Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Heidi Diaz - You Have Been Served!



It's official!

Heidi Diaz (and Brandon Diaz) have been served! Heidi is due to appear before the court on November 1st and Brandon is due to appear on November 2nd.

Now we wait and see if she actually shows up or thinks she can just ignore it and it will go away - as was her theory about ignoring all the "haters" and "Negative Nancies". Heh.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Fitness Guru Gone!



After wondering why Fitness Guru hadn't been posting after his last comment that no diet should ever go lower than 1200 calories, which is completely NOT Kimkins... we did a bit of research with some help.

We finally received an email from Nick Clark, aka Fitness Guru stating that he is no longer associated with Kimkins.com.

The email did not contain any information about why or if he has been banned.

Now to convince "Dr." Mark to take a leaf from Fitness Guru's book.

6 comments:

Mimi said...

Very interesting!!!!!! I hope he will explain the details of his departure!

Did Heidi fire him? Then of course as we all suspected, the "new ownership" thing was just another lie.

Or did TIPPY ban him?

Or did he choose of his own free will to quit?

Or did his company demand that he choose between his day job and his Kimkins job?

Sure, the bizarro mystery of Fitness Guru pales in comparison to the exponentially bizzaro-er mystery of Heidi herself.

But while we're waiting for the feds to shut down the Kimpire and waiting for the courts to shut down Heidi, these submysteries do serve to further emphasize the really astounding extent to which Heidi's scam has affected so many lives -- from a singing Mormon psychic in Oregon, to a quack acupuncturist in Florida, to thousands of desperately dieting women across America, to young men in Malaysia hired to pretend to be hyperactive overachieving Kimkinoids, to Russian mail order brides!

The world of The Kimmer is a wild, wild world indeed!

Kimmerexia said...

He may not have posted for a while, but he's still showing up as an Admin.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Well said!

marnaewilson said...

I have a hard time believing that Singinglass is Mormon. Isn't she the one who drinks and sleeps around? Doesn't sound like a Mormon to me.

Anonymous said...

These comments about the physician in Florida are slanderous and irresponsible. Your group has attacked him without knowing ONE THING about him or his scope of practice. Shame on you.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Anonymous, it's not slander if it's TRUE. If you re-read the post, we checked with the Florida State Department of Health on his current licensing! HE IS NOT a Primary Care Physician! He is an acupuncturist! That does NOT give him the required medical background to be giving out diet advice! Hello? What exactly do you not get about that?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Kimkins Class Action Lawsuit Filed!


As revealed by KTLA news last night, the class-action lawsuit against Heidi Diaz / Kimmer / Kimkins has been filed! Heidi Diaz is due to appear in court on November 1st to give her sworn deposition in answer to the complaint filed by the plaintiffs.


We've read the entire complaint and it is very long and very thorough - including information about the Russian Brides photos as discovered by the gals at LCF, the baseless medical claims made by "Kimmer" and other instances of fraud.

So, who's up for a road trip? :D

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A complaint was just filed, and they've already got a discovery order approved for a November 1 deposition? Are you sure? Things don't move that fast in California courts.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Yep, we're sure! We've read and reviewed PDF files of the complaint and other processes. All are available online from the Riverside County court system.

Mimi said...

There's something in the document about "fast track" -- I'm lost when it comes to courtspeak but hopefully "fast track" would seem to imply that a speeding up of the process has been ordered from the bench (?)

Anonymous said...

Yipee!! Let's hope she actually shows up. She is such a liar, she will have no credibility with the judge at all. Fraud is written all over her in big letters, no less..And SHE did it to herself!!!

Pray for justice!!!! which would be
500 calories a day for at least a year!!! in jail..with no exercise.

Anonymous said...

I don't see "November 1" in the online information about the case. It's only on the TV report.

Kimkins Dangers said...

"Anonymous" - that information came from several sources, including the lawyer handling the case. Verify it with them if you wish :)

size8jeans said...

