Matisse wrote: circular wrote:
That pretty much sums up my conclusions after 5-10 years of this (I've lost track!). I admire others for their certainty on many interventions, but all I come up with is contradictory material any way I look at something.
Today I was reading about how to avoid confirmation bias. It focused on how critical it is to actively pursue many questions that you know could lead to a conclusion opposite of the way you're thinking about something. Honestly, we'd all need at least 100 hour days with nothing else to do to accomplish it.
But I'm pretty comfortable saying that sugar and processed foods are bad while exercise, meditation of some sort, sleep and being outdoors are good
When you said you "admire others for their certainty on interventions".....I feel exactly the same way. I rarely see any direct cause and effect with various things I try, and I always wonder how others see things so clearly and I don't. What you said just spoke to me.
I will say that I think the cause and effect may have more to do with applying diverse approaches and finding the right combination
for one's own self that leads to an increase in wellbeing and cognitive clarity. I embrace the notion that we need to come at our cognitive and overall health from many directions, while also realizing that if this approach works, it can become harder to know, in a given unique individual, which specific interventions are moving the dial(s) the most.
I can also say that in many of us who've had CFS/ME aka CIRS aka MCAS aka [insert phrase of the day] will often not get better
with a non-processed food diet (even ketogenic), exercise, meditation of some sort, sleep and being outdoors. In fact excercise can make many feel much worse. I climbed out of that CFS/ME space (I periodically relapse but not as bad and not in a chronic way) by applying a lot of interventions with uncertain therapeutic value from the standpoint of evidence-based medicine, and I'll never really know which ones played a role and how much. That's partly because I'd change so much at one time.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.