June 03, 2016

Witch Doctor or Politician? Manitoba NDP Interim leader reported for promoting miracle cancer cure

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Manitoba NDP Interim leader Flor Marcelino has been reported to Health Canada for distributing guyabano leaves to friends and strangers and suggesting that they cure cancer.

The province’s Health Minister, Kevin Goertzen, reported the politician after she admitted to distributing the natural health product to friends and strangers. And no, Flor Marcelino isn’t a doctor. The Minister claims that there are regulations for distributing natural products and that legislators should be held to a higher standard when it comes to promoting them.

The main issue is that guyabano leaves are often marketed by kooks to cure cancer and naive, desperate and gullible people buy into it and believe it’s true. And that could affect someone’s decision to go to the doctor for viable medical advice. So this is both a regulatory and morality issue.

As a result of being reported, the interim leader has said that she will stop engaging in promoting the product. And according to Marcelino, Health Canada “affirmed that this was a common situation for products of a cultural value to individuals and that my statement should resolve the matter.”

Health Canada states that the guyabano leaf is a source of anti-oxidants and contains no medicinal ingredients that would cure cancer. Science and technology have come a long way since the 1400’s when witches made special potions to cure ailments. Sure, some natural remedies may work in some instances, but cancer is a serious illness that needs to be treated by professionals. And prolonging that treatment because a person might believe they’ve found a miracle cure can be detrimental.

But don’t you wish there was a miracle cure for the NDP’s detrimental policies?

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commented 2016-06-06 03:03:33 -0400
WATCHMEN!… Come on now an fess up man… Weren’t you a little “buzzed” when you wrote your post to “Hooly”?,,, Not even a little?…
commented 2016-06-05 09:46:18 -0400
@ Pat McCaughey

That would be a miracle. Only divine intervention can force sober thought on lefties. Their whole existence is one big emotional roller coaster.
commented 2016-06-04 19:12:02 -0400
Let’s go one step further, a miracle cure for emotional lefties that would force sober thought, reason etc. what a good dream.
commented 2016-06-04 11:53:43 -0400
The N.D.P. comms are old news in M.B.and Alberta N.D.P. will see the same soon.
commented 2016-06-04 01:55:12 -0400
Right now, the Manitoba NDP are continuing with their fear mongering, saying that the conservatives are going to cut everything.
commented 2016-06-04 00:11:01 -0400
What Peter said.

Anyone who relies solely on guyabano leaf or any other botanical for cancer treatment, and neglects to get full testing and gain an understanding of all treatment options for their disease , deserve what they get.

I would no more totally rely on natural medicine as I would traditional western medicine. That said, treatment of cancer has greatly advanced in the past 10 -15 years. The problem is you may not have full or timely access to it in Canada.
commented 2016-06-03 19:52:25 -0400
It’s only appropriate that a professional snake oil saleswoman also sells snake oil in her spare time
commented 2016-06-03 19:14:25 -0400
Hooly again you need a lesson God Created everything on this planet to keep us healthy like foods but your belief in modern day witch doctors are just that voodoo doctors hence the two snakes and wings ,,, Alkalized body kills all diseases acid base body’s can grow cancer ,,, sugar is acid ,, coffee is acid ectt but again your ignorance is fuming out of you ,, Please stop before you really hurt someone this is as simple as i can explain it to you ,, Stop with hate as that will make you sick ,,Satans symbol of modern medicine, do you go to satan to be healed? https://youtu.be/n4jpfjU2ReI
commented 2016-06-03 17:39:09 -0400
Can you imagine if some white Conservative mp was doing this
Thanks HOLLY— third laff of the day
commented 2016-06-03 17:31:26 -0400
It is irresponsible for people in positions of authority and trust to promote remedies unless they are qualified.