Blood work by a nutritionist

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UC Mom
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   Posted 1/2/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
Has anyone ever had their bloodwork read by a homeopathic nutritionist? Someone suggested that my son have that procedure done to see if he had anything out of whack.  Didn't know if I should try to pursue that or assume it is a hoax.
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   Posted 1/2/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it really depends on how you and your son feel about homeopathic treatments. if you believe in them, definitely go for it. If you don't no use wasting the money. I, for one, have been trying acupuncture. I know it may not work, but I also know it doesn't hurt anything (besides my wallet) because the acupuncturist is not suggesting I get off my meds or anything crazy like that. so, if you think it can be complementary and not detrimental, why not give it a shot, is my thinking...
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   Posted 1/2/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am not opposed to anything that helps my son.  He is doing better, but what if there was a simple reason for the problem.  Some imbalance in his system, something that could be easily corrected. I think it may be worth a try.  Thanks for your input.

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   Posted 1/2/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have wondered the same thing -- if there could be a simple solution to my health problems. I don't really think there is, for me, but it couldn't hurt to find out your son's nutrient levels regardless. There are nutritionists at many doctor's offices, if you don't want to go to a homeopathic one. I don't know what a homeopathic nutritionist would do differently, as I've never been to one. Let us know what they say if you decide to go.
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   Posted 1/2/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I will definately let you know what happens with this. Good luck to you in 2008!!

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   Posted 1/3/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I go to a holistic practioner. She requested a copy of my blood work and looked it over to see if anything is "off". For example my liver enzymes were a little out of whack and she gave me a supplement to take for it. My next test came back fine.

When I first went to see her, she changed my diet and elimanted alot of things from it--eventually I re-added them back slowly. She also gave me supplements to take. At the time I first started taking Remicade and was feeling really great. After changing my diet and taking supplements, I felt even better. I think it's well worth it. My bowels are alot calmer and I have energy I haven't had in a while.

I think it's a personal choice to see a holistic practioner because you have to be ready to make some changes and unfortunately health insurance doesn't cover it, so it's out of your pocket.

Good Luck!
 
 
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UC Mom
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   Posted 1/3/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, the change in diet will be tough, because my son is a 17 year old who has a difficult time changing what he eats.  I have tried to encourage him to eliminate some things that may trigger trouble, but it does not seem to sink in. He responds well to Asacol though, and I am thankful for that. I will post if we go through with the holistic approach.  I am glad it helps you.
 

heen
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   Posted 1/3/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
One of my questions to my practioner was how this approach works for people she treats with UC or Chrones. She said it depends on the individual. She has people that have gone eventually gotten off their meds and control their disease with supplements and diet. She has people that have cut back on meds and control it with both meds and holistic approach. What she noticed is she has a few college kids that flare up quite a bit but that is because they stopped taking their supplements and didn't watch their diet. So, I think you have to WANT to do this. I've just gotten to a point that I've tried almost everything and it doesn't control it. Now I'm on Remicade, so I figured I have to give this a chance. I thought it would be hard to do all this, but it really isn't. I pretty am to a point with the diet that I can eat anything in moderation, but I don't eat alot of refined flour or sugar. And it seems to make me feel better. I don't know how it will pan out for me, whether I'll be one to cut back on meds or eliminate them, but I just know now I feel really good. I also find holistic treatments so interesting. I really hope your son does well and feels better. If anything if he is somewhat interested in going the holistic route, just make an appt and see if it's something he'd like to do.
 
 
Remicade- 5th Infusion Sept 28th
Dx with UC In Mar 2004. Mainly Left sided, at times has skipped through the whole colon. Also have IBS.
150mgs of Imuran, Asacol 3/3x's day, Bentyl as needed
 
 
 


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   Posted 1/3/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I am all for non-traditional approaches, like reflexology.  It works wonders for me.  So many people without UC recommend a no flour/sugar way of life.  I hope you continue to feel well, and keep improving in 2008.
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