Yay! Go get that lying sack of sh*t!

Another blogger posted how to access the court records online, so I took a quick perusal through them. :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

KTLA News Kimkins Expose Part 3




KTLA News will be airing part 3 of their Kimkins expose tonight! The video of the broadcast will be available on their website shortly after it airs. We will post links to the website and a direct link to the video as soon as it becomes available.

2 comments:

Mimi said...

YAY! That's good news indeed! Will send this link on to the reporter at the Tampa tv news.

:happydance:

Kimmerexia said...

http://video.ktla.com/global/video/popup/pop_player.asp?clipid1=1851883&at1=News&vt1=v&h1=10%2F18+%2D+Ktla+Exposes+%27Kimkins%27+Diet+Scammer&d1=150367&redirUrl=http://www.ktla.com&activePane=info&LaunchPageAdTag=homepage&playerVersion=1&hostPageUrl=http%3A//video.ktla.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp%3Fclipid1%3D1851883%26at1%3DNews%26vt1%3Dv%26h1%3D10%252F18+%252D+Ktla+Exposes+%2527Kimkins%2527+Diet+Scammer%26d1%3D150367%26redirUrl%3Dhttp%3A//www.ktla.com%26activePane%3Dinfo%26LaunchPageAdTag%3Dhomepage&rnd=27080876

Nominate Kimkins!


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Send us your nominations for the
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you can also file a complaint with consumer affairs from that website (link at the bottom).

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/php/a_report.php

Mimi said...

There's also a category for "Worst Claim"!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Rise and Fall of the Kimkins Diet



The website, CalorieLab has posted it's review of the Kimkins plan. Below is an excerpt of the article:

The Web site for the Kimkins Diet boasts that there is “no faster diet” and that people lose weight without exercise, special foods, diet pills or supplements.

The site describes the diet as a low carb, low calorie plan that allows users to lose up to 5 percent of their body weight in 10 days. The diet came to national attention after being featured on the cover of Woman’s World magazine in June, with a story that called the diet “better than gastric bypass” and told of the success of a woman who had lost 100 pounds in five months.

The trouble is, the whole diet plan was a scam.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bay News 9 in Tampa Needs Info!



From ALC:

Reporter Michelle Kay, at Bay News 9 in Tampa, Florida, is interested in doing an expose' of the Kimkins.com fundraising scam.

Note: "interested in" ... not "committed to" ... 'cause she needs some PROOF before she can commit to doing the story.

She's looking for:

1. victims of the scam (meaning, people who were kind-hearted enough to actually donate money) who are willing to be interviewed on camera

2. screen shots (not copy/pastes) of actual posts, pm's, and/or emails written by Jeannie S. Baitinger a.k.a. "Tippy Toes" which prove that:
a) Jeannie was in charge of the "Kimmer's Kids" fundraiser
b) Jeannie is still in charge of fundraising activities ("for charity") at Kimkins.com

We were trying our best to keep this quiet and word behind the scenes, but a week now has passed and so far no one has come forward. Perhaps too much time has passed already, and if so, there's no sense in trying to interest the media in this aspect of the whole Kimmer/Kimkins thing.

When speaking of this matter, everyone please remember to stick to the facts only, those being:

The California State Ombundsman's Office says there weren't any foster children at the time of the fundraisers -- and the Community Care Licensing office (Virna Wright, contact person) says it's illegal for anyone to take donations for foster children, real OR fake, by actively raising those funds and/or accepting those funds. Jeannie S. Baitinger of Zephyrhills Florida ("TippyToes" or "Tippy") spearheaded the Kimmer's Kids fundraisers, and the money was sent to Heidi K. Diaz of Corona California ("Kimmer"). These are the facts. They are not allegations and they are not libel.

We hope for an official investigation into this matter, and if crimes have been committed, we hope for justice to be done.

