Has anyone had experience with a naturopathic physician?

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    Oct 28, 2007 5:19 PM GMT
    Since I have dumped my cancer therapy (I cant take it any longer) and my personal trainer has me "going organic" on food and stuff, I thought I might like to visit a naturopathic physician, so as to have an trained doctor looking at what I am doing and can advise about diet etc.

    Have any of you had experience with a naturopathic physician?

    "A Licensed naturopathic physician (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D. but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician is required to complete four years of training in clinical nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling (to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in support of their personal health). A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician."


    Naturopathic Physicians
    Naturopathic physicians in North America are primary care providers trained in conventional medical sciences, diagnosis and treatment, and are experts in natural therapeutics. Licensing and training requirements vary from state to state, but at least 14 states, the District of Columbia, and four Canadian provinces have formal licensing and educational requirements. [3][4] In these jurisdictions, Naturopathic Physicians must pass comprehensive board exams set by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)[5] after having completed training at a college certified by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Eductaion (CNME)[6].

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    Oct 28, 2007 6:56 PM GMT
    What do the initials "LAc" stand for? anybody know?

    maybe Licensed Acupuncturalist
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    Oct 28, 2007 7:33 PM GMT
    What do you mean, you've dumped your cancer treatment??
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    Oct 28, 2007 8:16 PM GMT
    maybe the chemo was getting to him. thats what it sounds like to me.
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    Oct 28, 2007 9:17 PM GMT
    I don't believe any board certified physician - nutropathic or not - would recommend against the advice of an oncologist.

    Please consider your decision extremely carefully and get the advice and support of your partner and /or family.
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    Oct 28, 2007 11:00 PM GMT
    Thanks for your concerns guys. I have posted about this elsewhere...prolly on my prostate cancer "blog."

    I did make this decision with my cancer dr. He said if my cancer is going to be cured, it is cured now. The rest of this therapy is just to postpone it from coming back, if it is not cured. Well, I have decided it isnt worth all the side effect trouble to continue with the therapy. I am burnt out with all the depression. I cant fight that anymore. (I feel like I have been living my own little episode of "Sicko" for the past year!) We gotta get the brain awakened again and get the testosterone flowing. (So far, the brain aint responding icon_eek.gif )

    All signs point to the cancer being gone. PSA =0.003 ...infinitesimal in other words.

    I wont know if the cancer is cured until late 2008 or 2009 anyway. ...Give me a break! I got things to do, places to go, people to meet....I cant be sitting around waiting for that!

    I am asking about the naturopathic dr, cuz I think I want to have a dr trained in this to be watching over what I do with my new personal trainer and all this "organic" stuff that I am trying now.

    I was just wondering if any of you have had experience with such drs.

    There are quite a few such drs in the DC area. All women within a range of 10 miles from me.

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    Oct 29, 2007 2:40 AM GMT
    i haven't been to impressed with strict ND's . Then seem pretty stiff,political, and are kinda like regular docs but with different types of pills.

    I have been totally amazed by massage therapists with naturalpathic backgrounds however. I have meet up with a few of the "healer" types that have in one case saved by life when allopathic docs gave up. You probably need some overall muscle, tissue cleaning after all the drugs that you have taken. After they balance your body's energies and squeeze out the toxins and give your body back to you u won't feel depressed anymore.
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    Oct 29, 2007 3:07 AM GMT
    I am going to be going thru a "Cleanse" to clean me out. I havent done one before; I will see how it goes. Keep y'all posted.

    This looks like an interesting ND. She has cancer experience... Nadia Arora

    Anyone out Seattle way familiar with this university? Bastyr University