June 22, 2014
The Information Provided by this Website Is Not Medical Advice The information given on the LifeChangeMedicine.com website is of a general nature.
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Neither Dr. Meissner nor the LifeChangeMedicine.com website including its Ask Dr. Joie ND feature and including any users or guest authors whose comments, opinions, or statements are viewable on this website are dispensing medical advice. Any content including but not limited to opinions, commentary and statements are solely intended for general educational purposes only.
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Dr. Meissner makes every effort to ensure that the information given on the LifeChangeMedicine.com website is up to date with the most current and accurate information. The current state of medical knowledge is imperfect and scholarly opinions often vary greatly. Dr. Meissner is simply presenting her views on all the topics on this website. Unless otherwise noted, the entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Dr. Meissner. Be advised it is possible that not all sources or authorities would endorse the completeness, accuracy or truth of all the opinions, perspectives or statements expressed on this website; errors in the information presented may occur in any part of this website at any time.
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The LifeChangeMedicine.com website does not warrant or represent that the information given throughout this website is complete, true, accurate, up to date or non-misleading or that this information will be constantly available, or available at all. LifeChangeMedicine.com makes no warranties or representations expressed or implied pertaining to the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or any other information that may be contained on or available through this website. For specific recommendation regarding any of the above consult your doctor or qualified healthcare professional.
Review Any Information Found On this Website with a Qualified Healthcare Professional Dr. Meissner believes in empowering people to become educated and take charge of their health, do their own research and to come to their own conclusions. Dr. Meissner encourages people to ask questions and make their own decisions in partnership with a qualified health care professional. You should confirm any information obtained from this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition, diagnosis or treatment with your physician or qualified healthcare professional.
All information on this website regardless of type e.g. graphics, text etc. may be altered, added or removed and at any time without prior notice.
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No liability will accrue to Dr. Meissner, Life Change Medicine or LifeChangeMedicine.com in the event that you or anyone else suffers any loss as a result of starting or stopping any treatment, disregarding any medical advice given by your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional or acting on any information, statements, or opinion given on this website or as a result of any potential inaccuracy/inaccuracies in information on any part of this website. Review the information found on this website carefully with your doctor or qualified healthcare professional. LifeChangeMedicine.com nor any other affiliated parties listed above are responsible or liable for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products obtainable on or through this website.
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The views expressed on this website are strictly the respective views of Dr. Meissner or of those persons who post or submit comments or questions on this site. The views represented on LifeChangeMedicine.com do not necessarily reflect the views of all physicians or of any of the following persons or organizations: Bastyr University, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, The Washington Naturopathic Association (WANP), Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), Healthcare Professionals for a Safe & Healthy Sustainable Food Supply (HPSSFS), yeson522, LabelItWa, Automattic Inc., WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Dr. Laurie Mischley, Dr. Mandy Gulla, or Living Medical Arts PLLC,. The views on this website may not reflect the views of other websites that are linked or accessible through the LifeChangeMedicine.com website.
Copyright & Creative Commons Policies LifeChangeMedicine.com forbids website visitors/users from engaging in copyright infringement. This website responds expeditiously to notices of claimed copyright infringement. If LifeChangeMedicine.com becomes aware that any website user engages in repeat copyright infringement, it is the policy of this website to take reasonable steps within our power to terminate that user and remove any allegedly infringing material from our website.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) agent’s contact information: Joie Meissner ND at https://lifechangemedicine.com/ (Also see Contact Us page)
Any Notice of Claimed Infringement Must Include the Following:
1) A declaration that either the copyright owner or the person who complains that the material is infringing has a good faith belief that use of the material is not permitted by the copyright owner and this must also include a statement that information in the complaint is true and accurate and that the complaining party has been authorized by the copyright owner to act on their behalf in making the copyright infringement complaint is required.
2) A signature of the copyright owner who makes the infringement claim or of the person authorized to act on their behalf must be represented on the above complaint.
3) Both the copyrighted work(s) and the specific material in them that is claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed must be identified sufficiently to allow their removal.
