In Search of Evidence

Learn about Cuba's success with homeopathy!

Scorpion Hunting

So much time has passed since I promised part 2 of our Cuban filming journey, and so as I plan our next trip to Cuba this coming September I reminisce about our adventures in February.

I left off on our arrival in Havana, where we had a few days to wait around for our journalist visas. After cavorting for several days at ICAIC, the famous film school near Havana (enjoying their pool, coffee bar, and generous buffet lunch)we got our newly minted, fresh from the press certificates of authenticity and we were off to film our new adventures.

Labiofam is an enormous Cuban company that makes everything from pesticides and cleaning supplies to yogurt. The reason they’ve entered the story is because they are making a name for themselves in natural health products and of particular interest to me, homeopathic cancer treatment. And let me tell you it all seems pretty impressive!

By taking a traditional cuban medicine – the venom of the indigenous blue scorpion – and diluting it into a homeopathic 30C potency they are on the foreground of cancer treatment in Cuba. Their remedy, Vidatox 30CH is sought out around the world for its alleged anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral, and analgesic effects.

My film crew and I wanted to get to the bottom of this and had the chance to experience the making of this remedy first hand. From hunting and the crusty little buggers under rocks in remote parts of Cuba, to seeing how they are kept for 2 years in scorpion farms where they are milked for their venom on a monthly basis. My respect for this feared little creature has increased considerably.

We got to meet with patients and doctors at Labiofam who claim that they have close to a 95% effectiveness rate with the remedy. Unfortunately at this time I still haven’t received any real data from clinical trials or retrospective studies. They were very secretive with their data.

I put together this video so you can get an idea of our adventures with the scorpions. I warn you I am not an editor and have no idea how to put together a video, this is my first attempt at using Adobe Premiere. But hopefully you enjoy nonetheless.

Stay tuned for the next blog entry where I’ll discuss my interview with the Cuban Mother Theresa

4 responses to “Scorpion Hunting

  1. Cameron December 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?

    Thanks,

    Cameron

  2. sumeyya May 26, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Hi, my uncle is sick with lung cancer. Is there any possibility to get vidatox from cuba, please help. Thank you in advance.

  3. sumeyya May 26, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I live in sydney, Australia

    • insearchofevidence May 26, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Hi Summeya,
      unfortunately I don’t know of anyone in Australia who has access to the remedy. Your best bet in to contact the people at Labiofam, or go to Cuba and get someone to pick some up for you. It’s sold at every international pharmacy – even at the airport

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