You're Trying to Give Me Health Advice? Hello!!

United States
April 26, 2013 3:05pm CST
I'm not a spring chicken nor am I a senior citizen. I have no problem, at all, with weight. I'm probably at an ideal weight. I've never had a broken bone, cavity, gum disease, heart disease or anything at all. I take, what I truly believe, are the absolute best vitamin supplements on the planet. I usually eat pretty well and I do get exercise regularly. At least once a month I get a massage. That is one of the best things you can do for your body. O.K., enough about me already. I think you get the point. Here's what puzzles me. With everything I have going for me, from a health standpoint, why in the world would anyone with major health issues try to tell me what I should be doing? It's all I can do to keep from laughing sometimes. Years ago, a man I knew was laid up in a hospital and was telling me about the importance of taking vitamins. He died shortly after that. Years later, a woman I know was trying to tell me of the problems associated with eating wheat. O.K. fine. My system has no problem processing wheat, grains or anything else. Oh, by the way, this woman was extremely overweight and had huge ankles. Talk about an explosion waiting to happen, she looked like she was going to pop anytime. How about you, myLot, do you ever get advice, good or otherwise, from people that you don't really think are qualified to speak in your behalf?
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9 responses
• Serbia
26 Apr 13
Who better to speak about disease than a person who is or has been sick. Personaly i didn't know nothing but the very basics like milk has calcium and is good for you and fruits and vegetables are healthy... I was never sick. Except bad teeth quality which i had from birth. Other than that i never ever got sick. I had diplomas and medals in football, in basketball, in running, always the best in any sport even if it wasnt a sport i particularly liked. When i was 18 i had a huge accident while working delivery, not my fault, but i ended up suffering because of it. I still didnt know anything more about health. When i turned 21 i found out i got 2 STD's. That is where it all began. Now im 23, the STD's are gone and i know A LOT of stuff about health. A Lot... My point is. Before i was 18 and 21 years old i was as healthy and good looking and smart and capable to do anything as they get. Now im not anymore because ive suffered, broken leg and broken toes, and slight brain damage and 2 STD's and a busted knee and you name it. But now i can tell you about health, now i can tell you what's healty and what aint healthy. While i could never do that when i was actually healthy because then i didnt need to learn how to get or stay healthy, because i already was. But still, it's not like i can tell you do this or don't do this and you will be fine. We are all differend and what might work for me might not work for you and vice versa. So apart from some common stuff like stress is bad and EMR is bad and other things like that. Nobody can tell anyone what is right for them. The worst of them are for the most part doctors, those are the guys you really don't wanna listen to if you wanna be healthy...
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@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
26 Apr 13
wow, this is one of the best explanations i've ever read here in mylot... you said it all.
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• United States
26 Apr 13
Experience begets knowledge. People forget this fact most of the time it seems.
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• United States
26 Apr 13
A victim of circumstance is the exception in this case. Whether it was an accident or injury, giving advice on matters is still a good thing. I'm talking about the ones who choose to live a life that is bound to cause serious health issues. Yes, doctors are not the ones to go for advice on health related concerns.
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• United States
13 Sep 18
I don't take a multi-vitamin as that is too concentrated for me and I know this; however the way I manage my health to most people sounds stupid cause they believe it is fad dieting rather than biologically sound . . . Hey if you are healthy and doing well and not on any medications you are doing better than 2/3rds of this planet, medicated for a dozen different reasons.
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• United States
14 Sep 18
Yes, everyone is different sot the best thing to do is to work within your own means. Whatever is right for your own system, within reason of course, is good. As far as it goes for me: Since posting this 5 years ago, I'm still doing great. No meds, no issues, no kidding. The best medication pill for me is the one I don't take.
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• United States
14 Sep 18
@betlynfrnds I truly love your positive exuberance and I do almost completely agree that all people are different, there is one common thing all humans have: blood and one of the four types available and DNA is a great indicator of what to prevent if we know what we have in our past genetic pool . . . love to hear you are med free and healthy, I know there are more of us out there
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• United States
14 Sep 18
@enlightenedpsych2 Yes, thanks, I try to keep things as simple as I can.
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@sunsham68 (1377)
• India
30 Apr 13
Do you take Nutrilite by any chance? Just wondering when you say the best on the planet! About your query, yes actually people who have been there try to advise others not to go the same way, I heard it once said that advice is like rehashing our lives and making sure no one makes the same mistakes we did..take it in a good spirit and do what you can to make their lives better, that's my advice.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
No, I don't take Nutrilite, I take USANA. As long as the advice giver is not coming across as the nasty, grouchy food police, I can get by with taking their ideas into consideration. Some people do mean well, others, however, are very rude in the way they come across. At least that's been my experience.
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@sunsham68 (1377)
• India
30 Apr 13
Yeah, I guess it can be nasty when people throw advice at you that way :)
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• Salzburg, Austria
14 Sep 18
I think, from what you say in your post, those people basically wanted to talk about themselves, not really giving advices. I have also had people telling me what they eat or how to eat, etc. I am a vegetarian and I have a petit complexion, so my family is always concern when I look !"too skinny" for them, although my weight is on the scale of normal. I think people just like to give advices to show they know more or that they are actually concern (in few cases), Nevertheless, I would not take it bad or personal in your case. :)
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• United States
14 Sep 18
That is true. Any more, I just sift through advice that comes my way; taking into consideration what may be of interest.
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@Dominique25 (9472)
• United States
27 Apr 13
Yes I have and just like you feel about those situations I feel about mind. It can be really irritating to have someone tell us something when obviously they aren't listening to their own advice or they didn't in the past. At times we just have to let somethings go in one ear and out the other.
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• United States
27 Apr 13
I'm hearing you, Dominique. Your words are going in my one ear and they are staying there. When the motive behind advice is sincere and caring, then it's all well and good. It's even a kindness. However, when the motive is selfish or when the other person tries to make you feel that you don't really know what is right, then I get ticked. Take your fat ankled self, go collapse on the couch and I'll go to the park and walk 5 miles. That's what I think to myself. I just let you inside of my head.
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@blackrusty (3522)
• Mexico
26 Apr 13
yes it is hard some times to mind our own business I for one had cancer and for the longest time i would tell others don't do this don't do that well now I am 46 have seen the ways that i have taken and I still do things I should not do like smoke and drink I think for the most part it is more about caring for the person then the act it self have a great weekend
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• United States
27 Apr 13
You make a good point. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Hope all is well with you. Have a great weekend yourself.
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@suni51 (3421)
• India
20 May 18
That's how the thing goes in this world. Everyone has something to suggest to you even if they don't follow their own advice or know nothing about that particular topic. We all get them but the wise ones listen from one year and let that out from the other... Cheers.
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• Dallas, Texas
19 May 18
It is possible for a person who suffers from a dreaded illness to give advice, based on the fact that they realize the mistakes of their past that led to an unfortunate state of ill health. I always research my information from Mayo Clinic and many other reliable medical sources before I even bother to give advice. If I get advice from a myLotter, I will thank them and still I will research it fully. No one is perfect. The best intentions of any person still must be met with doing your own research and not take anything said to you about health matters at face value.
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• United States
25 Oct 18
Even as healthy , moreso the last decade and a 1/2, I still need to add more meditation time into my time management schedule. Do you meditate at all @betlynfrnds ?