Ugh! How can that be??? Barely any of my docs seems to be able to look outside of tunnel vision and see how this is all connected. The few doctors that understand there's a connection between it all just tell me to "get the inflammation under control." Well, no crap sherlock, but HOW?!? I don't even know why there's inflammation in the first place. I am so beyond frustrated right now. All of these doctors prescribe meds that cause one or another side effect and somehow, my symptoms for these various issues are not getting better! ARGH!
Yep, unfortunately thats how typical westernized docs are trained to treat us. Check out this
website and maybe do a search for a Naturopathic Doctor in your area. Like I said, I feel like I couldn't have gotten through this without my ND. One tip is that they (ND's) should NEVER EVER be pushing products on you, yes everything is a little pricy but thats because quality counts and some things will sound absolutely ridiculous, but going back to the basics is what is necessary to treat most issues. If you find a doctor thats suddenly encouraging you to spend loads and loads of money or whatever, you may have accidentally stumbled upon an alternative doc (chiropractor or acupuncturist). Do a little bit of research because, there are people out there who want to help you in the way you've expressed.
I will say from personal experience that you have to go in with an
open mind with treatment options. When you go to naturopathic doctor they are going to spend a little more time with you, asking you what your diet is like, what you do on the daily, past history and symptoms, they might even want to do a few specific tests or blood work. However, going this route can be a longer process, than most conventional ways, because the body takes a tremendous amount of time for healing to happen through natural means rather than medicinal means, but you'll feel at ease knowing you are actually getting to the root of your problems
. They will be able to prescribe prescript
ion medication just like any doctors and would only do so if absolutely necessary. My ND actually encouraged me to get on asacol when I first saw her, she said there is "always a time and place to use conventional medicine", to get things under control.
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