As we previously reported, the curious deaths began on June 19, when Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, a renowned autism researcher from Florida, now practicing in Georgia, was found with a gunshot wound to his chest. Police were quick to claim that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, ruling the death a suicide almost immediately.
Last week, members of the family set up a donation page "To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death of Dr Bradstreet, including an exhaustive investigation into the possibility of foul play."
In just one week, the page has already managed to raise over $25,000, many of those donations coming from former patients who were helped by Dr. Bradstreet's controversial treatments.
Another death came on Fathers Day, June 21, when Dr. Bruce Hedendal DC Ph.D., of the Miami area, was found dead in his car with no explanation as to how it happened. As of right now, there are even fewer details about the circumstances surrounding Hedenal's death as there are about the death of Bradstreet.
To make matters even more suspicious, both doctors have had run-ins with the feds due to their unconventional treatments, which had been known to help people. In fact, just weeks before his death Bradstreet's office was raided by the FDA.
On the same day that Hedendal's body was found, Dr. Baron Holt DC was found dead in Florida. Holt died unexpectedly while on a trip to Jacksonville, Fla.
Although the 33-year-old Holt had been struggling with recent health issues, none were thought to be life-threatening by loved ones, according to The News & Observer. The report by the Observer indicated that the family is currently awaiting the results of an autopsy report.
As if three dead doctors in the same field, in same region of the country, and in such a short time span didn't already raise red flags, Dr. Teresa Sievers, another natural health doctor from Florida, was brutally murdered in her home on June 29.
Co-workers have said that she was known as the "Mother Teresa of South Florida." Authorities investigating the case have stated that this was not a random attack, but a targeted event and that when the details are revealed "books and movies will be written about it."
Then on July 1st, Lisa Riley DO, 34, residing in Lee County, Georgia, was found murdered in her home, with a gunshot wound to the head. Her husband was originally suspected, as he made the call to 911 to report her death, but many feel as though he's being framed. Investigators have called her death mysterious.
A number of doctors have also gone missing according to HealthNutNews:
June 26th, Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick MD goes missing. He was traveling from North Dakota to neighboring Montana (which he did often as his son lived in Montana) and his truck and trailer were found on the side of the road. Searches have expanded, but authorities say it's like he vanished without a trace.
June 29th, Jefferey Whiteside MD a pulmonologist went missing when he simply "walked away." Dr Whiteside, known for his successful treatment of lung cancer, disappeared in Door County Wisconsin while vacationing with family. They say he was on foot and had no vehicle and numerous reports call it "mysterious" saying he too vanished without a trace. They've been searching now 2 weeks and even colleagues have joined in (along with many bloodhounds, drones search parties and helicopters) but not a shred of evidence in 2 weeks.
On the same day Dr. Bradstreet's body was found, June 19, three medical professionals along a remote stretch of highway in Mexico's southwest Guerrero state vanished without a trace. Authorities insisted that the men had been killed, but offered no credible evidence to back up the claim.
The seemingly systemic nature in which natural doctors are ending up either missing or dead raises serious questions as to whether some entity or person is possibly orchestrating these events. With billions of dollars at stake, what lengths would big pharma go to in an effort to silence those that share their knowledge of natural cures with the public?
It seems that being a holistic health care provider that promotes natural health can now be dangerous to ones own health!
Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay's work has been published on BenSwann's Truth in Media, Chris Hedges' truth-out, AlterNet and many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.