(25 September 2023 Note: Kevin Trudeau had been in the news a lot in 2005 because of fraud allegations, the pulling of his infomercials, and interviews. It had become clear that he was not trustworthy and I had never seen his book before, and when I saw a copy at Charlie & Delisa’s house, I was really excited to see what it was all about. In the years after I wrote this, more would come out to really cement the idea that Trudeau is a charlatan and fraudster. His book should not be trusted and in today’s climate of conspiratorial thinking, I would not recommend anyone reading it.)
We had just come home from the dinner and I was really feeling ill from my cold. I decided (or, I was convinced) to go to bed. Delisa needed to work on her lesson for today anyhow. I watched some Ellen and then retired to the guest bedroom, where I took a book to read. I settled on Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About by Kevin Trudeau. You may have seen this moron on television, proclaiming the horrors of everything from fast food to prescription drugs. To this guy, everything is “toxic.”
I couldn’t think he was a bigger crackpot. Nothing in the book is backed up with research (or he doesn’t cite his research, which is cause for skepticism), many of his points are merely quotes by various sources which are not cited properly and clearly could be taken out of context, and it is so poorly written and unfocused that I cannot imagine that any publisher agreed to take it on.
I think it is worth reading. I have never been so angry as I was after reading it. I kept thinking, this chapter would have made a brilliant book if he had spent more time explaining and supporting the arguments. Mostly over prescription drugs. I want to see the proof, as anyone should. I refuse to take him at his word for two reasons. Freedom of speech allows for such books to be written, regardless of consequence, and this is the same person who so heavily promoted the Atkins diet on television. He has a lot to say in the book about the world being about money and how obviously evil that is, but he himself is profiting from a product designed to scare you. That is all about the money.
Read it, hate it, and please come to your own conclusions. I personally have never been more turned off of anything “organic,” which was not his intention. Also, the book offended me when it referred to fishing in Canada, where he had an “Indian” guide. Now, unless a person from India came and helped them fish, I think he needs to catch up to the rest of the world. Or is it just me who finds that offensive? Personally, I would use either Native American (if I totally didn’t care about/know the person) or I would have mentioned which nation/tribe the individual belongs to. It is an outrage that such blatant ignorance is still allowed in the world today.
Images: cover of Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About, vintage illustration of porcupine
Featured Image Art: vector image of shape of Alaska