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blondebombshell

Neuropath Help

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since no MD has been able to help me, i was thinking of seeing a Naturopathic in my area.

has anyone seen one with success?

someone recomended:

Dr. James Prego on long island

would he even be able to do anything for me?


- gluten free since August 2007

- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007

- bloodwork confirms egg allergy

- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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I do not know about a specific Naturopath (ND). I have seen several ND's over my lifetime, and have found great success. The best one for me turned out to be someone who focused on a style (style is not a good word, I just can't think of what else I might call it). He is from India, and is an MD in India...so he practices Ayurveda. I'm sure other folks focus on Chinese medicine, or whatever.

ND's are often much more focused on the idea of what you put into your body - and what comes out. Most ND's (not so much Aurveda) that are western trained focus on the intestines (Ayurveda focuses on the liver) so be prepared to give stool samples.

They also seem to prescribe a lot of vitamins/herbs/etc. Although I think this often helps in the first part of healing, I personally think it's expensive, and probably not a great idea to take elements of foods separated out like that.

Anyway, I'm blathering. ND's will focus more on the whole you, not just on this symptom or that symptom the way western medicine often does. This is where western medicine gets into trouble - they want to cure your sleeplessness, then their cure causes another problem which they want to fix, until you have problems you never had before when all you really needed to do was obtain total darkness or not eat chocolate bars before bed, or something like that.

It is worth a try, especially if your insurance pays for it at all.

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