You may, or may not have noticed that most of my recent posts on Facebook have highlighted the importance of seeking a QUALIFIED practitioner when dealing with your health. Its hard to ignore the endless posts by so-called "health experts" dishing out misinformed and often dangerous advise, albeit often with good intentions. However, without the appropriate level of education required, or with the limited medical history from the individuals they are targeting, this advise often ends up doing more harm than good. Harm does not just relate to an adverse reaction, in these cases harm extends to the fact that many of these people delay seeking proper expert advise in the hopes that the latest fad diet or magic pill they saw online will give them the quick fix they are after, something I see on a weekly basis. With four (or more) years of study under their belt, a qualified healthcare practitioner is equip with the knowledge and resources needed to analyse and manage each individual case with all its complexities, having access to appropriate testing, and the highest quality treatment options to suit you, whilst always keeping your safety as the highest priority.
So before starting on that new diet because (enter celebrity name here) says it works, or ordering those supplements that offer miracles because your sisters, friends, auntie lost heaps of weight on them (nothing to do with daily exercise and restricted calorie intake hey?) consider first chatting to your local qualified healthcare practitioner, and get the answers and the ongoing results you deserve. B