How did Naturopathic Medicine help you?
I have been seeing Dr. Trebilcock for a little over 2 years now. Initially I went to her because I've been the same weight for 20 years of my adult life and for no reason, 5 lbs. had mysteriously appeared on my small frame. This may sound shallow but with the weight came lethargy, moodiness, sleep issues and more. I had not changed my eating or exercise habits but I am 45 years old so yes, it was my hormones!
Through the most complete health history I've ever discussed with any doctor and a little bit of testing, Dr. Trebilcock created a program for me that has changed my life. The pounds disappeared as magically as they appeared and my adrenal glands can handle the stresses of everyday life again!
I now also see Dr. T for acute sinus issues, which she always improves with tinctures and supplements and she most recently helped through recovery of an invasive surgery.
I've read all her reviews on this site and 99% are 5 stars. The exception is Indigo P. and all I can ask is, "how long did she allocate to this process?" Our bodies don't break down overnight and they don't repair themselves overnight. Naturopathic Medicine treats the root of the problem whereas traditional medicine prescribes drugs to alleviate symptoms. Which do you prefer?
I first found to Dr. Trebilcock 6 years ago, when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 25. I was scared and frustrated with the treatment I had received from other doctors. Dr. T sat with me and took the time to listen and answer all of my questions thoroughly. She gave me a plan that treated the root of the problem, not just the symptom. Today I am happy to report that I no longer have osteoporosis- a condition that other doctors told me was irreversible.
I refer everyone I know to Dr T, and I feel so lucky to have found her. She is well informed, kind, and thorough. She truly changed my life.
Although it can be expensive (I look forward to insurance covering this type of care one day!), I continue to see Dr. T regularly, and she has helped me with many different health concerns.
Medical stuff can be scary, I am incredibly comforted and grateful to have a doctor I can trust .
My migraines are gone-2 months! All fear of pain hitting at any moment is almost gone. I even forgot to pack my pain meds on my last business trip! I am now free to start living again, wander farther away from home or more adventurous activities.
I found Dr. Trebilcock while looking for answers for my daughter. She brought my daughter back from sickly to healthy and vibrant. In the process, I found her to be kind and compassionate, willing to work with you (my teenage daughter could be difficult when it came to compliance), and gifted medically--or at the very least, exceedingly intuitive. I ended up going to her after seeing what an incredible job she did. However, when she went full time in Santa Monica, I didn't see her as much.
I recently found my way back to her after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA is an auto-immune disease for which main stream medicine has no cure; they don't expect you to get better. Though Dr. Trebilcock wouldn't say I was cured, I don't feel a fraction of the disabilitating pain that I used to feel on a daily basis. In fact, during the process, I felt completely comfortable with my improvement, but she encouraged me to continue and try something else, feeling that I could do even better. She was right! I feel like she has given me another miracle--first with my daughter, now me.
I cannot say enough about Dr. Trebilcock and her trusty staff. If I lived closer, I wouldn't bother to see any other doctor. I have my every need taken care of in a way that supports my whole body and whole health. I no longer have to worry about the potentially catastrophic side effects of the drugs that are supposed to save me. I am living virtually pain free, and doing things again that I thought were allocated to days of yore. I have nothing but gratitude for the fact that my family has found such an exceptional doctor. If you are looking for answers, Dr. Trebilcock was the only person that was able to help my daughter after years of frustrated doctors throwing up their hands, and the only one that was able to help me naturally, while unexpectedly returning to me the energy and vitality of my youth. See her!
Doctor: Tamara, is a good listener, reads between lines, is very organized and keeps all your charts and info at her finger tips. She is kind, strong, non-judgemental. I found ways to cut corners for financial reasons, and communicated as such, she is always understanding and really hears you! Lastly, i have been to one other Naturopath and she is more communicative, and through.
Staff: OMG, they are sweet, know you by name, always communicative. They have emailed me, papers i forgot, saved supplements for me for days.
Cost: Its all out of pocket, some things like tests you can put in to your insurance. I asked in the 15 free consultation for a price list and went home and tallied a years worth of treatment, to ready myself. They take HSA card. But she prescribes free things as well for me it was go swim in the ocean like a kid or meditate.
After taking some tests, I was later diagnosed with several food allergies and thyroid issues. At the time it was very challenging to modify my eating habits and incorporate all of the supplements and medication, but I was determined to get healthy again. I am happy to say that I am completely happy with all of her recommendations and support, that I would have not received from any conventional doctor. I still see her twice a year and make sure that I am on track.
