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Has anyone consulted an Integrative medicine doctor who specializes in progressive and/or chronic disease?
No but I am also interested.
@woot You are looking to connect with members that have consulted with an integrative medicine doctor who specializes in progressive and/or chronic disease.
Below I have linked related discussions you may find of interest. You may want to scroll through the previous comments to find out member experience and suggestions.
– Chronic Pain: Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia – alternatives to medications? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-pain-and-fibromyalgia-alternatives-to-medications/
– Digestive Health: Functional vs Integrative Medicine https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/functional-vs-integerative-medicine/
You also mentioned the Keto Diet. Below I have linked discussion that may be of interest to you as it related to the Keto Diet in the treatment of illness.
– Chronic Pain: Keto diet https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/keto-diet/
– Autoimmune Diseases: Effects of KETO food plan on autoimmune diseases https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/effects-of-keto-food-plan-on-autoimmune-diseases/
I understand that you are interested in care related to progressive and/or chronic disease. May I ask if you have access to an integrative medicine doctor in your hospital system of would you need to travel for care?
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Thanks for asking, Erica. I live near Duke and University of North Carolina medical schools and clinics. Although they both list Integrative medicine, neither appears to have anything to do with diet. There is an md with no hospital affiliations and no Medicare, etc who has has an Integrative med practice for years. I’m reluctant to consult him. I recently found several articles in PubMed, NIH that looked at Paleo and Keto diets effects on chronic diseases, including pulmonary non infectious chronic disease.
You asked what goals I have in thinking about an integrative med dr. I’m doing everything right to treat and contain my broch/Mac diseases. I see Dr Huitt at National Jewish and a specialist here at University of NC. Successful this year keeping infections at bay. But I ache all over and have unreasonable fatigue. Dr Huitt told me to go gluten free years ago. I strictly follow a gluten free diet. But I want to find out if there’s more I can do. After clicking on all the links you gave me, I’ve decided to try the Paleo diet for 2 weeks before I look for an Int Med doc. Thanks for your help.
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