From healthy cigarettes to vehement promotion of the clearly incompetent pharmaceutical industry, doctors seem to be little more than advertisers for major corporations. We would like to hope that all these errors in their medical advice are purely mistakes and will be learned from.
Nevertheless, as consumers of the medical industry, it would be foolish for us to assume that our health is the primary concern of these professionals. Just like you and I they are picking up a paycheck, by any means necessary.
Light Up! Cigarettes are Fine — Someone said “Beneficial”
The Medical journals of the 1930’s were chock full of cigarette ads endorsed by prominent members of the medical profession— proof that cash can override a “professional” duty to investigate. At the same time cigarette manufacturers were making wild claims about cigarettes soothing sore throats.
Sounds a lot like the aggressive ad campaigns for the MMR vaccine ($99.99 per person) stating this will increase the health of your children. So why are children in the US presenting more health conditions than children in other countries?
Eat more Carbs and Less Fats — For a Slimmer Physique
“You are what you eat” so eating carbs makes you energetic and fats make you fat, right? That’s what doctors thought all the way up to the 60s and 70s. Studies have now shown that carbs will be stored as fat, while fats are actually more beneficial to the body.
We would have assumed that a vegetarian would be much thinner due to the absence of fats and proteins in the diet, nevertheless, the lack of these food types makes the body want them even more, causing stored fat supplies to be held onto longer.
Sunlight Gives You Cancer — and Vitamin D
Not sure which creature of the night tried to have this ploy pulled, but sunlight is an essential part of human nutrition. Plastering on SPF 999 Sunblock each time you step out of the house is denying the body of vital Vit D.
Of course, the sun can burn, the sun is powerful and too much sunlight can cause severe skin conditions, burning and, yes, even cancer. Nevertheless, the damages of too little sunlight can be even worse.
The medical profession was once promoting the use of sunscreens and blocks until they noticed almost epidemic levels of rickets and other nutritional conditions in children across the US. Now they actually advise a good 20 minutes in the sun each day without sunscreen.