#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 9°C Saturday 27 February 2021

Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland

Brian Clement has said his spa’s raw food diet has cured “every known disease”.

Image: Hippocrates Health Institute

TWO TALKS BY ‘health expert’ Brian Clement in Dublin and Galway have been cancelled after a campaign highlighted some of the man’s controversial claims, particularly about curing cancer.

Clement is co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida, a spa which offers treatments like cold laser therapy and Vitamin C injections and encourages patients to adopt a strict raw food diet.

In the past, when asked what ailments the spa had cured by putting patients on this diet, Clement responded: “Every known disease.”

“Of course, we are most notable for all of the people that have healed cancer.”

Two events had been organised in hotels in Dublin and Galway with Clement as a guest speaker but a group called Cork Skeptics called for the hotels to cancel them.

Now organiser and cancer survivor Bernadette Bohan has said she has taken the decision to cancel the events herself because “it’s too much hassle”.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, she said she felt Clement’s position had been misrepresented.

He doesn’t heal anybody, they heal themselves.

Bohan said Clement had never claimed to cure people of cancer, rather he “helped them make changes and those changes helped people help themselves”.

Clement has also said in one of his videos that “we know” what causes autism:

Source: Hippocrates Health Institute/YouTube

“It’s the heavy metal poisoning in the environment, it’s the clothing that is filled with chemicals and fire retardants, the 2,000 brand new chemicals every year that nobody researches, nobody tests, that they pour back into the environment  mixing with the tens of thousands of others which actually multiply into hundreds of thousands of different chemicals – this is why we have autism.”

Bohan has confirmed she has no future plans for events featuring Clement.

Read: Man who claims to have cured cancer is causing controversy in Dublin and Galway>

Read next: