Monthly Archives: March 2012

Totnes Cancer Conference forced underground by Trading Standards

It was reported that the controversial Totnes Cancer Conference is to go ahead tomorrow even after Trading Standards Officers had contacted the Town Council asking for the event to be cancelled and even after the organiser had received a letter this morning from Trading Standards informing him that Continue reading

Radio 4 You & Yours investigate unregulated ‘live’ blood tests

Thursday’s BBC Radio 4 You & Yours featured a report on live blood analysis.

I won’t go into too much background detail about the technique, the practitioners featured, the Groupon deals I’ve reported to the Advertising Standards Authority or the angry and disappointed customers who found my blog (and subsequently spoke to the media). I have already written about those things extensively (see ‘Further reading’, below).

Let me just share some highlights… Continue reading

The Daily Mail promotes magic underwear!

Yesterday’s Daily Mail featured a really quite incredible advert article by Maysa Rawi extolling the wonders of the Playtex ‘Objective 1 Size Down’ ‘shapewear’.

Let’s not get distracted looking at the model and imagining all the unsightly and embarrassing bulges she would have, were she in smaller underwear. I am well aware of the merits of big knickers.

I do, however, find the following assertions very hard to believe: Continue reading