Who to contact:
Michelle Kay
Michelle.Kay~baynews9.com
News desk: 727-29-2400
Toll-free: 888-437-1239

Further info:
http://www.baynews9.com/Home.html
http://www.baynews9.com/content/13/2003/7/16/21429.html

2 comments:

Mimi said...

PS Kd - my oops re the News Deck phone number -- the prefix is 329. Sorry for the omission! Thanks.
M.

Anonymous said...

Screenshots e-mailed.

Thank you.

Kimkins Disaster on Myspace

Another Kimkins blog was found on myspace by an LCF poster. We wanted to include it here!

You can view the page here and an excerpt is below.

Heidi’s world has since come crashing down on. In the past several weeks alone, there has been a coup of sorts, amidst accusations of her diet making people sick. (A former member of the Kimkins team who was featured in Woman’s World magazine tells of her experience).

That’s just the beginning. As the story begins to unravel, sources have also determined that “Kimmer” had lied about losing the extraordinary amount of weight (see recent photo here), had taken up a collection for foster children she did not have and posted phony success stories (in addition to her own).



COMMENTS:
Anonymous said...

I don't think that's a blog. I think that's a MySpace NEWS publication. Even better!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Comments - Oops

Just a quick note to say that several comments were inadvertently rejected. Please repost! :)

Also, for anyone who wishes to send information anonymously without the need to leave a comment, please send an email to kimkinscankill@gmail.com. Thanks!

Kimkins Dr. Mark Is Paid Staff


From TippyToes aka Jeannie Baitinger, Kimkins PR director:

Re:Kimmer question 2 Hours, 14 Minutes ago

OK. Dr. Mark has listed his credentuals in the health and wellness threads. He has been brought in as a staff member to help answer questions in his field for members. We feel his presence is quite valuable to the website and we are thrilled to have him here. However, Dr. Mark should not be used as a substitute for your own Physician.

I do not know details of the Kimkins.com transaction. As far as the new owners they have chosen not to announce themselves as of yet. We have been told the site would operate as normal and there are no indications we will close. Nothing more, nothing less.

The only changes being made to the site are positive additions (such as Dr. Mark and the fitness guru) so there is really nothing more to announce at this time.

This member and another who agreed with this member about needing more info were told they have new PMs. Neither heard from since.

The only field that "Dr." Mark is qualified to answer questions in, is acupuncture. To the best of our knowledge, none of the Kimkins plans require acupuncture services.

4 comments:

Kimmerexia said...

Jeannie Baitinger (Tippy Toes) sez: "This member and another who agreed with this member about needing more info were told they have new PMs. Neither heard from since."

Is this a new euphamism for "BANNED"?

KimATC said...

Virtual acupuncture even! :)

Anonymous said...

Tippy - go write "credentials" 100 times please. And next time you feel the need to give more ridiculous updates and advice, I suggest writing your post in a program that has an automatic spell check first and then paste it over. Seriously honey, you only make yourself sound more absurd by not promoting with at least a degree of professionalism such as good spelling.

Anonymous said...

The doctor may be seriously reconsidering his involvement. He denied being on staff, and then HE asked a question - because there were so many people already offering good advice, ARE THEY SURE THEY EVEN NEEDED HIM? He was warned, but likely never expected the intense scrutiny he has received. Now maybe he's withdrawing.

Kimkins Dr. Mark on Gallbladders


"Dr." Mark posted an answer to a question about gallbladders which has us scratching our heads. He apparently does not know what the gallbladder is or how it works, yet attempts to issue a statement as if he is an expert, or even, *gasp*, a doctor.

His response:

Re:Gall Bladder question 3 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
GB - keep it if you can. Sorry if it is already out.


The truth about the GB.

The GB is mearly a storage sac for bile. I has a small duct that opens to the first part of the intestines after the stomach.

Bile is a substance produced by the Liver that emulisifies fat. (dawn dish washing liquid takes grease out of your way)

FAT TY foods leave the stomach and it gets the message to send out a squirt...bigger the fat...bigger the squirt.

