Thursday, April 30, 2015

Candice-Marie Fox Claims She Went to Police



There is no crime in going to a Facebook page which was created for the sole purposes of engaging the public and posting comments.  There has not been a single post there which was criminal in nature, and Candice-Marie Fox can ban people and delete comments if she does not like it (which she does). Despite what Candice-Marie Fox thinks, criticizing someone is not a crime.  She has unilaterally chosen to make herself a public figure, and now she is getting a public critique.  If she does not like it, then she can return to being a private figure.  I get that she is very disappointed in how this has all gone down.  I am sure that when she was fantasizing about all this, that she had a completely different picture in her head as to what the public's reaction was going to be.  Well, this is the reality; there are a great many people out there right now who are sick of people like Candice spreading deadly misinformation to cancer patients and we are going to make our displeasure known.  That is not a crime and it is insulting of her to insinuate such.

Oh, and Candice, why don't you post a copy of the police report?  It seems only fair that everyone know which crime it is they are being investigated for.  I am sure you will post it ASAP.  After all, you are good, decent person full of love and light.

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  1. Plus from what I've seen over the weeks, the more disturbing threats including those of implied physical violence have actually been made by Candice's family.

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  2. This is actually so weird. As if the police would take this seriously in any way. Or even the cyber bullying unit. Especially if the example message she posted is the extent of it. She is an absolute fool. And not very smart by the looks of it! Also, I was one of the people she blocked, and I definitely did not say anything remotely rude. Like the commenter above said, the rudest people were Candice's sister and mother who made comments about people being bitches.
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    1. Candice twice accused me of engaging in criminal activity (which is slander) because I used the way back machine to look at her website.

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    2. Are you the "main spy," Violet? If so, what kind of training would one need to undergo to qualify as a "main spy?"

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    3. I may as well confess. I'm the spy. My identity was going to be revealed any moment anyway. Someone caught me talking into my shoe phone.

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    4. Karen, you're not supposed to discuss that stuff outside the Cone of Silence.

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    5. Sorry about that, Chief.

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  3. I've been following the CMF saga, mainly through this blog, but also through sneaky peeks at healthycandy.me, with mounting dismay. The whole 'Wellness Warrior' phenomenon is a relatively new concept for me, and I only stumbled across it with the sad death of Jess Ainscough; the social media trail then led me to the disgusting deceit perpetrated by Belle Gibson, and the disturbing tangle of misinformation being spread by Candice-Marie Fox. As a scientist who is involved in cancer research, I was amazed and saddened to discover that there is a whole community of people who are deeply suspicious of science-based medicine, and even outright antagonistic (I know, I've clearly been under my research rock for too long!). Even though I'm fortunate to have never had a cancer diagnosis myself, I can fully understand patients feeling let down when they've tried everything that medical science can currently offer and yet still face an imminent death sentence, and/or wanting to take control of their own fate. I know that conventional cancer therapy is no picnic (I've witnessed loved ones undergoing cancer treatment), and that it doesn't have all the answers, but I also know that it currently provides our best hope, and progress towards better treatment (more effective/less toxic) is being made all the time. So, I'm deeply concerned that desperate people might be led to an untimely and likely horrific death by choosing ineffective, faddish, 'alternative' therapies over established science, thanks to the ignorance or even blatant dishonesty of such as Ms Gibson or Ms Fox. So, I'd like to say thank you, Violet, Ella, Auma and others, for doing your utmost to counteract this frightening trend in people setting themselves up as self-taught, naturopathic cancer gurus - whether fraudulently or through well-meaning but dangerous ignorance - with reason, objectivity, respect and compassion. If you prevent even one person following the same path as those who have suffered so needlessly through eschewing science-based treatment in favour of quackery (Penelope Dingle springs to mind), then it's a job well done. By the way, I do have a Facebook account that I'm happy to press into service on behalf of the cause!

    (Sorry if this is submitted twice - I had browser issues!)

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    1. Beware - Candice's definition of "harassment" appears to be very broad! Although at worst you may be prevented from "tarnishing" her "beautiful page."

      The bizarre thing about Candice's case is that she's not dying, and she didn't have a particularly negative experience with conventional medicine. It appears to have worked very well for her, but she's persisting with this idea that it failed, and that she subsequently cured her cancer herself. People would stop asking the same questions over and over if she simply answered them squarely. It shouldn't be hard to do.

      In fact I'd be prepared to draft her answer for her:

      Candice was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She was never given five years to live - it was a misunderstanding. She had surgery and radiation. Radiation continues to work after treatment, so she would have to come back in a few months to see if the treatment had been completely successful or not. If not, she would need chemo.

      Candice misunderstood. She thought the treatment had failed, and that in the interim she would need to cure the cancer herself with a combination of dietary and lifestyle changes to avoid having chemo, which she believed would be deadly. When she was declared free of cancer (if indeed that is the case), she wrongly assumed she had cured it herself. She is now encouraging other patients to try treating their cancer the same way on the basis of her own false story.

      (Does that sound right Candice? If so, you're welcome to use it).

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    2. How about posting this
      http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/harmquack.html
      I can't I have been blocked.

