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Does Kevin Trudeau's "Weight Loss Cure" Burn Fat or Money?

Updated on July 5, 2011

Losing Weight or Money?

Do an internet search on "Kevin Trudeau Weight Loss Cure" and you're liable to end up more confused than when you started. There's enough propaganda out there to whip an large army into a frenzy, and enough skepticism to start a revolution. But before you get up in arms yourself, take a minute to review the following information, and make your own decision.

Here are the facts:

Conflicting Consumer Reports

Visit one of Kevin Trudeau's many websites, and you'll read customer testimonials like the following:

"When I used the weight loss cure protocol the pounds just flew off! I lost 51 pounds and have kept if off for over two years without any effort." -C.L., North Carolina

"When I started using the weight loss cure protocol I noticed my food cravings going away. I used to have certain comfort foods; chocolate, ice cream, Starbucks coffee with extra caramel. I was obsessed by these foods and loved them. I have always been a yo-yo dieter, an emotional eater, and a binge eater. These techniques are a Godsend." -F.K., California

"I am a past success story of the weight loss cure protocol. I lost over 75 pounds about 12 years ago." -S.M., Washington

Visit ConsumerAffairs.com, and you get a different story:

Kevin Trudeau is raking in the profits... but are you reaping the rewards?
Kevin Trudeau is raking in the profits... but are you reaping the rewards?

I was given the book "What They Don't Want You To Know" by Kevin Trudeau. All of the health remedies seemed to be only available on his website. I ordered the weight loss CD and subscribed to the website for $9.95/mo. The CD was sent in a tiny mailer and cost $9.95 for shipping, which I didn't appreciate. I asked two questions on the website and they said it would take up to 8 weeks for a response because they were just getting things set up. No one ever responded, so fed up I tried to cancel. But that was impossible. I sent them the cancellation notice on August 3rd 2006 and yet they continue to bill my American Express card each month for $9.95. -Darlene, CA

Mr. Trudeau is very persuasive on TV that his book will set you on a path to some arcane lost info that he recently found. The clinic that does the work in Europe is valued and effective in its work. Mr. Trudeau FAILS to let you know in the TV infomercial that you cannot get this protocol in the USA. Of course you don't know this until you read his 3rd Chapter. -Marie, CA

I ordered the natural cures book and never got them and I'm being charged $5.95 a month for a newsletter i cannot cancel. So far the total amount of money stolen from me is $49.95. - Robert, IN

I bought the book,The Weight Loss Cure by Kevin Trudeau. On page 93 he instructs us to take an injection of 125-200 units of hcg (human chorionic gonadotrophin). I went on line and look it up since I had never heard of it. Well----it is used in fertility treatment. The side effects can be very serious. I do not intend to follow the diet because nothing that I have read so far has the slightest bit of common sense. The man is a maniac. -Margie, CA

A Man with a Past

Just as you're starting to get the picture of how close you came to being scammed, you find out, lo and behold, that Kevin Trudeau also has a criminal record. In the 1990's, he defrauded several credit card companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Due to some streak of marketing genius, and an undeniable charisma, Trudeau bounced back to make millions with his infomercials for Nutrition For Life, Internationalproducts, only to be charged with misrepresentation, and ordered to pay reparations to stockholders, as well as cease making false claims in his marketing materials. He violated the judgement, launching several direct mail campaigns and perpetrating another scam on home shoppers, resulting Trudeau being banned from advertising via infomercials.

Why, then, can you find this man touting his "Weight Loss Cure" on late-night tv? The Federal Trade Commission's ban holds no sway over the marketing of books, which are protected under the right to free speech. This Kevin Trudeau is a tricky character, you're starting to think. But until you watch the video below, you don't know the half.

20/20 Investigates Kevin Trudeau

From His Own Mouth

Kevin Trudeau's "Weight Loss Cure" has upwards of half a dozen different websites devoted to its promotion. On one of these, in tiny print at the very bottom of the page, I found the following disclaimer:

Note that this book does not contain any specific cures for any specific diseases. It is also not a substitute for any medication you may be taking or medical advice given to you by your doctor. Information contained in Kevin Trudeau's book is general in nature and speaks more in terms of the regulation present in the health industry and living an overall healthy lifestyle. Therefore, please be aware that you may or may not find the information in the book helpful for your specific situation. This book is to be accepted and used for informational purposes only. By purchasing the book, you are acknowledging that you are aware and acknowledge these facts.

I'd say that about sums it up.

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      louromano 5 years ago

      It is so simple...just eat less and don't poison yourself with any additional chemicals

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      Worldofwow1992 5 years ago from Michigan

      I agree that he may be in it for the money. But a lot of what he writes about in this book is truly accurate. I'm on the fence because of that. Great article though! He himself is making money off of the discoveries of someone else. Research HCG weight loss on youtube. People have had gret success.

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      Janinka 5 years ago

      I remember very well when he said many years ago this:

      IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MILLIONS, WRITE A BOOK ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS.

      And here we go, he wrote it...

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      bruzzbuzz 6 years ago from Texas , USA

      Less calories in than calories burned is really the only thing that works. Everything else is just a money grab.

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      Parker 6 years ago

      That disclaimer is required by the FDA since he is promoting supplements. You revealed yourself as incompetent or a propogandist by including this as supporting evidence.

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      Success in Weight loss 6 years ago

      I was very skeptical but my boyfriend was doing this diet and he lost 25 lbs. and is keeping it off for eight months now eating normally, but healthfully. He moderatly exercises and is 46 years old. I am 5'7" and on Monday, weighed 165 lbs. (the day I started Phase II of the weight loss cure). Well, today is Friday and I weighed in at 158!!! That's seven pounds in four days. The weight came from all areas of my body, I lost it evenly, and my clothes fit me again! I intend to drop another 10 before I"m done. I feel light on my feet, alert, sleep like a ROCK, and my sugar cravings are nearly gone completely. I have not had one hunger pain at all. I am surprised that it's working, but it is, and I'm so glad to see the scale drop each morning when I wake up!!!!! I'm so happy.

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      weightxloss 6 years ago from UK

      Well this topic has certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons!Hey Joanna -- America is certainly not the only country struggling with weight issues -- in the UK it is estimated that 1 in 5 adults is now obese and childhood obesity is at its highest ever levels. Adult diabetes numbers are rocketing into orbit and the government here is freaking because we have a national health system!! Obesity is going to bankrupt the UK economy unless someone finds a solution. Currently the NHS is providing gastric banding as its best option.. worse and worse!

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      Ruki44 6 years ago

      I think what he does is...

      Kevin Trudeau uses the information of what's half right to make people buy in to what he says

      Example, he says in of his commercials that Vitamin D can cure Cancer

      I did some reseach of my own I found vitamin D can only fight against cancer not cure it

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      Global Revolution Inducer 6 years ago

      Kevin Trudeau has been the victim of massive character assassination by the media. A good example is that video posted on this site. Anytime you sell millions of anything you are going to have idiots who misunderstood the product and so are angry. I deal with that just selling a few products on ebay and amazon. People don't read descriptions and directions and then blame the seller for their own stupidity. If you look at all the products Kevin has sold they actually are HELPING people. He uses the same methods himself before selling them. That is how he comes up with ideas of what to sell. He goes with what he finds works for him. I find it amazing that people like Kevin Trudeau get accused of being a fraud just for promoting natural health products meanwhile drug companies make blatantly misleading commercials everyday with products THEY KNOW are dangerous and almost no one is saying anything about that.

