I believe in natural health, not in natural medicine. At any instant in evolutionary time, an organism is partially optimized to thrive in a certain milieu. Changes to that milieu can be very detrimental to the organism. Thus, the burden of proof falls on he who proposes that a change to the milieu is not detrimental, e.g. smoking cigarettes, eating cheesecake, drinking aspartame and sitting in a cushioned chair all day. This is not to be confused with the Naturalistic Fallacy. Not everything natural is healthy, and cures for diseases or trauma can only be expected to occur in nature under extremely unlikely circumstances. Likewise, one should be wary of any practitioner who pretends to know with certainly the diets of those who died 100,000 years hence.This should not be construed as medical advice. As always, consult a physician before reading anything.
A Synthesis of My Thoughts on Human Health and Alternative Medicine
I have been a whimsical child, and I have been an ardent Skeptic. I have read about every diet from Ornish to Paleo to the Blood Type Diet. I know Chiropractors and Naturopaths, and I make my living researching with Neurosurgeons. The only statement I feel comfortable saying to them all as it pertains to my position on health is this: