I'm sure her husband will be cured soon.I just wanted to tell you that your book is outstanding. My husband was just diagnosed with ALS in March. He wasn't even able to walk. Now he walks with no problems. I'm following your book strictly, it is improving his health.
I consider the above also something of a "half truth". It is true that many of the sellers of these products seek to make a profit by selling them to ALS patients (among others). That does not mean, however, that they are of no benefit. You throw a lot of products into the "fraud" category here- as defined, you would include products that have shown benefits in the ALS animal models and are currently being examined by top scientists to determine their potential benefits to ALS patients.Forum Staff said:Anti-oxidants, antriviral therapy, herbal therapy, vitimans and mineral supplements, books etc. It's all half truths - these people have decided that the "ALS Market" is a profitable market, and the fact that ALS is a terminal illness provides them with lowered risk of legal action.
There's little difference other than the cost involved and the journey on a plane.ladave said:To me there's a big difference in spending $20,000 to fly off to China and let some quack drill a hole in your head, or spending $5,000 on some charlatan who claims you really have Lyme disease and he can "cure" you, as opposed to investing $40 in a foot bath.
ladave said:I'm determined to try a lot of different things so long as they make some common sense, do not cost a lot of money, and are non-invasive. The clay baths fall in that category for me.
This forum has become such an important place of support for me that I feel it necessary to come back on and respond to the above, just to say that I'm not one of "those people" referred to in the above comments. I would shudder to think that people here would stop resonding to me and interacting with me because they thought I just came here to build up some "points" so I could then shill for some product or other.David said:There's little difference other than the cost involved and the journey on a plane.
Sell one $20,000 mircale procedure, or 500 overpriced clay foot baths; makes little difference to the person receiving the profit.
The individuals online that are involved in these scams are careful to post to online forums such as this one, they recommend these products and spend time endorsing them. All their efforts are based on numbers and effort:
- They post a few hundred "recommendations" about a product on forums where they've built up some reputation as a "forum member"
- They setup a few websites to endorse the products
- They add some fake testimonials
- They pay for some advertising on Google so that people are able to find their products and websites
- They continue to post information online using hope tactics
- They sell their products and laugh all the way to the bank, on your back
Sadly, all it takes is a little bit of time to create some hype and get the "word" out there about their "products".
- They hope you will try many things
- The more you try, the richer they'll get
Whoa! I feel REALLY stupid now! That's exactly what I did when I first learned of my sister's diagnosis! I finally finished reading the book last night. But as you said, I was looking for a miracle and was sucked in. I'm more intelligent than that and should have known better, I guess. But when you're deep in denial, I guess you'll turn to anything that might seem to be helpful.David said:The worst part is, individuals first diagnosed will find these websites and beleive what they read on the fraudulent evenbetternow.com website. Their first interaction with the company will most likely be the purchase of the book.