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      aki 6 years ago

      i bought his book and i tried to follow his tips on taking care of our bodies, and it did work for me! i don't have allergies now... and i don't have to take my medicines for it! i no longer feel headaches and i'm more confident with myself now.

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      toknowinfo 6 years ago

      Great hub. Thanks for the insight. We really need to keep our antennae up for scams like this. I appreciate you sharing.

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      RichERich1175 6 years ago

      One on my aunts had the misfortune of purchasing several of his books...I mean scams. What an unscrupulous individual. I am right there with you, Maddie!!

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      Czim 6 years ago

      I agree that he doesn't back up what he says all the time, but when I think of the "granolas" i know that only eat organic and that take time to give their bodies the best, those are the ones that never go to the doctor and who never struggle with obesity.

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      Judy Kingston-Smith 7 years ago

      I agree with Claudio, every person has a different body and situation. Different diets work for different people. And if a certain diet is not working for you take a step back, take the parts which does work best and only focus on those.

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      claudio 7 years ago

      kevin's system works.its just that we are so caught up on the wrong so much that we cant see the truth.everyones body snd situation is different than the other so dont expect a miracle.after depending on surgery all your life you think kevin will just change your body overnight?no no no if it doesn't work for you doesn't mean that it doesn't work you need to take a step back and rethink to see what's going on. yes he's making billions but look at yourself as an individual.how can u compare spending 29 box to information that is life changing like this.

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      Correy 7 years ago

      Google Dr. Simeon the weight loss cure. You can find the entire text of his book written 50 years ago. It is priceless. You must read it in it's entirety. The alldaychemist.com is a good place to purchase Hcg in powder form, you mix it yourselg. If you check around, there may be a person in your local area who can assist you with this diet. It really is amazing.

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      adorababy 7 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      I say that if you ever have to lose weight, it should never cost you a fortune. The best weight losing tips are actually the ones that are free and drawn from sheer hard work, discipline, and moderation.

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      Jale 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great info! I was on the verge of getting his book when I found this page. God bless you for the help!!

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      Lee 7 years ago

      I have read Kevin's books, applied some of the suggestions and I tell you, they work! I am not even talking about losing weight but by living healthy, eating healthy/organic and eliminating the harmful chemicals we put on our skin(our biggest organ). In less than a month my boyfriend and I lost weight, have smoother skin and more energy. My bf was skeptical at first but after seeing the results he is a believer now. Then the other day he was out with his friend and decided to have a burger from a fast food restaurant for lunch and guess what? He felt sick coz his body is already used to eating healthy that when he ate that crap he felt sick! Kevin was right, read and know what you put in your mouth "If you can't read/pronounce it don't eat it, and if you can't eat it don't put it in your skin". If I may suggest to the people who read this: please do your research, read at least the first book before you judge. Don't just believe the people who comments here (including me) because you don't know who they are, they just might be people who are being paid to say bad things about Kevin to discredit him. You never know. So be responsible and read because you yourself is responsible for your own health or lack of it...

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      Kat 7 years ago

      wow all you guys against him are so ignorant. do u really think drug companies are trying to help you? if they tried to cure all your diseases they'd loose money cuz everyone would be cured. THINK ABOUT IT. the people in the video are prob paid by the fda and ftc to say those things and seriously after watching that video i didn't actually get swayed at all, like they didn't actually show proof against him. wow that he used to sell other stuff on tv and got banned? how does that have anything to do with natural cures? why dont you brain-washed ignorant QUACKS read the books yourself before you let the media tell you what to think.

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      Kyra 7 years ago

      Funny.... I have a friend who actually bought the weight loss book. Without going onto the drugs, paying for sauna's, and just simply eating organic and cleansing, she lost a lot of weight.

      My mom then decided to try it. And guess what? She lost a lot of weight. This guy used to be a Doctor, and yet his books are at risk for being banned. Why? Because if we know the truth, that's less money for the diry, scheaming, idiotic American Govornment. You do know that it is illegal to treat someone who has cancer unless it is strickly kemotherapy? Meaning if you are a doctor, and you have cancer yet don't want Kemo for whatever reason, you're just going to die. Sorry. America wants the exspensive route.

      It's screwed up, it really is. And honestly, I've taken natural cures myself for other things. (Not really from this man's book, but from information other people have given me.) And you know, those worked too.

      I'd rather be willing to give this a try, rather than put my life at risk because the f*cking govornment wants more money. (And this is how it has always been. They don't care about us.) There are a lot of medications from around the world that are illegal and banned from America. Why? Because the treatments work. (And I am serious on that. There are plenty of medicine in other countries that work better than the ones here. And like Trudeau's book is about it be, they are banned. Because they work.

      So as you can see, I was more than willing to buy his Natural Cures book to see what the hype is about. If the oh so fearless America, ready to jump in wars we don't even belong in, is so terrified of this man, it has to be for a reason.

      And I can assure you, if it did not work, they would not be trying to ban his books.

      For the sole reason that I've read other similar books, and they are out there, and they are NOT getting banned. Because those ones are FULL of scams. So why won't those ones bite the dust?

      .... Oh! because they want us to spend money on stuff that does not work.

      God forbid the truth be told.

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      Joanna 7 years ago

      I agree with mistique1

      you americans aren't very bright. you believe everything the government and the FDA says, when really, they are the bad guys! Kevin's discoveries actually work, and he is one of the biggest threats (money-wise) towards these big industries such as the medical and food fields. They bag on Kevin and twist up everything so people like you believe them, just cause it's millions vs him.

      The government doesn't give a crap about you, only your money and keeping these secrets secret.

      Kevin cares about these secrets and thinks it's wrong to keep them from clueless people like yourselves.

      DID YOU KNOW only in America all this good stuff is illegal? because only America is this corrupt. AMERICA is the only real place that has huge problems with weight.

      THE FOOD INDUSTRY adds all sorts of super unhealthy things to your food, getting you addicted and wanting more.

      THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY only gives you treatments that help with symptoms, not the actual disease, never actually getting rid of it FOREVER.

      JUST THINK! what if, hypothetically (not really), the cure for breast cancer was FOUND? and just think of all the money that foundation receives? TONS of money. at first, years ago, that was actually formed in trying to find the cure, but they FINALLY ACTUALLY DID FIND A CURE!

      just think back to when smallpox was all the hype. they had a foundation searching for it's cure, they got tons of money, finally found it, and now, they dont get paid because the cure is found, no need for the donations to be given.

      same thing here, but now they have learned their lesson. the medical and food industries are so corrupt now, they are thinking, "hey, lets keep acting like we haven't found the cure and keep getting more money."

