Look at what has happened in the past (and this is just the tip of the iceberg…)
The tobacco industry paid doctors to lie to us that cigarettes are healthy. They also paid scientists to counter science showing cigarettes cause cancer.
The sugar industry paid Harvard scientists to publish a paper in The New England Journal of Medicine to say that fat (not sugar) was triggering heart disease.
Coca-Cola paid scientists to blame obesity on lack of exercise, rather than on drinking sodas full of sugar. They also paid professors to form a front group to downplay the link between sugary drinks and obesity.
Monsanto (maker of GMO seeds) paid scientists who claim GMOs are safe to eat and chemicals like Roundup weed killer don’t cause cancer. Now it’s known to cause cancer, and lawsuits are being settled in the billions.
History repeats itself, right? These shameful practices continue today. The industry has been using paid messengers in the name of “science” for decades. I don’t blindly trust anyone to tell me how to take care of my health. I question where the information is coming from and if it can be trusted. Being a credentialed expert doesn’t automatically mean that someone has integrity and hasn’t been “bought”.
Forbes (who has a history of paid shill articles) recently published an article entitled ‘You Must Not ‘Do Your Own Research’ When it Comes to Health… here is an excerpt: “It’s absolutely foolish to think that you, a non-expert who lacks the very scientific expertise necessary to evaluate the claims of experts, are going to do a better job than the actual, bona fide experts of separating truth from fiction or fraud.”
What about experts who are PAID TO LIE TO US to benefit the industry? Someone once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” It’s often hard to figure out the facts. However, when it comes to your health, I think it’s absolutely worth investing the extra effort and time to determine what’s real and what’s not. At the end of the day, it’s nobody else’s responsibility to tell you what’s true. You alone are responsible for the news you consume. If you want to be healthy—and don’t we all?—determining what is good for you is imperative. We must take control!
Credit to The Food Babe Vani