This trend (which probably isn’t going anywhere any time soon) piggybacks on the one mentioned above. As functional medicine clinician Dr. Bryan Walsh recently said on in an interview, “How many people buy a whole bunch of books on a topic because they’re looking for the answer when the answer may have been there, but they just didn’t really sit down to apply it?””
The crux of it is that as soon as we start looking for “the next big thing,” isolating variables or looking myopically at individual markers, systems of the body and pieces of the puzzle, we often miss the forest for the trees. For Dr. Walsh, “My antidote is to go back to the basics. Forget all this fancy stuff.”
If you keep chasing that next shiny object, chances are you’ll never stick with anything long enough to move the needle, and if you do, you may never know what worked. This isn’t meant to disparage innovation nor is intended to discourage scientific discovery; rather, as we reach new frontiers, the encouragement is to connect the dots rather than isolate variables.
To Moving Forward!