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I have been asked the question who is "Brandon Bays", and surprise has been expressed that Caron Keating rejected conventional therapy, after someone on here recommended Mrs Bays book on the What Now boards.
Yes, Caron Keating was under the spell of a number of quacks, one of whom was Mrs Bays. Caron apparently beleived the slash/poison/burn extremist school of alternative medicince propaganda, which claims that conventional treatments such as surgery, chemo and radiotherapy are harmful, and cause cancer patients to die.
That this flies in the face of all medical evidence is explained away by paranoid conspiracy theories involving science and medicine being controlled by big business.
And what was the result of this? With more or less unlimited money to spend on alternative treatments, Ms. Keating managed to turn her small grade one breast cancer into multiple grade 3 metastases. Refusing a second mastectomy and chemo, she managed to die of a small, low risk cancer.
Alternative medicine propagandists are very fond of single cases, which they often claim contradict medical evidence from hundreds or thousands of cases. What do they make of this single case? Well, one of our resident altie apologists claimed that if only she had rejected slash/poison/ burn earlier she might still be alive. Source
The person making the claim does not have the courage of their convictions, however, and takes every conventional option available. Very sensible, if a little dishonest.
But Ms. Keating was happy to let a naturopathic quack claim that he had diagnosed her cancer. Source
. She was being "treated" by quacks from the very start. Naturopathy is the distillation of quackery. Source
Mrs Bays was just another parasite on poor confused Caron. Her mother knew that she was being exploited by charlatans, but could not stop it. Source
The Rose Shapiro book ("Suckers") I recommended has this to say about Mrs Bays:
"Brandon Bays says she is inspired by the work of Deepak Chopra, and there are certainly echoes of his pricing structures and recruitment techniques in her project. 'Journey Intensive' two-day seminars are held all over the world, for which she charges each of the reportedly five hundred or more attendees per event £245. After one of these 'you become a 'Journey Grad' which opens you to a wide range of benefits and support and qualifies you to attend the advanced Journey programs' such as the two-day Manifest Abundance Retreat, which costs £670."
Mrs Bays has claimed she cured herself of a tumour the size of a basketball in 6.5 weeks. Of course she offers not a scrap of evidence to back this ludicrous claim, which seemingly does not stop people from uncritically repeating it. We do however have at least one test case for her techniques: Ms Keating. Who died of a low grade 12mm tumour. Hmm.
Labels: Alternative, Brandon Bays, Caron Keating, Medicine, quack