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HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/25/2006 :  16:45:04  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
LiveScience's Christopher Wanjek has written a scathing review of millionaire ex-con Kevin Trudeau's latest collection of "alternative" medical advice, More Natural Cures Revealed:
quote:
Revealing the Truth about Natural Cures

By Christopher Wanjek
LiveScience's Bad Medicine Columnist
posted: 25 July 2006
08:31 am ET


Kevin Trudeau wants to save your life, and the Nazis at the FDA and FTC will stop at nothing to bring him down. They have made it clear to him that their intent is to imprison him, confiscate his latest book, and burn it.

So begins Trudeau's self-published "More Natural Cures Revealed," a fascinating cross between a health book, fictitious novel, and a paranoid, hate-filled rant along the lines of "Mein Kampf."

Normally I wouldn't highlight such lunacy for risk of advertising it. And at first glance, one would think that this book could only attract a fringe audience, like those websites advocating to drink your own urine. But "More Natural Cures" is a follow-up to the self-published "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You To Know About," which sold several million copies and reached the New York Times best-seller list.

. . .



Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.

Edited by - HalfMooner on 07/25/2006 16:46:43

marfknox
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Posted - 07/25/2006 :  20:26:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message
Fab review.

quote:
The most disturbing aspect of Trudeau's book is the disclaimer, in which he states tongue-in-cheek to appease the FTC that his book "is for entertainment purposes only," that "truth is sprinkled in to spice things up," and that "the stuff in this book really doesn't work."
Good to know that the FTC is doing its job.

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Dude
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Posted - 07/25/2006 :  21:56:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message
This guy is a scumbag.


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Ricky
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Posted - 07/26/2006 :  08:13:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by marfknox

Fab review.

quote:
The most disturbing aspect of Trudeau's book is the disclaimer, in which he states tongue-in-cheek to appease the FTC that his book "is for entertainment purposes only," that "truth is sprinkled in to spice things up," and that "the stuff in this book really doesn't work."
Good to know that the FTC is doing its job.



It certainly is trying to. But is it enough? How many people picked up this book thinking that the cures actually worked, and that it's just the FTC who is trying to help pharmacies sell drugs?

But it gets to a point where you have to say that if they want to buy into these snake oil sales men and kill themselves, then let 'em.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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Dave W.
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Posted - 07/26/2006 :  08:27:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Of course, Trudeau's "disclaimer" for the FTC is a joke, since he knows - probably better than any other author - that the FTC can't do anything to stop book sales due to that pesky First Amendment. He's still bitter that the FTC made him stop selling "health care" products.

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Ricky
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Posted - 07/26/2006 :  08:49:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
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that the FTC can't do anything to stop book sales due to that pesky First Amendment


Where is "Thou shalt not lie" in the constitution when you need it?

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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pleco
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Posted - 07/26/2006 :  10:01:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
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Where is "Thou shalt not lie" in the constitution when you need it?


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