Health Claims

Karma Files: Dr. Oz Gets B*tch Slapped by Senator Claire McCaskill

We’ve been reviewing Dr. Oz featured weight loss products for several years now, for the simple reason that anything Oz features on his show generates a ton of interest, and accordingly, a ton of sales. But we’re not pleased with him for the simple reason that the things he recommends… well, they either have been proven not to work, or the science is preliminary, the results are exaggerated, there are conflicts of...

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1 Simple Food to Lower Your Blood Pressure!

You have probably received emails with a subject line like the one above, am I right? If you’ve opened and read it – or a similar one offering a simple and effective cure to any number of common or deadly maladies – you’ll know they all follow a similar pattern… 1) There are simple foods or supplements that can completely eliminate the need for pharmaceutical drugs. And… 2) The pharmaceutical...

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What was the Biggest Supplement Scam of 2013? “Detox” and Detoxing…

To celebrate the New Year, I decided to spend a little time thinking about the past 12 months, and specifically, the biggest supplement scam that has been “pulled” on the unsuspecting public. I didn’t have to think very long. In my opinion, it’s without a doubt the continued and rapid growth of “detox” or detoxifying products that claim to cleanse, purge, flush out, or otherwise eliminate...

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Sh*t That Drives Me Crazy! (Good-Bye Critical Thinking)

If there’s one thing that drives me nearly batsh*t crazy, it’s that so often, critical thinking skills seemed to be washed away into the gutter as soon as the topic of “Big Pharma” comes up. There’s a sudden, knee-jerk, conspiracy theory spasm that seems to paralyze some people’s brains. For instance… Advocates of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) regularly cite “Big...

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From the “Duh” Files: World Anti-Doping Agency Drops Deer Antler Velvet from Banned Supplements List

Yep, they’ve finally come to their senses: the World Anti-Doping Agency has realized that they were wrong about Deer Antler Velvet, and removed it from their list of banned supplements. For those people trying to sell deer antler velvet supplements (sprays, powders, etc), as a natural alternative to HGH (human growth hormone) therapy, it is a bitter, but necessary blow (Deer Antler Velvet contains IGF-1, which is related to...

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They Don’t Warn ‘Loud” Enough, Methinks…

If there’s one thing we see here on UltimateFatBurner.com time and time again, it is consumers falling victim to scams… mostly of the weight loss kind (not surprising, given the subject matter we cover). That notwithstanding, this recent warning posted by the U.S. FDA says it all; “weight-loss products are among the most notorious items that have been found to make deceptive claims and pose health risks.” Check...

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