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    3. or this
      http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/cancer.html

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    4. Well, I've had my say on FB (it's a bit of an essay, but I thought I might only get once chance to say everything I wanted to say, so I just went for it). Let's see if I can get banned after my first comment!

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    5. Fran, did the comment go through?
      It is probably a good idea to paste it here as well, so it stays saved somewhere after she deletes it.

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    6. Amazingly, it's still there, and being strenuously ignored. Perhaps it was just a case of tl;dr though! I have taken screenshots, for posterity (I'm not sure how to post them here?). But, I just went for the jugular, and posted this link on a recent nonsense post on Healthycandy.me. http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2014/03/24/dont-believe-the-hype-10-persistent-cancer-myths-debunked/

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  4. Ha! That police report is no doubt lost in space with her medical reports.

    Seriously, as someone who has seen a ton of these online fabricators in many different venues (not just cancer-related), EVERY single one pulls this when things don't go their way. They always say they went to the police and that some special unit is on the case. If she lived in the States, she would have mentioned the FBI.

    Candice is a liar. I now believe that her garbled story is quite likely the result of never actually having had cancer.

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    1. I don't doubt that she had cancer, and that she survived it. I just think she's a little bit confused, and a little bit lying, about HOW she survived it.

      As for this police report nonsense, harassment is telling someone you'll abduct their kitten or put spiders in their hat if they don't do a thing, or stop doing a thing. Not requesting further information about a spurious story on a webpage they set up to publicise that story.

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    2. I believed that at first, but my doubts have really been mounting...the fact that she has never used the correct staging terminology, the blatant lying about the liver involvement, and now this latest act of online lunacy.

      Idk...at this point what actual proof is there that she is telling the truth at all?

      The only thing I can think of is the comments from her sister and mom, but I'm not sure how much of this process played out in their presence. Didn't Candice get most of her treatment in Australia while they are in the UK?

      Until she posts medical records, I'm going with the belief that she is yet another in a long line of online hoaxers.

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    3. Her description of being diagnosed didn't match my experience or my understanding of the process whatsoever. It made about as much sense as Gibson's "Dr. Phil."

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    4. Ha, Ann, I've seen plenty of those, too. (It's a good thing she's not in the US, as the FBI are so busy chasing down and arresting people who wrote negative online reviews of self-published books that they wouldn't have time for people who ask Candice questions or disagree with her comments.)

      Next will come the comments about her lawyer and the suit they're preparing. She'll see all you Negative Nellys in court!

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  5. "Never explain yourself to people who are so committed to disbelieving you."

    What are the quote marks for? Who actually said it? Plato? Confucius? Shakespeare? Because I have a serious problem with it: what if you are actually wrong? How would you ever be put right, if you're not willing to consider opposing views? How is anything ever to be tested or proven?

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    1. As usual, Candice has mixed things up. The actual quote sounds as follows and makes much more sense:

      “Don’t waste your time trying to explain yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you. Instead, commit your time to explaining who they are to them. When you get a person to see the positive similarities you share, it begins to restore the loss of respect between you.”
      ― Shannon L. Alder

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    2. Shannon L. Alder the Mormon motivational speaker and author of "300 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask Before Marriage?" That Shannon L Alder? The plot thickens.

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    3. Dunno )) I just googled. Seems to be one of the quotes about communication

      http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/explaining

      Don't know if I agree or even understand these but it's definitely has nothing to do with what Candice is doing/saying.

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    4. I Googled it too - just in case you think I'm familiar with "300 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask Before Marriage" which, if Amazon reviews are any indication, is hilarious. Here are some of my favourites:

      "Never rearrange your life in order to meet Mr. Darcy half way. If he couldn’t see your worth at the moment you met then he won’t two years later. May the halls of Pemberly be filled with his regrets and your life filled with thankfulness because of this revelation."

      (TL;DR - Shannon never finished Pride and Prejudice).

      "Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet...However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they become the worse type of person...They want to make amends and undo the wrong they did...They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated."

      (TL;DR - Sensitive people are awesome, but they're losers, but they're awesome. But they're losers).

      "When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other’s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when your sick, who thinks your pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep…..you marry him all over again.”

      (TL;DR - If you are married to a stalker, you're going to be married to him FOREVER).

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    5. Wow, she really *didn't* read Pride & Prejudice, did she? That's...that's completely missing the entire point of the book. That's actually contradicting the entire point of the book.

      Not to mention that I don't know how happy you're going to be in any relationship, let alone a marriage, if you start out from the automatic premise that you are exactly perfect in all ways and should not have to compromise (that's a fancy word for "meet someone halfway," Shannon) or examine your own prejudices (Shannon, the "prejudice" in the title didn't actually refer to a fault of Mr. Darcy's, FYI) or accept another person's viewpoint, or learn from them, or let them make you a better person (and vice versa), or grow together, or change anything about your life or who you are in any way, and that love must happen instantly or it never will.

      Forget getting to know a person and coming to realize how special they are; it's all based on appearance in Shannon's world, apparently, and if someone doesn't immediately catch your eye then you will never be worthy of them and any love you might feel for them is garbage.

      Yes, I think we can all be thankful that we now know love isn't something that grows between two people, it's a lightning-strike that you either get or don't on first meeting. Thus making the entire story of Pride & Prejudice pointless.

