I think naturopaths have a tendency to view everyone as being fundamentally the same, so that they often downplay meat and push you more toward a vegetarian diet.
Agree completely that NDs tend towards a "one size fits all" view of nutrition. To be fair, while research has challenged the demonization of meat, there is some evidence that plant-based diets favour longevity and other positive health outcomes. Certainly the Blue Zone communities - those regions around the world noted for their good health and long lives - tend to be vegetarian/infrequent meat eaters, so I do think there's something to it.
I have not verified this but aren't Blue Zones
typically regions of very fertile soil
due to nearby volcanic activity? And so might the higher nutrient concentration in the plants that they eat actually be the main benefit?
Furthermore, if they eat more sea food than animal meat then perhaps they really eat less red meat
. In 2015 a specific sugar (Neu5Gc) in red meat was strongly confirmed to be what is causing bad health in meat eaters. But those studies focused on cancer and red meat links. There probably are other health concerns with red meat.
Multiple factors and complicated paths make it hard to tell. For example animal fat related cholesterol causing arteriosclerosis might be a side effect of manganese deficiency in the soil or an inablilty of our gut microbiota to process and supply certain vitamins essential to proper cholesterol processing by us thus resulting in a build-up of cholesterol and fat in the arteries. And the microbes inability to supply those vitamins is due to agricultural residues on the grains we eat.
Lastly, if Blue Zones are in regions of more moderate temperatures then they would naturally have higher physical activity levels (aside from the fat Hawaiians since McDonald's arrived)
Other factors for Blue Zone activity are:
Family - Family is put ahead of other concerns.
No Smoking - Centenarians do not typically smoke.
Plant-based diet - The majority of food consumed is derived from plants.
Constant moderate physical activity - Moderate physical activity is an inseparable part of life.
Social engagement - People of all ages are socially active and integrated into their communities.
Legumes - Legumes are commonly consumed.
In the introduction of his book, Outliers, Malcom Gladwell talks of a group of Italians that moved from Roseto, Italy (perhaps a Blue Zone) to USA and ate meat, smoked, drank every night. They had no heart disease and lived well. The emphasis was that it was family and social engagement that had the greatest effect on health. A similar story is given about Sardinia https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_pinker_the_secret_to_living_longer_may_be_your_social_life
The Harvard study of Adult Development gives the same conclusion https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_walding...dy_on_happiness
In his book, "The Status Syndrome", Michael Marmot emphasizes social cohesion but brings in how economics, politics and social nets come into play.
Being alone and poor will kill you faster than being poor but having a good bunch of people around you.
So, how many AS sufferers are actually a result of stresses in our job-success oriented cultures (to provide status) that lead us to do stupid things that damage our health leading to this disease?
Can someone please explain the benefits of taking olive oil throughout the day?
Also for candida treatment i hear coconut oil is very good.
I guess by now you know one answer is that the olive oil is a fat that is one of the best at making cell walls. Long-term use of other bad fats can modify the cells so that they are dysfunctional.
Lastly some strains of Candida are resistant to the caprilic acid in coconut oil so other means to reduce their numbers needs to be used; so rotate those (natural) antibiotics.