Troy McHenry is a Liar

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The following is a guest post by Vogel, a common commenter on this website. I’ve done some editing for readability.

This idiot Monavie distributor totally deserves to be reported to the FDA and FTC for false and misleading advertising. I couldn’t resist sharing it here before I type up a complaint.

Troy is a chiropractor based in Lansing Michigan.

He appears in several Monavie promotional videos extolling the product and “business opportunity” (chuckle). Here are a few of the highlights:

Video 1

  • 1:30 – “It has 19 certified organic fruits” – He repeats this lie at 1:50, 2:20, and 2:55…Monavie doesn’t have even contain ONE certified organic fruit… that’s worth a fine of up to $44,000]
  • 2:10 – “Two ounces in morning and 2 at night gives you 13 servings of fruits and vegetables.” – This is false advertising
  • 2:29 – “Research is showing that this is actually thickening the disc space, helping with the overall integrity of the joints in your body, increasing range of motion and decreasing pain.” – This is an illegal medical claim.
  • 2:44 – “…Monavie Pulse… this is helping control blood pressure and cholesterol” – This is an illegal medical claim

Video 2

  • 00:30 – “Patients have brought to my attention a great new product that has helped them tremendously with a lot of joint problems and inflammatory conditions” – This is an illegal medical claim
  • 00:44 – “I found that there was a team of 10 doctors that formulated Monavie” – This is laughable BS.
  • 01:03 – “Dr Jose Allongo who is an internalist and was voted top doctor in the country” – Allongo, a Monavie distributor, BOUGHT his scandalous fake “physician of the year” award in exchange for a $5,000 to the Republican National Campaign Committee (see this and this).
  • 01:22 – “I found that there were very high antioxidants in the 19 fruit blend Monavie” – This is contradicted by Monavie’s own research showing that it has a lower ORAC score (22.8 TE units/mL – 2.7 mmol per 4 oz) than half an apple (6.4 mmol per apple). Also see MonaVie vs. an Apple.
  • 03:50 – “I’m hoping more doctors will come on board and really find out how this can help their patients” – This is an illegal medical claim; Monavie does not “help patients”

Video 3

  • 01:40 – “Two ounces in morning and 2 at night, you’re getting 13 servings of fruits and vegetables.” – Again this is false advertising.
  • 01:54 — “Standard vitamins only have a 7 to 10 percent absorbancy rate; Monavie helps absorb easily into your body — it has a low surface tension” – Low surface tension??? Possibly the stupidest, most nonsensical claim about Monavie ever made.
  • 02:05 — “Monavie EMV, the all new energy drink, that’s going to help save a lot of kids lives because these synthetic energy drinks that out there are very dangerous…” – A close runner-up in the “most retarded claim about Monavie” contest.

Originally posted 2010-09-29 18:45:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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21 Responses to “Troy McHenry is a Liar”
  1. NotFooled Says:

    This guy also seems to be involved with another MLM called Xyngular. He has lots of videos promoting it all over youtube. Looks a lot like Monavie but they sell pills too.

  2. Dr Troy McHenry Says:

    If you have any other complaints email me so I can set you straight before you make accusations and slander like this and set yourself up for legalities. Yes, the natural anti-oxidants not drugs have helped my patients and as a matter of fact they are the ones that told me about it helping them with inflammation, cholesterol and blood pressure. I did not ever give medical advice or say you should take Monavie in order to control blood pressure. I have had medical doctors refer patients to my offices for 10 years and I refer to them. I do not diagnose or give medical advice.

    Xyngular is a weight loss company focusing on the obesity epidemic we have in America. Yes I believe in helping people naturally without drugs or surgery if possible.

    Before you continue making accusations I would consider the legalities and feel free to email me.

    Dr. Troy McHenry

  3. Dr Troy McHenry, DC Says:

    Please feel free to call me anytime if you want the real truth! No I don’t give medical advice and never have. My patients advise me on how products work and I have related the information on Monavie! Thanks you for the ad on here juicescam. Your doing a great giving me the publicity I need to strive to educate people on natural health and wellness and free enterprise!

    Yes, the other company is Xyngular Corporation. Its a weight loss company and I am helping people lose weight and gain energy. Let me know if you need some samples.

    Dr Troy McHenry, DC
    517-281-5311

  4. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Hmm, which is it Dr. Troy McHenry? Are you thanking me for the free ad or should I consider the “legalities?” I’m sure if anyone is reading this, they won’t be visiting you.

    I think you should look into the definition of slander (especially vs. libel). Defamation usually requires the telling of untruths about the person and you didn’t dispute any point.

