Have you seen the Herpes Cure Report TV commercial? If not, let me quote from the commercial to give you an idea of what it says: “Attention herpes sufferers. There is now a cure for herpes. Genital herpes, shingles and cold sores can now be cured once and for all. Never suffer from herpes outbreaks ever again. This medical breakthrough discovery is now being introduced to America for the very first time. The cure for herpes is real and will work for you. These are VERY POWERFUL WORDS!
The very last sentence of the commercial is what got my spider sense tingling the most. It goes like this: “This is the herpes cure the drug companies don’t want you to know about”.
You see, I’ve heard this slogan before – and so have many of you. Let me now give you my take on the Herpes Cure Report and after that, tell you a little about the man behind the TV commercial.
Is the Herpes Cure Report Real?
When I first saw the TV commercial, I knew instantly that they were not referring directly to a supplement. This is because in America, it is illegal to say that a dietary supplement cures anything – yet I heard the word “cure” 6 times during the 41 second commercial.
If you watch the TV commercial for the Herpes Cure Report, which can be viewed on YouTube, you see that they are talking about a report, which I imagine discusses various dietary supplements etc. that are alleged to cure herpes.
Because in America we have freedom of speech (thank goodness!), we can say anything almost in print. So while you can’t say specifically that ‘supplement x cures herpes”, you can write a “free report” that says “supplement x cures herpes”.
I called the phone number given in the Herpes Cure Report commercial to see what it was about. I was told that the report was free, IF I joined a website called “NaturalCures.com” which is about $9.95 per month.
Mr Trudeau has also been an advocate of the HCG diet in his book the “Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You To Know About”. If you have not heard of this diet, read my HCG Diet Review and my review on homeopathic HCG supplements.
The Nature Cures website is also a place where people can not only look up alternative treatment options, but also buy supplements.
The video that I watched on the Natural Cures website says you can also submit questions that you have about health issues and that you would be replied to by a ”licensed medical professional”. Take note that they don’t say a doctor will reply – rather only that a “trained medical professional” would reply to you.
A “trained medical professional” or a “licensed medical professional” does not necessarily mean a doctor. I wanted to point this out because I found their words, strangely ambiguous.
What is The Herpes Cure?
Honestly, I don’t know what herpes cure Kevin Trudeau is referring to in his report. I didn’t join his site to get the free report. I searched online for the report also but was not able to find it.
If anyone knows what this herpes cure is please tell me and I’ll see if I can find any proof for it.
What I can tell you is that Kevin Trudeau’s books are all about conspiracies. For example, here are the books that I remember seeing lately:
- Natural Cures They Don’t Want you to Know About
- The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About
- Nature Cures Revealed
- Debt Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About
This is why the pretty blond lady in the Herpes Cure Report even says “it’s the herpes cure the drug companies don’t want you to know about”.
Most of us like a good conspiracy (heck, I even believe in UFOs!), but is it possible that a herpes cure really does exist – but is being kept quiet by the drug companies?
While I do feel there is some truth in the words of comedian Chris Rock who once said “the money’s in the medicine” (not the cure), it’s hard for me to believe that there is a global conspiracy to keep a cure like this quiet.
Drug companies would have to pay off pretty much all of their employees – for life! And we have to assume that there are no honest people who would not take the pay off.
I haven’t read the Herpes Cure Report but I’m guessing it goes something like this:
It’s a multi part approach that includes:
- Stress reduction techniques –medication, prayer etc.
- Behavior modification – safe sex
- Various herbs and vitamins (which you can probably by on the natural cures website) to reduce herpes flair ups
I could be completely wrong about this. Again, if anyone knows what the Herpes Cure Report says, please let me know.
Who is Kevin Trudeau?
I first heard of Kevin Trudeau about 10 years ago when he was selling a supplement called Coral Calcium Supreme on an infomercial. It was said that Coral Calcium Supreme could cure cancer and other ailments and even extend the lifespan. None of this stuff had any basis in fact. Wikipedia has a detailed review of Kevin Trudeau if you want more info on him.
As far as I know Kevin Trudeau is the only person in US history to have been banned from selling supplements on TV infomercials. But, he can still write books about natural cures. These books, sometimes get people interested enough to join his website and even buy supplements he sells on his website.
Like him or not, Kevin Trudeau is a genius salesman and marketer but whether or not he knows about a natural cure for herpes is another story all together.
Update. On March 18 2014, it was reported by CNN and elsewhere that Kevin Trudeau was sentenced to prison after it was found he violated a 2004 court order prohibiting him from making misleading statements related to dietary supplements and his weight loss books.
Is There a Natural Cure for Herpes?
While I do not see any evidence that a “cure” exists, I did some research and found that there has been some studies showing that the following natural products might help ease genital herpes flair ups. I provided links to the clinical studies to help others doing their own research:
My hope is that people show these to their doctor to get updated information and hopefully open a dialog that may lead to other natural /pharmaceutical therapies that I'm not aware of.
What do you think?