Mike Adams, self appointed “health ranger”, the man behind Natural News is known for many things – the promotion of “natural products” for health, anti-vaccination rapping and the ghoulish and opportunistic manner in which he uses celebrities contracting cancer and other diseases to hock his alternative medicine wares.
Adams latest anti-medicine rant is inspired by the death from pancreatic cancer of Steve Jobs which the health ranger frames in terms of his wider paranoia, ignorance and hate of what he deems “conventional” medicine.
It is extremely saddening to see the cost in human lives that modern society pays for its false belief in conventional medicine and the cancer industry in particular
Adams regularly spreads misinformation and ignorance about chemotherapy and radiotherapy claiming that they are toxic. He bemoans the loss of a visionary and a life “stolen” by the “cancer industry” and reminds us that he said the very same thing about a string of celebrities shortly after their deaths.
What makes Adams claims all the more ironic is the possibility that Jobs could have been with us longer had he not turned initially to alternative therapies instead of conventional medicine. Had Jobs not relied on a naturopathic diet to “treat” his cancer it is likely he would have survived longer than he did.
Adams suggests that a:
“Simple combination of vitamin Dandselenium, if taken in combination, could probably prevent more than80% of all cancers in America”
Both products which are available in the Natural News store which leads me to throw one of Mikes favourite accusations back at him and declare him a shill. Not only is Adams a shill but he is a shill off the worst kind – one who not only claims that his unproven treatments work wonders but who also attacks medicine and claims it is the enemy. One who actively attempts to put people off seeking conventional evidence based treatments.
So as much as Adams wants to frame this as a death caused by the cancer industry it may in fact be a life lost because of people like him who peddle un-evidenced cures and treatments.
I hope Mike can sleep well at night.
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