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Freelee reacts to Dietitian Abbey Sharp blasting her on Instagram. Dietitian Abbey Sharp claims Freelee is a stalker and obsessed with Abbey, however, ironically Abbey was first to make videos about Freelee The Banana Girl and constantly mentions her in videos. Yeh, pretty hypocritical! The truth is, Abbey is just trying to distract people from her shady unethical behaviour which Freelee is calling her out for.
Great comment: "The most hilariously ironic part about her calling you a stalker is that SHE called you out by name in the Miles video ("More vegans like Miles, less like Freelee!"), because she knows if she hates on you people will agree with whatever she says. She can't seem to go through a video about veganism without mentioning you by name. Who's the real stalker here?"
Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram from the YouTube channel "FullyRawKristina" and website Fullyraw is the new face of the snake oil saleswoman. Today she will be exposed for her dangerous and inaccurate advice.
Kristina is someone I (Freelee) have known for over 12 years. Before FullyRawKristina had a presence on the internet she would upload her videos to my then popular raw food website "30 bananas a day". She was fully-desperate to become famous and would constantly ask me to share her videos. Kristina wanted to become (in her words to another) the "beyoncé of the raw food movement". I sensed early on that she was incredibly fake but gave her the benefit of the doubt, she was promoting a high carb raw vegan diet after all, which I saw as beneficial.
In 2014 FullyRawKristina completely lost any of my remaining support after threatening to bring legal action against another latin raw food advocate "Rawvana". Yovana Mendoza or "Rawvana" was later caught eating fish in a viral YouTube video (which I responded to) and subsequently went to a high protein meat-filled diet. At the time Kristina sent a letter to Yovana Mendoza threatening legal action over a salad recipe which was similar to a recipe Kristina had created earlier. Apparently the recipe was 'too similar' and Yovana had to remove the recipe and 'stop copying' Kristina's brand immediately or else legal action would follow. I was fully disgusted in Kristina. Before this happened Kristina would always whine about Yovana stealing her brand. I even told her in person at the WoodStock Fruit Festival that she should be flattered someone is inspired by her work. Kristina shot me back a "how dare you" look and proceeded to complain about how bad Yovana was. It was pathetic. Needless to say we avoided eachother the rest of the festival. The following year Kristina sent the letter. Yovana ended up sending me that email which I will attach in this blog and will also be showing in a video.
Fast forward to 2020 and FullyRawKristina is just as fake but... worse. She is now pushing dangerous overpriced supplements on her young impressionable audience. What happened to the power of fruits and veggies Kristina?? I (Freelee) have made two videos exposing her Four Sigmatic Mushrooms scam and her dangerous COVID-19 supplement routine. Not only are these supplements FULLY COOKED (umm...?) but many are potentially toxic to her viewers. Not once did she give a disclaimer about the risks involved in taking these supplements. For one, the coated silver nano particle 20,000 PPM drops from Cymbiotika should NEVER be ingested. As stated in my video, not only should it not be ingested but ingesting a lot (how much we don't know?) of this silver supplement can turn your skin a grey-blue colour, permanently. Interestingly, the Cymbiotika silver supplement is also sold by David Wolfe, who, surprise surprise, is also the cousin of the CEO of Cymbiotika, Chevrin Jafarieh. These snake-oil salesman all stick together. I made a video exposing David Wolfe and his crew back in 2013. These supps have no FDA approval, just believe them, it works! You have a silver-deficiency and you must spend over $100 USD for 5 mls (teaspoon) to cure it.
FullyRawKristina fails to mention in her video: "What supplements I'm currently taking | Health Protocol | Vegan (not sponsored)" that coated silver nano particles behave like antibiotics in the body and particularly the gut. Yes, they can kill bad bacteria but also kill good bacteria which can destroy portions of our delicate protective microbiome family. How ironic, this is what the site and Kristina claims the product does, protects us. Rubbish. What a fully raw sell out. I made a video about the importance of a healthy gut microbiome here.
