Here is the e-mail I sent to Dr. Pescatore via the Hampton’s Diet web site today:
Since writing yesterday regarding your seeming endorsement for Kimkins.com, I have re-visited the 6/12/07 Woman’s World article. Dr. Pescatore’s name is mentioned 4 times, the “Hampton’s Diet” once, and www.hamtonsdiet.com once – all in a way that looks like Dr. Pescatore endorses the Kimkins.com diet.
Dr. Pescatore, do you endorse the Kimkins.com diet?
Please just answer that question – there are lots of people who want to know the answer.
After reviewing the Woman’s World article, all I can say is….Please Pass The Barf Bag. Dr. Pescatore, it wouldn’t shock me at all if you were never interviewed for that article. Creative writing was certainly involved. WE INVITE YOU TO SPEAK OUT. And at this stage, I think it looks bad if you don’t.
I have e-mailed the webmaster at Kimkins.com inviting Kimmer, Heidi, or any authorized representative of Kimkins to respond to me either by e-mail or phone to the KTLA news story. I have offered to publish both sides. I will let you know if Kimmer, Tippy Toes, Singing Lass, or any others come forward with a different point of view.
Kimmer? Tippy? Singinglass? Lasttime4me? Other Admins? I will print exactly what you have to say. Come forward!
I’m getting more curious about this good Doctor Fred Pescatore, M.D. who at one time was apparently the Associate Medical Director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine for five years. At least that’s what his bio says on the back cover of his book – “Thin for Good” copyrighted in 2000.
I guess his name stuck in the back of my mind since I first heard that his name, along with his current “Hampton’s Diet” was mentioned in the article about Kimkins in the June 2007 infamous Woman’s World article. What’s the connection? TWO scammers on Dr. Atkin’s good name for the price of one?? Well, I can’t say, but hopefully Dr. Pescatore will. I contacted him (or his representatives) today using the “Contact” feature here http://www.hamptonsdiet.com/index.asp to ask the following:
“What is Dr. Pescatore’s association with Kimkins? (Heidi Diaz of http://www.Kimkins.com) A lawsuit is currently pending against Heidi Diaz, and Dr. Pescatore appeared to endorse the Kimkins diet plan in a June Woman’s World article. Is the Hamptons Diet similar to Kimkins? Does Dr. Pescatore endorse Kimkins? Why was Dr. Pescatore and the Hampton‘s Diet part of the Woman’s World article about this Kimkins Diet? I’m one of many bloggers on the Kimkins topic, and would be happy to include any official statements from Dr. Pescatore or his representatives.”
What do you think? I would sure appreciate your comments and opinions about Dr. Pescatore. Is he just another thief in the unfortunate den of people raking in some $$ on Dr. Atkins good name? Is he on the same low rung of the low carb diet ladder as Hidey, or a higher rung? Did he seem to be endorsing Kimkins in “her” Woman’s World article, or was that just a scam technique on the part of Woman’s World or HideyKins? Or Dr. Pescatore regarding his Hampton’s Diet where sales of Macadamia Nut Oil seem to be the huge focus?
I will report whatever I hear back. Let me know what you know or think of him.