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I was asked recently to provide some examples of health and fitness marketing that makes false claims and/or exploits human biases. I came up with a billion examples. Here are just 6:

#science #skepticism #criticalthinking #exercise #health
1/6. All-natural #wheyprotein. It exploits the irrational cognitive bias towards natural products.
2/6. L-carnitine sold for decades as a ‘fat burner’ despite research which failed to show consistent and reliable outcomes.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/02/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/dai…
From Tragedy to Hesitancy: How Public Health Failures Boosted COVID-19 Vaccine Scepticism

nakedcapitalism.com/2021/06/from-t…

#PublicHealth #COVID19 #vaccines #skepticism #LessonsLearned
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What are your needs?
And who will guarantee tomorrow that they will be met, together with your #freedom?

These questions are ultimately entrenched with the beliefs we hold, and the actions we take in consequence.

For the next 10 years, we’ll have to work day by day on getting >
...general reasoning skills free from material blackmail.

For too long now we have been enslaved by corporate lies. Tobacco, sugar, gmo, oil producers have blackmailed editorialists, threatening their #freedom, made them stall action each day and spread doubt, to protect sales.
These people, often well-established as lobbyist, are being paraded around, spreading outright lies under a veil of supposed healthy #skepticism. Physicists turning climatologists by night, supposed professors doing economy and no scientific method: all under corporate payroll. >
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