      Kevin is only a "criminal" because these industries are trying to do everything possible to stop him from spreading the truth by locking him up, finding the tiniest loop holes in the law, and like i said before, twisting up the story and facts to make him look like the bad guy, when it's really the FDA and government that are the bad guys, only interseted in your money.

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      j davis 8 years ago

      Trudeau is not a doctor but he plays one on television! Check out his past!! ANYTHING connected with Trudeau is a scam and NEVER give him your credit or debit card number!! Trudeau is a sociopath without a shred of remorse for his many crimes.

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      Christel 8 years ago

      Last year I was sick with candida and low thyroid. I bought his book and followed many of the sugestions. The candida is gone thanks to a perscription plus the Bragg apple cider vinager. I also use HCG for weight loss. At first I was injecting it into my leg and now take it sublingualy. I have lost weight and the HCG is working. There is nothing wrong with his book. And there is nothing wrong with selling a book for $14.95 or $19.95. Kevin Trudeau does not claim to be a doctor of any sorts. The HCG diet is from Dr. Seimon. Dr. Seimon wrote the book "Pounds and Inches". Suzane Somers has great books too. She did her research and has great suggestions.

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      Janelle 8 years ago

      I was thinking about trying Kevin trudea's wieght loss book, and i decided to look up reviews of the book. I am so thankful that i didn't buy the book now that I'm reading all the negative comments

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      Joylene 8 years ago

      Thankyou for the positive info on hcg! My Naturpathic doctor, after much research, has endorsed the use of hcg. I tried other weight loss regimens and nothing has worked for us with our ages and theslower metabolism that comes with it. (even exercise didn't do it). I trust my doctors' knowledge. He is "tried and true" with my husband and I. He has helped us with every health issue we've had over the past 20 years. My condition was one no other doctor had been able to help me with. I'm so much better now;just overweight! My point is, if he has decided to endorse the hcg hormone in a small, safe dosage, I am going to trust him and try it. I'm very anxious and excited to get started soon!! I hope many people are helped, as it is no fun being helplessly overweight and not feeling your best because of it.

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      mistique1 8 years ago

      Bottom line...Kevin Trudeau is no more CROOKED than the next man!! So what he has a past!! no ones PERFECT!! how many of you guys past is clean?!?!?! The fact is that, they are AFRAID that he's out to expose them!! As he has stated before, he has "DEATH THREATS" on his life. Do you really believe that he would jeopardize his life, knowing that at any corner he turns...his life could be over in an INSTANCE?!?!?! come on already!! I believe him...and there is proof that there are those of us who have found some of his methods beneficial...regardless of his pass. THEY ARE OUT TO GET HIM!! PERIOD!! Let someone threaten to take away your bread and butter...then we can talk!

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      Moonchild60 8 years ago

      I heard about Kevin over a year or so ago. At first I thought the government was trying to mess him up. Then I realized that it had more to do with his product than anything else and people were saying there was no advice in there that they couldn't have gotten other places. Additionally, another person told me that some of his recommendations are actually dangerous and she hoped people wouldn't actually endanger their lives by attempting to a do a few things in the book. I have no idea what they were, as I didn't ask at the time. He is a dangerous individual and he should be stopped altogether because the sad truth is one IS born every minute, but they shouldn't have to die because of it.

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      gabriel 8 years ago

      i think kevin should be the next president.. of canada

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      James S. Thornton 8 years ago from California

      Thanks for playing a part in outing this jackass.

      Some people have no respect for their fellow human beings.

      It's sad...

      "Weight Loss Cure".

      What is that... a cure for weight loss?

      So weight loss is a disease now?

      The title of his book doesn't make any sense.

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      Joseph 8 years ago

      I have to laugh that John Stossel gets an assignment to discredit Trudeau by his corporate-owned media employees. Why?

      Certainly Trudeau's "crimes," should they be authentic or not, aren't any greater than all those stupid pills guys can buy to get their penises to grow a couple of inches. Except maybe the ripping off of peoples' credit cards, a situation I personally know nothing about and a situation his critics surely have heard only 1 side to.

      Again, given the criminal activities of our banking institutions and politicians and how the media covers up for them, I can't help but wonder why the government (the vehicle by which the wealthy corporations and bankers maintain their monopoly of power) and the corporate-owned media is so committed to condemning Trudeau. Kind of makes me like him.

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      pacwriter 8 years ago from North Carolina

      some people have no scruples - men like kevin need lots of jail time

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      Whatsthescoop 8 years ago

      Without knowing Kevin personally, I can offer these comments:

      His recommendation for rebounding - NASA research lists its amazing benefits, and one of them, the ability to pump lymph, is key to healing in any dangerous condition like cancer. In fact, a study showed that people with cancer who engaged in a rebounding program after chemo had MUCH better outcomes than those who did not do the rebounding program. This makes sense because both chemo and whatever irritants led to the cancer in the first place depend on the lymphatic system to be eliminated from the body. And, as I know people who naturally healed their cancer - I KNOW it can be done. Rebounding is being used in Germany to correct osteoporosis successfully, as well.

      Memory System? It only works if YOU work it. I know two people who have studied and applied the system. One used to in order to complete an accredited 4-year baccalaureate degree in 6 months for less than $5,000. He created a schedule of knocking out one course every 3 weeks or so, and the memory techniques helped him do that AND retain better than he did before the course. The other person used it to remember the names of hundreds and hundreds of patrons at the bar he worked at, helping ensure its success. He uses it now, and easily learned the names of over 40 new people at a new job in just a day or so.

      As for the Hcg protocol - that has been around, stood the test of time, and the doses are so small that they don't have untoward effects. As Trudeau points out, our food supply is different now than when the protocol was first created, so it isn't a permanent solution if you don't change your food drastically while trying to maintain.

      As for Stephen Barrett of quackwatch, he has NO credibility.

      http://www.quackpotwatch.org/quackpots/quackpots/b...

      The article includes this....

      In a Canadian lawsuit (see below) Barrett admitted to the following:

      "The sole purpose of the activities of Barrett & Baratz are to discredit and cause damage and harm to health care practitioners, businesses that make alternative health therapies or products available, and advocates of non-allopathic therapies and health freedom."

      I won't say that everyone who works for drug companies or for the FDA is plotting to keep people sick: they wouldn't last if they didn't hire people that "believed in the product" as it were, because most people can smell a phony." I've experienced the lack of integrity of the drug company-to-drug rep-to-doc-to-nurse-to patient first hand, and the lies told and believed can and do have serious effects on real people. That's why we have so many drug lawsuits.

      Can you explain why clinics and hospitals wanted absolutely nothing to do with a supplement - even offered for free - in the hopes that a local study would be done? The product had already been shown to lower HIV counts and increase weight on wasting people in a third world country. As one nurse put it, a product like that would leave thousands of people homeless there in San Francisco alone.

      Do drug companies want a cure for diabetes? I don't think so. It is their daily bread and butter.

      Did drug companies want anything to do with using phosphilipids to clear arteries safely? No, because a phospholipid isn't patentable.

      Do they want to advance research on the cures achieved by the Italian M.D. who cured cancer with bicarbonate? Baking soda! No, of course not. It isn't patentable, so they don't even want you to KNOW about something that cures cancer when they have poured billions into developing cancer drugs that they need to sell.

      Kevin comes on as a bit paranoid, sure, but there is good reason to understand why he feels that way when you know where he has been in his life. I feel a bit of righteous anger myself when yet another person I know and care about submits to what I believe now to be dangerous and unnecessary treatments by doctors who don't know or care to know about alternatives - and when I personally know people who solved those same problems naturally.

      As I've explored the different things that Kevin recommends, I can see that he doesn't recommend anything that doesn't have some sort of track record, and often some scientific basis. He can't give the reader everything they need to know about curing their own condition because his books would be banned if he did. And the information needed wouldn't fit into one book anyway, not for every possible reader.

      I understand people being disillusioned if they expected a miracle cure to every situation by simply buying the book, and never researching the suggestions for themselves to see which if any had any substance, and which might work for them. If the overwhelming majority of customers are that ignorant then he needs to rework his advertising. But I didn't find his advertising confusing, and I have been researching many things both before and since reading his books, and I consider his books to be an excellent place to get started on your own health journey if you are clueless about what to start learning about. Since their publication, more has been learned, and in some areas, better products are available, as well.

      Until M.D.'s add natural cures to their curriculum in a serious way - because they can and do work, I have seen it, as have many others - or until we have access to other practitioners - we have to figure it out for ourselves, unless we want to trust doctors who tell us "you'll have to take medication forever, most likely." Some people are happy to relinquish responsibility for their health like that. Docs like Gabriel Cousins, M.D. are in short supply - and he has supervised cures from diabetes Type 1 for pity's sake and I don't hear anything in the press about it! And since I witnessed the identical process in someone I know, and totally get the chemistry, I don't understand why every doctor in the nation isn't trying to get their patients to try this protocol and see whether they can reduce or eliminate their insulin! Insulin is responsible for so many of the horrible side effects that afflict diabetics as they get older! Is it blissful ignorance? Is it lack of exposure because the media isn't carrying the message? I hardly think a drug company would spend any money sharing this information, it would be a crime against their shareholders. And for the doctors that do hear about it, is the social pressure just too much to try it?

      I think Kevin's previous criminal life has little to do with who he is now, and if doctors profit insanely while endangering our lives (4th leading cause of death, I believe), why are you bashing Kevin for making a living, even a good one, by providing information they cannot get from their trusted doctors and nurses?

      When I think of the hours spent in research, that $29.95 - in some places, worth an hour of a nurse's time - just to figure out WHAT to research - is worth it. Unless you want to begrudge J.K.Rowling her millions, I don't see any sense in begrudging Kevin for bringing his research to us - and he brought it to us at a much higher cost to himself than JK ever had to endure. So he's human. You need to look closer at the information, and don't judge it by what doctors and reporters say.

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      brittany dunn 8 years ago

      if you google him or do a search on him you will find neg. things this weight loss cure protocol was not created buy him he is just letting it be known dr.simeon the weight loss cure protocol works i think its been around since the 70s or later

      it works wonders if done correctly with the right one

      ya gotta remember theres a lotta quacks that try to make big ones with a right idea twisted up and upside down so be sure to get the right one

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      Summer 8 years ago

      I am not sure about Kevin, but I am sure about the HCG protocol laid out by Dr. Simeon. It works. The dosage amount for weight loss, using HCG is about 125-200 iu. As compared to 10,000 iu's for fertility and steriod usage. I lost fat, not muscle, and once that fat was gone it did not return. It is very strict but you see results immediately! Seeing the initial weight loss only motivated me to get off my butt and do something!

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      sam 8 years ago

      I think people have to stop looking into the past on Kevin Trudeau. No one is perfect, we all make mistakes. Just because he has a criminal record, doesn't mean he can't change. There is alot of criminals out there that just havn't got caught. For example, I think the real criminals are the ones who put chemicals in the food we eat and say that it is good for you such as diet sodas, aspartame, MSG. You don't think these people are crooks. Like...HELLO!! I do beleive alot of what Kevin says. And I am going to stick by him. People got to stop believing rumors and gossip. Dont nock something unless you try it. I think that is what is wrong with our society today. People do not fully search out the truth. They believe on here say, instead of facts. Or one person is out to get someong so they tell lies anbout or half truths about a person to make themselves look better. I am a firm believer that people can change. He is brave to be able to tell us the truth about what these chemicals in our food our doing to us. The government is greedy and wants him to stop because they will lose money. If no one can see that there is a problem.

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      McDonaldz 8 years ago

      Just read trudeau's book. It's long, repetitive and written in teeny print! It is written in an easy to understand prose, however. Kevin is clearly a wronged man wishing to gain retribution on his accusers. He is bringing the public in along for his vengeance ride and hopeing to justify his cause by introducing the public to the absolute filth and corruption that goes on within the governmental structure.

      There are many areas of his "personal opinions" that are funny in an unbelievable way. Sometimes I fell asleep giggling. Some of his Conspiracy theories are far fetched but, if they are remotely true then, we as consumers are brainwashed and in trouble. It is extremely easy to brainwash and train a person no matter what their age. Money or quality of life are good enhancers to quicken the brainwash effect. Trudeaux is in a battle and he himself, I believe, is also a puppeteer just like the FDA and FTC. They now have competition and while I don't back Kevin blindly, his book is well worth the small price for an interesting view that has quite a bit of realism and possible alternative health benefits. Pharmaceutical company income is at an all time high compared to gross national revenue and they control more of your thoughts and opinions than you may imagine. Some people are followers and blind believers and some will decipher the truth from the lies.

      Always remember the country that followed it's governmental leader and his ideals and how convincing he must have been. For the people thought they were above many other peoples and they were in the right. Let's not be blind. Trudeaux is trying to help himself and YOU.

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      Tessa 9 years ago

      Kelley Eidem, you are retarded and should be put in jail for the crap you write. You self-diagnosed yourself with stage 4 cancer that appeared in a matter of 24 hours and then cured yourself within 5 days. I know you probably believe your delusions, but you could seriously injure people who can't see through your stupidity.

      You are the epitome of the pot calling the kettle black.

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      Tessa 9 years ago

      Kelley Eidem, you are retarded and should be put in jail for the crap you write. You self-diagnosed yourself with stage 4 cancer that appeared in a matter of 24 hours and then cured yourself within 5 days. I know you probably believe your delusions, but you could seriously injure people who can't see through your stupidity.

      You are the epitome of the pot calling the kettle black.

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      mjwettoes 9 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

      There are so many comments, I don't know if someone has already posted this, but I have read so many blogs from people who are still being "bled" every month, and they don't know how to make it stop. Simple! Call your bank or credit card company, tell them to cancel your card and send a new one. End of monthly charges!

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      Andrea 9 years ago

      One thing I learned when purchasing ANYTHING online or on the phone is to use a gift credit card so that they, whether it be Kevin T or Bill G, dont have a diet plan for your money!!

