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Letters to the Editor • Healthcare

Quackwatch or Not

One of the first things we do today when we hear something different of unbelievable is to go straight to Google or our favorite search engine.  

Most of you, if you have spent the time to research alternative health care remedies, have run into Dr. Steven Barrett, M.D. He is the Doctor who has dedicated his professional career providing healthcare consumers the advocacy that is obviously needed. You will also be surprised by his bio and motives for doing what his does. He also states that he is representing the National Council Against Health Fraud for which he is interestingly enough the webmaster and Vice President. exposes the darker side of what Mr. Barrett intentionally does.

It is often difficult to decipher truth from fraud. Some people are just mean spirited or psychopaths because that is the only way, or it is the way they prefer to make money and it is these type people that the world should most fear.  According to the Center for Decease Control, 1 in 10 men are psychopaths. Before it was very hard and costly to find supportive and truthful information much less have the ability to affect change. The internet is thankfully opening up all our lives for a better world but we will have to continue to weed out truth from fiction. People like Barrett make it difficult to do, as deception and misinformation play into the hands of those who profit by manipulating others.

Many of you know that I’m a free market advocate and have been since finding out that much of the information being promoted by the government and ruling elites was suspect, like Dr. Barrett.  What is interesting is that once you have read the various liars/deceptors/misinformers writings you are more able to read into their motives or at least recognize the deception more easily.  The first time I read Barrett I believed he was a misinformer, liar and deceptor as he was one of the easy ones to debunk.  The Daily Bell attempts to decipher the truth from fiction on socio-economics and it is one of the reasons I read them.

Guys like Barrett also put some truthful information into their writings which makes them somewhat believable.  Even for myself I thought that he had some valid positions.  The more you know about a person, in this case the less you would be likely to read his work again.  The learning experience and why the older one gets the wiser one should get, hopefully.

I believe that Quackwatch and the National Council Against Health Fraud are websites that attempts to distort the truth and do it very cleverly. There are those that agree with me and have court records to show his frauds.  This information by the way was presented to his email list, of which I am one, by Rick at and  He provides information and the product Black Salve that I use to treat what I believe are small skin cancers.    

Obviously the more knowledge you have on a subject the more you are able to weed out truth from fiction. The truth always prevails, it just sometimes a bitch to prove it.

Good luck with that!!!!

1 Comments in Response to

Comment by Die Daily
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The good thing is that Googling "Quackwatch" gives 140,000 results. The first three or four are favorable. Most of the rest for the next several pages THRASH HIS DUCKY ASS. Plus as soon as they see that Wikipedia says it's a legit site, they will know it's not.

Besides, we've got our ducks watching his ducks. Yes we do. And ours aren't all in a row, either.

When the self-named "Quackbusters" stumbled around to find a derisive name to call their victims, they picked the word "Quack," without ever bothering to discover it's origins. Its original meaning, from Europe, comes from the term "quacksalver" which was used to describe Dentists who were dumb enough to use mercury (a poison) as fillings for teeth.

Oh, the irony.

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