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神医变神棍,“酸碱体质理论”竟是彻头彻尾的谎言!这些年被骗得好辛苦
Jury awards $105M in suit against pH Miracle author

来源:中国日报    2018-11-08 13:33



        A California author who preaches alternative medicine has been ordered to pay $105 million to a mother-of-four who said he falsely promised to cure her breast cancer.        由于向一位4个孩子的母亲虚假允诺治愈其乳腺癌,加州一位鼓吹替代疗法的作者近日被判赔偿1.05亿美元(约合7.27亿元人民币)。
        San Diego jurors ordered Robert O Young Wednesday to pay medical expenses and damages to terminally-ill Dawn Kali, 45, after she was convinced by Young to forgo chemotherapy and spend thousands for his treatments.        周三,圣迭戈的陪审团判决罗伯特-欧-杨向癌症晚期病人、45岁的道恩-凯莉支付医疗费和赔偿金。此前罗伯特-欧-杨说服她放弃化疗,花费数千美元使用他的疗法。
        She later sued for fraud and negligence when the cancer ultimately spread, giving her just four years to live.        之后凯莉体内的癌细胞最终扩散,医生说她只剩4年生命。她起诉罗伯特-欧-杨诈骗和过失罪。
                 早在2年前的一次非法行医指控中,他就已经当庭承认自己并不是什么微生物学家、血液病专家、医学专家及自然疗法师,也没有受过任何科学训练。没有行医资质,连文凭也是买来的假货。
        This comes over a year after Young was convicted of practicing medicine without a license and sentenced to nearly four years in prison. He ultimately served just a few months.        在一年多前,罗伯特-欧-杨被判无证行医罪,并被判处近4年监禁。但他最终只服刑几个月。
                 罗伯特-欧-杨自称是自然疗法的倡导者,毕业于克莱顿自然健康学院,获得多个学位,包括营养学硕士、化学博士、生物学博士、科学博士、自然疗法博士……
                 2002年,他出版了一本名为《酸碱奇迹:平衡饮食,恢复健康》的书,介绍了他的酸碱体质理论,并先后出版了《酸碱奇迹》系列丛书,屡屡成为热销榜上的畅销书,风靡全球,一时间圈粉无数。
                 他在书中提倡碱性饮食疗法,声称可以“减肥”、“治糖尿病”、后来又补充了“治疗艾滋病”、“治疗癌症”的功效。
        Young wrote The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health and several other best-selling books promoting an alternative theory of fighting illness.        罗伯特-欧-杨曾著有《PH奇迹:平衡饮食,恢复健康》等数本畅销书,推广其抵御疾病的替代疗法。
        His treatments are based on the theory that acidity causes disease and preaches an alkaline diet as a cure all.        他的疗法基于酸性体质会导致疾病这样一种理论,并鼓吹碱性饮食包治百病。
                 很多人上街买菜,有时还得对照食物的酸碱表。
        Kali said Young had advised her to delay regular chemotherapy treatment and instead spend thousands on massages, colon cleansing and baking soda infusions at Young's Valley Center retreat.        凯莉说,罗伯特-欧-杨建议她延缓常规化疗,而是让她在其山谷治疗中心花费了数千美元进行按摩、灌肠和小苏打输液治疗。
        She finally sought medical help in 2013 after the cancer spread to her bones and developed into stage four. The mother-of-four has been given four years to live。        在癌细胞骨转移、发展到四期后,她最终在2013年去医院就诊。医生说她只剩4年生命。
        'The jury listened carefully and understood the gravity of the evidence, and rendered a verdict that was commensurate with the damage Ms. Kali suffered, and will suffer,' Kali's lawyer Patrick Swan said.        凯莉的律师帕特里克-斯旺说:“陪审团认真听取了法庭辩论,了解到了证据的严重性,最终宣布的裁决与凯莉女士已经受到,以及将要承受的损失相当。”
        He also told the San Diego Tribune that he hopes the verdict 'will have an effect on the miracle, cure-all cancer industry.'        他还告诉《圣迭戈论坛报》说,希望这一裁决“能影响到这一神奇且宣称包治百病的抗癌产业。”
        The $105 million award includes $90 million for pain and suffering and $15 million for punitive damages.        1.05亿美元的赔偿金中包括9000万美元身体疼痛和精神损失,以及1500万美元的惩罚金。
        But on Friday, Young called the ruling 'totally outrageous'.        不过,周五的时候,罗伯特-欧-杨表示这一判罚“让人愤怒”。
        His attorney Conrad Joyner said he plans to appeal the ruling.        他的律师康拉德-乔伊娜称其代理人计划上诉。
        'No matter if you believe in The pH Miracle or disbelieve it, it's clear that Robert believes it,' Joyner said. 'He sincerely believes what he is doing.'        乔伊娜说:“不论你是否相信酸碱值理论,显然罗伯特是相信的。他完全确信他正在做些什么。”
        His theories and treatments of intravenous fluids mixed with baking soda went for as much as $500 each.        按照他的理论和疗法,他在给病人静脉输液时混入小苏打,每支要价500美元。
        The judge called Young a 'fraud' Friday while Deputy District Attorney Gina Darvas said he took advantage of desperate and dying people with his pseudoscience.        周五,法官称罗伯特-欧-杨是个“诈骗犯”,地方副检察官吉娜-达尔瓦斯说他宣传伪科学,利用了身患重病的人们极度渴望求生的心理。
        She argued that his degrees came from a non-accredited 'diploma mill' Young received a doctorate in eight months in 1995.        她表示,罗伯特-欧-杨的文凭来自一所不被认可的“野鸡大学”。他在1995年仅用了8个月时间就拿到了博士学位。
        Treatments are no longer provided at Young’s property and he was ordered to publicly announce that he is not a medical or naturopathic doctor nor a trained scientist.        罗伯特-欧-杨的诊疗室不再提供治疗,法院还要求他公开宣布自己不是一个医生或自然疗法医师,也不是受过培训的科学家。
                 说白了,就是一个外国版的“老戏骨神医”。
                 【揭秘最扯的伪科学】
                 其实,从这一理论诞生的十几年以来,国内外众多科学家、医生和科普工作者,就在强调它就是一场骗局。
                 然而仍有一些黑心商家,利用大众对健康的渴望、对癌症等疾病的恐惧,不断大肆推崇伪科学的概念。
                 还有人用这套理论指导生男生女,让没用的药丸销量飞涨。
                 几年前央视3·15晚会就曾对碱性水有关说法进行过辟谣。专家表示如果长期碱性饮食,不吃肉和蛋的话,体内蛋白质、脂肪摄入量不够,可能会出现多种营养缺乏,从而影响身体健康。拿饮用水来说,其好坏不能单用酸碱度的pH值来考量,而是一个多项的综合指标,酸碱度只能反映出水中有没有矿物质。
                 其实,普通食品的酸碱度,与胃液的酸度和肠液的碱度相比,根本不值一提。且人体对于酸碱度有极强的调节能力,可以通过呼吸和肾脏代谢等方式来调节,使之在一个稳定的范围内波动,只要人体机能没有“失代偿”,无论多吃酸性食物还是多吃碱性食物,人体都会将其调节过来。
                 是不是恍然大悟,发现自己这些年交了不少智商税?面对网络上形形色色的养生理论,各位还真是要擦亮眼睛,拒绝谣言啊。
                 不过好在,现在骗子头儿受到了应有的惩罚。
                 想要吃得健康,记得均衡饮食、营养充足就好!
                
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