Not too long ago, a friend of mine suggested that I acquire some sort of health and/or fitness certification in order to instill more trust upon my visitors here at The Health Realist.
Well, as much as I appreciated his good intentions, I explained to him that pursuing such an endeavor just wouldn’t be worthwhile.
First of all, I don’t expect health and fitness related work to be a major source of income for me. This is just a blog that earns me some extra money every time I sell a Squatty Potty or Convict Conditioning book. It’s not a full-time job, and I’ve never expected it to be.
More to the point, though, I want this blog to appeal to intelligent people who can think critically enough to understand that an idea shouldn’t be accepted or dismissed based upon the authority and/or popularity (or lack thereof) of the person expressing it.
Truth is not based upon Popularity or Authority
The truth is simply based upon what is true, regardless of who is making the claim.
I am not implying that a professional who’s put tons of time and effort into learning about a certain topic shouldn’t initially garner more trust than the average Joe.
But to dismiss someone’s knowledge on a subject simply because he doesn’t have a piece of paper with his name on it is not the rational approach to take.
All I ask is that you keep this in mind as you read the following 3 reasons why you should be open to my advice here at The Health Realist:
1.) I Get Results
This is undoubtedly the most important factor as to whether or not anyone who makes any claim should be taken seriously.
There is no greater evidence than results, whether through your own or witnessing those of someone else.
I have provided photographic evidence that it’s possible to get ripped on calisthenics alone, keep your teeth bright white without hardly spending any money, and maintain clean, healthy hair without ever using shampoo.
An intelligent person who’s interested in any of these topics will likely do at least one of the following three things:
- Trust what I say to be true
- Try the methods themselves to see if they work
- Look more into what other sources have said regarding the effectiveness of my methods (see next point)
2.) My Claims are Backed Up by Legitimate Sources
When it comes to health issues, it can be very difficult figuring out who and who not to believe. Here are a few important things one should always look for in his search for truth:
- Scientific Evidence
- Personal Experience
- Other Testimonies
Let’s applies these to pornography, for example.
I don’t expect someone new to the idea that it has debilitating effects upon the brain to blindly accept it. But if he’s smart, he might click on the nearby scientific link I’ve provided and dig deeper into the issue.
Or, he can just try going without porn for a couple weeks and experience the health benefits himself.
He could also read the hundreds of personal testimonies from men who gave up pornography.
All of my articles are loaded with legitimate, helpful resources such as these.
3.) I don’t Write about anything I don’t Know about
The third and final point I’d like to make emphasizes that I’m coming from a position of integrity.
If I’m not absolutely certain of what to make of a controversial health claim, I won’t write about it. Some of the most popular health topics I won’t cover pertain to:
- Microwave/Wifi Radiation
- Fad Diets
- Toxins in Non-Stick Cookware
- Fluoride in Water
A lot of health bloggers seem to swear by how GMO’s are killing people, how great the paleo diet is, or how vaccines are causing autism.
But do they really know if any of these claims are true, especially considering there are so many “professionals” claiming otherwise?
Well, someone’s gotta be right, but I’m only here to tell you about the thing I know to be true.
Conclusion: Yes, You Should Trust Me
The fact is, either the argument is good or the argument is bad.
I may not be a scientist or health professional, but I can still use philosophical deductions to formulate arguments and conclusions.
If what I say is consistent with the principles of sound logic, verifiable evidence and/or legitimate outside sources, then that should be plenty reason to absorb the knowledge I share here and hopefully improve your health accordingly.