Tina Peters has a history of promoting unsubstantiated health claims and multi-level marketing schemes

On an archived copy of her old website, Tina Peters wrote that she was involved in a car accident in 2010 in which she incurred a brain injury. Shortly after that, in 2011, she started promoting products made by Nikken, a multi-level marketing company that manufactures and sells unproven health remedies like health magnets, water and air purifiers, shoe inserts, and supplements with names like “Jade Greenzymes,” by making vague claims that they can improve chronic conditions like neuropathy, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, autism and diabetes.

In October, 2011, Tina started a Twitter account, @BHealthyNow, that she used to promote work-from-home, get-rich-quick schemes, network marketing including Nikken and its products, and on which she made far-out right wing political claims, like that President Obama’s presidency was “illegal” and Obama was “a Muslim.”

Tina Peters ‘ tweet from September, 2012, saying Obama’s presidency was “proven illegal.”

Tina used her Twitter account to make unsubstantiated health claims, like that genetically modified foods make people infertile, a Nikken “Pi Mag” water can help regulate blood sugar, that you can pay your mortgage by blogging, and a Nikken supplement made from bergamot can lower high cholesterol.

In videos posted on YouTube and Vimeo, Peters promotes hoaxy products, like the “Nikken Power Chip with dynaflex magnetic technology” that “provides 100% magnetic coverage.” Peters also uploaded a video in which she claims that she can demonstrate, through a simple physical test, that a person can show their body doesn’t need the high blood pressure medicine they’ve been prescribed by having the person hold a bottle of the blood pressure medicine over their head and then seeing whether or not Tina can push their arms down.

Tina made these claims while stating a disclaimer that she is not making any medical claims.

Tina plugging magnets for Nikken:

She is silent on the occupation she claims in her public talks and campaign materials that she was engaged in for over 30 years — that of managing her husband’s construction company.

Tina is currently still active on her @BHealthyNow Twitter account.

  3 comments for “Tina Peters has a history of promoting unsubstantiated health claims and multi-level marketing schemes

  1. Perhaps once you have been brainwashed in childhood by any form of religion you become gullible and are easily conned and susceptible to adopting other fact free claims. This might explain the attraction to tRump and Peters by all those suffering from christi-insanity.
    I’d worry about going to hell if there was one, only because that is where tRump and Peters would be for lying so much.

    • This is definitely a factor. Evangelicals are taught to have faith based on the charisma and convincing presentation by their pastor. That’s why the churches are so replete with MLM and natural health scams, which rely on the same sort of heart-based acceptance of poorly vetted claims. These traits feed directly into accepting other cult-like claims (Qanon, trumpism, antivax, etc).

      To be fair there is plenty of this outside the evangelical church. It’s pretty well baked into the ethos of our country.

      Recommended podcast: Conspirituality

  2. If this were the late 1800s Peters would be called a Snake Oil Salesman. And the people of Mesa County elected her County Clerk?

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