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May 14, 2019 12:16:51

Health advice

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 174🔥 | 174💌

Keni

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Everyone is a health guru nowadays. 
People are dispensing advice like tic-tac.

I have a hard time listening to my doctors - the one with a medical degree and training leave alone a doctor wannabe.

So when a random stranger tries to tell me how to eat and treat my diabetes, I have a few choice words running in my head. Unfortunately - I see no point in telling these individuals what I am thinking so they continue to provide me with more servings of unsolicited advice. 

There are 2 sources I use for health advice. People that have similar health conditions who share their experience. and people in research. 

For both cases, I will do more research before I accept what they are telling me. First I always check the reputation of the person, then I look at how they handle new research and how they preach about what they believe. I stay away from 'I am deBomb' personality types immediately.  

I spend time looking at research and following people that look into things like nutrition and alternative medicine. 

Too many people are self-declared experts nowadays and the healthcare field is a lucrative business. 

Unfortunately, I appear to be an ideal target.  

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    @keni I'm thinking of a future post....Pay attention to the right people. Doctors are supposed to be the experts but are they really? On more than one occasion I've asked doctors questions and the answer was, "You can google it." Seriously. If your doctor is overweight or obese, what could he/she possibly give you of value when it comes to losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight? When it comes to health and the really important things in life, you have to take matters in your own hands, get educated, and listen to credible people whom you trust.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 14, 2019 13:05:48
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      @brandonwilson - Yup. With the overwhelming data available to anyone around health, curating the one to trust is becoming hard but very essential.
      Look forward to the future post.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 20, 2019 14:37:54
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