Cancel David 'Avocado' Wolfe's weekend seminar at Rendezvous Hotel, Perth
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David 'Avocado' Wolfe is a self-proclaimed 'Health, Eco, Nutrition, and Natural Beauty Expert', but he is none of these things. He does not hold any health qualifications, has no published scientific literature, is not a doctor, nurse, scientist or any other health practitioner. He promotes an anti-vaccination, medication-free lifestyle, and is a big part of the emerging crusade against 'Big Pharma' and the medical industry. He encourages people with cancer to avoid chemotherapy in favour of herbal and 'natural' remedies. He is a Flat Earther, which means he actually believes the earth is flat. He also states that 'chocolate is an octave of sun energy', and that leaves me speechless.
For these reasons, among many others, I do not believe it is appropriate for a well-known and respected hospitality venue like Rendezvous Hotel to host a charlatan like David Wolfe, who is charging $440 for a weekend ticket to his conference (and of course, all 3 days cover different topics, so you have to get a weekend ticket!). At this conference, he will undoubtedly spew forth unscientific, false and frankly dangerous claims which can endanger the health, wellbeing and lives of those who are subjected to it, and who may not possess the skills or education to seek better understanding.
The event is going to be discussing an assortment of ridiculous pseudoscientific nonsense including (copied directly from the event page):
'Detoxification: We are not Sick, we are Toxic: How to Detoxify our Bodies and Maintain Youth. Most of our sicknesses have one thing in common... toxicity. Fast track your way to health with David's top health practices on how to detoxify the whole body and eliminate the metabolic toxins that build up in our system.'
Any health practitioner, or anyone with the ability to search for scientific information, can tell you that the liver is a perfectly adequate detoxing machine, and that any 'detox' programs are a waste of money, time and energy. Sadly, this is only the first of many ridiculous claims on his event description. I am fearful that impressionable individuals will attend this event and be influenced by his incorrect and dangerous ideology, and will further contribute to poor vaccination rates and increasing incidence of vaccine-preventable disease, as well as a general distrust of science and medicine, which is the last thing society needs at the present time.
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