Ezine Articles

I was following up on comments left at Kimkins Controversy relating to the Google Adwords fight. Laura commented on articles she had found on Ezine, all giving positive reviews. I wanted to dig a little deeper into this, so off to Ezine I went. When I did a search for Kimkins, up popped 14 separate articles. Two of these articles were written by Kimmer herself. Now the magic number is really NOT 14 as you will soon see. Not all of the articles pertain directly to Kimkins. Yet each has a link to the site or Kimkins Review at the bottom of the article.

These are the four authors besides Kimmer. All, with the exception of April Wend, appear to be pay for posters in my opinion. You decide for yourself. Each claims to be an expert author.

Nicola Williams’s Articles:

At the end of each article you will find this: Nicola Williams is a health and fitness enthusiast and freelance writer. She is an avid support of the Kimkins Diet as it helped her lose over 120 pounds last year. With summer fast approaching maybe Kimkins could be the diet you’ve been looking for. If you would like to lose weight fast with a safe, effective diet visit the Kimkins Review at http://www.kimkins-diet-review.com to find out how you can achieve the body of your dreams.

Andrew Kryzak’s Articles:

This is what you will find at the end of each article: Tired of ineffective diets that waste your time and money? Find out about a diet guaranteed to deliver staggering results in record time. Weight loss doesn’t have to be hard. Discover the secrets that will let you experience results like never before. Click on Kimkins to learn more. Receive the hottest tips on how to lose weight and keep it off here: KimkinsDiet-Review.com.

This is pure speculation on my part, but I wonder if this “guy” could just be another alias of Kimmer. My first hint was the fact that both “he” and Kimmer did articles about self-sabotage. Then he referred to the Kimkins Review as “his” website in a couple of articles. Here’s the quotes (emphasis is mine):

I recently found a diet that has produced very good results for myself and others. It is called the Kimkins diet. I feel as though this diet is well structured and very effective. You can read a review of this diet on my website.

I suggest you visit my site where I have reviewed a top ranked weight loss plan/support group. You will find the information presented there very helpful to your weight loss goals.

Wouter Van Dyck’s Articles:

These articles end differently but it is still links to Kimkins Review or Kimkins:

  1. Wouter Van Dyck wrote many articles about different weight loss plans. He has experienced dozens of programs himself over the years but finally found a solution. You can read more about him losing weight and more reviews of kimkins plan on the kimkins review website: http://www.kimkinsreview.com.
  2. Wouter Van Dyck wrote many articles about different weight loss plans. He has experienced dozens of programs himself over the years but finally found a solution. You can read more about losing weight and more about low carb diet on the kimkins review website:http://www.kimkinsreview.com.
  3. Wouter Van Dyck wrote many articles about different weight loss plans. He has experienced dozens of programs himself over the years but finally found a solution. You can read more about him losing weight and more reviews of kimkins plan on the kimkins review website: http://www.kimkinsreview.com.
  4. Wouter Van Dyck wrote many articles about different weight loss plans. He has experienced dozens of programs himself over the years but finally found a solution. You can find this articles about low carb diet plan on the kimkins review website: Kimkins.

These articles of his are really stupid. They refer to Kimkins as “ketogenic”. Well ketogenic is 80% fat—not really Kimkins wouldn’t you say.

The last author is April Wend. According to one of the articles she is actually a member of Kimkins. April Wend’s Articles:

Now at the end of the article you will find this: I would like to invite you to view my weight loss progress pics and read my personal blog which includes my daily menu and thoughts for the day as well as more information on Kimmers plan. If you would like to do this, please feel free to visit: http://www.spankysvoice.com.

What’s this—she has a website of her own—let’s go take a peak shall we??

New Update: As of Sept 23rd my weight is back up to 242 pounds!! I have been off plan for quite some time now and really need to restart.

Hello! My name is April. I’m 34 years old and had ENOUGH of being FAT! I’ve set a goal for myself to shed 160 pounds! To date, I have lost 100 pounds but because I was not faithful with sticking to plan these past few months .. I have gained quite a bit back. I totally regret doing that but at the same time, I know life happens! I had other things in my life going on with my kids starting school and working on my home, my focus has been completely off! Anyhow.. Instead of giving up completely.. I decided to give this another go before I end up back to where I started to begin with. So, here I go.. yet again.

Today (September 23rd).. I’m currently at 242 pounds so my progress pics posted here DO NOT reflect my current weight! I am back to the 240’s area from 210!! Sad I know.. but what can I do about it now.. but just start again. So, with that said.. I’d like to give this another go!

