Like me, I'm sure you frequently hear people discussing their ill health. Sometimes it’s so glaringly obvious that they would likely benefit from a 30-day Paleo trial. So what do you do? Are you in favour of an Intervention?
Last week I was preparing my lunch in the shared kitchen in my office, when I was joined by a lady complaining to another colleague about her terrible stomach problems. She’d seen so many doctors and specialists, had so many tests – but nothing was found and none of their suggestions helped. She went “low-gluten” and “almost dairy free” a few days ago and was feeling a bit better, which she put down to avoiding pasta in the evenings. She wasn't feeling great, so was just preparing some toast (wholegrain bread, obviously) with margarine, to settle her stomach. I spent ages in the kitchen, waiting for a chance to intervene, looking for a chance to tell her about Paleo and suggest she just tries it for 30 days. But no chances arose and I'm always really unsure whether or not it’s wise to intervene.
I generally take the stance that if I'm asked anything about what I do, that’s an opportunity for me to tell someone about it. But in a situation like this, where I'm not asked – and don’t even know the persons name, I normally don't intervene.
Hopefully another opportunity will arise.
What do you do in situations like this? Have you ever performed a Paleo Intervention?