I am not sure what the point of going to a naturopath would be for hormone management. Let's say you need TRT, any doctor that specializes in it will use fairly similar protocols and testing. So what is a naturopath adding to that?
For example, my GP, who is a DO, handles my TRT. I am just not sure what a naturopath would do for me in regards to TRT that my doctor isn't other than it would cost me more.
I'm pretty sure basically all naturopaths are functional medicine docs, getting to the root of things by looking at diet, nutrition/supplementation, and nutrigenomics. So a good naturopath would look deeper and try to rule out anything that might be lowering testosterone before just throwing a person on TRT allopathically.
I get what you are saying, but shouldn't a good GP be doing that anyway? Mine did not just throw me on TRT right away, we looked at other hormones, diet, activity levels and so on before she did it. I may have just been lucky with the GP I happened to have though.
I was a patient that was and am an avid runner, ate a strict whole foods diet, strength trained regularly and so on, and she still waited 6 months before starting me on it. Primarily to see if treating my thyroid first helped.