Diane Kistner wrote:I So the question is, can you recommend any tactics that might persuade him when he doesn't really want to be persuaded BY ME? If he finds the information himself, he's far more likely to "discover the benefits" and accept them. Otherwise, it's "What did you put into this?" every time I put something on the table. (He knows about that sneaky organic cook thing.)
Oh, and you probably know this, too: Anytime I suggest something he's eating might be having a negative effect on his health ("Those honey buns are probably feeding your yeast infection, you know"), he says "Everything's bad for you! There's no point worrying about it! Everything is going to kill you!" But he's terrified of green tea....
r ranson wrote:How is your relationship with your family doctor? Whenever I try new herbal treatment, I discuss it with my doc. At first it was to see if there are any contraindications with the meds I was on, but the doctor thought it was good to see what results these home treatments have. So the doc often runs tests before and after a few months to see if it makes a measurable difference. Sometimes it does help, sometimes the results are Stop Immediately!
By combining traditional healing, with measurable testing, I've managed to save a lot of money avoiding the treatments that weren't working, and to find what works with my individual body.
It's also a good way to get skeptical family members on board because if they don't trust herbs, they will probably trust a doctor.
Anne Miller wrote:He told our daughter it wasn't fit to eat and that a can of chili would taste better.
So my common sense approach has been "anything I'd use as a food/seasoning is ok in reasonable amounts, as long as it's not explicitly indicated as dangerous from a large official medical group" (e.g. Canadian association of obstetrics).
But I avoided using any herbs or even food in quantities that would require exceptional effort to ingest (e.g. using juicing to eat more greens that you could reasonably chew on your own, or forcing myself to drink liters and liters of a given tea). And I tried to vary what I was drinking
Trace Oswald wrote:... like that spray non-stick crap that comes in the can.