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kitca
02-27-2009, 03:05 PM
does anyone know if employees at sah are reimbursed or partially reimbursed for visits to a natropath? i am really hoping so.

i went this morning and learned so much about symptoms i am having and finially have some hope to correcting them.

ive paid for it, but am really hoping some of it will be covered. (i know, just call and see, or check out the website... ...)(i just dont have the information on me right now)

IMHO
02-27-2009, 03:33 PM
I doubt they are recognized by many insurance companies. They are good but too expensive for the average person. I guess its similar to not allowing the neck crackers(Chiro) to claim through insurance.

MaO3
02-27-2009, 05:56 PM
Kitca chances are you will have some coverage for Naturalpaths. Most commonly its either 300 or 500 per year. Of course some plans only cover 80% it depends on the plan. Check your book in the Extended Health section.

Suze
03-02-2009, 03:30 PM
You should definitely check into it. More and more companies are providing coverage for Naturopathic services. It is becoming very common now.
Personally, I have coverage for Naturopath, Massage, Chiropractor and Physio.

kitca
03-02-2009, 09:14 PM
well, i checked into it and i am not covered at all for the naturopath or the hormone or adrneal testing. very disappointing, its a huge chunk of money! but i think it is going to be very worthwhile.

Suze
03-02-2009, 10:12 PM
It really is worth it, depending on what you are going for.

I had some serious digestive issues that had been incorrectly diagnosed at Crohn's for 12 years, and my the specialist actually recommended a naturopath or a dietician.
I saw a naturopath in April and we did a 3 week cleanse to see if it was actually a particular type of food that was causing my problems. Anyways, it turned out I was having a digestive reaction to milk (just milk, not lactose), and to coffee. Turns out, that seriously cured a lot of my digestive issues I had been having for 15-20 years!
It was definitely worth it for me.

kitca
03-03-2009, 04:44 PM
wow suze, good for you! i am reading the book 'breakthroughs' compiled by suzanne somers and it is just facinating. alot of doctors in the book are saying how important our digestive tract is and how many problems can be caused and cured through it. but you need someone who knows what they are doing to lead you all through it.


i am really happy for you how it turned out. i am really hoping for good results also. but i did do it, i bought the test kits for all the hormone testing, now i just have to wait 6 weeks!

kitty&mimi
03-13-2009, 12:53 PM
kitca is this book new???
i was thinking of going to the naturopath myself
i'll just send in the reciept, if it's covered--great, if not, oh well :)
i think it is, i have massage chiro etc...

if it is covered are the supplements covered too???

SUZE: which one did u go to? and how did they test u to find out u had those issues?

kitca
03-14-2009, 09:21 PM
hi, i think the book is fairly new, yes.

the testsare not covered, however, if i am needing any of the hormones, they must be percribed by a medical doctor, then my insurance will cover them. but the medical doctors dont do the tests. wierd eh. i dont care though, it is worth a try.

Suze
03-16-2009, 02:13 PM
kitca is this book new???
i was thinking of going to the naturopath myself
i'll just send in the reciept, if it's covered--great, if not, oh well :)
i think it is, i have massage chiro etc...

if it is covered are the supplements covered too???

SUZE: which one did u go to? and how did they test u to find out u had those issues?


Kitty - I live in Guelph, so I see one here. The test wasn't really a test, it was more of a cleanse. We stripped thw following things out of my diet for 3 weeks: dairy, wheat, sugar, alcohol, red meat, eggs, caffeine - I think that is it. So all I was left with was: chicken or turkey, soy, veggies, fruit, whole grains (lentils, legumes, brown rice). After the three weeks, we started to re-introduce things 3 days at a time, so for the first three days, I re-introduced pork, then three days later potatos, three days later something else, etc. So I knew if I re-introduced something and it affected me digestively, what the culprit would be.
That three weeks was very difficult, and I was not pleasant to be around, but in the long run, it has been almost a year without any major digestive issues. I was having major problems almost daily, could not handle even the most basic of spices, and now, after cutting out coffee and milk, I rarely have an issue. Also, three weeks is the basic time that it takes to change a habit, and by stripping everything out for three weeks, my tastebuds and tolerance for spice changed, so now I am able to eat much spicier foods!

kitty&mimi
03-16-2009, 02:28 PM
very interesting...
im sensitive to spices, i already know that...
i cut out coffee actually, i do feel better....
and cut out pop...

kitca: im going to check out that book!

kitca
03-16-2009, 03:09 PM
i dont know how many copies they have, but i still have one out. i read the whole thing cover to cover and really found it facinating. (talk about weight loss issues in there, the cortisol etc...)

when you read how much they all hate diet pop and pop and how bad it is for you, you may find it easier to cut out.

i think you are going to find that book facinating. let me know, ok.

kitty&mimi
03-16-2009, 05:11 PM
sure thing...
btw i had my cortisol checked about 10yrs ago, it was high...
so was my insulin resistance but now they're not
weird eh?

kitca
03-17-2009, 02:36 PM
well.... tomorow is the day that i do all of the tests. they are saliva tests and i have the 2 kits here at home to do myself throughout the day.

i will get the results in 3 weeks. i am anxious/excited...not sure of the right words to use, anyway, to see the results. i think they are out of wack, and im hoping to get some help.