FREMANTLE’S Candice-Marie Fox has received hate mail for claiming her consumption of up to four pineapples a day helped cure her cancer.
The 31-year-old was bombarded with hate mail after wellness blogger Belle Gibson made national headlines a fortnight ago for lying about suffering from cancer to sell her health regime.
Critics accused Ms Fox of also lying in order to promote “fantasy-based” remedies, and claimed she would kill cancer sufferers who decided to reject medical treatment and follow in her footsteps.
Ms Fox showed the Herald her medical records showing she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2011. She had surgery and endured radiation treatment to no avail—a post-operation scan found the cancer had spread to her lungs.
She shunned further medical treatment while attempting to heal herself over several month through a strict, controversial diet of mostly fruit and other remedies such as yoga.
Ms Fox says she beat cancer, and credits the consumption of large amounts of the enzyme Bromelain, found in pineapples, for helping stunt the growth of cancer cells.
“I just want to be able to tell my story,” Ms Fox says.
“I’m not saying people shouldn’t have surgery or treat their cancer with chemotherapy and radiation, but I want them to know what worked for me.”
Ms Fox last week reported the anonymous threats to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network after local police turned her away.
Fremantle officer-in-charge Kellie Taylor says police were unable to help because threats had been made anonymously via fake Facebook accounts.
The national cybercrime watchdog is yet to respond to Ms Fox’s complaints.
by EMMIE DOWLING