My father-in-law was the gruffest ba***rd that ever lived! Mean, I tell you, just a hateful manner. BUT let me tell you a little story. When my wife and I were first married, I was trying to cut my own fence posts to build a pasture because we could not afford the metal posts. I was worn out after a few days and it didn't help matters much in the fact that he would drive by DAILY and tell me what I was doing wrong. Things like "Dumb ass, you have to soak the posts before you put them in the ground." "You idiot, you have to put the posts in sap side down." And so forth and so on. I bit my tongue (I wanted to keep my new bride!) After a couple of weeks I began hand digging the post holes - he drove up - got out of his truck with another post hole digger and a pair of gloves and went to work WITH me. That homemade fence is still standing to this very day - strong and true. Moral of this story? Underneath the MANNER of his PRESENTATION was true help - had I taken offense at his method, I would not have a fence today. Oh, I would have built that fence without his smart assed comments, but it would have crumbled years ago.
One more thing: Take a good long look at all of us "experts". We are human - just like everyone else. We simply have a passion for what we do. We believe what we believe because we have experienced it in our own lives. We believe so strongly that we want to share our knowledge with the rest of the world.
None of us "know it all". I learn new things everyday and I am sure the other experts do too. Individuality is a wonderful thing - education and choices are wonderful things too.
Can you imagine me, moreless and barefoot all going to the "MegaMart" together? Imagine that the check out lady is very rude and ugly to us (I am sure you all have experience with the "rude" check out lady in any given store!).
I would be thinking "she is probably full of worms causing her central nervous system to be out of whack" while moreless is thinking "her ph level is through the roof" while barefoot would storm over to the produce section and bring back a big ole sack of oranges - (and a juicer from the small appliance section) and tell that heifer to "get to juice fasting NOW!" Just kidding boys! But see how individuals have their different point of views?
Seriously - I have said this before and I'll say it again - the journey to natural healing is, in my opinion, like religion. Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, Buddists, etc. - ALL want the same thing - spiritual peace and happiness - each are just taking different roads to get to the same place. Who is "right" and who is "wrong"? Who knows. The abilities to self-educate and to make choices are powerful abilities indeed! Gather all the information you can and take only the parts that YOU as an individual need.