We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Magical thinking about food and nutrition is pervasive in wealthy parts of the world where nutrition is over-abundant and biological knowledge minimal. The classic example in the US is Whole Foods - organic non-GMO foods and supplements for the rich. A scam, like this one:
It’s funny how people reads things differently. Dr. Bliss who posted this article obviosly thought it showed the falicy of taking fish oil suplements. Another fad proved to be nonsense. I read it and thought that because the study was done on subjects already on medication, this, like most medical studies is pure BS performed by yet another set of imbeciles bent on justifying their meager existence. But that’s just me.
I have an internal medicine friend married to a supplement faddist who follows this stuff closely, trudging along behind his wife trying to uh, nuance what she says without throwing her under the bus. He is very rigorous. His view is that fish oil is only beneficial if it's still in the fish, and that Wild Caught does matter.
He also takes Vitamin D because it's "likely" to be helpful.
Yes. Yes it is amusing to go to parties at their house.
Assistant Village Idiot
It's a matter of faith. You won't be able to change the minds of those who truly believe. No studies, no common sense no lack of any evidence at all will change their mind.
My impression of the nutrition field," Everything is toxic and everything is a panacea for everything". I suspect that some of these products become increasingly harmful as they age on the shelf.
I Admittedly, I used to believe a lot of these claims til I saw who funded the "research".
Marketing run amok.