The 10 Biggest Health Myths Promoted
By The Media And Conventional Medicine
a sad reality, but today there are more health myths propagated
by the mainstream media and conventional medicine than there
ever have been throughout history. In large part, this is due
to a lack of public education and a broadening of the corporate
powers who promote myths to achieve very specific and malicious
goals. Very simply, a sick population is an enslaved population
and that makes for huge profits.
The following are the top ten health myths they want you to
believe are true:
Mild exercise and active living improves your fitness.
The world's population and advancing technology will always
correlate with a global decline in human health. Unfortunately,
part of this decline comes from the sedentary and convenient
lifestyle which is a result of this technology. This has dramatically
decreased the amount of moderate to vigorous exercise which
helped enhance the health of our ancestors. Only moderate to
vigorous forms of exercise will have a substantial impact in
increasing your fitness and your health.
such as walking, gardening or other leisure activities are just
not enough to keep your bones strong and your heart healthy.
It never will be. One of the problems with our health today,
is that people are just not moving enough to increase their
heart rate to benefit their health. You're talking about a dramatic
decrease in our level of physical activity from just 30 to 50
years ago. That's a relatively insignificant amount of time
for our bodies to adapt in comparison to the activity levels
we had evolved to before the technological era.
living initiatives also do not address the growing issue of
inactivity. The limitations of such approaches to combat childhood
obesity may also, in part, have contributed to the problem over
the years. Motor skills such as speed, strength and power which
are integrated with cardiovascular abilities have consistently
shown to improve long-term health in both children and adults.
Yet an extremely large percentage of active living programs
and school curriculums fail to properly address or incorporate
effective training methodologies into their structure.
Soy is a healthful food.
that has created the soy sales miracle is all the more remarkable
because, only a few decades ago, the soybean was considered
unfit to eat - even in Asia.
Even the American Heart Association reviewed a decade of studies
on soy's benefits and came up with results that are now casting
doubt on soy's health claims.
is that soy protein contains dangerous levels of plant estrogens.
Although not identical to human estrogens, these have been proven
to increase breast cell proliferation, a widely accepted marker
of breast cancer risk." said Daniel, author of "The
Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health
Electromagnetic fields and wireless radiation
are not harmful to humans.
of magnetic, electric, wireless, radio (microwave), ground current,
and high frequency radiation is that it is mostly invisible
until great damage is done - like the increased risk of some
brain tumors in long term cell phone users.
of EMFs on biological tissue remains controversial. Virtually
all scientists agree that more research is necessary to determine
safe or dangerous levels. It's like one big human experiment
which we won't know the results of for several decades. Now,
with the increasing proliferation of wireless handheld and portable
devices, it is literally impossible to escape EMFs in any major
What they do know is that iron, which is necessary for healthy
blood and is stored in the brain, is highly affected by EMFs.
The permeability of the cell membranes of nerves, blood vessels,
skin and other organs is also affected, as well as the intricate
DNA of the chromosomes. Every bodily biochemical process involves
precisely choreographed movement of EMF sensitive atoms, molecules,
do EMFs impact your own health and that of your children and
pets, but also the Earth as a whole, as our overuse of electricity
contributes greatly to pollution from coal-fired electricity
plants. Those who are wise will heed the warnings of the electrically
sensitive and reduce the EMF radiation in their homes through
good design and reduction of dependence on electric appliances.
Medical screening and treatments prevent death.
Even though the medical community advocates for regular screenings
for those with illnesses, they may bring little benefit and
may actually pose harm to your health. This applies to almost
every type of medical screening for cancer and several other
diseases. Medical screening carries an immense risk in itself,
not only due to the damage inflicted by screening techniques
on the human body, but by the very nature of medical follow-up
protocols. These protocols usually encourage patients to enter
deeper into more invasive techniques, which further cripple
health and lead to a very high percentage of fatalities.
of many diseases focus too much on treatments and not enough
on prevention, a trend that could prove risky in the long run
for most people who don't understand how to take care of their
The biggest single type of story we usually hear about on the
news involves treatment, and narratives lend themselves much
better to that kind of story. Stories about prevention, about
people exercising and eating right, just dont make great
If our current
treatment approach to health continues, hundreds of years from
now, mankind may look back at todays modern medicine
and think: How could they have been so primitive in ideology
and so wrong? What lack of humanitarianism in government allowed
the medical industries to kill people with economically driven
false beliefs and ideas? Why didnt government stop them?
Who were the people in charge of protecting those citizens?
education demands increased funding for research into new dietary,
physical activity, behavioural, socioeconomic, environmental
and medical approaches for the prevention of chronic disease.
Children who grow into teenagers and then adults require more
accountability for their own well-being through health conscious
decisions which are motivated by proper practical and theoretical
applications. They need to know that treatment modalities and
pharmaceutical applications may not save their health in the
future. Substantial political and financial contributions are
also imperative to invest in prevention more effectively to
regulate revisions and mandate policies which affect the governing
bodies of health and education. Any procrastination or failure
to resolve these matters in the next decade will only lead to
the further deterioration of human health and healthcare systems.
Proper leadership and effective communication regarding these
preventive measures may still reverse screening/treatment trends
and consequently reverse this thinking to ultimately promote
a healthier aging population.
