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Do you think there is way too much medical information and advice on TV today?

  1. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 13 months ago

    Do you think there is way too much medical information and advice on TV today?

  2. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 13 months ago

    Yes, but I don't think it's really information or advice. I think it's all marketing.

    I think direct advertising of drugs only available by prescription should be illegal, and that TV "doctors" should be held accountable for the garbage "cures" they promote.

    1. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Lisa. I guess not working today I see too much TV ;-)I agree they do market heavily. I am amazed at how much pharmaceutical advertising there is with all the side effects. I am diabetic type 2 and see half a dozen medications advertised.

    2. gregas profile image81
      gregasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Lisa, at least we agree on something.

    3. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Greg, that sound you hear is hell freezing over...

    4. The0NatureBoy profile image44
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Tim, Raw, preferably organic, okra will eliminate any diabetes has been proven and recorded.

  3. The0NatureBoy profile image44
    The0NatureBoyposted 13 months ago

    Yes, especially about government controlled medicines which usually opposes the health of the receivers that often make the receivers drug dependent for the rest of their lives. If we used logical reasoning based on what is seen in the self-reproducing environment we would realize they are only attempting to make pharmaceutical corporations rich. Like Lisa Vollrath said, it's all marketing.

    1. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Elijah. I think we are in agreement pharmaceuticals are commercialized these days. Sometimes I see the commercial and have no idea what they are for.

  4. Michael-Milec profile image60
    Michael-Milecposted 13 months ago

    Hm. Two things are against me: I am rarely watching TV, secondly, I'm turning of the advertisements. Seems to me there's too to much of vain talking on both TV and radio.

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image44
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Truer words are seldom spoken.

    2. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      You are wise Michael. We are becoming too dependent on TV and are bombarded with information that may transform us.

  5. Nathanville profile image96
    Nathanvilleposted 13 months ago

    On reading the comments in this forum I get the distinct impression that in America it’s all about drugs (medication).  Whereas in the UK a lot of the medical information and advice on TV focuses on healthy lifestyle and diet in preference to too much reliance on medication; often highlighting the harmful side effects of long term dependency on medication.

    Two such TV programme series my wife and I regularly watch are:-

         * ‘Trust Me, I'm a Doctor’ is a BBC documentary series (now in its sixth year).   A fully qualified NHS doctor who advocates holistic medicine and loathes the over prescription of drugs; in the series he educates people how they can reduce or eliminate their dependency on medication through healthier living and diet. 

    *     ‘The Food Hospital’ is an equally successful TV series on Channel 4 in the UK, which advocates the same approach as the ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ on BBC; the only real difference is they focus on the benefits of healthy eating to control medical conditions in preference to medication. 

    Both series take real live patients with real medical conditions, follow them over several months as their medical conditions improve, and as their dependence on medication is reduced or eliminated.  The ‘Food Hospital’ TV series is run by a NHS GP, dietitian and a gastrointestinal specialist.

    The Food Hospital https://youtu.be/5eN9j3MjhSY

    Trust Me I'm A Doctor Do: You Need Vitamin Supplements https://youtu.be/ieuvbjmuEks

    1. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Those programs seem to be aimed at preventative medicine and I would be interested in watching. We have shows like that too. Unfortunately they are still paid for shows advertising and not really client/patient care centered. They want to sell.

    2. The0NatureBoy profile image44
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      As a matter of fact, here in the U.S. it is illegal to even say cure, there is less money spent when one is healed.

    3. Nathanville profile image96
      Nathanvilleposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, preventative medicine is a strong theme in these programs; and they are fascinating to watch.  Fortunately in the UK the NHS is free at the point of use, so there is no commercialisation in medicine and no advertising.

 
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