Misinformation campaign: Unraveling the web of deception

I need to get something off of my chest.

Something that has really been troubling me.

So, no—today we aren’t going to dive into a study that talks about why exercise will boost your well-being and longevity…

Or how your gut microbiome is the foundation to health.

Instead, we’re going to talk about the “misinformation campaign.”

Because believe me when I say, it’s running rampant.

Don’t be too trusting

We all have access to a 24/7 news cycle. And that “news” comes from both conventional and non-conventional avenues.

Long gone are the days where we rely on radio and television for current events. Now, we have many people spinning webs on multiple digital platforms.

(Unless you live under a rock, you know what I’m talking about.)

Of course, I knew it was happening. But I had no idea just how rampant it runs until I started to do a deep dive into the world of TikTok and Instagram.

And while many of you may not use those platforms, believe me when I say there are many other lame sources of health “news” out there, too. (Including some mainstream media channels and all of their subsidiaries and wannabes.)

Not to mention “doctor Google” and what you can find going down that rabbit hole.

In fact, it absolutely amazes me to see so much misinformation out there in unprecedented volumes. Rather, it infuriates me.

Why? Because it makes those of us actually doing the right thing look bad.

Despite having decades of experience treating thousands of patients—and doing my job of staying on top of the research—I now have to worry about being accused of spreading misinformation myself. While the “players” continue to skate by.

(Just look at Tucker Carlson’s recent conversation throwing shade at Ozempic. But I’m not going there… today.)

My point is this…

My expertise, experience, and enthusiasm are invaluable

This e-letter, Reality Health Check, is absolutely FREE.

It comes with advice backed by my 30+ years of clinical experience. And I continuously reference scientific evidence, including data drawn from clinical studies.

I do NOT make anything up. I do NOT spread false news.

And although I may disagree with some interpretations of study results, I’m NOT making up science. I’m forming an opinion that’s based on fact and experience. Period.

Because, call me crazy, but I actually BELIEVE in science. And—news flash—Science continuously evolves, meaning opinions can change as more data emerges.

Those same standards are not held across the board. Those “influencers” in the form of health coaches, nutritionists, pharmacists, dog walkers, regular boys and girls, men and women…

They create content that is clickable and trend-worthy.

That’s not to say that none of their information is valuable. But why should you have to separate the wheat from the chaff when you aren’t educated in that way?

That’s MY job… one that I love doing, and one that I think I do extraordinarily well.

Forgive me, but these newcomers can’t match my level of expertise, experience, or enthusiasm for science-backed health news. I don’t fuel conspiracy theories or lies. I simply separate fact from fiction, truth from lies, information from misinformation.

And this e-letter is just the beginning. See, I go even more in-depth with my reporting in my monthly Logical Health Alternatives newsletter. (Click here to learn about becoming a member.)

That content isn’t free, but in my humble opinion, it’s worth three times what we charge for it. After all, you’re always going to get the latest and greatest news from a physician who is still actively practicing medicine across the country and the globe.

Bottom line? If you want information that’s going to help you lead a happier and healthier life, I am your guy—look no further. And, tell all of your family and friends.

Because THAT’S something worth spreading.