I am not a licensed medical professional and I am not trained in the use of pharmaceuticals as a tool in caring for the human body, so I can not and do not advise on the issue of whether or not to use medications.
If a doctor is advising, for example,
there is often the possibility of resolving the condition sufficiently though diet and lifestyle improvements so that the medication is no longer advised by your doctor.
If you are experiencing a serious medical emergency, or a life-threatening medical situation, of course, work with your doctor to become more stable.
However, if your condition is such that you have some time before needing the medication, it can be extremely beneficial to do the work of functional nutrition to see if any problems can resolve naturally.
It is often the case that GERD can dissipate, that blood sugar responses can become more stable, and even that cholesterol levels can normalize with the right functional nutrition analysis and interventions.
It is up to you and your doctor to decide whether a medication is absolutely needed right now to manage your health conditions or if you have some time to experiment. If your health condition allows time to experiment, 6 months of working together with me doing a functional nutrition analysis and nutrition and lifestyle upgrades, can be extremely life-changing.
If you find yourself in this situation, trying to decide whether to go the medication route but with some time to spare, please feel free to contact me to discuss what we could do together. I am always happy to talk with your medical team to coordinate.