      Good lord. Even that godawful Kiera Knightley Pride & Prejudice movie, the one that turned Elizabeth into a vain, whiny little weakling, managed to mostly convey the ultimate message of the story. Does this woman know how to read?

      Lol at your entire comment, btw. :-)

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  6. Poor little Candy is loosing her cool again and she is normally such a happy person!

    Police and Cyber Crimes unit, now that is a positive move, hopefully they will look into Candy's dribble but I very much doubt this claim carries any more substance than the rest of her fantasies.

    I can Guarantee Candy checks in here everyday, Hi Candy, we are not going away!

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  7. I applaud you Violet for all you're work you're doing on this blog.
    Have you heard about this: The latest news in Australia related to alternative medicine are of a 7 year old diabetic boy who had been undertaking a weeklong Chinese Medicine therapy 'slapping therapy' I believe to rid body of toxins by a Chinese doctor who has since left the country. Still under investigation to find out if the boy was told by him to go off insulin.

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  8. Hard to tell if CMF is sowing the seeds of mental illness in preparation for an eventual "Belle Gibson" with the Weekly... or actually has a few loose screws. She has certainly upped the ante on the cray cray dial in the past week.

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  9. Big mistake, Candice. Aren't the police paid by Big Pharma too?

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  10. Or maybe Candice is a member of the cyber crimes police herself? She's a journalist, after all. Her Mum is 'basically' a nurse. Her naturopath is an Oncologist (oh wait, no he isn't, she just chose to call him an Oncologist until someone questioned her).

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    1. It seems that there are a great deal of people these days who live in a complete fantasy world. Candice says she is a model/former model, but as far as I can tell, she has worked exclusively as a promotion model. I have not seen any campaigns she has done. I used to work as a promotion model too, but I never call myself a "former model". I think the internet and social media have allowed people to create entire exaggerated personas and eventually people like Candice start believing their own mythology.

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    2. According to one of her sites she also has 4 or 5 university degrees, including two in science.

      She's been a busy girl apparently.

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  11. This Candy character "Wellness Wanker" wannabe would be hilarious if she weren't a danger to impressionable REAL cancer sufferers.

    She's done a real "Belle Gibson" cleaning spree of the Healthycandy.me facebook page hasn't she?

    And the follower count seems to have dropped dramatically thankfully.

    I have to laugh reading her business website http://icandicre8iv.com/

    Particularly the "journalism" section under "services" for this priceless quote:

    "The core purpose of our journalism is to research, document, write, and present the news in an honest, ethical, and unbiased way.

    Although the method for reporting the news may be changing, the need for talented, qualified and educated journalists isn’t.(sic)

    A journalist job description still calls for hard work, ethics, quality writing, and, at its heart, the desire to tell the truth."

    Seems she's lost the desire to tell the truth, what a shame.

    Geoffrey Clarence

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  12. A little OT but Geoffrey's comment about the lack of followers made me wonder why the famous naturocologist (the NORI guy) who treated her isn't on that page giving her support. I find that kind of interesting.

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    1. That is interesting.

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    2. Check out his facebook page (the nori one). It hasn't been updated since 2013. I wouldn't be surprised if 'mark simon' isnt even a real person.

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    3. Unfortunately, I just watched a Chris Wark interview with Mark Simon. He's a very real, if slightly scruffy, human being:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3ZLRYMXkm8

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    4. If Candice actually did pay him 6 grand, she got scammed. Still no excuse for trying to pass it on to others.

      That's assuming she did have cancer. My other theory is that this is someone she knows who is willing to be part of her hoax (whether or not he is a *real* naturopath or not, I don't know).

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  13. Seems the Fremantle Herald is happy to give this "wellness wanker" more oxygen
    She's happy to show them "medical records" - yeah right
    Hoped they checked them for accuracy
    http://www.fremantleherald.com/fremantle.pdf

    Geoffrey Clarence

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  14. And now she has featured in a newspaper who have verified her health claims. Unfortunately this verification is having seen medical records confirming her diagnosis (which not many people are questioning), and confirming the spread of her cancer after the RAI (dates of scans not given, no relevant interpretation of the results by a qualified medical specialist) and then the assumption that the radiation failed as the cancer has spread. Again, "journalists" not actually investigating the veracity of Ms Fox's claims, only reporting them. Pathetic effort on the part of the reporter.

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    1. Just saw this. It also says it spread to her lungs which SHE actually stopped claiming. Which newspaper is it?

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    2. Fremantle Herald
      page 3 - http://www.fremantleherald.com/fremantle.pdf

      Geoffrey Clarence

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    3. I'm afraid I still question this. One cancer hoaxer profiled at the Warrior Eli site sent in photoshopped letters and scans stolen from the internet to "prove" that she really had cancer.

      I simply don't trust a reporter who is basically doing a puff piece to go further than a quick glance at such documents and then crank out the piece.

      But if Candice posts these online, then I will have to change my tune.

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    4. And I notice that the article mentions the police turned her away...a little different from how she portrayed that on FB.

      (plus...how the mighty have fallen...from the DM to the Fremantle Herald)

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    5. I mean what sort of "crimes" does she claim have been committed? Where are these "threats" she talks about?

