Are there some health related things that you know are true (at least for you) but for which there is no scientific basis? This could be something that affects your health positively or negatively. Let me get this out of the way: we know that correlation does not equal causation (yada yada) but go ahead and tell us about it anyway.
For example, I know that I sleep worst on full moons. I don't have an almanac at my house and don't keep track of the phases of the moon, however, like clockwork, I will have really bad sleep the few days around and on the full moon. It has happened too many times for me to ignore.
I KNOW my child and I ARE gluten intolerent, despite what the medical "tests" may or may not say if we decide to have them. My partner can tell if my littlun has been contaminated with gluten as soon as he sees her. We both experience ridiculous bloating, dark cirlces under our eyes, digestive problems, but it's all my head right? Isn't this a fad diet?
Mood and attitude has at least as much to do with overall health, if not more, than what you eat and how you exercise.
The "food pyramid" is upside down.
In most cases, taking medicine every day is probably worse for you than not taking it.
The cause of cancer is cellular homeostasis based.......not disease based as is currently believed.
That hormone status is critical to understanding cellular homeostasis
Timing is more critical to eating than substance
That the government actually knows they are harming American health with food policies to support the only industry that we can export with high profits.....grain, wheat, corn, and soybeans
That there is no concept as random chance ever
That life does come down the the Heisenberg uncertainty principle
The guy that's been following me.
Zombies. Specifically, Kung fu Zombies from Outer Space. Aw, heck yeah!
All conspiracy theories.
vinegar helps me with my heartburn, though when I've told doctors this they claim that I am only making it worse by drinking vinegar. My response to them is "if its making it worse then why does it make it go away?"
I think this is more along the lines of doctors doing their "job" and trying to lead people to the pharmacy rather than leading them to a holistic healing center. pppffft! rolls eyes
That peanut butter and oreo cookies really are made by the devil. On a personal note I don't remember the last time I ate either one and have no desire to but I do remember how good they user to be.
That mind-set (optimism, trust, happiness) can give you 15+ year of life-span. Related, that most people basically choose when they want to die, within a wide range.
Can I add something I suspect to be true rather than know?
I suspect that the current fashion for megadosing vitamin D supplements to achieve very high blood vitamin D levels will in the long-term turn out to be unnecessary or even harmful.
Purely a suspicion though.
Edit: Oh I certainly think there are benefits to it, I just wonder if the majority of people would not get the same benefit from 1000-2000 units a day over the long-term. It's the 5000-10000 units a day I wonder about. Humans have not consumed these amount orally before, and the body cannot regulate the intake in the same way skin production is regulated. There have been no long-term studies on high level supplementation.
Currently little of the research on vitamin D looks at the conversion of cholecalciferol (the pro-hormone found in supplements) into the active form (calcitriol). Levels of calcitriol are rarely measured even though this is the active form of vitamin D.
Also the gene for the vitamin D receptor comes in several different types. So the vitamin D receptors in the cells of some people are more sensitive to the effects of vitmain D than in others.
I tend to think about the things we might not know about yet.
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