Medical Quackery Guide: Part 2 - The Practice of Medical Quackery

by Jason J. Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: August 24, 2022 00:01

Indigenous Appropriation of Healing Medicine by Quacks 

Medical quackery is the practice of quack medicine by medical quacks and fraudsters. It is based in false medical science and is the fraudulent promotion in managing health-related conditions, use of medical treatments, and cure for a disease causes.

Quacks and Legitimate Physicians are Hard to Differentiate

Medical quacks and fraudsters and legitimate physicians can be difficult to tell apart. Patients who need an answer may compel an unethical physician, who is unable and/or incapable, to invent quackery cures, which are outside of the scope of legitimate practice, trying to help people while maintaining their medical reputation.

Quacks use Quackery to Mislead with Quack Medicine

Quackery includes any form of medicine that manages, treats, and prevents health-related conditions and disease with unapproved and inappropriate drugs, therapy, devices, or procedures, including any use of food, herbs, supplements, and someone's lifestyle.

Quack doctors, quack websites, and quack journalists mislead people into using food, herbs, diets, the mind, a lifestyle, energy, and spiritual rituals for quackery disease cures, instead of teaching people to eat and supplement for health, while integrating lifestyle habits that promote well-being.

For example, as is commonly done with journalists, the New York Times uses a clickbait headline to promote disease prevention with fruit juice:

"NYTimes: Pills and Powders Aim to Replace Cranberry Juice as Go-To Prevention for U.T.I.s"

Dani Blum NYTimes: Pills and Powders Aim to Replace Cranberry Juice as Go-To Prevention for U.T.I.s

Quacks Use Evidence-Based Pseudo-Science for Promoting Quack Medicine

One of the main ways that quack medicine is practiced is through the use of evidence-based pseudo-science, often masquerading as the scientific method of hypothetical deductivism. 

Quacks Recommend Illogical Evidence Based Pseudo-science

Another way quackery is promoted is by quacks who say that evidence based medicine pseudo-science found only within major academic medical organizations can be used for the illogical inductive and abductive reasoning of indirectly linking incomplete observations.

The Long History of Medical Quackery and the Stone of Folly

The Gullible Believe Quack Science 

Hundreds of years ago, 'to quack' was 'to shout' while presenting quackery cures to an audience. A 1650 quack cure for madness was to cut a surgical hole in the head of a patient to remove the imaginary "stone of folly" from someone who may be fearful, gullible, abnormal, mad, or easy-to-deceive with false hopes of  magic cures.

Medical Quackery Develops From Medical Supremacy

Confusion and propaganda is spread about throughout the various forms of medicine by some medical pathologists that the only form of scientific medicine is allopathy which leads to the secular medicalization of non-allopathic related areas of medicine for profiteering by hegemonic allopathic supremacists.

Unfortunately, ideological confusion and propaganda lead to medical quackery and quack medicine that has a basis in evidence-based pseudo-scientific speculation, wrong medical science, fraudulent medical practice, and is the promotion of false medical treatments and cures for disease and health-related conditions causes for profit.

Quackery Creates Bad Relationships with Food, Diet, and Supplements

Quack doctors, medical scientists, and academic schools speculate as to why food is bad, such as salt, butter, and red meat, by linking food with disease instead of health. Quacks often do not understand that the nutrients in food are responsible for their benefit to health and will promote misconceptions that certain foods, such as superfoods, can even treat health problems.

Quacks often speculate with evidence-based pseudo-science that certain foods and/or supplements are harmful and dangerous because they contain a singular or small grouping of vitamins, particular trace minerals, saturated fats, or unique constituents. Although it is essential that people eat complete balanced meals as part of a diet, limiting food groups and supplementation is unhealthy; for example, someone eats only peanut butter for lunch, or restricts and excludes carbohydrates from their diet, or consumes only supplements without meals.

Quackery uses dieting, diets, and restrictive diet plans to remove food groups and reduce food intake for weight loss or the prevention, management, and treatment of health-related conditions and diseases, such as the Mediterranean Diet, plant-based, low-calorie, vegan, and fasting diets like keto and paleo. Instead of dieting or doing diets, eat a complete balanced diet with additional supplementation, as a better way to approach health, wellness, well-being, and a healthy weight through increasing the density of nutrients in the diet.

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