Tag Archives: WDDTY

“Dr” Harald Gaier’s website ruled misleading by ASA

“Dr” Harald Gaier practises from a rented room on London’s Harley Street.
As one of their editorial panel, he also writes regularly for the controversial and misleading magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You, where he is described as “arguably the UK’s most knowledgeable practitioner of the major alternative medical disciplines”.

The Advertising Standards Authority ruled today that Gaier must remove misleading and unsubstantiated claims from his website and must not imply that he is a medical doctor.

gaier

Image taken from Harald Gaier’s website earlier today

The complainant challenged whether:

1.  the ad misleadingly implied that the advertiser was a medical doctor rather than a practitioner specialising in complementary and alternative medicine;

2.  the claim “Scientifically proven medical alternative medicine, paired with orthodox diagnostic tests” was misleading and could be substantiated, because they did not believe that the treatments and diagnostic tests were either scientifically proven or orthodox; and

3.  the claims for the efficacy of the three diagnostic tests described by the advertiser were misleading and could be substantiated.

Rather than simply updating his website, Gaier contested the complaint: Continue reading

Tesco drops What Doctors Don’t Tell You

Tesco will no longer be stocking the misleading and controversial alternative health magazine, What Doctors Don’t Tell You.

As reported in The Times last October, scientists, doctors and patients condemned shops for continuing to sell a magazine which gives dangerously bad advice on vaccination and which has claimed that Vitamin C is a suitable treatment for measles and AIDS. Continue reading

Quantum embarrassment and all the fun of the festival

I have an embarrassing confession.

I’m not a particle physics expert. And  – please bear with me, this isn’t easy – I find quantum theory confusing. Shameful, I know. And I call myself a science blogger.

How dare I laugh at Quantum University (aka @iquim)? How dare I dismiss Lynne McTaggart’s The Field? Continue reading

WDDTY: The Editorial Panel

The controversial and misleading alternative health magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You is supported by some of the world’s leading pioneers in nutritional, environmental and alternative medicine. Each is an authority in his or her field and many have broken new ground and inspired new practices in medicine.

That’s what they tell you.

What What Doctors Don’t Tell You Doctors Don’t Tell You

Of those who can be found on the GMC List of Registered Medical Practitioners, one has been issued with a warning, one has relinquished his registration, and all of them advocate dubious interventions, some of which have been shown to do more harm than good.

Continue reading

WDDTY: My Master List

I thought it might be useful to keep a organised list of articles on the controversial and misleading alternative health magazine, What Doctors Don’t Tell You.

I aim to add new links to this post as they arise.

Last updated 12/12/14

Continue reading

Have WHSmith even read my #WDDTY emails?

Their replies suggest not.

I have decided to publish my correspondence in full so that you can see what I mean.

I originally emailed Customer.Relations@WHSmith.co.uk on 27th September. I’m afraid this was done in haste and I’m ashamed to say I neglected to even mention the vaccine scaremongering. Still, I did raise some very strong concerns.

I wrote: Continue reading

What Doctors Don’t Tell You: responses to complaints

While bully boys and trolls have been raising concerns with stockists and the distributor over this magazine, free speech advocates have been using libel chill to stop us talking about it.

Here are the responses we’ve had so far. Continue reading