Complaint Review: Fraud Alert - BodyRx & Dr. A. Scott Connelly
Fraud Alert - BodyRx & Dr. A. Scott Connelly BodyRx nearly killed me, Dr. Scottt Connelly phoney military claims, Dr. A. Scott Connelly fired from Hoag Hospital for medical malpractice, Dr. A. Scottt Connelly sued for fraud, Internet
*General Comment: In Defense of A. Scott Connelly
Dr. A. Scott Connelly also know as Dr. Scott Connelly and his BodyRx program is a hoax and one that could cost you your life. My medical doctor this week just placed me onto a calorie restrictive diet and precribed me blood pressure medication. Prior to trying the BodyRx program, my blood pressure was find and I simply wanted to lose 15lbs from a few year of too much Christmas Cheers. The book touted "calories DO NOT matter" and that sounded good to me. My waist size though went up three inches, and then I began to have headaches. That is when I called my doctor and made an appointment.
It turns out, that he has seen countless patients both male and female. They all had poor results and he told me they all were put on the Lindora program to monitor thier caloric intake.I called Dr. Connelly and also sent he emails which were ignored up until he finally responded, with a very rude reply. He refused to refund my money. That is when I did a Google search and was shocked to see what Dr. A. Scott Connelly actually looks like in photos not enhanced by a computer, worse yet, I put the word 'fraud' into searching under his name and pulled up all his past lawsuits, one filed by the FTC for selling sterodial compounds to children.
Then I read a review by someone whom is actually studying nutrition in college, please read her review of the BodyRx program :
"Amy (Baylor Nutrition Science Student): I just finished my fall semester at Baylor University, where we had a project to evaluate pop-science diets. I thought it would be fun to evaluate a diet book that could be purchased for less than $6, so I picked up a copy of BodyRx by Scott Connelly. My professor didnt like the idea at first, stating that I should evaluate a diet created by a published nutritionist or scientist, his opinion was that medical doctors receive very little training on nutrition. I argued that since this author was behind a popular supplement that this book would be a fair critique of the science that fuels the supplement industry. He relented and I spent 90 days following this diet to the letter.
I wont rehash my entire paper, but here is a quick summary:
- First of all, the book is very poorly written. I suspect this is one of the reasons why you have never heard of this book. The repetition of the phrase: 6-pack Prescription is found on every page and is pathetically redundant.
- The book is clearly a Me-Too attempt to respond to Bill Phillips much more successful Body For Life best seller. The book covers even look alike, but I have to admit that Phillips is much better looking and actually looks healthy.
- In my opinion, this diet is very dangerous. In 90 days, my body fat % increased 3%! My cholesterol and triglycerides went up, same with my blood pressure and water retention. When I started this diet, I was a fit 125lbs 58 20 year old woman. Now Im weighing in at 135 and Ive increased two dress sizes. My doctor was shocked and said that my kidneys were at risk. He felt that if I followed this diet for another 90 days that Id have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure. I told him that this was the diet prescribed by Dr. Scott Connelly, the Met-Rx guy. My doctor said hed heard a lot of negative things about this author and suggested that I do more research on him and abandon the diet immediately.
- I was shocked about what I discovered in my background research. In my opinion, Scott Connelly is akin to a snake oil sales men. He has a psychology degree and was a practicing anesthesiologist. I could find no published research, studies or publications from this author that would justify him calling himself a scientist, nutritionist or expert. He wrote this book when he was sued by the FTC for fraudulently calling himself a nutritionist, which is why this book appears that it was rushed to market. The FTC didnt feel that this book qualified him as an expert so he ultimately settled with the FTC.
- Dr. Scott Connelly has been sued countess times for fraud, was sued by the FTC for selling steroids to kids and is rumored to have spiked early Met-Rx with Clenbuteral.
- His Met-Rx product contained Aspartame, Hydrogenated Oil, and High Fructose Corn Syrup (along with gelatin and other questionable ingredients) - definitely not ingredients that youd expect a nutrition expert to put in their products.
- Connelly calls out other nutritionists and claims that so-called experts should be willing to debate him in their swimsuits. I did a Google image search and the recent pictures that Ive seen of Connelly are huge red flags for anyone tempted to read this book and follow his diet. If this diet is responsible for his health, you should steer clear.
In summary, there are better diet books, by bonified scientists and nutritionists. This book is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs, because, frankly, it could kill you!" This diet also nearly killed me. Dr. Scott Connelly ridiculed my spelling and grammar when I sent him an email asking for a refund. I wanted to warn everyone before the New years diet begins, becareful of BodyRx and especially anything written by Dr. Scott Connelly.
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