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      myway720 9 years ago from Gresham, Oregon

      This hub confurms what I thought about Kevin Trudeau! Great hub! I browsed through one of his books once, and in it, he says that he has lists of all kinds of resources, including natural medicine doctors, and that one can subscribe to his newsletter. And he says that 'It's not about the money, I just want to help people!" He says this several times. Yet, go to his website and you'll find that to get any kind of information at all, you have to pay for it! So much for 'helping people! And, he, too, is not really a doctor, as far as I know. I certainly would not trust him or buy anything from him. Thanks for letting people know what Kevin Trudeau and his hype are really about.

      Again, great hub!

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      vietnamese translator 9 years ago

      We asian don't need to read these craps as most of us don't have the overweight problem..... so, we don't want to burn the money!

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      shelly 9 years ago

      HCG is by far the BEST THING that has ever happened to me. I started on hcg therapy in a local doctors office in Oct. 2007, but check the web, you can get it int the USA. I was wearing a size 16 and I am only 5'4", and was very depressed with my weight. I started losing weight right away, averaging 4-5 pounds of weight loss each week. I went from a size 16 down to an 8-10 after just a couple of months of following the hcg hormone therapy diet. It was the easiest diet to follow. HCG is a hormone the body produces during pregnancy, the body produces 300,000 units a day during pregnancy, but for weight loss you take an injection of 125-200 units a day, its just like giving yourself an insulin shot. The diet is very easy to follow because you have very little hunger, your body will release 2500 calories a day from the abnormal fat storage. Other health benefits I saw were, my hypothyroid condition is improving, my doctor has reduced my dose of snythroid from 112 mcg down to 100 mcg. This is the first time I have ever had any improvement in my hypothyroid condition during the last 15 year I have been on medication. My cholesterol also dropped from 272 to 194 with just a couple of months on hcg. I lost inches from all the abnormal fat storage problem areas, I lost 7 inches from my abdomen. I am 42 years old and I have never felt better or had more energy that I do now after hcg. The only reason you hear so much negative press on hcg is because there is a huge cover up of the truth on just how effective hcg really is. The medical community wants to keep you sick and fat so you will need high cholestorol medicine and develop diabetes, heart disease etc. so you will continue to take lots of prescription medicine. I have been married for 13 years, and believe me my husband is beyond thrilled with the results of my weight loss. It feels just like we are newlyweds again, and I feel so much more confident and attractive now, I could never express my thanks enough to kevin trudueau for bringing this to the public. I have spent the past 12 years overweight, and depressed about my size 14-16 clothing size. I have missed weddings and funerals because I was too ashamed for old friends to see how fat I had gotten. I have so very few pictures of myself from the last 12 years, I would not let family members take a fat picture of me. I now feel AWESOME, I am wearing my size 8 jeans today, the last time I was in a size 8 was 1996. I also am able to maintain my weight loss, I eat whatever I feel like and I dont gain a pound. I will repeat the program soon to lose my last few pounds to get back into the size 6 I wore 20 years ago. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART KEVIN TRUDEAU FOR TELLING ME ABOUT HCG, I COULD NEVER THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR HOW IF HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      TommyR 9 years ago

      Donna,

      Right on!

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      Donna 9 years ago

      Just use common sense people. Don't believe everything you read and hear. Why do we always have to blame someeone else for all our wrong doings. Take responsibility for your own actions, he didn't force you to do anything. If you don't like the book, return it. He's only giving you informative information, you do what you want with it. And, quit POINTING FINGERS!!! Most people are fat because they don't exercise and they eat out all the time. Stay home and cook from scratch. And remove your child from the tv, video games, and cell phones and make them play outside, that's what I did to my children when they were growing up and none of them are overweight. Read your labels, if you can't pronounce them, don't buy them. Make good choices and quit blaming.

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      Anonymous 9 years ago

      One time I saw a Trudeau commercial on TV offering to eliminate stress and anxiety by the application of a method to eliminate stress, not manage, but eliminate. I went to an As Seen On TV shop to check out the product which had a booklet describing the technique/method. It came down to one word in the end. Breathe.

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      owen 9 years ago

      just a thought, remember that all this talk about him being a crook or a savior is giving him exactly what he wants, he is still selling books faster than anyone and the more that people speak ill of him the more popular he will become. so maybe the best way to stop him is just to forget about him, and when you hear something about him or another person, just step back and listen to your intuition it will tell you what you should do. And most importantly the books work if you true believe that they do, you just have to convince your mind that it will work and everything will follow

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      buhrandt 9 years ago

      I second guess all the weight loss fads. The only thing that really worked for me was NutriSystem. But a person has to do what they think is going to work for them.

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      TommyR 9 years ago

      CM Sir,

      When you are 50 lbs + overweight and feel miserable, and then come upon a way to finally shed this weight after years of frustration from failed mainstream diets ("Go Low Fat"!), trust me, it is at least "Bible-Like"! ;-)

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      CM 9 years ago

      I found Kevin's book interesting and in some ways useful. But come on people, it's not a holy bible, you need to do your research and stop looking for miracle cures, because there aren't any. After reading this and other sources, I started taking certain vitamins, eating all organic food, and getting in my outdoors exercise, and it's done wonders for me. I do think people should read Kevin's book, because he lays out the truth about prescription and over the counter drugs. I've seen many people, not just me, enjoy a better life WITHOUT these drugs, using natural remedies without side effects.

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      TommyR 9 years ago

      Kevin Trudeau: love him or hate him. It does not matter when you get the results I did from his book "the Weight Loss Cure They don't want you to know about". As noted by others above, this is NOT his protocol, he is writing about Dr. Simeons work in the 1950s called "Pounds and Inches" (Just "google" it!) and updates it with benefits of Organic foods.

      This HCG protocol IS available all over the U.S. and you can see countless examples of success on Youtube (Search "HCG Protocol", "Kevin Trudeau", etc). But nothing is more convincing than my own personal success.

      I had been on Atkins since 1998 when I was 220 lbs. I then lost about 20 lbs and slowly over the last 10 years watched my weight on low carb climb to 250 lbs. Though I always exercise, I wrote it off to going from early 40's to early 50's with a slowing metabolism. I felt doomed to an unhealthy overweight body only to get worse as I aged. But I refused to be defeated and believed there had to be something out there to help.

      I came across Kevin Trudeau's "Weight Loss Cure" book and now am on my secong round of HCG. In the first round, I lost 35 lbs. I am 1/2 way into my second round (all rounds/phases explained in the book) and lost 12 more pounds and almost at my goal of 195 lbs.

      I can only rave about the success if you follow Dr. Simeon's medically proven HCG protocol. I have never felt better, fitting into cloths again I had refused to throw away knowing I would someday find a way to fit in them again. It is all about your attitude. You can "naysay" it to death, discredit Trudeau himself and stay fat. Or educate yourself and find your own way to weighloss success like I did.

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      jsar 9 years ago

      I received two of his books for fee with shipping and handling and brought the weight lose cure book. It took forever to receive the books. Once I got the books I opened them up to find the same information in all three books. Kevin does make some valid points but you have to remember when you read something that makes sense it can sometimes outweigh the BS if your not quick with your senses. I used the Organic virgin coconut oil and NO I didn't lose any weight. I brought the organic tea, the organic vinager but nothing yet. Okay maybe I wasn't faithful to the products but he did state after three days, my pants should be falling.

