What is Stop Being Confused About Health About?
Stop Being Confused About Health (sbcahealth) is about discovering the deepest truths about health, beyond the superficial fads, beyond the advertising, and beyond buzzwords that have lost their meaning like organic, and holistic. I love food and I love exercise, but we are living in an age where we have so much information that it’s falling out of our brains.
Who am I?
I’m Avishek Saha and I created this site back in 2014 after my health deteriorated from following very sound dietary advice. I tried intermittent fasting, carbohydrate restriction, raw vegan, raw milk, keto, and other fads and none of them produced anything close to the health I enjoy now eating whatever I want, whenever I want and trusting my body to tell me what it needs.
What’s missing from most dietary philosophies is the bigger picture. The bigger picture is the picture your intuition knows how to construct. Logical ideas and theories cannot construct the big picture as much as they will try.
Thus, my primary interest now is understanding how to view health from an intuitive and holistic perspective. I like energy medicine, chakras, ayurveda, classical and traditional Chinese medicine, and basically anything woo-woo, including astrology and homeopathy. That means I’m a fan of Deepak Chopra and think Sam Harris is wrong.
I have a Bachelor’s of science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in neuroscience from the University of Maryland, but this means almost nothing. I spent much of my spare time studying nutrition and reading science journals outside the classroom. After that I went to a naturopathic medical school, where I became frustrated with the lack of emphasis on treating the root cause of conditions; I felt that what I went there for wasn’t actually there. Unfortuantely, this is a consequence of the capitalistic nature of our society and the fact that modern medicine basically owned by biotech. Trying to be natural is difficult, but it’s the path I choose. I dropped out of the school after almost three years, somewhat painfully at first, but for the best, that I am sure.
Now, I’m on a mission, to connect to nature and discover that which has been suppressed, and unearth the mysteries of health and this universe that aren’t mainstream.
My long term goals are to write more books and eventually create a film on some of these ideas. We’ll see where life takes me! You can connect with me using the social icons at the bottom of this page.
More about me
Favorite food: basically anything with sauce (curries, really good pasta too) or flavored soups with organ meats
Favorite books: Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food; Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (free pdf); The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down; Science and Practice of Strength Training; The Complete Vietnamese Cookbook; Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine; The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge; The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life; The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality.
Favorite movies: The Fighter, Insidious III, hmm, can’t remember honestly.
Favorite shows: Anthony Bourdain’s shows on Netflix, Bizarre Foods, Black Mirror, Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del mal
Where I’d like to travel: Varanasi, India; floating markets of Southeast Asia, southern Mexico to meet some curanderos, and Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria, and many more places.
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None of the information on this site constitutes medical advice. Always consult with a licensed healthcare practitioner for concerns regarding the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Information on this site is for educational purposes only.
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