Los Angeles County Sheriff Cuts Ties With Health Products Company After Promoting It In Videos

And that is not what he intended. A KABC-TV report (http://bit.ly/1fEWqpi) found that Baca has spoken at the companys annual conferences since 2010. In a 3 1/2-minute YouTube video, Baca is seen running and then guzzling one of its drinks. Yor Health donated $1,000 to Bacas election campaign in 2010 and reimbursed him for travel expenses from a speaking engagement at its annual conference in Las Vegas in 2012. The company has also been hit with multiple complaints to the Federal Trade Commission that Yor Health is a pyramid scheme. Whitmore said Baca doesnt know who contributes to his campaign. He never sees those checks. He never handles them.
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ESSAY; When ‘Health’ Supplements May Do Harm

Then she showed me over half a dozen products, from $8 to $36 apiece, and assured me that they would address a variety of health risks. These products included a pill that was supposed to improve my circulation and another that would supposedly boost my ”metabolism.” Another was listed as an herbal ”vascular health” pill, with a long list of plant species names, none of them familiar. Most products had labels containing descriptions of vague medical benefits, like ”for cardiovascular health,” with a notation that the Food and Drug Administration had not evaluated these claims. I asked the clerk about proof that these pills worked and about risks when taking these various agents together.
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