Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Health site gives coffee a tick

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Health site gives coffee a tick

    From a site I like to read daily, Thought I'd pass it on.
    The Benefits of Drinking Coffee

  • #2
    So you think CS readers still need convincing? Some of the claims on that site should be tested such as adding sugar to coffee and "Caffeine binds to your opioid receptors, which essentially prohibits you from craving something else, such as sugar".

    Nevertheless. much of the evil reputation of coffee came about in the 19thC and 20thC by people like John Harvey Kellogg (of cornflakes fame) who were trying to sell alternate beverages.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by vicroamer View Post
      From a site I like to read daily, Thought I'd pass it on.
      The Benefits of Drinking Coffee
      Hmmm, not a health site at all but a commercial entity flogging its wares by parroting feel good phrases.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Yelta View Post
        Hmmm, not a health site at all but a commercial entity flogging its wares by parroting feel good phrases.
        I'm not sure about your last statement. Dr Mercola is a qualified medico and a controversial one at that. Joseph Mercola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

        The site is a commercial one but does obviously contain health information such as the link vicroamer provided. The article does not directly promote the site's products. Nevertheless, I'll consider it along with most other info found on the 'net: suspect until verified.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
          I'm not sure about your last statement. Dr Mercola is a qualified medico and a controversial one at that. Joseph Mercola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

          The site is a commercial one but does obviously contain health information such as the link vicroamer provided. The article does not directly promote the site's products. Nevertheless, I'll consider it along with most other info found on the 'net: suspect until verified.
          This is what I was getting at,
          "A 2006 Business Week editorial criticised Mercola's marketing practices as "relying on slick promotion, clever use of information, and scare tactics."
          The Wikipedia entry makes interesting reading.
          Snake oil salesman with a degree in medicine.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Yelta View Post
            This is what I was getting at,
            "A 2006 Business Week editorial criticised Mercola's marketing practices as "relying on slick promotion, clever use of information, and scare tactics."
            The Wikipedia entry makes interesting reading.
            Snake oil salesman with a degree in medicine.
            Well this is the article and it is about his marketing practices, not his professional credentials nor the quality of his products. The journo also includes this:
            I don't mean to suggest in any of the preceding that Dr. Mercola is dishonest or insincere, nor that the products he recommends are of poor quality. To his credit, his site offers a complete explanation of his own practitioner fees at his clinic in Schaumberg, Ill. Indeed, his marketing techniques wouldn't be especially noteworthy if Dr. Mercola were selling furniture or digital cameras or any of hundreds of other things that are sold over the Internet because, after all, such direct-marketing techniques are the norm in our consumer world.

            Anyway, moot point as I won't be buying his products. As I said before, suspect until verified. I would certainly be very wary of making potentially libelous claims on the net.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
              Well this is the article and it is about his marketing practices, not his professional credentials nor the quality of his products. The journo also includes this:
              I don't mean to suggest in any of the preceding that Dr. Mercola is dishonest or insincere, nor that the products he recommends are of poor quality. To his credit, his site offers a complete explanation of his own practitioner fees at his clinic in Schaumberg, Ill. Indeed, his marketing techniques wouldn't be especially noteworthy if Dr. Mercola were selling furniture or digital cameras or any of hundreds of other things that are sold over the Internet because, after all, such direct-marketing techniques are the norm in our consumer world.

              Anyway, moot point as I won't be buying his products. As I said before, suspect until verified. I would certainly be very wary of making potentially libelous claims on the net.
              Crikey, my snakeoil reference was positively tepid compared with the hatchet job David Gumpert of Bloomberg did on the good doctor.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Yelta View Post
                Snake oil salesman with a degree in medicine.
                This could could apply across the board to any GP/Physician , that advises and diagnoses via the pockets of their "drug" suppliers.
                Mercola, I believe, is independent of the huge drug corporations thus gives the reader something to think about/consider, then form their own opinion as others have done (here).

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kevo View Post
                  This could could apply across the board to any GP/Physician , that advises and diagnoses via the pockets of their "drug" suppliers.
                  .
                  Fortunately for us in Aust they are in the minority.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I cannot see the issue with me using the term health site. By following the dietary and exercise advice in his articles I have lost weight and stabilised my blood sugar levels, without buying anything from him or equivalent products from local suppliers, the information freely available on his site has been healthy for me. I think the drug companies and the GM food industry would love to see an end to his articles, where the truth lies between them and him I personally don't know but he does present a counter argument to these big companies.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      No issue Vicroamer, you are entitled to your opinion, robust discussion is good.

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X