Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Another Australian Detox Death

Australian Naturopath Jeffrey Dummett was "helping" a patient by placing him on a detox diet. The patient stopped his dialysis to go on the detox program recommended by Dummett. The patient lost 11 kilos in 10 days. He also lost his life.

Investigations have discovered that many of the naturopath's qualifications cannot be verified. Then again, in Australia it doesn't matter if qualifications are held or not, as none are required.

This is not the first time that Mr. Dummett has been in trouble for his treatment of patients. The 2003 annual report of the New South Wales Medical Board mentioned Mr. Dummett and his activities.

"Last year the Board prosecuted Jeffery Dummett, an unregistered person for holding himself out as being entitled, qualified or willing to practice medicine or perform a medical service. He was convicted, fined and placed on a bond. This year the Board again prosecuted him for similar offences and he was convicted in relation to that prosecution."

The conviction was mentioned in a press release by the New South Wales Health Minister Craig Knowles.

"A recently discredited procedure was the Live Blood Cell Analysis by which a self-proclaimed naturopath claimed he could diagnose illnesses by examining a pinprick of a patient's blood under a microscope and devise treatments to cure whatever disease was found.

"But the naturopath, Jeffrey Dummett was fined almost $34,000 and court costs in May this year for making false health claims as expert medical evidence found Dummet's claims could not possibly be true. However, under current arrangements this does not prevent other spivs hawking the same technique.

Australian consumers beware. When you see a naturopath or other alternative medicine practitioner, you are placing your health in the hands of somebody who will provide services that are not supported by science, but by superstition.

"There is only one truth. How we interpret that truth is called belief."
"The presence of belief, does not indicate the existence of truth."

20 Comments:

At Monday, July 18, 2005 4:01:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another facsist story against those who tell the truth about facsist agendas.

 
At Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:18:00 pm, Blogger Kevin Paine said...

And an anonymous post by someone who who has nothing constructive, useful or logical to add to the debate.

 
At Tuesday, December 26, 2006 8:46:00 pm, Anonymous Janey said...

My family was treated by Jeffrey at total random once when holidaying in Noosa, and he was a total nut. All we needed was some calimur or something for my brother but he wanted to do all these weird things such as "live blood tests" but we protested and left.
We laughed off the experience as and made fun of him ever since, and were totally shocked to find the same Jeffrey on the news some months later. We still had the medicine he gave us.
Crazy crazy crazy.

 
At Wednesday, September 05, 2007 5:00:00 pm, Blogger Michael said...

Why does he get called a Naturopath? Clearly he is unqualified.

 
At Monday, September 10, 2007 7:37:00 pm, Blogger Kevin Paine said...

The man can call himself a Naturopath because he has all the necessary qualifications, training & education required under Australian law to call yourself a naturopath.

Qualifications required = Nil
Training required = Nil
Education required = Nil

Even those who get some formal education are not necessarily better. If what you have been taught is wrong, then there's not much use in getting the education in the first place.

 
At Friday, September 28, 2007 11:17:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that this site reports that Jeffey Dummett Qualifications are bogus. Have any of you sat down with him to discuss this matter...I beleive the answer to this question is emphatically NO.

Mr Paine have you veiwed the Glebe Coroners report of the death of Mr Vecko Kresteski.

Dr Graham Bradhursts report clears Dr Jeffrey Dummett ND PHD MA of any Maltreatment received by Jefrey Dummett and I quote his statement as follows...

"Dr Jeffrey Dummett was not responsible for poor management or maltreatment of Mr Vecko Kresteski, it seems only probable that this death was related to Hyperoxyluria Type 1.
A disease which relates to death at a young age.

 
At Friday, September 28, 2007 11:34:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Paine you quoted that "the presence of beleif does not make an exsistence of truth"

A twelve person Jury which represents "THE PEOPLE" our community of NSW Australia have for two weeks been hearing the truth about how a compassionate Naturopath provided comfort in the last hours of Veckos sickness.

Dr Jeffey Dummett was vindicated and found NOT GUILTY of MANSLAUGHTER of Mr Vecko Kresteski.

Mr Paine would you call this verdict "Exsistence of TRUTH"

 
At Friday, September 28, 2007 11:44:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kev, just a few words on behalf of Jeffrey Dummett. The reports in the media concerning this man seeem
to reflect sensational Journalism sometimes referred to as "cheque book Journalism".

He was found "Not Guilty". Again Justice has provided another spoke in the wheel for Natural Medicine Practitioners.

 
At Friday, September 28, 2007 11:59:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have for one week been in the Supreme Court hearing evidence from the Crown Barrister and Jeffey Dummett's Defence Counsel John Doris concerning the death of Vecko Kresteski.

Interesting enough the Crown (NSW Goverment)relied its evidence on potassium levels abstracted from fruits and vegetables as being the causitive agent in the death of a man.

It was suggested that the mineral levels in his blood led to a heart attack but John Doris refuted this with Dr Graham Bradhurst report on the death of Vecko Kreseski ie Hyperoxyleuria Type 1.

 
At Friday, September 28, 2007 12:29:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An event which only happened today at 9.30am at Martin Place Sydney is in defence of Jeffrey Dummett.

