UPDATE, 13th of January 2018:
Cdnuts is a fraud. To be more specific he is a health scammer. A health scammer has a typical modus operandi: He looks for a (rare) disease whose mechanisms are not known yet. A health scammer will then falsely claim that he suffered and recovered from this disease and that he knows how to cure it. He will built an expensive protocol around that claim that is meant to fraudulently enrich himself. The health scammer will engage in high pressure selling tactics and forbid any questioning of his story or protocol. If he is not careful his different online personas will reveal that he is not only a fraud but also lying about every detail of his made up story.
That cdnuts is such a health scammer reaches the category beyond reasonable doubt. Here is why:
Cdnuts claims that he can cure every (!!!) PFS victim, despite the foundation and scientists stating that there is no (known) cure. Anecdotal evidence also strongly suggests that there is no (known) cure: Of all registered members on propeciahelp.com only 0.7% have posted a recovery story in the recovery section. If a person claims that he can cure everyone it is a telltale sign that he is a health scammer.
Cdnuts wants you to buy 21 (!!!) different herbs for no possible reason other than to enrich himself. No genuine homebrewer would suggest buying 21 herbs and even the company that sells the herbs has confirmed via email that they believe the amount is totally unnecessary. A protocol with an absurd number of supplements, that no reasonable person would suggest even if he believed in supplementation, is another telltale sign that we are dealing with a health scammer.
Cdnuts earns money by you clicking on lucrative affiliate marketing links on his website that redirect you to http://www.lostempireherbs.com. Lostempireherbs.com has confirmed via email that cdnuts is their affiliate earning a hefty 30% lifetime commission.
His website, http://www.totalmaleoptimization.com, sounds like the typical online health scam. He has set up his website to ensure that you click on an affiliate marketing link for each herb separately to guarantee maximum income.
Cdnuts did not disclose that he is the affiliate of lostempireherbs.com. Not disclosing this fact is another telltale sign that we are dealing with a health scammer.
The upfront costs of his herb protocol exceeds 1000 dollars.
Cdnuts has posted links to scammy sounding websites looking to sell you stuff since registering on propeciahelp.com back in 2008! This strongly suggest that he never had PFS and instead was looking to profit off of this community. Ask yourself the following question: What legitimate sufferer would post links to online health scams like (supposedly) testosterone raising penis rings?
Cdnuts lied, when he claimed on propeciahelp.com that he was recovering from PFS naturally back in 2008/2009 as he was active on a fitness forum during the same time period, where he wrote that he was on a “lifetime” Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Less sophisticated health scammers will fail to hide their differing online personas.
Cdnuts claimed on the same fitness forum that he was hypogondal in his early twenties and thus suffering from symptoms like low libido, depression and fatique. He has stated on propeciahelp.com that he consumed finasteride from age 25 to age 29, i.e. his late twenties. If we are to believe cdnuts statements, he was hypogondal long before he ever consumed even one propecia pill! Taking these statements at face value, how can cdnuts possibly know that he suffered from PFS after discontinuing the drug at 29? After all it could be his hypogondal state rearing its ugly head again.
I believe howeber, that it is irrational to take cdnuts statements on these forums at face value: Much more likely is that he invents stories and protocols to push his supplements to different target groups. It is highly likely that he was neither hypogondal in his early twenties nor suffering from PFS after discontinuing the drug when he was 29. A health scammer often has multiple fake stories to increase the number of supplements he can sell.
Cdnuts is engaging in high pressure selling tactics on his swolesource.com PFS subsection: He claims that all people asking him sceptical questions are negative and can thus never recover. Any questioning of his statements is forbidden, if you do it “you are your own worst enemy” (quoting cdnuts directly here). This is typical for health scammers and is a tactic to prevent the fraud to be uncovered. Also the health scammer doesnt want to waste energy on convincing sceptics to buy his supplements. Instead he wants to sell to the gullible and make sure that sceptics dont get in the way. Thus ensuring that sceptics leave the community by attacking them and or banning them is essential.
Cdnuts never acknowledges the foundation. This would cut against his guru status. This is again typical for health scammers.
Cdnuts is a professional salesman that also sells insurance.
Cdnuts never answered my legitimate questions I asked on his forum: http://www.swolesource.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3506&p=57883&viewfull=1#post57883
For 1. claiming that he can cure everyone:
This post is a sticky thread over at swolesource.com
At the end of that sticky thread he links to his generic website:
Underlined part of the quote links to http://www.totalmaleoptimization.com.