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  15. I could have sworn she said she was going to stop promoting her story for the time being. That must have been before her page started to lose likes.

    Golly

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    1. She also said that the emphasis on pineapples was down to the reporters, not her. But when someone commented on the title of the latest article, she just said she was trying to attract attention with it.

      Guess now that the "haterz" are gone, she can be more honest about things.

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    2. She's exaggerating for effect, yet again. It's clear that any publicity is good publicity for this fame wh#%e.

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  16. What threats? What hate mail? Nothing I read came even close to that.

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    1. Though I cannot speak to what wound up in Candice's inbox, I never saw a single threat on her facebook page. That is a lie. I wrote her one time at her email and asked her if she would like to supply the posts from her page she claimed were missing here. That's it.

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  17. Surely if what she says is true, that cancer could be cured by Pineapples and pixie dust, were she to front up to a media conference with ALL her medical records ie. original scans and diagnosis, post surgery scans and prognosis, post RAI scans and evidence that there was a spread and then scans showing what was there is now gone THEN that would surely help her "wake people up"
    Instead all she shows is the pre-conventional treatment records. Everything after that is expected to be taken by her word.
    Candi IF you are truly sure you cured yourself THEN you MUST remove any doubt to ensure your message reaches everyone who needs to join you as a survivor.
    WHY then is it that you won't do that. What are you REALLY hiding?

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    1. Exactly. If Candice actually cured cancer with the NORI protocol, it would revolutionise cancer treatment. She should have prepared her documentary proof BEFORE going public with her story. Now that she has shopped her recovery story around, she should be happy to step up and authenticate her claims, considering what it would mean for modern science.

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  18. Good letter, Amy.

    So she did admit that the cancer never spread to her lungs? I was always puzzled about that part, because I don't understand the significance of "pre-cancerous cells." Did she have precancerous cells in the lungs, and if so, was it connected to her thyroid cancer at all? Could someone oh-so-patiently explain it to me?

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  19. Amy's letter disappeared. There was a letter here by Amy, I swear.

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  20. I thought she had admitted that but it is confusing following her very fluid story. However, you cannot diagnose pre-cancerous cells without a biopsy and certainly not with any kind of scan. I think she is probably a bit dim and has misunderstood a lot of her investigations, results and treatments.

    PS did Candeeeece's psychic energy remove my letter?

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    1. I'm really enjoying your superfluous eeee's. I have a screencap of your letter if you need it. When it disappeared I hit the "back" button.

      I think you're right about the lungs, I just personally missed some information. I haven't been back to Facebook much since she had my account deleted.

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    2. You would neeeeeeed at least a FNA to diagnose "precancerous" also, metastasis by definition cannot be pre-cancerous.

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    3. I think at a minimum Candice has exaggerated and dramatized many aspects of her situation. The thing with the lungs is one, and she also claimed that she had tumors in her liver and that her body was "riddled" with cancer. These things have been mentioned in multiple sources and she always claims that this is the reporter getting it wrong.

      Now admittedly she is pretty incoherent, but in at least one case (the breast implant article) she herself was the "reporter". It's rather impressive when you're so mixed up you even confuse yourself. :/

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  21. Wow it disappeared again! The woo, the woo, the woo!!!

    To The Editor,

    I believe that it is very important to fact check and get an opinion of an expert before publishing articles that can endanger lives by giving hope that diet changes such as eating pineapples can cure cancer. What an atrocious example of journalism!
    Firstly, no-one has been accusing Candice-Marie of faking her cancer just asking for evidence after she decided to develop a public profile.
    Secondly, it seems that Candice-Marie doesn’t have a very good understanding of cancer or the investigations and treatments that she received. It is most likely that she had US and CT scans before her surgery and then had a WBS after her surgery, this scan that she had after her surgery can pick up spots that previous scans cannot and also has a reasonably high false positive rate. She has admitted on her Facebook page (on which she repeatedly deletes comments and changes her story) that she never had cancer spread to her lungs.
    She also doesn’t make it clear that she had radioactive iodine treatment which is usually well tolerated and very different to radiotherapy.
    Thirdly, radioactive iodine takes TIME to work, its takes up to 12 months and possibly more! Exactly the timeframe that she claims her mystical healing and pineapples cured her cancer. Spreading this fantastical version of events is dangerous to people with cancer and in my opinion it is completely unethical to publish. I think that she genuinely believes that she cured her own cancer but that does not make it fact.

    Regards,
    Dr Amy Nicholas

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  22. It has disappeared 3 times now........I give up!

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    1. Sometimes the system flags something as spam, especially if you try to repost. I had issues with it myself at some point. It's probably in Violet's junk mail.

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  23. In my original post with the letter I was trying to encourage everyone to write a similar letter to the rag that published the article. Other people that have posted on this blog have a much better way with words and are much more articulate and compelling. We should send as many letters as possible I think.

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    1. I think your letter was very good. I plan to send one as well. I am not as articulate, but I do have experience with that same disease.

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  24. Just found some interesting info on our favourite cancer-cure-denialist
    From Liberators International under "The Team"

    "Candy Marie - Chief of PR & Communication
    Candice is an inspirational leader in the health and wellness industry. She also helps with graphic design, photography and dance."

