Do You Believe in “Medical Conspiracy Theories”?

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Do you believe in “medical conspiracy theories”? If so you are in good company.

According to a survey undertaken by professors at the University of Chicago, more than half of all Americans believe in one or more so-called “medical conspiracy theories”. Of course, most of us know that the derogatory term “conspiracy theory” is simply a way to marginalize those who think critically instead of blithely accepting the word of those who stand to make money off of our compliance.

The survey was a series of statements. The respondents could choose from the following answers: Heard Before, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, or Disagree.

  • The Food and Drug Administration is deliberately preventing the public from getting natural cures for cancer and other diseases because of pressure from drug companies.
  • Health officials know that cell phones cause cancer but are doing nothing to stop it because large corporations won’t let them.
  • The CIA deliberately infected large numbers of African-Americans with HIV under the guise of a hepatitis inoculation program.
  • The global dissemination of genetically modified food by Monsanto is part of a secret program, called Agenda 21, launched by the Rockefeller and Ford foundations to shrink the world’s population.
  • Doctors and the government still want to vaccinate children even though they know these vaccines cause autism and other psychological disorders.
  • Public water fluoridation is really just a secret way for chemical companies to dump the dangerous byproducts of phosphate mines into the environment.

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If you are anything like me, you probably read those statements and nodded, while adding your own mental notes about how most of them don’t go far enough…for example, there is no mention of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in that depopulation statement.  Water is fluoridated to dumb down and sedate the population.  Each of those statements by themselves could be the basis of an entire research project.

According to J. Eric Oliver, the lead author, the belief in these theories shows that people who can’t grasp the science find these theories easier to comprehend. (Bless their poor ignorant hearts.)

“Science in general – medicine in particular – is complicated and cognitively challenging because you have to carry around a lot of uncertainty,” Oliver said.

“To talk about epidemiology and probability theories is difficult to understand as opposed to ‘if you put this substance in your body, it’s going to be bad,'” he said. (source)

An article on Reuters Health breaks down the findings.

For the new study, he and his colleague used data from 1,351 adults who answered an online survey between August and September 2013. The data were then weighted to represent the U.S. population.

The participants read six popular medical conspiracy theories and then indicated whether they had heard of them and whether they agreed or disagreed with them.

Like the theories about conspiracies to infect African Americans with HIV and to prevent citizens from accessing alternative medicines, the other theories on the list had mistrust of government and large organizations as themes.

They include the theory that the government knows cell phones cause cancer but does nothing about it, that genetically modified organisms are being used to shrink the world’s population, that routine vaccinations cause autism and that water fluoridation is a way for companies to dump dangerous chemicals into the environment.

Some 49 percent of the survey participants agreed with at least one of the conspiracies.

In fact, in addition to the 37 percent of respondents who fully agreed that U.S. regulators are suppressing access to natural cures, less than a third were willing to say they actively disagreed with the theory.

With regard to the theory that childhood vaccines cause psychological disorders like autism and the government knows it, 69 percent had heard the idea, 20 percent agreed with it and 44 percent disagreed.

The only conspiracy theory with which more than half of the respondents disagreed was that a U.S. spy agency infected a large number of African Americans with HIV. (source)

The researchers used the results of the survey to predict health behaviors on the part of the “conspiracy theory” believers. Rightfully, those of us who believe that the government, Big Pharma, and the AMA don’t have our best interests at heart are far more likely to seek natural options, question treatment protocols, and not fall into line, bleating in compliance. In one example, of those who did not believe in any of the so-called “conspiracy theories”, only 13% used herbal supplements. Of those who believed in three or more of the statements, 35% took herbal supplements.

The author of the study believes these findings can be used by doctors to aid in communication (i.e., approach these types of ignorant patients with a different type of propaganda.)

Instead of viewing patients who believe in conspiracy theories as crazy, he said doctors should realize those patients may be less likely to follow a prescription regimen.

“It’s important to increase information about health and science to the public,” he said. “I think scientific thinking is not a very intuitive way to see the world. For people who don’t have a lot of education, it’s relatively easy to reject the scientific way of thinking about things.”  (source)

By referring to these beliefs as “conspiracy theories,” this survey starts out with a bias against those who look at the medical establishment critically, instead of embracing every golden word that drips from the doctor’s mouth. The so-called results paint those who regard the establishment with suspicion as ignorant, superstitious fools that need to be carefully handled and manipulated by the doctors. This only serves to boost the “God complex” that many physicians already have.

