I consider myself and engineer and I respect the institution of rigorous scientific research, but you also have to know where your limits are in the practice of traditional science. Yes, the world is full of woo-woo and Internet self-diagnosis gone totally wrong, but there is also the aspect of actually living with a condition and observing one one an assembly line  with a couple of heuristic meters and gauges.

The normative approach of “take this pill, so you don’t have to tinker with your diet”, how everything is primarily chemical (imbalance), ignoring psychological factors and their relation to physical (eg. bacteria).

Bottom line is too that I simply find it disturbing that the smartest people literally we have around have it so difficult to say I don’t know. Being functional in medical terms by popping pills is not enough for me. I deserve better. I want to be well.