Yes, that's been posted here before. Strange, I just went to Amazon and Barnes and Noble online and they both have the book available. Maybe it was pulled for a while? Who knows...
The FDA has been after makers of supplements for decades now. Personally, I wish they'd leave supplements alone and focus on regulating more dangerous prescript
ion drugs and claims they are able to make, but that's just me. That said, I don't want to see a litany of cure-alls on my vitamin or omega 3 bottles, so they do serve a purpose. Remember snake oil salesmen of the 1800s?
Yes, Jordan Rubin should have known and been ultra cautious about
making claims on his supplements. (He and his company had to pay $225,000 in consumer redress as part of an FTC settlement in 2006) Yes, he was (if we can believe these articles) reprimanded for making unsubstantiated claims in his books. Yes, his credentials come from other countries, but that doesn't bother me either. I have a friend whose son is currently in some South American country studying/training to become a pediatric oncologist. Although an excellent student, he didn’t pass the exam to make it into med school here in the US. He plans to return to the US to practice and he will make an amazing doctor--he personally lived through leukemia as a teen and has a wonderful, caring personality. I think it's great he is pursuing his dream regardless of where he has to obtain credentials.
I guess what I'm saying is that none of this changes my mind about
the value of what the book has to say or the value of supplements. It IS good to be fully informed, though!