Not because science has failed, but because of a deliberate campaign to misinform and mislead the public.
Fake News is not just political…
Fake health-science “news” reports are now appearing so often in the Press that ordinary people take notice.
Planted stories resembling a professional CIA- or KGB-style propaganda campaign are responsible for the death of at least 1,000 Americans every day. The campaign has been in operation since 1984, and its roots may date back to 1970 . The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects these perpetrators. Save defamation and libel, the American Press can print misinformation.
Propaganda masquerading as health-science news is not hard to spot, especially for those with knowledge of the science behind the success of alternative medicine.
The drumbeat that ‘cholesterol is bad, causes heart disease, and every effort should be made to lower it’ has droned onfor more than a decade. This BIG LIE is reinforced daily even though the leaders of the American Medical Association cautioned that our fears are misplaced and there is not sufficient evidence to fear elevated cholesterol . We are conditioned to fear fats, favor carbohydrates, and lately fear “antioxidants.” Most insidious of all, we are being conditioned to fear the most important life giving substance known: ascorbic acid, or vitamin C!
…the more people will believe it.
Few substances in the world are safer than vitamin C, but this well established fact has not stopped not-recent worldwide health-science “news” scare stories, which imply that vitamin C may cause heart disease and cancer! Not a single one of these reports has been substantiated . However, the truth does not appear to matter. “Vitamin C consumption is down 19% year-over-year,” according to Nutrition researcher and journalist Bill Sardi. The “terror” campaign works. The public are now frightened about taking vitamin C!
The “propaganda as news” campaign could not succeed without the tacit support of medical professionals and scientists who know better, and who profit from the ill health of Americans.
There is circumstantial evidence of a conspiracy. Medicine and pharmaceutical companies profit from illness. Doctors generally look the other way, or else routinely cite these articles to questioning patients. Social security programs are facing bankruptcy from servicing the elderly. Recently, funeral homes in Israel complained after doctors went on strike and the death rate dropped dramatically .
One objective seems to be to promote dietary behavior that leads to chronic, rather than acute, medical conditions. These conditions are normally treated long-term with prescription drugs. Another objective is to undermine confidence in cheap, effective alternatives to prescription drugs. Usually this means ridiculing vitamins, but sometimes the campaign attacks how vitamins and herbal products are made, or cite a “lack of regulation.”
Another hint towards who might be behind the false health-science “news” is the obvious secondary objective: confusion and obfuscation. If one is able to keep the public confused, then the public will have no choice but to rely on their doctors. Health care costs amount to more than 7% of GDP. No reason to rock that boat.
These propaganda stories, to the extent they reduce vitamin C and other anti-oxidant consumption, will increase the incidence of heart and other chronic diseases; creating an economic advantage for medicine. Not all who die are old. Many heart attack and stroke victims are in their 30s and 40s. According to the American Heart Association, in spite of the decline in heart disease mortality since the 1970s (741,000 in 1970 to less than 500,000 in the year 2000), more than 1,000 people die every day in the USA of some form of heart disease .
…your marketing department will sooner or later figure out how to make people sick.
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