The other day I was standing in line at the supermarket when I saw the latest issue of Reader’s Digest. On the cover in big, bold letters was this title: “The Vitamin Scam”. I thought that I must be seeing things. But I wasn’t. Reader’s Digest was actually trying to convince us that those pushing vitamins were trying to scam all of us. Of course those of us who know the truth just laugh at such nonsense, but the reality is that the vast majority of the American public does not know what to believe about health issues. Thousands of people are going to believe Reader’s Digest on blind faith.
And that is just sad. Apparently the natural health industry has gotten so much momentum that now the establishment feels that it must openly attack vitamin supplements. Just check out the following excerpt from the recent Reader’s Digest article….
Once upon a time, you believed in the tooth fairy. You counted on the stability of housing prices and depended on bankers to be, well, dependable. And you figured that taking vitamins was good for you. Oh, it’s painful when another myth gets shattered. Recent research suggests that a daily multi is a waste of money for most people—and there’s growing evidence that some other old standbys may even hurt your health.
What in the world?
Once upon a time we believed in the tooth fairy?
What kind of propaganda is this?
And that is what it is.
Of course Reader’s Digest would never publish data from those who can show that Vitamin C and Vitamin D can be used to prevent an array of diseases that millions of Americans are suffering from.
No, of course not.
They just want to prop up the notion that there is little you can do to prevent getting sick, and when you do, there are no alternatives except to run to the doctor and get the drugs and surgery you need.
What a bunch of nonsense.
But then later on I saw something that even topped that.
In an article entitled “Fried breakfast is healthiest start to day, say scientists”, a major U.K. newspaper actually tried to convince their readers that a breakfast of bacon, sausage and eggs was an incredibly healthy way to start the day.
Yeah, bacon, sausage and eggs is a great way to start the day – if you want to die soon.
It is no wonder that so many people are sick these days if this is the kind of health advice they get from the mainstream media.
Most people are completely and totally confused when it comes to health issues these days.
If this is the kind of nonsense that the mainstream media is going to keep putting out, we are going to stop buying their newspapers and magazines and we are going to turn off their television programs.
Fortunately, the establishment does not have a monopoly on information these days. The Internet is a great channel for sharing information, and I know that I have learned a great deal of what I know about health from the Internet.
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Just don’t try to tell us that vitamins are a scam or that bacon and eggs are a good, healthy breakfast. 🙂