Well, part of the problem is that many people have not got the ability to make any sense of it all because they don’t have the skills of logic that allow them to connect the dots. Either they haven’t learned these skills during their life, they cannot be bothered putting the thought into it or they just plain don’t have the intellectual capacity for the job.
These people are the ones that listen to the loudest argument or the most popular broadcaster and just go along with whatever that person says. It is no surprise that they change position now and then because a new idea surfaces that appears to contradict the old one, which is then tossed on the rubbish pile. Unfortunately the loudest arguer and the most popular broadcaster are often in the same intellectual boat as the people they are arguing and broadcasting to and do not, themselves, know which way the wind is really blowing.
Nowhere is this more evident today than the dogmas surrounding our diet and health.
Personally, I can see quite clearly how the ‘dots line up’ regarding our evolution and now, impending demise, through overpopulation and poor choice of nourishment. I’ve had a lifetime of putting up with people imposing ideas and rules that, to me, just don’t add up or are illogical. I’m used to ignoring them and steering my own course. Sometimes when some ‘authority’ or other will not allow me to steer my own course, there is a conflict. Mostly I just stay under the radar and keep a good lookout.
To find out whether you have the skills of logic to sift through the information for yourself I’ve found a little logic puzzle for you to solve. If you can solve it, great! You are likely qualified to work out how to maintain your health in spite of overwhelming advice taking you in the wrong direction. If you cannot solve it then perhaps you are best to choose an advisor and listen to them. If you stay healthy, great! If not, find another advisor.
Good luck! (I am available if you need help.)
Here is the puzzle: