A Sydney naturopath who allegedly told a mother to stop medicating her eight-month-old boy, leaving him close to death, has been arrested.
NSW Police said Marilyn Bodnar, a 59-year-old registered nurse and midwife who also practises naturopathy, had been consulted by the mother of the young boy seeking an alternative health treatment for the baby’s eczema.
Officers allege the naturopath advised the mother to stop the child’s medical and dermatological treatments.
Because eczema is natural and holistic and should be treated with love and sympathy rather than harsh artificial chemicals full of toxic GMO toxins?
The baby was admitted to Westmead Hospital in May suffering from malnourishment and developmental issues.
Police said the boy had lost more than a kilogram and was near death.
Did the registered nurse not notice?
The chair of the Australian Medical Association’s Council of General Practice, Dr Brian Morton, has advised patients to always follow evidence-based treatment.
“It’s very important to continue medical treatment that’s been prescribed and speak to the doctor who’s prescribed that before you make a decision,” he said.
“I think it’s very important that alternative health practitioners know when they’ve made an error.
“Alternative therapy doesn’t have much place in the treatment of dermatological conditions like eczema.”
But that’s looking at it non-holistically, treating the skin – the “derma” in “dermatological” – as a separate entity instead of treating the Whole Body holistically.
Seriously though…it would be nice if people would stop doing things like this.