How To Choose The ‘Healthiest’ Option
In todays society we are constantly bombarded with the ‘latest research’ and the ‘right way’ to do things when it comes to looking after our body. But how much truth is there really behind all of this? And should you just jump on board the newest craze?
As useful as scientific validation is, it should NOT be used on its own to give us the full understanding of the story (just remember that at one time, scientific evidence showed that smoking didn’t cause lung cancer). If you are hoping to find an answer that works for you, your personal values and beliefs need to be addressed so that it fits into your life consistently.
I believe the only way to decipher all of the information is to look at as many sources as possible (at least 10) and use all that information to decide if it something that you think is worth a try. With the technological resources we have today, information is easily shared and passed on, so it’s a good place to start.
For example, if you want more information on the Paleo diet, I would first do a Google search for a pro-Paleo diet, followed by anti-Paleo, diet to see both sides of the discussion. If possible call an expert in that field (dietician) and ask their opinion on the matter. And lastly (always lastly) ask some friends or family members who have tried the diet themselves.
Try to keep an open mind to new and exciting solutions or ideas to help improve your health. The old cliché, health is a journey, not a destination, definitely holds true. And most importantly – remember, after consultation with a health practitioner, do what feels right for you!