There have been posts about
naturopaths a few times.
Mine arranged for the food senstivity testing ($300) and knowing what I should not eat has been very helpful and I felt much better, closest to remission I have been in many, many years.
He also introduced me to probiotics, which I had tried now and then but never really understood. I'm sure they have helped. He also suggested some supplements that might have helped but I could never remember to take them since I rarely eat meals at home and I was supposed to take them before and after meals.
He had me do a thorough blood screen (chem-17?), but suggested I do it with my regular doctor so insurance would cover it, so I did. It revealed details of my anemia, and I got some B-12 shots ($30) from him to tackle that, in addition to Slo-FE.
He told me to do a rotation diet, with certain foods eaten together and not the same food but every four days. Maybe it worked, I've not been able to keep up with it... and now I'm not doing as well as I was when I did.
He also mentioned a cellular test but it was very expensive ($1200 discounted) so I decided to see how I do with everything else for a while.
His office visits were $75 I think.
So I think it was worth it, but I haven't been back for a while because I'm not sure what else he can offer, especially with my lifestyle. I probably spent $1000 total.
I hope this is helpful. Go for it.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days.