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Before and after pics are less than truthful

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In the category of Quelle Surprise… extreme photos are not as they seem. Dieters beware: Those before-and-after weight-loss photos aren’t always legit. Many weight-loss ads draw you in with dramatic “before-and-after photos” of real people. But the truth behind some of those ads is surprising. One such ad, for Wu-Yi Source Tea, claimed to promote…

Raw meat diet is rare

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Warning: This link contains some rather distasteful imagery. I’m OK with raw meat but this goes WAY too far. This Guy’s Eaten Nothing but Raw Meat for Five Years | VICE Canada. After feeling poorly on other diets, Derek Nance gives this unconventional diet a try. VICE: Hi, Derek. Can you tell me more about…

Detox days of wine and horses

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Woo hoo – every story that contains the word “detox” is bound to be chock-full of nonsense. This is no exception. A red wine detox holiday in France | Travel | The Guardian. Margaretha is a doctor but decided several years ago to concentrate on health rather than sickness. She’s an expert in motivational hypnotherapy…

‘It’s All Woo’ cookbook

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Somehow, I’m doubtful these gluten-free, sugar-free, fun-free recipes are any “good”. ‘It’s All Good’? Actually, Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook borders on quack science – Science-ish – Macleans.ca. Today marks the release of Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, It’s All Good. Already, this latest offering from the Oscar-winner has been lambasted south of the border for its…

Actress Somers opines about toxins affecting mass murderer’s brain

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Every once in a while, a person says something so profoundly stupid that we have to call a spade a spade and call them idiotic. When it’s a “celebrity”, it’s even worse because for some strange reason, the public gives people they recognize or like more credence even when they are spouting utter nonsense on…

Underwear to melt your fat away. HAHAHAHA…

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An awesome example of a sciencey product that is complete nonsense. Doctor says ‘fat-melting’ undies ‘pseudo science’ | News.com.au. ADVERTISEMENTS for a popular brand of women’s underwear which claim to melt fat or “reshape your body” using infra-red energy are the subject of a complaint to the Therapeutic Products Advertising Complaints resolution panel. Dr Ken…

Celebrity Scientologists use shady expert on TV show (Update: Autism claims)

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Kelly Preston Uses Convicted Pharmacist with Suspended License As “Expert” on TV Show “The Doctors” | Showbiz411. On the November 21st episode of the syndicated TV show “The Doctors,” spooky Scientologist Kelly Preston shilled for her fellow sect member Kirstie Alley’s Organic Liaison diet program. As part of the show, Preston presented a taped piece…

Those evil, dishonest meat-eaters…

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Indian textbook slams non-vegetarians as liars, potential criminals – UPI.com. An Indian publisher is drawing criticism for a school textbook that says meat eaters “easily cheat, tell lies, forget promises … and commit sex crimes.” “New Healthway,” a health and hygiene textbook published by S Chand for 11- and 12-year-olds, includes a chapter titled “Do…

Wonder nut powers, activate!

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Activated nuts? What are they and should you eat them? Social media buzzing with talk of activated almonds | The Australian. TWITTER literally went nuts when a TV chef’s bizarre diet plan involving “activated almonds” which was published in a Melbourne newspaper, went viral. Chef and My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans became the butt…

Herbal diet pills caused severe illness for 18 yr old woman

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Public warned against online drugs after girl has colon removed » Kildare Nationalist. Health professionals are warning about the dangers of buying drugs online, after a teenage girl had to have her colon removed in Beaumont Hospital. The 18-year-old developed a life-threatening condition after just five days of taking diet pills she bought on the…

FDA warns Reumofan supplement contains dangerous drugs

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Diet supplements linked to bleeding, deaths – Diet and nutrition. The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Reumofan dietary supplements, after receiving reports of bleeding, stroke and death among people taking the pills. Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium are marketed as natural remedies for arthritis and muscle pain, but the…

Ads that look as fake as the real fakes! Massachusetts warns consumers.

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Massachusetts Creates Fake Scam Websites To Warn People Of Real Scam Websites – The Consumerist. Make a ton of money working from home! Lose weight by taking some fruit extract pills! Clear your debt today, guaranteed! Most of us know to give a wide berth to websites making promises like these. But the Massachusetts Office…

Woman died of starvation from sunlight only diet

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Report: Swiss woman starved to death doing guru-inspired ‘sunlight’ fast. Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone. The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow…