Miracle Slim Wrap® Review: A New Face On An Old Scam
I just finished reading about the amazing fat-siphoning powers of the Miracle Slim Wrap®—over at a web site claiming to “really know diets”, believe it or not.
See, if you really did “know diets”, you might consider it prudent to mention to your audience that body wraps are one of the oldest dieting scams in the book. In the past, the Federal Trade Commission has acted against several companies selling “slenderizing” body wraps, claiming their claims have absolutely no basis in fact.
You might also want to mention that the claims—that you can lose inches in an hour—are based on fanciful, scientific-sounding fallacies.
The wraps do not, for example, pull “toxins out of your body.” According Dr. Stephen Barrett, MD from the National Council against Health Fraud..
“… the skin has no ability to excrete toxins. Real detoxification of foreign substances takes place in the liver, which modifies their chemical structure so they can be excreted by the kidneys which filter them from the blood into the urine.”
And fat cells, once deprived of these toxins, do not become smaller, allowing you instant inches of fat loss. This is physiologically impossible, and has as much real scientific basis as Rumpelstiltskin spinning straw into gold. (It sounds like Miracle Slim Wraps are also trying to “cash in” on the whole detox craze, which has already been thoroughly discredited—see this blog post and this one for more information on the “detox” craze).
Notice that despite all the scientific-sounding mumbo-jumbo presented on the product web site there is not one shred of anything that remotely resembles credible, impartial, published scientific evidence? Uh-huh. That’s because there isn’t any.
It is possible, once wrapped mummy-like up in these bandages, for you to sweat away a few pounds. These will return with a vengeance once you’ve re-hydrated yourself. It’s also possible to add a couple of simple ingredients (like wood vinegar) to the wrap so that when they react to your sweat, the wrap turns a disgusting brown color—making it appear like these “toxins” are being drawn from your body (a similar scam is being used with the detox foot pads also being marketed these days).
So don’t be fooled. Body wraps—of all shapes and sizes—are one of the oldest dieting scams in the book. But what’s even more disgusting is when web sites claiming to be informed and impartial sources of dieting and weight loss product information are misleading you for the sake of earning a few dollars commission on referred sales.
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