Emulisification breaks up the fat into very small particals which the small intestine can easily digest.

When the gall bladder is removed, the "in tube" is connected to the "out tube" and now you have a slow drip of bile constantly as produced.


WHAT THE HOSPITAL DOESNT TELL YOU THAT I COULD SHOOT THEM FOR.

After this surgery you will never _meta_bolize large quantities of fat well. You have to change your diet or indigestion and loose stool will follow every high fat meal. Your GB can no longer "squirt" for those larger quantities.

GBs don't get screwed up from too litte use, rather too much. Glands - all glands for the most part, like to hang out full until called upon (they are quite lazy) and when worked, they just like to work for a little while, then fill back up and go to sleep.


Lower fat diet (that fits here) and digestive enzymes with fatty foods will help.


Dr. Mark"

The problem with his statement is hopefully obvious to those he is attending.. but if it is not, read on....

The gallbladder is an ORGAN
The thyroid is a GLAND (Mark previously referred to the thyroid as an organ)

and No, "Dr" Mark they are NOT interchangeable terms!

Gallbladder

(Science: anatomy) a digestive organ which stores bile (produced in the liver), used in the digestion and absorption of fats in the duodenum. a muscular sac attached to the liver that secretes bile and stores it until needed for digestion.

Thyroid

A butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the neck that is found on both sides of the trachea (windpipe). It secretes the hormone thyroxine which controls the rate of metabolism.

For more information about gallbladders, read HERE.

Much worse than making false claims about ones weight loss, giving inaccurate medical advice can kill people (faster). This madness must end.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know this is very scarey. I have had my gallbladder removed and I have no trouble eating fatty foods.

I love his "scientific" descriptions on things. It's unbelievably inaccurate and very scarey.

He should have a warning label on all his advice. Don't take it!!!

GillianIvy said...

Since my gall bladder surgery, I seem to have an intolerance for dairy. I have horrible painful gas followed by diarrhea-type waste immediately after nearly every meal. I've minimized my dairy to see if that helps. It really has, now I only need to establish how much dairy is acceptable for me. I had already tried not eating fatty foods, which didn't work. Now, it seems, I can eat fatty foods but no dairy. What he's describing is LACTOSE intolerance. Sure, I stay away from the really greasy stuff now, that stuff gave me gas any way.

Sherrie said...

Don't know how I missed this! Maybe someone should ask him how he explains this: http://www.apinchofhealth.com/resources/lowcarb/VLCD-Gallstones.html

Kimkins Dr. Mark Not A Primary Care Physician



"Dr." Mark at Kimkins, also known as Mark Brinson refers to himself as a Primary Care Physician. The licensure department for the Florida Department of Health responded to an inquiry of Mark Brinson's use of the term "Primary Care Physician" as follows below:

Please be advised that the phrase "Primary Care Physician" is not located in the Florida Laws and Rules that govern Acupuncture scope of practice. However, the below language does outline the language "primary health care provider".
457.102 Definitions.--As used in this chapter:

(2) "Acupuncturist" means any person licensed as provided in this chapter to practice acupuncture as a primary health care provider.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
We strongly urge all Kimkins members to carefully research any "medical advice" given by "Dr." Mark for two reasons.

First, questions surrounding his claims of licensing have shown that he has used exaggerated claims, both within Kimkins and on his own websites, of his license status and title.

Second, please do not ever take medical advice from a person who admittedly eschews medical books and does not know the difference between an organ and a gland. YOUR health could be at risk, this is not a game of Russian Roulette (no pun intended).

2 comments:

Kimkins Dangers said...

For anyone who wishes to contact us privately, without needing to leave a comment, please feel free to email at: kimkinscankill@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Whatever advice he gives is worth what you paid. You didn't? Then it's worthless. Please don't diagnose yourself and follow advice from someone who doesn't know you and can't do proper research.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"Love To Know" Reviews Kimkins



The Love To Know website has reviewed the Kimkins diet plan - take a look at THIS ARTICLE. Below is an excerpt.

