We are immersed with so much information every day from the news, the Internet and even our social media about the latest modern breakthroughs in science and health. How can we tell the good science from the bad?
It’s a struggle, no matter if you’re a parent trying to figure out how to feed your kids better and hear another report about organic foods or a holistic health professional or trainer who’s always looking at research, whether it’s nutrition, physiology, exercise or kinesiology.
In his latest video, CHEK Faculty Member Jator Pierre helps us to simplify the process by learning how to sift through the constantly growing piles of information to get to the facts that really matter for our health and wellbeing.
He describes the “research backpack” we carry based on incomplete information and biases that often lead us to the wrong conclusions. Not to mention, most of us aren’t viewing this information from a more humble perspective.
“Looking at research today and our understanding of how the world works today, looking back 50 years, many of those ideas are laughed at,” Jator says. “The humbling aspect here is to think about 50 years into the future. Won’t our ideas be laughed at then too?
“As our understanding of anything grows, the questions we ask will become more informed and global. We will just ask better questions to understand deeper mechanisms and ideas that will make [today’s] ideas more irrelevant.”
Based on the CHEK approach, Jator explains how he trusts his inner voice — fueled by the care he takes of his body, mind and spirit — to help him filter the truth and validity of science more accurately and with less bias.