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Why are so many people today shunning real medicine, vaccines etc for hoaxes and gimmicks like essential oils, weight loss powders, etc? Any ideas why so many are turning away from actual medicine?

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verene is a MSN and specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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A number of factors are likely at play:

Everything from unrealistic expectations of medicine, non-understanding of science, to cost of healthcare, and desire for "control" over one's own health, to other issues I've not touched on.

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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Can you give us a specific example that you've come across please.

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12 minutes ago, HelpfulNatureHopeful said:

Why are so many people today shunning real medicine, vaccines etc for hoaxes and gimmicks like essential oils, weight loss powders, etc? Any ideas why so many are turning away from actual medicine?

Because those work better on evil spirits.👺

That type of thinking has been around forever.  It all comes down to a lack of critical thinking skills, which is a big problem today and not only in healthcare.

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6 minutes ago, Snatchedwig said:

Can you give us a specific example that you've come across please.

Anti-vaccers, essential oils, weight loss powders. All of these you can find for yourself. Just put them in a Google search.

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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3 minutes ago, brownbook said:

Anti-vaccers, essential oils, weight loss powders. All of these you can find for yourself. Just put them in a Google search.

Bro/sir/ma'am, you come on here stating very bold statements. If you can not show an instance where this is happening , you need not post on a forum where are objective medical professionals roam. 

What specific hoaxes? There are known uses for essential oils. 

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17 minutes ago, HelpfulNatureHopeful said:

Why are so many people today shunning real medicine, vaccines etc for hoaxes and gimmicks like essential oils, weight loss powders, etc? Any ideas why so many are turning away from actual medicine?

Good question. First worlders take for granted good health, a long life and great medical care. When something goes wrong with our, or a loved ones, health we are shocked.....if doctors can't cure or explain what caused it we want to, have to, blame something. So we search for our own answers and cures.

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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2 minutes ago, HelpfulNatureHopeful said:

Okay half of that website is cosmetic stuff. You dont know certain oils are great moisturizers? A lot of pharmacological medicines derive from natural ingredients. 😆

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juniper222 specializes in Pre Nursing.

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In ancient times garlic was used to prevent infection. Garlic has antibacterial qualities as do other oils.  Granted its not as good as Ciprofloxacin or any other modern drug, it was not bad for the times.  Some of that ancient medicine is still used today, and if you know how to use it, it might save your life in a survival situation. 

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In a survival situation I’ll go to the hospital 😌 I don’t need any hocus pokus care. 

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2 minutes ago, HelpfulNatureHopeful said:

In a survival situation I’ll go to the hospital 😌 I don’t need any hocus pokus care. 

If you were in a survival situation there would be no help available or near.  That is why it's called a survival situation. Think Bear Grylls.

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