I started on my weight loss journey back in June of 2006. This web-site is where I have been trying to document my experience as a way of keeping myself motivated and focused on my goals and eating plan. I was doing well however these last few months… not so hot!

The diet plan I previously did was Kimkins – though I admitted I was NOT always faithful with it at times. It did work for me and I enjoyed it very much but with all the controversy going around lately about Kimkins being healthy, I decided it be best to walk away from it and restart my old low carb eating plan for now which was more M&E’s w/ some veggies added in. (Although I may give the Biggest Loser eating plan a try!????) I hope things do get worked out with Kimkins, I truly loved the whole way of eating & enjoyed Kimkins.com completely.. but I guess ya just never know so better to be safe than sorry.

Anyhow.. The purpose of this site, as it’s always been is to hopefully help me keep my focus on my goals better than I have been. If you’re visiting, I hope in some way you’ll be encouraged to keep going in your own weight loss journey. One day and one pound at a time.. we can do it!

So she has gained a good bit of her weight back after going off the Kimkins plan. I’m sorry this has happened to her. I don’t wish for anyone to fail when they are trying to lose weight and improve their health. BUT Kimkins is not the answer.

Another thing I found very interesting on her site, the Ezine article she did, The Honest Truth About Kimkins Low Carb Weight Loss Plan, is TOTALLY revamped, Thinking of Kimkins? Know what you’re getting into before you join!. You will find it further down on the page. It looks like most of the changes have been made to cover her rear end in this controversy. Read it for yourself and see. She doesn’t have a way to email her but there is a guestbook you can sign. It too is is a walking testament to the so called glories of Kimkins. We need to fill it with the truth about Kimkins.

Now we all need to go to Ezine and report these articles. You can do it on each individual article. The link is right there on the article. You can also report each author as a whole. That is on the author’s bio page. Until these articles come down, we all need to leave comments on them. None of the articles have comments at this time. I wanted to get this post written then start responding to them.

Another thing I’m interested in doing is checking into the expert author guidelines. I’ve found some links here to check out. Some more of you read them over also. Maybe those can be used to get the articles pulled.

Editorial Guidelines For Submitting Quality Articles To EzineArticles.com
EzineArticles.com Terms of Service For Authors

The more eyes looking into this the better. Maybe one of y’all can wade through the fine print to find a route we can use.

Report An Author On EzineArticles.com

Please report this author if you suspect they are involved in any fraudulent practices or you think he/she has violated our Editorial Guidelines or Author’s Terms of Service.

Here is the first thing that needs to be done. Get Kimmer down from being an expert author.

UPDATE:

I have reported every article and left comments on each. We will see if the comments even get published.

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  2. Thank you for posting this information about the “Ezine Articles”. The sooner we get this information off the Internet, the safer it will be for people looking for a healthy way to lose weight.

    Perhaps you can encourage your readers to also email the editors of Woman’s World Magazine and People Magazine in hopes that they will no longer support the Kimkins Diet Scam. The email address for the Woman’s World editor is DearWW@aol.com; the email address for the People Magazine Editor is Editor@people.com.

    Even if they aren’t “actively supporting” Kimkins, simply by allowing their magazine covers to continue to appear on the Kimkins.com they are still showing support for the scam. If they don’t wish to support the scam any longer, perhaps they would be willing to consider posting a retraction of the previous articles in their magazines?

    Remember folks, it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Let your opinions be heard. Please write these editors and let them know that we’d like for them to remove their support from Kimkins.

    Thank you!

    Laura

  3. I left a comment for Nicole Williams “Fast Easy Weight Loss” article. We’ll see if it gets published.

  4. Hey BG found your link on kimkins controversy, is this blog yours?

    I will try to go through them today.

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  6. Has anyone been able to get any comments posted on the Kimkins Ezine Articles?

    I posted comments on all of them and none have appeared so far. I’m beginning to doubt they will appear.

    I have also reported the articles.

    Hopefully your readers will also make comments and report the articles as well.

  7. I posted my opinion about the Ezine Articles on

    http://blog.ezinearticles.com/2007/10/battles-we-did-not-ask-for.html

    Hopefully, if enough of us express our opinions there it will help them decide to remove the articles promoting the Kimkins Diet Scam.

    Please take a moment of your time to go over there and let them know how you feel about their support (even if they don’t consider it to be support) of the Scam.

    Thank you!

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  12. I was useful very much.
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  13. April Wend seems to be posting her Kimkins articles all over, not just on Ezine. They keep popping up.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=April+Wend%2C+Kimkins&btnG=Google+Search

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