Cynical Trials – My Mission Statement

[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Ruth The BraveHi, I’m Ruth! I’m not a Scientist, just a regular girl sharing her adventures in modern day remedies! All opinions are my own, and do not represent Covance. My dabblings in quackery do not constitute a Clinical Trial!

You may have read a blog I wrote a while back about how I accidentally tried my first ever Bulletproof Coffee. The whole experience got me thinking about how important clinical testing is in proving whether a product, be it a manufactured drug or an all-natural tonic, actually works. And that got me to thinking – how many trusted home remedies are out there? And of those trusted remedies, how many are scientifically proven to work?

And then that got me to thinking… wouldn’t it be fun if somebody tried out all these concoctions and gave you an honest, unbiased opinion about how it worked for them? Fortunately, my bosses at Covance thought this was a great idea. Unfortunately, they thought that I was volunteering.

HerbsSo, over the next few months I will be trying out a range of different brews, potions and techniques which do not conform to traditional or ‘Western’ medicine. But of course if I’m to see any effects, I will need to choose what I test wisely. In the wonderful world of the web, there are some impassioned testimonials from people who have treated their eczema, rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes using natural methods like Ayurveda or dietary supplements. But I don’t have any of these illnesses – so of course I won’t be able to tell you first hand whether any of these work.

What could home remedies possibly do for me?

I had a think about my health, and like most people the things I could stand to gain are:

  • More energy
  • Refelxology

  • Better mood
  • Improved appearance (as far as that is possible, I mean!)
  • A trimmer waistline

So with this in mind, I’m gearing up to try:

  • Oil Pulling
  • Turmeric drinks
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Acupressure
  • Colouring for Mindfulness
  • Aromatherapy
  • UV Sun Lamps

Some of these things I am really looking forward to.

Others… not so much.

Cynical Trials – What’s in a Name?

Please don’t let the title of this series make you think that I’m on a mission to trash everything which wasn’t developed in a lab like ours. My aims are to tell you exactly what my experience of using these treatments was like, whether I felt any benefits or negative effects, and along the way I’ll be telling you about the science and the evidence behind the trends. If anything I try has a terrific and life-altering effect on my health, no one will be more delighted than me, and I will be thrilled to share the news with you! But please keep in mind that one person’s experience does not constitute proof and doesn’t compare with the rigorous process of clinical testing!

It would be great to hear from you if you’ve tried any of these treatments yourself, or if you have a favourite remedy which you’d like me to try out. (No leeches, please!)[/fusion_text][/one_full][/fullwidth]