Topic: My trip to the Naturopath
So, I had a consult with a naturopath today. It took about 90 minutes. He reviewed my latest bloodwork and the only other additional testing that was ordered was to get my vitamin D level checked.
Backround on me, I had intrahepatic CC, had a resection 1 yr ago, got 3 cycles gem/cis, 6 wks radiation plus xeloda, 3 more cycles gem/cis which ended in middle of February.I had to get 2 units of blood and started on iron and was on neopogen during chemo. Had an ovary removed one month ago because of an endometrioma. My last WBC was 4.8, h/h 12/35.9, plts 189. I feel pretty darn good considering the year I've had.
So, anyway...The Dr I saw was very nice and appeared knowledgeable. He was not pushy at all, which I appreciated because I told him I am a skeptic of natural medicine and frankly a little afraid of it. He said I am doing remarkable well for someone with my history, which to him meant I am pretty healthy and my body does a good job healing itself. We went through my lifestyle and he basically encouraged the no brainer things such as exercise and a healthy diet with lots of fruits/vegetables/whole grains. Encouraged eating "whole" foods, organic if possible. Also encouraged green tea.
He said in order for cancer to form, there must be some type of inflammation in the body. My hepatologist also told me this a while back. So, he said his plan for me was to reduce inflammation by taking some supplements short term for about 6 months and then just eat a healthy diet.
The supplements he recommended was some type of mushroom mix, I said no to that one, but said I would eat more mushrooms.
Melatonin 20mg at night.
Chelidonium pellets under the tongue for one week. Don't think I will take this one. I've read it is either great for your liver or causes hepatitis and is dangerous, so not worth the risk to me.
BCQ 2 caps twice a day, it has Bromelain, Querceting, Curcumin and Boswelia
Fish Oil I don't have much of a problem with, it's prescribed by cardiologists all the time for cardiac patients.
Melatonin doesn't really bother me either except I wonder about the hormone effects. Some cancers are hormone sensitive. I've used it in the past for sleep, but not at this dose.
That BCQ thing, I'm not surprised about. I kind of expected they would recommend something with turmeric.
I also asked about CoQ10. He said he puts tons of cancer patients on it, but since my energy level is ok, no need for me.
Comments and opinions are welcome. Be as blunt as you want, I won't be offended.
Be well everyone!