The Sleazy World of Diet Products

From time-to-time, I am asked by a manufacturer, public relations firm, or editor of a nutrition website to review a new diet product.  I usually follow Mom’s advice, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” In other words, I let the reader know if the product is harmful or unproven to work but, otherwise, I focus on the positive and keep it lite. To see what I mean, check out my article, Vaportrim Claims Smell can Trick Your Brain Into Being Full, for Diets in Review.

But I just have to share what I found out in doing a little background check on Vaportrim.  As it turns out, in my humble opinion, the product is a small part of an immoral force. The patent for Vaportrim is held by a man who owns the Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network, a pay-per-minute porno site that services about 2,000 people a day at $11.95 a pop. He also owns the Real Touch virtual sex device to go along for the ride.

Internet porn is a serious new problem. It is highly addictive and it creates an inability for users to be turned on by real partners. Read about how Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunction Is a Growing Problem in Psychology Today.

And so, the next time you see an ad for a silly diet product, consider that it may be tied to a nefarious operation.

Your thoughts: Are you surprised by what I’ve said?

6 thoughts on “The Sleazy World of Diet Products

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  2. I clicked on your site looking for a rational review of a product that I was unsure of. Instead, what I found was an anti-porn diatribe that was a complete waste of my time. I suggest that you stick reviewing products and not commenting of the morals of others.

    • In my mind, junk products and junk morals are closely related. If you read in-between the lines – and my article for Diets In Review – you’ll see that I did review the Vaportrim and I think it’s junk.

  3. Yes, your candor startles me a bit and I hope the porn guys aren’t stalking you already, but, hooray for you speaking the truth.

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