When something doesn’t seem quite right, follow the money trail… $$$
Apparently, it only took paying around $50k of today’s money to an academic of one of the most well-regarded educational institutions in the world, to corrupt the global scientific consensus, warp the food industry, misdirect the “healthcare” and medical industry, and led generations, and many hundreds of millions of people into an obesity crisis.
From a capitalist perspective, the sugar industry and the “healthcare” industry have the perfect market; the possibility of almost every human on earth being highly addicted to a cheap, legal substance, leading to a raft of chronic diseases in many major body systems that require ongoing care and treatment, which produces consistent and ever expanding revenue streams. It is much like smoking or alcohol, but FAR more insidious and destructive. Nobody has gone to jail over this, yet we have a lifestyle disease “epidemic” that has probably led to the premature deaths of millions, with related consequential chronic illness overriding the “healthcare systems” of the “developed” world.
Don’t ever hold the “scientific method” to such high regard as to think that whatever you are told to be commonly accepted by research is completely infallible. Do your own research before worshipping the findings of someone else like it is some sort of deity. Educate yourself. Find your own truth, as much as you possibly can, for the good of society. We have all the resources to do that. There is plenty of corrupt research around.
“For many decades health authorities encouraged Americans to improve their health by reducing their fat intake, which led many people to consume low-fat, high-sugar foods that some experts now blame for fuelling the obesity crisis.”
“Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University, wrote an editorial accompanying the new paper that said the documents provided “compelling evidence” that the sugar industry initiated research “expressly to exonerate sugar as a major risk factor for coronary heart disease.”
See the link here regarding Statins.
I’m getting tired of medicos blindly worshipping their “Scientific Method” and “Evidence based Medicine” like some faultless, omnipotent deity, and smugly saying, like a broken record “but is there a double-blinded randomised controlled trial on it? Where’s the EVIDENCE?”
And then of course we see ridiculous and illogical things based on the “scientific method” happening like the war on fat, and allowing drugs with serious side effects to become widespread (and marketed as totally safe) like certain NSAIDS, and now statins.
The healthcare industry needs to escape it’s tunnel vision, bloated, gigantic egos, political bickering and power grabbing, and get a lot smarter, a lot quicker, if it is to be of any real benefit to the advancement of humanity beyond acute/emergency care. Because clearly there are massive holes in their knowledge and self-awareness, especially in the areas of preventive health and chronic disease management.
Great article on the historical basis of half a century of misleading dietary guidelines from the Wall Street Journal.
What I learned from this article was:
– how easily the general population can be influenced to believe whatever they are told
– how much power those in the know, have over those who aren’t
– how easily money, politics, egos and self-interest can lead to perpetuating falsehood as truth
– how easily scientific studies can be manupulated and promoted as gospel despite not being scientific
– how easily misleading ideas can be perpetuated through generations and through the population
Stay vigilant, do your own research, educate yourself, and ask the right questions for your sake and the community’s sake.