Natural Cures and Kevin Trudeau. Legit or a scam?

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    Aug 05, 2007 4:12 PM GMT
    I always see his infomercials and am debating picking up the book. However, I am eager to get feedback from this group and/or get direction towards better sources of information on this topic. I'd also like to hear of any successful natural cures you may have come across and for what ailment(s).
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    Aug 05, 2007 4:21 PM GMT
    That guy is a notorious scammer. That book is basically a huge ad for his website, which you have to pay to access. The book, itself, is just a rant about modern medicine and claims that there are alternative cures, but the cures are not actually found in the book.
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    Aug 05, 2007 9:28 PM GMT
    I still find it confounding that people talk about "natural" things when they really mean "mystical," which in fact is the complete opposite of natural.
  • DrStorm

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    Aug 05, 2007 9:51 PM GMT
    I've read both his books. If you get past his ranting and hear the plain message that's not only in his book but anywhere on the internet if you take the time to follow up on anything he says. Then again he really doesn't need to tell you what's really simply obvious: eating food without all the chemical pesticides/steroids etc seems somewhat logical compared to eating food full that crap. You really don't need to go to his website and pay for the information that is everywhere to be found by yourself if you do a little digging. I did not join his website, I don't care for his ranting on and and on about the food and drug industry, but you only have to turn the TV on and wonder at how almost every 2nd ad is for a pill you should take and how the latest Tylenol ads "make their products with love"....

    I am no Kevin Trudeau lover, I did not go to his website, but his book did make me think about certain things in a different way. It made me question certain things and it made me do a lot of research on my own and allowed me to derive my own basic logical conclusions.

    Take all information and see what's really there...the saying "seeing the trees for the forest" comes to mind.

    Common guys, God gave you a brain. USE IT.

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    DaWeatherMan
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    Aug 05, 2007 10:13 PM GMT
    Paradox is right---that guy is a crook. He's done time in federal prison for credit card fraud. If you want to know more you can check out this article in Salon. The article in Wikipedia is basically a rap sheet.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 06, 2007 12:45 AM GMT
    All of these tricksters should be tossed in jail
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    Aug 06, 2007 2:17 AM GMT
    As the saying goes, "If it sounds too good to be true..."

    Not to mention that since the article referenced was written in 2005, he's had additional run-ins with the law.

    There are always enough people who lack the education, or common sense, or critical thinking to see the flaws in logic, halftruths, and outright lies in this mans 'work'.

    The con's most effective tool is to start with the truth and slowly veer away. Why, just look at the current administration....

    'oooohh, was that my outside voice'
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    Aug 06, 2007 2:21 AM GMT
    Scam. Sadly so, because in theory I agree with some of his premises... But unfortunately he is pretty crackpot.
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    Aug 06, 2007 3:19 AM GMT
    Lets be honest with ourselves:

    9/10ths of the time, if you can buy an item via infomercial for only three easy payments of $19.95... well, I think that about sums it up. ;)
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    Aug 06, 2007 3:27 PM GMT
    That man... makes me so angry....

    Pick up a copy of Prescription for Nutritional Healing it is a good vitamin and herb guide and has a long list of various aliments and how to treat them nutritionally. The author, unlike Trudeau, is not some charlatan trying to get you to buy more books and certain products.

    I have worked with various doctors and nutritionists in my former job and they use it as a nice reference guide and it is very accessible.
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    Aug 07, 2007 4:15 AM GMT
    There are a lot of people who will tell you useful things that Trudeau only pretends to tell you. Good message, bad messenger.
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    Aug 07, 2007 5:12 AM GMT
    He puts the occasional fact in there to make the book look legitimate, but most of what's in there is nothing but rant & snake oil.
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    Aug 09, 2007 6:50 PM GMT
    I'm kind of shocked you can still see him in an infomercial after he was banned from selling any product or service by the FTC

    google "Kevin trudeau FTC ban"
  • DiverScience

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    Aug 09, 2007 7:02 PM GMT
    He's the same as the charlatans out there selling the latest ab device to "make you skinny" which anyone with a brain should know doesn't work.
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    Aug 09, 2007 7:09 PM GMT
    SCAM. SCAM SCAM. I saw his book at BORDERS and it was nothing more than you can find on the internet.
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    Aug 12, 2007 3:26 PM GMT
    Thansk for all the feedback guys. I'll stick to doing my own research and askign questions for now and will avoid this guy!!