Television ads are continually airing for things like Relief Factor, Lively Hearing Aids, Balance of Nature, and My Pillow. If those in the commercials actually experienced life changes as a result of the products, why are viewers not told? Instead, they read from a teleprompter what companies write in a script.

One woman claims that since using a Balance of Nature product she can lift and push a wheelbarrow loaded with debris and feels like a prairie chicken.

Do they really think we are idiots?

The woman in the My Pillow ad said that the minute her head hits the pillow she goes to sleep. Should we believe that before this pillow she couldn’t sleep at all?

The thing these companies want us to remember most from their advertisements is that people’s lives change forever as a result of what’s being marketed.

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We are sometimes told that if a product, for any reason, does not work for us, we can return it and receive our payment back. But most consumers merely say, “Forget it; we just won’t order any more.” You add up all those “forget its,” and it’s hundreds of thousands for these companies.

If I was someone who really liked a product and was called upon to do a commercial, I would want to tell the public in my own words rather than reading what I was told to say. What these companies are looking for in those doing their ads are people who feel it would be great to be seen on national TV, even if it might mean telling a fib about how a product worked for them.

If we were to believe them all we could be seeing better, hearing better, and walking and peeing like never before.

Jimmy Luhm

Yuma, Arizona

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