Tag Archives: Live Blood Analysis

IPSO has not upheld my complaint against Daily Telegraph naturopathy article

The press regulator IPSO has not upheld my complaint against the Daily Telegraph. The ruling suggests that it is acceptable for a newspaper article to repeat misleading claims, with no critical comment, if the claims are made within the context of ‘alternative’ medicine.

In an article headlined Alternative health: what is naturopathy, published on 7th November 2014, practitioner Katrin Hempel promotes live blood analysis, bioresonance and biopunture – all useless, pseudoscientific techniques. At no point is it made clear that her claims are misleading. Notably, Hempel’s company, London Natural Therapies, is listed as non-compliant by the Advertising Standards Authority because of her refusal to remove similarly misleading claims from her advertising. Continue reading

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Live blood quack Errol Denton handed court bill for £19,000

UPDATE 11/10/14

On 10th October 2014, Denton lost his appeal against his conviction. He said he is now bankrupt and has no means of paying the £7,000 in fines and costs.

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Live Blood Analysis quack Errol Denton was handed a £19,000* court bill today.

As reported here:

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Ask for Evidence on “miracle” cancer cures

Sense about Science are highlighting miracle cancer cures as part of their Ask for Evidence campaign.

This post aims to highlight the harm done by “miracle” cures and to suggest what evidence hunters can do to tackle this. It also gives examples of when action has had an effect and the ways those selling such treatments can wriggle out of trouble.

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Live Blood Analysis: no health claims allowed

Practitioners should not be making health claims for Live Blood Analysis. Not a single one. There is no evidence to support them.

The UK Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) have published guidance on Live Blood Analysis, which advises

CAP is yet to see any evidence for the efficacy of this therapy which, without rigorous evidence to support it, should be advertised on an availability-only platform. Continue reading

Third time unlucky for Steps to Perfect Health

The Advertising Standards Authority have upheld my third complaint against live blood analyst and general all round quack, David Parker (t/a Steps To Perfect Health). The last two complaints against Parker had been informally resolved but despite assurances, he failed to remove the problematic claims from his website.

These claims related to Dried Layered Blood Analysis by Light Field Microscopy, Live Blood Analysis by Dark Field and Phase Contrast Microscopy, Full Body Scans using the BEST body scanning system, Sensitivity Allergy Testing using the Electro Dermal screening technique, as well as more general claims about David’s abilities to successfully treat a range of named conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis, bacterial and parasitic infections and cardiovascular disorders. Continue reading

‘Dr’ Stephen Ferguson’s recordbreaking ASA adjudication

The Advertising Standards Authority have upheld my complaint against Dr Stephen Ferguson’s Natural Health Clinic website. He was found to be in breach of eight of the CAP Code rules – more than any other live blood analyst on my list.

Yet surprisingly, the ASA have not asked him to stop calling himself ‘Dr’. As Ferguson explains here, (at the bottom, just after the incredible CV):

The use of Dr before Dr Stephen Ferguson’s name is for PhD, the highest level of learning, not because he is a chemical drug doctor (GP). He is a naturopathic doctor the number 1 in the world, curing disease using only natural techniques and substances. NO CHEMICAL DRUGS (which are needed at times, but always damage the body and create other diseases, and in most case just mask the ones you already have pushing them deeper into your system, so you stay a legal drug addict for life in most chronic cases). Continue reading

Live Blood Analysis and the ASA: a catalogue of complaints

Live Blood Analysis (also known as “nutritional microscopy”) is a quack diagnostic technique which was described as ‘fraudulent’ by Professor Edzard Ernst as long ago as 2005 and which has already been covered many times on this blog.

When I first heard about Live Blood Analysis, I was so shocked by what I found that I was moved to act. Happily, the ASA had just extended their online remit to include company websites.

The following list details the outcomes of all the ASA complaints I know of concerning live blood analysis and its practitioners. Continue reading