The information contained in this website do not intend to replace the advice or treatment of your medical doctor. The author is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use of any of the preparations or procedures described.
I (Khabir Southwick) am not a medical doctor and services are provided for informational and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed in my appointments with clients, articles, videos, and websites reflect my personal experiences and my understanding of traditional naturopathic practices and Ayurveda practices described in the ancient texts of India. My services, articles, videos and recommendations aren‘t a substitute for qualified medical advice. My services, herbal products, health programs and treatments promote health, healing and well-being and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any pathological disease. I do not provide any quick fixes nor do I knowingly accept or treat any person who has cancer, HIV, AIDs or any other life threatening disease. I do not endorse, recommend, or design any specific diet or food plan to treat illness or disease. My website NaturalHealingOjai.com (accessible under the aliases NaturalHealingSB.com, NaturalHealingWest.com, NaturalHealingWest.com and others) does not contain nor do I provide medical advice. My services and the presentation on this website, including texts, graphics, images, videos, and all related materials are provided for informational and educational purposes only.
All services provided and information in this web site is provided for educational purposes only; statements contained here are reported in an effort to preserve traditional cultural lore and information. The ideas and information contained on this web site are not meant to be used for diagnosing, prescribing, treating, curing or preventing any disease or illness. The information provided at appointments and contained on this web site has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is presented for informational purposes only, for use in helping to maintain and promote health in cooperation with a physician. Nothing found anywhere on this web site should be construed as an attempt to or offer to diagnose, prescribe or recommend in any manner a treatment, cure or preventative for any illness or disease.
Khabir Southwick DBA Natural Healing Consultants declares that discussing the structure and function of the body-mind-spirit complex according to the January 2000 FDA’s DSHEA guidelines, when the substance is a food or dietary supplement, makes the online (and constitutionally protected First Amendment free speech) “conversation” between Khabir Southwick and the person who seeks Ayurvedic other natural food supplement products or services clearly educational, and removes any intent to prescribe for a particular disease or illness.
Khabir Southwick DBA Natural Healing Consultants and the products and services offered “do not diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure, or prevent disease” or illness or symptoms as defined by the FDA and the State of California. Products and services offered do not “augment a particular therapy or drug action that is intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure, or prevent a disease or class of diseases,” illnesses, or symptoms, nor does Khabir “treat, prevent, or mitigate adverse events associated with a therapy for a disease, if the adverse events constitute diseases.”[ii]
Khabir Southwick DBA Natural Healing Consultants declares its support of the Food and Drug Administration’s DSHEA Act [Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act][i] where it supports our contention that herbs, herbal foods, herbal oils, herbal ghee (clarified butter), vitamins, minerals, and enzymes are food supplements and not medicine.
Khabir Southwick DBA Natural Healing Consultants declares its First Amendment Right to free public and private speech (written or oral) regarding the traditional uses of herbs, herbal foods, herbal oils, herbal ghee (clarified butter), vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and food or herbal supplements in general, as described in the ancient texts, sutras and scriptures of India, Tibet and China, as well as in regards to the natural health-care information that is available to the public.
Khabir Southwick DBA Natural Healing Consultants declares with respect to all of its products and services offered to the public that “The evidence in support of this claim is inconclusive and all statements regarding these products has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
This declaration of Khabir Southwick DBA Natural Healing Consultants is based on his understanding of the precedent set by the successful “challenge before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Pearson v. Shalala, 164 F.3d 650 (D.C. Cir. 1999), ruled that the agency” (the FDA) “must permit health claims that do not satisfy the ‘significant scientific agreement’ standard as long as the claim can be rendered non-misleading by requiring a disclaimer. The Court examined possible disclaimers in some detail, and suggested that the FDA concerns regarding misleading information could, under many circumstances, be addressed by a disclaimer as simple as: ‘The evidence in support of this claim is inconclusive.’ The court also ruled that the FDA’s unwillingness to define ‘significant scientific agreement’ was a violation of the Administrative Procedures Act, in that the agency did not provide a clear standard that notified manufacturers of the FDA’s requirements, nor did it create a sufficiently clear standard upon which the FDA’s determinations could be reviewed. Comments on the proposed rule argued in light of Pearson that the FDA may not issue a final rule that prohibits disease claims but rather must choose the less restrictive alternative of permitting such claims, provided that they are accompanied with disclaimers.”[i]
Khabir Southwick DBA Natural Healing Consultants intends the information contained in this Web site to be accurate and reliable. However, errors may occur. Therefore, Khabir Southwick DBA Natural Healing Consultants disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to this web site, including without limitation the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
[i] The FDA’s definition of disease, for purposes of 21 U.S.C. 343r(6). From Sec. 101.93 certain kinds of statements for dietary supplements of the DSHEA: Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. See Dumoff, Alan, J.D., M.S.W., “Defining ‘Disease’: The Struggle for Turf in Dietary-Supplement Regulation,” Alternative and Complementary Therapies, April 2000 issue, p. 101.
Reliance on any information provided directly by the author (Khabir Southwick), website and other media published by the author is solely at your own risk.
In case of medical emergency contact your doctor and/or call 911 immediately.
Testimonials appearing throughout this site are actually received via email or derived from reviews on independent (outside of my control) sites. They reflect the experiences of the people who have used the [herbal supplement] products according to the instructions or followed the recommendations of Khabir Southwick. Testimonials represent individual results, and these results may vary from person to person because of age, gender, health, occupation, medication, and other factors. Khabir does not claim that these results are typical, or that you may achieve any them, and they may not be representative of all of those who will use the the same products or follow similar recommendations. Testimonials displayed were provided or obtained verbatim except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some have been shortened to exclude personal information or opinions that aren't relevant to the general public. Testimonials appearing on this site are not intended to make claims that products or services provided can be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*Nothing on this site has been clinically proven or evaluated by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
Khabir Southwick is a sole proprietor doing business as (DBA) Natural Healing Consultants and is not affiliated, part of or owned by any other incorporated company or business (LLC or INC) with a similar name as "Natural Healing Consultants".
This business for livelihood is conducted within the boundaries of the organic State of California, The United States of America.