There’s a tendency for our society to flock towards
those who deliver messages with the strongest conviction. Bold claims of value and promises that they will quickly fix all of life’s problems.
“Surely, they must know something that we don’t.”
So we take a closer listen. And when others nod their heads in agreement or an influential figure endorses it, we start to wonder:
“Maybe there’s something to it.”
It’s a tactic all too commonly seen in the diet and nutrition industry, because everyone claims they have the universal solution that will work for everyone. Whether it’s the life-changing miracle diet that eradicates all diseases, or the next fad cleansing detox, there is always someone claiming their anecdotal approach is the absolute key to health.
Therein lies the problem, because there is never a single right answer.
How can that be, when no one person is the same? Ranging from our genetics to all of the external variants that will impact our body’s health, it is never that black and white. That defies logic and common sense.
And typically, the agenda for touting these cure-all approaches is quite simply for profit.
So what are your more sensible options?
Maintaining a balanced variety of delicious real foods over the long-term is the only consensus that nearly every health expert has ever agreed on. Yes, limiting certain foods and emphasizing others is important for a healthy lifestyle. But eating too much of anything isn’t good for you…and neither is eating too little if you’re unaware of critical nutrients that are removed from your diet.
Beyond that, managing your health responsibly with the help of professionals who actually know what they’re doing is…well, responsible. Taking the advice of an online ‘guru’ you found through an online search? Not so much.