A poop cult is taking over social media. Cult leader Jillian Epperly has convinced her followers that pooping is the only way to rid the body of disease. Jillian Epperly encourages her followers to drink fermented cabbage to rid their body of every illness. She has written a few “books” on her protocol. She claims her protocol is the answer for all disease. Her followers are encouraged to abandon all pharmaceuticals, medications, treatments, adhere to a strict diet, and stop all supplements. Jillian Epperly is not a doctor or scientist. She is a dangerous con-artist that is hurting people and has been linked to several suspected deaths.
Jilly Juice is a mix of cabbage, kale, Himalayan salt, and water. Her protocol tells people to drink 2-16 cups of this fermented mix each day.
The recipe she tells people to make is 2 cups water, 2 cups cabbage or kale, and one tablespoon of salt. Jillian says her juice is a probiotic that increases good bacteria into the body.
Jillian decided through extensive internet research that the root of all medical issues is Candida. She is not a doctor nor does she have a biochemistry degree.
Candida or yeast naturally occurs in all human bodies. However, she suggests that the overgrowth of candida causes cancer, chronic illness, disease, and homosexuality.
Science has already shown that candida does not cause any of these issues. At worst candida overgrowth can cause itching, rashes, and pain.
In her book, she outlines that reasons why candida causes all kinds of havoc in the body. Her science is terrible, and the sources she uses for her book are generally derived from websites by quack and woo doctors.
She encourages readers to stop taking medications, pharmaceuticals, supplements, and to stop exercising. All of these are toxins that she feels cause mutations in the body. The answer for all the worlds diseases and illnesses can only be cured through her Jilly Juice.
(By suggesting individuals stop life-saving medications, she is putting them at risk of death.)
Jillian is a convincing and compelling marketer. She has figured out how to tap into the desperation felt by the chronically ill. To compel people to begin the protocol, she insists her juice can reverse every known ailment.
Some of her most ridiculous claims include:
Jilly juice can regrow limbs and organs
Reverse autism, ADHD, and other mental health issues
Cabbage juice can reverse Down Syndrome
Cure AIDS and HIV
Living until the age of 400
Jillian cannot substantiate any of these claims. She consistently says in YouTube videos that all these claims are in the process of being verified. However, we know via science there is no basis for her claims.
Jilly Juice is said to remove all the toxins, candida, and disease from the body by creating “waterfalls” or explosive diarrhea. Individuals drink the beverage and purge by vomiting and pooping out the “toxins.”
Diarrhea can result in dehydration by striping the body of its natural electrolyte balance. Severe diarrhea can lead to death.
Like most Woo Snake oil salespeople, Jillian is heavily suspect of the medical community. She believes that vaccines are toxic. The medical community is a corporation, and the industry is designed to profit off keeping people sick.
Individuals that are chronically ill are lured into her cult by promises of cures to terminal diseases. Many people are desperate to cure their diseases they will try anything. Her juice has been subject to speculation of speeding up deaths of individuals on hospice.
Bruce Wilmot had stage four pancreatic cancer. His family said he was vulnerable and desperate to cure cancer. He started the protocol of fermented cabbage juice. Within a month of starting the protocol, Bruce was dead.
Due to the amount of salt in her juice, Bruce became so dehydrated and emaciated it sped up his death. The family has obtained lawyers to sue Jillian.
Jillian for her part has denied the claims that her protocol killed Bruce. She tells her followers that he didn’t drink enough of the juice. She takes zero responsibility for his death.
Two women on an episode of Dr. Phil said after starting her protocol they got sicker. Karin told Dr. Phil she began to feel cramps and pain. She described feeling like she had spikes in her head. Following a doctors appointment, Karin had an MRI that showed she had suffered two strokes.
A doctor on Dr. Phil described the dangers Jilly Juice poses to the body.
The reason people are getting sicker from the juice is due to the amount of salt they are ingesting on a daily basis. Jillian recommends people drink up to 1 gallon of her juice a day. Each cup of her juice contains a lot salt. Her protocol recommends people ingest up to 1 cup of salt per day.Poison Control Center describes salt poising in the following way:
“Salt poisoning can occur when too much salt is injected in a short period of time. According to Poison Control the result of salt poisoning is the following:Too much sodium can cause dangerous, even fatal effects. When there’s too much sodium in the bloodstream, water rushes out of our cells to dilute it. That’s damaging to most cells; it’s devastating to brain cells. As they shrink, they’re torn away from their usual locations. Torn blood vessels and fluid build-up in the brain cause seizures and coma. Fluid can build up in the lungs, causing trouble breathing. Other symptoms include intense thirst, nausea, vomiting, and weakness. Kidney damage also occurs.”
Jilly juice not only dehydrates people by creating excessive diarrhea, but it also has to potential to poison patients with salt. Salt poisoning further dehydrates the body.
Numerous advocates have spoken out against her practices. Several people filed an anonymous complaint to the Ohio Attorney General. In May, the Ohio Attorney general announced they were investigating Jillian for fraud. They have demanded Epperly provide evidence for the claims she makes on her website and social media.
Critics of Epperly have created Facebook groups and pages to stop her from harming more people. Groups like Exposing Jillian’s Juice, work to report her and shut down her Social Media presence. The page Debunking the Jilly Juice protocol shares screenshots and groups for critics to join.
YouTuber Jeff Holiday has a four-part series that breaks down the whacky, quakery, and danger of Jillian’s protocol.
If you have the time to watch, his take on her protocol is insightful, educational, and hilarious.
Jilly Juice is a lie and a scam. Jillian Epperly is a con artist that is using a Woo medicine approach to exploit and manipulate desperate people. While no deaths are directly linked to her juice, allegations persist that the juice accelerated the death of several people. Her allegedly created strokes and high blood pressure in others.
Do not use or consume Jilly Juice. This is just another quack trying to make a buck off pseudoscience. Her cult of followers is not only at risk of financial exploitation but death. Hopefully, the Ohio Attorney General will be victorious in shutting down her business.
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