Hiya people, brief update: went to see a naturopath, she correctly diagnoeed me with adrenal fatigue and candida and gave me HCL, enzymes, probiotics and a food plan involving lots of protein (she thought lack of protein might be raising my cortisol). She also prescribed MSM. She doesn't think it is my thyroid after all! While this is all progress, I have done the whole candida thing before with little effect, and I still feel that the root of this problem is not just a few measly gut bacteria; I have symptoms of fatty liver and cushing's, and my thyroid is obviously being affected by my adrenals. In the complex test she did it showed up a blockage in the succinate of the krebs cycle (!) and also low levels of serotonin and dopamine, slightly odd kidney function and some toxicity markers. Fun...
Anyways, I have also just had a bunch of blood tests to rule out other things, and waiting for those results, and I am thinking of going the acupuncture/chinese herb route as whatever my issue is seems to be rather complicated and multilayered, and I have family members who have had great success with similar problems this way.
So after all that fluff I have a question...how do I say to my naturopath that I don't want to see her anymore? I feel like she Iis just going the same way all naturopaths do, eat nothing but protein and vegetables and kill candida. This is not working for me. I don't want to insult her or whatever, but it is costing me 50 quid a time which I feel could be better spent elsewhere. Don't get me wrong, she's been extremely helpful, I just think I have other options now. So is there any particular protocol for saying you would like to cease being a client, without causing a scene?? Thank you so much, I am a little uncertain over these things.