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What is a naturopathic doctor?

What is a naturopathic doctor?

Good question: Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopaths use natural therapies, diet, etc to help the body to get in a better position to heal itself. There are schools of naturopathic treatment that are well recognized in the USA. ...Read more

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Are there naturopathic doctors in hospitals, and can you ask for one?

NOT IN HOSPITAL: USUALLY YOU WILL FIND THEM IN THE COMMUNITY BUT IN HOSPITAL THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW CERTAIN TREATMENT PATHWAYS. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can find a recommended naturopathic doctor in my area?

What are good ways i can find a recommended naturopathic doctor in my area?

Not hard: Naturopathic practitioners offer sensitive and charismatic counsel but have no serious diagnostic or therapeutic skills. They depend upon their public recognition and so advertise, run "health" fairs and prey upon those who mistrust conventional doctors. Any that are "recommended" are self recommended and not by actual medical doctors. Let the buyer beware. ...Read more

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Is annual exam at a naturopathic doctor the same as a medical doctor?

Is annual exam at a naturopathic doctor the same as a medical doctor?

No.: There are many differences between naturopaths and md's. Training, ability to order and interpret studies, level of evidence required to define practice, peer review, accountability . Etc. All of this influences the contents of the "annual physical." to see what is recommended for "annual physical" and periodic health maintenance visit the uspstf ( United States preventive services task force). ...Read more

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How likely would it be for a naturopathic doctor to identify a nutritional problem?

How likely would it be for a naturopathic doctor to identify a nutritional problem?

Very likely: Check to see that they graduated from a 4 year naturopathic medical school. If so, they will be quite expert at this. ...Read more

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Why would my naturopathic doctor not recommend a 2 hr glucose test even if I have hypoglycemia symptoms?

Why would my naturopathic doctor not recommend a 2 hr glucose test even if I have hypoglycemia symptoms?

Not needed: In my opinion, hypoglycemia is a clinical diagnosis. If you get shaky, irritable, nauseous or even dizzy when you haven't eaten in over 2 hours, you have hypoglycemia. The treatment is diet changes, eliminating, refined sugars, adding small amounts of protein every 2 hours. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 11 years ago,but I prefer to follow a naturopathic doctor, may i know your opinion about naturophatic medicine?

I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 11 years ago,but I prefer to follow a  naturopathic  doctor, may i know your opinion about naturophatic medicine?

No: People should stick with our regular allopathic medicine. There are as many ways to practice regular allopathic medicine as there are doctors. Each doctor is a little different in personality and practice style. After all, we're all human. I don't recommend any other types of "doctors". ...Read more

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Are Lyme tests Elisa & western blot actually unreliable half the time like holistic/naturopath doctors or LLMD's say?

Are Lyme tests Elisa & western blot actually unreliable half the time like holistic/naturopath doctors or LLMD's say?

Not true: Naturopaths spend a great deal of time and effort promoting themselves by debunking conventional medicine. But who do you think they go to when they are sick? The tests you mention are mostly reliable but there is a small margin of error for any tests. To say these are unreliable at the 50% level is marketing and untrue. ...Read more

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I was given 500 mg by a naturopathic Doctor. I am on40 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine). Are these two safe together. How risky is it for serotonin syndrome?

I was given 500 mg by a naturopathic Doctor. I am on40 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine). Are these two safe together. How risky is it for serotonin syndrome?

500 mg of what?: You neglected to tell us 500 mg of what so it's impossible to know, but I'm guessing 500 mg of L-tryptophan. While tryptophan and Prozac (fluoxetine) can theoretically cause serotonin syndrome, in a research study 2000 mg of tryptophan and 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) was safe and showed better outcomes than Prozac (fluoxetine) alone: http://tinyurl.com/h7z53le 500 mg of Tryptophan is unlikely to cause this but watch for symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a naturopathic sports doctor?

What is a naturopathic sports doctor?

Massage therapist: A naturopathic sports doctor is a naturopath who does massage and peddles "natural" supplements for the improvement of sports related activities. No evidence that any of this is likely to work. Save your money. ...Read more

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What is a naturopathic sports doctor?

What is a naturopathic sports doctor?

Who knows ?: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful. Watch your $$$ ...Read more

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Why won't western medical doctors use more natural remedies then drugs? There is great value in chinese and naturopathic remedies. Why not combine ?

Why won't western medical doctors use more natural remedies then drugs?  There is great value in chinese and naturopathic remedies. Why not combine ?

You're right, but...: These products are not regulated like prescription and over the counter drugs endorsed by the fda are. 500 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) is 500 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen). I have no idea how much active product is in one tablet of willow bark extract or milk thistle. Not can i ensure my patient is getting the same amount across different brands. Finally, medical drugs do a lot of the same things that herb do, only better. ...Read more

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Hi Iam wondering which Doctor is best to clear acne naturpathic or demote gist and what would they give me to clear it also does monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) clear acne?

Hi Iam wondering which Doctor is best to clear acne naturpathic or demote gist and what would they give me to clear it  also does monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) clear acne?

Let me count the way: There are numerous ways to deal with acne. It depends how severe it is. There are numerous OYC products. Speak to your doc. Look mayoclinic.com or johnshopkins.com ...Read more

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Are you doctors real?

Are you doctors real?

Of course: I do not understand what do ou meant but doctor is real, of course. ...Read more

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I WHAT TO SEE THE DOCTORS?

I WHAT TO SEE THE DOCTORS?

To see doctor: To speak to a doctor log on to www.healthtap.com and follow the Prime Launch special or you can see your local doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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Thank you all great doctors!

Thank you all great doctors!

Thank YOU: Thanks for the thanks -- and you're welcome. The questions are great, and keep me on my toes, learning. ...Read more

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What is the best of doctors?

Interesting question: But unanswerable. Are you asking about a specialty that is better than others or about how to find best doctors in a specific specialty? ...Read more

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How do doctors do a cystocopy ?

How do doctors do a cystocopy ?

They insert : A very very small catheter with a camera on the tip through your urethra and proceed to move that forward into your bladder etc. Often done in the outpatient office.. ...Read more