A damaged microbiota can lead to a host of health problems including inflammatory diseases. Even though these supplements are pushed as "protective" (Kristina claimed they will protect you in the video) these silver supplements can also cause cell death. They are toxic to your DNA. There is no long term study to confirm the efficacy or safety of these products. Kristina does not warn about any potential risks at all in her video. Nor does she mention the risk of these supplements interacting with peoples medication. It's clear Kristina is fearful of losing sales so is not fully transparent with her audience. Which brings me to the next point. Kristina claims she is not being sponsored for the video, however, fails to disclose that she is earning commission off every sale. This is breaking the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) guidelines. If one is earning money via affiliate links then they must disclose this verbally in the video, in the description of the video and on the website. She does none of this.
We must call these fake exploitive people out. Their recommendations are dangerous. No, Kristina, we do not need your $700 fully cooked supplements.
Soon I will be making a video revealing how FullyRawKristina is not "fully raw" at all but actually semi-cooked or maybe more appropriately, half-baked. Stay tuned and leave a comment below.
To learn how to do a low fat raw vegan lifestyle properly without spending $200 a day on nuts and supplements then grab my first ebook I made "Go Fruit Yourself". Follow my YouTube channel "The Frugivore" for more real talk that won't cost you a penny.
Go fruit yourself,
Freelee The Banana Girl
Alyse Parker just uploaded a video “I tried the Carnivore Diet for 30 days (ex-vegan)”. So, today we are going to talk about this dangerous and unlawful video posted by Alyse parker. For those of you who don’t know this plant-based poser's history, and association with veganism, then check out my two previous videos on Alyse. In them I expose her tendency to lie compulsively. Here is Part 1 and Part 2. Here is the video I am referring to in this blog post.
Okay, let's get into this carnviore video. The video is not only deficient in science (and fibre), but also actual content. It starts with this repetitive mainstream commercial beat that is designed to stick in your head, to help information retention. Within the first 5 seconds I could tell it was filmed by a professional camera crew. Alyse slaps down this huge slab of factory farmed animal flesh, and because she is a frugivore, not a carvnivore, she starts off by salting the meat intensely to disguise the taste of decomposing flesh. She then whacks it on the bbq as every natural carnivore does. We then see the beginning of her fraudulent behaviour as she starts to eat a different cut of meat from what was cooked on the BBQ. She puts one piece of flesh in her mouth, and that is it. This is the LAST time we see her cook or even begin to eat any meat. That’s because she didn’t do the challenge and I'll get to that later.
Firstly though, I want to point out the fact that Alyse is just a paid actress in a commercial brought to you by this unethical company: Butcherbox. A company whose CEO has made 30 million dollars in just two years furthering animal exploitation in the world. A company that has an abysmal reputation and alarming reviews on yelp which we will get to later. In one year they also paid out over 1 million dollars in commissions to affiliates like Alyse.
But what is of must relevance here is that the company and Alyse are breaking FTC influencer advertising laws and potentially consumer rights laws within this video. And if she doesn’t take it down then her and butcherbox risk being sued by not only the Federal Trading Commission but also individuals or groups who have taken on the challenge. That’s right. The FTC is going after US influencers in a big way. These laws are in place to protect consumers from people like Alyse and companies like Butcherbox who use deceptive misleading marketing techniques to promote dangerous products and services to the public for money. Butcherbox already pulled up for deceptive advertising and a dishonest subscription service (class action details) and now, it seems, they are at it again.
Recently the FTC released updated guidelines outlining rules around paid sponsorships and as we know Alyse doesn’t research anything therefore she is not complying with those rules. The FTC is very clear about what is required of influencers and the importance of not misleading or withholding information from viewers. It is not enough to state that you are being sponsored for the video by just slipping it into the description box, you need to state within the first 30 seconds that the video is sponsored by the company and ideally state that you are receiving money from the company. The goal here is that the viewer must be fully aware they are viewing an AD.
