April 10 - September-October 2018 News has been added to the NEWS page.  Featuring:     Mexican cancer clinic        anti-vaccination efforts        intravenous cocktails        WHO recognition of Chinese medicine

March 17 - The article HERBS (from 2006) has been posted in an HTML version so that it can be read directly instead of downloading the pdf file.  Includes reading and links.

February 25JULY-AUGUST 2018 NEWS has been added.  Featuring:     anti-vaccination claims        acupuncture for breast cancer patients        omega-3 fatty acids and heart disease        flaws in naturopathy textbook        "alternative dentistry"        promotion of vitamin D

January 10 - MAY-JUNE 2018 NEWS has been added.  Featuring:     "right to try" legislation        crowdfunding for stem cell therapies        Mexican cancer clinics        supplements for heart disease        facilitated communication

December 19, 2018 - The article Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has been posted in an HTML version so that it can be read directly instead of downloading the pdf file.  See: CAM OVERVIEW

November 25 - MARCH-APRIL 2018 NEWS has been added.  Featuring:     anti-vaccination claims of "too many too soon"        FDA guidelines for stem cells        fish oil and heart disease        debate on acupuncture for pain        naturopath uses remedy from rabid dog saliva    does the interstitium explain acupuncture?

November 20 - The article Chiropractic, Osteopathy, and Massage has been posted in an HTML version so that it can be read directly instead of downloading the pdf file.  See: CHIROPRACTIC

November 7 - The article Chelation Therapy; Allergy and Arthritis Treatments; Other Miscellaneous Topics has been posted (CHELATION AND MISC).  A pdf file is available for download on the page in addition to the full text in HTML.  Includes references with links.  Major topics are: chelation therapy, allergy treatments, arthritis treatments, "chronic Lyme disease," clinical ecology, controversial diseases and syndromes (adrenal fatigue, candidiasis sensitivity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, “leaky gut,” Morgellons), devices, magnets, mercury amalgam and other topics in dentistry, oxygenating therapies, and stem cells Many other miscellaneous topics are included.

October 13 - Our new Facebook page was announced (see above).

October 10 - JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2018 NEWS has been added.  Featuring:     marketing of stem cells        pseudoscience from Oprah, Tom Brady, and Gwyneth Paltrow        Edzard Ernst blasts bad papers and the journals that publish them        unscientific methods rebranded as nonpharmacological treatments for pain        multiple sclerosis therapies


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.


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.