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Stephen Serenelli’s Scientology Cancer Diet Experience: Read It And Weep

stephen serenelliOn October 26, 2004, Stephen Serenelli died of bowel cancer.

Initially he was treated conventionally, but under the strong influence of his wife Eileen and Ian Shillington, a naturopathic doctor and Scientologist, he decided to follow alternative treatments only.

The alternative treatments made him feel weak and miserable and resulted in his tumour becoming inoperable. This almost certainly shortened his life considerably and seriously compromised his quality of life. The fact that the alternative treatments wore him out so much may have decreased his survival time even more.

Shortly before his death, Serenelli wrote a letter to his ND Ian Shillington. Serenelli also kept a diary during his illness.

5 responses to “Stephen Serenelli’s Scientology Cancer Diet Experience: Read It And Weep

  1. WeWee October 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    This is sad. The same story for all the alternatives, to spend all the time following useless treatments until the hopes are very few.
    I write some note in a next post on my blog.

  2. beatis October 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I just can’t help wondering how his wife must feel now. And this ‘doctor’ Ian Shillington – who in my opinion isn’t worth that title, not even as a naturopathic one.

  3. Cat Daddy March 21, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Scientology Kills

  4. margotdarby December 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I stumbled across the diary back in 2005 and read through it several times. Very touching. It was a sudden and bitter surprise to find that the naturopathy did no more than a placebo, and possibly even less.

  5. Ikaruga December 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Scientology… from what I’ve gathered from them… their treatments are just… just… retarded.

    It goes like this:

    Operator (we should give the guy a name): Commence assist. Look at that picture. Now look at that chair. Now look at that pigeon. Now look at that pencil. Now look at that phone. (And after having the assisted person look at lots of stuff) End of assist.

    And that is a treatment.

    This one stroke me because it’s supposed to make people sober.

    I guess the patients response would be like: Shaddup ‘n bring me another dring or I hurts ya.

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