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Old 23rd January 2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Dr Leonard Coldwell - Cancer fraudster

Having trouble getting information on 'Dr' Leonard Coldwell.

My google-fu seems to only turn up his own sites. Likewise, the usual source sites don't seem to cover this guy. (Science-Based Medicine, Quackwatch etc...)

Has anyone heard of him / had an opportunity to debunk this nutbar?

He's claiming a 92% cure rate, yet strangely doesn't have a wikipedia entry.

If you want to try to stomach his crap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1hrq...feature=colike
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Old 23rd January 2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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He's an associate of fraudster, felon and quack Kevin Trudeau and posted this in one of Trudeau's "newsletters":
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As a friend and physician of Kevin Trudeau in Europe, Kevin has asked me to write for you some information about my experience with and historical use of my cancer protocol. If you read further you agree and accept the following and attached disclaimers and information! You are also informed that I do not work with patients in the US and all information I simple for educational, research or entertainment purposes only.
Disclaimer: Dr Leonard Coldwell is retired and does not work in the USA with patients. If you have any serious health concerns please consult a licensed health care practitioner. The following is not health advice or substitute for any doctors visit, treatment or diagnosis it is only a general information of what advice Dr Coldwell gave his patients in similar cases. Since every individual case is different you need to see an expert for individual advice, diagnosis and treatment. Do not apply any of this information before you consulted a licensed health care practitioner. The following is only Dr Coldwell's personal opinion or a summary of the historical use of his system directed to his patients while he was still working with patients in Europe. All health statements made are based on freedom of religion and for and form the Church Of Inner Healing. Or it is advice from licensed MD's that are students of Dr Coldwell like Dr Hohn MD NMD or Dr Crone MD ND HD. The following information is for educational and research purposes only. All emails are written under the NAFEORA 199. Also written under constitutional rights.
FTC and FDA warning: guys I do not trade or sell anything or make any direct profit from any of my suggestions. Not even my books. So donít
even bather to harass me because it will lead to legal action against you personally not against the agencies. www.instinctbasedmedicine.com You can get free individual advice from the www.goodlifefoundation.com from Dr. Hohn MD NMD just write to drhohn@goodlifefoundation.com.
Hmm. A mix of quackery, legal threats, religious "ordination"1 and associated with Trudeau: avoid.

A little research shows he's also a birther, a follower of Lyndon LaRouche and claims that megadoses of Vitamin D and/or mistletoe2 will eradicate cancer. Oh and he claims, or allows others like Thomas Hohn of the "Good Life Foundation" to claim on his behalf, that he cured Ronald Regan's colon cancer; and he doesn't like Snopes.

I'm also reasonably sure that he doesn't have a real doctorate or real medical qualifications; he refers to himself as:
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"Board Certified NMD DNM PHD LCHC CNHP"
1 He's an "ordained" "minister" of the "Universal Ministries", i.e. a mail order outfit.
2 Or maple syrup. No I'm not making this up.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for this. One of my ultrawoo friends (cancer sufferer) has found this guy, and is taking spoonfuls of baking soda & maple syrup for her colo-rectal cancer instead of pursuing chemo, radiaton & surgical intervention - all having been offered to her free of charge in the Canadian medical system (suggesting to me the original diagnosis was at a stage that was quite treatable).

I am HOPING to be able to (gently) suggest she supplement the maple syrup & Arm and Hammer with a little conventional therapy and stay with us a while longer.

Or not.
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Old 9th October 2012, 01:33 AM   #4
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Sorry to bump this thread, but I missed it when it was launched, and I just learned about him through a stubborn poster in the cancer section of Y!A answers.

A little bit of simple math and reasoning might be helpful. He claims to have cured more than 30,000 cancer patients (out of approximately 35,000 patients) and he has had more than 2 milion attendees at his seminars.

To know that a cancer patient is cured, he has to follow his patients over time. So 10 contacts per patient is not unrealistic. So there would have to be at least 300,000 contacts for those he cured, and an uncertain number of contacts with those he couldn't cure - at least 5,000.

So the first question we could address is how much time would be needed to have 300,000 contacts?. If a working day is 8 hours, and he spends no more than 30 minutes per patient including calling the nex patient in, he can see 16 patients per day.

This would take 300,000/16 = 18,750 working days.

If he works 7 days a week all year long, that would take
18,750/365 year ~51 years.

If you add the time it takse to prepare/hold seminars, make you tube videos, write books etc. it becomes very difficult to imagine how he would have managed to do this. 2 million attendees at seminars means a lot of seminars (or extremely large seminars).
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Old 9th October 2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by jli View Post
To know that a cancer patient is cured, he has to follow his patients over time.

I suspect his methodology is somewhat simpler, i.e. didn't come back, must be cured.
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Old 9th October 2012, 12:31 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Antiquehunter View Post
Having trouble getting information on 'Dr' Leonard Coldwell.

