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What's wrong with Quack Watch? Date Written 2007
Author Joe Holmes Date Revised August 21, 2009

I have long believed that Quack Watch obscures facts and as I researched Sprilina I came across proof to substantiate this fact. Below you will find my side by side comparisons to document this fact. Evaluate both sides of the facts and see for yourself.

Spirilina or Blue Green Algae.
Quack Watch says Doctor Research says
Algae: False Claims and Hype "These claims are bunkum. The FDA has concluded that there is no evidence that spirulina (or phenylalanine) is effective as an appetite suppressant. The FDA has also noted that the "65% protein" claim is meaningless because, taken according to their label, spirulina products provide only negligible amounts of protein." Quack Watch report "It is the nature's richest and most complete source of nutrition. Spirulina has a unique blend of nutrients that no single source can offer...Spirulina exhibits therapeutic functions such as antioxidant, anti-bacterial, antiviral, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-diabetic and plethora of beneficial functions." Research report #2 Blue-green Algae
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Note that Quack Watch picks one or two items they can use to falsely claim something is not good. The statement that Algae is not an appetite suppressant may be true but it does not mean Algae is bad. The report is misleading and obscures the facts that Algae is a viable and worthwhile nutriment. If the medical community had a drug that did what Blue Green Algae did it would be front page news. Instead they want us to believe it is harmful. Ask yourself why are they doing this?

This is the first of future articles about how Quack Watch obscures and distorts the truth.



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