In this episode, I talk with Matt Brignall, ND, about how the natural health movement has been co-opted over the past 3 decades by capitalist interests, as well as what we can all do to counter Covid pseudoscience and antivax.
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Transcription by Julie-Ann Lee: Transcription_Matt_Brignall_Noncompliant
Bio: Matt Brignall, ND is a naturopathic doctor in Tacoma, Washington. He currently works in a community-based primary care practice. For nearly 20 years, he was a professor in the naturopathic training program at Bastyr University. He left because he felt that the alternative medicine community was losing its ethical bearings, and becoming a threat to individual and public health. In addition to his practice, he is currently working as part of the Medical Reserve Corps COVID-19 response team. Matt is the parent of a 20-year-old daughter with Rett syndrome, and is active in disability advocacy.
Links from the podcast:
Inside Monsanto’s Millennial Outreach GMO campaign
Steve Silberman’s TED Talk about antivax and the power of storytelling
New York Times: Donald Trump and Covid Pseudoscience (I co-wrote this OpEd!)
Washington Post: The Empire of Joseph Mercola
Washington Post: The powerful right wing networks behind the re-open protests in the US
NYT: Corporate interests behind the re-open rallies
DeVos -funded group organized re-open rallies in Michigan
Canada: Free North Patriots recruit from antivax groups for re-open rallies
SPLC: Right-wing militias and antivax converge at re-open rallies
Media Matters: FB said they wold remove re-open protest events. It didn’t
Canada, Press Progress: Who is behind the Free North Patriots?