There’s a lot going on in the world of natural health. Most of it’s really great, but every once in a while, we see stuff that makes us cringe. Over the next couple months, we’ll share our perspectives on a few of these. First up: diets and spiritual bypassing. Here’s what naturopaths Christie Kruisenga and Micah McLaughlin have to say.
What’s a trend in the world of natural health that makes you cringe?
Christie Kruisenga: As a naturopath, I get asked a lot about what diet I think is best. My short answer: NONE.
There are far too many factors to consider when looking at a person as an individual to say that everyone should be vegan, paleo, ketogenic, macro-biotic, raw, vegetarian, etc. We each have our own constitution and what bring us into balance and throws us out of balance is variable from one person to the next.
Things to consider include, but are not limited to, your blood type, your dominant nervous system type, your dosha type, your glandular type, if you’re more yin or yang, the balance of your elements, eating with the seasons, etc.
In simpler terms, some people’s bodies thrive on meat, others do …