Criticism for “The China Study”

I recently published this video to my Facebook page:

I prefaced by saying real science indicates that so-called “Juice Cleanses” are not useful, and therefore, I opined, they are a sort of money-making scam.

One commenter called the video “ignorant.” Another referred me to The China Study.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia on that book:

“Hall argued that the book had references which do not support directly the claims made by the authors. She also stated that the book does not explain the exceptions to his data – for example that ‘stomach cancer rates are higher in China than elsewhere in the world’ or that there are countries whose diet includes high intake of animal protein, like Maasai and Eskimos, but that do not have the health issues described by the authors.” (Wikipedia)

Here’s the full article by Dr. Harriet Hall (“The SkepDoc”):
https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/385/

I know this is more of a Torah blog than a science one, but because of my interest in science and my recent exposure to a lot of “debunking” studies, I’ve become rather impassioned on the front of combatting the way pseudo-science has wrongly fooled otherwise innocent and well-being people. In a way, I feel like this is all about helping people. So I’m posting this piece since I went ahead and spent the time on it.

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