A Personal Opinion; Should we trust the experts?
March 1, 2014 4 Comments
A while back, Husband and I were watching a news show about the cleansing craze. You know the ones I mean, those rituals of limiting yourself to certain foods to help cleanse the toxins in your body. I’ve heard about them a while back, and was told you need to do one before you start any kind of diet. I didn’t know much about them, hence the reason to watch the show.
The main thing that drew me to this program was the fact this cleanse was promoted by Dr. Oz. If you don’t know who he is, you live in a cave. Seriously, go look him up. I’ve always respected this man simply because he seems to truly want to help people become healthier, and as Husband and I are always looking for new ways to improve our health, this cleanse, endorsed by Dr. Oz, was interesting.
Too bad the show proved it didn’t do what he claimed.
This got me to thinking about how much we put our faith, our trust, in people we believe are experts, especially when it comes to our health. I remember years ago, a ‘health guru’ claimed that we had to stop eating all fat; completely eliminate it from our diet and we’d lose weight. Do you know how hard that is? More recently, another so called expert said we needed to stop eating all root vegetables. That it was the starch/carbs from these plants that was contributing to the obesity epidemic. I don’t see that first expert on any of the talk shows anymore, and come on, stop eating all vegetables? When my doctor suggested that I might be carb sensitive, she said to stay away from certain FRUITS!
I found this site. It reflects some of what I’ve come to believe.
What about you? Do you believe what these experts say or do you take it with a grain of salt?