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Author Rosanna Davison studied at naturopath college owned by Scientology member

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by CommunicatorIC, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Author Rosanna Davison studied at naturopath college owned by Scientology member.

    Sunday Times: Scientologist controls college for naturopaths

    http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/article1603296.ece

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    Davison did not respond to requests for comment on whether she was aware that Keppler was a Scientologist or whether she believed his views influenced the education she received at the college.


    THE College of Naturopathic Medicine, where Rosanna Davison studied nutritional therapy, is part of a worldwide network of colleges owned by a top-level Scientologist who opposes the use of prescription drugs and vaccinations.

    Davison, a former Miss World and daughter of singer songwriter Chris de Burgh, is using her qualification from the college, known as CNM, to carve out a career in naturopathic nutrition. This is based around the concept that food can be used as medicine to prevent and even treat illness.

    Her cookbook, Eat Yourself Beautiful, debuted at No 1 on the bestseller list for hardback non-fiction last week in Ireland. According to Nielsen BookScan, which captures about 80% of sales, Davison’s self-help manual sold 434 copies.


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    HT - Tony Ortega (2nd item): http://tonyortega.org/2015/09/06/vi...cavige-giving-shipboard-scientology-briefing/

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    Nice UK smackdown of Scientology nutritional woo

    We were happy to help out Gabrielle Monaghan of the Sunday Times who dug into a naturopathic “college” that promotes dangerous nonsense, and happens to be run by an OT 8 named Hermann Keppler. She checked with us about Keppler’s bona fides, and they are solid. He completed OT 8 in 2012, also L10 and L11, and just weeks ago he showed up in a promotional flier for the new media center in Los Angeles at the old KCET studios. So yes, Keppler is a very involved, high level Scientologist, and he’s also selling the woo that ensnared Miss World Rosanna Davison.

    It’s a nice, clean hit, and the kind of thing we’d like to see other newspapers do more often.


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    Rosanna Davison Twitter
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  2. xenusdad

    xenusdad Patron with Honors

    Scientologist controls college for naturopaths

    THE College of Naturopathic Medicine, where Rosanna Davison studied nutritional therapy, is part of a worldwide network of colleges owned by a top-level Scientologist who opposes the use of prescription drugs and vaccinations.

    Davison, a former Miss World and daughter of singer songwriter Chris de Burgh, is using her qualification from the college, known as CNM, to carve out a career in naturopathic nutrition. This is based around the concept that food can be used as medicine to prevent and even treat illness.

    Her cookbook, Eat Yourself Beautiful, debuted at No 1 on the bestseller list for hardback non-fiction last week in Ireland. According to Nielsen BookScan, which captures about 80% of sales, Davison’s self-help manual sold 434 copies.

    In a newspaper interview to promote the book last month, the vegan model was quoted as saying her husband’s symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis cleared up after removing gluten from his diet.

    The comments were criticised by dieticians, doctors and Arthritis Ireland. Davison subsequently said some commentators had accused her of saying that gluten was "responsible for autism, schizophrenia and arthritis; that is absolutely not the case".

    CNM was set up in the UK in 1998 by Hermann Keppler, who then established colleges in Ireland, America, Canada and South Africa. He owns 80% of CNM’s operations in Ireland, which include branches in Dublin, Cork and Galway, according to the Companies Registration Office.

    Internal records of course completions at the Church of Scientology have been published online by Anonymous, a hacking collective that has protested against the church worldwide, and held demonstrations outside its Dublin mission. These records indicate Keppler has spent years progressing up the ranks of the church, which was founded by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard in the 1950s.

    A separate internal document disseminated by the church shows an image of Keppler with his arm around a woman who was campaigning for a Scientology media centre.

    According to Tony Ortega, a former editor of The Village Voice in New York who runs a website on Scientology entitled The Underground Bunker, “with the completions database and that resent advertisement, we can say that, at a minimum, Keppler has been a very involved Scientologist since at least 1994".

    Keppler is an advocate of fasting and detoxing using salts. He believes "each single mineral in Himalayan salt is a crystal with its own frequency and electromagnetic field" according to a 2013 interview with Homeopathy 4 Everyone, which claims to he the world‘s leading homeopathy journal.

    In that interview, Keppler said Parkinson's disease is caused by “a toxic environment", such as the presence of “heavy metals", and recommends that patients stay away from vaccines and consume spirulina powder, vitamin C and niacin instead.

    “Drugs, especially psychiatric drugs, can have tremendously adverse side effects,” he said. “There are statistics which show that more than
    60% of diseases are caused by drugs that each fourth patient in America is delivered to a hospital because of the side effect of drugs, and that each fourth patient in America dies because of the side—effects of drugs."

    Anonymous suggests some students at CNM have been influenced by Keppler's involvement in Scientology.

    Its forum received the following post in 2009: “I was a student at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Cork city and I had to quit when, at the end of my first year, I discovered the founder of the college is a Scientologist. His name is Hermann and he gave the teachers a video made by the church to show to all of the students ... an anti-psychiatry video, full of propaganda, lies and manipulation of statistics. Shockingly, most of the students in my class did not question the content of the film, but accepted it as fact."

    The Sunday Times made repeated interview requests to Keppler through the American School of Natural Health in Clearwater, Florida. An employee, who identified himself only as "Tom Z", said Keppler was on holiday.

    In an email, the employee said: “Please note that CNM Ireland inflows a strict policy, which is that religious beliefs do not influence teaching. This includes the religious beliefs of Mr Keppler.

    "CNM is an educational institution that provides training programmes in alternative medicine. The content of these programs is scientific and has no religious affiliation.

    “There are many schools and colleges who provide similar programmes. Keppler is not a lecturer in Ireland and has never taught in Ireland."

    Davison did not respond to requests for comment on whether she was aware that Keppler was a Scientologist or whether she believed his views influenced the education she received at the college.

    The director of studies at CNM Ireland did not respond to an interview request.

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  3. Reasonable

    Reasonable Silver Meritorious Patron

    Just because a Scientologist owns something does not mean it is automatically bad. If you think the school is a fraud then check out the school on its own merits. Not based on whether the owner is a Scientologist.

    But just because a person is a Scientologist and into Naturopathy does not make Naturopthy bad.

    Being a Scientologist does not make a person bad in every area of his life. I am sorry to use a Hubbard term but this A=A=A type thinking is a little disturbing to me.
     
  4. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    I agree, they are both a bad con together or separately :biggrin:
     
  5. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    From DeathHamster on WWP.

    https://whyweprotest.net/threads/au...ed-by-scientology-member.130175/#post-2555045

    The international address for College of Naturopathic Medicine is:

    Unit 1, Bulrushes Farm, Coombe Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4LZ, UK

    "Bulrushes Farm" is frequently used for Scientology's "totally secular and completely not Scientology" front groups, so I'd class them as an actual Scientology front group rather than just a woo group started and run by Scientologists.

    This one goes deep inside the bubble.

    Citizens Commission on Human Rights UK Individual Bulrushes Farm East Grinstead East Grinstead RH19 4LZ United Kingdom
    Duncan McNair Modern Teaching Suite 7 Bulrushes Business Park Coombe Hill Road East Grinstead West Sussex RH191LZ GB
    ARC Music Productions International Ltd UK Limited Company, (Company number: 2119174) ARC Music Productions International Ltd Bulrushes Farm, Coombe Hill Road, EAST GRINSTEAD Surrey Sussex RH19 4LZ United Kingdom ​