About half-way through the video Alyse finally begins to advertise the company but in a deceptive way. She doesn’t disclose being paid by them but rather says, “so I teamed up with butcherbox” as if disclosing the fact that she was paid for this video. No. “Teaming up” is not disclosing to your audience that you are being paid to make this video and promote this product to them and it is breaking the FTC rules. So, if she doesn’t remove the video then she is going to have big problems which brings us to the next point which ties in with the potential litigation issues she faces.
Alyse makes a number of unverified claims throughout the video like “It (the carnivore diet) has been shown to help relieve the symptoms of from many illnesses such as auto immunity, fatigue, obesity, inflammatory diseases, and more”. This is a bald-faced lie, and she cites no reputable sources to support the claim. She shows infographics without citing any scientific references. There's no scientific research to support that an all-meat diet would benefit your health in any way at all but there is a plethora of research confirming a high intake of meat increases one’s risk for a range of diseases and premature death. So, under the payment of ButcherBox. Alyse is promoting a challenge that is dangerous and can potentially kill a consumer.
For example, lets take consumer, Jane for instance. Jane has a pre-existing heart condition, she watches Alyse’s video and decides to take on this ‘carnivore’ challenge. Jane buys and eats the amount of meat necessary to sustain herself on this challenge (from butcherbox) say at least 2100 calories a day for a woman for 30 days which would make it around 60.000 calories or more from meat. Alyse said she consumed 80% from butcherbox during the time so say that would be around 50.000 calories from animal flesh from the company. Which is an extremely dangerous amount of saturated animal fat and protein for a start. Half-way through the challenge Jane has a heart attack and dies (which is highly possible) then Jane’s family can quite reasonably sue Alyse, and the company, for omitting important warnings about the dangers of an all meat diet and making false claims. These fallacious unverified statements may increase potential sales of the product. Not only the family, but the FTC, or the attorney general.
Alyse awkwardly compares this challenge to not washing her hair for a month or going off social media for 30 days. No Alyse it is not the same. You are quite literally endangering peoples lives and furthering animal exploitation and encouraging the rapid depletion of the planets resources with your recommendations. This is NOT the same as going poo-free.
Some risks Alyse omitted in her video for example, from the cancer council: Science has confirmed the consumption of 700 grams or more (raw weight) of red meat a week increases your risk of bowel cancer. That the risk of developing bowel cancer goes up 1.18 times for every 50 grams of processed meat eaten per day. Alyse is promoting bacon and other cured meat in the video, a class one carcinogen.
The World Health Organization has classified processed meats including ham, bacon, salami and frankfurts as a Group 1 carcinogen (known to cause cancer). Eating processed meat increases your risk of bowel and stomach cancer. Red meat, such as beef, lamb and pork, has been classified as a Group 2A carcinogen which means it probably causes cancer.
The legal issue here is that these unverified statements are not only false, and potentially damaging to the public, but they increase potential sales of the product in a deceptive way. This in turn increases profits for the company.
Here is a break down of Alyse’s unlawful behaviour:
- She didn’t disclose that she was being paid for the video within the actual video (first 30 seconds) which by law she has to.
- She didn’t tick the ‘paid promotion’ box on youtube.
- She acted in a deceptive way by claiming to be giving viewers a special ‘gift’ from her to entice them to buy the product when it was just a discount from the company which she actually receives as a kick back from every purchase of these torture box. Here is her affiliate marketing page.
- Butcherbox states in their affiliate marketing TOS, “Disclosures should be made in the same medium as the claim (e.g., video, text)”. Alyse did not disclose in the video that she was being paid. Only in the description.
- She omitted important information in the video warning the viewer or consumer of the potential dangers of undertaking a diet like this.
- She misled viewers by claiming false benefits of a health product/ service that is not backed by scientific evidence
- As for the Youtube TOS goes she is also promoting a phoney cure.
