Just to clarify a bit on the Arbonne/multi-level-marketing portion of my latest post (as I watch the Instagram story responses roll in):
1. You’ll notice in the piece that I don’t take up the issue of whether or not these things are technically pyramid schemes from a legal/business model sense (though of course methinks they doth protest too much). That’s irrelevant.
2. Ditto for whether or not “cleanses and detoxing” are effective or not. While as a general rule I find it best not to get health advice from a company’s marketing presentations and materials (or “experts” cited within), if it works for you and your doctor, great!
3. As mentioned in the piece, what’s troubling to me is the fusion of religion and commerce, which is just one of many disturbing mergers (religion and politics, religion and guns, religion and law enforcement idolatry, etc.).
You may disagree with me entirely (and Lord knows I’ll hear about in the ol’ Facebook comments section), but at least be accurately angry with me! 🥊❤️🥊