Medical Practitioner. Really.

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I like to keep up with what's going on with the four hour body community.

There's always lots of new experiences to learn from and information to share.

It's a very pleasent and heartening experience to see how everyone's getting fantastic results taking responsibility of their own lives while learning more about themselves.

Then, you have the clowns.

There are the harmless clowns. These are fine, as they serve to remind you of the diversity of thought while providing you with some entertainment.

But then, you have the wannabe clowns. These clowns spread misinformation while pretending to be experts.

If you've been following me, you'd know that I always put in the extra effort to make sure that the information I give out is accurate, given the right perspective and made understandable to the average person.

I also stress the fact that I'm not a certified expert. I don't practice medicine. I'm not a certified nutritionist. Yes, I do take pride in the fact that I'm knowledgable, I'm a quick study and I've got quite a bit of experience but still, at best, I'm what a friend of mine recently called a 'Very Savvy Consumer'.

So, it pains me when I see people who claim to be 'experts' by giving themselves a label like 'Medical Practitioner'.

The issue with the internet is that in many cases, it's very hard to verify claims like these. So, I often put my attention on their work to gauge their motivation and level of competence.

My issue is with those who gives themselves such labels and are spouting loads of rubbish, backed up by inaccurate comparisons.

It screams unprofessionalism, a gross lack of understanding and stinks of irresponsibility.

This, combined with an experience where a doctor misdiagnosed me as having 'Tonsilitis' when I actually had a potentially fatal 'Meningitis' makes me wonder about the current state of the medical profession as a whole. As a result of this misdiagnosis, I nearly became a vegetable. Thank god my mom felt that there was something wrong and brought me to another doctor.

There's a lot of responsibility involved when one spreads information. Even more so when you have readers who trust you and make decisions based on what you're putting out for everybody to see.

However, due to the open nature of the internet, no one can really stop such things from happening.

At the end of the day, it's up to us to improve our knowledge and understanding of the subject, so that we can not only make better decisions, but it also allows us to tell apart real information from useless fluff.

"A smart person will only believe half of what he hears … a streetwise person already knows which half."

Not sure who came up with that, but it sure makes sense.

What's the point of this post? Don't know really. Think I just needed to let off some steam accumulated from reading too much rubbish I guess.

Anyway.

A shoutout to all who have been supporting Four Hour Body Supplies – Thanks!

Tonsilitis – Infection of the tonsiles
Meningitis – Infection of the meninges, protective membranes around the brain and spinal cord. Guess which is more dangerous?

 

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