My labs are "normal", but I still don't feel "normal".
Have you ever been feeling kind of crummy, gone to the doctor where they run some labs that come back “normal” and as far as the medical office is concerned then that’s the end of that? “Geez”, you wonder, “How can that be? I still don’t feel normal.” That was exactly our topic on this week’s episode of The Successful Soulopreneur. Meet my co-host, Dr. Shawna Eichens of Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic and learn her perspective:
“As a naturopathic physician, my main goal is to help the person balance. So that's on all levels, not just their physical pain, but mentally, emotionally, even spiritually. Often people think that naturopathic medicine is just substituting something natural in place of a drug. Well that's not my philosophy.
You know your body better than anybody. So if something feels like it's not right or not ideal, go with your gut. If something feels like, I know there's something, something deeper than keep digging, it may be a different route. It may be a different physician, a different perspective. There's always a cause behind your feelings. I find that if you know how to work with the body and really tune in and listen to people, you'll find it.”
So, what is Dr. E’s best advice for someone who has had their symptoms brushed aside because their lab results came back normal?
“Go with your gut in every aspect of life. Have a conversation with your doctor and if you like, and trust them, stick with them. Have a conversation of would you consider running this or why haven't we done this? Or, hey, I read about this, what do you think about that? If they are absolutely closed off and not willing to listen to your concerns, then seek another perspective. You are more than a diagnosis. You deserve to feel amazing emotionally, physically, and spiritually.”
Dedicated to your success - Susan F. Moody, Mz Biz Wiz