There's such a lot there ...In regard to feed back i really want to know what you guys think about all the thoughts i have.
I'll take one comment and say how it struck me:
If you really do ... well, you shouldn't. It's not your fault. Arguably, it is the fault of mainstream health education, medicine, etc. For the most part, that's simply because the answers were there and no one thought enough, researched enough -- did the work -- that would have told them that their "health education" advice was part of the problem. The answers were out there; the ethnographic data pointed in a different way; earlier responses pointed in a different way; but people didn't know, because they didn't look closely enoigh and broadly enough. They were lazy.I feel guilty inside when i think about how a 10 year old child is diagnosed with diabetes. Surely it's impossible for them to understand how this has happened, and when they find out I'm sure they will be frustrated at the world.
Some are more culpable than that, of course -- the pharmaceutical companies that chose to pretend that their products were the answer when they must have realized that really they weren't.
But in any case, it's not your fault.
Is our age uniquely awful in terms of rates of sickness and early death anyway? No. A couple of hundred years ago you might have been lucky to make it out of infancy. In the tenth century even a king could probably expect to expire around fifty.
That doesn't mean you should stop trying to make things better. And it doesn't mean that our age doesn't face some peculiar problems that earlier ones didn't. But the problems aren't necessarily worse than in the past -- and certainly no reason for despair -- they're just different.