Joseph Mercola: The Eben Pagan Of The Paleo Diet

When you investigate who is originally behind game, you find con artist, Eben Pagan (a.k.a. David DeAngelo), who is a member of the internet marketing scam organization, The Syndicate.  As we know, this conclusively shows that game is nothing but a scam.  What if you did the same investigation for the paleo diet or better yet all of the medical and diet bullshit the so called manosphere believes in?  There is more to all of the medical and diet BS that the manosphere believes in than just the paleo diet.

When you investigate the manosphere’s medical and diet BS, you find Joesph Mercola.  Who is Joseph Mercola?  He is a “doctor” that sells advice that is in opposition to science based medicine.  He has has been listed on Quackwatch and made lots of unsubstantiated medical claims which the FDA has determined to be illegal and ordered him to stop.  I could spend years documenting all of the pseudoscience and lies Mercola uses.  Of course, he promotes a large amount of conspiracy theories about the FDA, the NIH, the AMA, “big pharma”, and the government in general.  This has made him plenty popular with conspiracy theorists and allowed Mercola to make himself rich conning people just like Eben Pagan did with game.

We know Joseph Mercola is a fraud and a con artist, but what does this have to do with the so called manosphere?  Let’s take a look at what Mercola believes and see if it matches with what the manosphere believes about diet and medicine.

The list just keeps on going.  It’s clear that Mercola bullshit runs rampant throughout the so called manosphere.  While Mercola may not have been the first person to promote this medical and diet BS (just as Eben Pagan borrowed from Ross Jefferies), he is clearly the equivalent of Eben Pagan when it comes to the manosphere’s medical and diet BS.

Like with game, it’s impossible to tell the difference between someone who knowingly works for Mercola to useful idiots who latched on the Mercola bullshit (probably because it fits with their conspiracy theories) so they should be treated exactly the same.

Given that Joseph Mercola is an internet marketing scam, is The Syndicate involved in any way?  Yes, The Syndicate is involved.  In fact, Eben Pagan is involved with Mercola.  Pagan sells a 20 DVD set called “Man Transformation” where Mercola appears as a guest speaker on the “health and wellness section. Mercola is also friends with Pagan. The rest of the “Man Transformation” DVDs have to do with game and the usual self-improvement BS we have seen in the so called manosphere. Almost anything the so called manosphere believes in is a scam started by Eben Pagan or a scam he is otherwise involved in.

The paleo diet and all of the other medical and diet BS that the so called manosphere believes in is just another scam.  Just like with game, the so called manosphere is the c team while Eben Pagan and Joseph Mercola make lots of money.  Given that everything the manosphere believes in was either created by Eben Pagan as a scam or is a scam that he is involved with in some way, the Paleo-Game Cult could really be called the Pagan-Mercola Cult because it’s all a scam.

40 thoughts on “Joseph Mercola: The Eben Pagan Of The Paleo Diet

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  2. Both Mercola and Frank Kern have had runs in with the law. Both are Pagan’s buddy-buddies… but Frank Kern is actually Mystery’s marketer (neil strauss’s too)…

    The latest backpedalling I’ve seen in manosphere morons is “oh well yeah PUAs might all be snake oil salesmen who are selling crap (99% fluff, exaggerations, lies and marketing packed with 1% common sense) BUT, that’s coz they stole from Mystery and watered his shit down.

    Well fucking fuckheads, mystery is part of the syndicate too you fucking duped morons. And he was actually the core source of most of the bullshit/untruth in game.

    Mystery-originated the idiotic false-positive-based-placebo techniques. Pagan initiated fearmonger-based marketing and cult-like misinterpretations of evo-psych. Together these two fuckheads are the CORE of the game movement and everything that’s fucked up in it. And they’re both buddy-buddy and planned a lot of their shit together with Frenk Kern.

      • It depends what you mean by “in”. Is she working with Pagan and/or Kern? It’s possible, but I think Clarisse Thorn is a case of being a combination of dupe and co-conspirator due to wanting to promote misandry, but not knowing explicitly about game is a scam.

    • Yeah. Everything that the so called manosphere/paleo-game cult believes in was started by a combination of Eben Pagan, Mystery, Mercola, and Frank Kern/The Syndicate. The only exception might be conspiracy theories, and that’s only because conspiracy theories were around before these con artists were born.

  3. here’s another thing, allot of manosphere guys had talked about teh evilles of porno and how it is re-wiring your brain–while, yeah, it’s probably a waste of time to looks at that stuff for long periods of time, seems like a dubious argument….

    I wrote about porn quickly here:

    http://stonerwithaboner.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/pr0n/

    Thaddeus Blanchette commented on my article and he had been critical of an article at TGMP that said porno re-wires the brain. It feels like the same arguments that FPS create spree-killers…

    • This tweet is the equivalent of someone saying

      “Scientology made xxxxx profits last year, I wonder if they care about the haters”.

      A scammer making profit off of his victims is not exactly a virtue…

        • I have a couple times. I just get about 10 minutes a day of internet time just before I start my day. My last comment was on the closure Technique thread on 21/01/13 in personal psychology. “Using closure as a way of getting out of a psychological rut”

  4. I must not be a denizen of the manosphere because I did not know it encompassed all that stuff on it’s xmas tree.

    I do have experience w/statins, independently of the issues raised here and in the links above. I knew cholesterol was a precursor to testosterone, so I was already on the lookout for possible related side effects. Making sure these are well known to both doctors and their male patients is a legitimate MRA issue by itself.

    After ~2-3 yrs I discontinued them, mostly as a result of moving several hundred miles and being lazy about getting a new doc, but there was an element of experimentation in doing so. The difference was subtle but unmistakeable. One of the advantages of being a single guy is having more T to begin with, so going off them (zocor specifically) did give me a vitality lift.

    My old doc was of the opinion there was no reason not to take them (even though I’m not overweight, have no high blood pressure, and no heart concerns), and I did get the 40% reduction, but that’s not quite the whole story, so YMMV and people should definitely do their own investigations and reach their own conclusions if the topic comes up. I can see how being a little paranoid and not wanting to be a guinea pig in a mass experiment may not be a bad thing, given that men’s health in general is such a low societal concern.

    • Just like the majority of things the Roissysphere spews about, like paleo, seduction, statin drug concerns have a legitimate side to them. Stating “Statin drugs are useless for post-menopausal women in preventing first heart attacks” is a long way away from “Statins are a drug invented by ‘THEM’ to kill you courtesy of BIG PHARMA.”

    • I must not be a denizen of the manosphere because I did not know it encompassed all that stuff on it’s xmas tree.

      Then you need to educate yourself. You don’t want to finding this out when the SPLC starts using it as an argument.

      I do have experience w/statins, independently of the issues raised here and in the links above. I knew cholesterol was a precursor to testosterone, so I was already on the lookout for possible related side effects. Making sure these are well known to both doctors and their male patients is a legitimate MRA issue by itself.

      After ~2-3 yrs I discontinued them, mostly as a result of moving several hundred miles and being lazy about getting a new doc, but there was an element of experimentation in doing so. The difference was subtle but unmistakeable. One of the advantages of being a single guy is having more T to begin with, so going off them (zocor specifically) did give me a vitality lift.

      My old doc was of the opinion there was no reason not to take them (even though I’m not overweight, have no high blood pressure, and no heart concerns), and I did get the 40% reduction, but that’s not quite the whole story, so YMMV and people should definitely do their own investigations and reach their own conclusions if the topic comes up. I can see how being a little paranoid and not wanting to be a guinea pig in a mass experiment may not be a bad thing, given that men’s health in general is such a low societal concern.

      The plural of anecdote isn’t data. The reason why we use things like double blind studies and the scientific method is because one person’s experience with something of this nature may or may not be typical especially when there can be placebo effects (or anti-placebo effects which could have happened to you). Real scientific studies show that overall there isn’t a problem with statins. Of course, the human body is a complex system and we don’t know everything about it so for any individual, things may be different. This doesn’t mean there is some sort of conspiracy or “mass experiment” going on. This is also why getting a second opinion is common place in medicine. In your case, if what your doctor was telling you didn’t make sense to use, why not get a second opinion like most people would in that situation instead of going the manosphere route of declaring it a conspiracy and/or mass experiment?

  5. I’ve read elsewhere(ie, not on paleo/game type blogs) about coconut oil being healthy because it’s non-hydrogenated, even though it’s a satuated fat(butter is also, similarly, a non-hydrogenated saturated fat, and considered healthier now than it used to be due to nutrition experts discovering and pointing out the positives associated with it being non-hydrogenated). I use coconut oil for it’s flavor/texture in things like popcorn, cookies and cakes that I’ll cook once in a great while, but otherwise I know absolutely nothing about the paleo diet nor would I go to those type of crazy blogs. How I found out about coconut oil to make popcorn was through google searching for how to make “movie-theater-like” popcorn, tried it, liked it, then google searched to find info about other uses in cooking. None of those sites appeared to have anything to do with the Syndicate, or Paleo/Game, or whatever… I’m not attempting to defend any particular aspect of the Paleo cult; I guess what I’m saying is just because Mercola or whoever in the Syndicate might have mentioned coconut oil a few times doesn’t invalidate the product itself, for like I said, it does actually have, my opinion anyway, some good uses in homemade snackfoods/deserts. If what I mentioned about non-hydrogenated oils being healthy is Syndicate propoganda then I admit I was duped, though it seems to come from reliable, mainstream sources, if I remember correctly. I do enjoy this blog.

