I went to this health expo a few weeks ago.
It was kind of non-main stream expo, mostly supplements, lots of homeopathic based medicine.
They had a lot of booths, mostly books and supplements.
They also had a lot of talks, some by doctors, some by dieticians, but they were all more or less centered around the idea of health not dependent on the medical or pharmaceutical industrial complex.
Which means there were plenty of nutjobs there with plenty of nutjob ideas.
Regulated industries have their own unique problems and scams.
Unregulated industries have their own problems and scams.
One interesting thing that happened back in the Early twentieth century was a shift away from homeopathic medicine and more toward allopathic medicine.
One example of this was that before, you could find lots of references to vitamins in the medical literature.
No More Vitamins
After the shift, the references to vitamins in the medical literature essentially disappeared.
A common scenario is scientific based, mainstream books written by academics.
Whenever you write for purely academic and peer reviewed publications, you have to use very specific language.
Why So Serious?
Very dry and particularly not interesting language.
This makes perfect sense.
The whole point is to present data as objectively as possible.
You do a study, you get some results, and you essentially write a paper about the study, and publish it in whatever scientific journal is appropriate for your industry.
This is so other scientists can read this, understand this, and reproduce this in a laboratory if they like.
Spice It Up
But when a scientist writes books or articles for a mainstream article, they become much less scientific, and much more metaphorical.
But they also make a lot more money, and become a lot more famous.
Plenty of studies have shown how a scientifically written paper changes significantly as it’s filtered again and again toward more mainstream publications.
The scientist might write an article in a less scientific and more mainstream magazine.
Then that article will get picked up by the media, where it undergoes another mainstream transformation.
Finally it makes it’s way to social media and into the public consciousness.
So by the time most people know about any scientific idea, it’s been considerably dumbed down and altered by using non-scientific metaphors.
It’s essentially been changed from objective science to subjective entertainment.
The Milgram study showed how easily most humans will blindly obey the words of an authority figure.
A guy wearing a lab coat would tell people to give an electric shock to an innocent person.
It was all done under the guise of a study on memory.
The shocks weren’t real, and the real study was to see how many shocks somebody would give to a complete stranger, only under the orders of an authority figure.
If You Say So
Nearly seventy percent of people gave shocks, even when the guy was begging them not to.
When authority figures tell us things, it’s much easier to accept their ideas than it would be to give some guy a shock.
We would have much more resistance to inflicting pain on somebody, than to simply something.
So if 70% of people would shock somebody simply because an authority figure told them to, it’s likely that nearly 100% of people would believe something if it sounded plausible enough and this idea came from a recognized authority figure.
The Most Trustworthy
The most recognized and trusted authority figures in modern society are doctors.
And when most of us are in a conversation with these authority figures, we need their help.
This makes us even less likely to not believe everything they say.
Which makes this a perfect situation for exploitation by the pharmaceutical industrial complex.
What makes it even harder is that if you wanted to ask some questions about any particular drug your doctor was recommending, you’d have to have a working knowledge of statistics.
Statistics are very easy to use to justify pretty much anything they want.
Doctors are highly encouraged today to always find pharmaceutical solutions, whenever possible, to any problems their patients have.
If You Say So
And most patients will take their advice, and their recommendations, at face value.
Both because of the authority effect, and to have an honest discussion about the effectiveness of the drugs, you’d have to have a working knowledge of statistics, which most of us don’t.
Whenever I read books written by doctors, it’s hard to tell the motivation of the doctor.
Truth or Scams?
One one hand, they could be using less than objective science to sell books, make millions and become famous.
On the other hand, they could have a legitimate concern for the well being of their customers.
Or they could be working with supplement companies to make more money.
More and more doctors are starting to enjoy being doctors less and less.
So it would make sense that more and more of them would write books, sell supplements, so they could become more rich and famous, without having to deal with the insurance industrial complex.
So Many Nutjobs
Whenever you find yourself in an unregulated industry, you might find yourself surrounded by weirdos promoting weird ideas.
Whenever you find yourself in a highly regulate industry, you might find yourself surrounded by much more capable scammers of an industrial level.
The reason they stopped talking about Vitamins in the medical literature is they can’t be patented, and it’s hard for doctors to make money by promoting vitamins.
The Flexnor Devisor
This came after the Flexnor report, which essentially was the beginning of the end of homeopathic medicine.
And the beginning of the medical, pharmaceutical and later the insurance industrial complexes.
It seems we have three options when it comes to our health.
Scammers, industrial complexes, or using your own brain and learning how to think for yourself.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.