Ben Carson Once Claimed Tree Bark Cured Him Of Prostate Cancer

Posted by | October 6, 2015 12:00 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

According to the Wall Street Journal, Ben Carson consulted with a medical supplement company that faced a legal challenge when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. That article is behind a paywall, but DailyNewsBin has the essence of it:

… he may have to explain why he once claimed that his prostate cancer had been cured by a junk science supplement consisting of aloe vera and tree bark. Carson, who has rejected most modern scientific principles during his campaign as he’s rejected climate change and other basics, has been caught on video making the claims as part of a pyramid scheme promoting the supplement.

In what might be the strangest story yet about the seemingly strangest candidate in the 2016 race, the Wall Street Journal has uncovered YouTube footage from 2004 in which Ben Carson tells a group of sales associates for a dietary supplement called Mannatech that after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he began taking the supplement and “within about three weeks my symptoms went away.” It must not have worked that well, as Carson later had surgery to remove the cancer.

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28 responses to Ben Carson Once Claimed Tree Bark Cured Him Of Prostate Cancer

  1. tracey marie October 6th, 2015 at 12:20

    So that is why he behaves as he does, his peepee does not work.

    • whatthe46 October 6th, 2015 at 13:25

      sounds about that big too. oops.

  2. William October 6th, 2015 at 12:36

    Tree bark?

    • nola878 October 6th, 2015 at 12:38

      I was sure once that a tree barked at me…

      The next morning I swore off smoking banana peels forever…

      • Larry Schmitt October 6th, 2015 at 12:50

        It was a dogwood.

      • whatthe46 October 6th, 2015 at 13:25

        i busted out laughing.

  3. Larry Schmitt October 6th, 2015 at 12:52

    How in the hell can a supposed “doctor” get through all the science courses required for a medical degree when he obviously doesn’t believe in science? I demand to see his medical school diploma, and the Hollywood Upstairs Medical College (Dr. Nick Riviera’s alma mater) doesn’t count. If he doesn’t show it, I demand his license be revoked.

  4. allison1050 October 6th, 2015 at 13:09

    Oh so The Huckster walks in Carson’s shadow.

  5. whatthe46 October 6th, 2015 at 13:23

    quack! just like i thought.

  6. Larry Schmitt October 6th, 2015 at 13:27

    If a tree bark supplement “cured” him, he didn’t have cancer. Or it didn’t cure him. But he already knows that, because he had to have surgery. I wonder if any of the people stupid enough to take his advice can sue him.

  7. FatRat October 6th, 2015 at 13:35

    Sounds like Carson was pitching Snake Oil.

    For Carson’s next big endoresment, Isometrics!

    • Robert Kennedy October 6th, 2015 at 21:23

      Wow! Those Charles Atlas ads were a staple of my childhood. I’d forgotten about them.

  8. anothertoothpick October 6th, 2015 at 14:13

    Now I remember where I have seen this guy before.

  9. rg9rts October 6th, 2015 at 14:17

    This guy is a loon…

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    Please, nominate this wacko Republicans!

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  12. jasperjava October 6th, 2015 at 18:03

    Maybe it was after he took that stuff that he became so stupid.

    • fahvel October 7th, 2015 at 04:25

      no, it was after they chopped up his prostate – you know, where his brain still resides.

  13. Chris October 6th, 2015 at 20:26

    The more we know, the creepier this guy turns out to be.

    The Republicans have such a deep bench, don’t they?

    • whatthe46 October 7th, 2015 at 00:39

      too bad it’s not 6 ft under.

  14. Tommie October 7th, 2015 at 00:15

    He meant weed!

    • whatthe46 October 7th, 2015 at 00:39

      you’re a smart cookie.

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  16. bpollen October 7th, 2015 at 05:24

    I had so hoped that he was using the bark for dermabrasion….

  17. cwazycajun October 7th, 2015 at 10:26

    I think grifting is in the conservative gene ..they cant help themselves. if they can finds an easy mark they will take every advantage they can to sucker those who don’t seem to have the least bit of common sense to figure it out for themselves..i.e pat Robertson or sarah palin.. politics and religion in general

  18. bobby1122 October 7th, 2015 at 18:48

    And Hillary ran through sniper fire and was named after Sir Edmund Hillary and hillary knew that Benghazi was caused by Youtube video-.

  19. Chris October 7th, 2015 at 19:58

    What is it with conservatives and these patent medicine nostrums? Glenn Beck and Limbaugh’s programs are lousy with these cure-all quackeries.

  20. robert October 8th, 2015 at 05:58

    it would be interesting to see president / Dr. ben debate natural cures vs modern medicine

    but first he has to provide proof he had cancer …that would be a problem

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