Is Dr Jack Kruse a "quack" or he is nuts?

Answered on April 01, 2012
Created April 01, 2012 at 1:38 PM


For those not aware, Jack Kruse has taken his schtick to a new level with a paid membership site. For free you can be a Kruse Kruiser, for $48/month a Kruse Karnivore, and for $248/month you can be in the Kruse Klub. Now nobody is forcing anyone to part with their money, but something like this only happens when enough people in positions of influence give a person like Kruse a podium of respect. He was part of the Paleo Summit, the inspirational keynote speaker at PaleoFX (in addition to giving a speech), he'll be speaking at TEDx Nashville, he's speaking on the Low Carb Cruise, and he'll be speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium. This is a travesty in my opinion. I've covered the more "physical sciencey" stuff here, and will continue to do so. Do also go please read Melissa McEwen's Uses and Misuses of Evolutionary Biology where she covers that angle. Others are beginning to speak out about this and I think it's important that the volume get turned up.

As a formerly obese person who has struggled with my weight for decades, the one thing I cannot sit back and watch happen without speaking out about, it's taking advantage of obese people for profit. Let me be clear here. I have NO problem with people making a living and charging for their services. Nobody owes anyone anything for free, and that includes those who have something valuable to say to help others improve their lives, be it healthy eating, fitness, performance, weight management, etc. I do have a serious issue with separating often desperate people from their money with false promises and quackery. The formerly obese, and worse yet the still obese, doing it just truly disgusts me. I cannot and will not stand by silently when I see it happening.







on April 01, 2012
at 02:13 PM

I am saddened that questions like this are fine to post but one of my question about Dr. Kruse's work that didn't bash him got deleted within minutes of being posted, with no explanation.



on April 01, 2012
at 02:03 PM

Misspelled his last name in the title. Will edit it for you


on April 01, 2012
at 01:41 PM

Not sure how this question is meaningfully different from this one: http://paleohacks.com/questions/108679/paleo-membership-sites-kruse-up-to-248-mo-devany-30-yr-etc#axzz1qnCeCngD

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on April 01, 2012
at 02:37 PM

Jack Kruse is a very polarizing person on PaleoHack, and on the web, so I don't know that you're going to get a clear answer here, or anywhere, about whether he's a quack or not. But, he has plenty of free information on his site. Try his leptin reset protocol. Try cold thermogenesis (which he didn't invent.) If you get useful results then you'll have more information with which to decide whether his paid stuff has value to you.



on April 01, 2012
at 02:35 PM

It seems he has the same problem as the guy who said the earth was round instead of flat- noone here believes him, but he may be right.

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