I usually don't get sinus or allergy problems. They only time I have ever struggled with air contaminants was while snow skiing in early spring. On the slopes I was fine, but back in town (which was hovering around 40 or 50 degrees), my eyes watered, my nose stopped up, and general misery ensued. Lately, I've been eating less than optimally, working a lot, sleeping not nearly enough and forgetting to supplement. Four days ago, sure enough, the same misery I experienced in that damp, mountain town returned with a vengeance.
The term health food tends to conjure up images of taste-bud offending concoctions that look like the sludge on your lawn mower after trimming the grass on a damp day. Or powders that bear little semblance to food at all except when mixed with water (and even then it is debatable).
Last night I went to the store to stock up for a new commitment; I'm living a week adhering to healthy, phase 1 dieting, revolving mostly around fruits, veggies and nuts. (Don't get me wrong - I love meat. It is just hard to come by clean sources of grass-fed animal protein these days, and when you do, it can get expensive...) I loaded up on berries, nuts, spinach, tomatoes, avocados, and a variety of other fruits and veggies, selecting each for their nutritional benefits.
In my last blog, I defined “conventional wisdom” and its opposite of “unconventional wisdom.” By defining the opposite of wisdom, we begin to get a picture of either ignorance on part of prescribing physicians, or worse. I want to believe that all physicians have their patients’ health foremost in their minds, because they should. Questions began to arise when reports of very serious side effects from hormone replacement therapies (HRT) that menopausal women were prescribed.
Breast cancer rates are falling! The reason? Women, not doctors, have stopped listening to conventional wisdom. One website defines conventional wisdom as “ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in the field.” For decades women have been scolded by “experts in the field” for not getting mammograms and for refusing their prescriptive hormone replacement therapies (HRT).