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FAIRYANNE3
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1/4/08 11:37 A

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I just want to say that I stand by my earlier posting.....you need to do your own research if you are going to follow someone's food plans. I don't want to get in a slinging match with people but I don't want to remain silent and someone take that as a sign of agreement of an earlier posting.

From what certain articles are saying in England it would seem her credentials are iffy.
Gillians degrees come from all over the world and some are distance type learning. (correspondence courses?)

This is the link my information came from.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillian_McKeith

Oh by the way, McKeith's husband is a lawyer!!

Education and qualifications:
McKeith obtained a degree in linguistics from the University of Edinburgh in 1981, later moving to the United States, where she worked in marketing and international business. In 1984, she received a master's in international relations from
the University of Pennsylvania.[14] In 1994, she obtained a master's degree, and in 1997, a Ph.D., both in holistic nutrition via a distance-learning programme from the non-accredited American Holistic College of Nutrition, now the Clayton
College of Natural Health in Birmingham, Alabama. Her website lists post-graduate membership of The Centre for Nutrition Education and certificates from the London School of Acupuncture and the Kailash Centre of Oriental Medicine among her qualifications.

Regarding McKeith's membership of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, Goldacre writes that he purchased a "certified professional membership" from the same institution for $60 on behalf of his late cat, Henrietta.

In 2004, John Garrow, professor emeritus in human nutrition at the University of London, questioned McKeith's credentials as a researcher:

Four years ago, when she came to Britain with her book Living Health, I challenged her to show me one piece of proof to back up what she was saying. I wanted her to show me one published paper to prove that she is, as she claims, a scientist
doing research and studies ... I said I would pay her 1,000 and apologise for my remarks. That money is still on the table. Her husband phoned me claiming I was defaming her so I said sue me. I'm still waiting."

At one time, McKeith's management company's website said she had a diploma pending from the Australasian College of Health Sciences; the college told journalists that she had been in contact with them, but had never enrolled there. McKeith's
lawyers have said her enrolment was deliberately kept confidential. Her website states that she is "currently studying with
The Australasian College of Health Sciences, USA to become registered as a medical herbalist."

On February 12, 2007, it was widely reported that McKeith had agreed to cease using the academic title "Dr." in advertisements, after a complaint from a member of the public to the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the
UK's advertising industry's self-regulatory body. An ASA spokesman said: "The complainant was challenging whether Gillian McKeith was a qualified, accredited doctor. We put the complaint to the advertiser McKeith Research and they agreed to remove it." The Guardian reported that ASA recommendations had concluded following an investigation that her
use of the title "Doctor" was "likely to mislead the public." McKeith told the Guardian she understood the offending ad was a leaflet without the usual disclaimer she was not a medical doctor. She said she understood the honorific had to go
from leaflets, but not from all adverts. Max Clifford, McKeith's PR representative, said that she had not misled the public: "This was one complaint in relation to one leaflet from one trade show, and it was withdrawn. I hardly think that's misleading.
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When questioned by the Glasgow Herald about her doctorate, McKeith said: "I have nothing to be ashamed of. My qualifications are second to none. People out there would love to have my qualifications and expertise." On Clayton
College, she said: "I could have gone anywhere I wanted but I chose Clayton. There was cutting-edge research being put forward by people who were pioneers at the time." However, her actual PhD thesis remains "unavailable", unlike works
produced at universities.


Other stories about Gillian McKeith
http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/Story/0,,2011095,00.html



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No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients it is too processed, I will not eat or buy the item.




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1/3/08 10:06 A

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I have never seen this show but I did see a commercial where she was checking someones poo and I think that turned me off. Now hearing more about it, it does sound very interesting. I will have to look it up!

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SURIAAH
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1/2/08 11:03 P

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hmm it cuts you off after you write too much apparently. Oh well, the gist is there. Someone wrote a column like 4 years ago that criticized her and she's sueing him. They accused her of posing as a medical doctor, but they didn't support it and she says shes never claimed to be one. Anyway, I'd take her advice (less the gluten part).As far as I know, Tosca isn't an MD or a nutritionist either.
I appreciate that Gillian, Jay Robb (I think thats his name), the You: the diet doctors....Tosca...they're all pretty much saying the same thing and in all these shows, getting great results. It makes me feel like I'm on the right path.

