Of Course it’s Safe… It’s “All Natural.”

July 16th, 2014

“All natural” is meaningless marketing term used by retailers and manufacturers to shroud their customers in a blanket of good feelings and comfort, making them feel confident in their non-pharmaceutical approach to health and wellness. But the truth is “all natural” does not mean safe, as we’ve pointed out many, many times.

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Of Course it’s Safe… It’s “All Natural.”

Lawsuit Filed Against Testofen Containing Natural Testosterone Boosters

July 12th, 2014

A class action lawsuit has been filed against a number of companies that sell natural testosterone boosters containing the fenugreek derived Testofen. Gencor Nutrients, Inc., GE Nutrients, Inc., General Nutrition Corporation (GNC), S&G Properties LLC, Force Factor LLC and others have been named in the action

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Karma Files: Dr. Oz Gets B*tch Slapped by Senator Claire McCaskill

June 18th, 2014

We’ve been reviewing Dr. Oz featured weight loss products for several years now, for the simple reason that anything Oz features on his show generates a ton of interest, and accordingly, a ton of sales. But we’re not pleased with him for the simple reason that the things he recommends… well, they either have been […]

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Logical Fallacies

April 9th, 2014

I can’t take credit for this resource – Yoni Freedhoff from the Weighty Matters blog posted a link to it a short while back, in reference to a previous discussion he had about Girl Guide cookies.

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What’s Dr. Oz Smoking?

February 19th, 2014

I’ve ranted and raved on more than one occasional about Dr. Oz and his breathless endorsements of weight loss supplements that have no business being endorsed. But no matter; regardless or whether or not such supplements are supported by an ounce of clinical data or not – and it’s usually the latter – anything that […]

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Are Your Supplements Working a Little Too Well?

February 10th, 2014

Are you experiencing incredible success with that latest fat burner or body building supplement? Or maybe with that “male enhancement” product you bought to spice things up in the bedroom a little bit?

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In the Weight Loss World, “Doctor Recommended” Means Sweet FA!

January 23rd, 2014

In my publication “Dirty, Rotten Tricks! Supplement Company Lies That Cost You Money!“, I talk about the “doctor recommended” scam. Essentially, the word of a medical doctor holds a lot of sway with the general public, so supplement manufacturers and retailers will often do whatever they can to be able to claim that their product […]

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What was the Biggest Supplement Scam of 2013? “Detox” and Detoxing…

January 12th, 2014

To celebrate the New Year, I decided to spend a little time thinking about the past 12 months, and specifically, the biggest supplement scam that has been “pulled” on the unsuspecting public. I didn’t have to think very long. In my opinion, it’s without a doubt the continued and rapid growth of “detox” or detoxifying […]

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Here We Go Again! (More on Phenocal, Synetgy LLC & Craig Schwartz)

December 6th, 2013

Well, looks like Craig Schwartz, legal eagle and representative of Synetgy LLC (makers of Phenocal) is back at it again. If you’re not up to speed on the story, Craig and the good folks over at Synetgy LLC don’t like our review of their Phenocal product, and are doing their best to suppress it, by […]

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