I feel very comfortable with her and would like to thank her for bringing me back to life. You only have one body and it is definitely something I want to invest in and live life to the fullest.
It helped me discover the underlying causes of my health problems, ones that traditional medicine had never articulated to me.
"As an ex-smoker, I am a strong believer that my Naturopathic doctor helped me overcome my addiction. I am extremely grateful for her practice. She understands chemical imbalances and knows how to treat them with natural supplements. Without her, I am SURE I would still be smoking. I believe because of her, I will be able to live a happier, fuller and longer life.
"I was able to dramatically change my life back to normal! No more depression, constant fatigue and emotional ups and downs. I regained my peace and my mental clarity as well. Dr. Trebilcock is a miracle worker!"
"Throughout my life, I never thought my GI health would be optimal. Exhausted from seeing gastroenterologists and other specialists, I decided to try a natural route with my care. Luckily, I came across Dr. Trebilcock on the internet. I started seeing changes within weeks of my first visit and after two months of seeing Dr. Trebilcock I never thought I could have felt that pain free. I continue to see Dr. Trebilcock for my general health and she even performs my yearly gynecological exams. She also suggested a natural skin care line for me which I absolutely love! I cannot imagine going to another doctor for any other needs that I have, especially after trying to manage my health. I feel as if I finally have my health-and my life back."
Breaking Out of My Shell
The quote “life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage,” as stated by Anaïs Nin, has great meaning to my life because for a long time I had almost no friends because of my health problems. Now I have a multitude of friends in many different groups, and all because of the decision to go beyond my comfort level and push myself far past my breaking point. At first my attempts with changing my ways were nearly impossible. But slowly I began to see the differences that these changes were making on me. My life began to turn around, and all because I broke through my comfort level, with my mother's help, and improved my mental and physical health, forever changing the life I knew.
When I was ten, my mother and I made a mutual decision to start homeschooling. That was at the beginning of my downhill decline regarding my health. It was at this point that leaving the house became an event that was few and far between. At one point my body would not even carry me 20 yards. At this point what few friends I had were disappearing. I was unable to leave the house because my health, and when that happened they seemed to have lost interest in me. I had one friend at this point, and when her family was planning their annual trip to
My mother, at this point, had reached her wits end, and she researched naturopaths online. That’s how we came to find Dr. Trebilcock, or Dr. T, as we came to call her. We scheduled an appointment with her and she ordered some blood tests. When we left, my mother turned to me and said “I really like her; I think this will work out.” I, of course, having been jaded by so many doctors giving up on me and referring me to psychiatrists because they couldn’t find the cure, wasn’t ready to believe in this doctor just yet. We went that very day to get the blood tests, and three weeks later we were sitting in her office again, looking over the test results. As it turned out, I was allergic to wheat, eggs, bakers and brewers yeast, pinto, kidney, and black beans, and quinoa. Not to mention my very high intolerance for gluten, which did not help my situation. My family and I had to completely rearrange our cupboards and try to find foods that would work with my new diet. We would take turns breaking down and crying, trying to make everything work.
The plan was to stay off my allergens for three months, and when we got through with that I could test in the foods one at a time. We had some friends visit during the first stages, and when they were here they had to force me to go to the beach with them. Because I was so sick, my dad came to get me after only an hour. I was at a point whereI became a shell. I was no longer a person, but someone who moved through everyday routines like a zombie. My life had spun out of control and we were finally taking the first steps to fixing what had been broken for so long. Finally after about a month we got our system down; finally after so long were we taking the steps to getting my livelihood back.
My life was turning around; I was able to push myself further and endure more. I started going out of the house again and hanging out with my friends; I got a job, and started classes at Saddleback.My whole world changed, all because we had the courage to find a new doctor, and go through with the insane food regiment she assigned. It finally gave me a chance to live and be myself again. I still have to deal with my crazy food allergies and go through insane orders at restaurants, but it’s all worth it to me. I have a multitude of different friends, I love going to school, I enjoy my work--even if it may be physically challenging, and I finally enjoy my life again. Every step I took to change my life, even with the crying fits, finding out we had messed up with food and had accidentally cheated on my new diet, figuring out what I could and couldn’t have, was all worth it. I would go through it all over again because I would never give up feeling well. For most of my life I had my version of what feeling well was; now I have everybody else’s version of what being well is. My health is the only aspect of my life where I like, finally, being like everyone else. I now have the courage and the strength to be who I am.