I got robbed of $30.00 I couldn't return this book which is full of lies and empty promises because there is no place to call or complain, after spending my hard earned money I found out the truth about Mr. Trudeau,he went to jail for fraud, don't take my word for it, do some internet research yourself.
This book contains a quick hit list of 'how to be healthy' along with a lot of information on why the author believes our society is set up to be intentionally unhealthy. Many Many Many references to 'go to my website and become a member and then email me for specifics'. Membership at his site is $10/month, or $1000 lifetime! No thanks.
I wouldn't recommended this book. This book is not well written and doesn't give you any specific information; for that you have to sign up for this web site. This really is false advertising. Also, the information he does present in the book is easily available online or in other more comprehensive books. Try "Healing Without Medication" by Robert Rister for a good reference book.
nerdgirl63 reviewed Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About on
Helpful Score: 5
From the commercials, I thought this book would be interesting. I was dead wrong! There is a never-ending story about bread that the FDA would not approve for marketing. There are weight loss tips such as 'eat fewer calories' and 'exercise more'. (Geez, why didn't I think of that!!!) The majority of the book is Kevin Trudeau repeating that the government keeps you ill because it profits from your illness, and that the pharmaceutical companies keep you ill because they profit from your illness, and that the FDA keeps you in the dark because it profits from your illness. At the same time, he repeatedly refers to his website where everything you need to feel better is for sale. Uh, who exactly is trying to profit here Mr. Trudeau? I would not recommend this book to anyone at all.
Paranoia or reality? The state of the food industry is scrutinized. I found the pat answer of eat "organic" hard to swallow. (LOL) He makes some good arguements though and gives you pause to think before you get your next McDonald's fix.
Trudeau, the author, is a convicted felon (fraud, larceny), huckster, and conspiracy theorist.
Much of the information in this book is not only merely incorrect, but actively harmful. Some of the claims, such as would make a 19th century snake-oil salesman blush. "If your body is alkaline, you cannot get cancer ... and if you have cancer, it goes away." One of the "cures" contained in the book is a recommendation of Dianetics, Scientology pseudoscience.
Here's my secret "he" doesn't want you to know about: Pharmaceuticals don't give you AIDS or lupus, despite what Trudeau says.
For your own sake, *please* seek the advice of someone who knows something about medicine. Or at least someone who isn't trying to defraud those of us who don't.
This book has a lot of excellent information about the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and how they have conspired to make money at the consumer's expense. It truly opened my eyes up to the politics of health, and how those we thought were invested in keeping us healthy have more selfish, economic reasons for the policies that are kept.
That being said (and take it with a grain of natural Celtic sea salt), if you can look past Trudeau's "whistleblower" agenda and militaristic stance, there is a ton of information and recommendations that will keep you healthy naturally. He gives 100 recommendations on "How never to get sick again." He supports his statements by citing research and organizations that support his statements. (I found a hideous number of spelling and typographical errors, so I am leery of his accuracy on many counts.)
A major drawback of the book is the promise of more information if you go to Trudeau's website for more information. . .by subscribing to his newsletter (for a fee). Don't do it, on general principle. So, a mixed review, but definitely worth a read.
I read this book prior to not knowing anything about Kevin Trudeau's history, so this review is based on my observations within the book. I obtained the book from another paperback swap member, so I am not "out" any money. I do not watch TV, so I am not familiar with his infomercials. It is only after reading the book that I became aware of his current legal issues.
The book does have some lengthy lists of things to consider if you are trying to improve your health. For those who are new to the idea of improving one's health, this book may have merit as an overview for ideas. It also has some good reminders - walk every day, drink plenty of water, be aware of the chemicals in processed foods, etc.
Chapter 2 "Why We Are Sick" has merit. The advice and information provided is not new nor false. It does a good job in summarizing the current food production and distribution situation in the U.S.
In the food labels section (CH 9), he provides a lengthy comparison between the "normally" processed foods and those found in a health food store.
There is a substantial amount of repetition. There is probably 10-20 pages worth of repeated information in the book that could be trimmed out.
In the lists of recommendations of Chapter 6, 23 of 111 encourage you to go to the website. The only problem with the website is that you have to sign up for it if you wish to access the information.
The author does not hold back on attacking the FDA and FTC. He starts the book in this manner and ends the book with a whole chapter on alleged abuses by the government, medical profession, and the food industry. To his credit, he provides a whole list of books, not as specific footnotes and page references, but lists based on topics that he is addressing. Though there may be merit to these claims, he lays it on heavy.
However, there is no doubt that the author's reputation and legal troubles calls into question the integrity of his allegations.