Stop Being Confused About Health (SBCAH) is about understanding what health is and how to achieve it.
So what is health? Health in a reductionist sense involves quantifiable and measurable elements like proteins, inflammatory markers, fat, and sugar floating in your blood: HbA1c, FBG, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, CRP, homocysteine, DHEA, etc.
Health also involves subjective qualitative components like your mood, digestion, and wellbeing.
A healthy balance of subjective and objective is struck when all the systems in your body, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, neurological, musculoskeletal, genitourinary, immunological, etc., which are in communication with each other, are in sync, achieved through a good diet, proper sleep, exercise, supplementation, hygiene, and emotional balance.
Health lastly results in freedom to live and do without limitations from pain or disease.
Understanding how this works will solve the confusion people have today about what too eat, when, how, why, etc. Unfortunately, search engines do not immediately lead to the right answers. Doctors do not have the right answers; they are not even trained in nutrition. Finding the right answers–complete and holistic answers– take digging through the mind-boggling mishmash of information and likely will take much longer than a five to ten minute google search.
Thankfully, SBCAH is committed to figuring this out and sharing with you relevant, useful, and interesting information along the way. No SBCAH does not have the answers yet; it is still confused, but it aims to not be one day.
I will share articles on the blog on at least a weekly basis (this has been updated January 2017; it is Winter term of my third year of medical school just but I hope to be consistent; if not I will update how often I post again).
SBCAH is on instagram, facebook, and twitter (all @sbcahealth) as well (buttons at the top of page).
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