4) Contact information such as address, telephone number, or email address that is sufficient to permit LifeChangeMedicine.com to contact the party claiming the infringing activity
See 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(B)
If you feel that your comments, posts or submissions were unfairly removed for alleged copyright infringement as a result of a DMCA takedown notice, users of the LifeChangeMedicine.com site can make a counter-notification. Click here for further details on what such a counter-notice must include http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/responding-dmca-takedown-notice-targeting-your-content or search the worldwide web for “making a counter-notification to a DMCA takedown notice”
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User Communication May Be Used for Any Purpose
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LifeChangeMedicine.com May Not Be Able to Respond to Your Comments
Dr. Meissner enjoys hearing your feedback and makes every effort to respond to your comments (user communications). At times LifeChangeMedicine.com may receive a high volume of user comments. Dr. Meissner may not respond in a timely manner or may not respond at all to any of your comments or feedback (user communications). Neither Dr. Meissner nor LifeChangeMedicine.com are obligated to return review or respond to any of your submissions to our website.
This website including its Ask Dr. Joie ND feature does not provide medical advice. If you need medical advice consult a physician or qualified healthcare provider.
Do Not Post Material that Is Private, Defamatory, Obscene or Illegal or that Infringes on Intellectual Property Rights
LifeChangeMedicine.com is not responsible or liable for material posted by users of our website. LifeChangeMedicine.com forbids the posting of illegal or injurious material on our website. In addition to this website’s injunction against copyright infringement, the LifeChangeMedicine.com website also forbids user communication that are illegal, injurious, objectionable, libelous, defamatory, obscene or that violates or infringes on privacy or any intellectual property right.
If and when LifeChangeMedicine.com becomes aware of any such illegal, injurious or objectionable user submissions posted on our website the allegedly illegal or injurious material will be removed without prior notice and repeat offenders will be terminated.
Overview of Our Privacy Policies
Like pretty much all websites do when users browse, read, or download information from the website, LifeChangeMedicine.com allows for the passive collection of data through a server access log. Information such as IP address, user configuration settings, identification of the website that referred the user to our website, among other things, is collected automatically on standard web server access logs. Aside from this automatic data collection, website operators such as LifeChangeMedicine.com may have to disclose user information in response to legal warrants, subpoenas, or other valid legal process. Because, at present, LifeChangeMedicine.com is free to users and accepts no advertisers, the information that is passively collected is at a minimum.
(See the sections below for more information on user communications.)
Information You Voluntarily Post on this Website May Become Viewable by the Public
Information that you voluntarily post, submit or transmit on any part of this website is deemed to be user communications, such communication is not considered to be and will not be treated as private or confidential information. Personally identifiable patient information should not be used and you should not post or transmit to or via this website any personally identifiable information of anyone for whom you are entrusted to maintain confidentiality of their information. You should not post/submit any information including your own personally identifiable information that you wish to keep confidential. If you wish to make an appointment with Dr. Meissner please, refer to the Contact Us page for specific instructions in how to make an appointment.
Please, be mindful and aware that whatever you post or write, it is considered public knowledge and you should always use caution when posting/submitting any information to the LifeChangeMedicine.com website or any publically viewable website or forum. You should avoid posting information such as your home address and phone number on any public forum. Although you must be a registered in order to submit or post messages or comments to our website, the website is public and anything published on it may be read by non-registered users on the worldwide web. Public information is available to third parties that LifeChangeMedicine.com has no connection to and no control over the behavior of such unaffiliated third parties.
You Should Not Post Any Confidential Information
LifeChangeMedicine.com reserves the right to remove any information that it finds to be questionable in regards to privacy infringement. Towards that end, we may elect, at our discretion, to remove allegedly private information such as might be included in any comments, replies or messages or other user communications that you post or transmit to our website. By leaving a message or commenting on or engaging in any form of user communication on our website you are granting LifeChangeMedicine.com permission to, at its discretion, remove this type of potentially private information from your comments. However, LifeChangeMedicine.com does not warrant or represent that it will be able to distinguish confidential information which users do not wish to have published on the website from information that the user intends to be viewable on the worldwide web. If you wish to have your messages, comments, or other submissions published without your name, nickname or other information, you must clearly indicate, in the body of your submission to our website, what specific information you do not wished to be published.
We are not perfect, we will make every attempt to remove information that you have indicated in the body of your message, that you do not want published; but, we do not guarantee to remove any or all of this information from the messages you post to our website. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information from our website. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD NOT POST ANY INFORMATION TO OUR WEBSITE THAT IS PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL.
This Website Is Not Intended for Children Under 13 Years of Age
LifeChangeMedicine.com will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not register, provide, submit or otherwise post personal information on our website.
Your Posts May Be Re-Published
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Like most website operators, LifeChangeMedicine.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. LifeChangeMedicine.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how LifeChangeMedicine.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, LifeChangeMedicine.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
LifeChangeMedicine.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. LifeChangeMedicine.com only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to LifeChangeMedicine.com’s websites choose to interact with LifeChangeMedicine.com in ways that require LifeChangeMedicine.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that LifeChangeMedicine.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, some websites like WordPress.com ask visitors who sign up for a blog at WordPress.com to provide a username and email address. This is applicable if you sign up with wordpress.com for your own blog. LifeChangeMedicine.com’s website does not offer you an ability to create your own blog on our site. Those who engage in transactions with LifeChangeMedicine.com may be asked for certain information. For example if a user wishes to purchase access to services such as Akismet comment spam prevention service they would be asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. At this time LifeChangeMedicine.com’s website does not have an ability to allow you to purchase Akismet or any other services. In the future LifeChangeMedicine.com may offer some services that may require its users to provide information to allow the use of such services or for the purchase of products. In each case, LifeChangeMedicine.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with LifeChangeMedicine.com . LifeChangeMedicine.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
LifeChangeMedicine.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, LifeChangeMedicine.com may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. LifeChangeMedicine.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, LifeChangeMedicine.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
LifeChangeMedicine.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on LifeChangeMedicine.com’s behalf or to provide services available at LifeChangeMedicine.com’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using LifeChangeMedicine.com’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. LifeChangeMedicine.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, LifeChangeMedicine.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when LifeChangeMedicine.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of LifeChangeMedicine.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a LifeChangeMedicine.com website and have supplied your email address, LifeChangeMedicine.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with LifeChangeMedicine.com and our products. At this time LifeChangeMedicine.com sells not products (Please, see our Sales $ Advertising Policies). We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. LifeChangeMedicine.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If LifeChangeMedicine.com , or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that LifeChangeMedicine.com goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of LifeChangeMedicine.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
If you have purchased Akismet services from Automattic, comments and other content submitted to Automattic’s Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case they store them long enough to use them to improve their service to avoid future false positives.
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Statement of Purpose
Dr. Meissner provides the information contained in the LifeChangeMedicine.com website as a public service for the purpose of enriching of the general knowledge of the websites visitors. Dr. Meissner provides in person medical services to patients seen at the Life Change Medicine clinic. This is separate from the free service to the public via the LifeChangeMedicine.com website. Dr. Meissner’s patients as well as the general public may use this website for general educational purposes only and website use is free of charge.
At this time, LifeChangeMedicine.com does not sell or receive financial reimbursement of any kind from any commercial product or advertiser. The ads on this website are automatic with use of WordPress self-hosted website/blog. Dr. Meissner does not receive compensation for these ads and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the annoying ads that come with the automatically this WordPress website.
The goal of Life Change Medicine is to provide the highest quality health care. The premise of Life Change Medicine is based on the concept that profound and lasting improvements in physical health stem from the practice of a healthful lifestyle. Lifestyle change is thus, the foundation of abundant health. However, though it is by no means our first treatment of choice, the clinic may recommend certain botanical medicines and/or dietary supplements as part of a complete health program that that emphasizes lifestyle changes that support the health of the body, mind and spirit.
Statement of Impartiality & Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
In order to maintain impartiality Dr. Meissner and LifeChangeMedicine.com makes an effort to disclose conflicts of interest.
At this time, Dr. Meissner accepts no personal payment or financial reimbursement that is directly related to the LifeChangeMedicine.com website including no payment or financial benefits from advertisers, food products, culinary appliances, cookware, pharmaceutical or medical device companies. At present, Life Change Medicine does not sell any products whatsoever.