diet scam

Lowcarbfriends sells hhCG despite declared illegal by the FDA

FDA, FTC act to remove “homeopathic” HCG weight loss products from the market Joint action is first step in halting sale of the products Lowcarbfriends, a popular lowcarb bulletin board, established a support forum for the HCG diet about a year ago. This coincided with Netrition, the company that owns Lowcarbfriends, starting to sell the […]


Homeopathic hCG

I wrote about the HCG diet a while ago. My conclusion at that time was that the hCG itself has no effect on weight loss. Eating only 500 calories per day for 23 – 40 days is what produces weight loss. Who wouldn’t lose weight on 500 calories per day? But the hCG proponents insist […]


NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF CLASS ACTION

TO: EVERYONE WHO PURCHASED A MEMBERSHIP TO KIMKINS.COM THROUGH THE KIMKINS.COM WEB SITE (www.kimkins.com) FROM JANUARY 1, 2006 TO OCTOBER 15, 2007 PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED BY A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT THAT IS CURRENTLY PENDING IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, IN RIVERSIDE, CALILFORNIA. INTRODUCTION 1. On May 20, 2009, the […]


Acai Scam Settlement

Attorney General Reaches National Settlement with Dietary Supplement Company ~ Companies marketed Acai berry supplements, among others ~ TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that his office has reached a national settlement with an internet-based company that markets non-prescription dietary and health supplements. The settlement resolves allegations that the company, Aton Solutions, […]


FTC Charges Hoodia Marketers

FTC Charges Marketers of ‘Hoodia’ Weight Loss Supplements With Deceptive Advertising The Federal Trade Commission has charged the suppliers of supposed Hoodia gordonii, also known as hoodia, with deceptive advertising for claiming that using their product would lead to weight loss and appetite suppression. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that the defendants not only […]


Stop Taking Hydroxycut

A few months ago, FDA released a list with names of diet pills that were considered unsafe.  Hydroxycut was not one of them, but FDA now warns consumers to immediately stop taking this popular diet pill. The FDA Press Release states: FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Products Dietary Supplements Linked to One Death; […]


Tired of Diet Scams

My local radio station is blasting weight loss ads for everything from Evercleanse (lose 10 – 25 pounds of toxic waste from your colon!) to a skin care company (!) that now has developed a diet pill. Online is even worse. New “diet” supplement ads pop up all the time. There must be money to […]


Deceptive Weight Loss Claims

The FTC announced on 19/02/2009 that QVC has agreed to pay $7.5 Million for airing deceptive weight loss claims: QVC to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Charges that It Aired Deceptive Claims This case seems to have been going on for some time. I found a reference to it from March 2004: Feds Charge QVC […]


Sensa Weight Loss System

Browsing the internet, I come across crazy diets all the time. All of them promise fast and easy weight loss. Often without diet (eat all the food you want!) and without exercise. Magic! Obviously there is a market for these diets. Otherwise they wouldn’t exist. So are we so gullible? Do we so easily believe […]


Joan’s Weight Loss

I haven’t visited my blog for a while and I had a huge amount of spam comments waiting to be deleted. Many of them were from Joan’s Weight Loss. Now, I don’t think there really is a Joan. I also don’t think that the woman shown on this blog lost weight on the Acai and […]