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The mysterious string of holistic doctor deaths continues. In the early morning of July 28th, holistic doctor, Glenn Scarpelli, 53, and his wife Patricia, 50, allegedly jumped to their deaths together from a ninth-floor office building in Manhattan. Their holistic clinic, located between Madison and Park Avenue, a few blocks from the Empire State Building, was where the remains of their bodies were found. Both were discovered with typed suicide notes in a plastic baggie in their pocket and they strangely left their two children (Joseph, 19, and Isabella, 20) behind in the building. The alleged reasons behind their supposed suicide have been evolving quickly, from the potential repeal of “Obamacare,” to rising health care costs and debts. Details have been sketchy and there have been numerous aspects of the story that have been called into question, including the fact they weirdly left typed suicide notes and the mainstream media confusion over the reason for their suicide — the story seemed to change numerous times (as Erin Elizabeth pointed out).

The Latest In A String Of Deaths

Unfortunately, this is not the first such incident, a few months back, Dr. Glenn Layne Towery was reported missing after he failed to turn up to his chiropractic practice in Victoria, Texas. According to Health Nut News, he had “an impressive resume as a chiropractor and an acupuncturist with advanced training well beyond that.” And it was extremely out of character for him to have missed appointments he had scheduled. Dr. Towery is still reported missing, although police have been following new leads after his truck was discovered abandoned in Victoria County, in May 2017. This string of mysterious deaths of holistic and alternative doctors all began in 2015 with the death of Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet, a renowned autism doctor, and researcher. He was found in a river with a gunshot wound to the chest. Initially authorities thought his death was suicide, however, the family and a number of autism and holistic practitioners claim that Dr. Bradstreet was murdered and that the wound was not self-inflicted. Health Nut News has reported on around 60 suspicious deaths over the past two years. We spoke to Erin Elizabeth from Health Nut News to see whether she felt that there was any connection between the deaths:

I have maintained in nearly all my 100+ articles that I have no idea whether there is a connection or not. I have done my best to stay neutral on this, and while the death of so many friends and colleagues of Dr Mercola and mine definitely seems suspicious, I just have no definitive proof they are all connected, or partially connected, or not at all. I hope one day we find out for certain.

Healthy Wild and Free and the Centre For Research on Globalization reported that the majority of these doctors were researching Nagalase and its effect on GcMAF in the body around the time they disappeared. GcMAF is, according to First Immune (who are one of the companies selling the product), “an essential human protein our bodies make that removes a number of diseases,” whilst Nagalase is an enzyme produced by cancer cells that can cause immune deficiency and blocks the GcMAF activating factor in the human body. Thrive Movement, seemed to suggest that the death of Dr. Bradstreet was related to his work surrounding autism and vaccines, as well as GcMAF as a cure for cancer and other diseases. Before his death, Bradstreet’s research facility had been raided by U.S. government agents to shut down his research and halt his treatment of patients. The warrant that describes the items to be seized allegedly indicates a motive to protect pharmaceutical dominance and suppress natural cures, allowing for the removal of all records associated with “Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor (GcMAF)”. The real question here seems to be why they raided an office that is still practicing today without restriction. The families of many of these doctors and naturopathic practitioners believe that they were killed for promoting controversial therapies, such as GCMaF as a potential cure for cancer. Amanda Froelich of Bloom for Life (an online holistic wellness hub) stated last year:

It seems that health practitioners that promote the idea that every individual can be their own doctor, by taking responsibility for their own health rather than waiting for emergency medicine, are being targeted, as they are going against a system which is corrupt and toxic.

We spoke to Amanda to see if she could shed some light on whether there was any connection between the deaths of holistic doctors and practitioners across the country and beyond.

Though I cannot personally validate any link between the naturopathic/holistic practitioners’ untimely deaths, I do know that upon crafting a new article based on Erin’s findings and others’ reporting, at least seven individuals who were related or were close friends with similar practitioners contacted me via email. Nearly everyone mentioned that the individual in question would never have committed suicide, or that their death/disappearance was incredibly unexpected.

Holistic Doctor Deaths Globally

These mysterious deaths aren’t confined to the U.S. Just a few months back in Germany, 29 “alternative and homeopathic practitioners” were purportedly poisoned in the space of a few days — these are not counted as part of the 60 deaths Elizabeth has been reporting on. According to reports by Health Nut News and larger outlets like U.S. News, the victims (several of whom died) at the scene were “suffering from delusions, breathing problems, racing hearts, and cramps.” Snopes did a scathing fact check of Erin’s ongoing reporting about the list of more than 60 “suspicious” deaths, claiming that there is no real connection between the list of doctors and practitioners. Snopes has come under fire recently following a Daily Mail investigation that alleged embezzlement of company money and exposed a secret relationship and divorce between the owner and an employee that has damaged the site’s reputation. Although the allegations were not aimed at the credibility of their work, the story does raise doubts over the legitimacy and intentions of the site. When asked about the Snopes article Erin stated:

I think it’s inaccurate, and since they just did a gofundme stating they needed to raise money from perfect strangers to ‘survive’. Also the fact that they got caught lying when they attempted to ‘debunk’ one of my articles, and had to quietly change the article with no apology. I think it’s pretty clear they’re not trustworthy, and could be getting shut down soon.

Froelich postulates that big pharma is feeling hugely threatened by the potential of real cures to diseases that would stunt their profits. I believe one has to ask, who would gain the most from silencing the naturopathic doctors and the like? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that a minimum of 40 percent of the top five leading U.S. causes of death are preventable (heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, a stroke, and Alzheimer’s). By adopting an organic and primarily plant-based diet, adopting mindfulness practices, and engaging in exercise a minimum of 3-5 times per week, an individual can dramatically reduce their likelihood of developing diseases of affluence in the future — and even get off medications in the present. “There is no money in ‘health care,’ only ‘sick care,’” says Froelich.

Naturopathic doctors and alternative medical practitioners ultimately teach clients that they have the tools necessary to help themselves. Considering pharmaceutical drugs are responsible for killing over 100,000 people each year and remedies such as C B D oil (non-psychoactive component of cannabis) have killed zero (and have even been proven to benefit conditions such as cancer better than chemotherapy), it would not be inconceivable to imagine that a ‘war’ of some sort is being waged between the two factions of medicine.

Annually, vaccine revenues equate to $25 billion and cancer drugs over $100 billion, so the pharmaceutical industries risk losing huge profits if research like Bradstreet’s continue to grow and reach a wider audience. The frequency of these deaths, however, must be taken with a pinch of salt. Reason Magazine pointed out that basic mathematics can explain the frequency of the deaths:

As of March 2015, there was an estimated range of 897,000 to just over 1,000,000 doctors in the United States, and per every 100,000 people (of all vocations) each year, approximately 821 die. Going by those numbers alone, between 6,500 and 8,200 medical doctors will statistically die of myriad causes in any given year. Each month approximately 700 doctors would die (based upon the number of American doctors and the number of overall deaths)… As such, six to eight deaths is well within the realm of expected doctor deaths.

What mathematics can’t explain, is the mysterious circumstances surrounding many of these deaths, but right now we don’t have any definitive explanation.

Josh HamiltonJosh Hamilton is an aspiring journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland, living in London, Ontario. Lover of music, politics, tech and life. Editor in chief at  

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9 thoughts on “Mysterious Holistic Doctor Deaths Are On The Rise”

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  2. The maths at the end is missing some data:

    1. Has there been any increase or decrease in the numbers of holistic doctors dying for whatever reason over the last 5 years?

    2. Has there been any increase or decrease in the numbers of holistic doctors dying from causes other than natural? Has this been gradual or has there been a spike? Is it continuing to increase or has it stabilsed?

    3. Of the 897,000 – 1000,000 US medical doctors, how many are holistic practitioners? How did they reach the conclusion that 6 – 8 deaths is ‘is well within the realm of expected doctor deaths’ if they don’t know the percentage of holistic practitioners to start with? Do they mean expected holistic doctor deaths or are they referring to all doctors?

    I know part of the quote is missing, which could account for question 3. But if you are going to use statistical analysis to draw a conclusion (and then make a point based on that conclusion), you have to actually analyse the statistics. That is basic maths. Reason Magazine can’t just say, “Oh,we would expect 6 to 8 anyway,” without quantifying that statement. This isn’t university level maths, so they are being deliberately evasive.

    If it was just a basic maths problem, it would make more sense to say, “The average number of deaths per month for holistic practitioners have remained stable and there has been no increase in the number of suspicious deaths among holistic doctors for ‘x’ years’. But instead they chose to explain how to calculate a median average and then blatantly ignored all potential variables*. This indicates to me that the reason they didn’t go for the obvious statement – ‘The number of suspicious deaths among holistic doctors has remained stable for ‘x’ years’ – is because they couldn’t. Rather than explain away the issue, they’ve drawn attention to it.

    In addition to calculating the yearly median average of the number of doctors who die, they’ve broken it down further to monthly median average. They then used the median average data per month rather than the actual data per month. This implies that there’s been no real change, but there could be a pattern of no suspicious deaths one month but 30 the next. For example, 30 holistic doctors could be poisoned while attending the same conference. If it were reported in the way chosen by Reason Magazine, no one realise that 30 died on the same day (let alone the same month) or that they didn’t die of natural causes. All of the deaths per year would be added together and divided by 12 and Reason Magazine would say there were 8 – 9 deaths per month. This would be ‘well within the realm of expected doctor deaths.’ And as the author of this article pointed out, cause of death and suspicious deaths weren’t mentioned at all. This is how people can lie with statistics.

    *They also seem to have cast the net as far as possible in order to dilute the data and far from removing variables, they’ve gone out of their way to include them. Not even the first figure of the number of doctors who die per annum is accurate because it is based on all vocations. Are they honestly saying that there’s no accurate, specific data avaliable on the number of doctors who die per annum? If vocations with a high risk of death (like fire fighters) are not removed from this data set to begin with, it can artificially increase the number of deaths per year across the board.

    In order to obtain the most accurate result, as many irrelevant variables as possible should be removed; the more irrelevant data included, the more skewed the results become. You start with the minimum possible number of variables and work outwards, not the other way round. So in this case, ideally the data set should just consist of death by unnatural causes of holistic doctors, with time used as the control/comparison. What we have is the complete opposite – all vocations and all causes of death in an average year. It doesn’t even say this year, they are using data from 2015. If Reason Magazine were really all about reason, they should be unbiased enough to just plot the data from a clean data set and report the actual scientific conclusion. instead they are looking for ways to claim that a status quo has been maintained by corrupting the data.

    If anything, all they have done is increase the likelihood that there is a case to answer. Otherwise, why would they bother with the ‘basic maths’ defence at all? All they’ve done is bring their own impartiality and competence into question.

  3. VIgilanteAvengers

    Why do people keep using “the prostitute of silicon valley,” Erin Elizabeth as a reference?

    Just Google Erin Elizabeth Finn

  4. What a great place to hide the deaths (suspicious) of doctors promoting natural cures over big pharma solutions…you know…the helpful medications with more side effects that are harmful if not terminal then the condition “supposedly” being treated!
    Wake up America!

  5. I hope these will be investigated, thoroughly! I enjoy the care of both conventional and Chinese medicine, combined. Both options are offered to me. I consider myself most fortunate.

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