      Cleansing is a good call. Everything cost a pretty penny but I guess that's how it goes to stay healthy. Foods that are cheap and canned are full of toxins. To me he still make a lot of valid points. I cut out the pork and all shelled fishes. You have to read in-between the lines to understand which way to go and what products to purchase.

      I say he has a list of valid point and references to back it up. No he doesn't give you the direct answer to the questions you are searching for but you have to search for the answer within the book. The answer is there.

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      02SmithA 9 years ago from Ohio

      Sure looks like a crooked scheme to me. Very informative post!

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      Karen N 9 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the interesting article.

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      scleung62 9 years ago

      Thanks very much for the info you provided. I love your other articles as well. I first saw Kevin on TV about 3 years ago. My first impression of Kevin is he is a handsome looking white male who knows how to talk and sell. Based on that impression, I didn't trust him. Your article confirm my intuition.

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      tcnixon 9 years ago from California

      Watch the 20/20 video above. That says it all. In my opinion, he is clearly a con artist. You have to feel for the people he has defrauded.

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      Smokenman 9 years ago

      I read the "Matural Cures..." book and found it very interesting. I believe Trudeau is on to something and believe every bit about the pharmaceutical companies/ government/insurance companies scam. You don't need to read a book to know that the U.S. health care system is totally screwed. I also truly believe the FDA story about the "weight loss bread". Big business doesn't like being hurt so the FDA will be used to shut down small businesses with big and healthy ideas. God forbid Wonder Bread goes down.

      The problem with Trudeau is that he's trying to make a buck on every little bit of info. He comes off like a con artist or common thief. His approach to trying to "help" others is sickening. I'm sure he's making a ton of money and living it up while being healthy. All his health knowledge won't stop a bullet though.

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      Anna 9 years ago

      There are at least 2 places in the USA that will send you the HCG and monitor you online. The bloodwork was very expensive but the HCG was about $200 for a two month supply. I stuck to the diet and lost 25 pounds in 40 days. I won't lie to you it was a difficult plan and it took research to find the meds, but the diet isn't new, The Spa Diet has been around for decades. You can find the original clinical trails online.

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      Misleading Article 9 years ago

      I have 5 friends who have lost huge amounts of weight, all using the trudeau method. Readers should note that the majority of complaints written in this article are about postage fees, websites and not being able to find HCG in the USA - not about the diet itself. (Obviously it is possible). Also there's all the alleged 'dangers' of HCG, but this is just scare tactics - there's more dangers from taking asprin. People love to pick on this guy, but he gets results. Kevin has the balls to stand up to big-pharma, and they fight back with slander campaigns. So don't believe everything you read abou him! Ask the people who tried his diet - they're happy!

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      Jillian Snow 9 years ago from Northeast, USA

      I so agree with JOReilly. I remember picking up one of Trudeau's book after hearing all the controversy and being angry that this is the kind of stuff that turns more people against 'natural' remedies'.

      I suppose he appeals to a certain audience and that my anger was misplaced. There are people who won't search out the information on their own - obviously, as his books sell very well.

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      JOReilly 9 years ago from New York

      The thing is that there's nothing in any of Trudeau's books that couldn't be gleaned from the internet/common sense. I've read a little bit of his stuff (borrowed from friends, thankfully) and its stuff that you can find out with a visit to any local Whole Foods store or on health sites on the internet for free. He keeps saying "THEY" don't want us to know the stuff he's telling us. So why are "THEY" marketing the crap out of organic foods and vitamins in stores like Whole Foods then?

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      Doc Rich 9 years ago

      Nice job of research MR. It would be great if facts and warnings had the impact to help all those who read your solid advice. However, in my experience it will always be an unreasonable expectation to hope that logic will impact the role emotions play when human beings make decisions about weight loss products and their claims. I, for one, trust you'll keep producing these excellent articles. Thanks a millon!!

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      Skinny in CO 9 years ago

      I too was skeptical of the diet. I was not terribly over weight. Only 15 lbs. I Lost 12 lbs. and the fat in the places that I wanted gone. I did order from outside the U.S. Oh well...no side effects and I feel great. Maybe this is not for everyone, but it worked for me

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      CDADUG 9 years ago

      Maybe this has already been said, I stopped reading about two thirds of the way down, but it seems as if most people are concerned with the scam aspect. I purchased a copy of "wieght loss" from Amazon.com for five dollars. The organic food, the supplements, the teas and other stuff recommended I buy locally. Kevin Trudeau never sees a dime of what I've spent. I also make it a point not to patronize the sites and companies listed in the book. That's almost like following his advice in the book about large corporations. In the end, at most, I'm out five bucks for the book, of which no part goes to Kevin. I'll be the first to admit he's basically a late night info-mmercial hack. Memory to weight loss to golf? His credentials are certainly suspect as is his past. But I think in this instance he maybe plagiarist, an alarmist and a conspiracy theorist but when you weed out the self promotion and the redundancy in the book, there is some good information to be had. As far Hcg... I don't know... I was prescribed by a physician, whom I have known for a very long time and have great trust in. I think worst it could be a placebo. At best it does what they say. I've heard from government sources that it could be dangerous, but have seen no specifics. "Because I said so", wasn't acceptable when I was a child and is certainly not good enough now. Anyway, I'll go beck and read the rest and look forward to see what comes after...

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      Tiffany  9 years ago

      Something to note for those who are "pro" Trudeau: Some of what he espouses in his books and on his infomercials is true, but that does not mean he isn't an opportunistic crook. Kevin Trudeau is NOT the only person to point out flaws in government agencies and the pharmaceutical companies. He is just using nuggets of truth to market other false claims or to sell services that are too good to be true. He is your classic snake oil salesman of old, and he is slick enough to slip out of sticky legal situations.

      There are many people and organizations out there, such as consumer watchdog groups, journalists and university researchers who are dedicated to researching and promulgating truths about the food, pesticide, pharmaceutical and any number of other industries. They just aren't marketing themselves the way Kevin Trudeau is, in slick paid programming, pretending that he knows secrets unavailable to the rest of us. The information IS available to the rest of us - IN THE LIBRARY, in Barnes & Noble, in Coles or Chapters, in your local mom and pop book store (if such a thing can still exist). There is also a ton of legitimate information available for free on the Internet; you just have to choose your information providers with a little bit of care. Look for credentials and an affiliation with well known and well RESPECTED institutions.

      If you find information that makes sense, like buying and eating organic, incorporate it into your daily life and share the information with your friends, but don't think for even a moment that it was Kevin Trudeau who came up with the information all on his own. He doesn't even claim to have come up with the information; he's just repackaging and selling kernels of truth, hoping that you'll sign up for his Internet scam, and then you're really stuck.

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      cades 9 years ago

      I have read Trudeau's books. I find what he has to say to be interesting. I now eat organic food, don't use sweetners, i also did the cleanses. I am 28 yo & it grosses me out to think of all the carcinogens I have put in & on my body that the pharmacutical co, fda assured were safe. Do research on the artificial sweetner Splenda!! Research about pestisides that were deemed unsafe & sold to other countries to use only to be brought back into the US by importing contaminated food! And "they" knew exactly what was going on. I do believe in what he has to say but he is a lil extreme! although, he is very much like the companies he tries to condemn in his books!

