So I do some work at a yoga studio and some of the teachers were talking after class. It went like this:
A: "I've been doing the Candida diet for a year, and I never cheat, except I for a little ice cream and sometimes some half and half in my coffee, but even that I can't do. I can't digest anything. When I was doing a regime of probiotics and natural supplements I felt a little better."
B: 'So what can you eat?"
A: "I can do greens. No sugar tho. If I have just a piece of fruit I feel awful"
B: "Yea I think I've been having too many carbs lately. I feel off"
C: "Yea I spent thousands seeing different people. I was doing the raw diet for a while, but then my acupuncturist told me I needed warming foods because of my Ayurvedic constitution. And the raw diet just makes so much sense to me, but then someone tells you something else and you're like well I guess that's not right".
There was more I'm sure, but that about sums it up. I didn't even bother chiming in because I've done that before and It just never goes over. But I don't feel bad about it because I have learned to just talk to people about things when the timing is right and they want to hear something new because most of the time it is just people stuck in their ways and lost in what they have been told, and it always ends in disagreement. So why bother. I just wanted to share what I heard because It really bums me out that people aren't feeling good and there isn't much to be done to help them, except themselves, which is something only they can control.
I don't understand that either. They feel bad but they won't change what they're currently doing even though that's the reason of how they're feeling. Idk why some ppl kill for what they believe even if they don't understand it themselves. I always hear what others have to say and make my own conclusions, they may be right or wrong, but it's up to ourselves to look into it and seek for truth.
The ayurvedic thing really toots my horn. My girlfriend was getting into that for a while thanks to a 40-something year old overweight natural health center director that she was friends with, always talking about kapha and pitta and whatnot.
So I would offer her a salad or fruit and she would say "I need warming food" etc. So she would make lentils or something. I had to bite my tongue not to point out that a philosophy that encourages eating lots of GHEE and meat and boiled foods is not a philosophy that makes any sense whatsoever to someone trying to be healthy. Why follow only some of the advice of an obviously flawed system? She knew meat and ghee were unhealthy; why should she still have faith in the rest of the ayurvedic diet guidelines?
Actually, there was a series of blog posts by a member on here about the differences between the ayurvedic diet and the yogic diet. I don't remember who wrote it though, but it was talking about these very issues.
Yea that's a good point. When we notice something is flawed why continue to adhere to other parts of it. And also deem some information as 'right' or absolute if you have not experimented with it yourself, and if you have and don't feel good, then it's time to try something new.
I usually don't say anything, unless I am uanble to control myself around other stupidity. If I can walk away I do though. =)
Yea definitely the way to go! If people seek your help than by all means, but otherwise its just a waste of breath. They gotta come to it on their own.
So was I haha I thought I knew my health stuff so well and boy did I not. And yea I'm 18 so I'm glad to have gotten things going early in life too. I can't wait to be able to say that I've been doing this for five years, and then even more. Right now I'm still a newbie so I'm in that 'I feel way better but I'm still waiting for my body to get to its ultimate fitnness' stage. But I've got patience and energy to make it happen :)