SO, Alyse films a ‘day 1’ where she supposably gives away all her high fibre foods. She even looks sad as she gives away fruit. She then says she is setting clear guidelines and proceeds to buy meats cured in plants. The beef and bison cured meats have dried cherries, cranberries, plants, plants, carbs. The wild smoked salmon from ducktrap is prepared with cane sugar, more plants, more carbs. So, yeh, she claimed the challenge she was doing had zero carbs but again she is lying.
Alyse then explains why she will be including some ‘comforts’ into this challenge. Hang on, this is meant to be a carnivore challenge she said at the start. There you have it. Before the challenge even starts Alyse fails and has plant stimulants (macha and coffee) and we know why right? Because no carbs = no energy = addicted to caffeine.
She then suddenly jumps from day 1 to day 10 where she starts talking to the camera with a heavy filter on. Day 10, Hang on, not one bit of footage from the whole ten days? We didn’t see this carnivore eat one piece of meat. Therefore, the first supposed 5 days she was also eating dairy, and if Alyse cared to research she would have discovered that dairy contains lactose which is a sugar, which is a carbohydrate. So she was eating carbs all along if she actually even did 5 days.
Alyse then leads into her introduction of butcherbox by pretending to care about animals and the environment by speaking about the horrors of factory farming. This ironically is coming from a girl supposedly eating animals for 30 days straight. ALYSE, please stop pretending to give a fuck about animals, your covers been blown, we know you don't.
So, this Butcherbox company is highly suspect. They claim to source ‘grass-fed grass-finished’ beef and make ambiguous claims like 'high quality, humanely raised, no antibiotics or hormones ever' but when you look on their website they provide no evidence of this. Their beef does not have any certification from anyone, not even certified organic, nothing. And what raises my suspicions even more about their grass-finished claims is that they declare the beef they source is from Australia. Where I live. For one, this is a way to avoid any scrutiny by the USDA about their grass fed claims. Although the USDA largely doesn’t even verify grass fed claims and instead lets farms “self-certify” their own beef. Which of course is ridiculous as it is unregulated. And the government no longer has an official definition of the term 'grass-fed,' or ‘grass finished’ which means it’s a free for all and anyone can call their cattle grass fed and grass finished and don’t have to provide any evidence of this at all.
And If it is true that the Butcherbox meat is from Australia then the air miles are another contradiction to their ‘sustainable’ local claims. Butchberbox continues to make vague claims on the site like “Besides being delicious, the health benefits of eating grass-fed, grass-finished meat are abundant.” And then of course they list no health benefits anywhere. Because there aren't any.
So im calling bullshit on the grass-finished claims. I believe it’s factory farmed just like over 99% of food animals in the USA... But, even if it was true, these poor exploited animals still end up in the house of slaughter at a fraction of their life span so uneducated puppets like Alyse can line their pockets with blood-money.
We then suddenly jump to day 23! This girl appears to have no conscience, she doesn’t give two shits about lying to her long term viewers if it means she makes the cash. She boasts about having abs due to starving herself through intermittent fasting. Not impressive Alyse. It's just water loss which you will gain back. I have abs and have done for over a decade. I’m averaging 2500 calories a day from a high carb vegan diet, no starvation, no coffee comforts, no animal exploitation.
Then, from day 23 we are swiftly on day 30. Look, this is a scam. She didn’t show one piece of meat the entire time and now the challenge is supposedly over. Alyse says she lost around 2lbs in the 30 days. Actually the scales say 1.5 lbs. I'm immediately drawn to her toe nails right now as her nail polish looks very similar to day 1, same colour, scuffed, just looks a little too similar to me.
