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VIDEO. Naturopath prosecuted for "illegal practice of medicine": "Without him, my companion would have escaped"

2021-10-14T18:15:37.346Z

A naturopath is prosecuted for "illegal practice of medicine" after the death of one of his cancer patients. The companion of



Miguel B. will be fixed this Friday afternoon. This 44-year-old naturopath, who works between Paris and Cachan (Val-de-Marne), is being prosecuted for "illegal practice of medicine" after the death of one of his patients with testicular cancer. In particular, he risks one year in prison. Follower of "eating raw", vegetable juices and fasting, he lavished, for weeks, his advice on nutrition, to Paul (

Editor's note: the first name has been changed

). The latter, resistant to the idea of ​​treating himself with conventional medicine, relied on Miguel B.'s “health protocol”. He died at the end of 2018, at the age of 41. His companion, Camille (

Editor's note: the first name has been changed

), decided to file a complaint a few weeks later.

She accuses the naturopath in particular of having dissuaded his companion from "going to see the doctor", from following chemotherapy, and describes an incredibly strict diet, made in particular of fasts and purges.

Following this complaint, an investigation was opened for "manslaughter" and "illegal practice of medicine".

To read also Miguel B., the naturopath who claims to cure cancer, would have made at least two other victims

It is ultimately for this sole reason that Miguel B. appeared in early September before the Paris court. "It is incredible to say that he practices illegally as a doctor when he has voluntarily deviated from classical medicine to exercise his activity as a naturopath," said Me Guillaume Martine, lawyer of Miguel B., shortly before the trial. Regarding his credentials, there is no doubt that he holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine from Harvard. Afterwards, we can discuss equivalences, but my client has nothing to be ashamed of. He also does not feel responsible for the death of his patient. What it offers is not a treatment that cures cancer, but a method for the body to strengthen itself… ”.

Just before the opening of the trial, a second family lodged a complaint against the naturopath, after the death in December 2018 of their daughter Hélène

(the name has been changed)

, 40, suffering from cervical cancer. .

Contacted, the respondent did not respond.

But not everyone agrees with the families of the victims: “Yes, he's radical, but he saved me, says Julien, for example, with his supporting medical examinations.

I had a medulloblastoma

(a tumor in the cerebellum)

, I was in a coma for two months in 2015. My relatives were told that I had four months to live.

And I'm still here today.

», He told our newspaper.

Source: leparis

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