I dont know this man but as offical Paramedic for the NSW ambulance I can only relate that a Japenese Student on study from Japan fell ill and collapsed to a point of death.

I was told by witnesses that Jeffrey uterlised an unknown technique in pressuring the spleen and raised the young girls diaphram. She is well now.

I hope this testimony outweighs a piece of paper which reads "Naturopath". Whether or not I can validate he is qualified I will not comment but one thing I do know is he cures death.

 
At Thursday, October 11, 2007 9:36:00 am, Blogger Kevin Paine said...

I am still awaiting a copy of the judgement before making further comment on this case. The jury did not convict Mr. Dummett of manslaughter. That is the truth. That does not change the factsof the case. It confirms that the jury believed the same interpretation of the facts.

For the charges to have been laid in the first place, there had to be a substantial amount of evidence indicating that there was some level of fault. Again, I await a copy of the judgement before making further comment.

 
At Friday, October 12, 2007 3:41:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Communist's LOOK UNDER YOUR BED what do you see LOOK UNDER YOUR BED, communist's I SEE RED.
What colour is a red stop light LOOK UNDER YOU BED it's RED what do I see COMMUNISTS WEARING RED.

 
At Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:14:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was treated by jeffrey dummett on the sunshine coast. I had previously studied 1st yr herbal medicine in sydney myself so had a basic knowledge of things. I found an advert jeffrey had placed in the newspaper claiming free blood analysis. Let me say, this man did not follow protocol that i had learnt about AT ALL. He stuck me in a tin shed with the door held closed by an old garden shovel, while he sat outside rocking on an old chair eating fruit. When i asked him why he had never asked me at any point in the first consultation if i was pregnant (first rule of herbal medicine) he said "i guessed if you were you would have told me" After the tin shed he got me into some heat chamber and kept telling me I needed to remove all my clothes, to which i told him i felt uncomfortable doing so and would leave my bikini on to which he asked me if i was always this conservative with everyone. Then he gave a massage again requesting i removed ALL of my clothes to which i again refused. While giving the massage he talked about how he liked to smoke marijuana and also talked about some church group coming to get him, they were after him and tapping his phone etc. I never went back to him as I felt really uncomforatble and had also looked at his qualifications and could not figure out how a man could study so many things at one time as the graduation dates did not add up. i rang him a week later and asked him for my money back as i was not able to continue my sessions with him (he had made me pay a large sum of money up front)He was a bit annoyed and reluctantly gave me a small amount back but had words with me. i just wanted to put as much distance between myself and him as i could so took what he offered and left. Then he started to phone me using the client details i had given him asking me that he wanted to move his practise to a different country and did i have any friends that he might be able to stay with until he got himself set up, to which i replied no, then he got a bit upset and said i should be able to help as i had grown up in this other country. He is a very strange man, i think he is dangerous and should not be allowed to roam about parading as a health care professional.

 
At Monday, December 01, 2008 1:26:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above comment is written by a bitter divorced lady who apparently needs more professional allied medical help other than a Naturopath.

A Naturopath can definately not help people who persist in depressive behaviour while manifesting continual crying manic states sitting in a VW Combi Van on a very hot Peregian Beach day @ 31 degrees temperature for a period of 1 hour.

Because her ex-husband is very successful and has now scored an awesome relationship with a lovely lady who loves him supremely and has many excellent qualities, which the Ex-wife could not succeed nor match.

To throw dirt at a man who does not smoke marjiuana, nor beleive in drinking alcohol, nor beleives in premaritial sex is a low ploy to lift ones conviction over their own poor choices in life.

These people are in dire need of Professional Psycological help which specialises in neuro degeneration behavioural technique.

Research Indicates that people who suffer from continual bouts of crying are mentally imbalanced.

Specific EAAs (essential amino acids)are shown to help modify such behaviour while also attending a spirit filled church where she will find genuine love and support and true deliverence to live a succesful and joyful life.

I bless you in your endevours to do so and may the Almighty God who listens to our crys do so. AMEN

 
At Monday, December 01, 2008 9:27:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vecko Kresteskis disease was related to Hyperoxyluria Type 1 a disease related to chromosomal damage.
Research supports that this disease comes directly from incestural relationships of which the Macedonian culture is well renown for.
A forum against Jeffrey Dummett should not be the argument here.

What should be closely investigated here is why did not the doctors who treated Vecko not identify this faulty gene which destroyed his kidney function which ultimately led to a stroke.

Counsel for the defendant Mr John Doris clearly made it clear to the jury that Mr Vecko Kresteskis death was not related to fruit and vegetables but rather to the the malpractice of the renal unit where vecko was undercare.

The testing for this gene is available in America but not in Australia. It is absolutely absurd that Australian medical authorities skite themselves on advanced systems of medicine but are not able to have diagnostic tests available here in Australia for this faulty gene.

Is the good name of Jeffrey Dummett shamed?

Oh no, shame to those who refute truth when it stares them in the face!

It is clear that mass media and the Goverment of Australia on behalf of the pharmacuetical drug cartel have chosen this case as an ideal opportunity to undermind natural medicine in a land where liberties where once cherished.

Mr Paine these comments should be allowed to be sited on this website because it represents the true opinions of those who love liberty. I would appreciate that you would respect the ones who place their thoughts here even if the content is not in your financial interest

 
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