Health and wellness might seem like a fairly straightforward and factual subject, but there is quite a lot of debate once you get further into the details of living a healthy lifestyle. In most cases, this just leads to minor debates about things like whether or not low-carb diets are healthy. However, some people take it way too far and end up believing in wild conspiracy theories. These sort of ideas typically focus on the idea that big companies or governments are intentionally deceiving people about commonly believed health concepts. Health conspiracy theories are particularly dangerous because they can cause individuals to make unsafe decisions regarding their health. As crazy as it might seem, some people actually believe these five myths about health.
Vaccines Cause Autism
Since they were first introduced in the 1800s, vaccines have been the source of many conspiracy theories. Those who are wary of medical regulations and scientific innovation tend to see vaccines as some sort of dangerous, unknown substance that medical doctors keep pushing on an unsuspecting public. Despite overwhelming proof that vaccinations are safe, conspiracy theorists grab onto any tiny shred of risk associated with vaccinations and use this to demonstrate their claims that vaccines cause autism and are a source of population control. This can lead to a lot of trouble. For example, the study claiming that vaccines cause autism has been routinely disproven and the author is forbidden from practicing medicine due to his data falsifying, yet countless parents are now skipping vaccines. Some people take it a step further and suggest that vaccines are actually a form of population control. Depending on which conspiracy you look into, some people say vaccines kill directly or limit fertility.