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  1. Two channels to analyze for better understanding public health trends – marketing and education.

    1. Marketing – a lot of companies advertise their products, which, consumed in excess, cause health issues. The advertising process is neither good nor evil. But since it follows the path of least resistance (we crave that extra desert or the sugar rush caused by that very cold drink) and it usually has exponentially greater exposure than the article above (for example), it also influences trends in greater proportion.

    2. Education – the bar to who can publish educational and informational documents has been lowered significantly in the past few years. This happened mainly because of the major shift in the way how people educate themselves and how they research their buying decisions (the mobile revolution). What this means is that whoever is successful at navigating the first channel (marketing) gets more exposure even if they publish very low-quality documents (see advertorials – just one example of many).

    I run survivalreport.org and I try to balance the 2 channels.

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