I love juicing, and no, that doesn’t mean I take steroids. I bought my juicer about 5 years ago and I go through phases where I use it multiple times a day. So the other day I was purchasing a 25 pound bag of carrots and some apples, obviously to juice. The cashier told me that her husband had a tumor years ago and went through an extreme juicing regimen to rid himself of it, and is still fine all these years later. I had heard of juicing as an alternative to cancer and other therapies.
A couple days later, I decided to Google this concept to see what was out there. What I really wanted to find was someone extolling the virtues of juicing, merely to confirm my existing love of it. I did in fact find what I was looking for. But I also found a couple of things that didn’t sit so well with me.
Specifically, I did not like what I saw being promoted by Ty Bollinger with his book “Cancer: Step Outside of the Box.”
First of all, his websites (yes plural) look like those e-book scam site that ramble on and on and on and on about how great the product is, give little info, tons of testimonials, free e-books if you purchase, and end with a link to buy their amazing, breakthrough product.
Here are a couple of his sites:
Anyone wonder why he needs so many websites? Using multiple, identical websites is a scammer’s tactic. Just sayin’.
Here’s my problem with this scenario. I know that if I had a cure for cancer, I sure wouldn’t be trying to make money off of it with websites full of over-the-top hype. He has some pretty grand claims in his advertising, too.
I’ve seen the book. Severe grammatical issues aside, and once you wade through the religious ramblings, the personal stories, and the conspiracy theories (some of which have validity), you’ll find the same old natural “cures” found easily on the internet. For free.
And despite the fact that Mr. Bollinger may even have good intentions, the extreme low quality of this book, paired with the fact that there really isn’t any thing ground-breaking included, makes me squint in disdain for his advertising methods and claims.
In other words, it looks a lot like this guy is lining his pockets by preying on those who are sick and desperate for a cure.
Go to Amazon and read the glowing 5-star reviews of his book. I have to wonder who wrote them because this book is amateur hour at best. It’s not uncommon for an author to stuff the ballot box so to speak, with glowing reviews he writes himself. Then take a look at some of the objective 1-3 star reviews and see the extreme discrepancy.
It’s one thing to write a book about natural cancer cures. But, Ty Bollinger, when you advertise it as something unique, and you’re NOT EVEN A DOCTOR, then you should be careful that you aren’t just profiting off of the sick and dying. Your book is not the most informative, not the most informed, not the best written, and not the most unique on the topic. Not by a mile. Not in the top 100.
I know if I were diagnosed with cancer and looking for something like “juicing to rid myself of cancer” then I’d read what nutritionists, herbalists, and yes even medical doctors who believe in alternative medicine have to say. I wouldn’t believe some e-book-hype website with dubious testimonials. (I worked in advertising and I will say again that testimonials are often lies, paid for, or taken out of context.)
And I’d start juicing like crazy until I found some sort of consensus on the matter.