My google-fu seems to only turn up his own sites. Likewise, the usual source sites don't seem to cover this guy. (Science-Based Medicine, Quackwatch etc...)

Has anyone heard of him / had an opportunity to debunk this nutbar?

He's claiming a 92% cure rate, yet strangely doesn't have a wikipedia entry.

If you want to try to stomach his crap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1hrq...feature=colike
Try this for a start:http://saltydroid.info/darker-than-the-darkside/


I do not google, I www.dogpile.com

For this and others: I dogpiled "Dr. Leonard Coldwell fraud"
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Old 9th October 2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Antiquehunter View Post
Thanks for this. One of my ultrawoo friends (cancer sufferer) has found this guy, and is taking spoonfuls of baking soda & maple syrup for her colo-rectal cancer instead of pursuing chemo, radiaton & surgical intervention - all having been offered to her free of charge in the Canadian medical system (suggesting to me the original diagnosis was at a stage that was quite treatable).

I am HOPING to be able to (gently) suggest she supplement the maple syrup & Arm and Hammer with a little conventional therapy and stay with us a while longer.

Or not.
You should tell your friend what happened to Steve Jobs when he decided to pursue "holistic" methods of cancer treatment vs scientific medicine.
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Old 6th February 2013, 10:43 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Antiquehunter View Post
Having trouble getting information on 'Dr' Leonard Coldwell.

My google-fu seems to only turn up his own sites. Likewise, the usual source sites don't seem to cover this guy. (Science-Based Medicine, Quackwatch etc...)

Not surprising.

As someone on SGU bemoans:

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This guy is a scam artist - but here's the problem: Leonard has done a fantastic job of manipulating Google's search results so that when you search for his name, the first 5 or 6 results are from his own website, blog, and publications. I want this to change. Skeptical Inquirer, the JREF, RichardDawkins.net, or some other skeptic website needs to publish a very well-seen article that Google will cache - so that it shows up in the top search results. And the title should make it clear right away. Something like, "FRAUD - QUACK - Leonard Coldwell - "CANCER CURE" SCAM" to make it immediately clear that he's full of **** to anyone who Googles his name.

So that's probably why a search for the guy only turns up his own sites - but that's changing - trust me on that one!

Originally Posted by Antiquehunter View Post
Has anyone heard of him / had an opportunity to debunk this nutbar?

Someone mentioned SaltyDroid above.

He's good.

Probably the best site though for information on this sleazebag is Cosmic Connie's "Whirled Musings".

Check it out.

She's been going after him with a vengeance for years - there's ton's of dirt on her site about Not-A- 'Dr' Leonard Coldwell.
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Old 6th February 2013, 11:13 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by lopeyschools View Post
You should tell your friend what happened to Steve Jobs when he decided to pursue "holistic" methods of cancer treatment vs scientific medicine.
Was he pursuing the holistic stuff when he died, or had he allowed scientific medicine to poison/butcher him..? It's not very hard to come up with a pro-holistic narrative for his death, if one wants to. He either chose the wrong holistic option, or didn't have the courage to see it through.
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Old 6th February 2013, 12:13 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by catsmate1 View Post
He's an associate of fraudster, felon and quack Kevin Trudeau and posted this in one of Trudeau's "newsletters":
Hmm. A mix of quackery, legal threats, religious "ordination"1 and associated with Trudeau: avoid.

A little research shows he's also a birther, a follower of Lyndon LaRouche and claims that megadoses of Vitamin D and/or mistletoe2 will eradicate cancer. Oh and he claims, or allows others like Thomas Hohn of the "Good Life Foundation" to claim on his behalf, that he cured Ronald Regan's colon cancer; and he doesn't like Snopes.

I'm also reasonably sure that he doesn't have a real doctorate or real medical qualifications; he refers to himself as:
1 He's an "ordained" "minister" of the "Universal Ministries", i.e. a mail order outfit.
2 Or maple syrup. No I'm not making this up.


He is associated with Kevin Treudeau. Case Closed. The guy is a quack.
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Old 6th February 2013, 01:16 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by shuttlt View Post
Was he pursuing the holistic stuff when he died, or had he allowed scientific medicine to poison/butcher him..? It's not very hard to come up with a pro-holistic narrative for his death, if one wants to. He either chose the wrong holistic option, or didn't have the courage to see it through.
He started with the 'natural cure' rubbish when he was first diagnosed, but fairly soon accepted real medicine. Delaying surgery and chemo might have taken a couple of weeks off his life but wouldn't have made a real difference to the outcome.
So yeah, the woo-meisters can crow that he was "poisoned and butchered" to death.
Did Steve Jobs’ flirtation with alternative medicine kill him?
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