23 August 2012

When I won't accept a guest post


I get regular requests from people who want to guest post on my blog. Then, I got this unbelievable one yesterday. More unbelievable was that I saw it almost directly after giving a lecture on evidence-based nutrition. Thought I'd share.

3 comments:

Jeannine said...

Hysterical. lol

Mike said...

Can you please explain why he's/she's wrong? I'm not trying to attack you, but simply trying to understand. I was suggested by a credible source to read your blog and I'd like to understand your thought process and reasoning behind how you feel about that person's beliefs.

Thank you in advance!

David Despain said...

Mike, sorry about the delay. Do you mean why I think Dr. Mercola is wrong? Where do I start?

He frequently ignores scientific fact and well-established evidence and, instead, uses scare tactics to promote his products.

Examples:

- He scares people into avoiding vaccines, even claiming without evidence that they may cause autism, although vaccines are one of the most important medical advancements in history, saving millions of lives.
- He scares people into avoiding any fructose, pointing out that people should even avoid it from fruits when in fact the evidence has shown that eating more fruits is healthier and that fructose in normal amounts can actually support better blood sugar.
- He scares people into avoiding GMO ingredients despite the fact that their safety is well-assured.
- He scares people away from life-saving drugs and supplements based on few facts and sometimes ridiculous arguments (e.g. magnesium stearate).

There's plenty more. Maybe I should write a blog post.

David