Napawan Punyaniyama,PhD, RN Gil Case,PhD, MBA
The THREE MOST FLAGRANT HEALTH SCAMS are:
1) Foot Baths in which the electroiyzed foot water turns a brown color after use. This is due to the feet promoting the actual electrolysis and causing the electrodes to give off ionic iron (brown in color), NOT_toxins from your feet. To cross-check this, just simply change the electrodes to high-grade stainless_steel or copper and NO brown residue will be present.
2) Alkaline Water is a scam. Most of these scam treatments actually put detergent into your water to change the pH. The human body does not need any assistance in regulating the many different pHs associated with the blood and organs. Please see the following website for and why Alkaline water is a scam: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/ionbunk.html
3) Oxygenated Water is a great placebo, but does not deliver oxygen like our lungs and blood/respiratory system.
Beware of "Official" looking documents sent to you in the mail. They have what looks to be a State symbol or Federal stamp and are quite deceptive.
Example: an apparent “2020 Medicare Update,” but as one pores over the mailing, you cannot determine its originating source. The return address was “National Processing Center,” a name used by the U.S. Census Bureau for their primary information collection center. As one scans the entire mailing, in small print, you find something like "not affiliated with any government agency". What can we do?? Expect deception. Some of the biggest crooks out there are legal “legitimate” enterprises. So not only do we have to watch out for outright fraud and theft on Craigslist and Ebay, we also have to look for the conflict of interest in every mailing we get from our bank, brokerage firm and insurance company and every pitch we get from their representatives.
www.quackwatch.org type in key words. Be advised that this website does play the AMA political "card" to get funding for its work, so not all topics are treated fairly, but all-in-all you can learn a bunch from this website. www.ripoffreport.com and type in the company name or product name to see just how many people have filed law suits against these "scam" oriented companies.
These 2 are the real deal: www.pubmed.gov and type in the reseacher's last name & first/middle initials, such as: case gr or key words to find past and present journal articles that have been peer reviewed.www.clinicaltrials.gov and type in the key words to find past and present NIH clinical trials versus other local and national bona-fide clinical trials. For instance, a large biotech company may decide to do their own clinical trial without registering that trial or set of trials with the FDA or NIH. If you expect to successfully market a product, it is best to do the required clinical trials and get FDA approval. Those companies who DO NOT get FDA approval are very suspect of NOT doing good science and should be avoided. Nowadays, for Covid-19, the FDA is bending over backwards to help BioTech get their products out with and Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), which usually takes weeks not months.
Any website that does NOT list a phone number for service or support should be avoided. If something sounds to good to be true, then probably is "too good to be true". These "slippery" websites are ran by the uninformed, the misinformed and those who belong in a prison uniform.