A friend sent me the following comments and article link, and since Stephen Barrett and “Quackwatch” have bashed her organization and many other organizations that I firmly believe in (including the Weston Price Foundation itself, who are responsible for my food conversion and the return to good health for MANY people), I’m thankful she gave me her permission to post it:
Why don't more doctors embrace non-drug therapies? What is the source of some of the highly negative information about the use of things like vitamins, herbs, acupuncture, etc.? What is the group that calls itself “Quackbusters” who are so often quoted in the media? Even though it is long, the article below is just a brief overview of what has been going on in this country for a long time. It shows how a handful of very disturbed people can cause unnecessary suffering and death for millions.”
I would also add to her comments that many doctors and the public don’t recognize the power of REAL FOOD for healing and optimal health, and in part that is due to websites like Quackwatch and others. This article is a nice peek at the corruption that goes on behind the scenes at these websites where they claim to “inform us”.
- “Though they seem to have more lives than a cat, it seems likely that Quackbusters will be down for the count.”
- “Amidst the morass of fallacious attacks by mainstream medicine on honest alternative approaches to health, now and then there's a glitter of good news. It's a breath of fresh air to announce that the self-styled Quackbusters, headed by a self-styled psychiatrist who failed his exam and was never accepted into the profession, has fallen to one of its targeted victims.”
- “In other words, the California Supreme Court found that Barrett and Sampson were using the court system to operate a self-enrichment scam! Barrett and his partner in crime, Sampson, were attempting to enrich themselves by destroying the reputations and livelihoods of alternative healthcare practitioners.”
- “Where did Barrett get the money to pursue so many cases? Thus far, no one seems to have found the hard proof, but it's obvious that the backing for his nefarious machinations has been Big Pharma and Big Medicine, which seek to drive any and all competition out of business and make them illegal.”
- “Quackbusters quickly set up a series of interlinked websites and mastered the art of getting first-page listings on Google. These sites include NCAHF, Quackwatch, Acupuncturewatch, Allergywatch, Autismwatch, Bioethicswatch, Cancer Treatment Watch, Casewatch, Chelationwatch, Chirobase, Credentialwatch, Dentalwatch, Device Watch, Diet Scam Watch, Homeowatch, Infomercialwatch, Internet Health Pilot, Mental Health Watch, MLMwatch, Naturowatch, NCCAMwatch, Nutriwatch, Pharmwatch, and Quackwatch.”
- “Each of these sites is set up on an identical layout with exactly the same image on the main page. They consist primarily of text lifted from other sources, mainly sites like government agencies. There is precious little original material. Most of the sites appear not to be updated or updated only rarely. They were created largely by reproducing articles published elsewhere. These sites have a life of their own. Once created, they simply sit there as their notoriety grows—and deluded people read them in the belief that they offer legitimate information.”
Read the whole article: Quackbusters Are Busted!