My intelligence is insulted on a regular bases by friends and clients reciting some headline by Dr. M. as if he is bona fide (unbiased) authority.
Starting as a 'believer', drinking a gallon of cows' milk daily and diving deeply into his research career intending to focus on ways to save the starving people by increasing their intake of animal protein and ultimately passing beyond 'believer' to 'seer', professor Campbell has certainly 'evolved' and in the process factually supported what many of us have known and intuited for a long time, and done so, masterfully.
Following Dr. M from the side for many years, we have watched him 'de-volve' as his dietary recommendations of many years ago suggested a much more balanced, sensible and humane approach (can't find those articles anymore). He admittedly comes from a standard (backwards) allopathic medical foundation and has not been [the self-proclaimed] authority on nutrition or preventive medicine for long... He's just getting his feet wet compared to many of us.
As time has ticked, more and more, Dr.M, ignoring obvious physiological and instinctive indicators, pushes Meat-Meat-Meat, Milk-Milk-Milk and Pills-Pills-Pills. Examples include strong suggestions, even employing scare tactics to induce people to consume all manner of cadavers (disease and murder), raw cows' and goats' milk (disease and Infanticide), raw hen eggs (salmonella), Krill oil (murder and ecosystem devastation) and potentially imbalance producing Pills-Pills-Pills, sprays and fluids, D3 (unwise hormone replacement therapy), Etc.
It would be interesting to list all of the super-hyped (must take, don't leave home without, take-or-die,) supplements pushed by Dr.M, though it would be a huge undertaking, and lay out a day's supply, then if anyone would be willing, swallow all that stuff and wash it down with the recommended volume of water. I'm pretty sure there would be no room left for food... And just imagine the weird chemistry experiment that would take place inside... Sane nutrition? I don't think so.
Dr. M has, on several occasions I am aware of, acted rudely towards professor Campbell. Professor Campbell did or said nothing to provoke such inflammatory behavior.
I appreciate that Dr. M comes down hard on GMOs and EMR (electro-magnetic radiation-pollution), but it is inexcusable that he so powerfully poisons the minds of trusting followers on matters of something so fundamental as diet. And it is unconscionable that he so ruthlessly disregards the welfare of all non-human animals and the commons.
I have a theory about the reason(s) for Dr. M's perverted thinking and 'selective' guidance but will keep it to myself, and it is not my place to guess about his character of motivation. Could be, he means well, but that does not help the people harmed by irresponsibly delivered advice or the suffering and death of countless non-human animals which result from the following of such advice.
I had a lot more to say about this sad situation, but that's about all the attention I wish to put on it.
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How interesting that you would relate the Dr M experience to a Fox News (FAUX NEWS) experience... Sell fear, desperation and spin it to suet your interests [corporate masters].
Again, I appreciate that he exposes some important issues: Microwave insanity and EMR (electro-magnetic radiation) stuff generally, GMOs and the distressing government takeover by monopolistic corporate monsters for instance, since after all lots of people read his rants. That's not to say that any of this should be presented with fear. In fact it's just like a 'sick government' to to invent (or present) an enemy and then indicate that only 'you' have the solution.
As you have expressed Carol, I too am pleased to find that I'm not the only thinking person who has seen behind the Dr M veil, as I mentioned in an earlier post (I think), it has been quite discomforting, for quite a few years, that people attach such a Gospel-like adherence to every claim made by the good doctor, and never question the validity (or motive). The level of gullibility is also cause for concern. Dr. M has masterfully tapped into this gullibility. It is a shame indeed, that people have become so dissatisfied with mainstream treatment of important issues [understandably] that they often turn to 'just another version and sill don't exercise critical thinking.
I have been in the 'rational' health care field for, well let's just say, quite some time, since before people started using the term 'alternative', which I don't particularly like, and Dr M is a relatively new wrinkle, I'm guessing I've been peeking at his stuff for 10 or 15 years and have watched him contradict himself enough to be amused... I don't know where I was going with that, but I sure hope that folks get some enhanced clarity out of this particular exposure.
Personally I would never trust someone who suggests that I heal or feed myself at the illegitimate expense of another living, breathing, sentient being... You can never be sure where that person might draw the line... What if he thought that someone closer to him, or more like him could benefit from my flesh, excretions or desiccated glands. Dr. M is indeed a murder/torture profiteer, which is by no means a unique position, but a regretful one. and that's not healthy. Such selfish and 'selective' advisers truly cause a lot of trouble.
I wish all the best for Dr M. I do whish that he would care for 'all' and finally drop the antiquated, backwards and destructive speciesism. I mean, come on people, have we not evolved at all?
Could not have stated it better, I feel likewise. Very well put indeed.
Yes, on behalf of the entire gem-of-a-Planet, and all her beings, I feel immensely indebted to Professor Campbell. The validation he offers makes my (our) work so much more, well, I was going to say 'easier', but let's say 'do-able'. There are others, and I'll bet that some of your favorites are mine as well.
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Any casual visitor to Dr. Mercola's website (as I was) will be astounded by the sheer array and amount of merchandise he is selling. How does he even expect anyone to take him seriously as a doctor?
Joe Mercola qualified as an osteopath. How he thinks that qualifies him to pontificate upon such wide range of subjects is beyond me. And he's not that well informed.
A short time ago, he said that the word salary derives from the Latin salarium - so far so good - but then went on to say that salarium derived from the fact that Roman soldiers were paid in salt.
That was so nonsensical that I politely pointed out that the word derived from the fact that Roman soldiers were paid money - their salarium - with which to buy salt. Source - the Oxford Dictionary of English (and anybody with more than a passing acquaintance with Roman history).
It does rather pose a question, though - if he's so ill-informed on something so widely known (or so easily verified), how up to speed is he on the really important stuff?
I hope Dr. Campbell knows he has supporters too. He can definitely count me as one of them. Here is a man who is trying to get people to eat their fruits and vegetables and stop eating junk food and crappy processed meat. We should all be grateful that someone even cares. The fact that many of his critics haven't even read his book to find their answers there first before blasting him with criticisms? That is very depressing, unfortunate, and a waste of everyone's time.
I cannot believe this is true neither. Fun though to see how tough the discussion has got (: to be ostheopath or not to be (:
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