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      The Industry Gian 9 years ago from Winnipeg

      Old saying, buyer beware. I was first introduced to Kevin Trudeau with Nutrition For Life about 14 years ago. I have his book. Read about 100 pages, haven't touched it since. It is a 400 page sales letter to his website.

      Now there is no doubt that there are legions of fans for this man.

      However all people should do due diligence when doing business with someone. The internet is an amazing tool for that. A simple Google search will help you decide whether you should do business with someone or not.

      Here are my search results on Kevin Trudeau scams.

      Results 1 - 10 of about 268,000 for kevin trudeau scams. (0.57 seconds)

      Here are my search results on Kevin Trudeau lawsuits.

      Results 1 - 10 of about 206,000 for kevin trudeau lawsuits. (0.30 seconds)

      For me, google results say stay away, stay far, far away.

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      Alex 9 years ago

      Met Kevin Trudeau. In fact joined a couple of his "marketing businesses". HE IS A PROFESSIONAL LIAR. He will lie to your face without a flinch to make $$$$$. I want to heave every time I come across his face on TV. I hope he ends up in prison.

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      Raymond Philippe 9 years ago from The Netherlands

      Great hub Maddie. And what a huge amount of comments. The pro and con arguments show a lot of emotion. From both sides.

      i am losing weight the old fashioned way. Eat less & exercise more.

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      tvance 9 years ago from Chehalis, Washington

      I kind of like Kevin T.

      If he was a fraud they would ban his TV commericals and put him in jail. I think the establishment is watching him and looking to spread dis-information about the information he reveals. If he was so bad, they would have the goods on him.

      I found tha orgainc, extra virgin coconut oil helps burn the bad fat cells, and a person will drop extra weight,

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      solarshingles 9 years ago from london

      Eat less! Only that helps.

      You simply can't lose weight, if you intake more(energy) than you use it.

      It is so simple...just eat less and don't poison yourself with any additional chemicals

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      larry 9 years ago

      I bought his books and subscribed to the newsletter. I read all three books completely. Examples on some of his weight loss secrets: Avoid air conditioning, Avoid fluorecent lights, avoid tv comercials advertising for large chain resturants, ect... I was pissed! I tried to cancel my newsletter. This was a year ago, and I'm still being billed. I am about to cancel my credit card for the sole purpose of stopping this $10.00/month charge. I wish I had found this sight before I got scammed. Thank you for setting up this page.

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      MyGenie 9 years ago

      My other comment was never approved. Why not? I did lose weight and still losing weight on the HCG protocal.

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      terri 9 years ago

      Hello,

      I have three of his books and just finished the third book weight loss cure. All three books have what I would call 75% nothing and should be removed with only 5% of actuall info that might be useful. I have been to several seminars where they are trying to sell you something and most of the info is just hipping you up so you will buy their service. Reading his books are the exact same thing all hipe. My suggestion is if you want his book buy it on amazon through the used book sections or through ebay. This way you can read it for yourself and make your own judgments and kevin t never receives any money from your purchase. I do believe that some of the things mentioned are correct and should be followed. I am still researching this HCG. I would really like to talk to several people who have actually tried this injection either for the full 6 weeks or partial because of problems.

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      Kelley Eidem 9 years ago from Panama City, FL

      Trudeau is, of course, less than meets the eye. Since that has been made abundantly clear, let me focus instead on two more people who fit the same definition or worse.

      The first is Dr. Stephen Barrett. A judge in California ruled that this quack of all quacks was a biased witness nor was he an expert as he had claimed.

      Barrett, who made his living by suing innovative physicians and getting them to settle out of court, recently got another judge to clobber him in his hometown no less.

      Among other things, Barrett claimed he was a legal expert, although he has never been to law school let alone never passed the bar in any state.

      The man operated his bogus quackwatch organization, which is in the process of going belly up to pay off judgments against it, out of the basement of his home. Years ago, when he was in his heyday, I called his office and guess who ansered the phone...he did. The guy apparently doesn't even have a secretary or a receptionist. Yet he has caused more harm with his particular brand of quackery than any single person in the US.

      The next person whose record is less than stellar is jnohn Stossel himself. He did a report on organic food claining it was no different than food grown using pesticides, etc.

      An organic food organization sued. They sued because the basis for the report was non existent. ABCNEWS in a decision that is unprecedented in network television, aired a 7 minute apology on four separate occasions on 20/20!

      It's clear that ABCNews realized that they would lose the case in a huge way or they never would have used 28 minutes of their valuable airtime to correct the bogus Stossel report.

      In the end, we have three kettles and pots with Trudeau, Barrett and Stossel.

      The best to you.

      Kelley Eidem

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      donnaleemason 9 years ago from North Dakota, USA

      I bought the book as it contained info on Autism and diets. Well, Autistic children don't eat all kinds of foods and I could see I was going to have a problem so I tried several times to contact the Dr listed in the book about how to get through this, no reply. Didn't bode well with me.

      Donna

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      Gabe 9 years ago

      I have read three of Kevin's books, and they seem prety logical to me. In fact, some of the information that I've been reading on these books seems to be ahead of it's time. There has already been on the news and newspaper covers and magazines information that he published in his book months and almost years before! People don't dislike him because of his background, people dislike him because he is telling us information that we seemed to believe for years, nobody likes to be told that all of the lectures that they got in college or from a doctor are wrong. Food can cure, and so can natural alternatives.

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      sdorrian 9 years ago from Chicago

      Great Hub! This guy is so sleazy. I can't believe he has the nerve to go on TV promoting these books. What a loser.

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      Mschanl 9 years ago from USA

      Great info Maddie. I'm sure those thinking of buying Trudeau stuff will stir clear of him after reading your informative hub. I would stir clear myself. Thanks to you.

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      Dave Saunders 9 years ago from Washington, DC

      Not that I have anything against good marketing, Trudeau is that and nothing more. He is not a health expert and yet he positions himself as one to the masses. Most people can see through his tricks but that still leaves many with dusty, useless books on their shelves.

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      AmandaB 9 years ago from Middletown

      Hi everyone,

      I too fell into his propaganda and bought his book thinking I would find out all of these secrets, apply them to my life and my families. UGH! It's all BS. If I remember correctly one part of the book he recommends getting 15 clonics in 15 days. Now I was very interested in this because I have a strong tie to colon cancer in my family. So I set up an appointment to have this done. When I waws leaving I asked to set up another appointment the next day. The lady who administered the colonic told me a person should only get them every couple months because it's possible to OVER-hydrate your body causing possible heart problems (if anyone could confirm this ..thanks). So yeah, Kevin Trudeau could have killed me.

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      Karen and Lesley 9 years ago from United Kingdom

      You have to be so careful nowadays. Charisma maybe counts for some people but after reading your info Maddie there could be serious reprecussions especially with that injection thing, whatever it was. Anyway great info and thanks for the hub.

