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Old 08-15-20, 02:36 AM
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"Wellness" the snake oil we sell ourselves.

I thought this was a good article. I cant tell you how many times I have had people give me wellness advice and try to pitch vitamins, teas, retreats, etc to me as a way to either solve my problems, cure myself and promote "healing" through positive thinking, juice cleanses, fasting and reading such-and-such's new book. I have fallen prey to them years ago before I was medicated. The last few "instagram" years it has exploded. All of a sudden there are wellness "experts" all over the place.(what degree do you get to be a wellness expert?") Naturopaths, Homeopathic this and that.. but all they did was keep me from seeking help. In fact I felt worse because according to the "experts" I wasn't doing/buying/trying it right. These people bash the medical world and dole out their own treatments. And if it doesnt work its your fault. Dont be fooled. As fast as an expert can say that "Big Pharma" is controlling everything I can easily prove that "Big Vitamin" is just as nefarious. Anyway it was a good article.

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Re: "Wellness" the snake oil we sell ourselves.

Thanks for the link. I'll read it when I get a chance.

I agree that the naturalistic "think positive" industry is just as much an industry as anything else.

"Follow the money," my teacher used to tell me. "It's always about the money." (the great motivator)
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