When navigating the world of cancer and therapy options, it’s hard to know what to believe.
Who do you trust?
- Your doctor?
- Your naturopath?
- Your friends and family?
- Social media?
Let me paint a picture for you…
You’re scrolling on social media and you see an article about someone who healed their cancer with a new medication or supplement. You click the link and your mind starts wondering if this will be the miracle cure that you’ve been looking for. You read the article and now you’re wondering if you should pull out your credit card and give this a shot. Not so fast!
Four tips to determine if the information or a source is trustworthy.
As much as I hate to say it, there are a lot of people out there who know cancer patients are willing to spend a lot of money on something that might heal them and they use that to their advantage. Before you just take an article online for its word, consider these four things:
- Go to the source. Don’t get pulled in by a catchy title and assume that the article you’re reading is true. Instead, do some research and find the actual study the article is based on. Some people, in order to fit their agenda, will cherry-pick information from a study, leaving out valuable information. If they can’t source their study, don’t trust it.
- Who is behind the advice? Find out who funded the study. Often the people who funded the study are profiting in some way from it. For example, a study showing people should drink more milk being funded by the American Dairy Association is biased! Question who is behind the study.
- Always look for backup. Make sure you can find other articles and studies that support the original study. You want to make sure there are multiple sources citing the same information.
- Find a trusted source. Usually, trust comes from someone with expertise and a proven background. Someone who has many successful clients, is quoted by other high-level sources, or has shown, over time, to be a good source of information.
I know, it’s easy to read an article and really want to believe it to be true; but, we have to know that not everything we hear or read is trustworthy. We have to explore the world of cancer and healing with an open, yet, watchful eye.
If you aren’t sure who to trust and need a second pair of eyes and ears (from a cancer survivor no less!), then please reach out to me today. My job is to help you navigate the waters of cancer with more knowledge and confidence!
Schedule your free discovery call with me at www.go2kitchens.com/apply and we can discuss any questions you might have on this path! I can’t wait to talk with you!