Listeners of my podcast and followers of Canadian news in general will probably be familiar with the case of two First Nations girls with leukemia whose parents decided to have treated at a Florida massage establishment called The Hippocrates Health Institute. A judge recently declared that the girls could not be taken away from their parents, as the latter were well within their rights to explore traditional medicine, even though what the Institute offers is pure quackery and has nothing to do with First Nations beliefs. (For a further discussion of why Western medicine is not relative, see my article in the Prince Arthur Herald)
Here’s a fun development: the owners of the Hippocrates Health Institute are now facing lawsuits from former staff members who claim it’s a scam.
“Canadians represent a significant part of HHI’s business, with sources telling CBC that more than a…
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