Alyse then shows this strange before and after comparison where she looks exactly the same, but she stood further away in the after, what to appear smaller? This is one of the strangest before and afters I’ve seen. My bet is she didn’t want to display side by side because it will show that she looks exactly the same because this wasn’t filmed over 30 days it was filmed more like over 2 days and possibly 5 at the most. Think about it, do you think Alyse is going to look EXACTLY the same after 30 days eating ONLY steaks, bacon, eggs, salmon and cured meats? Of course not.
She then goes onto lie about the benefits and claims to having better focus without supposedly any carbs when the brain requires 25% of the body’s glucose for fuel. More fuel than the rest of the body. She then talks to this Mikhaila Peterson of The Lion Diet who pushes this rebranded version of the carnivore diet. She forgets to mention that Mikhaila's mum is apparently dying of kidney disease connected with this dreadful carnivore diet.
Alyse then says this at the end “as always I will keep you updated on my diet after this challenge is over”… hang on a second but the challenge is already over, isn’t it Alyse?? If we back up a few moments she said the challenge was already over. Busted Alyse.
So, it’s pretty obvious she just filmed this on the same day with the camera crew. She didn’t do this challenge; no footage of her cooking, eating or anything, virtually no weight change, looks exactly the same, suspicious nail polish, kitchen looks the same. Nope. BUSTED.
Watch my video here for the full run down.
If you want to make a complaint about deceptive advertising then I recommend doing it here: https://www.truthinadvertising.org/alert-us/
In today’s video Freelee talks briefly about qualifications she's received in the area of fitness and nutrition and why she ‘lied’ on National TV in 2016.
Freelee also talks more about response series she may be doing on her new channel. Freelee intends on continuing the ‘eveything wrong with ______ diet” series. Freelee also has many other ideas for videos but one in particular will be where Freelee critiques the recommendations of Dietitian’s and Dr’s. She will particularly focus on when they critique others like the Canadian Dietitian Abbey Sharp does because there is SO much bad advice it’s literally scary. Freelee will also consider addressing peoples assumptions and rumours about her. Because we all know there are many out there seeing Freelee is the one who popularised veganism on YouTube. Lettuce know in the comments if you want to see that.
Freelee started her new channel due to the updated YouTube algorithm or AI (artificial intelligence) actively suppressing videos on her main channel. According to the analytics on her main channel her videos are getting suggested nowhere except on her own videos which everyone knows is useless if you want to reach a new audience. Also subscribers don’t really matter anymore as YouTube now decides which subscribers sees what videos, regardless of whether viewers want to see your vids or not. If you have particularly controversial content like Freelee does then this is particularly a problem on YouTube these days. Freelee also has an auto unsubscribe ‘bug’ on her channel that sometimes unsubscribes users up to 8 times. Freelee is hoping this channel can free her from that. Her videos are no longer being suggested except on her own videos hence why Freelee is being dominated by the Dietitian, Abbey Sharp.
So as you can see Freelee called her new channel “The womens weight loss expert” Is it because freelee is ‘obsessed with weight loss’? No. Of course not. Freelee is all about health and well being, however, Freelee knows that most of the female demographic on YouTube wants to lose weight and are being sucked in by these duplicitous diet hucksters who are peddling unhealthy fad diets. This is close to Freelee’s heart. Freelee has also come from a past of ED and constant weight battles herself and like Freelee has said before; animal liberation and female liberation is basically her life’s work. It’s why freelee is here on YouTube, it’s why freelee is still doing what she is doing after over a decade on YouTube after so many have dropped off veganism.
Is Freelee an expert in the field of weight loss? Absolutely. The definition on an Expert is a person who is very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area. Freelee has received hundreds of weight loss and health testimonials over the years in addition to her own weight loss results. Results that she has maintained without caffeine, calorie restriction, diet pills or over exercising. So it’s safe to say YES this is one of her areas of expertise. Freelee is not going to hide the fact that she want to attract women wanting to lose weight to veganism. She wants to help get them off the diet merry go round forever and onto a healthy cruelty-free lifestyle. However, Freelee is not offering a quick fix or one that includes animal products so she is often hated for her approach. Freelee understand not everyone wants to eat Raw till 4 style and that’s why she is also supportive of a cooked high carb vegan approach.
