My mother was watching TBN this morning. It is a religious station. This morning a host had a doctor on the show. He was talking about several things, including reversing dementia. He mentioned some of the dementias and recommended unmentioned vitamins and nutrients to take. The more I listened, the more I realized the quackery. Many of the things he said did not line up with research done. Then he said that Alzheimer's could be cured by eating 6-8 eggs a day. He said that it would take a while, but that the damage in the brain would stop, then start to resolve. I wondered where he got such an idea, especially since Alzheimer's can be difficult to diagnose and is often mixed with vascular dementia.
My mother perked up when she heard the egg cure. Personally I know that her cholesterol is sitting around 268 right now and the last thing we want is for her to be eating half a dozen eggs a day. I told her not to listen to him, that he was a quack.
But imagine all the people out there watching these religious channels who don't have someone to say No. Should these religious channels get by with being this irresponsible? No one asks questions and no other-side viewpoint is given. Anyone watching that show this morning may be cooking eggs right now, hoping that it helps with their cognitive problems. The doctor this morning didn't quote research, only what he had done in his own patients. I certainly wouldn't want this quack working on me or my family.