I don’t react well to people ignoring my questions.
B, my diabetes buddy, called me for company to go to a wellness seminar on new ways to treat diabetes, and I was happy to accompany her. (B found us the website: TCOYD.org a few years back, and I found a full Saturday’s worth of seminars and discussions very helpful for finding a way to live with my diabetes).
So, she called me and we went.
The talk was very interesting. He is a former Civil Engineer, as well as a Chiropractor, who claims to have found the solution to all of life’s ills. Good for him.
A charismatic speaker, he got my back up when he said that there would be “no questions” during his 45 minute talk, and that we could ask questions later. Fine. But, then he went right into the “sign up now to save money” spiel, and took no questions. (I guess they put him off his rhythm).
I am all for alternative therapies, but I am not made of money at this time. Dr. Pierce claimed that his introductory consultation is “normally” $250 but for a short period of time, participants at the dinner seminar could get it for the “discount” price of $49 (gee… enough to cover the cost of the dinner and the hall???. He claimed that he would be happy to work with folks who were on Disability or Social Security with a limited income, so long as you could afford “a couple hundred dollars” each month for a few months of testing.
Well, that let’s me out. I don’t have much, certainly not during the Winter when I’m trying to keep this place warm enough to remain healthy and not be sending all my hard earned $$$ up the chimney.
So, I raised my hand to ask, “Do you have an attendance coupon or something similar so that I can schedule and appointment with you once I have my tax return?” His reply: “Nope. For you the cost will be $249. Health is clearly not a priority in your life.”
Funny, because I’ve been cruising their website, and I see where I can get an initial consultation for $0. Hmmm…
As I’ve been going through this battle to remain well, I have chosen to take a lot of dietary supplements that MAY help, as I know that I cannot tolerate many of these through their normal source (Fruits and Vegetables). Currently, I’m taking:
Blood sugar balance:
– Cinnamon (1,000 mg/day)
– Turmeric Complex (400 mg/day)
– Fenugreek (610 mg / day
COPD / Asthma / Energy balance:
– Vitamin E (400 IU / day) – eyes, Asthma supplement (and, eyes may be a b.s. issue, too)
– Vitamin D3 (2,00o IU / day)
– Potassium (99 mg / day) – swollen, painful feet – respiratory Doc’s recommendation
* includes B6 (2 mg / day) – podiatrist’s rec to help with swollen burning feet
– Marshmallow Root (480 mg / day) – to help reduce congestion /mucus
Menopause / peri-menpause heat flash balance:
– Maca Root (25 mg / day) – cut my hot flashes almost immediately
– Green Tea (315 mg / day)
– Black Cohosh (540 mg / day)
I am not against alternative therapies. But, I am very much against dealing with authoritarians. Even if it is for my own best health.
So, B signed up for the sessions and I’ll see how she does over time. As for me, I start with the new Endocrinologist this week (let’s pray she’s better than the last one), and we’ll see what she has to say about Dr. Pierce’s method of working.
Maybe she knows of him.
Maybe she’s a fan.
Time will tell which road I’m taking, but for now I’m skipping the Shaman.