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Who are your favorite health gurus?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by howirecovered, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. howirecovered

    howirecovered Senior Member

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    If you were to recommend just a couple health gurus / leaders to a friend with chronic fatigue or some other mystery illness, who would you choose?
     
  2. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    None.
    If you advertise yourself as a magical master expert of health over the airwaves, the Internet or radio blab, you are a fraud.

    The basics of health are no veiled secret, and chronic diseases have no magic cure.
     
  3. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    My favorites are Robb Wolf (Paleo Solution podcast), Christopher Kelly/Tommy Wood (Nourish Balance Thrive), and Rhonda Patrick (Found My Fitness...but not really about fitness, she's a scientist). I also love Dominic D'Agostino and Chris Masterjohn (Mastering Nutrition).
     
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    Yoga with Adriene on Youtube.
     
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    I like Paul Jaminet, and Chris Masterjohn
     
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    I always thought Mark Sisson was reasonable, and Matt Stone.
     
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    Jay Goldstein was pretty good, he probably had the best treatment record of CFS patients.
     
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    None. They all have their faults.
    I once completely trusted a famous ME/lyme-doc, he misdiagnosed me and ruined my health even further.
     
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    I like Bulletproof Dave Asprey, he never had ME as such but he experienced a Mold/Lyme/CFS illness that he overcame and I find him very inspiring for his self taught knowledge on biology and his mission to share that knowledge, particularly for those in a position like us. I think a lot of his content is soooo relevant to us with a lot of focus on the Microbiome, Thyroid, Mitochondria, Immunity etc.
     
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    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Suzy Cohen, "America's Pharmacist"
     
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    @Thinktank wrote:I once completely trusted a famous ME/lyme-doc, he misdiagnosed me and ruined my health even further.

    He was not a health guru.
     
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    Suzy Cohen, Chris Masterjohn, Ben Lynch, Andrea Nakayama, Richard Horowitz, and Terry Wahls.
     
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    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    Dr. David Perlmutter.
     
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    howirecovered Senior Member

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    Yeah, i read R Wolf’s book! Thanks will look at the others...
     
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    Does anyone work with and recommend a CFS doctor in the LA area?
     
  16. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Jack Kruse, Ray Peat, Peter @ Hyperlipid, Chris Masterjohn.
     
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    Sherpa Ex-workaholic adrenaline junkie

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    Joe Cohen @ SelfHacked.com
     
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    I find ray peat really interesting, have been trying to take him with a grain of salt, since he makes such strong/broad claims. Danny Roddy is another person in the Peat camp who is competent, nice, and does a good job breaking down peat's work to make it simpler.

    The exchanges between andrew kim (a biochemist who agreed with peat) and the jaminets (the perfect health diet people) have been interesting.

    The real goal I have though is to read the primary sources peat cites, read some albert szent-gyorgyi, and come to my own conclusions. That's a long term goal, though, as right now I read extremely slowly.

    I haven't tried any of the more serious peat suggestions like supplementing thyroid hormone, but he seems to be obviously right about saturated fats, he's not the only one who says that stuff.
     
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    danny's problems weren't mainly cfs, but I do believe that he basically cured his issues--hair loss, libido, some fatigue, stress. He doesn't strike me as a scammer, he gives away a lot of his stuff for free, and when i corresponded with him he always cited articles and didn't take an overly authoritative tone, more just like "here's my thoughts". and the guy looks and seems very, very healthy. He didn't set out to sell shit, so he doesn't have the standard before and after pics, but u can find pics of him from when he was stressed and in a touring band and he looked pretty awful, and now he looks great. Not sure if he had male pattern baldness or just stress-related hair loss, but still.

    Maybe this is superstitious, but I tend to trust people's advice on health more when they seem fairly healthy. Obviously there are some good specialists who have severe health problems themselves, but if someone is giving advice on nutrition, metabolism, etc... I would expect them to be the picture of health. also I look out for people that are selling specific "cures'. what i like about roddy and peat is that most of the stuff they talk about can be got cheaply, or generic. e.g. liver, orange juice, milk, aspirin, even canned oysters (gonna try and get over my disgust with these lol).
     
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