By Jim Proser
The months of July, August and September seemed to be deadly ones if you were a prominent holistic or naturopathic doctor.
At least that is the implication of several independent health writers circulating these stories on the internet currently. So we did a little digging to find out more. This is the first report in our series about healthy living at home.
While these reports are disturbingly coincidental, we have reporting from writer Kim LaCapria for snopes.com that states, “Some sources have attempted to link all the deceased doctors together through the common thread of their advocacy of Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor, or GcMAF, a protein that a handful of doctors have claimed can cure anything from cancer to autism by boosting the human immune system. However, only Dr. Bradstreet has been connected to its use.”
Independent writer Erin Elizabeth vigorously refutes the reporting by Snopes, saying, “I also want to share a message with all of you: despite what Snopes has written about my articles – I’ve always maintained I don’t know if these are connected. We already have doctors reaching out to us today who are nervous because of the recent spate of deaths of holistic doctors – many of whom we knew. (Snopes actually attempted to debunk an article that was correct and quietly had to change their false info on their site)”.
US News and World Report reported that 29 holistic doctors, some suffering “life threatening conditions” were poisoned with banned amphetamines at a health conference in Germany. A criminal investigation is underway there.
In the United States, 11 holistic doctors were killed or are missing from Florida to California. Independent health reporters Erin Elizabeth and Lori Alton have been reporting on these stories that have been sparsely covered by traditional media.
29 “holistic doctors/ naturopaths ” …(were) found lying in the garden” and some staggering doubled over in pain, some in a “life threatening” state of poisoning from “psychedelic drug 2C-E or Aquarust “. They were all in attendance at an “alt med” Homeopathic Health Conference.
Those who could speak allegedly said they didn’t knowingly take anything that would cause this. Some were hallucinating and some too sick to be questioned and were hospitalized. 15 ambulances along with a helicopter were sent in to help.Torsten Passie, a member of the German government’s expert commission for narcotics, told NDR: “It must have been a multiple overdose. That does not support the view that the people concerned took the hallucinogen knowingly.
“One has to assume that people were not told about the substance, its effects and risks before taking it.”
Erin Elizabeth reported the psychedelic drug 2C-E or Aquarust was banned in Germany last year. It has an euphoric effect and, like Ecstasy and Speed, belongs to the group of synthetically-produced amphetamines.
Some patients were administered sedatives en route to hospital, said the emergency response physician who headed the rescue operation, Dr. Kai
REPORTS OF MURDERED AND MISSING DOCTORS
Erin Elizabeth reported on July 21 that yet another doctor, Dr. Baron Holt, 33, was found murdered inside his home on the East Coast of Florida.
This made six doctors found dead in the last month.
The Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer reported that, “Holt’s practice, Revolution Chiropractic, had just celebrated its fifth anniversary this year.
Highly fit at 33, he was deeply connected to his Christian faith, and his career as a Triangle practitioner was booming.
Holt took a holistic approach to treatment; he and his staff taught classes on nutrition, exercise, and even aromatherapy.”
“In 2012, he traveled to London to work with the U.S. Olympic team, and could count Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes among the 500 patients his practice saw each week,” said Brigitte Spurgeon, friend and Revolution Chiropractic clinical director.
Erin Elizabeth also reported on the timeline of doctor deaths and disappearances recently:
1) June 19th, 2015 – Dr Bradstreet, formerly of Florida, now practicing in Georgia was found with a gunshot wound to his chest in a river.
This same day in Mexico, on June 19th, 2015, three doctors were traveling to the State Capital in Mexico, to deliver some papers. They were reported missing that day. This is the only case outside of the US. Authorities said they found the bodies, but the family says those bodies look nothing like their family members; and they are demanding more proof and more testing.
Snopes reporter Kim LaCapria seems to contest this account, “As for the missing Mexican doctors, a 9 July 2015 article in the Daily Beast profiled their case and gave no indication that the individuals affected were in any way affiliated with alternative medicine or were on the radar of the FDA. In fact, there are no clear parallels between the deceased “holistic health doctors” included in the conspiracy theory and the missing Mexican doctors that we could find.”
2) June 21st, 2015 – Father’s Day: Dr. Baron Holt, described above, and Dr. Steven Hedendal of Florida were both found dead on the East Coast, both were described as very fit.
3) June 29th, 2015 – Holistic doctor Theresa Sievers MD was found murdered in her home. Her co-worker says she was known as the “Mother Teresa of South Florida.” Authorities now say that she was targeted. Her murder was not random, nor was it a home invasion.
UPDATE: Two suspects have been arrested in this murder.
On this very same day, June 29th, Jeffrey Whiteside MD a pulmonologist went missing, vanishing when he simply “walked away”. Dr. Whiteside, known for his successful treatment of lung cancer, disappeared in Door County, Wisconsin, while vacationing with family. They say he was on foot, and had no vehicle; and numerous reports call it “mysterious,” saying he vanished without a trace.
4) July 3rd, 2015 – Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick MD goes missing. He was traveling from North Dakota, to neighboring Montana. His truck and trailer were found on the side of the road. The search has expanded, but authorities say he too vanished without a trace.
5) July 10th, 2015 – Lisa Riley DO (Doctor of Osteopathic medicine) is found in her home with a gunshot wound to her head. Her husband, a person of interest, had no gunshot residue on his hands.
Snopes cites demographic research suggesting that the number of doctors dying is well within the normal range, “Each month approximately 700 doctors would die (based upon the number of American doctors and the number of overall deaths), thirteen of whom could be expected to live in Florida before accounting for rate fluctuations based on whether a state (like Florida) is exceptionally populous. As such, six to eight deaths is well within the realm of expected doctor deaths.”
We expect that Erin Elizabeth disagrees with this dismissal of the deaths of several of her colleagues as a normal occurrence.
We will continue to monitor our sources and report any developments as they occur.
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