I hear you about advocating. Just best to drop the information like you did about knowing someone who eliminated this problem by doing X. If they're open, they'll ask questions. And it might take time. I thought the first person who talked to me about this was insane. But the fact that his mother and sister felt so much better after ditching grains really stuck in my head, and made me a little more open the next time I heard about it. I am not the kind of person who changes my mind easily, and I hate flip-flopping back and forth. But I am open to evidence, which I consider slowly and if I change, I don't particularly want to change back again quickly. You have to be patient with people like me. A little positive input now and again without any pressure is what works best.
The book you're reading does sound a little over the top. I'd be a bit skeptical. I somehow sincerely doubt that it's anywhere near that bad. I rather prefer Mark's joyful approach.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford