HOW TO SAFELY KNOW IF WHAT YOU ARE READING IS A CROCK OR NOT.
WHAT A CROCK!
That is what I said the other day after I signed up for a FREE ebook on weight loss.
As you know I have made it my mission to dispel weight loss myths and weight loss programs that are hype and scams. After I signed up for this FREE program I was led on a wild goose chase through multiple multiple clicks of up sell pages and offers. Which made me angry. The program itself is viable and after getting through all the sale pitches I found that they really did deliver. However they almost lost me by trying to sell too much too soon. Although I haven’t given it my gold star of approval yet, I do not believe it is a crock.
A crock is (in case you have never heard the expression) is short for a crock or jar that is full of nothing or worse sh_t. It means it is a lie or someone trying really hard to sell you something you don’t want or need.
Today I heard something on the radio that I know for a fact is a crock. A dangerous one at that. This ad was pulling on the heart strings of parents and using fear to try and convince them that their children need the HPV vaccine.
As a Hospice nurse I know for a fact that cervical cancer is very rarely a cause of death. Routine pap smears have all but eradicated death by cervical cancer and are adequate to provide ample time to take action against any abnormal cells that are found.
This vaccine is being promoted as a prophylactic against cancer in 12 year old girls who are not sexually active. It is based on the idea that they will be “soon” and that they will contract one of the 150 viruses included in this group. Genital warts is the main one.
As a someone who grew up in the 60’s and now working in a medical field where I am seeing people my own age dying. I can assure you that cervical cancer caused by genital warts is not ever one of the causes.
So how can you determine what is true and what is a crock? What to believe and what to blow off?
Even being a medical professional it is not always clear what is the actual truth and what direction one should go. However there are a few things that will help you to make a more precise determination.
First of all; if it sounds like it is an ad for something, they are probably just trying to sell you something and unless you are in the market for something like that I would say CROCK!
Second: just because it says everyone should get a vaccine, does NOT mean we all just line up for it without knowing side effects, long term studies, and what it is made of. If you can safely say that you or your child needs a vaccine for genital warts to prevent cancer then you must have a crystal ball or some sort of ESP, to know that will ever happen. Also if a vaccine contains an ingredient you or your child has an allergy to then that would be a NO. In another example just because it says you should eat 5-6 small meals a day does NOT mean that is the way that you will lose weight. By now you should know that the only way to lose weight is to create a caloric deficit.
Thirdly and most importantly: It is vital that you know that anyone can write anything and create a website that looks official and like they know what they are talking about. They might even have credentials to make it even more convincing. Not to say that there are not a lot of very good people out there just trying to help, I’m one of them by the way. But please do not be led astray. If it is something you are really interested in, do a little research at the library or trusted website.
You can always shoot me an email, I would be happy to talk with you about any of your concerns. Just go to the contact link above and let’s talk!