‘Doctor’ Regularly Appearing on National TV is a Fake, Says Texas AG

Photo (cc) by bloomsberries

Lindsey Duncan claims to be a naturopathic doctor when promoting his nutritional supplements on TV shows like “The View” and “Dr. Oz.”

But Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says Duncan, an Austin resident, is a fraud. The attorney general is charging Duncan with unlawfully referring to himself as a naturopathic doctor, a field not recognized by Texas law.

In the video below, you can watch Duncan, along with celebrity members of the media, crow about his expertise. Note how many times you hear the word “doctor” and how many programs Duncan has been on.

According to court documents, “Mr. Duncan’s acts and practices mislead the public into believing that he is disseminating health advice or knowledge, but such advice or knowledge is based on educational background and training which he does not have and when his underlying motivation is to sell products in which he has a financial interest.”

Duncan claims to have a doctorate degree in naturopathy from the now-defunct Clayton College of Natural Health, the lawsuit said. The unaccredited college is included on a list of institutions whose degrees are illegal to use in Texas, making Duncan’s continued references to himself as a “doctor” false, misleading and deceptive, the suit says.

Duncan is CEO and chairman of Genesis Pure, a natural products company that sells a variety of dietary supplements, including green coffee bean weight loss pills.

Duncan faces penalties of up to $20,000 for each violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Texas Education Code. Total penalties and restitution to any deceived consumers could exceed $1 million, the lawsuit said.

Are you familiar with the so-called Dr. Lindsey? Have you ever felt duped by a health expert you’ve seen on TV? Share your comments below or on our Facebook page.

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links within our stories.

Most Popular
New Retirement Bill Would Help Savers of All Ages
New Retirement Bill Would Help Savers of All Ages

With bipartisan support, this bill could help millions of workers and retirees boost or conserve their retirement savings.

If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It
If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It

This iconic dinnerware is prized for everyday use as well as reselling for profit.

3 Colors That Can Ruin Your Car’s Resale Value
3 Colors That Can Ruin Your Car’s Resale Value

Select the wrong color for your next car, and it could depreciate twice as fast as others.

20 Things That Are Actually Worth Stockpiling
20 Things That Are Actually Worth Stockpiling

You don’t need a year’s supply of toilet paper to survive an outbreak, but consider stocking up on these items.

9 of the Best Things to Do When You Retire
9 of the Best Things to Do When You Retire

You’ve waited all your life for this moment. Make the most of your retirement.

What Inflation Means for Social Security Checks in 2022
What Inflation Means for Social Security Checks in 2022

Recent inflation figures were ugly. Here’s what they hint about the next Social Security benefits adjustment.

View More Articles

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.