Carri Duncan is a Health Coach based in Nashville, who is driven by the desire to HELP educate on how to heal and transform your bodies holistically. Having conquered polycythemia vera, a rare and chronic blood disease (dis~ease) herself by changing her diet that changed her blood, and her life. She uses her own journey to create an environment that...
Carri Duncan is a Health Coach based in Nashville, who is driven by the desire to HELP educate on how to heal and transform your bodies holistically. Having conquered polycythemia vera, a rare and chronic blood disease (dis~ease) herself by changing her diet that changed her blood, and her life. She uses her own journey to create an environment that is completely supportive of you, and will enable you to achieve all of your health goals.
In her own words “I want to reach other people who need help in regaining their health. Let me guide you into finding your own path with healing, because each person ultimately knows what feels right for them. No matter what your health concerns are, your body is always trying to achieve balance for you, and there is a way to become healthier. Healing can be challenging and difficult at times, but not nearly as difficult as it is dealing with health problems.”
She is one of many CureJoy experts who follow the path that they believe in and promote. CureJoy is thankful to Carri to have opened up her experience and wisdom on “Healing Blood Disorders” in this wonderful interview. Read on….
Q: What role does genetics and congenital disorders play in the development of blood disorders?
A: I believe that our genes have made us who we are, but we have to consider what we’ve learned and become to be, as adults. Our eye and hair color, and even blood type are passed down through our genes, but each persons blood is uniquely their own, and is a reflection of how well they are taking care of themselves. Typically, we eat the same foods as our parents did, and sometimes share the same emotional patterns that we’ve been taught. Blood is our blueprint and life force, and it is one of the easiest things we can heal when it is out of balance.
In my opinion, congenital disorders are in some way passed down from mother to child. During pregnancy, every aspect of the mother’s lifestyle, emotions and diet choices are what has affected the newborn baby’s development. I am in no way saying that this is the mother’s fault, but rather unknown circumstances that occur.
Q: Are a specific age group, race or sex at higher risk of contracting fatal blood diseases?
A: Disease (dis~ease) can be present with anyone. When I was diagnosed with Polycythemia vera in my early 30’s, I was told that mostly older people were at risk for this chronic condition. I’m sure statistically doctor’s see a pattern, but from my experience, it did not apply. I like to approach illness with the acknowledgment that for now, our body is out of balance, but as we learn how to properly nourish our body and take care of our emotional health, all diseases can be reversed.
Q: Is a blood disorder a fallout of just physical imbalance or do emotional/ psychological factors play a more important role?
A: I strongly believe both. Our body needs real foods that promote health and vitality, and our brain needs happy thoughts and loving relationships to be healthy. They work together to create our health. When our emotional life is undernourished, there is no amount of kale that will balance this. Finding what makes our life fulfilled and truly loving yourself, are a huge part of the work I help others with. The connection of healing both, has to be addressed.
Q: What is the Holistic alternative to the “elimination and replacement” approach of modern medicine?
A: As an Holistic Health Coach, I approach diet changes, simply as additions to the foods we love. No one wants to eliminate things they like, but with new and healthier options of food choices that you love just as much, you never have to feel like you’re losing anything. It’s not about restrictions, it’s about creating new habits.
Q: What natural systems (medicine and diet) can help people prevent, heal and completely cure fatal blood disorders?
A: My goal is to teach the importance of making our blood more alkaline. Disease cannot exist when we shift from an acidic diet to one that is more alkaline. I also believe that our blood type helps to determine what foods work best for us and I promote finding foods that strengthen, rather than deplete our body. Each person has their own unique program and what works for one, doesn’t work in the same way for another.
Q: What are the mental roadblocks in people adopting a naturalistic/holistic approach to healing blood disorders?
A: For me, it was going against conventional medicine and putting my trust in healing myself. My hematologist wanted to put me on a daily chemotherapy pill for the rest of my life and at that time, I was 32, and knew this was not the path I wanted to take. While I would never encourage abandoning a doctor’s advice, changing my diet felt right and resonated with me. And I learned and researched as much as I could beforehand. In doing so, I found 2 other women who had healed their own blood diseases through diet, and deep down, knew it made a lot of sense. Our blood is our life, and when we begin changing our diet and crowding out all of the junk, we not only change our blood, but also our brain, and everything about our life changes!
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