a reply to: AlexandrosTheGreat
We do need doctors. I go to a doctor when I need one and will advise others to go if they need one. Moderation in diet is important, and also
identifying things you are allergic to and are metabolically intolerant to is important to keep healthy. One mans poison is another mans medicine. It
takes time to figure out this stuff, a doctor does not have time to work with you, they usually have a half hour or less.
Blood tests cannot always show what is wrong with a person, the body will try to maintain proper levels in the blood even though at the cellular level
or in the organs there can be a deficiency. People need to actually keep a food journal and actually not cheat on it and pay attention to how they
feel up to eight hours after eating. Sometimes they blame their supper for a problem when it was the lunch that caused the problem, it takes time for
things to cause problems some times. That is why it is hard for agencies like the FDA to find the true cause of food poisoning, some food poisoning
takes over a day to show symptoms, people tend to blame it on what they ate four to six hours earlier or what they just ate.
Then there is a problem with society, people discovered they could cook some foods and not get sick so they incorporated them into the diet. Then
parents never told their kids that they have to cook green beans because they can cause you harm, a few generations down people are eating them raw
and barely cooked, society has taken the stance that raw is better when in fact it is not. The problem is that people believe they know better and
did not listen to their parents. A carrot is much better for you when it is cooked than raw but at least it is not a mild poison like a green bean is
when raw. You can eat a green bean or two raw, they will usually not hurt people, but my own kids will eat them raw and think they are safe. I had
to show them evidence to convince them that what my dad told me when I was a kid was true...back fifty years ago. But my dad did not know why the
green beans were bad, he just was told by his parents not to eat them raw. I will still eat one from the garden, but my kids would eat ten or more,
that is way too much.
I try to give examples, the example is to try to tell people to pay attention and to actually check if they are making mistakes that can cause ill
health. People also need to learn to properly process dried beans to make them non-toxic, there are special ways to prepare them to make them safe.
A slow cooker can actually make those dried soaked beans more dangerous if they are not brought up to a boil for like twenty minutes or more, I
usually try to boil them for about an hour first, then reduce them to just simmer. But people believe that what they think they know is right, that
is why we need doctors and hospitals and medicines so much nowadays. A person with a degree in nutrition might not even know this kind of stuff.
Lectins can agglutinate the blood and cause all sorts of chronic problems which takes years to show up some times. Our body can usually take care of
an occasional small problem, but not if the problem is from long term poisoning.
This problem is complicated and doctors are not trained to advise people how to eat and prepare foods. Chefs do know how to prepare foods, but these
days the Chefs are bypassing some of this stuff to supply what their customers like. So delusion is running our society, plant defense system
chemicals can make people not think correctly sometimes too.
I really should make a list of foods and the properties they have that adjust our perception and ability to think as well as health effects and
problems that they can cause. But doing it without causing fear in people is hard, I am not that good at keeping things so people can just learn and
prepare things right. The thing is that some foods act as medicines to treat problems when eaten raw, they are a medicine. But if you do not have
the problem they can be toxic if you eat too much or if the opposite symptoms are occurring.
Nice chatting with you, I think I overdid it again.