I have to say I always enjoy Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science columns in The Graun. Presently he’s pursuing a marvellous vendetta against Gillian McKeith, who appeared on Channel 4’s .. um,. some reality program.. got it! “You Are What You Eat”.
Over the weeks, he’s been gradually unpeeling the layers of her ‘qualifications’, which tend not to be as authoritative as they initially sound once you get closer.
This week’s episode, in which his long-deceased cat acquires the same qualification from the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, is as good as any.
One wonders whether this public flaying will garner any response from Channel 4 or Ms.. sorry, PhD McKeith. Or maybe one should prompt them…
(I’m very tempted to put this post under “Scams” but feel some might interpret that as libellous. Of course it would be completely and utterly and eternally wrong to suggest that PhD McKeith is in any way trying to deceive people with the qualifications she publicises.)
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