    We have videos showing you openly breaking the law by making illegal medical claims. As a doctor, you have the responsibility to adhere to the science and not go by, “my patients and as a matter of fact they are the ones that told me about it helping them with inflammation, cholesterol and blood pressure.” What kind of world do you live in where you, the doctor, make your medical decisions based on the medical advice of your own patients? You are truly a weird doctor if you don’t give medical advice and never have. The absurdity of it is incredible!

    “An obesity epidemic in America” does not justify recommending Xyngular, or any other non-FDA approved weight-loss medicine. Helping people naturally would be encouraging you patients to exercise and eat well.

    Additionally you illegally state that MonaVie is organic when MonaVie itself admits that it is not.

  5. Anonymous Aussie Says:

    Disgraced chiropractor/pyramid huckster Troy McHenry states “My patients advise me on how products work and I have related the information on Monavie!”

    That’s certainly a stark contradiction to the statement you made in your video, Doctor

    0:41 – “So I wanted to look into this product to see who was behind it and why it was working”
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3576440/monavie_introduction_by_dr_troy_mchenry_dc_board_certified/

    You again state you have not made any medical claims however in your video you say

    1:47 – “The next ingredient were the phytonutrients or phytochemicals which are natural anti-inflammatories similar to what Vioxx, Celebrex and Bextra does, only this is natural. Now I’m not giving medical advice. But I’m just saying that this ingredient, phytonutrients or phytochemicals, are natural anti-inflammatories and they can help with inflammation.”

    How is exactly is this NOT a medical claim – you have essentially stated that this highly processed fruit juice (preserved with sodium benzoate) to be on par with the medications you have listed above and is suitable for the treatment of inflammation!!!

    And how has it escaped your attention that Monavie own literature stipulates that Monavie is not intended to treat, cure or mitigate the symptoms of any disease or condition and that distributors such as yourself aren’t allowed to use terms or phrases that suggest same?

    As pointed out by Monavie Scam, the evidence of your illegal disease claims are available for all to see and you don’t have much room to wiggle your way out.

    And Doctor, did you have anything to do with this video also titled “Dr. McHenry, Chiropractor Helps Young Boy Get out of Leg Pain.” in which the boy (with a bottle of Monavie on the table beside him) claims to have been treated for leg pain and an inability to sleep by yourself?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfPXPji0YxQ

    You are a predator and clearly abusing a position of influence. What an absolute disgrace.

  6. Dr Troy McHenry, DC Says:

    Defamation of character can include slander (spoken derogatory statements), libel (written derogatory statements) or both. To constitute actionable defamation, the statements must be false and expose a person to hatred, ridicule or contempt. You also can sue if the defamation harms you in your occupation

    This statement was conveyed to a third party and the statement is understood to be about you and tending to harm your reputation.

    My attorneys have all the information.

  7. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Since you already thanked me for the advertisement and publicity, you will certainly have a hard time proving harm in your occupation, won’t you?

    Nothing here that I can see constitutes a false statement. You seem to agree with all points made here.

    Your attorneys can reach me at Contact. I look forward to discussing with them your wrongful claims of MonaVie being organic and the stiff fines that come with that (amongst other things).

  8. Anonymous Aussie Says:

    Disgraced chiropractor/pyramid huckster Troy McHenry states “You also can sue if the defamation harms you in your occupation”

    And what about the harm you’re doing to your patients and consumers with your misleading statements and illegal health claims – claims which are in breach of both company policy and the law?

    One has to wonder about the state of your business in the first instance if you’ve succumb to participating in a pyramid scam and breaking the law in your attempt to flog a nutritionally fruit juice as a cure all. In fact, you’ve more than adequately demonstrated your inadequacies as a health professional and therefore any harm done to your occupation can be solely and directly attributed to YOU.

  9. Mackwiz Says:

    Is this really Dr. Troy McHenry? Seems like it would be easy to troll. If it by any chance is, perhaps you could explain the videos where you make illegal health claims based on drinking juice? You called it organic when MonaVie themselves specifically say that it’s not, and that alone is a big fine! Care to explain yourself?

    So instead of whining about defamation and slander why don’t you be a man and own up to the illegal claims you are making? “I just want to help patients!” Yeah right. Is that why you resort directly to baseless legal threats when questioned, “Dr.”?

  10. Vogel Says:

    Y’know that’s exactly right. If one of these a-holes had the decency to simply say that they are sorry, they admit that what they did was wrong, and that they promise not to do it again, then we might have a reason to forgive them. But instead they behave like litigious hostile pricks and try to intimidate people into silence. That ain’t going to work Troy. Like others whose illegal claims have been exposed here, you are only putting yourself in a worse position by being threatening and unrepentant. So screw you quack!

