ask them how much we need. ask them if it should be heme- or non-heme iron. ask them where they get theirs. ask them which has more iron per gram, beef or spinach. ask them if iron "deficiency" is an absorption or a supply problem. etc.
odds are, you are far more well-informed than your questioners, who will quaver under your turned tables... of course, we 811RV'ers never turn the tables on the SAD folks, because that would be rude and we don't want them to feel bad... ; )
of course, you could just say, "why don't you shut up and eat another pizza?!?!?" that would work, too!
I will have to go several doctors in the near future -and as you know Ive been dealing with quite a few the past months- and I guess thats also a motivation to educate myself...
Its just really difficult to turn the tables on the doctors (and the system) '
haha I could maybe just use the pizza phrase on them -might work:D
But actually, the times Im just really sure of myself in a consultation, I get in less trouble. If Im really nervous, then they will focus on that, and be quite aggressive about it.
Look foreward to being all well and having acheived my perfect health -so Im not dependent on doctors opinions to get money for fruit!!
Re: not necessarily to follw it, but to defend your self
When I first went raw, I would defend the raw diet like you are describing. But after some time I got tired of that, and now I just don't bother. I am not interested in converting other people to raw, and I am not interested in defending raw foods. My personal experience tells me that raw foods works well for me, and I feel no need to defend it or my decision to eat raw foods.
Taking iron supplements, which people often do when they've been “diagnosed” by some friend of theirs, can result in heavy metal poisoning. Our bodies regulate iron to the correct level when we eat and live correctly. This is just more of the “more is better” BS that is killing everyone in western society and has now spread to eastern society. As for these empty headed, “well meaning” people, I try my best not to dignify them with an argument. I usually simply respond with; “You know, I've never thought about it that way, maybe you're right.”