Ben Carson Once Claimed Tree Bark Cured Him Of Prostate Cancer
According to the Wall Street Journal, Ben Carson consulted with a medical supplement company that faced a legal challenge when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. That article is behind a paywall, but DailyNewsBin has the essence of it:
… he may have to explain why he once claimed that his prostate cancer had been cured by a junk science supplement consisting of aloe vera and tree bark. Carson, who has rejected most modern scientific principles during his campaign as he’s rejected climate change and other basics, has been caught on video making the claims as part of a pyramid scheme promoting the supplement.
In what might be the strangest story yet about the seemingly strangest candidate in the 2016 race, the Wall Street Journal has uncovered YouTube footage from 2004 in which Ben Carson tells a group of sales associates for a dietary supplement called Mannatech that after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he began taking the supplement and “within about three weeks my symptoms went away.” It must not have worked that well, as Carson later had surgery to remove the cancer.