Doctors, Dietitians, and Other Professionals Know Very Little.

in informationwar •  10 months ago 

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I feel a charge in the air.

Change is on the horizon.

Something in me snapped about a month ago. I was tired of grinding out life sitting atop this mesh throne; trying to ignore my shoulder pain and crank out a product for Steem.

As someone who only works 20 hours a week, I find myself with a lot of free time. However, most of that free time gets burned by the incessant mind numbing physiological and physical pain I experience on a daily basis. It usually isn't much, but it's just enough to drastically lower my productivity.

So I started a new diet.

At first, the diet was simple: only eat when you are hungry. Stop eating when you aren't hungry anymore. Unit bias can play a lot of tricks on the mind. As someone who values efficiency and frugality, it's very hard to just leave a few bites of food on my plate when I could just as well eat it.

However, I've noticed that over the years I've lost pretty much all of my self-control and discipline. Where did it all go? I had so much at one point. Sapped away by a lifetime of depression fed by living in scarcity, no doubt. Watching as our amazing society makes incredible technological advances while the working man continues to slave away for less money after every year that ticks by.

In any case, I had such a visible benefit to changing my diet in such a short amount of time that I decided to take it even more seriously. I continue to cut out as much processed food from my intake as possible, in addition to adding more vegetables and lean meats.

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Get to the point.

I've done a lot of research over the last month about diet, exercise, and most importantly: physical therapy for my shoulder injury. The one constant in all my research (not just limited to those topics) is that even experts on the topic get it wrong all the time.

When I started watching YouTube videos targeting the subject, I essentially learned that everything I was being told about my injury and how to fix it 10 years ago was wrong (or at least partially so). Now the exercises I've been doing have stopped my injury from sounding like a nutcracker every time I try to work on it. I've made a lot of progress but I might not even be to the halfway point yet. Only time will tell.

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More misinformation

Well! With a name like Miss Information she must know something!


How many of us have heard that you have to cut 3500 calories to lose a pound of fat?

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Yeah well, that's not true, not by a long shot. And by no means do I agree with the article I just linked that "proves" this. There are so many variables at play and the 'experts' try to narrow it down to a single attribute.

I've lost 30 pounds in 5 weeks. If we were to go by the whole 3500 calories rule that's a 105,000 calorie deficit in 35 days. That's a 3000 calorie deficit a day. I've almost lost a whole pound every single day of the month. Show those numbers to a doctor and they're going to be like:

Holy shit that is really unhealthy, you need to calm the F down.

This is false. It's literally all untrue. First of all, we don't know how much of that weight was fat. It could have been water. I also could have lost a little muscle (although I doubt it because of the exercise involved).

For the vast majority of my life my normal weight was 180-200, so it makes sense that it would be insanely easy for me to drop 30 pounds off of a frame that was never meant to support it in the first place. Now that I'm back to 200, things will probably calm down a bit. We'll see.

In addition, I can guarantee that my body had some insane hormone imbalances. The drastic changes I've made to my diet and exercise regimen clearly had my testosterone levels (and who knows what else) bouncing all over the place.

It's actually pretty weird how in tune I am with my body these days. I know when I'm losing weight. I know when I'm gaining weight. When I feel fatigued it's because I didn't eat enough protein. When I have cravings to eat right after eating I know that my body wants fat.

The point is that there are certain things about your existence that you are the expert on. No one can know these things better than you. We should start listening to ourselves more often rather than try to parse the opinions of the 'experts'. To be fair, one needs a wide variety of knowledge before they can establish a solid baseline for such things.

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This applies to everything.

Misinformation is everywhere. We should constantly be reminding ourselves that there is financial incentive to keep the world in the dark ages. However, those days are slowly coming to an end. These top heavy power structures that control everything are about to implode, and I hope that we all can ride that tidal wave of destruction and rebirth without wiping out in the waters of debt and wage slavery.

Stay Frosty

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The issue with doctors and dietitians experts is that most of them learned the knowledge decades ago and they don't adapt with the time, science and studies have evolved much the past couple of decades... most of the new generation knows a lot more than them, not all but most.

For example, anti inflamatories are one of the worst things you can give someone with a normal injury, inflammation is good it increases nutrients, hormones, etc... to the injury, decreasing it will only screw up your body's healing. I torn my meniscus some years ago and my father (a doctor) wanted to give me anti inflammatory drugs to decrease the inflammation, I was studying veterinary at the time and my brother is a doctor and we both agreed that using anti inflammatories would only screw up my healing, especially since I was on holidays and had no outside stress factors therefor no reason for the healing to be screwed by outside stress factors... Skip forward some years and my meniscus is back to full strength, I'm able to squat like a boss! Meanwhile my father who had a similar injury when he was my age has been struggling with it for decades...

Same thing with diets and fat... People normally cut out fats when they are dieting, this is one of the worst mistakes you can do because your hormones go out of balance, your body needs fats to produce hormones (even the hormones responsible for fat shedding). And people blame high cholesterol on eating cholesterol, which is false, high cholesterol is actually caused by eating large amounts of saturated fats, because saturated fats increase your bad cholesterol and reduce the good cholesterol...

The best thing you can do is be smart enough and well knowledge enough to go through the internet and such for what to do... yes, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet, but there are also thousands of studies on pubmed, thousands of youtube videos that can teach you a lot if you are smart enough to distinguish between the bad ones and the good ones...

great article dude and i know more than most doctors for clogged arteries or candida or breast and prostate cancer
they are a bunch of quacks
hope all is well my friend

So, how is this a steemleo post?

Because I tagged it with #steemleo

Seriously though literally any piece of information could interpreted as investment advice. There is misinformation everywhere (investment advice). Investing in your own health is a top form of investment. There's a financial collapse coming (investment advice). How is it not a #steemleo post?

Also I'm a steemleo whale and I use the tag to distribute coins to commenters. Doesn't really matter what the topic is. If people want to flag me they certainly can (and do) but there hasn't been nearly enough pressure to get me to stop using the tag for literally everything at this point. I admit it used to bother me. No longer.

Being in tune with yourself helps in so many ways, not just exercise and diet.
I know I am always trying to pay attention, but sometimes my lesson only comes in hindsight, as I realize I over think my initial instinct, and end up ignoring it. But I guess that's just learning the hard way.
Good luck in building up your health again! Hopefully we won't need to live off so little for much longer, one SMT and resource credits are a thing. Or so I hope from what i have been reading.

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