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Is Kevin Trudeau a Scam?

Updated on December 8, 2011

No. That’s my opinion, anyway.

Three years ago, I came across Trudeau’s “Natural Cures” book and started skimming through it. I’d recently started experiencing strange health problems, and after weeks of hospital tests, no one could tell me what was wrong with me. I’d awoken one morning and the entire left side of my body was numb, and it stayed that way for close to a year. I could barely lift my left arm, or my left ankle, and the left side of my neck was in constant pain. I still don’t know exactly what the cause was, but I do know one thing: I was paying hundreds of dollars for doctors to tell me there was nothing wrong with me. So, desperate to find some sort of natural cure for my body, I picked up Trudeau’s book.

Now, I’m not saying that Trudeau’s book cured me, but I am grateful that I stumbled upon it because, had I not been undergoing health problems, I probably never would’ve picked it up.

I really don’t understand why everyone hates on the guy. What he’s saying is basically what every health-conscious person says: take care of your body and your health. “If man made it, don’t eat it.” So, in other words, eat an all-natural diet (fruits, vegetables, oats, nuts, etc), avoid processed food, and you won’t get sick. I’ve been following this diet since the day I picked up the book and guess what? I haven’t been sick in over 3 years.

He’s not saying anything we haven’t all heard before. Exercise. Get massages. Do yoga. Avoid anything with toxins and chemicals - i.e. drink spring water instead of tap, use coconut oil instead of lotion. Tap water contains chlorine and tastes terrible, while spring water doesn’t. Lotion contains chemicals and doesn’t keep skin moisturized for lengthy periods of time, while coconut oil is natural and chemical-free, and keeps skin moisturized for longer.

Another one of his biggest points is to avoid prescription drugs. This also isn’t anything new or surprising. Drugs aren’t something (except in extreme circumstances) that you should take for lengthy periods of time. They’re unnatural. They weaken your immune system. They’re designed to provide relief for temporary pain. I understand that there are certain conditions that require constant medication, but I don’t think is the case for most of us. I think most of us are programmed to immediately hit the aspirin if we have cramps instead of taking a hot bath or exploring another option instead.

Yes, some of his suggestions are a little ridiculous (i.e. getting a shower filter to avoid showering in tap water is a little extreme) but regardless, the bottom line is that he wrote the book to help people. The book’s overall purpose is to help us stay healthy by providing us with all-natural suggestions. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.


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      Sweetcheese 3 years ago

      Nothing is FREE in this world!!

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      Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I think his advice is spot on. I'm so sorry you had to have that numbness for a year and those doctors couldn't even diagnose it. That is frustrating when they can't find the source of what ails you. Hopefully it went away and you are better now.

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      Shutupkschang 5 years ago

      yeah they locked him up due to him speaking truth. Have you got all the details? They are trying to silence him. Why tell him to stop publishing his books. The big wigs want you all to die on their products. I have a bad valve and since I came off my meds and started eating right getting sleep my valve is healing thanks to his book advice now shut up and go get the book maybe your brain won't be so badly fried after.

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      kschang 6 years ago from San Francisco, CA, USA

      FYI, not disagreeing with you, but Trudeau was a convicted felon. He basically made so many extravagant claims when he was a MLM sales guy, pitching nutritional supplements that he claims cures just about everything under the sun (slight exaggeration). FTC sued him a couple times, and finally got him to go to jail. After that, he started writing books instead, as pitching products is NOT covered under first amendment, but writing books is. So now he can put all sorts of **** in his books, and FTC can't touch him.

      I'm glad you find his **** in his book(s) useful. I personally think he's a hack and "snake oil salesman".