Wiki Wars Is Wikipedia Reliable Information? Not in the health niche
Wikipedia is one of those 'authority sites' that many bloggers link to in their blogs, they also quote from wiki, and do their research from wiki because if anything it comes up first in the SERPs most of the time no matter what the question. Digital Assistants like Google Home, Alexa and Siri will often go straight there to answer people's questions so for some people wiki is the ONLY source of information! But is wiki reliable? Absolutely not!
**Wiki is openly editable material written by volunteers so what did you think was going to happen when there's a conflict of interest on a subject?**
- such as the health niche where it's Big Pharma vs natural medicine, or Monsanto vs traditional farming methods without chemicals, history is written by the victors - make no mistake there is an information war on out there so how exactly are you using wiki?!
Who are the 'anonymous volunteers' writing wiki content?
It admits to being written by 'anonymous volunteers' , actually it says written 'largely' by volunteers which means groups could be having their say on there too!
And I'm finding someone with an agenda who hates alternative and natural medicine has strategically targeted health niche topics and written lies and here are three examples:
- Coffee enemas - the science and latest research is all over these the past few years as upregulating gluathione, the master antioxidant in the body. Many people had been getting great therapeutic value out of them over the past 100 years but this is a case of the science catching up with the practice.
- They are being found to even outperform the very expensive liposomal glutathione supplements in recent times.
- They've been in use medically in hospitals since World War 2 as pain relief for soldiers, and were in the Merck Manual of conventional treatment till 1972.
- The MD Dr Max Gerson had them central to his Gerson Therapy originally for migraines and later for cancer treatment.
- And when I was told I was going to spend the next few years bedridden as a last resort I did a coffee enema and the very first one showed me it was giving me back my ability to stand and walk, they clean the liver and as such are a master detoxifier.
However on wiki you will find the exact opposite being written and I'm just lucky I hadn't read this first because it may have put me off:
- There is no medical, scientific evidence to support any positive health claim for coffee enemas. The process can result in sepsis, severe electrolyte imbalance, colitis, proctocolitis, internal burning, rectal perforation, and even brain abscess or heart failure.
On the contrary, over the years I've performed 1000s of coffee enemas and am now heading to the forest for an hour's walk, despite being told I should be dead 14 years already, also my heart was injured by doctors and has got stronger so nothing in the wiki article is true - in fact there's an agenda here to slate and destroy coffee enemas. There are entire sites dedicated to harming natural medicine and alternative medicine and the health niche as a whole, what's the bets this was written by one of them? Do you really want to be trusting blindly just anyone as an authority in your blogs, because that is what wiki is right now though as it is 'openly editable' can we perhaps go on there an edit with the facts and truth?
Other Examples of Wiki Wars Unreliable Information on the Health Niche
2. Gerson Therapy: Again wiki attacks Gerson Therapy bigtime - that's the therapy I did and many others have thrived on it and got their life back eg Professor Michael Gearin Tosh of Oxford had a rare blood cancer, even Gerson said they don't work for that and his docs told him chemo wouldn't work that he'd be dead in two years even with chemo - he taught on at Oxford for a further 11 years till his retirement without even having to take a day off - because he did Gerson therapy. I have lived a further 14 years and counting past what I was supposed to after medical error on behalf of conventional medicine, and I know Prince Charles in the UK was pushing for Gerson therapy to be used nationally at one point when some of his friends were healed on it. He is big into organic, funnily enough the media ridicules him - coincidence? Gerson therapy was supposed to have only lost out by 4 votes as the proposed standard treatment in the USA way back in the day but somehow wink wink Big Pharma got in with chemo. That is almost erased from history unless you go to original sources folks, not on wiki!
Prof Gearin Tosh eventually died after a tooth extraction when he refused to take antibiotics - again wiki will claim it was cancer but no, because I was talking to an official Gerson supervisor in the UK at that time doing Gerson Therapy myself and she said Gerson had advised him to take the antibiotics but he refused. In any case, functional medicine today can make these older therapies even more specific but juice therapy and coffee enemas are core to most good healing protocols out there the past 100 years. It's a lack of knowledge of these older therapies which used food that now lets something like keto and fasting sweep through the health niche like a forest fire. Gerson was loaded with food and people healed, today doctorpreneurs are saying 'no food' and promoting fear of food...and they are claiming it is 'traditional' but not if you look at original sources a found in books and history outside of wiki, such as the books by:
- Prof Gearin Tosh called A Medical Mutiny of his own journey
- or that by Charlotte Gerson on Gerson Therapy
These include a lot of history and research currently in the process of being erased by wiki.
3. 5G and EMF from Cell Phones misquoted on wiki
Again when I went recently to research the health effects of 5G I was astounded to see the false information on wiki, they are omitting all the latest research and all the science and they are quoting old studies done on outdated technology - no mention of the fact that 5G is stronger signals on new technology and designed to blanket the earth so that cars don't even lose signal strength, for example. There is actually a lot of information hidden while things like safer driving is being advertised - do you really want to play into advertising to make someone money and dismiss all the facts by quoting wiki?
- If you want to see someone overturning the so called facts of wiki on EMFs and cellphone safety ready Niclaus Pineault's books, he has an affiliate program on that too. But the original sources on this who really take on the arguments and the research are saferemr.com, bioinitiative.org, emf-prortal.org, manhattanneighbors.org, and others
What can you do, well 'openly edited by anonymous volunteers' hint hint!?
Wiki is open to being edited - that means we can write content to wiki!
Do you think the people who write the lies will take that lying down? No. So you need to quote proper sources and have your research done - all of which you would be doing anyway for a good blog except this time YOU are not swallowing whole what some sneaky person has put on wiki! They are not the authorities at all...it's fluid! Just don't ignore that and take action ;)
So that's just 3 subjects popped out immediately to me as being strategically targeted by the people who hate the health niche - you may know of others. At least now you know not to blindly quote wiki!