  11. Vogel Says:

    Troy said: “Please feel free to call me anytime if you want the real truth!”

    Well, we don’t need to call you now that we have you involved directly in this discussion. I want the “real truth” (ROFLMFAO), so perhaps you can reiterate for us what you said about the “19 organic fruits” in Monavie, how it’s “equivalent to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables”, the evidence that Monavie is “lowering blood pressure” (and why it’s OK for you to make this claim when it violates US law and your distributor contract), who the “10 doctors” are that developed Monavie, why you stated the lie that distributor/spokesman Jose Allongo was “voted top doctor in the country”, why you are trying to convince physicians that Monavie will “help their patients”, and how E-MV is going to “save a lot of kids lives”.

    You know perfectly well that you can’t defend a single bloody word of this vile deceptive spew. And if you even think for a second that you will bring anyone to court for calling you out on your revolting behavior and exploitive tactics, I will be more than happy to testify against you as an expert witness pro bono.

    And don’t think that pulling your videos off Youtube will help because I made copies of all of them long before you showed up here, and Youtube maintains archived copies that can be subpoenaed if need be. Run along now Troy before you get any more egg on your face. What your next move now my little bitchlet?

  12. Vogel Says:

    Troy said: “Defamation of character can include slander (spoken derogatory statements), libel (written derogatory statements) or both. To constitute actionable defamation, the statements must be false and expose a person to hatred, ridicule or contempt. You also can sue if the defamation harms you in your occupation. This statement was conveyed to a third party and the statement is understood to be about you and tending to harm your reputation. My attorneys have all the information.”

    What a dolt! Did you see the part where you wrote “the statements must be false”??? We quoted YOU fool. The statements YOU made were false (misleading, illegal, and in violation of your distributor contract as well), but we made no false statements when we quoted you. Your alleged “attorneys” would do one of 2 things: (a) tell you the truth; that you have no legal basis for a claim of defamation because no one made false statements about you (and that you are on thin ice because of the illegality of your claims about Monavie) or (b) they will take your money up front just for the hell of it to pursue a case that has no hope of prevailing. If they are good attorneys, they will also advise you that your reputation stands to be further tarnished by having this aired in a public forum (i.e., the courts) where all your claims and the evidence presented against you will become part of the public record.

  13. Avatarfan Says:

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1533729&p=-1#bottom

    Dr Troy defending himself in this thread but being shot down in flames..

  14. Vogel Says:

    Dude, that forum is hysterical!!! Kriggles comments on page 1 almost made me break a rib from laughing. I too was struck by the stethescope around chiroquacktor Troy’s neck. Does he listen to people’s spines I wonder?

    BTW, he yanked ALL of his Monavie videos today. Guess we’ll score that as a victory for the good guys, but he really shouldn’t get off that easy.

  15. Vogel Says:

    To understand Troy’s worldview only requires visiting his Facebook page and look at the only 2 entries he lists:

    – Think and Grow Rich
    – Rich Dad Poor Dad

    How about cracking open a science textbook or perhaps a book on ETHICS!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/DrTroyMchenryDC

  16. Mackwiz Says:

    LMAO!

    He pulls his videos in the face of obvious legal retribution for making illegal statements and offers not ONE single apology.

    The fact that a person like this has any kind of medical degree whatsoever makes me shiver.

  17. MegaVie Says:

    Avatarfan Says: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1533729&p=-1#bottom

    Thanks so much for that link, my husband laughed so hard he cried!

  18. Anonymous Aussie Says:

    Vogel states “BTW, he yanked ALL of his Monavie videos today. Guess we’ll score that as a victory for the good guys, but he really shouldn’t get off that easy.”

    The complaints were lodged when you first brought it to our attention in any event, so it shouldn’t matter that he’s now removed them. What a jerk.

    Avatarfan – great link, absolutely hysterical!

  19. Rasheed Says:

    Wow, is he really threatening to sue MS for exposing the truth? For showing that a doctor (granted, a chiropractor), who is supposed to be a promoter of good health, is spouting out illegal medical claims?

    Gee. What’s this world coming to?

  20. Mackwiz Says:

    It is sad that there are leeches like this running around society. The sadder part is that when people speak up to this kind of abuse (I’m a “doctor” so you know it’s true). There is something about this guy that makes me think of Dr. Nick Rivera on the Simpsons.

  21. Mackwiz Says:

    Meant to say above that when people step out against this kind of abuse they are threatened as if they are the bad guys.

 
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