I mean, I’ve learned so much about health & nutrition in the last year and a half that DOESN’T fit with what we hear in the mainstream media, and so much of it makes sense, and I WANT to tell people what I’ve learned, but I don’t think anyone would believe me when I say it because they’ve all been brainwashed by the media, and/or they believe their doctor actually knows anything about nutrition. (In the USA, only SIX PERCENT of medical students take the elective nutrition courses. Medical school is all about TREATING disease, not preventing it.)
So I’ll just say this: the next time you hear of some revolutionary clinical study that’s been done on Drug XYZ or Food XYZ or Dietary Supplement XYZ, ask yourself the following questions.
1. Who funded this study anyway? Nine times out of ten, the ones that make the six o’clock news were funded by Drug Company XYZ or Food Company XYZ.
2. How long was the study conducted for? Many studies are only done for a few WEEKS, which is nowhere near long enough to get a good picture of what’s going on.
3. Who actually was in this study? Did they take volunteers from the general population, or did they go to some third-world country to do the study so they wouldn’t jeopardize the lives of Westerners?
4. The results of this study are great…compared to what, exactly?
5. Are there any other studies that back this one up?
6. Are you SURE this study is true? I mean, thirty years ago we thought vegetable shortenings and margarines made from hydrogenated oils were so much better for us than butter, but now we see they cause cancer.
7. There’s more to a clinical study than just a headline. Dig deeper.
But is anyone actually going to listen to me? Of course not. People are gonna do what they want regardless of what anyone says. And what would I know anyway, I’m not a doctor.