Renowned holistic cancer specialist Mitchell Gaynor was found dead over the weekend — as the best-selling author becomes the 11th natural health doctor to die under mysterious circumstances, according to several alternative-medicine websites.
Gaynor, 59, who was based in New York City, was found in the woods behind his country home upstate after walking away from a car accident, according to Health Nut News.
His best-selling book, "The Gene Therapy Plan,"
combined nutritional recipes and medical research to help fight cancer. Gaynor maintained that the program could also help beat back other diseases before they entered the body.
"It's very easy to do and it doesn't cost more than it would for fast food," he told Fox 47 News
in Lansing, Mich., in May.
According to Health Nut News and other Internet-based reports, Gaynor is among a number of alternative doctors to have died since mid-June under unusual circumstances. Some have had recent encounters with federal agents.
Here are the others:
- Mary Rene Bovier, 65, of Sharon, Pa., who was found dead in her home in an apparent stabbing on Aug. 12. Police are investigating it as a homicide.
- Jeffrey Whiteside, 63, of Grand Chute, Wis., a physician who was found dead in Door County on July 23 with a .22-caliber gun near his body. Authorities last month ruled the death a suicide. He was reported missing on June 29.
- Nicholas Gonzalez, 67, of New York City, who developed an alternative cancer treatment, died on July 21 of a cardiac-related issue.
- Ron Schwartz, 65, of Jupiter Farms, Fla., an obstetrician and gynecologist who was found murdered in his home on July 19. The death remains under investigation.
- Lisa Riley, 34, of Northhampton, Ga., an emergency room physician, who was found dead in her home on July 10 with a gunshot wound to her head. Her husband, Yathomas Riley, 32, a professional boxer, has been charged in the death.
- Patrick Fitzpatrick, 74, of Bismarck, N.D., a retired ophthalmologist, has been missing since July 5. His truck and trailer were found abandoned near a pea field on July Fourth near Willow Creek, Mont.
- Teresa Sievers, 46, of Bonita Springs, Fla., a holistic physician who was murdered in her home on June 29. Two Missouri men, one of whom grew up with Sievers' husband in St. Louis, have been charged in the death.
- Bruce Hedendal, 67, of Boca Raton, Fla., a chiropractor who was found dead in his car on June 21 with no explanation. Friends say Hedendal was in great physical shape.
- Baron Holt, 33, of Raleigh, N.C., also a chiropractor who was found dead in Jacksonville, Fla., the same day as Hedendal. He also was considered to be in sound physical shape.
- Jeffrey Bradstreet, 61, known for his work on Autism, was found dead in a river in Rutherford County, N.C., on June 19 with a gunshot wound to the chest. Authorities have concluded the wound was self-inflicted, though his family suspects foul play.
© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.