Toxin-free is rather logic-free

This doctor has invented a product he thinks is revolutionary. I disagree.

Doctor invents remedy for food contamination.

An Al Ain-based Indian doctor claims that he has found an herbal remedy that can purge toxins from vegetables and fruits that are used for human consumption.

The herbal product “Toxin Free” is a concoction from the extracts of some 26 herbs, most of them found in India and few in the UAE, Dr K Mohanan from Kerala, who left his law practice at Kerala High Court to pursue his life’s ambition to find out an anti-toxin, He said.

“To meet the growing need of the population, we are forced to use chemical fertilisers and pesticides. As a result, we are ingesting high levels of toxins that are detrimental to our health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, the ignorance regarding this issue is leading to serious health problems,” he said describing the need for an anti-toxin.

Dr Mohanan, after four years of deep research and hard work, has developed Toxin Free, a paste to wash the fruits and vegetables and address the problem of contamination.

“This revolutionary product will remove toxins (chemicals and pesticides) from fruits and vegetable all over the world, including high level of radiation,” he claimed.

So will soap. And it’s quicker. I don’t have to soak in herbs for hours. Regular water will wash off many contaminants as well.

Interesting that Dr. Mohanan claims fertilisers and modern pesticides are so terrible yet notes they are necessary to feed the world’s population. With appropriate food handling, surface remains of chemicals are removed and pose little danger. Certainly not the terrible scenario he paints.

It’s important to note that Dr. Mohanan is not actually a scientist in chemistry, biology, agriculture or something similar. He’s a psychologist with a doctorate in hypnotherapy (highly questionable field). He also has a doctorate in naturopathy and holds degrees in other pseudoscientific fields like pranic healing, healing modalities and integrated medicine and alt med in general.

So, with all that in mind… this qualifies as COMPLETELY DOUBTFUL.

  5 comments for “Toxin-free is rather logic-free

  1. Chris Howard
    January 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    I just wish people would educate themselves in basic toxicology.


  2. Walter Turner
    January 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    How many of the 26 herbs do you suppose have been subjected to even a rudimentary analysis? Most plants get analysed only for major constituents, even in searches for biological activity, but they may contain hundreds of chemicals. Coffee has nearly a thousand, but that is roasted coffee….
    Ms Hill is right. Soap, real soap, to be distinguished from cosmetic preparations, is in comparison quite simple, is analysed constantly by manufacturers, is prepared from edible oils and isn’t much different from what those edible oils become in the stomach, anyway. If anyone is impressed by antiquity of a product (I think readers here aren’t), let him think this: soap has been available since the late Roman Empire (not available widely enough, of course). My grandmother used to wash children’s tongues with soap for inappropriate language. We survived.

  3. January 3, 2014 at 2:31 AM

    At least it does not involve cow urine.

  4. Lagaya1
    January 3, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Torkel is right. Ms. Hill is also right, but not this time.

  5. January 3, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Actually, we sort of collaborated on this post. 🙂

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