The Fresh Network is hosting a seminar on Power of Living Foods to Heal Disease & Conquer Ageing, with Dr. Brian Clement, Director of the Hippocrates Institute, on the 23rd of June in London.
The exciting claims: “Cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, MS, ALS, Parkinsons, fibromyalgia and more can be altered, prevented, and at times conquered with phyto-chemicals, antioxidants and other nutrients consumed on a diet of organic vegan living food.”
Who is Dr. Brian Clement?
While I have no way of knowing who he is, I have never met him, but the web tells me: “Dr. Brian Clement, PhD, NMD, LN, is the director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach Florida. He has spent more than thirty years practicing and researching and living foods nutrition.”
Is Dr. Brian Clement a quack?
It seems, based on the information above and below (Health educator certification info) that no, Dr. Brian Clement is in fact not a quack, but, you know how things are on the Internet.
Just like vaccinations, there are two opposing sides to the “Dr. Brian Clement” story.
A story found here (HushLeaks.com), that came to my attention here (Natural News), shows the potential opposing side.
So, unlike Mike Adams, I’m not picking up the phone to talk to “Bob” or anyone else to see if Mr. Clement “acquired his PhD and graduate degrees through a ‘diploma mill’.”
So, is this a case of haters hating (not Mike), or is there validity to the story? Aside from sending people “home to die off campus,” aren’t “upsells” part of doing business?
I didn’t like this part though: “Staffers who did not meet the required upsell quota were fired.” It reminds me of my job working for Hewlett Packard phone tech support at Sutherland Global Services®.
And from interviews, Mr. Clement seems to have some depth of knowledge, perhaps he just short-cut things a little? Not suggesting that is right, but does that qualify him a place in the book of “quackery?”
It’s no question that any and all industries are exploited by those with pure profit mindsets. I have seen it numerous times in the raw food industry.
I wrote the information below, and pulled the quotes, before I learned of the Hush Leaks story. It actually had me justifying the $8,000 spend.
I would love to go somewhere and detox and cleanse for 3 weeks, then feed my brain about health and longevity for 6 weeks. I can brush off the up-sells, but I’m not sure how I’d feel if my class-mate, during the 3-week cleanse, was ushered home to “die off campus.”
Articles, word-of-mouth, and the Internet, it has a funny way of jamming people’s brains up!
Health educator certification from Hippocrates Health Institute
Information below pulled from the HHI web site.
The Hippocrates Health Educator Program (HED), an inspiration of Hippocrates’ wisdom, “Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food,” offers a deep learning experience towards the understanding of a lifestyle based on living foods.
It is a 9-week program that targets the topic of raw food health, plus it gets into the topics of complementary therapies and related disciplines. HED prepares students for a career towards helping others to choose food as their medicine.
“Some HED participants are healthcare professionals such as therapists, nutritionists, nurses, psychologists and physicians, while others come from non-health related fields.
All students, however, share a deep regard for health and nutrition and begin their education with the three-week HHI Life Transformation Program.
During this time, students detoxify physically, mentally and emotionally, and recharge their bodies for the weeks that follow.”
After the first few weeks there is further education in the class room for 7 hours each day, plus homework (further reading, projects, etc.).
Raw food internship opportunities are available in the greenhouse and in the kitchen, to really hone the skills of growing and food prep.
“To date, the program has graduated students from 27 countries, many of whom are currently involved in nutritional counseling services, fitness centers, sprouting and farming businesses, and a wide variety of humanitarian causes around the globe.”
A day with Dr. Brian Clement 2013
So, despite (or even because of) some/all of the information above, you still want to learn more about the Fresh Network event in June this year?
Heck, I’d go if I was close.
Full details can be found here, but here are the main details of the event:
Sunday 23rd June 23, 2013 from 11:30am to 3:30pm
(doors open at 10:30am and close at 5:00pm)
Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London
Tickets are less than 30 pounds. Click here to buy tickets.
Note: I get commissions if you buy tickets from these links. Boy, do I hope the allegations are incorrect!
Also, these allegations haven’t a thing to do with Fresh Network… they are hosting the event just like many others have over the years.
He is “one of the most sought-after speakers in the fields of optimum nutrition and holistic health” after all.