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Worried about Big Pharma and what corporate sponsored doctors are going to do with you?  Worried your tinfoil hat is one size too small and “they” are on to you?  Worried and misplacing your skepticism about science based medicine?  This news  article from the CBC is for you.

“A Quebec woman rushed to hospital after undergoing an overnight detoxification spa treatment involving intense sweating has died.  The woman, 35, died late Friday afternoon in a Drummondville hospital, said Quebec provincial police.

She and another woman were hospitalized after undergoing a detoxification treatment at the Reine de Paix farmhouse in Durham, a small town near Drummondville.

“The treatments consisted of a process of sweating by being all wrapped in plastic with mud, and also with blankets,” said Sgt. Éloise Cossette. Both women were also encased in cardboard boxes.

They were both unconscious when emergency services arrived at the rented farmhouse early Friday morning.

This would be an easy post to write if the women had just been hospitalized for severe dehydration and loss of electrolyte balance.  One woman regained consciousness, the other did not.  Learning that alternative medicine is utter bullshit at the cost of your life is unacceptable.

At least 10 people were undergoing the detox treatments at the time, which lasted for several hours, and did not include drinking water.

Police are investigating the farmhouse, which is being rented by a woman who offers an initiation to Reiki, a practice developed by a Japanese Buddhist in the 1920s.”

Ah, Detoxification, Reiki, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, the list of ways for people to be bilked out of their money grows daily.  Sadly, the death count continues to grow as evidenced by this latest tragedy.

It is a truism, gullible people do stupid things.  However, they should not have to pay with their lives.  Alternative medicine is a fracking lie.  What is worse, its a fracking lie that kills people.

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