This post is also a sticky thread over at swolesource.com:
A typical post of him claiming he hacked PFS:
For claiming that you need to buy 21 herbs (+ one example of high pressure selling tactics):
As you saw above at the end of the sticky thread where he claims everyone can recover via his protocol he requests that people start their recovery journey at his totalmaleoptimization.com website. Here is what he states on this website (under the tab "Testerone Boosting supplement rotation):
Notice how this sounds like the typical health scam or the infomercial of a fraudster. The language, the nonsense but financially lucrative bro science everything fits.
He also likes to push the 21 herbs line directly on his PFS swolesource.com forum, when talking with PFS victims:
Interaction with PFS victim 1:
Interaction with PFS victim 2:
Interaction with PFS victim 3:
Context: Bizzbee isnt reacting well to a few of the 21 herbs. Thus cdnuts demands that he buy all of the herbs that he isnt reacting badly to which are 17.
Notice the high pressure selling tactics in the above quote: “You guys are your own worst enemies”, “You do what you do and get what you get”, “You are limiting yourself for no reason”. These high pressure selling tactics are employed by cdnuts in most interactions with his victims. This again shows you that he is a scammer.
There are of course more examples of him pushing the 21 herbs but this should suffice.
For him pushing health scam websites on propeciahelp.com since 2008/2009, when he registered on that forum:
Posted back in May 2009 (!) :
Posted back in Oct. 2009 (!):
Posted back in July 2010 (!) :
And this takes the cake: CDNUTS WANTS YOU TO PAINT YOUR TESTICLES (Posted in 2013):
The website he linked to is: https://www.boost-your-low-testosterone.com/. He linked to many other scammy websites as well of course. Boost your low testosterone.com is a health scam website, selling penis rings, testicle painting equipment, herbs and other stuff! That he would link to such a high pressure scammy salesmen website is prove that he was a fraud right from the start and never suffered from PFS!
For cdnuts claiming on a fitness forum that he was hypogondal since his early twenties, claiming on propeciahelp.com that he started with propecia at 25 and that he is recovering from PFS naturally.
Cdnuts was hypogondal in his early twenties and insisted on HRT (t-nation post from 2010!):
Cdnuts claims to have taken propecia from 25-29:
Claims on propeciahelp.com to be recovering naturally despite stating on t-nation that he is on lifelong HRT and wants to push his Testosterone up to 700:
What does this tell us? As stated above, if we take cdnuts statements at face value, it is impossible for him to know that he was actually suffering from PFS after discontinuing propecia at age 29, since he was hypogondal naturally in his early 20s. Since those two diseases have very similar symptoms and since he was hypogondal long before he ever took propecia, his supposed PFS could just have been his hypogondal nature rearing its ugly head again. Again: It is impossible for cdnuts to know that he suffered from PFS because he was naturally hypogondal before ever taking propecia and also because he recovered very quickly. All of this is when we take his statements at face value.
As I said above it is irrational to to take cdnuts statements at face value. It is much more likely that he makes up stories to go along with the supplements he is trying to sell to different target groups. Thus on one forum he is hypogondal and on the next he is suffering from PFS. He never had PFS!!
For Cdnuts being a professional salesmen, also selling insurance products.
He started with this back in 2007 and still sells insurance to this date:
Continue reading here: Is cdnuts a fraud?
WARNING: There is a good possiblity that cdnuts has turned into a fraudster.
Money grubber Cdnuts recommends cycling at least 7 and up to 20+ herbs to cure PFS. What fraudulent nonsense.
What bro science nonsense. The real reason: He wants you to buy loads of stuff up front before realizing that it doesnt work. If only one herb was needed, you wouldnt make a large up front purchase.
There we have it.
Right. When funds become available, pls transfer them to his or his associates bank account.
Hahahaha. This sounds like a scammy infomercial doesnt it? What a fraud! The longer you wait between using the same herbs (i.e. the more herbs are in rotation) the better the response? What convenient bro science for his bank account. So basically if you buy 50 different herbs up front, you will have a better effect than the guy buying only 20. You will thus get cured faster when you buy 50 herbs instead of only 20. Of course the guy buying 100 different herbs will be cured of PFS even faster.
And btw: He actually has over 20 that he rotates. So if the guru does it shouldnt you? And dont even think about purchasing less than 7 up front. We want to grab as much money from you as possible, before you notice that it isnt working.
What a nice shopping list you have there cdnuts. Funny, initially you only talked about one or two herbs. But I guess this new theory is just lovely for the bank account isnt it?
Then he links to his or his associates (??) website:
Links to following website: lostempireherbs.com
Remember only buy from that website! They are the best! For his bank account. Wouldnt want to buy the stuff at a place where cdnuts isnt involved and doesnt get his fair cut of the profits.
How stupid are these guys to not see the obvious?