I went to one, figured, why not? It worked for my cat.
The first appointment was $300, food sensitivity testing was $300. Then appointments were $80 I think, and I got a few B-12 shots for $30 each. It was worth it, to learn what foods I should not eat and hear his explanation of what UC is. I wasn't good about
taking the supplements ("to strengthen my intestines") but I did learn about
probiotics from him. A rotation diet he ordered also helped, I think, although it was too hard for me since I eat out so much.
He told me about
a cellular test to find out more specifically what minerals I lacked, but that was going to be $1200 so I passed on it for now, no pressure. I never felt he was overcharging or pushing me to buy things, even though it wasn't cheap.
I have to admit I have been having some foods with gluten again, but it's been OK. The Remicade is working better than his diet and supplements.
Other friends have also gone to this guy and have also enjoyed good results. I picked one who had listed some articles he had published about
digestive issues. So I think he had good experience.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow