Oil and the FDA
My Name Is Douglas
Nusbaum. I am in my early 60's and in pretty good health.
In my late teens and early twenties I began to make some
discoveries about nutrition in general and my health in
particular. At that time I was suffering from seasonal
allergies. In fact I would tell people that I was
allergic to March, April, May and June. Anti-histamines
were a part of my life. In addition I had a very low
energy level, often sleeping ten or more hours a day. I
also had frequent colds that lasted a week or more.
that time, I became aware of the role that proper diet and
nutritional supplements might play in ones health, and I
started taking vitamins and changed my diet. I still had
mild seasonal allergies, but by drinking a lot of water, taking
extra vitamin C and avoiding dairy products, I was able to
cease taking anti-histamines. I had more energy, and
fewer and much milder colds.
For the next 30
years things stayed more or less the same. I tried
various different substances powders and potions, but nothing
really produced noticeable effects.
In late August
of 2002 I was made aware of Legacy for Life and immune26.
I was skeptical. Most items advertised on
the internet - especially those that involve earning money are
frauds. I did research. And I strongly suggest that
you do your own research.
Before continuing, be aware of what it means to be healthy.
Contrary to what you may see on television, a healthy person
does not take pain medication, does not have allergies, does
not suffer numerous colds, does not have stiff or sore joints.
This is true regardless of age. Health is the opposite of
disease (dis-ease) I am now much closer to health than I have
ever been. Perhaps what you read here will bring you closer to
health. And perhaps it will bring you closer to wealth also.
This is what my research turned up:
doctor who, when responding to a patient with long term chronic
immune problems who asked about immune26 and said it made him
feel better, said that the product would do nothing, and that
he was just having a placebo reaction.
that you do searches in google
or alltheweb Use
various combinations of legacy for life, fraud, scam,
immune26. In fact while writing this page, I did another
search and turned up http://www.worldwidescam.com/
which has a lot to say on biochoice. I suppose that had I
read this before becoming a distributor I would have hesitated
a little longer than I did.
I will address
only one of the negative items on this page. Almost all
of the others seem to be either name calling, (if you
have no facts, use name calling) or trivial. The one exception
to that is the complaint from one woman, (The only specific
claim to an adverse reaction I found despite many hours of
searching.) I do not disagree with the truth of her
assertions, but see my remarks on testimonials, both positive
and negative, below.
The statement I wish to address
is from Dr. Leo Galland. I was told that he simply wished
more privacy in his life. He has not, to my knowledge,
disavowed any of his claims about the products.
a better evaluation of the company and its products can be
found at this site
I looked at some of the research mentioned in
the site, and also did google searches on the some of the
senior legal, science and medical staff. When one
considers that negative information is much more likely to be
posted than positive information, and that I found so little
information I think one may conclude that this product and
company are as good as they claim, if not better. As a
result of all of this research, I was impressed and I signed
So what happened? Well, I was in the
midst of one of the worst colds I have ever had. In fact,
the last time I was that sick was 16 years ago. This
stuff had no discernible effect on my cold. On the other
hand, I did not expect anything so dramatic. Any
reasonable person would not expect a nutritional supplement
that affects the immune system to make a sever cold go
This is fall allergy season. For the
first time in many years, I have had no allergy symptoms.
Specifically, I have had no allergy related asthma symptoms and
have not had to use an inhaler for over 5 years.
years ago during a visit to a zoo I noticed I had difficulty
getting a full breath. We left the zoo early. So as
a test, I took my son to a petting zoo. We spent about
three hours there, and I detected NO symptoms. In
addition, a creaky knee got much much better and I have a
substantially higher energy level than I have had in the past
Will this benefit you or any others
in your circle of friends and relatives? I do not know.
