When Dr Adam Smith decided to accuse a doctor turned naturopath of promoting fresh potato and “Pixie Dust” magnesium as cancer treatments, he never imagined he would be slapped with a million-dollar defamation lawsuit.
He thought he was doing a community service.
… Smith, who has a YouTube channel called Doc Adam with more than 2 million subscribers, alleges patients died after Agustin-Bunch encouraged them to follow her supplement-based health protocols.
Smith, who has a YouTube channel called Doc Adam with more than 2 million subscribers, alleges patients died after Agustin-Bunch encouraged them to follow her supplement-based health protocols.
Among a suite of allegations submitted to the court by Smith’s Australian commercial law firm, Mills Oakley, are claims Agustin-Bunch prescribed one patient various natural remedies she sells online and a carbohydrate-free diet, and discouraged her from using “modern medicine”.
Court documents allege Agustin-Bunch reviewed medical records of the woman – who had early-stage colon cancer when she visited the naturopath’s clinic – diagnosing the woman with stage 4 breast cancer by touching a lump on her chest and without undertaking further tests.
It is alleged she then recommended the woman “blend a fresh potato with a clear liquid product, fashion it into a patch” and place the patch on lumps in her breast and armpit.
The patient later died, according to Smith’s defence, lodged with the Supreme Court.
In another document submitted to the court, Smith claims an ovarian cancer patient followed Agustin-Bunch’s medical advice and used her natural remedies, such as vitamin C and cabbage, to treat her pain while refusing chemotherapy.
When the woman told Agustin-Bunch she was feeling pressure to have chemotherapy, documents submitted to the court detail that the naturopath allegedly told her: “Don’t believe them. They told that to one of my patients, but she is still alive after three years.”
Documents submitted to the court said the woman, who lived in Dubai, later died.