...and so homeopathy is a cure-all

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Lurkie (January 21, 2014, 18:40:02 PM):
That is horrible, I think somebody should sue such a person for the pain and suffering they cause with there fake nonesense

We'll have to sue deeply irrational direct family members too who would not let us visit our dying family member! In this case, a family member was a believer, and the deathly ill person too. You can lead a horse to water etc. Ghastly.
The Vulcan (January 21, 2014, 19:45:23 PM):
I think our resident Dr Spock ( ;) ) will need to elaborate on that. I don’t know much about Mannatech, but from what little I have read, it seems that they play with the whole gamut of sCAMmers.

I was more concerned about outlining the difficulties of suing meddling CAM quacks, particularly homoeopaths.


In a word, no you don't have to be a qualified homoeopath at all, it really is just MLM, albeit in a more twisted sense, I'm unable to find the video that I got on how these "glyconutrients talk to the cells" garbage, but you might be a little bit interested in watching some of the junk on youtube, like here and here.

You "learn a lot" as you become familiar with the "products" and you can help them by offering testimonies, the guy made like at least 10 phone calls to people to tell their testimony over the phone and by the time you join the business you're of course already sold or at least "in it" and it's pretty much down the rabbit hole from there. ;D

I didn't have to do a lot of research or anything to know it's just a warped MLM, I'm afraid I only went to one such presentation, which was enough a lifetime, HA "glyconutrients" Ha! "talks to cells" - holy flipping shit, you kidding me? Saw the video on cells talking and the testimonies and I cannot be bothered to become much more knowledgeable on Mannatech, there's so much I don't know already, why waste time on quack? I did a little bit of digging prior to the presentation, but nothing that really needs to be said.

brianvds (January 21, 2014, 20:41:48 PM):
On a related note, on another message board that I am a member of, a lady that has been battling cancer has just announced she's stopping the medication. She "doesn't want any more poison in her body." She is now going to rely only on prayer.

In fairness, by what little I know of her case she is probably not going to make it anyway and further treatment may well just prolong her suffering.
The Vulcan (January 21, 2014, 20:53:20 PM):
I know of a cousin of mine who chose the same thing, although this was years ago and I just know about it, she chose to just take the pain meds and also gave in to prayer and writing poetry, it's a choice, at some point I guess you sort of know and it's well in your right to choose to spend the time you have as you please, I'm actually a lot in favour of assisted suicide and things like Living Wills{/url]
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BoogieMonster (January 21, 2014, 23:22:33 PM):
During my run-ins with cancer I decided that should I ever to a stage where pain and suffering are the only things left, I'd exercise un-assisted suicide before assisted suicide became necessary.

I could only stand next to a dying person in excruciating pain once before asking myself "Should we really let people suffer like this?". My answer is an emphatic "NO!".


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