SCAM ALERT: Avoid Internet Kidney Cures……Seriously

What would you do if you meet a new person and the first thing they say is clearly a lie?  You’d likely runaway.  Well, pretty much the first thing that Heal Kidney Disease tells you is it can reverse kidney disease.  This is a baldfaced lie:  kidney disease can’t be reversed.   Our advice:  runaway!    You don’t trust our medical opinion.   Listen to Dr. Belinda Jim from the National Kidney Foundation:

The Heal Kidney Disease scheme is one of the most pernicious scams on the Internet because kidney disease is a super serious condition.  You can harm yourself if you believe that blueberries and assorted herbs are going to cure your kidney.   Will changes in your diet slow kidney disease?  Yes.   Will it improve your overall healthfulness?  Probably.  Will it cure it?  That’s a big no.

The Man Behind This Scheme

A naturopath named Robert Galarowicz claims to have developed this alternative regimen to treating kidney disease.   We have no problem with helping people who suffer from chronic diseases.    Galarowicz is a New Jersey-based naturopath & nutritionist who likely has some experience counseling patients struggling with kidney disease.   But he crosses the line when he suggests that he can cure this disease.   And, he further crosses the line when he presents his offering in a scam-laden Clickbank deal.   Here’s what you need to know about his Clickbank product.

Why Galarowicz’ Offer is a Scam

The Heal Kidney Disease marketers are asking for $67.  So what are you getting for your hard-earned money?  Naturally, they won’t tell you until you plunk down your money.  They try to fool you by using a marketing strategy based upon fake reviews.  Heal Kidney Disease enlists an army of “marketing affiliates” who create the fake review websites that use terms like “scam” “does it work” and “review” to rope in unsuspecting consumers who think they are actually getting objective information. Instead, they are getting fake info for which the affiliates will receive very lucrative commissions through Clickbank. And guess who is paying for those commissions?

This posting at Clickbank is telling affiliate marketers that they will pay out $40.73 from every consumer who purchases this $67 plan.  The marketers then describe their scheme to these fake reviewers, bragging that it is written by a “top copywriter” and boasts low refunds. This is a red-flashing light that a scam is afoot.  You are an upsell opportunity to these marketers and they’ll keep trying to sell you more and more.

The Truth About Kidney Disease

If you are seriously considering giving $67 to these Kidney marketers who wouldn’t know truth if it hit them in the head, we strong urge you to first review these FREE web resources from reputable organizations.   These resources aren’t trying to steal your money;  they are trying to save your life:

  • The National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases offers a lot of free and accurate information about this chronic disease.   As you can imagine, they also promote healthy eating, exercise, weight-loss, reducing alcohol consumption and avoiding tobacco products.
  • The National Kidney Foundation provides a tremendous amount of MD-authored advice about dealing with kidney disease.   As does the National Kidney Fund.
  • The Mayo Clinic is a very reputable source of good (and free) information about kidney disease.  They explain why you may want to consider a low-phosphorus diet.
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) is a national institution dedicated to educating the public about medical matters.   Their Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative is a font of information about prevention and management.

Before you give any of your money to these unscrupulous Internet scammers, we urge you to check out these resources.  Not only will they give you accurate information but they won’t charge you a dime.

Some FREE Proven Weight Loss Plans Available on the Web

Many people suffer from kidney disease due to a diabetic condition.   Many, but not all, diabetics benefit from weight loss.  If you are interested in adopting a healthier diet that will reduce (or eliminate) your diabetes, you might consider the following diets:

Smart for Life

Livestrong Diet –  Aims for a loss of about 1-2 pounds per week.

GM Diet  –  It’s not really a General Motors-designed diet plan.  It’s actually a short one-week detox program.   But it could be a useful starter to a major personal diet reboot.  Linora Low gives a helpful (and free)  step-by-step video and written guide to how to do this detox program.

The Lose Weight Diet –  It does what many of the diet scammers do (take free  information and distill it down to 3 easily understood phases) but he actually offers it for free!

Contrahealthscam recommends Truth From Within (Truth About Keto It claims that this program by Brad Pilon is designed specifically for women in response to the 2017 keto craze that left a lot of women in hormonal disrepair. So if you are a woman who wants to lose weight the right way, Truth from Within is something you should try.   It also recommends Eat Stop Eat, also by Brad Pilon has been studied extensively and has stood the test of time.

And if you are serious about wanting to shed some pounds, begin by going to the Mayo Clinic’s free and reputable website.  The medical experts at the Clinic have fashioned a thoughtful and time-tested plan that has worked for untold numbers of people.  Effective weight loss requires you to master the habits, urges, and feelings that rule our lives.   It’s really all about learning more about your impulses.  Once you do, you can create your “new” normal and the pounds will begin to disappear.

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