My understanding is that only slightly more than half of
those who try the immune products stay with them. If you
checked out one of the above sites, you will have seen someone
who claims that the product almost killed her. Of course
she was very sick before she started taking the product, and
she blames vitamin K. The main purpose of this vitamin is
to promote blood clotting. It is found in green leafy
plants. The woman had a problem with to much blood
clotting. You may draw your own conclusions.
have no doubt that a few people will be adversely affected by
these products. Humans are different. Our dietary
needs vary widely, as does our sensitivity to various things in
our environment. But you will be hard pressed to find
individuals who have a legitimate complaint about these
products. I have yet to find a complaint that I consider
I myself have a sensitivity to Diet
Coke. If I drink a lot of it I get severe joint pain. I
discovered this when I had occasion to drink a lot of Diet Coke
and subsequently got severe Joint pain and limitation of
movement. I started to think about what had changed in my
environment to cause this pain. I realized that the only
thing that had changed other than location was my cola
consumption. I stoped, and the pain gradually went
If you do not have what you consider optimum
health and want to try this to see if it makes you feel better,
than by all means you should. If you have a chronic
health problem, or are for any reason under the ongoing care of
a health care professional, than start with about 1/4 of the
recommended serving. Stay with that for a few weeks and
see how you react to that amount. Then increase if you
and your doctor detect no adverse affects. Some people
take two or three servings a day. If you are under
a doctors care, check with the doctor. Use common sense.
As a retail user you will have three months to experiment
with no financial risk. If you are taking drugs use more
than common sense. Drugs and anything else can sometimes
have serious side effects. Anything else includes common foods
it is Mid January of 2004, about 18 months after I first
started taking the product. I can say that it is NOT a miracle
product. If I am extremely careless about what I
eat I will get an alergic reaction consisting of the typical
runny nose and sneezing. This can last for up to several
hours. I have had two such episodes in the past year.
I have Not had to use my inhaler, ever, during that time. In
fact I would be hard pressed to find it. While my son,
who does not take this product, or takes it sporatically, has
twice missed school for a week due to colds, I have had two
days, seperated by several weeks, during which I did not feel
well, felt sort of achey, and slept a lot. My gums are
better, as are my joints. My eysight has marginally
improved. So I continue to rate this as a great product
that lives up to its claims.
Snake Oil and the FDA.
As you explore Legacy for
life and their various products you will see numerous
disclaimers. For the most part these are created at the
behest of the legal department so that the company can keep its
products in compliance with directives from the FDA. This
agency is responsible for making sure that what we consume is
safe. And if the the product is a drug, the FDA is
responsible for making sure that the product is
Unfortunately the FDA appears to suffer
from two serious drawbacks. To a great extent, its
decisions are influenced by executives, money and lobbyists
from the Drug and Food industry. To find out how and why
a decision is made, do as Deep Throat advised and Follow the
Senior staff, as do most of those in
government, assume that anybody who is not them is as dumb as a
post, and totally incapable of making a good decision about
what they should or should not imbibe. For example, a
few years ago the FDA was on the verge of mandating that most
vitamins whose dosage exceeded the RDA be available only by
prescription. Now the Europeans are following
consider DMSO http://www.dmso.org/subLevels/what.htm
Clearly safe, and effective, but never blessed by the
FDA. Follow the money. Who will spend the tens of
millions to obtain that blessing when no patent can be obtained
and huge profits can not be made? DMSO and neosporin are the
only medicines that I keep in my medicine cabinet for my
Here are the leaders. People
of Legacy for Life
Check out Dr. Greenblatt. Other
senior medical and technical people with the company have
similarly impressive resumes. You will be able to read
about them if you become a distributor.
If you would
like to find out more about the senior doctors on staff, try a
google search on Kenneth M. Kroll or Subramanian V. Iyer
is a link to many people who have given testimony about how
much and why they like the product. Testimonials
Please note that many of these people are practicing
Here are some quotes from a few
the main site click on Products
and then check out either Immune or Doctors corner in the bar
right above BioChoice®
that is about it. This page contains all the reasons that
I use the product. That includes a few negative
statements which I decided had little merrit. I leave the
decision about trying this product up to you.