Theauthor:The author is Dr. Lawrence Wilson of L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc. Heis knowledgeable about the topic because of his training andexperience in medical schools from 1974 to 1979. He has worked withother renowned persons like Dr. Paul, C. Eck in Arizona. He has beena course author, instructor, physician, researcher and nutritionconsultant, and this must have exposed him to very criticalinformation that he shares through his website.
Thewebsite:The website is known for education purposes only. The articles in thewebsite discuss the different aspects of the nutritional balancingscience.
Thearticle itself:Dr. Wilson has not cited any work that he has used. However, itcannot be assumed that this was purely his research. For instance, inthe section on ‘myths about exercise’, he claims that he presentsviews of other physicians yet he fails to acknowledge them in hiswork. Ethically, use of another person’s piece of research requiresproper citation to acknowledge their work.
Theinformation it provides/links to:The article has several links that cite very important information.Nevertheless, I discredit Dr. Wilson for giving the link to contactsof hair analyzers and claiming that he does not trust the rest. Ibelieve there are other practitioners/nutritional consultants who areequally good and do not warrant such a claim from Dr. Wilson.
Recommendation: Personally, I’d recommend the article to a client and friends.This is majorly because I found the article to be very educative, andthe doctor warns that it should not be used for prescription,diagnosis or treatment of any health condition.
Sources:The two main articles that informed this analysis include a textbookby Becker (2010) on how to start and finishing an article, and aPubMed publication by Gleeson,Nieman and Pedersen (2004)on exercise, nutrition and immune function.
Sponsor:This article/piece of website is not sponsored. There is no form ofmarketing or link to any other website/product apart from Dr.Wilson’s articles.
Headline:The headline is ‘Exerciseand Your Health’which accurately represents the contents of the research.Nevertheless, I would have expected it to read something like ‘Mythsof Exercise’ since it is the major section in the article. I rateit at 7 because I found it to be significantly above average.
Overall: The article has demonstrated in a very detailed and informativemanner the importance of exercise in the field of nutritionalbalancing. Nevertheless, Dr. Wilson says that “thearticle isdifferent from the way it is suggested by some other healthauthorities”.He does not expound on how this is different or whether it is betterthan what is suggested elsewhere. Instead, I think the doctor shouldhave outlined how his opinion is different from the rest, and whetherit is the best.
Originalsources:I find the information in this website very informative.Nevertheless, it tends to differ from research by other authors inthe same field. For instance, Dr. Wilson says that the three basicprinciples of exercise are each person needs to exercise, vigorousexercise is bad and that girls should not be allowed to take part insports as they are in most cases malnourished and might not withstandexercises. On the other hand, an article by breakthrough fitness(http://breakthroughfitnessfl.com/blog/?p=388)gives the three basic principles of exercise as specificity, overloadand progression.
WhileDr. Wilson argues that too much exercise is harmful, breakthroughfitness say that the body should be strained (overload) sinceintensity trumps volume. The two authors must read from the same pageso that they can offer information that does not mislead the readers.The three basic principles of exercise should be the sameirrespective of whether one is a health practitioner or a physicalfitness instructor.
Becker,H. S. (2010). Writingfor social scientists: How to start and finish your thesis, book, orarticle.ReadHowYouWant.com.
Gleeson,M., Nieman, D. C., & Pedersen, B. K. (2004). Exercise, nutritionand immune function. Journalof sports sciences,22(1),115-125.