The malignant Universal Medicine cult has grown significantly since medical professionals joined its ranks as recruiters. Cult leader, Serge Benhayon, has zero qualifications, yet the cult doctors endorse his inappropriate touching, idiotic pseudoscience and magical thinking. It’s a breach of the Hippocratic oath, and the professional codes of conduct that are supposed to protect the vulnerable from exploitation. Seeing they are publicly promoting Universal Medicine, we think they should publicly answer our questions. Updated with audio recordings of Benhayon’s toxic teachings – bottom of page.
The line up
Most of the doctors are medical advisors to UM’s bogus accreditation body, the Esoteric Practitioners Association Pty Ltd.
Dr (Margaret) Jane Barker
We know Lismore GP, Dr Jane Barker, for her role in helping to train Esoteric Breast Massage practitioners, and as a presenter and facilitator for Esoteric Women’s Health Pty Ltd, including the Breast Cancer Care Retreat, preying on cancer patients.
My questions for Dr Barker:
- What does it mean that ‘the body is the marker of truth’?
- Or that disease like cancer results from a choice to live lovelessly?
- Is it possible to develop disease unrelated to one’s lifestyle choices?
- Have you ever discussed those ideas with doctors outside of the cult?
Dr Howard Chilton
Dr Chilton is a high profile paediatrician working at Prince of Wales hospital, Sydney and in Bangalow, often called on by the media to comment on neonatal health issues. His wife and daughter, Isabella, are also in the cult, and Isabella is married to zero qualifications uterus massager, Curtis Benhayon. Chilton has presented at Esoteric Women’s Health events ($145 entry).
Howard will share with us, the importance of women listening to an innate knowing when it comes to their expression as new-mums.
Will you also advise them to use their brains and consult a professional, Howard, if they run into difficulty, or will you just assist them in feeling inadequate when their ‘innate knowing’ doesn’t cut it?
A few more questions for Baby Doc Chilton:
- Do you support Serge Benhayon’s One Unified Truth that circumcision curbs male sexual drive?
- Serge Benhayon says dairy products are ‘pranic’ and impede the ‘light of the soul’. Do you recommend mothers stop feeding babies and children dairy products? What alternative sources of calcium do you recommend?
- Serge Benhayon says that mothers can pass disease causing emotions to babies via breastmilk. Does the innate knowing you recommend to mothers including not loving their children emotionally?
- Do you tell your patients that When a woman does not have her periods for many months after giving birth, it is because she has put all her focus on mothering and disregarded herself as a woman?
- How much sleep do children need and what are the optimum sleep times for children at night? You’ve trained in neurology, please cite research that supports any benefits for waking at 3 am.
- What is Esoteric Uterus Massage as practiced by your son in law? What does it involve and what are its therapeutic effects?
- What is men’s massage as practiced by your son in law?
- We know you introduced your daughter Isabella to UM and the Benhayons at age 10. How old was she when she first stayed unaccompanied in the Benhayon household?
Dr Samuel Kim
Lung specialist, Dr Kim, who works out of the UM clinic in Goonellabah, proudly admitted he assists patients to die during an Esoteric Medicine presentation in front of 300 people in 2010. Assisted death is against the law.
Dr Kim is under investigation by the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission and AHPRA over allegations he wrongly diagnosed a patient and subjected her to unnecessary procedures and two years of unnecessary chemotherapy. The patient has clinical notes stating Dr Kim would like to send her to Sirius – which, according to Benhayon, is where souls go after death to reunite with God.
Dr Kim also published a non peer reviewed, anecdotal ‘study’ spruiking the benefits of Esoteric Chakra-Puncture and Esoteric Lung Massage. He refers patients to the Benhayons and his unqualified wife, Jasna, for those sham therapies, at $70 per hour. He’s also an advocate of cutting dairy products from the diet, claiming, without evidence, they’re responsible for a rise in lung disease. He’s a frequent commenter on UM’s blogs, providing testimonials for other doctors, which is against the law, and supporting blogs defaming me and Lance.
For Dr Kim:
- Can you cite any research to support your claim that dairy consumption has caused a rise in lung disease?
- Where is Sirius, and why would you tell a patient you want to send them there?
- What value does the medical profession place on anecdotal studies?
- Why do you keep Benhayon’s healing symbols in your consulting rooms? What do they do?
- Why have you done nothing to stop the mobbing, harassment and defamation of the HCCC complainant by your UniMed ‘friends’? Are you attempting to intimidate further complainants? How many people have you harmed?
Dr Anne Malatt
Opthalmologist, Dr Malatt, of Bangalow, also writes and comments on UM blogs and refers patients to Esoteric healers including the Benhayon family of bullshitters. She promotes occult scams like Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy. She has written on her belief cancer results when people fail to follow Serge Benhayon’s loony lifestyle austerities, including not only cutting gluten from the diet, but gluten free cake, because it has the ‘energy of cake’. She has provided testimonial stating that Universal Medicine provides a ‘loving’ way of living that prevents and heal disease.
Questions for Dr Malatt:
- If a child develops autism or leukaemia, is that a reflection on their capacity to ‘love’?
- Do you support Benhayon’s ‘One Unified Truth’ that autism is karma for being an abuser in a past life?
- Why do so many good people develop serious illness, yet war criminals can live healthy lives well into old age?
