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I need doctor recommendations...
for myself especially.
I am dealing with major health problems due to the use of and discontinuation of antidepressants -which I regret.
I think I need to be evaluated for thyroid, andrenal and other hormone issues and perhaps nutritional/vitamin deficientcy. (my 'depression' is physical-- not emotional/spiritual).
I have heard some good things about a Dr. -- Dr. Clarence Norris in Matthews, NC. Any opinions?
Any suggestions on the 'type' of doctor or 'health professional' that I should pursue?
We only have 'major medical' insurance, so we need to find something affordable since we will be paying for it out of pocket. Thanks for any advice-- we NEED it. :)
Blessings -- KW

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Many people like Dr. Norris. Dr. Michael Smith in Matthews is another option. He is an N.D.

I suggest Marston St. John. She is a TCM/acupuncturist on Park Rd. She has been helping many of my friends recently.

Another option is Naomi Zeskind. She is a Classical Homeopath. She is amazing!

Consider reading at Heal Thyself. http://heal-thyself.ning.com/

There are huge nutritive benefits to whole foods for healing. Specifically, consider adding Bubbies sauerkraut for improved digestion and more effective bio-availability of nutrients. Cabbage improves stomach acid, and therefore more nutrients are available, fewer undigested proteins and less acidity and gut imbalances.

Whole food probiotics and green juices are amazing healers! Here is more information. http://heal-thyself.ning.com/forum/topics/healing-leaky-gut-with-food

This is my "Cliffs Notes" version for health guts.

Lemon in water. Bone broth. Epsom salt baths. Then Green juices or broccoli or liver. Then..

Most cost effective alternatives are whole food nutrients.

homemade bone broth every. single. day. 1 cup (MANY nutrients needed for detox, plus minerals)
homemade kefir every. single. day. 1 cup (gradually work up, start with an ounce, increase by 1 ounce a week.) (B vits, enzymes, most probiotics in proper ph)
homemade kombucha every. single. day. (start with an ounce, increase by 1 ounce a month, if no mercury fillings.) (displaces and replaces candida albicans in the gut)

green smoothie every. single. day. day 2 cups (any juice plus any dark leafy greens, rotate produce)
liver one ounce, only three times a week. (B-vits essential for detox)

coconut oil 1 Tbls every. single. day. (medium chain fatty acids, kills candida in the large intestine)
fermented CLO, every. single day. (most expensive item) (vit A, D, K, EFAs)
Bubbies sauerkraut 1 Tbls. every. single. day. (or other raw, fermented food) (probiotics)

Brazil nuts 2 ONLY, every. single. day. (selenium)
Epsom salts a pinch in water, all day long. (magnesium sulfate)
Celtic Sea Salt a pinch in every glass of water, broth. (microminerals)

Lemon juice, fresh squeezed, 1 tsp. in every glass of water or smoothie. (alkalizing to body ph, paradoxically)
Raw local honey, 1 Tbls at bedtime. (helps bifidum bacteria to grow in the gut)
Egg yolk, 1 per day. (if not IgE) (nutrients help to detox)
Vit C, 1000mg, two times a day. (helps to detox)

Total cost about $4 per day.

I've heard good things about this doctor. She has opened a new practice in South Charlotte. http://www.optimalhealthmed.com/

I will second the recommendation for Marston St. John and Acupuncture. It's wonderful for hormone balancing.

I'll second Naomi too :) I think you have many options!


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