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  1. Megala says

    I feel we have to learn to listen to our body or inner voice, rather than trusting professionals, or corporate companies. We have been gradually losing all those abilities which our grand parents mastered by default.

    • LauraJ says

      That’s true. I just think the industry of health is so oversaturated now. There’s countless advice out there which doesn’t all match, and it’s making people obsess. Some people probably don’t know how to listen to their own bodies anymore.
      Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts 🙂

  2. Jyo says

    Wellness is prized these days. We want to balance our work and life, ensuring a healthy lifestyle. Positivity is considered a virtue.
    With the rise in nutritionism and slavishly following the latest so-called eating trends, we are becoming increasingly miserable and forgetting that food is something to be enjoyed…m I right

    • LauraJ says

      It’s crazy because people are aiming for healthy lifestyles, and yet by statistics, we are becoming unhealthier. I think people are putting strict restrictions on themselves which they can’t maintain, and then eating lots of ‘junk’ to compensate. Then they feel guilty and the restrictions start again. It’s like there is no balance at all. x

  3. vividual says

    The problem is that there are so many ‘professionals’ out there, so many diet trends emerging and so many people that follow it without questioning the personal feasibility. We believe that we can all be the same if we just follow the same diet and healthy lifestyle and the market uses this to make it a luxury product. The biggest risk is that brands can convince us that a product is useful and good for your health by making it expensive. A new product has been discovered and without waiting for studies to be made everyone believes it’s beneficial for our health.
    Thank you for writing this Laura. We should all think about this topic and find the best way for ourselves.

    • LauraJ says

      Society does really play on the idea of one look being ideal. Every decade, there is a new look to aspire to, and products then target that.
      It’s a shame that there are so many expensive health products out there that don’t deliver. With expensive clothes, you can see the quality for yourself, but it’s harder with supplements etc. And you’re right about the amount of ‘professionals’. It’s like anyone can give advice.
      Thank you for reading! xx

      • vividual says

        At least we can see a small shift towards appreciating difference in the fashion world. It makes me so happy to see that body positivity bloggers are becoming more important. There’s still a lot to do but at least something is happening. We just all have to be careful about whose advice we follow xx

        • LauraJ says

          I think society struggles with balance. We are still a long way from seeing different versions of health. It’s very – big butt from lifting weights or incredibly defined abs due to the strictest diet etc. But like you said though, it’s nice to see something happening. xx

  4. The Life of Jea says

    Some things scare me… My aunt suffers from high blood pressure, but refuses to take medication as it “is dangerous to your wellbeing”. She’s going to a homeopathic… person? I don’t know the accurate names here. But this person will give her tiny white pills to take and this is supposed to help.
    The thing is, they don’t, and everytime she’s been to a real doctor, they still tell her to take medicine for her blood pressure, she on the other hand, doesn’t understand why it’s still high, so she keeps going back to the homeopath to get more tiny pills and not actual medicine.
    The thing that’s scary here is not only that she refuses medicine and goes on with high BP, we have a nasty history of mini strokes, strokes and blood clots on their side of the family. I had a mini stroke a year ago, my mum had 2 heart attacks because of blood clots, their mum has had at least 4 mini strokes and then so many more relatives have had far worse. She doesn’t see the danger since she keep taking the tiny white pills, she will put all her faith in them…

    • LauraJ says

      It’s crazy how people are beginning to mistrust doctors. I understand with certain things, alternative medicine can be great. But when it comes to health issues like high blood pressure, to me it’s a no brainer. I read recently that certain diseases are growing, because people aren’t getting their children vaccinated.
      I only hope that your aunt does decide to take medication at least once – hopefully seeing the difference.

      • The Life of Jea says

        She has refused the medicine for at least 15 or 20 years now. The pills she’s taking are those tiny ones that are considered placebo at best.
        She’s coughing blood at times, and has a spot on her chest x-ray and still won’t go see a doctor!
        Oh, all the measels outbreaks… there have been a few, isolated so far, cases in my area too.
        Certain “eastern medicines” as they call it in Sweden can absolutely help. But when it’s something that can actually deadly, I would do and take anything the doctors told me. There are so many laws and regulations in regards (here, I don’t know about other countries) to medicine that we know that it’s safe.
        I mean, unlike America where doctors can get money to make you take a certain drug…