By far, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is “is this good, or bad for me?”
By ‘this’ I mean all sorts of foods, supplements, drinks, exercises, and more.
Here is the answer: it depends.
If you spend any significant amount of time learning about health and wellness, you’ll find that the most credible authorities tend to say the same thing. It really does depend.
Now that’s not a cop-out by any means. In fact the real question is, are you willing to go deep enough to find out if the answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for you?
Simply put another way by Paul Chek:
“There is no such thing as a good or bad exercise*; only an incorrectly prescribed one.”
If you think about what that means, inherently, nothing by itself is either good or bad. So, a piece of organic broccoli is on an equal ‘moral’ standing with an Oreo cookie.
If you’ve eaten nothing but broccoli for the last seven days, perhaps another piece of broccoli isn’t the optimal choice for you.
And while I never recommend eating non-organic foods, I also never recommend trying to be ‘perfect all the time’. That might be worse.
So for some people, at some times, depending on whatever is going on in their life at that moment, the Oreo cookie might actually be a good choice for them, if the alternatives are worse, or if that is the best they can do.
My job is simply to show you how you might make an even better choice the next time around.
Not to pass judgement, or declare anything to be always good, or bad.