I was just reading on wikipedia a comment from someone who went on her diet and thought she was too brutal and demoralized her. I don't know, I think Gillian is a brute about some things and doesn't really care if she's nice, she just wants people to get the point that they're killing themselves...and she does...and they lose weight and change their diets. She asks them to do it for 8 weeks to the T.... she doesn't ask them to follow it to the T without variation forever.

She'd make me cry too.



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1/2/08 10:52 P

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Fairy, she is not a medical doctor, but she is a nutritionist with a phd and a mile long list of credentials she absolutely has the training to give nutritional advice.

Here is a sample:

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, Gillian McKeith received a Masters Degree from the Ivy-League University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After Gillian experienced a severe bout of personal ill health and recovery through nutritional medicine, Gillian embarked upon a new path which would change her life forever. Gillian then spent several years re-training for a Masters and Doctorate (PhD) in Holistic Nutrition from the American Holistic College of Nutrition (USA).

The PhD in Holistic Nutrition is a course that is approved by the (American) National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), a non-profit organisation which maintains the integrity of the holistic nutrition profession by establishing educational standards, a rigorous code of ethics and registration of nutrition professionals.

Gillian McKeith is constantly studying for certificates and further qualifications in the field of natural health.

Gillian McKeith holds a certificate from the London School of Acupuncture, a Certificate from the Kailash Centre for Oriental Studies and is currently enrolled in the Australian College of Health Sciences.

She had a private practice for 10 years before writing 6 books and doing her television show.

In May 2005, McKeith was given the Best Organic Businesses 2005 Consumer Education Award by the Soil Association, a British charity promoting organic food and standards, in recognition of her work in "tackling obesity, championing healthier eating and promoting the contribution that organic fruit, vegetables and other products can make to sound nutrition





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1/2/08 10:04 P

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Gillan is great, tough, but great. After watching her shows you will begin to watch what you eat.


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1/2/08 8:14 P

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I'm a fan of the show, too. After seeing the episode that included the disgusting truth about hotdogs, i will never eat one again!!! YUCK!


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FAIRYANNE3
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1/2/08 8:05 P

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You can check out her web site and she has recipes and lays out a full week of "healthy eating" etc. Please just becareful, from what I have heard she is not a medical doctor. Check out the other sites that talk about her and just so you know, I heard she has been taken off in England because of her lack of medical and nutritional training. Just do the checking before you jump, as in all things.
P.S. I love the show, its is not for the weak of stomach she does a lot of poo talk, colour, shape, smell, oh and she loves to talk about gas too!. The show is on BBC America. What Gillian does with these people in 8 weeks is fab!
Yes, I admit it. I am a fan and I am British too!!!

No foods with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients it is too processed, I will not eat or buy the item.




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1/2/08 1:30 P

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I havent seen the show before, but will definitely look for it -- sounds interesting! Thanks for the info...

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I read about Gillian all the time in the British magazines I read. She is awesome and has helped quite a few people lose weight. In the magazines, they give her the nickname of the "Poo Lady" because she will study poo samples! emoticon

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1/2/08 11:49 A

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I caught that show once while I was flipping through the channels and it looked really interesting. I would be mortified if someone did that to me, but if it helps someone then I'm all for it.


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SURIAAH
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1/2/08 2:19 A

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Anyone watch You are What you Eat on the BBC channel?
I love Gillian McKeith now. I want her cookbook, she keeps getting people to like foods they hate. If you haven't seen it, she goes to a fat person's house and attacks their diet and lifestyle. Normally, someone called Gillian behind the subject's back and she surprises them..... puts all the food they eat in a week on a table... shows them why what they're eating is killing them...and gives them good alternatives. She's very...bold and direct (understatement). For one episode, she took all the chocolate a woman ate inside of a month or two, made a burial plot out of it, and made a tombstone out of chocolate. She was scaring the woman into realizing the chocolate (that she's allergic to) is killing her.

She's in favor of a gluten free diet too because many people are intolerant of it.... but I have plenty of experience with intolerance and I feel totally fine when I eat wheat so I'm not really seeing a point to omitting it.



 
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