Dr. Miranda

So, Miranda has been trying to diagnose people’s ailments on her Facebook and blog (how sweeeet of her and all for free) BUT has been getting it all wrong and putting people’s health at risk.

She recently diagnosed one of her KORA bloggers inacccurately as someone asked her about the white dots you can get on your nails, Miranda diagnosed calcium deficiency, this is infact rubbish. White spots on the nails can indicate either low zinc, a condition called Leukonychia or simply because you have knocked the nail.

She also warns people against chemicals in skincare yet fails to say she actually has just as bad chemicals in her’s.

But worse of all, she constantly recommends Noni Juice to people. While Noni Juice is [supposedly] good a fighting cancer etc, she fails to warn people that Noni can cause liver failure and people with a history of liver and kidney problems should avoid it. If you are planning on drinking this stuff, you should always consult your doctor NOT Miranda Kerr. Noni in moderation is probably safe for healthy people BUT Miranda should still warn people of the potential side effects and let people make up their own minds (along with doctors advice). Again, just because something is natural, doesn’t mean it is completely safe, someone could have a weak  liver, not know it and take her advice as she does not inform people correctly, this is why consulting your doctor is imperative. Miranda is supposed to be clued up on nutrition so she either doesn’t know this information herself or fails to notify people, either way, not good and could be potentially fatal to some.

ETA: Just found out thanks to Rik that pregnant women are advised against drinking Noni.

Should I take Noni When Pregnant or Breastfeeding? Until scientific or clinical studies can prove conclusively that Noni is safe to take during pregnancy, the answer to this question has to be a matter of common sense.

And a lady miscarried 3 times while drinking Noni through 3 of her pregnancies.

While drinking Noni sounds like a 50/50 chance, I’d rather not put my unborn child in any danger especially if Noni does effect your hormone levels.

~ by Kerrazy Lies on October 16, 2010.

15 Responses to “Dr. Miranda”

  1. Telediagnosis is always to take with a huge grain of salt and dubious. No real doc would ever do this. In many countries it’s forbidden and against law. For a good reason.
    Google or FB isn’t an alternate for a check up at your doc.
    And the last person I would ask is someone who tries to sell cosmetics. And that is what she sells. Cosmetics and not medicine.
    If she gives wrong advises she could be sued for it if a person get’s ill. Any lawyer in any country can tell her this. And this could become very very expensive if she got sued in the USA. Not to mention the image damage she will get.
    It could also fall under false advertisement when she claims things who are not true.

  2. She irks me when she does this, she is not qualified to give out health and wellness advice. She should also know that what works for one person may not work for another.

    I didn’t know Noni juice could be a health hazard, but then I hadn’t heard of it until Dr. Miranda mentioned it, thing is these idiots who ask for her advice (and lets be honest why ask a Model something that you could ask your doctor or maybe search on google for expert opinions?) I can see some are very impressionable young girls who for some insane reason look up to a panty model but it there is still no excuse for Miranda not to tell people that there is some issues with the Noni juice in some people. A lot of people think ahh healthy=good and safe, but that is seriously not the way it is at all, anything can become toxic to people for any number of reasons, I will say that maybe Miranda is not aware of these health issues that can stem from drinking Noni juice, and if that is the case she is putting herself and unborn baby at risk, if she does know the health issues, well she is ridiculous for taking the risk of drinking it while pregnant- she may be OK but her baby may not be.

  3. Actually I do know that someone told her that honey should not be given to babies as it can give them botulism ( I thought most mothers to be and people in general knew that but ho-hum) I don’t know if Miranda was telling people that she will be giving Baby Bloom it or not, but she did respond to it with “wow thanks for that”- thing is like I said a LOT of ppl know that about honey and babies, the fact she didn’t know shows to me she can’t know a lot or as much as she lets on!

  4. She’s constantly recommending Noni, Tahitian Noni to be exact to anyone who asks. She directs them to the tni.com site where people are buying the juice because she’s recommending it to them. What irks me is not only the price, but that she’s constantly telling everyone “oh go here this is where I get mine from”. I’m sure plenty of other companies have Noni juice, and not everyone has her (or Orlando’s) type of money to just go spending it on a 750ml ($30USD) bottle/box. I’ve been wondering if she gets some type of commission for constantly pushing that site.

  5. Another thing I’ve noticed when I did a wiki search on noni juice: “Consumers of noni juice are advised to carefully check labels for warnings which may say, “Not safe for pregnant women” or “Keep out of reach of children.” ” [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noni_juice]

    • Great find!!! And didnt she say she was still drinking it too? Oh dear Miranda! There goes another “weirdness about the pregnancy” lol

    • Oops! Sounds like she could be harming her liver and her unborn child. Just read somewhere that a lady had a miscarriage at 36 weeks and she thinks it’s due to the Noni. Lots of site’s don’t support drinking this stuff while pregnant, I’d rather not take the risk. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. Here is more for NOT:

    Effects on Pregnancy

    The American Cancer Society notes that no studies have investigated noni juice’s effects during pregnancy. It is not clear if noni contains compounds that can trigger contractions in the uterus, miscarriage or preterm birth. In theory, compounds in noni may contribute to certain birth defects. Because it is metabolized by the liver, large doses of noni could also cross the placenta and harm the developing liver of an unborn baby. As a precaution, it is best to avoid noni juice during all stages of pregnancy.

    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/273701-noni-juice-pregnancy/#ixzz12Ze2aP2E

  7. I’ve never been pregnant, nor do I plan on being any time in the near future, but I know if I was then I would do everything I could to make sure I didn’t cause any harm to my baby. I would be researching like made what I can and can’t eat/drink while pregnant, as I’m sure a lot of pregnant women do.

  8. Hmmm, wonder if that’s causing the bump to change sizes and constantly moving up and down, mayhap the little one(in her belly) is moving around to avoid being doused with the noooneee juss?

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