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Allison Blakewell, B.S.N, R.N, M.S. Nutrition, Certified NAET Practitioner
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5833 Curzon Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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5934 River Oaks Blvd
Fort Worth, TX, 76114
Center for the Healing Arts
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Informed Choice Resources and Organizations
When making decisions regarding your family's health it is important make a truly informed choice. Whatever you decide is best for your family, you have our full support. Here are some resources to consider that are not generally found in main stream media.
Bioethics, Information, and Choice
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Learn about oxalate containing foods and how they may be impacting your health:
Recommended Diet and Nutrition Books
• Sally Fallon Morell
-Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats
-Nourishing Fats: Why We Need Animal Fats for Health and Happiness
-Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
• Dr. Paul Saladino
-The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to Our Ancestral Diet
• Dianna Rogers and Robb Wolf
-Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat: Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet: https://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Cow-Better-Well-Raised-Planet/dp/1948836912/
• Dr. Jason Fung
-The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
• Dr. Shawn Baker
-The Carnivore Diet
Why Dr. Jason recommends considering an animal based diet:
What we put into our bodies has a major impact on our health. I am in no way trying to state that the dietary approach I currently follow is what everyone should try, though I feel the need to share a different perspective than most have considered.
After years of experimenting with different approaches to a natural diet, I began to challenge what I learned in school and what is commonly thought to be a “healthy, balanced diet.” After being a vegetarian for two and a half years, 6 months of which I tried as completely vegan (and I did it the “right” way), I saw an initial improvement in my energy followed by a steady decline in my energy, gut health, and skin quality. I am also seeing a common trend in my practice with those following a strict plant-based lifestyle and prevalence of chronic inflammation, anxiety, low energy, digestive challenges, hormone imbalances, and weight loss plateaus. I cannot say this correlation is conclusive in any way, though it is definitely common enough to consider the link.
I began exploring the ketogenic diet 5 years ago, and gradually started to eliminate more and more plants from my diet, realizing that the less plants I consumed, the better I was feeling. This truly amazed me. After a lot of reading and following the work and research in the resources below, I began changing my diet to something so simple and opposite to everything I learned before. For the past 15 months, my diet has shifted to mainly a carnivore diet, and I have seen a steady improvement in my gut health, energy level, endurance, muscle tone, and skin quality! I used to experience a lot of arthritic aching in my ankles, knees, elbows, wrists, and hands, and was experiencing a lot of dry skin issues. Even after eliminating all processed sugars, oils, and grains, the joint and skin issues persisted. When I stopped eating all forms of plants and changed to a natural animal-based diet, my joints felt better than they ever have, and my skin is so much healthier.
In February 2020, I thoroughly enjoyed some delicious, organic, non-GMO blue corn chips which resulted in a flare up of joint pain and drying of my skin again 3 days later. According to Ayruvedic medicine, any food we ingest can take 35 days to fully run its course in our bodies. “I didn’t experience any gastrointestinal upset after eating something, so it doesn’t bother me,” is a common way of thinking about what we eat, but there is so much more to it.
Eliminating plants from our diet seems ludicrous in the face of everything we have been told about nutrition for decades. However, taking our diet back to the most fundamental, ancestral way of eating is helping countless individuals reclaim their health from chronic diseases and achieve higher levels of performance.
I have recently added fermented vegetables back into the diet and find my system does well with them. Ultimately, we all have to learn to listen to our bodies and understand the signs of stress related to what we eat.
I cannot say this is the best strategy for everyone long term, though it is certainly one of the best ways to eliminate any sensitivities you may be experiencing from oxalates, lectins, and other plant substances that may be challenging your access to vibrant health. Many people who want to try this approach begin with simply adding more meat to the diet and eliminating all the processed garbage (yes, it's garbage...). Then a 30 day all meat/animal-based trial helps to completely wipe the slate clean of any food allergies/sensitivities. You can do anything you set your mind to for 30 days, so consider giving it a try. If you decide to try something like this, check out the resources below for guidance before jumping in.
Taking the life of animals as a source of food so we may live is a point of struggle for many people, so I want to share my thoughts on the matter: I cherish all forms of life. I believe all living beings are sentient and that all life is sacred (including plants). I am part of nature, part of the circle of life, and to truly thrive and live a long, healthy life as a human being, I choose to embrace my place in this circle. Eating animals does not make me a murderer, nor does it mean I do not respect the sacred life of all living things. Before most meals, I visualize the animal, the people who raised it, and the plants that nourished it. I send a loving blessing to that animal and every person and thing involved in bringing the animal to me as life sustaining food. I choose to honor the life I take in by living authentically in a life full of loving service to others. In this way, I see all forms of life that sustain me live on through me in this beautiful cycle of life.