Happy new year to you all. I’ve been off for my Christmas break and I am now attending to my post bag and I thought I would share a few gems with the world.
First, I am always up for a challenge and so when writer Geoff Freed starts off his email “You pure miserable person”, I know I am in for a treat! When Geoff adds “I bet you would not have the guts to print this” I really have no alternative!
Subject: Geoff Freed
You pure miserable person. It seems you get off by putting others down. It seems you are afraid of new ideas. New ideas threaten the established and then often become the accepted.
I know Geoff well we were at Uni together and have a great admiration for his courage and discretion. I bet you would not have the guts to print this, you hide ( I think you maybe Andy Lewis ) it seems like your underhanded cynicism and hopeless inadequacy.
Sugest you get some therapy and cure your intellectual impotency.
Well, that has told me. Now, there are a number of odd things about this email. The writer talks about Geoff in the third person and signs off with the pseudonym “Whaletooth“. Now whilst the email address is an anonymous hotmail account, the email headers clearly say that the email is from a Geoff Freed. Now are these two friends who shared a name at University or was someone hiding behind a email pseudonym whilst trying to convince me that he is courageous? Unfortunately ‘Whaletooth‘ will not respond to my emails so I must leave it up to you to decide.
Before we go on to the next email, Geoff, yes, new ideas do ‘threaten the established’, but not all ideas do. The threatening ones tend to be the good ideas that can be backed up with published and repeatable evidence. Geoff has many alternative ideas about ‘UFOs, the Inner Child, Pre-Life Agreements, Physics and its application to healing, the Chakra System and, of course, the huge tansformations that are currently taking place’ I don’t see too many evidence-soaked ideas there that might be up for the challenge, unless by Physics he is talking about radiotherapy, diagnostic imaging and various non-invasive measurement techniques. Somehow I doubt it.
Next a much more sensible contribution to the quackery debate from a Guy Dauncey of the Canadian non-profit society, Prevent Cancer Now . Guy writes to defend the idea that salvestrols were the new super cancer cure. I commented earlier that this was a somewhat premature statement as there was no good evidence to suggest that taking supplements of salvestrols would have any such effect.
I would encourage people to have some patience here. I understand the value of a quackometer, but I don’t think there’s evidence to include salvestrols. I have met Gerry Potter twice. He is genuine, sincere, and a solid scientist.
When ripe fruits and vegetables are attacked by fungus, which happens all the time, they develop the salvestrols as a natural defence. When we eat the plants, the salvestrols in the food trigger the enzymes in any cancer cell to produce piceatannol, which then attacks the cancer. Having discovered this, his team searched for plants that had the highest level of salvestrols, and stared testing to see if the compound would fight an active cancer if eaten as a supplement. When they discovered that it seemed that they did, he helped create the Nature’s Defence to sell the food supplements as Fruitforce; these are simply concentrated salvestrols, taken from fruit.
This is really my point. Sounds like nice science about how some plants may defend themselves from fungus, but now we have a long string of what-ifs and maybes to get to the mass supplementation of the public with a pill. Whatever trials are currently being done, the results are not in and yet and in the meantime these companies are marketing products as if it is a done deal. As with my first correspondent, there are many good ideas out there and loads of laudable intentions. However, not all those ideas are good – in fact the majority end up on the dustbin of discarded science, no matter how much we wish them to be true.
As Guy correctly states, the best evidence for salvestrols as a cancer/cure prevention is largely anecdotal – a few doctors with case histories. Guy says,
It is not true that all anecdotes are nearly worthless. Some are; some are not. It depends on the source of the evidence.
It is completely right that we should cast a skeptical eye on new developments, since the world is full of scams and quackeries, but this one deserves to be given patience while the clinical trials are proceeding.
ShoeLover, being a, er, shoe lover is noticably upset by these claims and says,
While the author of the article, Brian Roberts, writes that Dax (assuming that Dax is the “expert”) claims that wearing five-inch killer heels can affect their (women’s) internal organs and fertility, there is not a single reference to a medical and or research journal. Hell, one would have thought the author might have consulted a gynecologist to back up the claims of “expert” Dax, unless of course Dax is also a gynecologist. Dax, are you a gyno?
I must tell Mrs Canard Noir to stop going to her pole dancing classes in those heels. She told me she was doing it for fitness reasons. Dax knows better.
Dax Moy has given himself the title “Master Personal Trainer” this is not a recognised level and/or formal qualification.
You be the judge.
Dax Moy is possibly the most full of [email protected] trainer in the U.K – he is neither the highest paid or technically most astute as he claims to be. He is hardly highly qualified and spends more time talking about how to make ‘millions’ rather than credible topics. Much of his literature has been blatantly plagiarised from other sources (such as the NASM). It is no wonder his site gets 10 canards.
Surely if Dax has plagiarized anything you have specific examples of this to back up what you’re claiming right? If so please by all means provide your proof
It suprises me how people are so quick to slag off other trainers yet are afraid to leave their name.
Afraid that no-one will know you?
I have worked as a senior trainer for Dax Moy and can tell you he does have a Master Personal Trainer Qualification.
As for the NASM claim, are we expected to re-invent the wheel?
Once you have found your balls, you may reply!!!!
Funny how people are so quick to label plagiarism.
Did you know that Dax’s principles are based on studies of western and eastern medicine and ancient philosophers such as Hippocrates, Plato and Socrates.
Are you therefore calling NASM plagiarists?
Ah yes, Hippocrates, Plato and Socrates. These famous philosophers who were well into their personal fitness regimes.
This is an old thread I know, but I felt I had to stick my oar in because I know Dax wouldn’t waste his time defending himself on a forum like this.
I on the other hand……
Dax is actually a very knowledgeable guy who’s results speak for themselves. He’s also a very successful and a highly motivational mentor to a lot of personal trainers around the world.
As for his products, anyone who invests in his magic 100 program and actually bothers to do it, will experience life changing results, as they will with his elimination diet.
As for ‘making millions’ that’s bull****. Dax can show you how to add some leverage to your business so you can experience a lifestyle change, but he’s never been about making millions. He’s a successful internet marketer who chooses to make his money by helping others achieve their goals, whether they be weight loss, hypertrophy, or business success. Other internet marketers may choose to make their living by sarcastically belittling other peoples beliefs, and that’s fine too. Each to their own, and each will attract their own followers.
As for the anonymous comments. If you’re going to slag someone off in a comment though you should at least be brave enough to put your name to it. I for one wouldn’t give any credibility to a nameless derogatory comment, and I doubt if any others will either.
Thats my dad! and he would help anybody! some people are just ignorant.
I also feel compelled to leave a comment or 2.
My experience of Dax has come via his Elimination Diet. This has benefitted my entire family and a vast number of friends and colleagues. Thus far every single person has lost weight and become more healthy.
In my case I have also been able to identify that certain dairy foods have been making me ill, this diet has changed my life considerably and for that I am extremely grateful.
Whilst I am not personally familiar with Dax’s fitness instruction, I can speculate that if it’s half as good as his FREE diet, then it would be a very worthwhile investment.
People need to stop being so quick to judge