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      Shawn 9 years ago

      Whatever the case, Kevin makes valid points about the gov. I'm not sure about area 51, but I do believe in the things that are being put in our food. People you can be naïve if you want but, keep eating Mc Donalds and see what happens.

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      uss4getmenot 9 years ago from Matawan

      I never started the newsletter but here can share the info to cancel,,,,

      To cancel the newsletter, In addition to calling Customer Service, you have the option to email cancel@naturalcures.com. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and if the order was placed via phone or web. * To cancel a website membership You should log into the naturalcures.com site and click on My Account, then click the Cancel button

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      francine 9 years ago

      There is always a bigger fish. People are willing to beleive anything in order to make it easy and avoid the work.

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      heather 9 years ago

      I used Kevin Trudeau's methods and lost 10 pounds. A faster way to loose weight is to eat raw fruits and veggies, when you cook food you loose enzymes, that is why kevin says to take enzyme pills, they help your food break down. Want to know what works the best is to become a Vegan. Quit eating animal products, they make you sick-

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      Garry Nelson 9 years ago from Hawaii

      Hello,

      I read his book, some if it is good, some of it is questionable, and some of it is bull. But, that is by my rating system. Other may find it horrible or wonderful. I think people need to think and not expect others to think for them. On the whole his books have done far more good than bad.

      Garry

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      IWantMoney 9 years ago

      The sad thing is that he is a prediator to people who may have serious issues about dieting. We regulate the drug makers but allow this type of fraud to continue. Hoepfully someone will stop this guy.

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      Kris 9 years ago

      I cannot believe the negativity around this book either. Use your heads people. Some of the information in the book is common sense. Some of it is a bit of a stretch. Americans need to take responsibility for their own thoughts and not be relying on anyone to do the thinking for them. This is pathetic.

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      Gabriel 9 years ago

      I believe that people's consideration on the dificulty of his books are in their reading level. My 13 year old sun read it and got it Alison.

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      Alison Wilson 9 years ago

      Didn't he claim to find a cure three for four books ago. I brought his first book and it's on the shelf collecting dust. It was so complicated and hard to rmember. He claims to have the cure to weight loss, ADD and many other things and then jumps ship and goes a different direction in each book. Stop looking for a quick fix and just accept yourself the way you are or cut down. There is no magic. You know what you eat is not good for you if you eat too much. He has the power from people who are weak and looking for someone to guide them, look within and have a little talk with God. He always has the answers. He made you look like that for a reason. Deal with it.

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      weight-loss 9 years ago

      This is a great source to inform would-be customers to watch out. I was tempted to buy this guy's book and even knew he was considered a "crook" already - he's just that good of a marketer. While some of his messages might be sound, I choose not to do business with people I don't trust.

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      funnebone 9 years ago from Philadelphia Pa

      This is a classic case of " don't shoot the messenger, burn him instead" ! All he does is go out and grab well known information and then wrap it up into a wold goose chase. He is like a free porn banner that just keeps taking you on a ride ( whoops, I mean that is what i've heard about free porn ads). There is no secret to weight loss. Energy out must exceed energy in for weight loss. That is it. Exercise increases energy out, Whoppers increase energy in. Water...water water water!

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      Robert P 9 years ago from Canada

      Weightloss or preventing weight gain is not difficult: just don't eat too much, and exercise enough so that you burn more calories than you take in. That's it.

      Anyone who tries to sell you a magic bullet saying that you can kill fat with a pill or a secret ingredient is appealing to our lazy side that hopes we can be skinny and still eat what we want and sit in front of the tv all day. It doesn't work that way.

      Beware of all infomercial cures for being overweight, not just this one. Instead, if you want to lose weight you will have to work at it: get active, eat right.

      No one got fat in a few days, and no one who is overweight will lose the weight in a few days. It takes time. If anyone tries to sell you anything, even if it's a prescription, let alone a product from somebody with no medical degree, -- run!

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      Shane Wright 9 years ago

      OH! ...and by the way. Maddie, you just saved me many dollars and I truly thank you!

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      Shane Wright 9 years ago

      hey john, could you please give me some details about this diet proposed by simeon? i would really appreciate it. or just tell me where i can read about it for myself. thanks so much

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      John 9 years ago

      Dr. Simeon wrote an article in 1954 called "Pounds and Inches." This article formed the basis of Trudeau's book. All he did was add unnecessary bells and whistles. The original Simeon protocol works, and it works just exactly the way Simeon says it does. You can in fact lose a pound a day on the diet. I know, I tried it and it worked, just exactly the way Simeon said it would. Furthermore the weight does not come back. I suppose you could force it back but eating normally, the weight will stay gone.

      Trudeau has a very checkered past. I have no idea where he learned of Simeon's work, but regardless of Trudeau's questionable character, the real asset is Simeon's protocol. Do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. The Simeon protocol is worth all the trouble you might spend to do it. I recommend you do not follow the foolish additions that Trudeau added to the protocol.

      John

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      Mr Nice 10 years ago from North America

      Hi Maddie, First it is Wu-Yi tea simply a variety of green tea called oolong tea served in many chinese restaurants. Wu-Yi tea is just a scam as your hub page is full with comments. Some how Kevin Trudeau is still in business even he is convicted scam artist. Your hub is very interesting, well written & I am sure many people will benefit from this hub. Hope to see more hubs from you.

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      Ron 10 years ago

      Wow! He has provided a lot of information. As with all things, scrutinize the remedies he offers as with the US legal and medical establishments, and use remedies that will benefit you. I will support freedom of choice and the Trudeau's of the world right to present information when compared to our legal and medical establishments that suppress and intimidate to prevent freedom of choice.

      I'm sure that Mr. Trudeau makes a ton of money. If that is the yardstick by which we condemn, what about your last Dr visit when you were told to go home and drink lots of fluids you probably have a bug $200+ for 5 minutes (if your lucky). Or, I think your abdominal pain or headache is of the xyz variety or a syndrome (meaning not a clue what the problem is) so I want you to try this prescription. $200-thousands depending on the procedures and tests. Ever ask your doctor why the drug if the cause is not known or understood? Read the warnings on the Rx-talk about problems!

      Bottomline-in the US our access to alternative legal and medical practices leave us shackled and obliged to be subjected often without choice. You may want to open your eyes and understand that more sickness, cancer etc generates billions of dollars, the same applies to conflict and the legal system. You will pay, if you can afford it and will be certain of the following:

      1. You will not be guaranteed a successful outcome

      2. You will pay an outrages bill, die or suffer because you can't or be bankrupt!

      My vote is the American dream (dream only!) to have a freedom of choice and punish the criminal minds that violate and deceive at all levels of society.

      If you believe you have a choice check out the AMA, Bar Associations and others that have created the "unauthorized practice" law sanctions that eliminate our freedom of choice and have silenced many!

      My advice to you is take nothing for granted and make choices based on the best information you can find, research for yourself. Studies and opinions verify that support can be established for pro and con on almost every issue!!!!!!!

      YOUR SUCCESSES WILL BE A RESULT OF YOUR INDIVIDUAL VIGILENCE.