Do sites like PaleoHacks, as useful as they are, perpetuate or exacerbate hypochondria?
I'm not suggesting for a second that people here are hypochondriacs but personally I find myself spending a good portion of my day trawling through articles on here and other places about health because I'm so damn sure something's wrong with me, but how do we really know how close to good health we are or whether the way we feel is normal or taken out of context of how we believe we should feel? It seems impossible to tweak supplements or diets to perfection and often times our attempts to do so are possibly self sabotaging, at least in my case. I can't shake the idea that something is wrong with me and one particular tweak will change everything and I'm being god damn cheated by this medical problem and I don't want to limp through life never discovering how to fix it.
At what point does the curve of good health begin to dip down again through obsession or over analysis? Or restrictions in diet? Would my time be better spent relaxing than trying to figure out exactly why my skin is dull or the circles under my eyes exist? Might they lessen if I disregarded them? Or is there some personal panacea I've yet to stumble upon? Have I not given the diet long enough? Am I not strict enough? Am I too strict? Am I asking too many questions? Am I afraid of living and so delve into articles all day to avoid the real world where things go wrong and people get hurt? Do I think about things too much?
Paleo was a big breakthrough for me (coupled with the oil cleansing method and no poo etc) but sometimes I feel that if my mind and body were perfect and there was no room for self improvement or analysis I'd almost have nothing to fill my days with