Naturapathic doctor in Toronto - any recommendations

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   Posted 5/25/2014 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
hi to those from GTA (Toronto)

i have seen one naturapathic doctor who was dangerous to put it mildly. I wonder if you know anyone who you can recommend. I really would like to treat gerd with combination of diet and herbal remedies or homeopathy... just like any of you - i would try anything. I am weary of meeting people who just want to sell you more supplements, etc. Really need someone recommended. hope it is not banned on this forum. let me know

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   Posted 5/26/2014 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you know what these terms mean, or do you just mean you want to find a natural treatment, period?

Homeopathy is a pseudoscience and its remedies have been found to be no more effective than placebo.

Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a form of alternative medicine based on a belief in vitalism, which posits that a special energy called "vital energy" or "vital force" guides bodily processes such as metabolism, reproduction, growth, and adaptation.

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   Posted 5/27/2014 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Some people are able to treat some, but not all, of their symptoms by finding out if they have "trigger foods." But this will not cure or treat physical things like hiatal hernias or weak LES, or esophageal spasms.

I'm not a fan of alternative medicine claims that they can cure everybody, but some simple things like keeping a food journal, which is easy and free may help you find some (not all) answers. (See many posts and explanations in the search box at the top of the page.)

I believe in seeing a good gastroenterologist. They're not likely to have you look for trigger foods, although my allergist did. However the gastro can do approved, validated testing to find the cause of the problem, where alternative practitioners can't.
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