Feed me a fad.
So yesterday, working on a new post, expecting to shelve it till I could polish it for public display, I pressed ‘Publish’ instead of ‘Save Draft’.
I mean it wasn’t even a Monday (my usual posting of new blogs day)
I desperately wanted to yank it back down, because it was not completely ready yet. I had not read it over enough, and had not included references and most importantly, I had not let it settle so I could re read it with a view to make sure it’s tone was right for the piece and to make sure that the context was intact.
It was inspired by a patient I had had, on the back of some fascinating conversations I have had with a Medical Doctor friend of mine around nutritional medicine.
The context it was in was a coming together of many things.
In my very diverse social circle, it includes, amongst other things, friends, one with an profoundly autistic child and one friend with a child who suffers a significantly severe form of Coeliac. I have another friend who was significantly obese, and another with an eating disorder. I have a friend hoping to solve her child behavioural problems with diet, and another who wants to raise her cat and dogs as vegans.
Add to that my patients I come across with the latest Google trends and I am conflicted. I only give advice when asked, and when asked I only give advice that I can back up.
I dislike ANY conversation that is one sided, or unable to be defended with facts, science, actual correlation.
I love exploring new ideas and I love changing my advice to include new science. I am skeptical of anything that I am ‘told’ especially if it is from a viewpoint where there is no conversation.
So, my post yesterday was exploring that, and I was hoping to include stuff I have found about nutritional medicine, and in the context of holistic healthcare.
I have no idea if I hit my mark with my barely born blog post, but it’s out there, and there is no taking it back. At least,I have the comfort of knowing that what I write is honest. No matter what. So I hope it triggers conversation, and I hope it triggers people to look at their healthcare and take responsibility for it and look at the multi factorial causes for illness, upset and imbalance in their lives.
Now I am off to take my glucosamine and slow release paracetamol for my chronic knee pain, before doing my physio. 😉
Stay balanced people, stay skeptically informed and practice conversation.