Forgive me in advance because I will generalize. I’ve spent a good deal of time working in the area of occupational health promotion. The bulk of this time has been working with the generational type (my father did it & my grandfather did it & … ) professions of commercial truck drivers and offshore oil rig workers.
These are about as conservative gun-toting blue collar folks as you’re like to see. These professions are ‘typically’ unhealthy and very aware of the prevalence of poor health as well as the need / desire to address the issue.
These same folks, very often, distrust and avoid doctors when it comes to addressing matters of their health condition. BUT, I have never seen such strong use, belief, and promotion of fad gimmicks anywhere else. Magnets, copper, detoxifiers, ionized water, and limitless applications for ‘patches’…
I just keep wondering what ‘switch’ there must be in a mind that can result in a person viewing the world with their default setting accepting the irrational and rejecting the rational?