Who’s Dr Edward Group? Alex Jones’ pal behind claims ingesting URINE ‘cures’ Covid

Who’s Dr Edward Group? Alex Jones’ pal behind claims ingesting URINE ‘cures’ Covid

For the reason that starting of January, there is a new declare doing the rounds on far-right web sites and social media – that ingesting your personal urine can treatment Covid-19. The speculation gained a number of steam in mid-January when it was promoted by the anti-vax chief and conspiracy theorist Christopher Key. After some digging, it seems that Key is not the person behind the speculation itself, merely one in every of its largest proponents. He claimed he was following Dr Edward Group.

The claims that urine can treatment Covid be part of the lengthy record of harmful and debunked claims anti-vaxxers have made in current months. Fairly than take a secure and absolutely authorized vaccine, the far-right have resorted to a myriad variety of options from the horse drugs Ivermectin to even Senator Ron Johnson’s declare that Listerine works. Fuelled by not simply sitting Congressmen, but in addition celebrities like Joe Rogan, these claims have now gripped the far-right and fuelled vaccine hesitancy regardless of the emergence of Omicron. 

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Consuming urine is simply the newest, and is unlikely to be the final loopy principle that anti-vaxxers promote. “Urine remedy” as it’s being dubbed has been extensively debunked by the press, and it hasn’t been authorized by both the FDA or CDC. Nonetheless, it nonetheless continues to grip the far-right. In mild of that, this is the person behind the weird concept.

Who’s Dr Edward Group?

By his personal admission, Key famous that Dr. Edward Group is his “guru” on ingesting urine. “He informed me that he and his staff have been trying over those that have been vaccinated and brought the jab, and so they have anecdotal proof of blood clots completely disappearing from utilizing urine remedy,” Key informed The Day by day Beast. The son of a chemist, Group is at the moment based mostly in Texas and the person behind pure well being professional firm Dr Group.  

The corporate’s web site says Group served within the US Military in Korea however left after three years “to pursue his calling in well being and wellness.” He reportedly turned to pure well being after dropping each his dad and mom to most cancers, an occasion he claims “opened his eyes to the issues in our fashionable medical system.” Group claims to have a “various medical data”, however these credentials are doubtful at finest. He does have a Physician of Chiropractic Diploma from Texas Chiropractic Faculty, however no different medical levels or licenses. 

 

On the World Therapeutic web site, Group claims to be an alum of Harvard Enterprise Faculty and MIT Sloan Faculty of Administration, however reportedly this isn’t fully true. Based on one web site, Group paid to attend some open-enrollment seminars at each colleges. Regardless of this, the claims stay up on the Dr. Group web site and one other one for World Therapeutic Centre. That web site seems to be an e-commerce entrance for Group’s dietary supplements. 

Group additionally has in depth hyperlinks to Alex Jones, the far-right discuss present host who has repeatedly been discovered to be spreading conspiracy theories. In 2017, John Olliver revealed how Group continuously appeared on InfoWars to promote dietary supplements and has since been selling theories just like the vaccine causes autism. It has been reported the connection is extraordinarily important for World Therapeutic, bringing in thousands and thousands since InfoWars buys 13 dietary supplements from the corporate and rebrands them beneath its personal label. 

 

Promotion of urine remedy

Group can also be linked to the World Therapeutic Institute, a web site that gives programs on pure well being. Amongst these programs is one on urotherapy or urine remedy. “As a 5,000-year-old apply, the rejuvenational technique of Urotherapy (often known as Shivambu) makes use of your personal excellent drugs to heal the physique from the within out,” the web site claims, including,  “it could value the medical business billions of {dollars} if everybody knew of the free therapeutic modality that’s gifted by their very own our bodies.”

Group claims ingesting urine can treatment not simply Covid-19, but in addition HIV, most cancers, leukemia, and weight problems. Regardless of having no scientific or scientific backing, he claims one can gargle, snort, inject and even therapeutic massage the physique with urine. The outrageous claims seem to have discovered a house with the far-right. In November 2021, Group appeared at a Nashville convention with Eric Trump, and because of his frequent appearances on InfoWars, he has now grow to be a darling of the anti-vax motion. Quite a few well being consultants informed The Day by day Beast that Group’s claims haven’t any validity, with one evaluating it to snake oil promotion within the early twentieth century.

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