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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in holistic medicine?

Holistic medicine practitioners claim to treat the "whole person" rather than just symptoms or illnesses. Many holistic practitioners use unproven treatments.  Read more about holistic medicine

Here are 4 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Anne M. Adkins

Wichita, Kansas

Kidney failure
January 6 - 26, 2004

She traveled to Utah to be treated by a holistic naturopath. She received large doses of vitamin C, chelation therapy and colonics among other things. Within weeks she was suffering from kidney failure. Read more & more

Coretta Scott King (civil rights)

Age: 78
Rosarito, Mexico

Last days spent on pointless treatments
January 30, 2006

She was the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a respected civil rights leader herself. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and sought out alternative therapies from a clinic in Mexico. She died there of complications. Read more & more & more

Charles Levy

Patagonia, Arizona


He was injected with "bovine adrenal fluid" as a treatment for fatigue. He developed a gas gangrene infection and died. The family sued and settled out of court. The homeopathic board dismissed a complaint against the practitioner. Read more

"Orange Man"

New York City, New York

Treatable cancer spread widely through his body

Holistic medicine (Gerson therapy) Read more

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