THERE IS SO much health advice for women in the public domain, that it’s hard to blame those who simply choose to ignore it. It seems as if every week, there is a fresh piece of health guidance that contradicts the one that came before it. Sometimes the ‘advice’ is given in an alarmist way, sometimes it’s misleading and sometimes it’s based on poor science. Sometimes it’s simply untrue, but sometimes it’s actually good advice, so how do you know what to follow? I’ve seen websites that offer conflicting pieces of advice on the same page!
The result of this is that people become confused! Who wouldn’t? How can you find the truth when there is so much conflicting and confusing advice around? Is a glass of wine good for you or bad for you? Should you eat low-carb or low-fat? How much water should you drink every day? It’s no surprise that many women reach a point where they’re never sure what to believe about how best to take care of their health, or find themselves in a constant cycle of taking pills, following fad diets or trying to treat symptoms rather than causes.
I’m all about self-help and taking charge of your own health. But it can be harmful if you follow incorrect advice on the internet and don’t know what’s beneficial and what’s not. The best option is to find and incorporate into your life a functional, integrative physician to advise you on your own unique situation so you’ll be able to make the most optimal decisions for your health.
The majority of women may not be able to find functional integrative doctors near where they live, and as a doctor, I know it’s impossible to control all the good and bad information available on the internet and elsewhere. I’m throwing my advice into the mix in an effort to become one viable source of information for those who don’t have a functional integrative medical physician at their beck and call. Over a long career, I’ve spent years trying to figure out what information can be trusted and what can’t. Now I’m at a point where it’s clear my advice is truly needed to help women make healthy and wise choices.
It’s my goal through books and blogging to help you, the patient, to work out how to stay healthy. That involves cutting through all the bad, poorly researched information and picking out evidence-based research and offering functional medical advice. Then, you’ll have at least one source of information that you can truly trust.