Brief History of the Kimkins Plan

"Kimkins" is named after "Kimmer", the user name of a weight loss forum visitor. Kimmer shared her weight loss experience in the forum, chronicling her successes and her failures. When she reported a drastic weight loss-- 160 pounds in seven months-- she developed almost a cult following. Fellow forum posters wanted to know how she did it, so Kimmer painstakingly answered questions and offered advice, and others lost dramatically, too! Soon Kimmer took her weight loss plan to the masses, creating a website and appearing in Woman's World magazine.

Who Is Kimmer?

The exact identity of Kimmer remains a mystery. Woman's World magazine identified her as Kim Drake, but websites have named her as Heidi Diaz. Kimmer herself has never offered her name, neither on the message boards or her own website, but she has given some information about her identity:

  • She is a lifetime dieter, learning by research and trial-and-error rather than medical school
  • She is a former welfare mom
  • She is a California housewife

New developments: it has recently been proven by a private investigator that Kimmer is Heidi Diaz and that she is still overweight. Further, the pictures used on her site as testimonials have been found on Russian mail-order sites. The before and afters are fake.

Jimmy Moore's New Podcast Show


Listen to the podcast and leave your comments HERE.

In today's podcast show, Jimmy Moore highlights excerpts from his interview with Heidi Diaz, aka Kimmer, and points out the numerous lies and half-truths spoken in Heidi's own words, and her own voice.

At the end of the podcast, the audio of a phone call, made by Jimmy to Heidi's phone number (the same one used during the previous "Kimmer" interviews), reveals the same voice heard on the first interview as well as the KTLA news segment where Heidi comments "I have no comment" before jumping into her car.

Anyone still involved with Kimkins needs to listen to this episode, especially those putting their reputations, licenses and professional careers on the line to make a quick buck from the scam website.

0 comments:

Kimkins Fitness Guru Identified


Kimkins new "FitGuru" is Nick Clark.

Left in our comments -

If it is helpful...I have a website where you can get all of these items for a discounted price. www.nickclarkfitness.com. If you want to order from my website, email me at clarkuab9@hotmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and I can give you specific item # which will fit you best.

Let's look at Nick Clark's website! Nick Clark Fitness features fitness gear and equipment, a members only area and short bio that contains Nick's credentials.

Fitness Title
  • Certified Personal Trainer
Certification
  • NASM, AFAA
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Specialty
  • Functional Training, Sport-Specific, Corrective Exercise Techniques

Is Nick more qualified for his title at Kimkins than "Dr." Mark Brinson? Take this into consideration:

AFAA personal trainer certification can be obtained with a THREE DAY course

from their website

WHAT IS IT?
A three-day certification workshop including lectures, practical demonstrations and written and practical exams. Although this course will help prepare you for both AFAA's Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and the Personal Fitness Trainer National Boards, successful completion of the course does not guarantee you will pass either examination. The curriculum includes:

Anatomy and kinesiology
Fitness assessment testing procedures (3-minute Step test, sit-and-reach, push-up, abdominal crunch, body composition screening with skin-fold caliper measurement)
Nutrition fundamentals and weight management
Special populations and medical considerations
Listening, leadership and motivational skills
Exercise programming in the weight room
Wellness programming and screening guidelines
WHO IS IT FOR?

For the aspiring and experienced fitness professional working one-on-one with exercise clients.

Early registration and pre-study is required.
Weightroom/weight training experience is strongly recommended.
WHAT DOES IT COST?

The workshop fee is $459* (less a 10% discount for current AFAA members). This fee includes:

3-day Certification Workshop
Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Study Guide
One-year AFAA membership ($68 value) or membership extension to current members and a subscription to American Fitness magazine (does not include postage to addresses outside the U.S.)
AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer certificate and I.D. card (upon successful completion of both written and practical examinations) CPR certification required before certificate is issued.

