What do Kevin Trudeau and Jose Canseco have in common?
Kevin Trudeau is infamous for being an infomercial mogul. First, he made is Mega Memory System a hit on the late night infomercials. His next big seller was the book Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About (2005). His follow up book was called The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About (2007).
I’ll summarize the entire “Weight Loss Cure” book for you here, which I read standing up at the book store in an hour because I refused to buy the garbage: It involves weekly injections of a prescription drug called hCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
The book also offers several diet and lifestyle tips, including several homeopathic and naturalistic tips. So if and when you do lose weight, what exactly was the cure to weight loss? Was it walking 1 hour per day (yes, that was one of the tips!)? Or was it Green Tea?
Obesity can be summed up in 3 problems:
- food cravings, including the feeling of hunger being mistaken by the “emptying” of your stomach chyme
- genetic predisposition to fat: abdominal area for men, butt and thighs for women.
- low metabolism
The book gives “proof” Human Chorionic Gonadotropin will melt fat deposits away. I just don’t see it, and I studied Physiology!
In clinical use, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is used by men and women mainly for inducing ovulation in the ovaries as well as testosterone production in the testicles.
It is not uncommon to use hCG during and after steroid cycles to maintain and restore testicular size as well as natural testosterone production.
Now word has come out that disgraced baseball slugger Jose Canseco was charged with misdemeanor drug smuggling of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. Of course, it would be nice to test the seized vials and see if it was really hCG or possibly HGH!
So maybe, just maybe, Jose Canseco was trying out Kevin Trudeau’s miracle diet?
It’s a sad state of affairs when everyone is looking for that quick fix to lose weight, hit 73 home runs per baseball season, or run 9.69 seconds.
From Google News
Canseco charged with misdemeanor drug smuggling
SAN DIEGO â€” Jose Canseco was charged in federal court Tuesday with a misdemeanor offense of trying to bring a fertility drug across the border from Mexico.
The former baseball star did not address the court during his initial court appearance, which lasted about five minutes. He was charged with introduction into interstate commerce of a misbranded drug, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks read the charge, informed Canseco of his rights and scheduled a hearing for Nov. 4.
Canseco was released on his own recognizance and taken to the U.S. Marshal’s office for fingerprinting and to have a mugshot taken.
He refused comment when he emerged from the downtown courthouse about 50 minutes later.
Canseco was detained at San Diego’s San Ysidro border crossing Thursday after agents searched his vehicle and said they found human chorionic gonadotropin, which is illegal without a prescription, according to his attorney, Gregory Emerson.
The drug is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency for use in males. The drug helps restore production of testosterone lost in steroid users.
“That’s what they say,” Emerson said as he walked behind Canseco, who was accompanied by a woman.
Emerson declined to comment further.
Canseco admitted to using steroids in a 2005 book that also alleged steroid use by other baseball players.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection released Canseco after he agreed to allow ICE agents to search his Los Angeles-area home, Emerson said last week. About 10 ICE agents searched the home in the attorney’s presence Friday as Canseco was returning from San Diego.
Authorities held Canseco for 9 1/2 hours at the crossing across the border from Tijuana, Mexico.