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One of our own is in trouble…

Claire Klingeberg, European Skeptics

January 17, 2018


Dear skeptical friends,

You may know that Britt Hermes, who is an international skeptical campaigner about naturopathy, is currently being sued for defamation.

Britt used to be a naturopath herself, but she now spends a lot of time and effort exposing naturopathic practices, including on her blog “Naturopathic Diaries”.

She’s been taken to court in Germany by US-based naturopath ‘Dr’ Colleen Huber, who is claiming that Britt has defamed her on her blog. Huber is a critic of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Instead, she uses ‘natural’ therapies that include intravenous infusions of vitamin C and baking soda.


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The international skeptical community is concerned that the case against Britt may have the effect of silencing a major campaigner against unproven and disproven ‘medical’ practices, through the imposition of considerable legal costs.

For this reason, the Australian Skeptics have set up a fund-raising campaign to help cover Britt’s legal costs.

If you would like to contribute to the fund, or want more information, then go to www.skeptics.com.au/BrittHermes.

Best regards,
Claire Klingenberg


If you'd like to learn more about Britt Hermes' story and her experiences with naturopathy, check out her presentation from CSICon Las Vegas 2017: