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[Health] Disease Mongering: Creating a Market from a Disease

Today we bring you - another golden gem of a video from John McDougall MD, this time discussing disease mongering.  Disease mongering is what the pharmaceutical and medical device businesses do in order to make money - to push questionable drugs, surgeries, potions, gimmicks and generally unnecessary (but profitable) treatments. The first step in disease mongering is to create a definition for a disease that will encompass a large portion of the population - be that a market for osteoporosis drugs, cholesterol drugs, vaccines - or other unnecessary treatments.   Doctors then sell the relative rather than absolute benefits. It's a great way to fool patients, to make them think there is a huge benefit - when the benefit is actually miniscule and the product possibly dangerous.  McDougall says doctors need to stop going along with this. In this classic talk from our 2005 Expo, McDougall doesn't hold back. He won't be involved in pushing useless treatments - it's unethica

[Activism] Why We Need A Food Revolution Now - John Robbins

  John Robbins  is a 3-million copy bestselling author, social activist, and humanitarian. He is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, and Green America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He’s also co-founder & president of the 500,000+ member Food Revolution Network .   🌱Join 300,000+ Healthy Food Lovers LIVE at the 10th Edition of the Food Revolution Summit! Do you know the BEST anti-cancer, immune-boosting foods that have the power to protect you from heart disease, dementia, and other chronic illnesses? Join 300,000+ Healthy Food Lovers for this totally FREE Online Event - April 24 - May 2: Find Out More Get your FREE immunity boosting foods handbook:

[Medicine] What is Lifestyle Medicine? | The Exam Room

  Dr. Niki Davis is a rocket scientist turned board-certified medical doctor who specializes in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. She joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to discuss how doctors are not trained in how to treat patients with lifestyle medicine.   [ The Physicians Committee is dedicated to saving lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research. We combine the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of more than 175,000 members across the United States and around the world.]