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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Howard Jacobson, T. Colin Campbell

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18

Blinded by the Light Bringers

When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power.

—ALSTON CHASE

When we make a list of “good guys” in the area of health, surely that list is topped by those selfless societies dedicated to defeating disease and spreading the gospel of good health practices. I’m referring, of course, to patient advocacy and fundraising groups such as the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS Society), which raise money and awareness in service of cures for very serious diseases, as well as professional organizations ...

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