    • I’ve read elsewhere(ie, not on paleo/game type blogs) about coconut oil being healthy because it’s non-hydrogenated, even though it’s a satuated fat(butter is also, similarly, a non-hydrogenated saturated fat, and considered healthier now than it used to be due to nutrition experts discovering and pointing out the positives associated with it being non-hydrogenated).

      The jury is still out on that, but that just proves that when it comes to coconut oil saying anything other than “more study is needed” is suspect. Promoting it at this point like Mercola and the so called manosphere do is irresponsible especially since they take everything to an extreme and make it part of a conspiracy theory. Like YBM said, there is a legitimate side to what they talk about, but they go so far that even with they might be a bit right, they still end up being wrong.

  6. “The jury is still out on that, but that just proves that when it comes to coconut oil saying anything other than “more study is needed” is suspect. ”

    Coconut oil has been used in food preparation, including cooking, for thousands of years in regions of the world where coconut grows natively. Surely you’re not suggesting that until “more studies” are released, all these indigenous cultures should stop using coconut oil!

      • Some of its nonsense. Such as;
        “But even though coconut oil is cholesterol-free, it is still a saturated fat that needs to be limited in the diet and if you are looking for real health benefits, switch from saturated fats to unsaturated fats by using vegetable oils like SOYBEAN, CANOLA, CORN or olive oil,” says Kris-Etherton”

        Soybean, canola and corn are the 3 largest GMO crops produced by Monsanto.

        Lets see who Kris-Etherton works for…..

        “….a member of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines advisory committee and Institute of Medicine’s panel on dietary reference intakes for macronutrients (which include fats).”

        Ah ok. Big Agro and Big Pharma.

        I’ll stick with my 100% raw organic non-gmo coconut oil, thankyou very much Kris!

  7. Lack of Testerone is blamed for so many ailments. Lack of sexdrive, weight gain, hair-growth, voice tone, impotence, erectile dysfunction, mood swings, etc are all connected with Testerone and lack of it affects all these areas.

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  9. Mercola might overprice all of his products, but, his overall message is good. FDA is BS…so, is Quackwatch. Quackwatch is a much bigger scam of info. Not all conspiracies are theories either.

    Do you really trust your gubmint? If so, you’re a real dupe.

    • Mercola might overprice all of his products, but, his overall message is good. FDA is BS…so, is Quackwatch. Quackwatch is a much bigger scam of info. Not all conspiracies are theories either.

      And I’m supposed to believe you why, shill for Mercola?

      Do you really trust your gubmint? If so, you’re a real dupe.

      Irrelevant. You guys are faking government persecution so you are all definitely lying regardless of what the government does.

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  11. Just got to these parts, boy howdy!

    So you exposed the beginnings of manosphere marketing and the falseness of game. Bravo. That Jewish Pagan was my first dose of this insanity and it feels good to come across the correlation again. Quite refreshing, actually…

    Now, your going off on a tangent. Actually, you seem to have mental imbalances or are willingly ignorant to general well being and health. Diet is a main precursor. Western diet was fucked up years ago and is leading to intense degeneration. That’s a fact. I often find myself on Mercola’s page, because he at least parrots useful health information that is, yes, in opposition to the government and the Feds.

    Look bud, there’s nowhere to turn. Believing that the alphabet boys are there to save you is a major mistake with abounding evidence to the contrary. Heh… I couldn’t even dip into the vast network of knowledge of how this regimen is trying to kill/retard you and form a satiating essay here because it is so intertwined. It’s, indeed, all branched out in a hive mind syndicate sort of way…

    Best to tighten your ‘game’ up.

    P.S.
    I came to where I am now through throwing a wrench in the entire system. It’s all based on distraction, you know. Enlightenment comes from meditation and knowing thyself first, then came the sifting of conspiracies and corresponding first hand relations while judging experiences of others. That’s how you gain awareness.

    No need for a response, I won’t be back around to check.

  12. It appears that many in the manosphere advocate a certain lifestyle consisting of the Paleo diet, abstinence from “fapping” and living a stripped down, bare bones existence. Obviously there are incongruities to this since I read a recent Roosh V. posting where he ordered two shots of Grand Marnier, not exactly in accord with his advocacy of living on a frugal budget, not to mention that he has lived in E. Europe for at least the past two years and who knows how he supports himself? I have never heard Dr. Mercola mentioned before but I am aware of him and he is a legitimate physician in that he holds a D.O. (sometimes jokingly referred to by MD’s as “Doctor of nothing”) and I have read his many newsletters.

