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Offline AustinWesley

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We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« on: February 06, 2007, 03:46:01 PM »
I had started to bring this up under the other thread, but as Ann pointed out there is a difference between denialists and fake doctors.  The scary part is that some of the people I know have been falling for this junk.

We got a witch doctor here in Austin injecting people with God knows what and claiming to be a "Naturopath"   

I belong to a group that has social parties for people with HIV and one member has been trying to invite people to get in on this great deal like some kind of Amway pryamid scheme.   I didn't want this fraud showing up at my house when I hosted a party so I opened my big mouth citing her own website as complete bullshit.

Here is a link: 

 http://awakeninghealth.com/aim.asp

My favorite part from crazy witch doctor's site: 

"About five years into his work, Dr. Tollett realized that not only had his patients been healed of HIV, but virtually all of their pain symptoms, allergies, and auto-immune diseases were gone, as well."

This woman named "Meridian" is seducing people around Austin into her house and getting them hyped up on a bunch of bullshit.  Then she is injecting people with whatever and people are going.  Notice she doesn't claim to cure HIV, but her site reflects that's the jist of it.

I think these people are complete crackpots, and I think people should be very careful when seeking out "holistic" or alternative therapies.

I'm curious how many other people have had friends or family sucked into these dangerous scams?

To me, from this woman's website alone she should be charged with fraud and put in jail.   
Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

Offline mjmel

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 03:52:36 PM »
Dr. Toilett, did you say?

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 03:57:49 PM »
To me, from this woman's website alone she should be charged with fraud and put in jail.   

I think snake-oil websites can be shut down by the FDA. It might be worth looking into.

Thanks for starting the thread Wes, people need to be aware of the quacks out there. There's a few websites  that expose quakery, but I don't have the links to hand. Maybe someone else does? I think one is called quackwatch.com, but I could have that slightly wrong.

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007, 04:15:38 PM »
The most frightening part of this phony doctor is that she seems to be convincing people to give up HAART regimens for her "treatment"

She calls herself Meridian Grace. 

What I have noticed is she has quoted other so called doctors etc., but she stops just short of making claims of curing people herself from what I could find.

Anyways, the main guy promoting her was talking about how great her house was and how all these people go there and are being cured of all sorts of ailments.   I asked him what she was injecting him with and he directed me to this website as evidence of her abilities; yet he had no clue what was in these injections.   I asked him if he'd given up his HAART treatment for this and he fumbled around without answering and finally said no, that he was doing both.   I didn't believe him.

It's scary cause this self proclaimed doctor is apparently very engaging and charismatic.    From what I understand she's injecting people with her mystery potion out of her home primarily.

When I asked this guy what he was paying he wouldn't tell me.



Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

Offline Razorbill

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007, 04:26:16 PM »
Too many folks want the quick fix.  Too many folks are so poorly schooled, or so weak of mind, they have no knowledge of or credence in the scientific method.  I wonder what it costs to avail oneself of this miracle cure?  I see there's a coupon online to hook you in, er offer you a free 30 minute consultation, as well as a free 8 oz bottle of Schweitzer formula.  I wonder if that would make a good mixer?

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2007, 04:43:45 PM »
I don't know, maybe she injects people with the Seltzer as well ; )

I was gona call her up, but didn't want her to have my phone number on her caller ID.   No telling what she is capable of, maybe even cast an evil spell on me ; )

Someone else give her a jingle.   

I don't think I've heard of anything this bizarre since Lionel Richie's ex wife was caught with her psycho boyfriend injecting people with hydrolic fluid or whatever claiming they were cosmetic procedures.
Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007, 05:38:22 PM »
Ugh... things like this really piss me off.  These people, who in fact are very cynical about their own products, are preying on the dreams of sick people.  It is the lowest of the low. 
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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2007, 07:20:21 PM »
To me these kind of things are like the stuff you see for sale "as seen on tv".  If it was really good and a cure everyone would be selling it not just the whacks trying to make a buck.  However, my husband went to Mexico a few years ago and had some kind of oxygen treatment where they put in an iv and administer oxygen to kill the virus.  Keep in mind this is before i knew him.  I personally would never try any of these things.  I'm not one to be easily sold on gimmicks.   I do know my husband paid like 5000.00 a treatment for this.  did it work?  who knows but he has maintained a cd4 count since i have known him in the 1000 to 1200 range.
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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2007, 07:39:16 PM »
Hey Connie,

I tend to agree with you.   I'd be a LOT more open to perhaps something that claimed Oxygen therapy, but having looked all over this woman's website I keep laughing.   I have a sick sense of humor I guess, but some of this shit cracks me up.

