AllergoStop – no proof it works

Posted 08 November 2013

AllergoStop is a product that claims to be an effective replacement for corticosteroids, anti-histamines and antibiotics, in that it is effective treatment “with immunoglobulins that play a dominant role at the time of the allergic reaction”. If you are going to claim that your product will reduce your need for among other, steroids, you better have good proof of this.

AllergoStop did not have. Dr Liezl Voshol-Botha of The Tygerberg Multicare Centre argued that this product is homeopathic and “the principles and practice followed at this practice are based on homeopathy, which is why one would not find any articles on conventional searches such as PubMed.” In other words, because Dr Voshol-Botha claims the product is “homeopathic”, that one does not need any proof that it works. The ASA agreed with the complainant’s argument that proof is required, (and in particular if you are Read the rest

Breast thermography – Warning, playing with your health!

Posted 05 November 2013

At TopHealth, Breast Thermography is advertised as [quote]Breast thermography is a safe, painless diagnostic procedure that images the breasts to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.  It is both non-invasive and comfortable, using no radiation or compression.[/quote]

allergostop2TopHealth is the website of Dr. J Ford, Lynnwood Corporate Park, cnr. Sanlam & Alkantrant streets, Lynnwood, Pretoria.The ASA has also ruled that there is no evidence to support the product, AllergoStop which is prominently advertised on 

TopHealth, and in my opinion as someone working in allergy, is nothing more than a scam.

The claim continues: “By carefully examining changes in the temperature and blood vessels of the breasts, signs of possible cancer or pre-cancerous cell growth may be detected up to 10 years prior to being discovered using any other procedure”.

To convince potential clients that this method of detecting breast Read the rest