Starve, kill, heal cancer with this juice!!!!

Lenny Teytelman Nov 23, 2015

Ah, the homeopathic charlatans on social media. A reliable source of amusement, such as this quack advocating kale-flaxseed-ginkgo-tea enemas, to cure most maladies.

Except, selling products that claim to prevent or fight cancer - not so funny. People get cancer. Cancer is devastating. And people are naturally eager to try anything to beat it. That's why cancer patients are good targets of scams. The con artist above led me to discover this wonderful endorsement of raw juices from clubDetox, by celebrity Vicki Gunvalson who wrote that the juices can starve cancer cells.

Here is a crucial part of Brooks' cancer therapy - focused on boosting his immune system and starving cancer away. He...

Posted by Vicki Gunvalson on Monday, July 20, 2015

I asked Ms. Gunvalson about this and heard back directly from clubDetox:

I have no idea what that means. But looking at the clubDetox site, it's full of unsubstantiated nonsense such as Juicing to Prevent Disease:

No big surprise - just another pseudoscience-peddling parasite, enriching itself on the back of the sick and dying. However, what did strike me about clubDetox is the rich page of testimonials. A particularly good example is from Dr. Earl Warren Brien, Director of Musculoskeletal Tumor Service at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center. He contributed this gem:

Very curious to hear from Dr. Brien why he thinks it's appropriate as a medical provider to endorse pseudoscience products. Curious if he has any compensation for providing such a quote to clubDetox. If there was compensation, I'm very curious if the Cedars-Sinai hospital is aware of that.