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Support naturopaths

Posted: October 4, 2013 - 8:12am

For 16 years I have suffered with a debilitating and painful autoimmune condition. The pain is controlled by a powerful drug with serious side-effects. This drug does not treat the cause of my disease. If I stop taking the drug, the symptoms come back. Until I saw Dr. Kristin Cox.

This summer I ended up in the office of Kristin Cox, a naturopathic doctor, for some help with other seemingly “unrelated” digestive problems. Dr. Cox changed my diet and prescribed thyroid hormone supplement. Because of this I am less inflamed and I haven’t had to take a dose of my medicine for 9 months. This is a huge improvement in my health and gives me hope for the rest of my life.

Mainstream medical care diagnosed my illness but did not identify its root cause. With Naturopathic Medicine, a plan was developed, including diet changes, thyroid treatment and digestive support, that thus far has enabled me to live with significantly less pain, without drugs. Both my brother and mother have similar illnesses, as does my niece. I have referred them to naturopathic doctors as well.

I want to support Dr. Cox to continue to practice Naturopathic medicine, maintain her ability to prescribe medications and tests, and continue to diagnose, treat and empower chronically ill people like myself. The combination of mainstream and Naturopathic Medicine has saved my life.

Michele Federico

Juneau

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