Dangerous Health Advice

by Michael C. Edwards



“The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.” – Jay Leno

Too much free advice comes from people who have no training in the rudimentary function of the human body, but are still eager to share their opinion on your illness or medical condition.

Note: Do not take medical advice from the misinformed.

When we are sick, we are voracious for any remedy or advice that will help us. Almost everyone has some story about health and fitness. How they lost weight is usually a combination of twenty diets that did not work, but only one that now works so well that they lost two pounds last month. It’s tough to lose weight and keep it off: that’s why there are over 20,000 books on diet and weight loss available to the public! If one worked for everyone, there would only need to be one book!

We’re familiar with all the usual suspects, grapefruit diets, water diets, high protein, low protein, high carb, low-carb, calorie restriction, no restriction: just eat less. It seems people want to sell us what they’re suffering from at the moment. Funny how eating a balanced diet with regular exercise still seems to work better than most. But our ears perk up every time some new fad presents itself that will help us lose belly fat without exercise, while eating desserts from France and drinking more beer.

COVID-19: A study in poor management-

Donald Trump, once again, during a live COVID-19 press briefing at the White House, and again during his interview with Axios shortly thereafter, claimed that there was great and beautiful potential of Hydroxychloroquine, which he has constantly pitched and supported. Why, you may ask? Even though his own medical experts, ala Dr. Fauci and Dr. Brix, have repeatedly stated that that medical treatment is not valid. They have provided many European and other world-class studies, showing the drug is not appropriate to treat, nor to prevent COVID-19. Why does a Leader do this? Because this Leader follows the conspiracy theories created and promoted by Breitbart News? They published articles stating that it works with paid testimonials, one by a Chinese expatriate stating it works based on her personal knowledge of its use.

This is an example, once again, of how misinformation is dangerous and spreads though social media to support Denial. And, yes, it is also a splendid example of Denial, Distraction, Gaslighting, and Distortion of the facts.

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