As a follow up to the popularity of a previous post called Disagreeing about Health Care, I suggest a discussion on “What Creates Change”. (Thank you, Klara, for the wording).
With the idea that it is easier to change oneself than others and with the assumption that those commenting on this post would like to use what tools one can to improve health:
- How can I go about changing my own habits? (food, sleep, mental health, exercise, sunshine)
- How can I keep up with health information with my limited time?
Here’s an example of how one might assume that eating a lot of fruit is a healthy route, but Dr. Mercola suggests otherwise: Why Large Amounts of Fruit May Not Be Healthy
In addition, one might get the idea that a vegan diet is the ideal, but I would argue otherwise. For one, there is the Vitamin B12 problem brought up in the past post. Also, if one is eating white flour products as part of your vegan diet, which convert in the body to sugar, I would suggest a piece of wild salmon would be a better choice. If you are committed to eating vegan, as my good friend Debbie is, I would suggest you do as much research and monitoring of your health as she does! Whether you lean toward a vegan diet, a whole foods diet that includes some animal products or a macrobiotic diet (could include some animal products depending on your condition and constitution–thank you, Klara, for the words), I do hope we can work together to find healthy choices.
At some point, I should do a post on Dr. Weston Price.
A follow up post might be: How does one effect change in one’s family or community?