Like me, a growing number of doctors are discovering that they and their patients are optimizing their health by avoiding plant-based diets. This is in opposition to the current trend to put people on vegetarian and vegan diets. I will link a number of videos and studies below for greater detail.
Not at All! I love and respect my colleagues that treat in a different paradigm. I did too for more than 12 years. But my own health journey lead me to this way of eating and when my patients saw how it has impacted my health, they wanted in on it too. For folks that wish to follow a plant-based diet, there are lots of my colleagues (the majority of them) that will be happy to help you with that. But, there are very few naturopathic doctors that are educated about the amazing health benefits that can come from eating a whole-food animal based diet. So, I'm hoping to help fill in that gap.
Plants and animals have different strategies to survive and propagate. Animals (in general) have teeth and claws to fight and feet to run away from predators. Plants can't do that, so they engage in biochemical warfare to limit the predation on leaves, stems, roots and in particular seeds/nuts. They use a wide variety of toxins, irritants and anti-nutrients to outright kill, drive away, or to bind up essential nutrients and deny them to the predating animals. Animals that are particularly successful in avoiding or detoxifying these compounds can then use the plants for food. But sometimes it comes at a cost to health, and shortened lifespan. The vast majority of plants are toxic to humans, though through selective breeding and various cooking/fermentation techniques, we have learned to lessen the impact of some of these toxins, to allow us to get at least a little nutritional value from plants. Once humans learned how to scavenge and then hunt over the evolutionary process, there are very few animals that are actually toxic to eat. In fact, animal products are the most nutritionally dense and bioavailable foods humans can eat.