The Accredited Times has extensively covered how fake news and fake history is misinforming and perverting the minds of millions of innocent people. But there is another extremely pervasive form of disinformation laying waste to accredited institutions like the pharmaceutical drug industry and government dietary advisory boards, while promoting scams like vitamins and nutrition. What I am referring to, of course, is fake science, and its leading aider and abettor, the medical research search engine, PubMed.
PubMed makes peer-reviewed medical literature available to the public, allowing armchair doctors and nutritionists to find and cite studies to back up their crazy ideas about human health. Without any accreditation, millions of laymen are searching for non-medical terms like “vitamin D”, “omega 3”, “resistance training” and “infrared sauna”. These have nothing to do with human health and disease, because accredited doctors never mention them or discuss them in relation to any illness. Yet, type one of these terms into PubMed, and you’ll find a ton of placebo-controlled studies purporting to prove the health benefits of these things, that we already know are alternative health quackery!
Quacks have long tried to promote the idea that vitamins and minerals are somehow important in disease prevention and human health, but doctors never prescribe them for any ailment, or identify a deficiency in one or more of them as the cause of a disease. Therefore, there must be no-one in the whole of America that has ever had an illness because of lack of a particular nutrient, or had an illness that could be alleviated by a nutrient. Every patient who visits the doctor is getting all the nutrition they need from processed foods. But health quacks who are now advocating dangerous doses of liposomal vitamin C for example, can go to PubMed, search for vitamin C, and find tons of studies claiming to show that it has measurable health benefits.
This website has become very dangerous to accredited doctors, who are used to scoffing at ignorant advocates of nutrition, while simultaneously recommending that children, and especially boys, take multiple pharmaceuticals from a young age. Every day, more and more armchair scientists find this website and use it to further their nutritional and health scams, while doctors desperately try to steer people away from excessive exercise, sunshine, nutrition and health therapies, and towards pharmaceuticals. This website needs to be shut down as a matter of urgency, before more people find it and start taking their health into their own hands instead of depending on doctors and pharmacists. I call on the FDA to immediately take this site down, as if misinterpreted by non-scientists, these studies could lead to dangerous decisions, like not seeing a doctor, or taking poisonous vitamins. For the sake of medicine and the future of humanity, we must act now.