Don’t Take Medical Advice From Oprah

Newsweek’s article on Oprah and how her show pushes medical “cures” that are probably more harmful than helpful is very interesting. It talks about how she has guests on her show that are more often than not celebrities that swear by a cure or quack science that helps them live their lives. However, it turns out that they don’t seem to actually know what they’re talking about most of the time.

These people include Suzanne Summers and Jenny McCarthy. The former talks about how she tries to stay youthful by doing all of these horrendous things to her body that scientists say probably hurt her more than help her. McCarthy talks about how her son’s autism was caused by injections, which is so patently false according to studies done that it’s ridiculous. Their reasoning in believing these things is because “It works for me” and “A mother’s intuition”. Seriously, please don’t take your advice from these people. They’re quack jobs and have no scientific background at all.

Please trust scientists and people who actually know what they’re talking about. It’s really sad when people trust famous people more than scientists for information just because they see them on a seemingly reputable show like Oprah’s, but thems the sticks I guess.

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