Ive been hounding Leah to share her story for months. She felt guilty. I understand that victims do often feel guilty but they should NEVER need to and should share their story so others can learn.
Goes to Costa Rica to get healthy. Pays BIG money to attend. Almost dies. No f#cks given by foodnsport.com. No refunds either.
doug and grant have denied this event ever happened and have refused to acknowledge it over the last few months. We feel very disappointed in both of them. We expected better from people who claim to have 'highest standards of integrity'.
Thank you Durianrider for posting this! It's true, most of us probably would not have seen her testamony if it wasn't for you. As horribe, sad and shoking as this was, I am sooo happy I saw this. I have been contemplating this past year that maybe this was something I should do. But this information has completely changed my mind! Thank you and Freelee sooooo much for alll you do! You guys are awesome, and a blessing to all of us who take the time to listen and apply your adivce in our lives!
Thank God Leah is ok, And really I am sooo grateful she shared this with all of us. I wish more people would be so bold and strong to speak the truth as she has.
And really I am 15 minutes from the Woodstock fruit fest and I am also debating going there for a day, just to see and maybe chat with the "Pioneers" But I dont even feel its worth it :/ I dont even know what I would say if I saw doug and grant :0 I wonder if anyone will aproach them on this issue?!?!?!?
I wish I wish you and Freelee were in the states, or visisting soon, and I could meet you both! After almost four years on this way~o~eating, I still would love to pick your brains and ask you soooo many questions! lololol
She should, but there may be a question about jurisdiction.
I don't know what to say. Leah's video had me in tears. Why are fasting retreat centers allowed without medical supervision? Why is no one protecting people from this that know that people's lives are at stake? Is it because it's in Costa Rica?
You may also want to read Jeff Nelson's post over at http://www.vegsource.com/talk/raw/messages/100048297.html. I'm sure this was already posted, but will post it again as it's important.
That 43 page PDF with the court documents involving Doug was pretty shocking to say the least so this has been going on for a long time. Makes you realize the real reason why he moved the fasting retreats from Florida to another country cause then he could get away with this kind of stuff.
I would say if someone had some chronic illness where fasting would be helpful, then go to True North and do their free consultation to see if it would be a good fit. At least there you will get the care and monitoring you need and it's actually in North America run by REAL doctors.
I wasn't able to see that pdf document because it wouldn't load properly. Could you please re-upload it to somewhere like tempsend.com ?