    All hail the new "leader in the health and wellness industry"

    Geoffrey Clarence

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    1. The Liberators raise an interesting point though, Geoffrey. A quick Google search indicates that, disturbingly, very few Nobel Laureates in Physiology and Medicine have qualifications in dance.

      If more doctors were trained in the art of carefully organised spontaneous dance parties, would the Ebola crisis simply resolve itself? Studies suggest that, no, it probably wouldn't. But it can't help to try.

      In the meantime, we should all consider getting seriously jiggy with it as a preventative measure. Freestyle dancing is nature's vaccine!

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    2. CMF is really starting to show a pattern of enhanced reality in her writing. I suspect her CV would be chock full of em-Belle-ishment

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    3. *can't hurt

      (Small typo - Freudian slip?)

      P.S. "Em-Belle-ishment" would be a great title for somebody's memoir, no?

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  25. OOPS - the web address would help
    http://www.theliberators.com.au/

    Geoffrey Clarence

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    1. You forgot the contact details Geoffrey posted in contact details "Email"
      candice@theliberators.com.au

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  26. There has been more censoring around that fremantle article posted on the FB page. I was reading a wonderful post from "Alexa Dussek" and I couldnt like it... because it had been deleted after I had viewed it... screenshot heading your way Violet :)

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  27. Wow! According to her icandy website, Candice 'took on' degrees in both Graphic Communication and Multimedia Technology and Design at two of London’s top universities. She was also awarded an excellence scholarship for her Bachelor of Science degree. At some stage she was also accepted into an advanced hairdressing course to fund her way through the rest of her study years...

    Ok, so this implies she has degrees in all of the above, including a Bachelor of Science? She has been a very busy and very academic student. If she's studied a Bachelor of Science why doesn't she understand scientific terms and procedures? And if I was promoting myself on a health website, I'd most certainly advertise the fact that I was a Science graduate.

    I'm fairly sure the first article about her Pineapple healing referred to her as a courier worker?

    Here are some of my favourite Candice quotes, from her own Facebook page:

    "It was never my intent for any of my story to be questioned by readers" (CMF, 8th April, 2015).

    "How exactly does it seem that I am profiting from these claims? I am not and I don't intend to" (CMF, 9 April, 2015).

    "which FOR THE LAST TIME I am going to do once I get ALL my medical records and can be investigated!!!!!!!!!! I went to several specialists at different hospitals in different regions, so I need to get them all back! comprenday Marina Donavan???" (CMF, April 10, 2015).

    "it was never my intent for any of my story to be incorrect. It doesn't need to have anything added, it's powerful as it truly is, which is exactly what I will ensure people hear it from more reliable source, like my mouth!" (CMF, 10 April, 2015).

    Anyone who has studied Science should realise that a 'mouth' isn't a particularly reliable source....

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    1. And how she is like 'I am living proof'... the lack of logic behind her comments is so frustrating. She can't be living proof that a diet (I won't even say healthy as eating 4 pineapples a day is not healthy) cured your cancer, not all the conventional treatment she did, without actually first proving it!

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    2. your cancer was meant to say her cancer :)
      Sarah W

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    3. "Comprenday?"

      That's almost as bad as "wallah!" or "per say." People really shouldn't use non-English words or phrases if they can't be bothered to at least look up the proper spelling.

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    4. She is the worst. I wasn't harassing her at all.

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  28. Candice could refer to herself as Candice Marie-Fox, BS.

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  29. With the deletion and banning of any dissenting views it becomes clear that HealthyCandy is preparing to try to become WealthyCandy by being StealthyCandy.
    She claims to be a journalist but at best is more journal-ish.
    She is unable to keep her inconsistencies consistent.
    Her "science" and sources are weaker than a homeopathic coffee enema (that would be 1 part coffee in a million parts water - just to explain the joke in case Candice is reading and unable to figure out the reference)
    Her most recent media coverage ((no doubt following a press release (or should that be cold press organic release) made by Candy herself )) was only picked up by the Freo Herald, a rag with a readership marginally below that of the Rooty Hill RSL "What's On" newsletter. But of course as a self-appointed Wellness Leader she clings to it like red meat on a colon.
    It is at this point that one stops and considers that the very brain that is now actively discouraging people from having essential life saving surgery to remove abnormal lumps is the same brain that thought it okay to once have completely non-essential cosmetic surgery to install abnormal lumps.
    The proliferation of these quacks and their gullible adherents makes the darker parts of my psyche want to start a blog entitled "Hold your breath to ultimate health" and just let natural selection take its course.

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    1. LOL ... yes, yes and yes ... well said!!

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    2. Fantastic post! yes indeed the local Freo Rag may at least reach her friends lol

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  30. The first Daily Mail article clearly refers to Candice as a 'parcel courier'. She didn't correct it. Therefore one can assume she was a parcel courier? Not a model/journalist/scientist.... Candice? If the Daily Mail has made another mistake, maybe you should clarify?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3017683/Former-model-cancer-turned-chemo-claims-cured-eating-three-PINEAPPLES-day-ditched-husband-well.html

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  31. Apparently she's an actress, too! I smell a fame desperado
    http://www.starnow.com.au/CandiceMarie

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    1. So that's HOW many careers including hairdresser? And at least 3 surnames.