The next time you find yourself in a medical waiting room, it’s important to understand that if you have an anti-establishment point of view some physicians will see your outlook as a problem to be managed.  Patients may find themselves subjected to pressure regarding anything from a flu shot to a course of treatment for mental health that might reliably be dealt with via good nutrition.

  • Be alert to attempts to manipulate you into accepting a course of treatment you might otherwise disagree with.
  • Take the time to do your own research before having things injected into your body or before swallowing pills just because the doctor said so.
  • Don’t be afraid to seek a second opinion.
  • Before it even gets to this point, establish a relationship with a naturopath or other holistic practitioner.  He or she may be able to recommend a doctor who is receptive to this point of view in the event you need a prescription for antibiotics, etc.
  • Be confident in decisions you have already made, such as the choice not to vaccinate your children.
  • If the doctor is trying to persuade you to agree to a specific course of action, ask for something to read over so that you can make your decision without being pressured.
  • There is no reason in the course of a standard office visit you need to agree with something on the spot.

You have the ultimate right to make decisions for yourself and your family. Members of the medical establishment only have the authority you allow them to have.

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For more information on some of my favorite “medical conspiracy theories”, I invite you to take a trip down the rabbit hole with some of the following articles:

Five Reasons Why I’ll Never Get a Flu Shot

Tragic Mistake or Deliberate Plan?

Making a Killing with Cancer

Researchers Prove FDA Approved Cancer Drugs Have The side Effect Of Inducing Stem Cell Tumours

The Great American Genocide

Is Bill Gates a Psychopath?

Monsanto: The Real Cyberdyne

Codex Alimentarius: Introduction to Soft Kill Eugenics

Fluoride is Poison

The Sinister Corporate Agenda of the FDA

Agenda 21: Full Spectrum Domination

 

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Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • Since this “change” I do know tens of thousands died from lack of care. If your not sick, you dont know, when you watch someone die, because thier insurance was taken, when it is preventable, from my ongoing experience, it is beyond devistating. When no one listens, when socialized medicine, attacks you, and your wife, and denies them basic care, you will know a sorrow that is unspeakable. They seem to think its a game. And in fact, it IS a conspiricy, well laid, starting by taking the responsibility from a doctor, I still wonder how they can live with themselves. Just be aware, medical care is no longer a noble proffesion, it is very sad. A moral, jaded, I must tell myself they know not, what they do. From the recorders you will be talking to, to the people thousands of miles away who harrase you, its evil.

  • What I have come to believe is “There’s a pill for that!” It seems that every time one sees a doctor, there is another pill to add to the list.

    My husband and I both have conditions that actually DO need to be treated by a doctor and some medications, but we are very careful to research before accepting the diagnosis or treatment.

    Some doctors will “divorce” a patient for non compliance, but we have been lucky that both our doctors are at least willing to listen to our concerns.

    I used to work for a doctor who was actually one of the “good guy” He always encouraged me and his patients alike to ask questions, get a second opinion, and he was willing to “treat conservatively”

    Too many people today accept what their doctors say as gospel. Unfortunately my sister is one of them and she has always been one to take anything and everything. Now her health has actually suffered because of TOO many pills.

  • The hucksters and scam artists depend on your mistrust of the medical community. After all they say the Chinese have been taking powdered tiger penus for 4000 years as a cure for male impotence so it must be true. And you believe them because you read on the internet that the FDA is hiding real cures from you. Sadly you deserve what you get.

  • As someone with Lupus and fibromyalgia , I know that the Pharama Industry has keep a natural product off the market . Marijuana can be used to keep the immune system from attacking the organs and joints of individuals as well as dulling the pain associated with Lupus and Fibromyalgia !
    ” But IT IS TOO CHEAP ! ” So , I spend up wards to $300 to $400 a month for Pharma Drugs . The same Pharma Drugs that have their own side effects , which requires more Pharma Drugs to off set the side effects of the first drugs . Then there are the long term Health Hazards of taking the orginal Pharma Drugs . Long term use , over one to two years will get you CANCER ! So , now you off on a new set of Pharma Drugs for a new ailment ! WIN , WIN for the Pharma Industry !

  • I notice J. Eric Oliver teaches political science at U. of Chicago, making him an expert in drugs and medicine, while the rest of us dummies know nothing. As one with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences, I can tell you that his analysis means practically nothing to me. The main unanswered question for me is, “Who paid him for writing about such a study?”

  • “Science is God until it conflicts with your preconceived notions, personal prejudices and financial incentives.”

  • 50% of the population can’t find the United States on a global map. Perhaps, the same 50% that believes in these theories. Critical thinking, indeed. LOL

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