    What I found disturbing about Mercola was his quick advocacy of various so-called “miracle” cures for various ails and his marketing of these products based on scant scientific research.

    Juicing may have come into vogue as part of the requisite lifestyle of some manosphere bloggers but it actually has a long history of proven efficacy and is not some fad like the Paleo Diet which appears to me to be a questionable way of eating though it may have worked well for our ancient hunter-gatherer progenitors.

    A decent and honest physician I recommend is Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a doctor in New Jersey who has written many books on reversing diabetes and hypertension and other diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis via both fasting and a healthy, mainly plant-based diet. Plants actually contain much protein and Dr. Fuhrman is one of about 15 “radical” physicians in the US who advocate making diet and lifestyle changes as opposed to taking a pill for every disorder. He is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show and his book, EAT TO LIVE, is an excellent primer for eating a diet that will keep a healthy person healthy and turn an obese and out-of-shape person into a much slimmer and healthier individual. Yes, he does have his own brand of supplements and, no, I do not buy them but I do follow his diet and do an occasional juice fast. I believe he is an example of what the medical profession could be if it was not invested in using medication to solve every medical issue, especially those like Type II Diabetes and Hypertension which can usually be ameliorated totally by diet and exercise. Just do an Amazon search for his books and you will see he is one of handful of American physicians who advocate diet and lifestyle changes.

    I have NO idea why the manosphere, a loose agglomeration of posters with differing views, seems to advocate this Paleo Diet to the exclusion of all others and many of the posters seem to follow a hidebound way of living which they consider the be all and end all of how one should live. In reality, there are many ways to live and many ways of being and while I do not want to deride any blogger for how he lives I worry a bit that there are many readers who will accept these pronouncements and lifestyle choices as the final word on how to live one’s life. The strange edict against masturbation is one example. Many urologists advocate masturbation as being useful for Prostate health, just as any ejaculation is. I would encourage all readers to work out their own ways of living based on what works for them and to be cautious about following the advice, often anecdotal or just plain opinion, of a cadre of youthful but influential posters, some of whom have achieved cult-like status based on the fact that anyone with a computer can churn out a blog and issue pronouncements and alleged “expert” advice.

    • A fair and balanced post i must say, we welcome input from commentors like you as a middle-of-the-road to our (especially mine) relatively extreme views on the roissysphere.

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  14. Nice write up dude. When you get a chance just flick me all the peer reviewed science you have against Doc Merc. I’ve followed most of his advice my fellow colleagues have not. I’m living a pill free life. All my buddies are lifers to drugs and other prescriptions. Luck or chance? You tell me.

    • When you get a chance just flick me all the peer reviewed science you have against Doc Merc

      If you were interested in that, you would have already found it yourself.

      I’ve followed most of his advice my fellow colleagues have not. I’m living a pill free life. All my buddies are lifers to drugs and other prescriptions.

      Bullshit. There are drugs for sale on Mercola’s webiste. Calling them “supplements” or “natural” doesn’t change that.

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  16. What are you going to accomplish by writing about con artists? You are wasting your time and energy and life… On people that are going to do what they are going to do. You cannot stop them anyway. Ive got a lot of success by the products Eben Pagan offers… How can he be a con artist If I choose to buy a product from him? I even have the option to send It back within 30 days If I didnt like the product. You are fighting a don quijote war In your head? I guess you have been tricked by some of the people who you are writing about… And you are using A LOT of energy to get revenge? Well… They dont have to loose in order for you to win. Just keep going with your own life… Dont buy their products If you dont trust them. You dont have to convince the world that they are bad people?

  17. Joseph Mercola is a notorious quack among dentists worldwide. I remember having an Academic Literacy course in my first year at university where he was used as the perfect example of quackery. On the other end of the spectrum you get guys like the author of “The tooth robbers”, but that’s another story.

    I’m quite serious when I state that if Mercola would die right now and cease all of his lying to the gullible public, a very large number of people would be better off regarding their oral health and health in general.

  18. In my experience, doctors have a tendency to overprescribe medicines because they get a kickback on them. And under-prescribe those generics which don’t earn them anything. Drug companies tend to exaggerate the efficacy of their medicines because they want to sell them. And sometimes people are caught in the crossfire. Perhaps some of you may recall drugs which were approved by the FDA which were pulled off the market only when enough people died.

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