KENTUCKY COUNCIL AGAINST HEALTH FRAUD

WHAT'S NEW ON OUR SITE

February 22 - July-August 2016 News has been added to the News pageFeaturing:     cupping        stem cell clinics        reforming chiropractic?        tricks of the quackery trade        supplements to avoid        hazards of herbal remedies

January 7, 2017 - a link to the obituary of William T. Jarvis has been added to the bottom of this page.

December 27, 2016 - MAY-JUNE 2016 NEWS has been addedFeaturing:     9 articles on naturopathy (critiques, hazards, licensing, lobbying, naturopathic oncology)

November 11 - March-April 2016 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages)Featuring:     dietary supplement safety        "functional medicine"        acupuncture for menopausal symptoms        naturopathic pediatrics        integrative oncology

September 18 - January-February 2016 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages).  Featuring:     best of the blogs        fish oil        dangers of supplements        ethics of CAM        alternative cancer treatments

July 22 - November-December 2015 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages)Featuring:     food-allergies        hormone-related myths            science-based medicine course           gluten myths              "detoxing"

June 12 - September-October 2015 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages)Featuring:     CAM for menopause      alternative medicine business grants      ER visits after supplements      discredited methods in psychology

April 9 - July-August 2015 News has been added to the  News page (Now under Previous News Pages)Featuring:     testimony on homeopathy      diet clinics      dubious alternative medicine journals       risks of green tea       chelation therapy

Jan. 18 - Revised handout (including readings), "Mind-Body Medicine," has been added to the HANDOUTS AND READINGS page. See "MIND2015.PDF" file at the bottom of the page.  Includes sections on placebo effects, hypnosis, biofeedback, treatment of autism, treatment of other conditions, and other unconventional treatments related to mental health.

Jan. 10, 2016 - May-June 2015 News has been added to the  News page (Now under Previous News Pages)Featuring:     Skeptical Inquirer special issue on medical misinformation    Australian position statement on homeopathy    autism treatments  



ABOUT KCAHF

KCAHF is a private nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses upon health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems. Our positions are based upon the principles of science that underlie consumer protection law.

We advocate:

(a) adequate disclosure in labeling and other warranties to enable consumers to make truly informed choices; 

(b) pre-marketing proof of safety and effectiveness for products and services claimed to prevent, alleviate, or cure any health problem; and, 

(c) accountability for those who violate the law.


IN MEMORIAM

Nancy Tullis, R.D., died on July 20, 2013.  Nancy was a founding member of KCAHF and was the driving force behind the group for many years.  At various times she served as President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  From her published obituary:

"As President of the Louisville Dietetic Association, she formed Dial-a-Dietitian, a service for the public, which continued for five years. She was on the Board of the Kentucky Dietetic Association for more than ten years, and was chairman of the legislative committee which achieved passage of the certification of dietitians and nutritionists in the Kentucky legislature. When licensure was achieved she served on the first Board of Licensure for Dietitians and Nutritionists by appointment of Governor Brereton Jones.

"Mrs. Tullis volunteered in the office of two Kentucky Attorneys General in planning and coordinating two Health Fraud Conferences for health professionals across the state. She was a founding member of the not-profit Kentucky Council Against Health Fraud, which continues in existence. She was a five-year board member of the National Council Against Health Fraud."

Complete obituary


William T. Jarvis, Ph.D., died on March 1, 2016.  Dr. Jarvis was Professor of Health Promotion and Education at Loma Linda University.  He was one of the founders of the National Council Against Health Fraud and a leader in the antiquackery movement.

Obituary