My Visit to the Doctor - Livin' the Good Life
Apr. 10th, 2012
08:16 pm - My Visit to the Doctor
Due to the fact that I was sick with three different flus over the past four months, and I am still struggling to recover my energy from the last one, I thought I'd better go see a doctor. I made an appointment with a recommended Naturopath. I've never seen a Naturopath before, and I was pleasantly surprised at how thoroughly "taken care of" I felt by her. She used "blood analysis" to help me see what was wrong and then she offered suggestions as to how to remedy it. First, she took some of my blood and examined it under a high-powered microscope. Then, we examined it blown up on her computer screen. It was fascinating to see my live blood cells floating around. Very pretty.
Here's the good news: She says I have extremely vital, healthy-looking blood cells. She said that the condition of my cells has to do with my diet and lifestyle. So her advice to me... "Keep doing what you're doing. You are on the right track." That was the information I was looking for, because I've been on a "no-grain" diet for a year now, and I wondered if my getting sick so much had anything to do with that. I have also lost about 15 pounds (weighing in at 115 now), and I was not overweight to begin with. That being said, the rest of the time, during the course of the last year, I have felt GREAT! Better than ever. Light as a feather. Plenty of energy. Strong. Clear-headed. I definitely have felt like I was on the right track for me. But, then came the flus.
The not-so-good-but-not-surprising news: She said my adrenals are exhausted. As a Naturopath, she has lots of natural remedies for what ails me. I came home with a bag full of supplements and a list of "homework assignments" that I will carry out for the next 90 days. Then we'll check my blood again. She said that the healthy condition of my blood cells has been what was saving my butt, and with some concerted effort on my part, I can get rid of the "threads" of bacteria she saw floating in my blood (like a chronic low-grade infection) that were causing both my thyroid and my adrenals to be "tired" from working overtime. Working under par. Made sense. I came in with the complaint of no energy and a list of other symptoms (like a chronic cough that I've had for years and always feeling cold) that pointed to low-thyroid function. She found those symptoms explained by, not the cells, but, the stuff she saw floating around between the cells.
We're gonna get rid of that stuff. I feel like I'm in good hands, and I'm highly motivated to do my "homework". I'm feeling confident that my health will be noticably improved within the next 90 days. I'm counting on it.