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This book is rife with misinformation
on 15 May 2017
Thanks to “health coaches” like Laura Bond, I’m now in the difficult position of trying to convince my dad of getting the chemo that may save his life. You should know before reading this book that Laura’s mother Gemma whose battle with cancer is chronicled in this book, passed away in December of 2016, a little over 5.5 years after her initial diagnosis.
What’s infuriating about Laura and others of her ilk is:
1. They are profiting off of people in vulnerable positions
2. They are spreading dangerous misinformation
3. When they are shown to be utterly wrong by the death of a loved one, they still don’t back off
Even in her blog post outlining her mother’s passing, she still refuses to admit that she was wrong and that her advice is dangerous— choosing instead to make up fake statistics to make it seem like her mom living 5 years is a great feat of alternative medicine. Newsflash: it’s not. Laura claims in her blog post “when (mom) was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer six years ago, in March 2011, the outlook was bleak. Less than 5 per cent of patients live beyond five years.” First of all, I don’t know where she got that statistic from because according to the American Cancer Society the survival rate for invasive epithelial ovarian cancer (the worst kind) 5 year survival rate ranges from 94% for stage I to 17% for stage IV. Also according to the ACS the 5 year survival rate for endometrial adenocarcinoma ranges from 90% to 15% for stage IVB (the worst stage).
I don’t know what type of cancer Gemma had, but I’m pretty sure that if Laura’s mom had stage IV ovarian & uterine cancer that would’ve been the first thing Laura would’ve hawked on the news. The fact is ovarian and uterine cancer is survivable with the right treatment. The Bonds chose to not take the treatment that may have given Gemma a fighting chance, and instead chose to spread lies about the state of Gemma’s health, declaring again and again that Gemma was cancer free.
Do not read this book. Do not support health coaches that profit off of misinformation, and please, please get the best treatment for yourself and your loved ones. If any “health coach” or “guru” suggests coffee enemas as a cure for cancer, the first thing you should do is sprint the other way. Please don’t put your health in the hands of someone who knows nothing yet cheerfully shouts out their ignorance to the detriment of everyone else.
Laura, if you have any decency at all you'll start working now to undo the damage you’ve done by undermining medical treatments that are proven to save lives. You can start by pulling this book full of lies, instead of just slapping a disclaimer on it so you can’t be sued.