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It is so sad how most insurance companies will NOT pay for ND's or any other type of doctor that is into the natural healing mode. I mean, we do have a right to see who we want, but, the dog-gone AMA and FDA has such a control over things, it is virtually impossible to see who we want at times, it is not fair.
Dr Wright, the famous MD in Seattle was actually raided many years back by a swat time, do you know why? Well, it was because he was giving B-12 shots and helping others, I heard that from the nurses mouth, but, that sure was not published. My records were among those that were confiscated. Dr Schults, another wonderful pioneer in the field of herbs has been threatened numerous times to be thrown in jail by the government, why? Because he was actually curing folks of cancer and other diseases with his herbal protocols. He lives in California and still sells products, but, he does not dare tell folks how to use them, why, that is so dangerous, if some folks do not know who to use them correctly, it could really hurt them. It stinks big time.
I have gotten, in the past, many news letters by leading natural healing doctors, and the things they write and expose with astound you. Yeah, folks say how do you know they are not lying? Well, because I know how supplements work, I know that the FDA would love to get all of them via prescription, I know that if folks get better, then the FDA and its cronies will be out of work. And besides, I guess some of the Md's don't lie??? HA, give me a break. Sure, I know there are times when they are a life saver, but, lets be fair and not gang up on the Naturopaths, etc, and they are ganged up on.
I get acupuncture and chiropractor treatments, they help a lot, but sadly, again, they are not respected, however, most insurances DO pay for the chiro treatments.
You stated that I sound healthy and happy, well, I try, but to honest, I am not always that way, even Nd's are not miracle workers and I have my days, but all in all, yes, I am very blessed. I am 53 and have never had any major surgeries, I take no prescription drugs, and I take loads of vitamins, minerals and herbs. I see my chiropractor on a regular basis too.
I could go on and on, but hey, why should I? I do appreciate that many people are petrified to change or learn new things, it is sad how many have been brain washed by FDA and AMA. My family and I are renegades I guess.
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It's amazing that people are willing to contact me personally with postive comments about this, but don't want to post publicly. Well, I'm not ashamed of finally figuring out that pharmaceuticals have only made me sicker.
If you, too, think they have often added to your problems (or created new ones), speak up! How else are we going to get the doctors and the insurance companies to see that getting healthy IN A HEALTHY WAY is better for everybody's bottom line. (Like, fewer malpractice lawsuits.)
Isn't it interesting? SassiLassie is under the care of a Naturopath and she sounds healthy and happy. I have been under constant care from M.D.s since 1982 (38 years) and I sound angry and sick. That alone tells the story.
Well said. Now if only the health insurance that costs me 41% of my pathetic income (all that 18 years of medical "care" has allowed me to attain) would recognize that a Naturopath has it much more in mind to get me un-sick than does an M.D. who wants me to come back as often as possible needing new and more prescriptions, then I'd have a chance to see a Naturopath. But wait, if the Naturopath helped me get well, then I wouldn't need health insurance so desperately and probably wouldn't be willing to pay that much for it.
So maybe the insurance companies are not puppets, maybe they and the pharmaceutical companies and the M.D.s who accept that I'll be in to see them constantly needing medications I can't afford are all just very content with greed. Why else would my insurance company cover the synthetic hormones, that are so thoroughly proven to be killers that even the doctors don't want to give them to me (read that "horse hormones" as the molecules of standard prescription hormones match those of a horse - deliberately, they can't patent a hormone that matches a human being), but the same insurance doesn't cover the bio-identical hormones that I can only get with an M.D.'s prescription.
My main PCP is a naturopath and I love it. I am into all the natural vitamins, supplements, bio-identical hormones, etc. There are no side effects and they work, it just takes longer than drugs.
I have been to a few allopathic physicians, and when I have asked them questions regarding my supplements, etc, they have no idea as to how to answer. I know at times, a person does need them, but, all in all, the Naturopath is the best for most cases.
I have gotten news letters written by great doctors such as Bruce West, Mercola, Dr Wright, Dr Sinatra, you name it, they are all a wealth of information.
The Lord gave us all that we need to stay healthy, it is up to us to use them and know how to use them as well.
Will have to totally agree with caregiver222.
The answer is "maybe yes" and "maybe no".
You are correct in that physicians may not tell you about alternatives to mainstream pharmaceuticals. That is because of the "standard of care" doctrine. In the United States physicians seek to limit their liability by only providing "standard" treatments.
There is an exception.
You must ASK the physician to suggest alternatives.
While garlic is effective against some strains of bacteria, it is never an alternative to utilizing a prescription antibiotic, Delaying use of an antibiotic enables an infection to become encapsulated and systemic.
Natural medicine has a niche, however so-called "modern" medicine is not necessarily evil nor is the practice of medicine a conspiracy.