I think it’s important to live a life as free from dogma as possible.
It’s true there are facts and first truths. It is also true however that any well-developed and centrally-led group will, over time, develop dogma. It’s an unfortunate fact of the way we organize ourselves as Human beings.
I think dogma is dangerous when it leads us down an unproven road that we haven’t thought through ourselves. It has been more and more apparent to me in this last year that no one holds a monopoly on the truth. The fact is that any truth there is in this world must be sought out by each person, seeking it on their own. Yes, we can share information and things we have found but it is up to each of us to discern if that truth is a truth for us. We are each unique individuals; a culmination of our genetics, upbringing, and environment. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for anything in life and especially not when it comes to personal health.
What am I saying exactly? Don’t just follow someone because they claim or seem to be a leader with the answers. Take a broad sample, analyse it, test it out, and then decide for yourself. Start from a base of accepted common sense and branch out from there. There should be no place for dogma in our lives in a time where, more than ever in Human existence, we are more than capable of taking care of ourselves.
If coming to a Paleo life was to escape the dogma of accepted practice, why would we accept more when we get here?
That’s the question we need to ask ourselves every day.