I went to see Brenda, my naturopath for the first time yesterday. She taught my Pathology class, so we already knew each other and I liked her.
Our ‘meeting’ was an incredible three hours long, and very in depth. I found it fascinating what she spent her time grilling me on. For instance, she was very interested in my need to drink large amounts of freezing cold water. Apparently, it’s not normal to go to a restaurant, and when the waiter comes, ask for an entire pitcher of water. Strange. Something else she kept coming back to was my inability to ‘stick’ with anything for a long period of time. For instance, I started the lemon/water liver cleanse, and did it religiously for about two weeks…then I’d forget a day, then two, until I stopped doing it all together. I have a cupboard of half-used supplements that I’ve, for some unknown reason, stopped taking. T4 for thyroid, acidophilus for digestion, oil of oregano as an antiseptic, (I am, after all, living in TORONTO) etc. etc.
I was pleased that she didn’t give me a huge list of supplements that she wanted me to start taking. I hate it when Complimentary Health professionals think their only job is Pill Pusher. She asked me to cut down my use of soy, as I’m probably sensitive. (Good gravy, what am I supposed to eat then??) She suggested a tbsp of apple cider vinegar about 15 minutes before my main meal of the day to up my HCl, (which not only will aid in digestion, but apparently help with my rosacea) gave me a homeopathic for the whole cold water thing, (it can’t be THAT BAD, can it?), one to support my liver, and one to support my adrenals, (which is supposed to help my cortisol levels, and in turn, shift my energy levels from night to day). Amusing that the adrenal one has a ‘bitchy’ side effect. It’s a good thing Husband is going to Atlantic City this week. 🙂