Monday, July 11, 2011

My trip to a naturopath

On Saturday I went the natural cure route in a more extreme way than usual by going to a naturopath. I don't know what to think really. She used this machine which all google posts say is a fraud and she prescribed some natural supplements. She also suggested that I come back for accupunture (she let me try one needle to feel what its like..couldn't even feel it) and to see a chiropractor that heals you without touching you. Like so many others she suggested I stop drinking milk (everyone is saying that only raw milk is the real deal) and to increase my protein.  I will try the supplements for awhile but if they have no effect then forget it. She also said I had allergies to a few things but I'm allergic to nothing.  I still have to go for an MRI for my brain. No appointment yet. But that's a whole 'nother story.

9 comments:

  1. Interesting,.. what are the things she said u are allergic to?

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  2. apricots,dates,poplar trees,black turtle beans (never tried them in my life but your sister bought them earlier the same day she said that!), salmon (which I hate),chick peas..I think there was more but I forgot.

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  3. As salaam alaikum,

    I was going to go to a naturopath but decided against it as insurance won't cover it and she couldn't do any blood testing or any testing for that matter.

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  4. Wa Alaikum Salaam

    Gov't insurance won't cover it in Canada but some workplace insurance does. This one said she chose not to do blood testing as she doesn't want to deal with blood. I don't even know if they are really allowed. With doctors they just send your blood sample to a lab.

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  5. From what you wrote, this sounds like a really strange naturopath. I'm studying naturopathic nutrition myself so I can tell you that a naturopath would order blood tests to find out your nutritional deficiencies, and allergy is checked also by special tests OR by examining your diet, asking you questions about any foods which make you feel unwell and trying to eliminate them from your diet for some time (one food at a time!) to see if you feel better. Also, supplements should be a last resort option for most people (changing diet to make it more nutritionally rich should come first) and only used as a first choice when people have assimilation deficiencies (i.e. they cannot extract nutrients from food) as an extra booster to the diet. Naturopaths use advice on diet, exercise, water, herbs to heal and restore health. But to offer you good advice they need to have an in-depth interview to find out what ails you, your lifestyle, preferences, your individual needs.
    By the way, I have never heard of using any kind of 'machines' in naturopathy.
    Raw milk is certainly of much higher value, as it still contains enzymes and probiotics which are lost in the pasteurization process.
    But there is no need for you to give up milk unless you are allergic to it or it makes you feel unwell after consuming it.
    You should eat no more than 20g animal protein a day which is e.g. 100g steak. If you eat a piece of fish or meat for dinner then your protein intake should be ok. Most people in the West eat too much protein so you would have to abstain from all meats and fish to have a deficiency.

    Hope next time you will find a better practitioner:)

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  6. Perhaps naturopath is not the right word..here is a description of all the courses that she took. My daughter is taking foods and nutrition and thinks this woman is totally bogus and said protein can be found in so many things and I don't need to eat more. I did fill out a form to tell about my health and my problems.
    ....................................................
    attained her MD (MA) in Sri Lanka and now practices in Canada as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine. One of only a few Canadian graduates of the Essential Oil Program at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. After practicing as a Acupuncturist, she attained her advanced certification in Canada and Doctorate in Acupuncture in 2002-3 and finally an international MD (MA) and DAc in 2004 while working in Columbo, Sri Lanka. In 2005 she started working on a more cellular level with Darkfield Microscopy which she completed her Advanced training in during 2006. In 2007 she attained an international license as a Biofeedback Therapist.

    She continued her studies in Germany on homeopathy, iridology, mistletoe therapy and other natural remedies. She is now working on a PhD in Auricular Acupuncture as practiced in Germany at this time.

    is also a Certified Instructor/Practitioner, MIFHT, Reiki Master, Certified Crystal Healer, Massage Practitioner, Herbalist and Flower Essence Practitioner. She is a recognized instructor and a leader in the Canadian field of Aromatic Medicine and Acupuncture. She has trained and gained her advanced certification in Cosmetic Acupuncture (non surgical face lifts) with advanced acupuncture in 2007. This technique is commonly referred to as Facial Rejuvenation.


    As of July 2009 became a Certified Colon Therapist in Ontario to assist in the many cases of IBS and colon congestion that were presenting at the clinic. took a sabatical from continuing courses to care for her beloved cat Kiko until his passing in Nov 2010.

    In January 2011 went back to McMaster University for another post graduate degree in NeuroFunctional Acupuncture. This technique puts her into the top 3 percentile of her profession here in Canada.

    She carries on a very busy practice, with a specialty in chronic degenerative disorders like cancer, MS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, blood disorders as well as fertility for men and women's and Quantum Medicine (QXCI & Indigo). Her latest venture has taken her into emotional testing and remedies as well as preventative care for children and adults. Her love of technology brings her in contact with the latest methods and software for detecting imbalances in the body.

    As of 2007 this clinic has been recognized by Metagenics as a "Clinic of Excellence" and was the only clinic in London to have attained this designation. continues her studies in functional medicine by participating in several courses a year.


    What do you think?

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  7. Her CV looks so good that it's almost unbelievable that one person could have so many qualifications:)

    I agree with your daughter that you probably don't need more protein because if you regularly eat meat and fish, it would be impossible for you not to have enough protein.

    And as I said in previous comment, this 'naturopath' simply cannot know what your nutritional deficiencies are or what you're allergic to before she sees your blood tests and allergy test results.

    Probably the best way to find an alternative medicine practitioner who's worth your money would be to ask around and see if people you know can recommend someone to you.

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  8. My daughter said the same thing about her qualifications..how could she have so many in such a little time. But I think they are just short courses.

    Actually this woman was recommended to us and that's why we went to her. Otherwise I would have never heard of her as she is in a distant city.

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