7 Steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie Review
I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and angles to write articles on my website.
A few weeks back while I was gathering information to write my eBook, I chanced upon this program: 7 Steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie which looked interesting.
I was curious to what this program had to offer so I went to their website.
Upon entering the site I was greeted with a video supposedly presented by the International Council for Truth in Medicine. Now, I have never heard of this medical council at all; not once have I come across it in the research that I do whenever I write an article.
For those of you who have been following me and reading my articles, you’ll know that ALL of my articles are backed up by research studies with links to them in the articles themselves.
The International Council for Truth in Medicine Doesn’t Exist!
I decided to see if there’s anything on the International Council for Truth in Medicine on Google!
My Google search brought me to the homepage of this supposedly medical council. I clicked on each category in the menu bar and that got me suspicious because there was absolutely NOTHING on what this council was all about, the Chairperson or the committee members.
In all the legitimate councils and committees that I know, write-ups and photos of each member are given with details of their credentials and experience. In this case, I couldn’t find ANYTHING regarding the council members on the website. One more thing I discovered was that although this council claims that it partners with NaturalNews.com, this isn’t true – I went to the NaturalNew.com website and did a search; nothing turned up in the search results for the International Council for Truth in Medicine.
But when I did a search for Max Sidorov, who supposedly is the author of the program, 2 results came out – both were regarding Miramir and the Kickstarter campaign, which incidentally is led by Max Sidorov who aims to develop a new social network platform that respects personal privacy and rule of law.
That being said, that was all there is and nothing was mentioned about the 7 Steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie or The International Council for Truth in Medicine on the Natural News website.
Next, what really caught my eye was this banner: Diabetes Breakthrough.
When I clicked on it, I was brought back to the 7 Steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie homepage! Now this was getting more and more like a scam!
What I did was googled further for Dr. Max Sidorov, who also supposedly heads the International Council for Truth in Medicine and is a health expert of sorts.
Well I managed to find a Max Sidorov on both Facebook and LinkedIn so at least he’s a real person. But whether he is a real doctor remains to be seen; if you look at his LinkedIn profile his tertiary education was BA in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from York University. He’s definitely not a medical doctor; neither does he have a PhD; prove me wrong but I cannot find any evidence of his credentials on his LinkedIn profile that gives him the authority to use the “Doctor” title. In fact, I really doubt if he’s the same person described on the ICTM homepage.
When I searched further on Google, I came across this story in the Huffington Post on the REAL Max Sidorov helping Karen Klein, a 68 year old bus monitor who was reduced to tears after being bullied by a gang of middle school teenagers.
So it looks like the ICTM has used this Good Samaritan’s identity to boost the sales of its product. In fact if you look closely at the ICTM image, it seems that they have taken the real Max Sidorov’s pic and superimposed it as the headshot of the fictitious Dr. Max Sidorov! He’s the person second from the left.
I smell a rat, do you?
Now back to the International Council for Truth in Medicine, there is absolutely NOTHING that I can find which validates the authenticity of this medical council except for the dubious website I mentioned earlier.
Also, when I clicked on the menu bar of this the supposedly official website of this council, there are drop down boxes listing the topics, BUT when I click on each topic, the feeling that I got was that each article was lifted from different news and health websites. And although each article was supposedly written by Max Sidorov, the writing styles between one article and the others were so different that anyone can see that it’s not written by the same person.
Claims made by the ICTM
The biggest claim is in this banner right on top of the homepage, that this program can REVERSE Type 2 diabetes in 3 weeks!
The ICTM also claims that the techniques prescribed in the program:
- Has helped 17,524 diabetics gone off their prescription diabetes medications and insulin injections.
- Are twice as effective as the leading diabetic medication in lowering blood sugar, increasing insulin sensitivity and “stopping neuropathy pain, preventing blindness, amputations and other diabetes problems.”
- Have been used successfully by tens of thousands of people in more than 40 countries.
- Can completely reverse Type 2 diabetes and help Type 1 diabetics drastically reduce their medications and insulin shots.
Well, I have one burning question regarding these claims – if they did help so many people then why didn’t the big medical sites like Medical News Today, The Mayo Clinic, WebMD etc pick up this news? There’s also NOTHING from the big name naturopathic and alternative medicine practitioners like Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr Josh Axe, Dr. David Jockers, Dr. Julian Whitaker to name a few. Diabetes experts like Dr. Robert Lustig and Dr. Jason Fung have also not mentioned any news regarding this.
Further down the sales page are random snapshots of supposedly medical research studies that support this program. Now, they even put Professor Roy Taylor’s name in!
What audacity these people have!
I know for sure these are fake, especially that of Professor Roy Taylor because I know he lead groundbreaking research on low calorie diets being able to totally reverse Type 2 diabetes in 2 months.
The University of Newcastle’s official press release is found here. In it, Professor Taylor said, “To have people free of diabetes after years with the condition is remarkable – and all because of an eight week diet.” “This is a radical change in understanding Type 2 diabetes. It will change how we can explain it to people newly diagnosed with the condition. While it has long been believed that someone with Type 2 diabetes will always have the disease, and that it will steadily get worse, we have shown that we can reverse the condition.”
Now if the ICTM had mentioned that their product is based on Professor Taylor’s ground breaking research on Type 2 diabetes it would have been perfectly legitimate. But turning it around and making it seem like Professor Taylor was endorsing their product by way of research, now THAT IS REALLY UNETHICAL!
What is The 7 Steps to Health & Big Diabetes Lie Program all about?
Okay, the 7 Steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie is a downloadable eBook sold by the International Council for Truth in Medicine. It is sold as a downloadable eBook from Clickbank and costs USD37; the hardcopy version is available on Amazon and costs USD 43.88. The book contains over 500 pages of information supposedly to educate readers on what and how to eat to reverse their Type 2 diabetes.
I randomly picked some of the research studies ICTM quoted at the end of the sales page & I found that they pointed to plant based/vegan diets that had positive impacts on Type 2 diabetes.
Now the most important question….
Does this Program Work?
I didn’t look at the testimonials on the sales page for obvious reasons. Instead, I looked at the Amazon reviews. You can take a look at them yourself, there are reviews praising the effectiveness of the methods used and there are reviews saying it’s a scam and a front to promote a vegan diet.
These are some of the positive reviews:
These are some of the negative reviews:
You can read all the Amazon reviews here.
Would I recommend the book? DEFINITELY NOT, even though they have a 60-Day money back guarantee. I do not recommend it, not because I don’t think their dietary techniques don’t work. On the contrary, I would advocate any diet, vegan or non-vegan that helps control Type 2 diabetes.
What I am against is FALSE ADVERTISING!
From the false author of the book, Dr. Max Sidorov to the fictitious and somewhat ironical International Council for Truth in Medicine and the blatant misuse of research papers to increase its brand presence, EVERYTHING that’s been devised to market and sell this book goes against every principle of ethical advertising that I can think of.
If you’re serious about getting your diabetes under control, you can get my free eBook, “How to Lower Blood Sugar & Control Diabetes in 30 Days” by clicking HERE or go to the top right sidebar of this page.