From: email@example.com (g-perrin)
Subject: re: colloidals FACTS long
>Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 11:18:31 -0500 (EST)
>From: Linda Burton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I am curious if any readers of this list have come into contact with
>colloidal mineral and vitamin supplement products. They seem to be
>very popular right now and come backed by an incredible list of
>benefits for those who take the preparation for long terms. (The
>promoter actually recommends you take the product for life) The
>product I have seen is sold through a pyramid-like or Amway- like
>scheme, which makes me skeptical.
If you like myths, unsubstantiated claims and fall prey to a sharp
marketing technique, then you'll fervently embrace 'Dead Doc's DO
LIE'...but if scientific fact and knowledge appeals to you more than
reading the Enquirer, then you appreciate the following posts which
appeared on the sci.nutrition list last year.
Further, if one checks the newsgroups, they'll find mostly posts
by MLM'ers selling their products with their hype...and those that post
postive claims, which in the eyes of science are simply
anecdotal experiences...and have no value in a -valid- study. There are
no _valid_ studies in the literature that support colloidals, only
the 'manufactured' pseudo studies, financed by the promoters of the
product, that give testimony to colloidals. It's common knowledge
there is a placebo effect that can be applied to any substance..
which can account for the infrequent anecdotal claims. [such as the
one that appears by "sue" on this thread]
Lastly, when considering information sources, ALWAYS QUESTION IT,
ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE TRYING TO SELL YOU SOMETHING!!
jay perrin, DC