Why People Seek Health Advice From Blogs and Social Media

I’ve previously posted links about Tom Naughton’s movie Fathead, which debunks the myth about dietary fat and cholesterol.

Here Tom Naughton explains why increasing numbers of people are ignoring the dietary advice of doctors, dieticians, nutritionists and government health agencies, turning instead to blogs and social media for health and nutrition advice.

The wisdom of crowds effect and suspicion has resulted in what’s called “peer review by social media.” Those outside the research establishment have stopped trusting the researchers – and no wonder.

This is an insightful and informative review of what’s wrong with our “healthcare” system.