My naturopath took blood to have a national lab to do the food sensitivity testing. Otherwise, he suggested going to my regular doc for a full blood workup -- and told me what to ask for -- so that it would be covered by insurance, then bring the results back to him. I thought that was an honorable way to deal with it.
How did he check organs by computer analysis?? That sounds weird, questionable.
And that's really high cost. My first visit was $350 I think, then $80 each appointment after that after. But I don't live in a metropolitan area, I'm sure it would be more there. I don't think their services are ever covered by insurance.
I think naturopaths can help. I was concerned when I realized the four friends who had gone to him were all told exactly the same thing, same treatment, regardless of what they went to see him for. That makes me suspicious. But everyone is feeling better...perhaps many ailments are actually the result of what we ingest.
Oh, and I also chose this naturopath because he had published articles about treatment of digestive diseases.
I was impressed by that.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985.
Asacol for 20+ years with Prednisone & Rowasa for flares (But nothing since Remicade).
Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some.
Remicade started April 2009 (Humira denied) and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow
Post Edited (Peety) : 1/23/2011 5:11:18 PM (GMT-7)