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  32. http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2015/04/27/alternative-therapies-whats-the-harm/

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  33. CANDICE-MARIE LITCHFIELD , Candice-Marie Fox , what is the 3rd name ?

    So much of life appears to spent trying to be noticed !

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    1. "Candice Busfy" is a previous name for her sole trader business entity

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  34. Oh dear god. Her latest post is excitedly spruiking a webpage filled with quackery for sale. The most hilarious of which is the Longevity Zapper which appears to be a reworking of a 19th century style artefact that promises to selectively ZAP only bad bacteria because ... Woo.. that's why.

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    1. And on sale at only $270! Tell me again how much BigPharma is charging for my prescriptions? Oh, $0, that's right. How can we be so oblivious to what's right in front of us? Talk about ignoring the capitalism of the wellness world.

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    2. To be fair... you may not be paying for your prescriptions but someone is.

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    3. Still, what is the $2.35 it cost my insurance company really going to fund at BigPharma?

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  35. Whilst that information IS publicly available I question the purpose in sharing it here. Smacks of an invitation to harass and plays right into her delusion that she is being personally threatened rather than just her story questioned.
    It is interesting though how so many of these nitwits have similar back stories of changed names, changed geography, assorted attempts at careers, rebirth from smoking drinking and partying... it's almost like they are shapeshifters struggling to find their most effective form.
    The more I see of Candy the more like Belle she seems... although I doubt Candy will ever achieve the same peak in "success". She appears to lack the drive, support from a partner and basic intelligence to pull off a scam of that magnitude. Plus she seems to flap around from topic to topic, pseudoscience to pseudoscience which really confuses the message and the followers. She lacks focus and seems to have trouble staying on track. Chances are she will be Candy M Bellafonte running a mobile dog grooming and yoga studio van in Darwin by 2017.

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    1. I deleted it when I saw it. I agree that it is publicly available, and I am fine with websites and email addresses associated with those sites, but I draw the line at phone numbers.

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  36. I think the list of UK TV appearances was my fave. "When sex goes wrong"...

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    1. Was that her? There is a Candice Litchfield who is from S. Africa and has done some reality TV shows. This Candice would probably give her regrown pineal gland for that level of "fame".

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    2. http://www.starnow.com.au/CandiceMarie

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    3. Oh...dear. Wow, Candice is really something else, isn't she?
      And man, does she have a lot of A levels and degrees...according to that she also did performing arts.

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    4. According to her chapter in the book "Winning" she was accepted into two of London's top universities, but decided to go to hairdressing school instead.

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    5. Yeah... I was asked to become CEO of Microsoft but decided to follow my dream of washing car windshields at traffic lights instead. #followyourdreams

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    6. The number of doors a hairdressing qualification opens for you is astounding, why would you bother going to uni when you can discover a cure for cancer

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    7. Hahaha. This stuff is hilarious, and she's clearly had her heart set on fame for a while and doesn't care how it comes. What a mess!

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  37. I am aware of at least 1 journalist from a major newspaper who is investigating CMF's story. She has littered the web with various clues and versions of her back story. I think quite apart from her tenuous health claims there will be found a number of half-truths and exaggerations about her past education and achievements that will, once presented in one place by a reputable source, drive a stake through the heart of her credibility.
    This is of course, assuming that once presented with the results of the investigation and given the right to respond, that she doesn't provide evidence to refute the accusations.
    That could happen.
    About as likely as Andrew Bolt starting a show on the ABC dediicated to arresting Climate Change... but it "could" happen.

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    1. This is fantastic news!
      There are so many holes and inconsistencies it's a joke.
      She is very much like Belle in that she will do anything to be the center of attention, there is no doubt the demands for the truth have made her very uneasy, even trying to warn people off by pretending to contact police.
      If she was smart she would close down her FB page and future website and stop spreading her BS message.
      Her kook supporters have only given her a false sense of importance by supporting and never questioning the absolute garbage she posts.
      As has been mentioned by someone else there is no way all the likes on her FB page are genuine.
      Has anyone else noticed she hasn't reported all of us so called bad abusive trolls and fake accounts to FB? I think she is worried they will look into her own account and see she has purchased likes.

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  38. Just spent a few minutes googling Mark Simon/NORI. It was illuminating.

    The guy has zero qualifications, not even made up ones (he needs to take a lesson from Candice), according to his Linkedin. Not is he not an oncologist, he's not even a naturopath.

    His website is a joke. The patient testimonial page is under construction, but he had time to do a very nice write up about how much it costs to do all this "research", complete with a Paypal donation button.

    He also has a NORI branch in the UK, so that makes me curious about what exactly is the connection between him and Candice.

    Oh, and he left a glowing comment on this site ("Attract Customers NOW with Viral Fan Posts!"), which I thought was kind of funny. Totally normal behavior for a health practitioner!

    http://www.marketingadvisoronline.com/product/vip/

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    1. Ugh, I need an edit function, esp before my 2nd cup of coffee...
      *not only is he...*

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    2. One more thing, a description of NORI from zoominfo.com...

