Updated: Aug 9, 2022
This so called strength we experience after having eaten meat is nothing but a stimulation, for there is no nourishment for man in meat - Prof. Arnold Ehret
I've found that sometimes peoples glands are so weak that they need temporary stimulation from animal products just to function normally. This is confirmed by Dr. Robert Morse ND. Thats why he offered glandular supplements with parts of animal glands for a long time. I would recommend trying that first before eating animal products.
If you do choose to go that route, getting animal products straight from a farm would be ideal. Buying food from grocery stores is always the worse option & that goes for all food. Sometimes that is the only option, so do the best you can with what you have available to you.
Fruit and plant based means that fruits and plants are the basis of your diet. It doesn't mean that you never eat anything outside of that. In my opinion, having that mindset promotes the most balanced way of eating.
When I first started trying to heal myself naturally, I was on the auto immune paleo protocol. Which included fruits, vegetables, no grains, no gluten, raw dairy, grass-fed meats, & cage free eggs. I was even including organ meats sometimes. For me, it didn't relieve my pain. I ate basically the same way I do now, lots of juice, lots of fruit, except I would eat meat and dairy for dinner. I would feel great all day until after dinner. Normally I woke up with bladder pain.
I judge the diet I'm suppose to be on, by my pain levels. If it creates pain in my body, I know I have to avoid it.
The only time I truly feel pain free, is when im eating raw. Fruits, vegetables, and a little nuts and seeds. I don't feel my best when I eat cooked foods, even if its just vegetables. I don't always have a flare and I can tolerate it in moderation, but I can tell the difference right away with how my body feels.
Over the years people have suggested I try this or that. Saying meat/dairy are necessary... but anytime I did try the things suggested, I would flare. Would you continue eating things your body is telling you is causing inflammation? sounds pretty dumb to me.
A lot of people claim that eating plant based causes teeth issues, hair falling out and brittle nails. All of these things have to do with parathyroid and pituitary gland weaknesses. When you come off the stimulation of animal products and don't support your own endocrine (hormone producing and regulating) system, things like this can and do happen.
In my opinion, all of this can and does happen on any diet. If veganism and plant based diets caused these issues, they would be a lot more rare. Don't you think? The cause is from malabsorption in the colon and lack of herbs in the diet/protocol. Consistency with enemas and herbs are necessary for most people.
Most people do not have clear digestive tracts. I rarely see irises with good digestive health. This is because fasting is not a regular part of modern human life. We don't give ourselves enough time in between meals to break down the food that is still being digested and broken down. Most people struggle with slow digestion because they're not eating enough hydrating foods with fiber aka fruit.
How can you expect to absorb nutrients if your GI is coated with old bullshit?
Can you breathe properly when your nose is coated with layers and layers of old crusty boogers?
I believe herbs to be an imperative part of EVERY DIET. God gave us these mineral dense powerhouses that are extremely absorbable and bioavailable so that we would have medicinal foods catered to every organ/cell in the body.
Up until recently, when I actually started prioritizing herbs, I was experiencing all these issues people complain about with being on plant based diets. I haven't had teeth issues but my hair was falling out and very thin, my nails were brittle and weak and I had no energy whatsoever. I was cranky a lot of the time because I truly didn't feel good. Ive gone most of my plant based journey with no herb because I "couldn't afford" them. But really, I just didn't understand the importance of prioritizing them.
If you're having these endocrine related issues on a plant based diet (or really any diet because they're not exclusive to plant based diets only) and you're not taking herbs consistently to support the endocrine system (which is essentially the brain of all the organs in the body), there's your problem.
And obviously, smoking (anything) and drinking regularly is a huge factor for both mental and physical health. Both are extremely acidic to the body and hard on both the endocrine and nervous system.
Everything in moderation. Fasting from anything outside of you, for a manageable amount of time (whatever that is for you), is always a good idea.
So what can we do to support the endocrine system?
GET ON HERBS!
Like I've already mentioned, herbs are your best option to protect your endocrine system from all the endocrine disruptors in modern society. Herbs are necessary to support all the damage our pituitary glands have accumulated over generations of damage. Some herbs to look for would be: Vitex (chaste tree berry), alfalfa, he shou wu, suma root, schizandra berry, ginkgo, eleuthero, burdock and saw palmetto berries.
Trying your best to limit your exposure to disruptors is also ideal. Endocrine disruptors could be hiding in your hair/face/body products so make sure you are aware of what you are using on your skin. They're also in any type of plastic and paper money. Just do the best you can but also making sure you're eating a lot of fruit, as it is the best food group to support the glandular/endocrine system. Focus on berries, grapes and cherries is important.
If you would like a detailed analysis of the state of your endocrine system and entire body, as well as my advice on how to reverse any damage and a customized list of suggested herbs, hit me up for an iridology reading. You can find me on instagram @hippybritt or email me: