They said so. So it must be true.

Cinnamon stixIs it just me, or has there been a recent uptick in the “we can totally cure your diabetes with this natural remedy” lately? I swear in the last few weeks I’ve had someone tell me that:
What’s more shocking than these statements are the folks behind them who honestly. Think. They. Are. True. Arguing with these people leads nowhere, because when you can blame a conspiracy for everything, then science has no meaning. It’s an “alternative facts” type of stance. No matter what peer-reviewed article you bring up, or which de-bunk you present to them, they fire back with “well that’s just what THEY want you to think.”
BTW, the fastest way to lose me in an argument is to start off any statement with “they say…” As in “they say gargling with fish oil cleans out toxins.” Who says? Who are they? What toxins? WHERE IS YOUR INFORMATION FROM? If you ain’t sourcing things for me, I ain’t listening.
Oh but 2 tablespoons of cinnamon a day will totally cure your ‘betes. That’s what they say, anyways. 🙂

Did you enjoy this post? Why not leave a comment below and continue the conversation, or subscribe to my feed and get articles like this delivered automatically to your feed reader.


WHAT! Cinnamon will not cure my T2? (JK)

so happy you are back!!!!

I have had this happen to me too often.

“Carrot juice can cure your diabetes and cancer. It was proven by a scientist in the 40’s”

“You know they already found a cure, but scientists are paid to stay silent.”

I always reply the way you described. “Who are all these unknown scientists? Do they live in a secret lair or something?”

Love the blog by the way – I’ve just started my own, still working out the kinks. Keep up the great work!

This is such an important post. I often think about how this misinformation impacts our little ones with T1D. It’s so important that they get the right kinds of information too!

Leave a comment