We reside in the most complex organism known to man. So physically and mentally complex that science will take another century of diligent effort to fully appreciate its full functioning. Thus throughout history the success of the fledgling medical services has left a lot to be desires, This leaves fertile grounds for opportunistic charlatans. In the entire spectrum of health services from that firmly founded on serious science offered by medical professionals to unsubstantial pseudo science offered by devoted medical healers, there are insidious opportunists who fraudulently claim to be the bearer of the latest revolutionary scientific breakthroughs, just released after decades of diligent research from a prodigious, government sponsored, US laboratory, secret cures, magical potions and long overlooked obscene treatments, that according to endless validating testimonials from those who have bought the product, which has brought speedy relief from an old nagging ailment, that is nothing less than miraculous. In addition the product was available at a very reasonable cost – in fact it was heavily discounted and its application was easily applied at home.
Some of us have been lucky enough to continuously enjoy vibrant good health, while others fall victim to every passing ailment. Is it genetic, a healthy lifestyle of the very devil himself at work. What a perfect scenario, part fact, part analogical, but always emotional, for the charlatan to ply his deceitful trade.
This opportunism traditionally accompanied the traveling circus, along with the “all seeing Madame Mystic, the renowned and widely acclaimed Egyptian clairvoyant”. It then jumped onto the band wagon of the mail order industry, which had the advantage of separating, by an insurmountable distance, the supplier and purchaser, who would make his decision to buy on a very abbreviated advertisement.
And today it is making its biggest expansion in its history via the ubiquitous world wide web. What an opportunity, with, millions upon millions, of long suffering unsuspecting victims ready to be degiled and motivated with renewed hope to rush to procure the latest “miracle” cure, by submitting their credit card details, all facilitated by the easy click of a few computer buttons from the comfort of their own homes. What’s there to lose, the products offered over the next few days at a huge discount, plus there’s always that cast-iron full money back guarantee.
The charlatan’s business horizon has just received its biggest boost in its shameful history. So let’s remind our selves of the old phase “Buyer Beware”. Remember the best way to confront an illness is still in a timely manner to rely strongly on the professional medical skills and honestly of your personal medical practitioner.
Beware of the products that seem to be the “elixir of life” promising to make you look 20 years younger, cure boredness and improving your sex life while reducing your weight to what it was 20 years ago.
» this publication continuously prompts you to be continuously responsible for your own health through the adoption of a number of lifestyle recommendations. If you accept the challenge that you are primarily responsible in promoting your own health your endeavours should be based firmly on sound scientific knowledge – be it concerning nutrition, exercise, supplements or advanced medical treatments – in all matters you are encouraged to thoroughly review all pertinent information, including popular lifestyle books / magazines, YouTube videos and internet references.
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