It never hurts to ask, and it might hurt if you don’t. The only way you can have robust, optimal health is if you’re acting on accurate information. And the only way to know if you are in possession of correct information is to question it, according to Don Bennett, author of The Raw Food Diet and Other Healthy Habits: Your Questions Answered. You can pose your health-related questions to a wide variety of health educators, and, unfortunately, you’ll get a wide variety of answers, and inconsistent answers are obviously not in your best interest.
So how do you separate answers based on reality from those based on personal preferences, preconceived notions, individual biases, rigid philosophies, and miseducation … not to mention the answers that benefit those driven by profit motives? Ask the magic question, “What are you basing that on?” If the answer you get appears to be well thought out and is explained so that you can understand it, then you may have found some correct information that you can use to your benefit.
But don’t stop there. If you get an answer to your question that you think has some validity, take the opportunity to ask why you got contradictory answers from someone else. Doing so will help you get a thorough understanding of the issue.
Now more so than ever, there are a lot of health educators out there, and most are very well-meaning and well-intentioned, but nevertheless, some of them have received some miseducation unbeknownst to them. It goes without saying that if you follow that educator 100 percent, you may be acting on some misinformation. Since this could affect your health outcome decades from now, it is imperative that you’re armed with correct information.
Don’s research over the past 30-plus years has always been with the goal to unearth the truth (though the heavens may fall), and to share what he’s learned with others for their consideration and benefit. The Raw Food Diet and Other Healthy Habits: Your Questions Answered contains more than 200 thoughtful questions from people just like you … people wanting correct health information. The answers come from a mind geared toward independent and unbiased thinking, hallmarks of any good truth seeker.
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