I’m a user of conventional health services, but pay less and less attention to advice (from anywhere) about diet. I’m old enough to have seen the advice on different topics to flip flop and flip back again, only to flop. The latest controversy in the UK appears to be over fats.
I remember everyone cutting butter (which I love), and dropping full milk (which I like) for skimmed which I don’t. It was all “flora” good for the heart. I hated margarines since I was a kid. When BSE came along people stopped eating beef.
Through it all I’ve just carried on, and now we’re told those margarines were bad for us. Butter is ok, saturated fats are not bad after all - at least there’s no evidence saying they are.
I don’t know why governments follow these fads. It’s obvious why the food and medicine industries do, for profit in one case, to pretend special knowledge in the other. People are weak.
The good advice seems easy to pick out. Exercise, balanced diet, listen to your body etc.
I’m sure I could improve my diet, but I find the best way is to focus on my inner self, my personal, psychological and spiritual development. Everything else follows. People eat unhealthily or their bodies take on illnesses as a response to many things, but it seems clear to me that the biggest cause is inner and collective psycho-spiritual sickness.
I’d have pooh poohed myself for saying these things in the past, particularly that self-love is the great healer, but that’s my experience. Love is the way for me. I practice it every day.
@Al_kafir and I have wrestled and battled because of our different views about the scientific approach to these things. He’s right I think to pick people up and point out when they are not being scientific, but we differ in the supremacy of good science, the prevalence of belief within science, and the supposed inferiority of anything that does not issue from good science. What’s great is that we’re all on the same page with regard to this project, and we can wrestle in the mud and still respect each other afterwards.
MaidSafe is more than an amazing internet for me. That would be enough, but I love that it is a human network too. No-one is right, and no-one is clever enough to be completely wrong. Together we create something that none of us can see the true magnitude of, though we catch glimpses, each of us from our particular perspective. I sense that clearly for you and @Al_kafir, and know it for myself
Great to share this space with you both.