Trying to bolster his own business from the Kimkins members on top of promoting (aiding and abetting?) the Kimkins fraud. Not good. We hope that Nick is simply not aware of the fraud and agreed to work for Kimkins without knowingly ignoring the facts of the matter. It is hard to believe that any professional in any field would sign on to an internet scam business simply to earn a few bucks, but........

We shall see.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I chuckled to read that their course does not even guarantee them to pass their OWN exam!

Once Upon A Dieter said...

He has a bachelor's and about as much certification and stuff as I've seen with personal trainers at LA Fitness and Gold's Gym. So, can't diss him there.

I do think he's just an ambitious guy who saw an opportunity with the Kimkins thing. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt unless he shows his hand. He probably is eager to sell a lot of fitness stuff. :D

Too bad he didn't have the sense to google up Kimkins.

The Princess

PGHLADY said...

the link for Nick Clark Fitness doesn't work for me.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Link should be working now. Sorry about that!

Kimmerexia said...

Contact Info
Mailing Address
Nick Clark
8740 State Road 70 E
Bradenton, FL 34202
Phone: 941-739-3682

Email:
nickclark@fitnesstogether.com

Another one conveniently located near Jeannie Baitinger (Tippy Toes).

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

FL State Health Board on Dr. Mark Brinson


Received in Email -

Okay I just got off the phone with somebody at the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee, Medical Quality Assurance Service, who says Dr. Mark is an acupuncturist. Period. She then handed me over to the Florida Board of Acupunture (or Acupuncturists ... whatever)
They confirmed that Dr. Mark Brinson is licensed to practice acupuncture.
He is NOT licensed to practice anything else at this time including massage therapy.
However, under something called "scope of practice" Dr. Mark is allowed to engage in "nutritional counseling."




4 comments:

KimATC said...

HA!

HoneyBee said...

Thank you for the update of information.
-Did they define what they considered nutritional counseling by any chance?

-Did anyone verify that he is allowed to have the title DR. or was that clarified by other means?

Mimi said...

Is it possible that Heidi "sold" some portion of Kimkins.com to Dr. Mark? I'm curious as to the timing of his appearance on the site.

KimATC said...

Fit Guru is personal trainer Nick Clark in Florida. He's already starting to sell items to kimkins members


If it is helpful...I have a website where you can get all of these items for a discounted price. www.nickclarkfitness.com. If you want to order from my website, email me at clarkuab9@hotmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and I can give you specific item # which will fit you best.


Dr. Mark Brinson


Dr. Mark Brinson doesn't seem to know what he's gotten himself into, nor does he seem to understand the first thing about the Kimkins diet plans or its founder, Heidi Diaz. He needs to be educated. :)

Here is a post that was left in our comments, highlighted here to make it easier to find. Thanks to Laura for sharing this!

UPDATE - apparently this response is some sort of pre-written letter that was sent to everyone that contacted him regarding his involvement with Kimkins.


I just received a response to my inquiry.

Subject: It is me

Well,
I must say that I never expected such a quick and strange response to my postings on kimkins web site.

I only know of Kimkins what I have read from the site itself, as of four days ago. It seems as though it is a carb restrictive plan that is meant to be temporary and allows for unlimited protien....therefore not restricting calories. Seems like a decent plan to me, especially for the morbidly obese. People 50 lbs or more overweight are in a serious, life threatening condition that should be treated with urgency.

Is is what I give my patients, no. I do metabolic typing that is much more specific and personal.

My role, as I see it, in the Kimkins site is not to defend the site or the diet. It is to help people along the path with questions they may have about side effects and implementing "life" into their new program.

Again, I am not aware of the programs past, only the present things I "see" while online. I am in the profession to help as many people as possible and have always been known for that. I have seen Kimkins forum as another means of accomplishing this goal.

I assure you, as with everything else in my career, I will look into the diet more extensively. I will look into the integrity of the organization. I will try to descern if "mistakes" have been made and they are moving forward........Basically, if their heart is in the right place (not talking about anatomically here).

