However, I do have two major pet peeves. People who distort information, and people who try to confuse you with information so they can sell you something. The newsletter I was asked to read concerned the lost value of eating an entire chicken and all parts of animals (not at one sitting) because otherwise you don't get the gelatin contained in bone marrow, etc. The premise was, as is often the premise in such rubbish, is that the more recent trends not to eat the chitins (pig intestine), pancreas, etc. has led to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, etc. and if you eat them, all those problems may disappear.
The newsletter starts innocently enough like they all do with a pseudo-scientific explanation of the importance of gelatin to our health. But like most of these non-credible newsletters it veers off to the fantastic when it makes unsubstantiated health claims. Of course, the moment that starts I become suspicious if there's a sales pitch coming up. To Dr. William's credit, there was no pitch for selling his own gelatin, but there was reference to another commercial product, which I could not find for sale on his website. Nevertheless, Dr. Williams's website lists many products for sale of questionable value including the now highly disputed resveratrol (due to research improprieties).
The bottom line on Dr. Williams is that he has an actual degree and a license. He is more trustworthy than those PhDs from non-accredited schools that I've been writing about in previous blogs. Notwithstanding, when Dr. Williams makes preposterous claims about the all curative health benefits of a substance like gelatin, he throws his credibility into seriously questionable territory and by doing so undermines any good he may otherwise be capable of doing.
Facts and science matter and we have enough bad information already out there. We don't need more articles that tell us this may help us and this may hurt us. It only adds to the confusion. I feel if you don't have something of value to say, stay quiet. As the old saying goes, "Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt."