Note: As of August 17, 2012, I have been legally required to change all references of Gluten Relief to Gluten Sensitivity since it turns out Jason violated a trademark by using that name. You can read about it here. They were also forced to take the above video down. Idiots.
I hate this. I really, really HATE this.
What’s that phrase…”If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and swims like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”
Well, if it looks like a scam, smells like a scam…you get my drift.
The guy above is peddling a product called Gluten Sensitivity. It was created by him and another “doctor” (who actually isn’t a doctor in the medical sense).
For $149 per month (for 1-3 months), you can now eat gluten if you have celiac disease without all those nasty, burdensome side affects. And then BOOM, after three months, you’re cured. No more celiac disease.
Is it FDA approved? Of course not.
Is it supported one iota by the medical community? Of course not.
Now look…I am all for alternative solutions to any problem…even medical problems. And just because a “cure” isn’t FDA approved does not mean it doesn’t work. Heck, I had warts when I was a kid and nothing the doctors prescribed worked. Then I tried a natural cure of castor oil and baking soda (seriously) and it worked like a charm.
Don’t fall for this celiac scam
I implore you to watch the video above and tell me what your first gut reaction is.
I gotta admit…he lost me when he says “there was no grain in the Garden of Eden.” Ummm…ok. And he knows this how? Was he there?
And listen to what he says at the 3:10 mark. He basically says that when you take his product, you can consume gluten. Celiac disease be damned.
It’s quite an effective marketing
scam ploy. He is telling celiacs who have trouble staying gluten-free exactly what they want to hear.
“It’s ok to have that piece of cake. It’s ok to have that slice of bread. It’s ok to have that bottle of beer. Gluten Gluten Sensitivity to the rescue.”
Have I tried this product? I have not.
And you can certainly judge me for browbeating something I haven’t tried. I’m fair game.
But in order for me to know if it works, I need to try at least three month’s worth and ingest gluten.
So if it works, I’m cured of celiac disease (for which there is no cure.) And if it doesn’t work, I’m sick for the next six months and do untold damage to my intestines.
Ya know what…I think I’ll pass, thanks.
And I don’t want to hear about their damn double blind study. You need to take them at their word. I choose not to.
And just to be clear, they are not saying to take a pill to help with your symptoms. They are saying it’s a cure for celiac disease. Two totally different things.
“But Gluten Dude, they have a money-back guarantee?”
The guarantee is a joke.
You need to buy a minimum of three bottles of the product. With taxes, that comes to about $500.
Then, you need to wait six months.
Then, you need to spend another $99 for a fecal IgA test at EnteroLab (who they seem to have quite a warm and fuzzy relationship with…just saying) and if those tests come back and show you “still have celiac” (their words…not mine), THEN you get your money back.
Please. They know the majority of people will not go through the hassle and the expense.
Again, they are preying upon people’s weaknesses…the lowest species of mankind.
So I beg of you…if you have celiac disease and come across this product, please think twice about taking it and eating gluten. You have no idea of the damage you could be doing to your body and your soul.
Celiac is a serious autoimmune disease and should not be put in the hands of a miracle in a pill.
One last note…here’s the Disclaimer on their own website: “Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”
Total scammers…man I hate them.
Remember…if it sounds too good to be true…it usually is.
Would love to hear your thoughts…