In many of my recent articles, I have been telling you about a lot of stupid things I have done over the years in regards to my health.
Today will be the last of the stupid things unless I remember something else later down the road.
Most all of my “stupid things” have followed a common theme, they are all about following medical advice that has been prevalent during my lifetime. This advice has also been widely accepted.
And today’s stupid thing is…
Following the advice of medical professionals. It’s really hard to say this because doctors and other medical professionals are people that we trust with our health. However, what I have learned in recent years is that much of what these doctors tell us is simply incorrect.
I have heard a lot of people say that doctors intentionally mislead us because they will make more money that way. For me, I don’t believe that. I think the doctors have good intentions, they are simply following the advice that they have been taught, and read in medical journals and other such publications. Perhaps there are some people with poor intentions who do things like this intentionally, but I would believe that such people are very few and far between.
Either way, though, this poor advice has heard and even killed many people. Diabetes, heart disease, and obesity are all killers. The medical advice over the last 50 to 70 years, though, has not only not helped, it has actually hurt millions of people, including myself. Some doctors today are pioneers in the low-carb movement, and it seems that more and more doctors are jumping on the bandwagon. To me, that is good.
There are other kinds of diets that have helped other people, so I can’t say that low-carb is the only way to go. What I do know is that it is the only thing that has ever worked for me, and that seems to be the case with millions of other people as well.
So, this will be a short article, but blindly following medical advice from doctors and others is not necessarily a good thing. Don’t just do what you are told. Be the captain of your own health team. When people on your team tell you to do certain things, do some research. Find out if that thing is working for other people because most of what we have been told in the areas of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity has just been incorrect. If I had only known what I know now earlier in my life, my life would have been very different.
You can listen to your doctor, but go check out another doctor as well, Dr. Google works for me. I bet he will work for you too. Best thing is, he is also free.