Where I live, September is the month that remains warm, but the evenings often cool down, warning of the impending weather-change about to come. In turn this is also when flu shot signs and tables with bored looking nurses and boxes full of needles join Halloween decorations as they make their seasonal debut into stores. Flu vaccines are a huge market for these stores.
The Truth About Pet Cancer? Although it contains some interesting, even promising ideas, these are unfortunately served with a heavy seasoning of misinformation and fear-mongering. Hypotheses and opinions are presented as established facts, and anyone who disagrees is suggested to be ignorant at best, venal and corrupt at worst.
With Clay Jones being unavoidably prevented from his usual slot, we instead offer a post by Brennen McKenzie for your enjoyment! Hypotheses and opinions are presented as established facts, and anyone who disagrees is implied to be ignorant at best, venal and corrupt at worst.
It would have been possible to make a substantive, accurate, and very interesting documentary about some of these topics, from ketogenic diets to the epidemiology of cancer in pets.
Hall ably reviewed several years ago. Participants The participants seem to fall into several broad categories: Individuals in the first two categories are clearly the architects of this bit of propaganda.
Several of these are not only evangelists for alternative medicine and lifestyles but purveyors of quite astonishing and bizarre conspiracy theories. Those in the third category mostly seem like pretty reasonable people, so their reasons for participating in this project are less clear.
Some have been so blinded by their enthusiasm for a particular idea, such as ketogenic diets, that they are willing to overlook the use of their statements to promote pseudoscience and attack science and science-based medicine.
Others may have been misled as to the nature of the project and how their participation will be used. Many say perfectly reasonable and science-based things in their interviews, though these comments are often interwoven with more extreme or unscientific comments to build a narrative that might not accurately reflect these views.
I have spoken to one person in this group who was actually quite angry about how their words were used and their implied support for claims they do not actually believe in. Others I have communicated with indicate that they stand by their own comments but take no position for or against the claims made by others.
It is undoubtedly true that not every individual who participated agrees with every claim made by all of the other participants. It may well be that some of the more science-minded participants are not even aware of how bizarre and anti-science the views of some of the organizers and other participants are.
Regardless of how the more reasonable folks interviewed came to be associated with this project, however, their reputations are now tied to it to some degree, and it is their responsibility to disavow any aspects of the project they feel are inaccurate or untruthful or that misrepresent their views in some significant way.
Failing to do this gives tacit approval and support to the project, and to the many falsehoods, errors, and attacks on science-based medicine it contains.
The argument An exhaustive review of every claim made in this series would be impractical. Not all participants agree on every claim, and they are often too vague be assessed by a critical appraisal of the research literature.
However, there are several consistent themes and hypotheses that run through the series, and it is important for the pet-owning public to know that the evidence, and the truth, is not what it is made to seem in this series.
I will briefly cover the evidence concerning some of the major claims made in this series. Here is the general argument presented: Cancer is rampant in dogs and cats. More pets are getting cancer and at younger ages than ever before.
The main causes for this are: Commercial pet foods; and Our toxic environment, including chemicals in commercial pet diets, vaccines, conventional parasite preventatives and medicines, GMOs, wifi and other emf sources, and many other bad things.
Science-based veterinarians like myself are ignorant about the problem and the causes, largely because of entrenched dogma and the influence of pharmaceutical and pet food companies.
At best, we are ignorant, at worst we refuse to study and accept effective strategies for preventing and treating cancer because we make our living from sick animals and from foods and drugs that contribute to the problem.
The TRUTH about cancer treatment is alternative therapies and diets are safer and more effective than conventional cancer therapy. Claims and the evidence Claim 1: More pets are getting cancer and at younger ages than ever before Examples: You look back 50 years ago, where some will say that the cancer rate may have been 1 in dogs.
Today, according to PhDs, the dog has the highest rate of cancer of any mammal on the planet. Literally, from last year, them saying 1 in 2, to this year, 1 in 1.
In my experience, we are seeing cancer in younger and younger animals. Breast cancer rates have gone up despite every effort.Orion, more than a constellation. The Orion constellation is a pattern of stars that is repeated in monuments, Orion and the Pyramids. Orion Constellation.
What a jaw-droppingly misleading article. ppb = parts per billion. If drinking water safety standards limits mercury to 2ppb and a shot of flu vaccine = ppb, you’re getting the same amount of mercury in the flu shot that you’d get in flu-vaccine-vial-size containers of drinking water.
This is a heart-breaking and extremely enlightening, all wrapped into one. When I was applying to medical school there were so many of my undergraduate friends going off-shore to these schools.
The Truth About Pet Cancer (TAPC) is a slick bit of propaganda.
Although it contains some interesting, even promising ideas, these are unfortunately served with a heavy seasoning of misinformation and fear-mongering. Hypotheses and opinions are presented as established facts, and anyone who disagrees is suggested to be ignorant at best, venal and corrupt at worst.
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I mean McDonalds even has those advertisements on TV stating that they are made with "% white meat chicken breast".