR OWN PERSONAL USE. This means you will not loan or share it with others and you will not duplicate or resell or repackage any of the material.
You are responsible for your own education and clinical use of materials (read full disclaimer on this page) and forever hold harmless Functional Medicine Academy, Inc, Dr. Brandy Zachary, DC, IFMCP, all FMA instructors, associates, employees and staff.
You agree to always operate according to your scope of practice per your license and all local, state, federal laws and regulations.
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Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, FMA designates the agent below to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement. If you reasonably believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you must provide to FMA's designated agent all of the following information:
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Dr. Zachary is amazing! I took the thyroid gland training course with her. She gives a lot of information, and breaks down the different sections in an easy format. She really made sure that I understood everything, and allowed me to reach out to her with any questions. I highly recommend the course, you won’t regret it.
- Sandra Senese, RN
I’ve been in practice with my holistic medicine and acupuncture clinic for over 25 years here in Silicon Valley. I have needed a Business Coach that really understands the ins and outs of my practice both the in person clinic as well as the virtual practice that I’m building and thankfully I found Dr. Zachary. I have never met anyone who understands how a clinic runs, understands practice management, marketing, online stores, and systems as well as Dr. Zachary! My business has been doing much better since I started working with her. My new virtual business is really starting to manifest and I have faith that it will thrive under her coaching. I highly recommend Dr. Z.
- Dr. Shasta Ericson, LAc, DAOM with Fertility Whisperer & Way of Wellness Acupuncture Clinic
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