To begin this post I would like to point out the immediate signs that drew me to believe this website provided “fake” or inaccurate science news. When I visited the website provided below, there was a bold, yellow sign on the top of the page stating that Natural News have been censored by Google search results. If I were to come across this page while researching I would immediately leave the website without further browsing. However, I was curious to see if I could find any more red flags upon glancing through the website. “Top Seven Natural Cures for Cancer that Got Buried by the FDA, AMA, CDC” was one specific article that stood out to me and caught my attention. I mean who wouldn’t click on it? I would be curious to know the possible cures for the deathly disease! First, I researched the author, S.D. Wells, to see if he or she possibly has any medical background or previous research in the biomedical field of medicine. And just as I predicted, there was nothing.
This article dives into a conspiracy theory that the FDA and cancer industries destroy cancer cures and even make harmful lab-made drugs that make cancer worse. This author strongly believes that the FDA, AMA, and CDC all contribute to “breeding” cancer in food and medicine to continue the spread of cancer. How crazy does that sound?! In addition, the article includes 7 ways to “cure cancer” including natural curing with herbs and hydrogen peroxide. And what makes it more unrealistic is that they are using sources to support these “cures” from OTHER articles strictly from their website. These resources do NOT include professional discoveries or even experimentations to support their claims. There is no indication that this article was peer reviewed by any professional and includes no accurate or verified data. Overall, this article, and even the entirety of this website, includes controversial nutrition and health claims based on bias opinions. Trust me, I would love to find the cure to cancer; however, I wouldn’t follow these remedies suggested by an author that has no experience in medicine!!! Let’s leave it up to the cancer researchers that evaluate cancer treatments such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery.
Posted by Angela Driscoll (Group A)
Source of Article: http://www.naturalnews.com/042688_natural_medicine_cancer_cures_government_agencies.html
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