Mesa County Commissioner Bobbie Daniel endorses fraudster Greg Haitz for City Council

Greg Haitz

Greg Haitz’s campaign sent out a mass email today, March 20, that appears to be from Mesa County Commissioner Bobbie Daniel, saying Daniel endorses him for a seat on Grand Junction City Council and asking people to send a minimum donation of $50 to his campaign.

If Commissioner Daniel actually endorses Haitz for Council, then she is endorsing someone who is openly perpetrating a fraud on Grand Junction citizens by selling a “dangerous” and “reckless” weight-loss program on his business website,

Bobbie Daniel (R), shown here with indicted former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters

“Dangerous” and “reckless” are the words the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses to warn people about the type of weight loss program Haitz is currently promoting for $199 — a discount from his usual much higher price of $399, according to his website.

Haitz currently is using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone derived from the uteruses of pregnant women, for weight loss in his proprietary “HCG Wellness Diet Program.”

HCG is a prescription drug used to treat female infertility and other medical conditions. It is not approved for use without a prescription for any purpose, and it is expressly not approved for weight loss.

Haitz’s website promotes a diet program that incorporates his “proprietary” brand of hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) for weight loss. The FDA says this type of diet is “reckless” and “dangerous.”


Screen shot of Rimrock Wellness Center’s website promoting the HCG diet. The FDA says HCG is “not approved without a prescription and not approved for weight loss.” Mayo Clinic warns use of HCG can cause gynecomastia (growth of breasts in men), swelling, fatigue, depression and risk of blood clots.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says “Many of these popular HCG products claim to ‘reset your metabolism,’ change ‘abnormal eating patterns,’ and shave 20 to 30 pounds in 30 to 40 days.”

Sure enough, Haitz makes these same kinds of bogus claims on his website, claiming his HCG program will “re-sculpt your body,” “reprogram” your body,” “reduce cravings and hunger substantially,” “stabilize your blood sugar” and make you look younger.

The FDA says:

HCG is not approved for use without a prescription for any purpose. It is not approved for weight loss. In fact, the prescription drug label notes there ‘is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or ‘normal’ distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.”

The FDA further warns, “If you have HCG products for weight loss, quit using it, throw it out, and stop following the dieting instructions.”

The FDA’s web page warning people against use of HCG for weight loss


The Mayo Clinic also warns against using HCG for weight loss, and lists as side effects edema, fatigue, depression, swelling of the breasts in boys and men, and a serious concern for risk of blood clots, or thromboembolism.

The Mayo Clinic adds,

“Companies that sell over-the-counter HCG weight-loss products are breaking the law.”

Mayo Clinic’s web page on HCG fad diets

Moreover, chiropractors are not on the list of Medical Professionals Authorized to Prescribe Medication under Colorado Law. This means that if Haitz is prescribing HCG to people for any reason, he’s breaking the law, and if he is selling it over the counter, he is also breaking the law.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit (pdf) in 2014 against the Arizona business HCG Diet Direct, and received injunction against the business for making the same claims about using HCG for weight loss that Greg Haitz is making right now on his Rimrock Wellness website.

After half a century of investigating HCG for weight loss, there is still zero evidence it is effective for weight loss. Moreover, all available legitimate scientific evidence counters these claims and finds use of HCG as a weight loss measure does more harm than good.

Haitz has marketed snake oil treatments to unsuspecting patients before.

During the pandemic Haitz marketed his own proprietary brand of supplements by fraudulently inferring they could help prevent infection with Covid-19. Once this blog pointed out what he was doing, he removed the claims from his website.

Greg Haitz’s “Rimrock Wellness” brand supplement “Immune Support Pack” that he claimed amid the pandemic would help prevent Covid-19But rather than learn from that episode, he is making fraudulent claims yet again in the pursuit of profits, while risking the health and safety of his patients to do it.

Haitz’s persistence in putting people’s health at risk for profit shows he doesn’t have the public’s best interests at heart and cannot be trusted to act purely in the public interest, either professionally or in elected office.
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  14 comments for “Mesa County Commissioner Bobbie Daniel endorses fraudster Greg Haitz for City Council

  1. Since when did Tina Peters clone, Bobbie Daniels, become a county commissioner? Guess I’m out of that loop…

  2. The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction) refused to print a letter I wrote regarding the aptly named Greg “Hates” regarding his being censured by the chiropractic licensing board for advising his patients to pay him for unapproved remedies. Can you provide me with your previous blogs where this censuring was documented? Thank you for keeping attention on this fox who wants to guard the GJ city hen house just the way Mrs. Haitz is penetrating the District 51 school board to pursue her profit and political agendas.

    • Well now there’s a surprise……the Sentinel did not print a letter to the editor that might be seen as critical of the local R’s???? I bet if you sent it under the name of the goofball from Mesa who always gets printed, you’d have seen it in print. I truly believe that a good local newspaper is vital to the healthy functioning of a community. Unfortunately the Sentinel is not a good newspaper. I recently dropped my subscription and told Jay Seaton my reasons, including that I see his paper as actually harming this community.

    • Haitz was reported to the Colorado Chiropractic Board for misleadingly labeling his proprietary dietary Immune supplement as preventative of Covid-19. Once the fraud was made public, Haitz edited his website to remove the misleading description, but he was not censured by the Board afterwards.

  3. I like the way you back up your “fraudster” charges in this post with numerous sources which seem pretty unimpeachable. If I lived in Grand Junction this would definitely influence my decision in the upcoming election.

    It would be nice if your extended this type of proof to your allegations that the approval for Ascent Charter was done primarily because of the religious beliefs of certain board members. It would make what you write about this subject far more compelling.

    And, as you are aware…allegations aren’t proof.

  4. Her endorsement was predictable and thank you for exposing it.
    Dennis Simpson’s endorsement was alarming, especially when he said he did not care about Haitz’s snake oil treatment for Covid.

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