Thursday, August 29, 2013


Eggs are good or bad?

Is Mediterranean the best diet?

Should I take this new supplement?

We are inundated with health advice every day from well-meaning friends and family to media “experts.” One day something is good for us, the next day it isn’t. It’s enough to drive you crazy.

This barrage of health & wellness advice will never stop, but there is one thing you can do to cut through the noise. Align yourself with an expert such as a doctor and then filter new information through their ideology.

Pick someone who you fundamentally agree with, look up to, respect. Then whenever you get the latest and greatest information, ask yourself, “What Would X Do?

My mentor is Dr. John McDougall. He is a well-respected, longstanding general physician who believes in and practices medicine through diet & lifestyle changes, turning to medication and surgeries as a last result. I believe and trust his approach to health & wellness. I have read many of his books, have seen him lecture and have even had one-on-one consultations with him. I admire and respect him, so whenever something new hits the presses, I ask myself, “What Would McDougall Do?

Luckily for me, McDougall is a rather outspoken health & wellness proponent and has commented on just about everything you can think of and continues to do so.  So, I never have to wonder long about a topic.

Next time you’re confused about the latest and greatest health advice, ask yourself, WWXD?

Keep it Healthy!

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