Naturopath update!

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Naturopath update!

I had the appointment with the naturopath today. She is basically recommending that I change diet to align with the blood type diet rules; I'm A so that means no dairy, soy, and red meat. She also cautioned about GMO grains. Avoid sugar as well. I'm supposed to eat mostly fruits, veggies. Veggies should mostly be cooked versus raw, but not over cooked. I'm also supposed to be sure and drink 40+ ounces of pure water (or with lemon is fine). Green tea she said is good but limit to about 3 cups a day so it isn't dehydrating. The stuff I'm supposed to avoid is because in me it causes inflammation.

She was fine with my supplements, but wants to be sure I'm on a quality brand, so I will finish the ones I have and then switch over to stuff she recommends; she is also adding vitamin A and a liver cleanse to my regime. DHEA -- she said she thinks I'm taking too much, so I am reducing that to once a day.

She reviewed my labs from the RE and is running a new blood test -- I can't remember everything she is checking other than Vitamin D. But, it was stuff not already checked.

Overall, she said she doesn't think my issue is hormonal, but is more likely just poor eggs because of my age. She indicated that the positive is that my LH / FSH don't indicate I'm heading towards menopause, so that is the good news. Just need to try and catch a good egg She was also happy that I go for acupuncture.

I go back in three weeks for a follow-up.

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That's great that you are getting some answers! I hope you get good news from the remaining tests and that the diet changes help.

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I'm interested in the acupunture part - I've considered going. How often do you go?

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"UpBeachMom" wrote:

I'm interested in the acupunture part - I've considered going. How often do you go?

Typically once a week. When I was trying for my son, my cycle was messed up from breastfeeding, so I went twice a week.

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Sounds like lots of great information. Are you going to find it difficult cutting out those foods?

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"rmacburn" wrote:

Sounds like lots of great information. Are you going to find it difficult cutting out those foods?

Well, I already don't eat much red meat, so that should be pretty easy. The hard part is going to be milk, cheese, yogurt and bananas! Most all the fruit/veggies on the list that I should not eat (there aren't many on the no list) are going to be easy except the bananas and tomatoes. She did say try no banana, but if I did tomatoes that is probably ok. I have a list of foods that are okay (a small book). I think the hard part will be figuring out recipes that I can do -- plus, getting DH on board. He is also A blood type, but is a big meat/poatoes guy. I could figure out things to eat, but even the breads/pasta that are okay I think I would have to find at a specialty store like Trader Joes. So, I think this is going to be costly!

So, my weekend plan is to research some recipes Wink She told me to try beets (I don't like them), so she gave me a recipe and I agreed to try it!