      "NORI developed a protocol for administering high dose selenium and verified in clinical case studies that it had enormous value in cancer therapy. Through further research, the NORI protocol has evolved into a combination of a unique diet and a cocktail of three nutraceuticals. ?A rapidly building series of case studies is demonstrating the effectiveness of the NORI protocol used alone or in combination with conventional therapies. NORI is currently seeking funding to enable expansion and to open treatment centers in major metropolitan areas initially within the US."

      A prize to the person who can find the most lies in that paragraph.

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    3. Hey, the phrase "NORI is currently seeking funding" is accurate.

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  39. This is starting to disturb me a little bit. It's still hilarious, but the fact that she's still showing absolutely no sign of self-awareness is worrying. She's truly beyond help.

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  40. http://tinyurl.com/HealthyCandyCops

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  41. I wonder how long before we see Healthy Candy PhD

    Seems they hand them out like pizza vouchers these days.

    Check this quack out
    https://www.facebook.com/AnotherStupidSciencer/photos/a.508874489248482.1073741828.508668485935749/630311210438142/

    Nutrarian Nancy bahahaha

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    1. She wrote, in responding to comments on her Ark/Titanic photo, "Nutritarian Nancy, PhD, CHNP, CNHP The experts said it couldn't never sink, remember?

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    2. (Sorry, the comments sometimes freeze up for me) and this about drinking lemonade. Amazing. "Nutritarian Nancy, PhD, CHNP, CNHP Your body consistently maintains the alkalinity of your blood. It uses nerve energy to do this. Every food eaten leaves behind an ash after it's been used by the body. The ash is either acid or alkaline.

      Eating too much acid-ash food, or eating it over long periods of time, results in storing acid-ash in the cells and in depleting the body of its alkaline reserve. Acid-ash foods are all meats, eggs, cheese, milk, all cereals and cereal products, legumes (except in the green state), nuts, and processed foods of all kinds.

      The alkaline-ash foods are fruits (except cranberries, prunes and some plums), all green vegetables. When the body cannot maintain an alkaline balance due to poor diet (eating acid-ash foods) it begins to use reserves from the bones. This is why we see arthritis, osteoporosis, tooth loss and other calcium deficiency ailments in middle age.

      Eating foods that are high alkaline, easily digested reserves nerve energy that needed to repair and replace healthy cells, allows the body to keep it's acid/alkaline balance and spares the bones. It's all around a good thing.

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    3. Typical pseudoscienfe claptrap
      1. Use scientific sounding language
      2. Make numerous confident statements with the implication of evidence
      3. Do not supply any evidence
      4. Claim to be a panacea for all chronic conditions

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  42. She's posting things about telling the truth, then replying to people questioning her before either banning or deleting the commenters. How can a person be this vapid? Her complete ignorance makes my skin crawl.

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    1. It's pretty funny that every time you click on "more comments" on her posts, there is never anything there. She's keeping busy deleting anything that doesn't fit the fable she's trying to sell.

      And this bit made me think she is actually unhinged..."Clearly you're not one of those people (FROWNY FACE) Hopefully your day will come (SMILEY FACE) I am no longer feeding the trolls to save my own sanity, but I am screen-shotting everything (SMILEY FACE)"

      What a loon. Luckily she shows no signs of gaining traction with her bs, so I'm not concerned about her at this point.

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    2. Oh, that was her response to my comment! I linked to a Cancer Research UK article (maybe a mistake in retrospect, I'd forgotten that genuine, knowledgeable and experienced cancer specialists are not to be trusted) that corrects the hideous misinformation she was promoting, and obviously, she didn't like it one bit! At least she left the link, so someone might be prompted to read it and think about it. The most amusing bit was her dismissal of me as someone with less than half a brain... just her way of spreading more love and light, I guess!

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    3. Fran, the other half of your brain will, like, grow, eventually. If you eat plenty of fruit.

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  43. I wanted to throw this out there, as this might come in handy when evaluating these shams in the future. The article below shows how to determine if a FB page has purchased a lot of fake likes in order to create the appearance of popularity.

    When you use the Open Graph search, it's really obvious that Candice bought likes for her page. Her fan base is as fake as her cancer story.

    http://www.newcontentcollective.com/blog/tell-facebook-page-fake-fans

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  44. Interestingly Ann since this was spoken about earlier Candice's likes have only gone up by 3 in 5 days!
    I have been looking at some of the people that apparently have liked her page and a lot of them don't exist like Moder Saied and so many others.
    I read that part where she said "your day will come" , it's not the loving Candice were are used to seeing, she has shown her true colors quite a few times and can be outright nasty.

    This earlier response to your posts Ann was a great example of who she really is.

