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Dr. Perricone is a Gasbag -Roger Mason

For those of you who watch public access TV you may have seen Dr. Nicholas Perricone pontificating about healthy diet. It is amazing someone who knows so little about health can be so financially successful. Surely you heard of his best selling book The Wrinkle Cure. What a crock! Little of what he says or writes makes any sense. He keeps babbling about how unhealthy "no-fat diets" are. What no-fat diets? Who has ever heard of a “no-fat” diet? He promotes the myth that olive oil is somehow "good" for you. so you can eat all you want. He actually suggests eating  more "good fats", so we’ll be slimmer and burn off fat better! He really said that! Fat makes you fat, not food per se. His logic is something to behold, isn't it? Steamed brown rice has about 8% fat calories, and plain boiled oatmeal made with water has about 14%. Instead of advising people to take  flax oil daily to get the omega-3 fatty acids they need, he wants you to eat a lot of salmon. Really good advice there Nick. We’ll just have a half pound slab of salmon every day, instead of a capsule of flax oil.

He just loves that glycemic index, and  never once recommends whole grains. Please read the articles on the glycemic index (Glycemic Index is Goofy) in the library to see how silly it is. Whole grains are literally the staff of life, but he doesn't  eat any. Instead he wants you to eat huge amounts of protein- i.e. poultry, meat, and egg whites. Just ignore the fact that eggs and poultry are two of the most prominent allergenic foods known. He says men need 80 grams of protein a day, and women need about 60. This is simply wrong. He feels many Americans are somehow "protein deficient"! Folks, Americans eat twice the calories they need and TWICE the protein they need. This is a major reason we suffer from so many horrible diseases. We eat twice the protein we need, and get high rates of kidney disease and other problems from protein overload. Yet, he wants us to eat even more, and says we’re “protein deficient.”. What a gasbag.

The healthiest diet in the world is based on the Asian diet, yet he promotes the Mediterranean diet (he's Italian). Just put lots of olive oil on your food, and eat five times a day. Seriously, he actually says this. We should only eat two modest meals a day, but he wants us to eat five. He criticizes people who only eat one or two meals a day, and tells them to eat five instead. Seems Nick just doesn't realize Americans already eat twice what they need, and calorie restriction is THE most effective way to extend lifespan. The less you eat the longer you live and the healthier you are.

He promotes that drink-as-much-water-as-you-can myth as well. Drink lots of water even when you're not thirsty. Now, what kind of sense does that make? Your body has a true sense of thirst (unlike hunger). When you need water, you darn well know it. Drink only when thirsty is the obvious thing to do. Don't drink unless you're thirsty- listen to your body wisdom. Drinking all that water strains your kidneys. Drinking water when you’re not thirsty is plain stupid.

He is totally clueless about natural hormone balance. He knows even less about supplements than he does about diet. That doesn’t stop him from preaching about that though.  He tells you to take four supplements a day. Vitamin E, and he is very correct here. He wants you to take huge megadoses of vitamin C. This will just acidify your blood, and make you sickly. We only need  60 mg of vitamin C every day. If you want to take a supplement do not take more than 250 mg. Mega-doses of anything are bad for you including sex, sunshine, oxygen and everything else. Next, he recommends alpha lipoic acid, which is a wonderful supplement everyone over 40 should take. The problem is that he says to take a mere 50 mg. This simply isn't going to do it at all.  400 mg is the correct dose. Lastly, he wants you to take DMAE. This enjoyed brief popularity almost 20 years ago, until people found out it simply didn't work. There is simply no science behind DMAE, no studies in the international literature. If DMAE had any benefits after all these de-cades the studies would be there and people would be taking it. He is completely clueless about the other proven supplements such as flax oil, CoQ10, beta glucan, beta-sitosterol, ALC, vitamin D and all the rest of them Hormones don’t even occur to him. He’s too clueless.

Now we come to his lipoic acid face cream for $70. You need less than 50 cents worth of lipoic acid to make a proper 4% cream, yet he wants to gouge people for $70. On top of that, he refuses to state the amount of lipoic acid in the cream! Go to his website and e-mail the company and ask them. They’ll refuse to tell you how much. They won’t tell you. For seventy bucks you don't even know how much is in there! Legally he can put one milligram in there. We don't sell lipoic acid cream as it just isn’t effective, and many people find it irritating. He’s selling a two dollar cream for $70. What a gasbag!

In 2013 he upped his game. He is now selling a $3 glycolic acid cream for $140!!! Seriously, he is. "Sub-D® Cold Plasma Cream" is on TV for $140. There is no "Sub-D" and no " cold plasma" in the cream. Folks, you have to have brass testicles to sell fifty cents worth of glycolic acid for $140. Glycolic acid is very irritating and ineffective, and has not been popular. He adds a little DMAE. If that worked we would certainly use it at Young Again. A little lipoic acid. Lipoic acid is also irritating and ineffective. He won't reveal the ingredients on his website, but you can find them on the Internet. By law he must put all the ingredients on the label. The complete ingredients are at the bottom.*

In 2016 he is still on TV selling his junk face creams. Go to his website and look at his overpriced supplements. How about 90 capsules of (unrefrigerated) fish oil for $38? Why is someone like this so popular, and why does his book sell so well? Why do fools pay $140 for a $3 worthless cream? Those are the real questions.

*Water/Aqua, Glycolic Acid, Tyrosine, Dimethyl MEA, Isopropyl Palmitate, Acetyl Carnitine HCl, Arginine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phosphatidylcholine, Thioctic (Lipoic) Acid, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Ceteareth-20, Caffeine, Dimethicone, BHT, Saccaromyces Ferment, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phytic Acid, Carnosine, Disodium EDTA, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Astaxanthin, Copper Gluconate, Tocotrienols, Sorbic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linalool, Alanyl Glutamine.




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