Australian Bent Spoon winner
October 14, 2018
The Aussies have just had their skeptics conference, and have given out a Bent Spoon award (opens new window) to Sarah Stevenson, for her Sarah's Day brand of nonsense.
Sarah has claimed that she managed to cure a case of cervical dysplasia with:
"the power of natural medicine, food, lifestyle changes and prayer"
The Cancer Council of Australia disputes Sarah's claims, saying:
"there is no evidence that there is anything a woman can do in terms of diet and lifestyle that promotes regression".
The Sarah's Day website (opens new window) has selling of her products front and centre, with 100 page eBooks for AU$70. It looks like she's an up and coming alternative lifestyle brand, so I expect to see her in the news for her nonsense some more over the next few years.
The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia were also in the running for a Bent Spoon, for making the same mistake the World Health Organisation is currently in the process of making - giving legitimacy to conditions and diagnoses based on pseudoscientific claptrap such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Homeopathy.