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The Ethos of Science

The method of inquiry of a proper researcher and educator

Open questioning

No authorities

No biases or personal preferences

Honesty

Transparency

Reliance on evidence

This method of investigation can make the world a better place by burying myth and dogma by looking at things from the perspective of reality.

The 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.

And 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"

CAUTION: 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.