I find it fascinating that this gentleman acknowledges that in terms of what we eat, what works for him may not work for someone else. Why does he not also acknowledge that when we wake up is also as unique to each of us as our microbiome? I am writing this at 4 am, having been up since 3. That is what works for me. That hardly works for everyone. I might respectfully posit that in all things, we are each of us unique universes, with our preferred daily rhythm just as unique as our dietary needs. In this he has veered off into that unfortunate arena of well, I do it, so should everyone else. That’s hugely egotistical, and also hugely wrong. I see so many articles about what we “should” be doing, with the underlying message being more that the author does it so it must be right for all eight billion of us. Balderdash. I like most things about this article, but this one point is wanting. In a world where far too many of us are trying to emulate successful people rather than simply discover what works for our lives, our selves, our bodies, our ways of being, this just muddies the water.

Written by

Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store