So lets get onto her ‘lies’. Back in 2016 as a lot of you know Raw till 4 went viral amongst young females on YouTube and Freelee was getting some great coverage on National TV in Australia. In one appearance Freelee had a debate with a Dietitian. By the way yes Freelee will be responding to that meat and dairy pushing Dietitian, Abbey sharp who keeps getting suggested non stop just because she successfully rode the Raw till 4 and Freelee SEO wagon. Yes search engine optimisation, you can look it up. But that’s another vid.
So the interviewer David Campbell (who actually went vegan and lost a tonne of weight soon after) put Freelee on the spot so she had to stop and think for a moment. And you will notice in the interview Freelee looked a little unsure when she said “Australian Institute of Fitness” and the reason Freelee was unsure was because it was 11 years earlier. And rightfully so the Dean of the Institute came out and said Freelee had never studied at his institute and he was right Freelee hadn’t. She had meant to say “The Fitness Institute of Australia” not the “Australian Institute of Fitness”. Freelee thinks most people can grasp how easy it would be to mix up the two colleges seeing they both sound so similar. Since then people have been spreading around that freelee is a fraud that she never studied Nutrition or Fitness whatsoever. The reason Freelee didn’t refute this straight away is because she simply didn’t have a copy of her certification as it was in her mums closet who she wasn’t seeing regularly at the time. Luckily, after 11 years her mum still kept them.
But before this way back in 2000, yes 19 years ago when Freelee was 20 (when some of you were not even born yet) Freelee was already passionate about nutrition and actually wanted to become a dietitian. You have to understand Freelee has been at this for a long long time. She has been studying nutrition non-stop since she was in her late teens and that’s why she has the lean healthy results that she does. Freelee didn’t stop until she found the answer to a permanent lean healthy body.
So Freelee enrolled in College and was doing certificate 3 in Dietary Practices but pulled out because it was just unacceptable. Her teacher was not only obese but quite clueless. When a student asked questions the teacher often had to stop the flow of the class to look up the answer in a textbook. And then the answers… they disappointed Freelee even more! Post-op heart attack patients recommended a diet including processed meat. Maybe that’s changed in the past decade but Freelee highly doubts it. At this stage Freelee was already somewhat clued up about healthy eating form her own research and knew this was rubbish. This was just one example of why Freelee pulled out however at the time she did soldier on and completed the nutrition module. Freelee didn’t want to spend her time memorising misinformation. Next Freelee inquired at a Naturopathy school in the city of Sydney. Her mum came with her. It was even worse, all the staff, yes ALL were ranging from obese to morbidly obese, the actual director of the college being the morbidly obese one. Freelee’s mum can confirm this. Both Freelee and her mum concluded these people obviously did not understand nutrition. So eventually Freelee started her own personal training business and that’s where Freelee became accredited.
So there you go, the only discrepancy here was where Freelee said ‘advanced nutrition’ after her initial statement of ‘certification in nutrition’. Advanced certification was for aerobic conditioning and resistance training so that was a fair mistake. Remember it was 11 years earlier. When you are on national TV there is no time to think, the TV station also had one of her videos playing in her ear during the interview which was extremely distracting Freelee was in a dark room without any screen and only ear buds so she couldn’t even see who she was talking to. She is surprised she did as well as she did.
So that’s the truth of the situation, as you can see there was no intention to mislead, just honest mistakes on Freelee’s behalf which she has now clarified. So yes Freelee has studied nutrition and fitness extensively. This course in particular took her around a year to complete and although Freelee was working at the same time she found it intense. It was not a walk in the park and no Freelee doesn’t use the nutritional information she studied in her recommendations because it is JUST PLAIN WRONG and based on food lobbyist recommendations . If Freelee did then she would still be overweight and unhealthy like Freelee used to be.