Is your health stuck in a rut?
Patents come to me with all kinds of different issues: Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hormonal Imbalances, Stubborn Excess Weight, Adrenal Fatigue…the list is long.
Some of them have been facing these challenges for years, seen all kinds of doctors, tried all the drugs and supplements in the world, and still, they do not seem to ever really get better…they feel like their health is stuck!
Unfortunately a lot of practitioners, including naturopaths and fancy functional medicine doctors, seem to fall into a few easy traps when it comes to patient care, lets see what they are:
This is probably the easiest trap to fall into!
As a patient, when you see a new practitioner, you will go to him/her with a list of complaints.
Of course you are suffering, and the practitioner will want to help relieve that discomfort as fast as possible….so it will be an easy temptation to start giving a bunch of supplements to eliminate the individual symptoms. This approach might bring some relief in the shot term, but it completely fails to address what are the real root causes of the symptoms, so in the long run, they just start popping back up!
Using Isolates VS Whole Foods
Most supplements you get from a functional medicine doctor or even a naturopath are actually chemically synthesized in the lab from inorganic ingredients. The body does not recognize them as nutrition, so they act as a drug instead, overriding some of the body’s functions, not replenishing the much needed nutrients!
Educate yourself about the difference reading this post!
Ignoring the great importance of detoxification!
There is much to be said about the importance of detoxification…but the main point is that without the elimination of toxins (stressors) in the body, no true healing can take place.
We live in an extremely toxic world, and our body accumulates many substances in it’s tissues, especially when it is overloaded and can not properly dispose of them.
Congested liver and kidneys also play a very important role in the ability to detoxify toxins, and those pathways need to be supported for long term, in order for the body to successfully shed the toxic load. This is something no 3 weeks detox can ever accomplish!!
To recap; If you can not get well, and you feel your health stuck, make sure your holistic practitioner understand the importance of finding the root causes of disease, does not overdose you with chemical isolates and understands the importance of deep detoxification. If they don’t it might be time to move on!
Good luck with your healing journey!