NCAHF Mission Statement

The National Council Against Health Fraud was a nonprofit, tax-exempt voluntary health agency focused upon health fraud, misinformation, and quackery as public health problems. This site, which belongs to long-time NCAHF board member Stephen Barrett, M.D., archives many NCAHF documents that can help people evaluate health claims.

Basic Principles

NCAHF's founding principles were derived from consumer protection law and the scientific process. Included were the beliefs that:

Activities and Purposes

NCAHF's activities and purposes included:


No one collects electronic or personal data from visitors to this site. All e-mail messages are kept confidential, with one exception: Comments about the web site may be posted without revealing the identity of the sender.

This page was revised on November 30, 2009.