May 24, 2023
On this episode of Say Goodbye and Imagine!, we dive into the
world of naturopathic medicine and understand how these doctors
tailor their approach to each patient's unique symptoms and issues.
We explore how stress can cause disease, while discussing alcohol
consumption and liver health. We, of course, learn about the
benefits of being alcohol-free and the negative effects drinking
can have on our overall health and we get to understand the blended
approach that naturopathic doctors take to treat their patients,
with a focus on finding tailored solutions for each individual.
1. What does a
comprehensive consultation with a doctor entail?- A
comprehensive consultation includes questions about sleep, stress
level, diet, and bowel movements, tailored based on each patient's
important is it to examine the root cause of medical or lifestyle
issues?- It is crucial to understand the root cause of
medical or lifestyle issues in order to provide effective treatment
or lifestyle changes.
can stress be a contributing factor to high blood
pressure?- Stress can cause high blood pressure, and it's
important to understand the source of the stress to prevent or
treat high blood pressure.
4. What is
CRP, and how is it used in lab work?- CRP is a marker for
inflammation that doctors look at during lab work, along with
cortisol and other hormones, to determine the root cause of medical
or lifestyle issues.
can asking about alcohol consumption make someone uncomfortable,
and what is a better approach?- Asking someone directly if
they drink alcohol can make them uncomfortable, and a better
approach is to inquire about what type of drink they usually have
and how much of it they consume.
are the potential causes of elevated liver enzyme levels in lab
work?- Elevated liver enzyme levels in lab work can
indicate alcohol consumption, but other factors such as infections
or certain juices with herbs can also cause elevated levels.
are some negative effects of alcohol consumption on
health?- Alcohol consumption can lead to high blood
pressure, affect eating habits, cause brain fog, inflammation in
the stomach, and other negative effects on the liver, potentially
leading to cirrhosis.
is naturopathic medicine, and how does it differ from traditional
medicine?- Naturopathic medicine blends conventional
medicine with other tools such as acupuncture, herbs, hydrotherapy,
and homeopathy, focusing on finding tailored solutions for each
patient and considering the body as more complicated than just
surgery or medication.
are some common issues that patients seek naturopathic doctors
for?- Patients seek naturopathic doctors for hormonal
issues such as low energy, weight gain, hair loss, menstrual cycle
issues, PMS, night sweats, menopause issues, low libido, or sleep
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