What would you guys say about natrupaths and their reliability in treatments and diagnostics?
I believe in diet and lifestyle management for any condition, but at times we must resort to seeing a GP or some sort of service provider to get some feedback on our health. I listen to my body as my first call, but right now i am a bit at a loss and need some accurate diagnostic results to help me get back on track.
I have been having heart arythmia (i think it's that anyway) for past week here and there. Mainly when i'm sleeping which ahs been disrupted and not ideal even prior to it. I can sleep 6 hours or so but i am getting annoyed at being awoken for various reasons, but most worringly is abnormal feelings on my heart side for last couple times.
I suspected a mineral/electorlyte imbalance was the cause so i had my GP run some tests, he only tested for Calcium, magnesium, iron, b12 and some kidney and liver tests to be evaulated by my blood test. Apparantley all came back normal, my blood pressure was slightly above what would be ideal for someone of my stature (tall, skinny, young) but was nothing to be alarmed about and was in normal range or so.
My blood tests did however reveal higher than normal iron levels. I suspect it's diet, but like my GP mentioned could be some inflammation. I would hazard a guess it might be my liver because since primal and incorporating more fats, i have noticed a few things here and there. Made worse by the fact that for my 24yrs on earth, i was low fat for a majority of the time.
My only symptoms of note are the fact that my energy levels aren't the best, slight cramping in my leg muscles and interrupted sleep, hence why i assumed electorlyte/mineral imbalance would be highly likely namely magnesium. Heart arythmeia is a symptom of quiet a few conditions, pottasium, calcium deficiencies etc so i upped all those in my diet.
Realising this is quiet serious i want to do a reliable test to help me pinpoint some possible causes. I am contemplating seeing a natrupath to perform a test called EIS (Electro Interstitial Scanner at Sanctuary Wellness - Blackburn, Melbourne) such as this natrupath center has on offer in my area. It seems ideal for something like what i am looking for but i have always been under the impression that it's snake oil type stuff. Not that conventional wisdom and drugs/therapies are necessarily any better.
I am just stuck and confused about what path to take to evaluate my health as a whole, any advise?
There are portal of entry providers that do not use drugs that you can adopt as you GP. Chiropractors and Naturopaths are probably the two largest of this group. The good thing about consulting these groups is that they are willing to work without medication and surgery, but are well educated. They tend to work in a holistic manner and through lifestyle modification, but are well trained in determining when referral to other specialist is the necessary approach. There are plenty of studies showing that this style of treatment reduces reliance on medication, cost less, and obviously reduces iatrogenic causes of disease and injury.
From your description you may be looking for a practitioner of Functional Medicine. Might wanna try here Institute for Functional Medicine > Home
This is what i hope for if i was to go to the clinic i linked and do the EIS test. I could compare the results they give me with my blood test and see if there is any colleration between the two and if they both do the job, without informing the clinic of my blood results as to check the tests validity. Cheers for the link i'll have a look into functional medicine, have u had experience with Naturopaths? I'm not seeing them for flimsy allergies or something, my conditions are the real deal and i'd like to get a comprehensive diagnosis of my state of health.
Originally Posted by Neckhammer