- Do you tell patients your advice and referrals are not evidence based but based on your religious belief?
- Why were the Benhayons asking workshop participants to sign over their medical histories, lists of medications and HIV and hepatitis status? Why would the unqualified Benhayons need that information and how did they use it?
Dr Eunice Minford
NHS Northern Ireland Surgeon, Minford, promotes pseudoscience, euthanasia and Serge Benhayon on her blog and is another vocal busybody on the cult’s websites. She throws her weight around whenever the press doesn’t print the version of Esoteric ‘integrity’ she’s pushing. In 2016 she went so far as to push UM’s commercial exorcisms and did a number on quantum physics.
- What is the origin of the quote, ‘everything is energy’, the cult erroneously attributes to Einstein? Please cite the original source of that quote.
- If ‘everything is energy’ and no amount of alcohol, no matter how small, is safe for consumption, why do UM’s customers require such copious amounts of healings, products, workshops, clearings?
- Benhayon teaches that babies can be raped by supernatural entities if they come into contact with someone who has consumed alcohol. Have you witnessed this? Why would you endorse someone who claims that?
- What part of the anatomy is Serge touching in the ‘Deeper Femaleness’ image?
- How old is the girl in the ‘Transmuting Sadness’ image on that same page? The one whose anus is being pressed by Benhayon?
Dr Amelia Stephens
Dr Stephens is a trainee GP in Scarborough, Qld, and has presented on breast health for Esoteric Women’s Health Pty Ltd (also $145 entry). Her mother, Kenmore dentist, Dr Alannah Freer, introduced her to the cult as a youngster.
- Your guru, Serge Benhayon, teaches that breast cancer can be prevented by his version of ‘self-nurturing’ – meaning eliminating emotions, a lot of nutritious foods and avoiding ‘male energy’. What evidence do you have this could be effective?
- How does Esoteric Breast Massage assist endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and menopausal symptoms? Please cite the physiological processes that would make that possible.
- Is the advice to ‘only eat when you’re hungry‘ sound advice for people with blood sugar or eating disorders?
- Can you explain the difference between pranic and fiery foods, and why people shouldn’t eat grains, root vegetables, dairy products, bananas, mangoes or beef?
- What ‘acute’ conditions would necessitate a woman paying to undergo Esoteric Breast Massage daily?
- What do your peers think of Universal Medicine’s teachings?
Dr Maxine Szramka
Sydney Rheumatologist, Dr Maxine Szramka lectures at the University of Wollongong (now infamous for its publication of an anti-vaccine pseudoscience sociology PhD, Judy Wilyman). Dr Szramka made a submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into false and misleading health related information on behalf of the Esoteric Practitioners Association. In it she talked up the EPA’s ‘highest code of conduct in the world’, and has provided a testimonial on the new UM site talking about the miracle cures she’s seen since she’s been a religious investor.
For Dr Szramka:
- What evidence is there that rheumatoid arthritis is caused by anger at one’s parents?
- Who do you suppose is responsible for crop circles?
- You wrote a blog article on the Medicine and Serge Benhayon site conflating quantum physics with Benhayon’s claim that emotions are the cause of all disease. Why did you remove that blog post?
- What evidence is there for ‘an increasing tide of illness and disease’ and that it’s a ‘global epidemic’? How do you account for major increases in life expectancy?
- How have you quantified that UM followers’ health improves with age?
- Have you ever taken into account that more people abandon UM’s bullshit than continue to invest? How do you explain their dissatisfaction with UM products and services?
- Have you heard of the term ‘confirmation bias’?
Serge Benhayon has stated that when we move our little finger it affects the universe. All of you are science trained – please quantify that statement. How does that movement affect the universe and how much?
If any of you started putting your hands on the pubic bones of your patients and telling them it would help them recover from rape, it would be mandatory notifiable conduct, and you would stand to be deregistered or suspended. Why haven’t you reported Benhayon and his family for doing the same and teaching that rubbish to hundreds of impressionable people?
What reason do followers give for sending their adolescent daughters to stay in Serge Benhayon’s home?
Why haven’t you stated on the UM site that your endorsements are not medical endorsements but statements of faith in Benhayon and his religion?
Do you agree with Benhayon when he preaches that cancer research is a waste of money?
Do you agree with Benhayon’s disendorsements of certain pharmaceutical therapies?
What qualifications does he have to disendorse anti-epileptic medications?
If the Esoteric Practitioners Association has the highest code of conduct in the whole wide world, why did OAMPS cancel its insurance?
What is your financial involvement with Universal Medicine? What business dealings do you have with the Benhayon family and how much have you donated to the UM buildiing funds?
How does it feel to sell out?
A sample of teachings endorsed by the doctors:
Did the endorsements of the cult doctors influence you into sinking money into Universal Medicine products and services? Did the products and services deliver the benefits advertised? Were you physically, financially or psychologically harmed or exploited by UM? Do you believe the doctors’ conduct was deceptive and misleading?
Please lodge a complaint with NSW Fair Trading. Enquiries: 133 220 Online complaints.
Universal Medicine’s false & misleading parliamentary inquiry submissions – the cult doctors try to mislead parliament with endorsements of Benhayon quackery and scams
Universal Medicine’s bullying of critics, journalists, and a HCCC complainant against Dr Kim made news in a Sunday Telegraph report