It is this simple!
“Do these things really work?” he asked pointedly, after spending a good 45 minutes in my office.
“What ‘things’ are you talking about?”, I asked quite exhausted, having to answer this man when his one continued response to everything I said was, “Why?” He had no clue as to the benefits of any natural food, living blindly off the common fare of refined wheat, sugar, dairy and processed foods. His child’s constant illnesses brought him into my office. Trying to explain the necessity of good nutrition was trying my patience at every turn! “I work hard and I need energy”, he responded.
“Will these things, like supplements, really work? Will they give me energy?” asked the man who lives off fizzy drinks, white bread sandwiches and chocolate. I held back my frustration of trying to cram years of knowledge and understanding into a 30 minute consultation, dealing with a person who completely believes in whatever information is offered by the advertisers, and mistrusts everything which requires him to change. During the 45 minutes in my office, he asked more than once, “Then why hasn’t my doctor told me not to give her this or that?” Depending on what type of offending non-denatured food was being discussed, eventually I said, “Look, you have been given repeated antibiotics, etc. Now this little girl has to use daily doses of antihistamines to limit attacks of post nasal drip; why do you come here to question everything I say? Go back to whoever is treating her if the responsibility of feeding your child good food is just too much for you. You want her to eat like all the other kids, take the chronic medication to dry her nose because you believe she has allergies from some plant or animal which is causing her problems. I cannot tell you why your doctor thinks differently from me. What I can ask you, is, how well is your child, in spite of all the medication?”
He could see that enough was enough. Depending on how the questions are posed, one can read the intention behind it. This man expected a magic wand which would instantly cure his child with no effort at all from him or his family. His expectations were not met and he was resisting every bit of information with a “Why?”