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Re: thanks rayww

Posted by Larry Hoover on November 17, 2002, at 12:06:52

In reply to Re: thanks Larry Hoover, posted by rayww on November 17, 2002, at 11:48:23

> notwithstanding, there is enough of the snake-oil shysterism surrounding this particular outfit to give you the willies. They make health-care claims that are unsubstantiated, rely on medical evidence from unqualified personnel, sell a medication that is not regulated in any respect, and make a lot of money in the process.
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> In my understanding, Truehope has charitable status in order to give those who cannot afford their product the opportunity to be helped by others. This isn't a claim to health care, rather to charity through the generosity of others. This company is struggling to get off the ground. They seek acceptance and recognition by the industry.

Well, they aren't a charity, in any legal application of the word. Nor have they even met the lesser legal obligations required of a non-profit, either in Canada or the U.S.

The fact that they suggest otherwise, leads me to wonder about the veracity of other claims they make. And, they make $0.18/capsule, which doesn't sound too charitable to me.

> You are very right when you say this is not a diet substitute. So, why don't we all eat plenty of whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables? Because then we would have to grow them ourselves, preserve them, cook them, grind them, keep the preservatives and pesticides out of them, raise them, kill them, butcher them. Until we are able to do that, there is a need for nutritional balance. I mean how much anti-freeze (ice cream) and propane (non stick sprays) are we willing to injest to keep our motors running?

I personally spent $1400 on various supplements last year (some of that just to build up my back-up supplies). I'm not a critic of supplemental nutrition.


> Quackery exists, but also large pharmaceutical companies, desperate to not have their cookies crumble. The way the world sees medicine is taking on new colors. Nutrition was always there in its brilliance, it was just dulled, greyed, and pushed aside by popular fads.

For an interesting insight into the politics and science of nutrition, you should read this:

http://www.internetwks.com/pauling/hoffer.html

 

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