She's peddling a whole bunch of stuff so if any of you run out of "Cat's Claw Liquid" here is a link on her site to stock up:

http://awakeninghealth.com/products.asp?id=421

LOL, I hope to Hell no one here is reading this stuff on her site and actually think of purchasing it.    If any of you need cat's claws holler and I'll send ya some clippings from Pierre next time I clip hims nails.
Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

Offline poodlelover

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2007, 07:46:52 PM »
Cat's Claw Liquid,  hmmm, i wonder if that is something i could sell on Ebay? ;D

I guess some people are just scared enough to try anything and the sad part is there are people out there who prey on this poor souls.
Connie

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2007, 12:20:57 AM »
Wesley,

No self-respecting Witch would associate him/herself with such a character.

Just sayin  . . .

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2007, 02:14:04 AM »
Unfortunately, in an attempt to find a miracle cure, many people are duped into believing in these nonsense.

Now a very bizarre one from my country, Kenya. A pastor is facing a sentence for siphoning millions of shillings from HIV patients by making them believe that, with the help of the good angels, she would smoke the virus out of the infected individuals through prayer.And she smiled all the way to the Bank!

William


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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2007, 12:52:32 PM »
Isn't it bad enough that the pharmaceutical companies are robbing us blind, without every other crackpot out there trying to get into our pockets?

Aaarg, I say!

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2007, 03:19:53 PM »
Unfortunately, in an attempt to find a miracle cure, many people are duped into believing in these nonsense.

Now a very bizarre one from my country, Kenya. A pastor is facing a sentence for siphoning millions of shillings from HIV patients by making them believe that, with the help of the good angels, she would smoke the virus out of the infected individuals through prayer.And she smiled all the way to the Bank!

William



William, 

Thanks for sending me the link to this story.   I was sickened to hear of yet another evangelist swindling people out of their life savings with claims of false cures.   I hope they burn her at the stake!

We have so many of these Televangelist con artists in the United States that it just sickens me that millions of people are so brainwashed and ignorant.   You know, here in the US there really isn't any excuse for it so I frankly don't feel all that sorry for the sheeple that follow along and send all their money in.

However, in other poverty stricken countries where the education level isn't as high or where there are many different cultural beliefs and rituals I am absolutely disgusted by stories of some of our good Christians going over there and taking advantage of the situation to promote their own religion.

The last one I'd heard about was some group of do gooder priests or missionaries who were telling some tribal group not to use condoms or that the condoms had holes etc.    That is just sick as Hell.   I would also vote to have these types burned at the stake as well.

Best Wishes William,

Wesley
Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2007, 04:11:25 PM »
All I can say is, if you live in Austin, INFILTRATE, EXPOSE AND DESTROY...

Warmest,
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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2007, 05:46:36 AM »
 I just had to think of part of a musical song.... maybe you recognise it:-)  ' Cause I got magic, just stirring up my witches' brew..... All----a----cas--am--a-cazu.. Cause she's got magic, All----a-sac--am--a-cazu.

But seriously good thing you pointed this woman out. She's probably never even been to college.

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2007, 06:14:13 AM »
Gotta hijack for a must mention-- that ndrew looks so frigging terrific. YUM.
Sorry.....everyone, couldn't control myself.

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2007, 09:05:15 AM »
Very true but Wesly also looks very hot :-)  hehe

Ok girls settle down!  ::)

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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2007, 10:01:02 AM »
Thank you for doing what you can to stop these predatory frauds. There are many quacks in the holistic world and they definitely tarnish the word holistic. Often, you can smell these fakes out easily because they love to belittle/poopoo Rx drugs and MD's and so on. Real holistic people give all due respect to modern medicine. They might have criticisms, but they don't poopoo it. People can connect with legitimate holistic specialists through hospitals, MD's, ASO's, alliance websites, etc. Thank you again



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Re: We Got a Witch Doctor in Austin Injecting People!
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2007, 01:16:02 PM »
Oh I agree!   To me, having reviewed this woman's website I think she's a complete flake and a dispicable human being.

The Wright House Wellness Center in Austin provides a whole aray of "holistic" services, but they are all free.   I agree the term gets a bad wrap.   

I have a few friends who claim great benefits from yoga, accupuncture, and massage, but no one I know claims to be taking cat's claw liquid or thinks HIV can be "healed" ; )

I do think credentials should be checked out along with a good dose of common sense ; )
Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

 


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