Alcohol and red wine are beneficial to human health
Those who drink
alcoholic beverages may want to rethink their drinking in light
of the many warnings about smaller amounts of alcohol use. The alcohol
industry and the media have portrayed one glass, even two glasses,
of wine or beer as not only safe, but possibly healthy. They tell
the public that there is only danger when the use of alcohol is
excessive or abusive.
is a Class A human carcinogen and increases the risk of breast,
colon, liver, and oral cancers. It is a drug that suppresses the
central nervous system, like barbiturates, sedatives, and anesthetics.
Alcohol is not a stimulant, even though the person who drinks seems
stimulated because the alcohol is affecting portions of the brain
that control judgment. It is a depression of self-control, not a
Most of the
studies on red wine clearly show that it is not the alcohol itself
that gives wine its protective effects. What are beneficial are
the abundant quantities of compounds that are found even in red
wine that has been dealcoholized. Specificially resveratrol is a
phenolic compound that contributes to the antioxidant potential
of red wine.
Fluoride Prevents Tooth Decay.
amount of fluoride is dangerous to your health and has NEVER been
proven to prevent tooth decay. It's actually the biggest scientific
fraud ever to be promoted by national and international Governments.
Fluoride has been linked to osteoporosis, cancer, auto-immune diseases,
and even very small concentrations can disrupt DNA repair enzymes
Focus on lowering bad cholesterol.
of the biggest health myths propagated in western culture and certainly
in the United States, is the misuse of an invented term "bad
cholesterol" by the media and medical community. Moreover,
a scientifically-naive public has been conned into a fraudulent
correlation between elevated cholesterol and cardiovascular disease
(CVD). Cholesterol has not been shown to actually cause CVD. To
the contrary, cholesterol is vital to our survival, and trying to
artificially lower it can have detrimental effects, particularly
as we age.
Vaccines prevent diseases and increase immunity.
"immunization", often substituted for vaccination,
is false and should be legally challenged. Medical research
has well established that the direct injection of foreign proteins
and other toxic material (particularly known immune-sensitising
poisons such as mercury) makes the recipient more, not less,
easily affected by what he/she encounters in the future. This
means they do the opposite of immunize, commonly even preventing
immunity from developing after natural exposure.
frequency of health problems has been estimated by authorities
to be possibly up to 100 times, or more, greater than that reported
by government agencies. That difference is due to the lack of
enforcement or incentive for doctors to report adverse effects.
With the anti-vaccination movements now exposing the truth on
the internet, the medical community is now on high alert, defending
their claims and being told by vaccine manufacturers that they
must never let their patients (or parents) think that the risks
could outweigh the benefits, when in reality, it is precisely
the opposite that is true.
Sunscreen protects you from the sun's harmful rays.
that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth. It's a myth promoted
by a profit-seeking tag-team effort between the cancer industry
and the sunscreen industry. The sunscreen industry makes money
by selling lotion products that actually contain cancer-causing
chemicals. It then donates a portion of that money to the cancer
industry through non-profit groups like the American and Canadian
Cancer Societies which, in turn, run heart-breaking public service
ads urging people to use sunscreen to "prevent cancer."
evidence, however, shows quite clearly that sunscreen actually
promotes cancer by blocking the body's absorption of ultraviolet
radiation, which produces vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D,
as recent studies have shown, prevents up to 77 of ALL cancers
in women (breast cancer, colon cancer, cervical cancer, lung
cancer, brain tumors, multiple myeloma, etc). Meanwhile, the
toxic chemical ingredients used in most sunscreen products are
actually carcinogenic and have never been safety tested. They
get absorbed right through the skin (a porous organ that absorbs
most substances it comes into contact with) and enter the bloodstream.
Conventional medicine and the healthcare system helps
biggest health myth today is the public's misconception that mainstream
medicine and the healthcare system helps sick people. Nothing could
be further from the truth.
The freedom of people to choose natural healing, alternative medicine
and methods of disease prevention could soon be threatened by corporate
lobbyists who will do anything to protect their wealth at the expense
of your health.
conventional medicine claim that all the drug marketing, drug approvals,
surgical procedures, chemotherapy and all other treatments are based
on "hard science." But is it really science? As you might
have guessed, there's surprisingly little genuine science to be
found in the common practice of conventional medicine which controls
the healthcare system. Rather, what passes for "science"
today is a collection of health myths, half-truths, intellectual
dishonesty, self delusion, fraudulent reporting and wishful thinking.
90 percent of
all diseases (cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, etc.)
are easily preventable through diet, nutrition, sunlight and exercise.
None of these solutions are ever promoted by conventional medicine
because they make no money.
actually cure or resolve the underlying causes of disease. Even
"successful" drugs only manage symptoms, usually at the
cost of interfering with other physiological functions that will
cause side effects down the road. There is no such thing as a drug
without a side effect.
There is no
financial incentive for anyone in today's system of medicine (drug
companies, hospitals, doctors, etc.) to actually make patients well.
Profits are found in continued sickness, not wellness or prevention.
the "prevention" programs you see today (such as free
mammograms or other screening programs) are little more than cleverly
disguised patient recruitment schemes. They use free screenings
to scare people into agreeing to unnecessary treatments that enrich
drug companies. Breast cancer mammography is a complete scam: The
machines actually cause cancer!
Nobody has any
interest in your health except you. No corporation, no doctor, and
no government has any desire to actually make you well. This has
served the short-term financial interests of higher powers in the
west very well. The only healthy, aware, critically thinking individuals
are all 100% free of pharmaceuticals and processed foods.
is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy
lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental
Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease
prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.