|Gayle Bofinger, Naturopath|
The first naturopath is located in the Ross Court which is very close to me and near Queensland Transport. I stumbled upon Allied Health after missing a bus to visit my Endocrinologist and made an appointment with Gayle Bofinger – one very busy lady who has clients all over the world. She is a specialist in Chrohn’s disease (which I don’t have – incase you were wondering) but it meant that my visits with her were a month apart. I was put on Stemtech stem enhance capsules (taken mid morning and mid afternoon each day)
The other two naturopaths I have been seeing work out of my favourite health food store in Cleveland, QLD (Healthy Life – opposite Woolworths). I saw a sign with a $60 food allergy test. I was advised to remove salicylates from my diet as well as foods from the nightshade family. I had already changing my oils, condiments and switched to no dairy products (goat or sheeps milk cheese and yoghurt ok). I was given a bush flower essence to add to water and drink three times a day.
The third naturopath was very very concerned when I was shopping for herbs to reduce my blood sugar and boost my immune system. I told her what my blood sugar level was (25 = should be 6-8) and she is a biochemist that specialised in naturopathy for diabetics. I made an appointment to see her and she cleared a lot of things up re: diet and supplements. I am one very lucky girl to have such wonderful support and advice plus a fully stocked health food store so close to my home.
On Wednesday I had a follow up visit with Gayle who had the results of my heavy metals hair analysis.
Yesterday I received the results of my food compatibility test based on a hair sample. You can view the results here.
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Ketogenesis: the process by which ketone bodies are produced as a result of fatty acid breakdown.
Nightshade |ˈnʌɪtʃeɪd| noun a plant related to the potato, typically having poisonous black or red berries. Several kinds of nightshade have been used in the production of herbal medicines.
Salicylate |səˈlɪsɪlət| noun Chemistry a salt or ester of salicylic acid