    " Healthycandy.me What's not "fun" Ann Tucker-Gwinn is going through horrific cancer treatments which spread the cancer, and being told my years were numbered....coming out the other end a survivor who's still here to tell her story, only to have "people" like you trying to discredit me and say things like my "alleged cancer experience" amongst other cruel insinuations. You demanding paper proof which apparently I am so unwilling to do is far beyond anything I need to do for someone like you!! I owe you NOTHING!! Who are you anyway?? I am LIVING PROOF that adopting a holistic healing lifestyle works! I have shown my records to trusted individuals like Chris, that can vouch for me and will send the message out to the people who need to hear it! Putting my personal records on here for you to rip apart and feed your negative ego is not something I need to do! AND FYI I already have a great business and if I want to create another one or ten more, I WILL & it has sweet FA to do with you or anyone else!! I can sleep at night knowing that I am a decent human being who only wants to help people and spread some love in this world which is far removed from anything you will ever accomplish in this life!! and I know for a fact that you will never believe me no matter what I do as you are so committed to tarnishing my name, so stay in your delusional bubble with your delusional friends and continue to believe that the system you so passionately protect is not killing people daily and I'll continue to send love to people like you in hope that one day you will wake the f**k up!!! "

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    1. Oh yeah. I really made her angry, I'm afraid. I started to feel like a fly driving a cow insane after a while (not that I'm pulling a Candice and calling her a cow! thinking more of Socrates' idea of the gadfly).

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    2. "I have shown my records to trusted individuals like Chris..."

      What is a "trusted individual?" Is it just an individual that she trusts? What if we don't trust that individual?

      She really is quite a nasty piece of work, isn't she. It doesn't take much to provoke the multiple exclamation marks and f-bombs. And she still hasn't grasped that, yes, her story is her own UNTIL she starts building a public image on it. Then it's perfectly reasonable for a rational public to confirm that the story is accurate, especially if there are gaping holes in that story.

      The same is true for any celebrity, politician or writer who publicly tells a personal story in order to boost their own PR.

      If she really wants to demonstrate that she is "living proof that adopting a holistic healing lifestyle works," then she needs to provide that proof, and she should be happy to do it. I'd advise her to go back to her oncologist, the one who purportedly affirmed that Candice had cured herself. She would no doubt be happy to co-author a paper for a reputable medical journal about Candice's ground-breaking case history. That would satisfy everybody, wouldn't it? The mercenary oncologist would boost her career and her income, Candice would be world-renowned, and her story would reach the masses! With the added bonus that no one could doubt her story, because the evidence would all be there in peer-reviewed print.

      Also, what is a "negative ego?" Isn't that a contradiction in terms?

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    3. She is still claiming that her medical records are "in the mail" too.

      I'm thankful that she is too strange and unpolished to get anywhere with her story...allows me to enjoy the show without really worrying too much about her impact.

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  45. I'm not saying this to be cruel or derogatory, but just suggesting a possible explanation for CMF's increasingly bizarre behaviour. I'm no mental health expert, but she does seem to me to demonstrate many traits associated with narcissism: desperate attention seeking, self-delusion, self-aggrandizement, projection of blame onto others, inability to engage in objective discussion. If I'm right, then trying to have a rational discussion with her will be to no avail, and she will never consider that she might be at fault or reconsider her position. I don't like to be defeatist, but I know from painful experience that there's really no way to win with someone like this! Anyone who questions or contradicts them will always be made out to be the bad guy, no matter how reasonable they try to be. But it still disturbs me greatly that she can get away with endangering people's health and possibly lives with her willful ignorance. I wish there was an effective way to formally complain about her FB page!

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    1. She does also demonstrate many traits associated with plain old stupidity.

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    2. I wonder what happened to her mom and sister? They haven't commented or even "liked" a post for ages.

      Is it possible that Candy has become too nutty even for them?

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  46. Not sure if anyone else has noticed but this time last week Candice's FB page had 4164 likes, by Thurs it had gone up to 4167, on Sat it went down to 4166 and today 4165, so only 1 like for a week ! not only that it seems that people may be withdrawing likes?
    Candice showing her true nasty side and the constant pressure to provide evidence appears to have had the desired effect, she must be fuming :)

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  47. I don't think it will bother her one bit.




    But only because 4164 + 3 - 1 - 1 = 4165 is precisely the sort of "advanced science" she doesn't quite grasp.

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  48. Found this description on the Liberators International website...
    Chief of PR & Communication
    Candice is an inspirational leader in the health and wellness industry. She also helps with graphic design, photography and dance.

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  49. After a brief lull Candy is back to full retard. Sharing an "interesting read" from Natural News on the 7 reasons why natural cancer cures "sometimes" don't work. Sadly number 1 is that people stupidly try proven medical treatments first. The rest of the list is not trying enough woo at the same time. Not following the woo religiously. Basically... to summarise.... if you try a natural remedy and it doesn't work... it's apparently all your fault... not the useless pseudoscience's fault.

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  50. Some joker called "Critical Thinker" who is everything but a Critical Thinker is attempting to fight for Candice in the podcast youtube video comments.
    This person is extremely rude and obviously not playing with the full deck, Alison Bonner was responding but this person has overstepped the mark using insults that have caused her to remove all her posts.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejBbpdbEhFU

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  51. Only 9 days until she starts trying to make money from her claims. Smart of her to hold off for that long and let the heat die down. I find it interesting that she backed away from all promotions and then put such a lengthy waiting period on her website, I've made websites... they don't take as long as her count down. I recommend turning the heat up as soon as she starts selling her vapid bunk. http://www.healthycandy.me

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  52. I've find this blog funny and strange.. She's doing purposely or out of her mind..
    Myphen

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