Nowhere is this more prevalent for me than in the health and fitness industry. It is an industry where health problems are invented for the sake of a dollar, and where nutritional recommendations fly in the face of logic and fact.
To put it simply: Corporations want you to remain unhealthy.
Another example of this is the dairy industry. We are told that we must drink milk because it contains calcium, and our bones also contain calcium, therefore milk is good for our bones. That would be great information, except it isn’t true. About 100 years ago, many children in America were suffering from a bone disease known as rickets, a bone disease caused by low levels of Vitamin D in the body. Dairy farmers put synthetic Vitamin D into milk and fed it to children at schools. This fixed the rickets problem, but Big Dairy became pretty comfortable with all of the business that the schools brought them, and devised ways to stay in schools. This is why we are told to have our 3 glasses a day, and why dairy is its own food group.
|When in doubt, follow the money.|