I appreciate your concerns. Please realize that I too, care for my patients, and the weight loss community with all my being. I just want to help people get the answers and results they deserve.

Mark




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Mark T. Brinson DOM, AP, CNMT
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Physical Medicine Specialist


11 comments:

K said...

Was this contact information obtained through kimkins or outside source?

Anonymous said...

Now "Fitness Guru" needs to post a CV

Anonymous said...

Has he heard of G-O-O-G-L-E?

Hmmm. Guess not.

The Princess

Kimkins Dangers said...

K, this information was obtained through google searches, not the KK website (as we don't believe much of anything said there....)

Kimmerexia said...

I received the exact same "form letter" response to my inquiry.

I've sent him links to the 2 KTLA segments, the fake success stories, the BBB company profile and the Kimkins Survivors blog link.

He can't say he hasn't been well warned.

Shirley said...

Holy cow, what a naive person!!

Maybe that is the difference between a REAL doctor and one like him.

How can anyone be so dumb as to not thoroughly checking things out before jumping into an advisory role on a diet website.

Oh well.

Laura said...

There were three of us included in this response that I received from Dr. Mark this morning; Kimmerexia (as posted in an earlier comment) and one other person.

The original inquiry was sent to the email address posted on his website.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Laura, thanks so much for sharing the info re: Dr. Mark! Much appreciated :)

Medusa said...

Ditto on Kimkins Dangers' comment, Laura!

Thanks so much for taking the time to post the info on my blog, as well!

Medusa
http://2medusa.blogspot.com/

BamaGal said...

"How can anyone be so dumb as to not thoroughly checking things out before jumping into an advisory role on a diet website."

by reading some of his posts the dumb part I fully understand...

Ladies--good work on the detective work--y'all are awesome

KimATC said...

Does someone have screenshots of Dr. Mark's website? I swear it was changed yesterday. Originally he said he WAS a certified personal trainer, and NOW his website says he is working towards it. Yet his bio in several places all state he STARTED as a personal trainer and THEN became the acupuncturist, etc. PLUS, the cosmetology site he is affiliated with blatently lists him as a LMT (and his license is revoked) and it also states he IS a personal trainer, yet like I said, his website states NOW that he is "working towards it" and I swear originally it was just CHEK and now also NSCC (which I am still trying to find!)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Possible Dr. Mark

http://naturalseminars.com/Bio.html

Oddly, this one lives in FL, not far from TippyToes aka Jeannie Baitinger.





Mark T. Brinson
Dr. Brinson has more than 18 years experience in the field of manual medicine and human performance.

He started as a personal trainer, then massage therapist specializing in pain and injury rehabilitation. From there he spent many years as director of rehabilitation then finished up his Bachelors requirements to go back to school for Traditional Chinese Medicine. In January of 2000 he graduated his 4 year program as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
And he seems to work here too: http://www.lorainesacademy.net/courses/staff.htm

Here is his myspace account - http://www.myspace.com/hottestseminars

Not a lot of info there, but one little nugget that stands out is a photo in the pictures section with the caption "S and M". Makes us wonder if he's not friends with good ole' tarvos{K}.

His licensing information can be read at THIS WEBSITE.

We will attempt to contact Mark Brinson and find out whether or not he is the Kimkins Dr. Mark. If anyone reaches him first, please let us know! :)

Posted by Kimkins Dangers at 7:20 PM
3 comments: LCT Cathy said...
Accordig to his MySpace page, he want's to meet "good honest people". If he's THE "Dr. Mark", I guess he's still looking.

He may want to do a Google search for Kimkins or something...

October 8, 2007 8:39 PM
K said...
I hope you're using the telephone to contact him and not through information you got from the kk site! :)

October 9, 2007 8:46 AM
PGHLADY said...
Looks like his license in now Null and Void meaning he did not renew it after 2 years like he was supposed to.

October 9, 2007 10:57 AM