Ethos of Science
method of inquiry of a proper researcher and educator
No biases or personal preferences
Reliance on evidence
method of investigation can make the world a better place by burying
myth and dogma by looking at things from the perspective of reality.
requisites for this inquiry are respect for rational and honest
discussion, a desire to peer-to-peer, the ability to change your
position when the evidence merits it, an intolerance of distortion
and misrepresentation, and above all, a skeptical interrogation
of accepted notions.
when it comes to health education, all practitioners and teachers
should abide by this phrase from the Hippocratic school: "Practice
two things in your dealings with disease: either help or do not
harm the patient", otherwise known as...
"First, do no harm"
There are educators who claim to teach reality-based information
who, in reality, do not. They will tell you that they want to
share with you their success strategies for creating successful
real-world approaches to raw and plant based eating, but these
approaches contain info that does not square with reality, and
if followed, will more than likely result in you not thriving,
even though there is often initial improvement to your health
from following their information. But this initial improvement
shouldn't be construed to mean that all of their information is
accurate. They use the term "real-world" approaches
because other educators who shine a light on their incorrect info
use that term to distinguish themselves from those educators who
teach info that doesn't square with reality. This may be a great
marketing tactic, but it's not great for those who want optimal
health and want to learn from those educators who adhere to the
ethos of science.