This morning, out of sheer reading-material-dearth, I clicked into Mark's Daily Apple's Sunday edition he calls "Weekend Link Love." Right here in front of me, "Research of the Week" lists five items and four of them include "linked to," "associated with," "probably," and "might" ... and the fifth one is about dogs.
The man who taught us what weasel-words in the press to watch out for, because correlation does not prove causation, uses them himself. But that's okay, right, because he's on our side and would never lead us down the garden path?
The Diet Doctor has a headline that reads "The 2 Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes." Open his page and find that he's promoting the impressive message of Dr. Jason Fung; he says there are two places to see this video, one where you buy a package for $70 or you can sign up for his service for $9/month (first month free). He doesn't mention the same material presented elsewhere, free on youtube.com.
Some of my favorite writers, like J Stanton and Anna, don't blog anymore at all (and some have completely eliminated their sites). Some print nothing but testimonials, or recipes, or ... oh, look, Mark has a special day for each category. Some are all about their favorite exercises. Yet others are sales portals and not much more. Sad.
People in the LC-paleo world seem to be running out of things to say. Well, once we all figure out what works for us, and what we each need to avoid, what else IS there to say? The alternative on some sites (some of which I looked at years ago, but never read NOW) is a series of personal squabbles on the assumption that what THEY can tolerate surely can't be a problem for anyone else. I STILL have a problem with wishful-thinking promoted as truths, but i'm less inclined to get my panties in a bunch about it -- seekers after nutritional truth CAN find reliable information if they want to, and they're the only ones who can determine what's the best answer for themselves, IF THEY WILL. Meanwhile, I go out in public and see the bulging waistlines ... and the grocery carts full of corn, wheat, sugar and vegetable oils. Have those people given up entirely, or are they doing their best using Conventional Wisdom?
I'm grateful for the bloggers who keep on keeping on; I eagerly click on a few favorites regularly, and sometimes go digging into classic archives. I just miss the thrill of the new ideas I used to read almost every day. :-) My morning reading is less exciting than it used to be, but I can't really blame people for spending less time at their keyboards, and more time living their lives.